The Junk that Turns Art Will Be on Mega Craft

Materials that would otherwise be discarded are a source of inspiration and income for dozens of artisans. The work of many of them can be known in the biggest fair of products of Arts and craft techniques in the country of writing the fate of many newspapers, electricity wires, old jeans, pets and glass bottles, among other material, usually ends up […]

Materials that would otherwise be discarded are a source of inspiration and income for dozens of artisans. The work of many of them can be known in the biggest fair of products of Arts and craft techniques in the country

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The fate of many newspapers, electricity wires, old jeans, pets and glass bottles, among other material, usually ends up being trash, public roads, streams or springs.

Fortunately, this path has been altered by artisans who are turning trash into art and source of income. Many of them will be in 2009, the largest Mega craft products fair of art and craft techniques in the country, which will take place from 30 June to 5 July at Centro de Exposições Imigrantes in São Paulo.

Creativity is not lacking. They make jewelry, handbags, hats, plates, home furnishings and more a plethora of products with recycled material that could take up to 100 years to decompose in nature, as in the case of plastic, or, in the case of glass, which leads up to 4000 years and aluminum, that never decays.

For Colpa, Loli bigger is not only save the environment in the short term, When I develop a play I’m thinking even for many years, often ancient jewelry after all end up being discarded in nature and for being made of plastic take years to decompose. I do paper decomposes more quickly, emphasizes the artisan that creates your pieces of jewelry with paper, electricity wires, bottle of shampoo and aluminum cans.

Other artists with the same ecological awareness also will participate in the 2009 Mega craft, such as Eco Bag which produces fabric bags. Glass bottles already seen lamps, frames, vases and other articles in the hands of the artisan Theo Giardullo and become plastic mats, bags, hats, belts, bags and various things with Carimbolando Art, which in addition to the sale of these products will also offer courses for those interested to learn this art.

The community also will be in 2009 and Mega craft will show the importance of teaching needy people to have a profession, with materials that often are in the House and would be thrown out, as is the case of puff made with pet bottles and the tables and chairs with wood reused.

The Art and recycling Space will also be on exposing their jewellery and Mega craft kits, and acting as a partner of WR São Paulo, organizer of the event, in the promotion of Conscious Art Contest 1.

With the theme Sounds of Brazil, the competition will elect the most creative work. The winners will be announced at the event and the works will be carried out for New York and exhibited in the largest international exhibition of gifts and handicrafts, the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) to be held from 15 to 20 August 2009.

The industry has also been worrying about the preservation, as in the case of Byocleaner that only develops paints, solvents and stain removers that do not harm the environment and will also be in 2009 Mega craft.