Our First Community Feature: The NAVI Collection

BREAKING NEWS!

A great start for the year! We are very happy to announce that we recently gained the support of Top World Tennis Player RAFAEL NADAL for our NAVI Reclaimed Marine Rope Collection.  Muchas Gracias to Rafael Nadal and Fundación Rafa Nadal for supporting the Recycling Community!

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“ When I saw this material, I knew it was something special. After I learned its story and the community behind it, I was deeply inspired and felt a new kind of connection for recycled material and social responsibility. The Navi Recycled Marine Rope started our annual Community Feature Product Range.” – Paula Rodriguez, Designer. 

The NAVI Indoor/Outdoor Collection stems from many sources of inspiration, but its spirit comes from the motivation to re-use and renew cast-off ship ropes and create a continuous livelihood for a local recycling community. 

NAVI uses Reclaimed marine rope - discarded ship ropes from large boats and vessels that frequently dock in Cebu, Philippines.  From these disposed ropes, local communities saw an opportunity to recycle and create a source of revenue for their families.  

This novelty nylon rope is hidden within the huge ship ropes and despite the worn-out exterior, the unexposed rope inside is silky but durable, and in great shape. 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

The story of NAVI began when Mrs. Diosdada, a lovely and passionate entrepreneur, decided to make a livelihood out of recycling ropes from nearby shipping areas. After 40 years in the recycling business, Mrs. Diosdada now has children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a community that is benefiting from all her efforts.

Being their first customer in the furniture industry, NAVI’s recycling community is very much thrilled to promote the reclaimed rope material in a new light as well as to continue to provide for all the families relying on this eco-conscious business.

Together, this community recovers all weather ropes in many sizes and colors. After segregating and cleaning, these ropes are dried and twisted into smaller bundles for Mrs. Diosdada and her family to sell in the local market. Commonly sold to fishermen and farmers, the ropes are meshed into fishnets or used for assorted household farming equipment.

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NAVI COLLECTION

The NAVI Collection is inspired by the nature of where the material comes from – Life at Sea. It gives the essence of time spent relaxing by the ocean to the sound of the waves.

 The NAVI Collection takes on a new look and ingenuity to outdoor furniture material. It embodies skilled Filipino weaving, environmental awareness, and social responsibility. Our skilled craftsmen weave these reclaimed ropes into net-like patterns over a wire frame, creating this award-winning eco-friendly collection.

 There is something more personal and intimate about anything hand-crafted. Our NAVI collection is not only a perfect example of this, but it proves that in a world where almost everything is mechanized, an honest and human story is more valuable. 

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