Since these practical, affordable farmers bags are made by human hands, rather than mass produced by machines, each piece is a sentimental piece of art. Currently ongoing on the Stacii Bazaar.
The Bigger Picture Behind Stacii Farmer’s Bags
While journeying through South East Asia, it became apparent that although the local communities are set in their low impact environmental textile and craft ways, the larger population was unaware of the sky rocketing plastic pollution numbers. Worldwide, the average closet is essentially made up of plastic. This is because more than 60 percent of the global fiber market is polyester – a carbon intensive petroleum that when refined, looks like cotton, silk, faux fur or anything we want it to be really.
Now, we are aware (as we are almost certain you are too) of the global ocean plastic crisis, where it is estimated that if we don’t do anything now, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. What was shocking was the revelation that 86 percent of the ocean plastic comes from Asia as there is no apparent recycling infrastructure set – bear in mind that that is only the plastic we can see. Asia is also where 86 percent of polyester textiles are manufactured.
We are strong believers in that we, as a human race should leave Earth better than we found her. Why better? because it is a freakin’ mess right now since the baby boomers really screwed up big on this one, we, as a younger generation, can complain and point fingers or realize that the boomers really have got no clue on how to fix this mess and take lead. It’s on us to educate, clean up and create a better world for our children’s children.
With 60% of the worlds’ textiles being plastic, we are taking it back to essential. By working with local designers and crafters who have perfected generations of textile and craft production, without the need for plastic, we hope to raise local awareness on this pressing issue and hopefully stir an appreciation for the craft and textile process. The mission is to educate, inform, and preserve.