Lamps made from water hyacinths

In the Dominican Republic, water hyacinths, which have become invasive due to river pollution, are used to make everyday objects. Michelle, a designer from Santo Domingo, works with local craftsmen and fishermen to create unique lamps. The hyacinth stems are harvested from the river, dried for several days and then woven. As well as being beautiful, the lamps are sustainable and create hundreds of jobs in local communities.


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