I love everything about these plant pots – the colours, how they are made, the ethos of one man in Scotland who came up with the idea, and the fact that they are super durable and can be used outside and inside. It’s hard to believe that such beautiful deep ocean blues, sky blues, minty greens and emerald greens all come from recycled rope and fishing net!
These plant pots came from one Scotsman’s passion and determination to help turn the tide on the large volume of plastic found in our sea. As a commercial diver, Ally found himself diving in so much rubbish and seeing the impact of plastic waste on marine life and it inspired him to do something about it. He taught himself some basic, manufacturing techniques and started making plant pots from plastic he picked off the beach as well as discarded ropes and fishing net. All this was done from his home in Glasgow.
The pots themselves are durable and built to last, but they can also be recycled again, creating a circular economy.
Within a year the father of two has gone from making small pots himself and selling them at a local food market in Edinburgh to securing a manufacturer in Scotland to produce larger pots on a much bigger scale to meet demand.
Size: W13cm x H10cm, pot comes with matching saucer