The Coastal Chaos Dress
Globally, over 8 million tons of mismanaged plastic enter oceans every year, most of it single-use. Old, frayed and torn fishing nets are discarded partly because of a lack of end-of-life solutions. Discarded fishing nets in the marine environment are one of the most harmful forms of plastic pollution—scientists estimate more than 650,000 marine animals are killed or seriously injured every year after being trapped in fishing gear.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
In honour of Plastic Free July and Clean Beaches Week, Suburban Deviant has created The Coastal Chaos Dress with the intention to spark conversation around plastic pollution. Photographed by Canadian artist Danny Welsh, model Atum Zaman is seen wearing The Coastal Chaos Dress made from repurposed authentic Nova Scotian fishing nets, metallic fish eye screw hooks, and dead stock sea turtle hatchling figurines.
100% of proceeds made from The Costal Chaos Dress will be donated to The David Suzuki Foundation. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, The David Suzuki Foundation works to protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada.