22 hours ago
I wonder how many elastic hair bobbles I have gone through or lost in my lifetime and how many of them are still in a landfill somewhere. Many hair accessories are made of plastic and frankly such poor quality that they break after only a couple of uses.. some of them almost belong to the single-use category!
I have a handful of bobbles left, which I intend to use up as carefully as I can, but frustratingly they slowly start to break, one by one.... so, I have invested in two pretty hairpins, that will hopefully last a lifetime or two.
The wooden hair pin is made by HandmadeOnSunbeam, who I bumped into at the Moseley Arts Market before Christmas (they have a Facebook page and an Etsy shop). The hairpin is made of an old oak canal post from the Birmingham canals (cost £10).
The brass hair pin with a hoop is the handiwork of the lovely and talented @clare_elizabeth_kilgour, who makes jewellery out of recycled materials. It cost £15 and can be used with or without the hoop. Mine is the smaller version, suitable for finer hair.
Have you made any sustainable hair accessory swaps yet? I also read that some people collect lost hair bobbles in the street - do you do this? 💚 at Birmingham, United Kingdom