Textile artist Kate Jenkins is best known for her knitted food, but she also has a range of items she calls ‘Soft Smokes.’ Sold online through her website, these knitted goods cost £600 each, which is a lot of money, but well worth it.
Kate Jenkins recreates packets of the best known brands such as Lucky Strike, minus the health warnings, in a mixture of yarn and beans. Study the close-up shots above to understand just how astonishing these works of art are.
Kate Jenkins' Crafty Smoking Souvenirs Swap Nicotine for Wool
1. Knitted Art - There is an opportunity for a disruptive innovation in the art industry by combining traditional art with textile and knitting.
2. Sustainable Smoking - The tobacco industry can innovate to become more eco-friendly by introducing sustainable packaging materials as alternatives to traditional cigarette packaging.
3. Craft Souvenirs - There is potential for the tourism industry to offer unique and personalized craft souvenirs to customers by partnering with local artisans and artists.
1. Art - The art industry has an opportunity to expand its offering by incorporating textile and knitting into traditional art forms.
2. Tobacco - The tobacco industry can work towards a sustainable future by investing in research and development of alternative packaging materials.
3. Tourism - The tourism industry can enhance the shopping experience for customers by partnering with local artists and artisans to offer unique and personalized craft souvenirs.