We are slowly finding ways of making our work more sustainable. I have finally sourced an eco-friendly thread to replace the nylon monofilament fishing wire. It is not transparent which is what we like about the fishing wire – this gives a sense of the pieces floating. But it is nearly as good. It is not so easy to work with either and it is much harder to thread it through the new beads we are using – inherited heishi beads from the Solomon Islands which are made from shells. We have thousands of these shells which are in lots of different tones of whites, creams and browns.