Fibre ball

The fibre ball comes from a seagrass called Posidonia or strapweed, which has ribbon-like leaves. The seagrass fibre balls are formed when the leaves break off in winter storms and get tossed around by waves and currents. This causes the fibre from the decaying leaves to tangle together. In the early 1900s, fibre from strapweed was collected for its high cellulose content and was used in the manufacture of suits, explosives and household products.