María Ortega Gálvez「NEPTUNO NECKLACE」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Accessory design
|Material:Marine fibers and thread
|Technique:Mixed technique bead stringing
|City, Country:Madrid, Spain

María Ortega Gálvezb_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

Graduated in Design from the Madrid School of Design, she created her own Textile Design and Art studio. She graduated in Fine Arts from the Art Blake School in London (sculpture, printmaking and textile art). Professional artistic photography course at EFTI Madrid. Cultural Management Course at the Rey

Juan Carlos University of Madrid. Her artistic and professional career is linked to Contemporary Textile Art or Fiber Art, dedicated to promoting and disseminating this movement.


Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.

Currently, fashion consumes a large amount of water to manufacture different types of clothing such as jeans and dyes pollute the water. Also the use of polyester fabrics pollutes and takes millions of years to degrade.

Trends in fashion and cheap and fast clothing mean that consumers have to buy excessively new clothes and throw them away or donate the old ones. This excessive consumption ends up in African countries and ends up in landfills, contaminating the waters and the planet.

I think we have to look for other alternatives for the manufacture of fashion garments and raise public awareness of excessive consumption.

Recycling fabrics and using natural and marine fibers would be the best option.





María Ortega Gálvezb_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

Beads are among the oldest human ornaments in the world. They are used for repetitions of prayers, chants or mantras in various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Islam, Christianity and the Orthodox Church. 

The Neptune necklace work is composed with balls of marine fibers from the “posidonia” plant. Their round shape is due to the marine currents and improves the quality of the water because when they move along the seabed they accumulate a large amount of plastics inside. 

The installation consists of four necklaces as amulets for prayer and protection against pollution of the seas and oceans.