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Former addicts craft wooden eye wear from recycled materials

  • A craftsman draws a pattern for a frame on a piece of wood in a home workshop in Bandungrejo, Malang, in East Java. The frames are made by former drug addicts using wood recycled from used furniture. JP/Aman Rochman

    A craftsman draws a pattern for a frame on a piece of wood in a home workshop in Bandungrejo, Malang, in East Java. The frames are made by former drug addicts using wood recycled from used furniture. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A man cuts a piece of wood following a drawn pattern in a home workshop in Malang East, Java, on Aug. 15. The frames are sold online and the buyers come from Jakarta, Surabaya and even the US and Italy. JP/Aman Rochman

    A man cuts a piece of wood following a drawn pattern in a home workshop in Malang East, Java, on Aug. 15. The frames are sold online and the buyers come from Jakarta, Surabaya and even the US and Italy. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Fendi, 28, works on a wooden frame in a home workshop in Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. The frames, made from recycled Indian rosewood and teak, are sold for between Rp 400,000 (US$30) and Rp 500,000. JP/Aman Rochman

    Fendi, 28, works on a wooden frame in a home workshop in Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. The frames, made from recycled Indian rosewood and teak, are sold for between Rp 400,000 (US$30) and Rp 500,000. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Unfinished frames are arranged on a table at a home workshop in Bandungrejo, Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. The frames are made in a workshop founded by Mario Bannet, a former drug addict, in cooperation with the Sadar Hati Foundation. JP/Aman Rochman

    Unfinished frames are arranged on a table at a home workshop in Bandungrejo, Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. The frames are made in a workshop founded by Mario Bannet, a former drug addict, in cooperation with the Sadar Hati Foundation. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A worker makes a lens hood on a timber frame at a home workshop in Bandungrejo, Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. JP/Aman Rochman

    A worker makes a lens hood on a timber frame at a home workshop in Bandungrejo, Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Besides using recycled wood, the design uses recycled chains for the frame’s hinges. The frame prices start at Rp 400,000 [US$30]. JP/Aman Rochman

    Besides using recycled wood, the design uses recycled chains for the frame’s hinges. The frame prices start at Rp 400,000 [US$30]. JP/Aman Rochman

  • The workers making the wooden frames are former drug addicts and convicts recruited by Mario Bannet, who is himself a former drug addict. JP/Aman Rochman

    The workers making the wooden frames are former drug addicts and convicts recruited by Mario Bannet, who is himself a former drug addict. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Mario Bannet, 32, shows several eye wear frames made by his friends at his workshop in Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. JP/Aman Rochman

    Mario Bannet, 32, shows several eye wear frames made by his friends at his workshop in Malang, East Java, on Aug. 15. JP/Aman Rochman

  • The frames are sold online through social media and the buyers come from not only Jakarta and neighboring Surabaya, but also from the UK, the US and Italy. JP/Aman Rochman

    The frames are sold online through social media and the buyers come from not only Jakarta and neighboring Surabaya, but also from the UK, the US and Italy. JP/Aman Rochman

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