Don't be lazy and buy last-minute socks at MainPlacel! Think eco! Think Plast* Eco, accessories crotched from the hands of Jacky Acosta, a SanTanera who fuses plastic bags and bottles into wallets, tote bags, earrings, laptop covers, and even floormats. “Shop local products made with heart and details versus the malls that are generic and not unique,” said Acosta.
Acosta's goals for Plast* Eco is to create more series of youth workshops that'll motivate youth to care for their environment. “I make my own functional art, and I want youth to get the idea that they can sell their own art, too,” she says. As far as weaving more plastic bags, Acosta plans next to yarn-bomb a local Santa Ana street near you. “So if you start seeing plastic yarn, it wasn't me!”.