Recycling and sustainability are at the core of art practice at BOJANA GINN STUDIO. Immersive installations and video-sculptures are built with sheep’s wool, energy saving LED lights and ephemeral light projections. Sheep’s wool is an all natural, carbon capturing, recyclable, completely biodegradable material. We get the material from small farms across the United States. New practice at the studio is incorporation of a vegan alternative, bamboo spinning fiber.
Bamboo grows fast, needs very little water, it can thrive without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. It captures a large amount of carbon dioxide while it releases over 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to other trees.
- Wool products have long lifespans, meaning they are used or worn longer than other textile fiber products
- Wool textile products tend to be washed less frequently at lower temperatures which has a lower impact on the environment
- Wool is readily recyclable: with a market share of 1,3% of all textile fibers, wool claims 5% within the recycled fibrers market share!
- Wool biodegrades readily on land and in water – as a protein-based fibrer, wool does not contribute to microplastic pollution. For more information you can visit the International Wool Textile Organization https://iwto.org/sustainability/