Júlia Triay - Julia8783 - is a fashion designer and knitter. She uses fishing nets to make bags and accessories. The world of fashion is one of the most polluting on our planet and Júlia wants to do her bit to change this, working on recycling materials, along with natural materials, and making timeless and quality products.
In 2021, the first workshop of the pilot phase of PescArt Menorca was held with the aim of finding artists and artisans from the island who wanted to participate in the project. In this first meeting, Plastic Free Menorca and Menorca Preservation team met Magda Triay, Caramuixes, Júlia Triay and Sílvia Vivó: the first artisans to join the initiative and whose dedication and talent were vital to defining its viability.
From the beginning, these magnificent local artisans started to work and designed the first PescArt Menorca products, while little by little they made these creations known to the public through their points of sale and social networks. Given the interest generated and as a culmination of this initial phase, all the effort and work behind the initiative was promoted through an exhibition held in various towns on the island through which more than 900 visitors were reached.
Currently, there are several people from the artistic union who, in one way or another, have approached the project to get to know it, take some fishing nets and start experimenting. And it is that fishing nets are a very resistant material, with a great variety of colours and textures. Providing manual skill and imagination, the uses that can be given to them, to give them a second life in this way, are endless.
Júlia Triay Florit
With more than 20 years of experience, Sílvia Vivó (Syf-artesana) is a multifaceted artisan. Over the years, she has evolved influenced by the challenges that her own clients have requested. Her work is based, above all, on the personalised, adapting her experience to various materials and techniques to achieve what was agreed upon. She is monitor of various courses related to art, crafts and decoration.
Mar Triay Roselló
María del Mar Triay Roselló recovers roots and wood from the sea and the land. She cleans, polishes and waxes them, and then, with the threads extracted from the nets, she makes braids to create original keychains. With the different threads she also makes bracelets and necklaces, decorates bottles and pots with nets and shells.
Mar Triay Roselló
Accessories and decoration
Magda Triay is a multidisciplinary craftswoman and artist. Involved in sustainability, she usually works with recycled materials. The current project within PescArt is to continue making medium and large format artistic tapestries, to display, and also to order.
Margarita Febrer and Ángeles Barber - Ànima
Margarita Febrer and Ángeles Barber, the people behind Ànima Complements, make handmade bags by recycling fabrics, leathers from Menorca factories and fishing nets.