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2 december 2022

Susan Bijl x Expirimental Jetset

Here Comes the Ocean

SUSAN BIJL collaborates with Experimental Jetset to explore the theme of ecology. The collection emphasises the problem of climate change and their worries as a country below sea level. The Amsterdam-based graphic design collective arrived at “Here Comes the Ocean”, a slogan without an easy message, with a tone that’s as optimistic as it is pessimistic.

There are many ways to address climate change and countless places to look for improvement. As surfers and swimmers, they are drawn to the sea; it is a place they treasure and hate to see destroyed by plastic waste.

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Plastic Soup Foundation

10% of the proceeds of this collection will be donated to the Plastic Soup Foundation. PSF is concerned with stopping plastic pollution at its source and puts your money into direct action. As part of their mission, they call out the industries and Dutch government where they fall short. They focus on the relationship between plastics and human health, campaign on microplastics, and the effects on our health caused by plastic waste. Education underlies everything PSF does, as children are the future.

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Design

Experimental Jetset’s design reflects both the dystopian and utopian sides of ecology. The slogan “Here Comes the Ocean” –a song lyric taken from rock music and pop culture– is used on the bags and raincoats in a distorted way, wilfully interrupted by the garments’ flashes.

Elsewhere in the collection, peace signs and ecology symbols make appearances as well, caught in fragmented patterns that show the signs and symbols rotated and orientated in various opposing directions – as if to show their contrasting meanings and internal paradoxes. A slogan without an easy message, a pattern without any sense of rest.

At Funkie House we share these values and want to try and be resposible as much as we can. That is why we are happy to be selling the Susan Bijl X Expirimental Jetset collection. Check out the items below.

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