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Textile pioneers set out their stall


Only a few trade stands had set up when I visited, but Weaver Green on SR16 had a fair few of their amazing outdoor rugs, throws and cushions – all made from recycled plastic bottles – on display.

The story of how Tasha and Barney Green developed this fabric – which does not fade and you can leave outside – is extraordin­ary.

They saw a fisherman in Turkey unravel discarded plastic bottles with a Stanley knife and then heat bond it to form a rope.

They then set out on a mission to get textiles woven into many different yarns and designs and their range is increasing steadily. It is totally recylable and as it does not fade or rot, it is ideal in both hot places such as Dubai and wet places like the UK: you don’t have to bring items indoors if there’s a downpour. They are

washable – and mice tend not to eat them either.

I have just had some outdoor sofa cushions covered in the material and am really pleased with them. This enterprisi­ng couple have lots of exciting new lines in the pipeline, so watch this space.

 ?? ?? A different stripe: Weaver Green’s fabric is recyclable
A different stripe: Weaver Green’s fabric is recyclable

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