If you have ever visited southern Spain during warm weather months, you are well aware that the sun can be brutal and keeping cool can be a real challenge. Well, the pretty town of Alhaurin de la Torre near Torremolinos has found a beautiful and practical way to beat the heat.
In 2018, the municipal government commissioned a very environmentally friendly solution to their shade problem. The city hired local fiber artist Eva Pacheco to create sunscreens from recycled materials to hang over their streets. Pacheco and a groups of her friends crocheted a set of colorful sunshades for the city center.
Here’s short video of the gorgeous, eco-friendly project:
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