Recycle Your Old and Used Fishing Line For Footwear Research

Turn your old fishing line into kicks

I saw a post online and thought we could help this young lady out We may have a few miles of old fishing line laying around. I know all of us do. We won’t throw it out, we say we will use it for something later, and we don’t. Then we add another roll to the shelf of never ending fishing line.

Genevieve Gholizadeh is a graduate student in NC State University’s Industrial Design program. Specializing in sustainable footwear design, she is sourcing and recycling recovered monofilament fishing gear, which will serve as material for the shoes she is designing and creating for her thesis.
The design and creation of shoes made of used monofilament fishing gear collected from marine environments.
She is working with Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Programs across the country to source the gear and currently have ~300 pounds.
To complete her proof of concept, she needs an additional ~100 pounds of material. ​​
“I am hoping to source used gill nets and/or shrimp trawls to achieve my goal weight. I’m posting this here in hopes that some of you may be willing and able to help source the additional material (used nets and/or line) needed for my proof of concept. If you are at all interested and/or willing, I would love to connect!”
Thank you very much!
Sincerely,- Genevieve​​ ​

*The picture ​​is of me and my 300 pounds of used monofilament collected from seven states across the country!

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Genevieve Gholizadeh is a graduate student in NC State University’s Industrial Design program and her collection of 300 pounds fishing line for her thesis project. This all came form 7 states

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