Parley for the Oceans

THE COLLECTION OF LIMITED EDITION ARTIST BAGS

Julian Schnabel, Walton Ford, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha and Pipilotti Rist have lent their art to the Parley for the Oceans project to decorate limited-edition, reusable tote bags.

Every bag is Made with Ocean Plastic®, a high-quality material created with recycled plastic waste recovered from remote islands, oceans and coastlines from over 28 countries around the globe.

The purchase of one bag supports the important global cleanup initiative coordinated by Parley, a collective of artists, thinkers and activists determined to save our oceans.

The ocean teaches us to be humble, and to accept that we are all part of something greater than ourselves.

Julian Schnabel
Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha in 1937. Painter, photographer and exponent of Pop Art, his work conveys an interest in mass culture and commercial graphic design, often including physical items within it.
Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer is an American neo-conceptual artist, born in 1950. Her work aims to fight ignorance through words by expressing concepts and ideas in public spaces, in the form of luminous signs.
Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel was born in New York in 1951. A versatile artist, Schnabel started to dedicate himself to cinema and directed his first film in 1996, a documentary dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat. In 2007, he won four Oscar nominations for the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Pipilotti Rist
Pipilotti Rist was born in Grabs, a town on the border between Austria and Switzerland, in 1962. A key figure of the European art scene in the 1980s, she is one of the biggest names in video art.
Walton Ford
Walton Ford was born in Larchmont, New York, in 1960. His watercolours and prints in the style of naturalist illustrations, often depicting extinct species, are a powerful metaphor of contemporary society.

HOW AN ARTIST BAG IS MADE

1 PARLEY ARTIST BAG = 20 POUNDS OF WASTE RECOVERED FROM THE OCEANS

Parley collects all types of plastic waste from oceans, beaches and remote coastlines.

The waste is separated to remove impurities and isolate low and high-density PET.

Shards or micro-granules are obtained through a mechanical process.

These micro-granules are transformed into yarn that’s then used in the production of new objects.

ABOUT

Parley is a project that unites artists, scientists and activists who care about themes related to the environment and ecology. By collaborating with major brands and initiatives to raise awareness, the collective aims to create new business models focused on safeguarding the planet.

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