I created Plastic is Forever after collecting beach-plastic debris that pollutes the oceans and washes up on shores all over the world in quantities too large to ignore and too damaging to leave behind. I was seduced by the natural patina of the plastic which is created by years of being tumbled in sun, salt and sand. I started by making jewelry and recently added clothes because I’ve been a fashion designer for like ever. I picked the name Plastic is Forever because it suggests that beach plastic too can be a girl’s best friend. I wanted to manufacture small and local so all the pieces in the collection are made by floridian and bahamian women. I hope all of us together can help reduce plastic pollution. Part of the Plastic is Forever proceeds go to Oceana, the largest international ocean protection group.
Barbara de Vries