- What is Seagrass
It is a plant which live in shallow salty and brackish waters. There are more than 70 species of Seagrass all over the world. You can find them in all continents wherever in near-shore waters. Seagrasses have roots, stems and leaves, and produce flowers and seeds.
- Is it a seaweed?
It can easily be confused with marine macroalgae, or seaweed, but there are many important differences between the two. It is not seaweeds although they are quite closely related to to the flowering plans.
- Is it actually grass?
It is not true to say Seagrass is totally grass because it more closely links to terrestrial lilies and gingers.
- Is it good for the environment?
Seagrass help fight climate change because it captures carbon faster than other tropical rainforest up to 35 times. Although it only accounts for 0.2% of the seafloor, it absorbs 10% of the ocean’s carbon every year. It is helpful ecosystem for many tiny animals as well as fishes, crabs, turtles,…
- What is it used for?
Humans used seagrass for ten millennia ago. There are many application of them in everyday life: weave furniture, fertilize fields, thatch roots, make bandages, create seagrass fibre, home decor products.
- Why should we use it?
It is wonderful to use it to coil baskets because they are soft, bendy and gentle on your hands.
- How do you prepare seagrass for weaving??
Today aiming at protecting environment humans create more items using seagrass which alternative to plastic: basket, furniture, rugs, lampshades,…. To weaving firstly they cut then dried, spun and woven into various products.
- Where to buy it for weaving?
If you buy small amount you can log in to Etsy and find retailer. If you buy big amount you can search on Alibaba. There are many suppler from China, Vietnam,…