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Sabah 13th Women’s Arts exhibition put environmental element

The 13th Women’s Arts exhibition featuring 96 people showcases some of them highlighting environmental issues.

One of them is the community from Kota Marudu who promotes environmentally friendly project that uses corn husks in encouraging sustainable agricultural waste as new incomes.

Since the project which started in March 2020, 14 women from seven villages have been trained to make crafts from those corn husks. During that period, the group had saved 200 kilogrammes of the waste from being discarded or burnt.

As for crafts, they had produced 2,800 stalks of flowers with accumulated incomes of RM8,400 within two months.

Tressie Yap is also one of the artists who made use of recycled items such as slippers to produce an art titled “Lushi Flipper”.

The founder of Upcycled Shack founder also used discarded plastic to make “Borneo Woven Trash”.

Another eye-catching pieces for Borneoecho are “The Chinese Bride”. Those masterpieces belonged to Nor Farahanah Safinaz Faridzwan Wong. What is your say?

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