It’s encouraging to see apparel and beauty brands paying more attention to the planet’s balance. More are needed to save the ocean, planet and nature. Brands are needed to fashion garments and products via sensible ecology and environmental practices.
Some will donate to organizations and efforts that help to preserve nature. RenegadeSailing.com read a great post in Boat International, and shares a few favorite global brands. These companies deserve a hand. Looks like our pals at Aethic Sovee non-polluting sunscreen made the list.
Global Brands that Help Save the Ocean
As part of its ongoing collaboration with environmental body Parley for the Oceans, Adidas has launched a project which aims to find ways to turn ocean plastic waste into high-tech sportswear. Its initial efforts were unveiled in December 2015. The first item was a pair of prototype 3D printed trainers created from recycled ocean rubbish. adidas.com/parley
Adidas created football jerseys made from Parley Ocean Plastic for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich football clubs.
Founded by husband-and-wife team Quang and Ellie Dinh, and designed by a team with experience at Lululemon and Puma, Girlfriend Collective’s leggings offer sustainable workout gear without sacrificing on function. Each pair of leggings is created from 25 recycled plastic bottles.
Production is dome in an SA8000 certified fair trade factory in Vietnam. The company contributes toward reducing ocean plastic waste, and provides workers with a guaranteed living wage and fair working conditions. Another brand that will help save the ocean girlfriend.com. Adidas save the ocean brand turns plastics into fibres and clothing. Photo from Adidas
A favorite with sailing and boating enthusiasts, Sperry Top-Sider deck shoes has unveiled a collection of popular CVO sneakers made from recycled sailcloth. Created in collaboration with Barneys New York, and used by members of the US sailing team, each shoe will be unique. The cut, pattern and stitching featured on the sail used to create the shoe contribute to a one of a kind scarcity.
This casual low-top footwear design appeared in 1935. The Sperry Captain’s CVO, or Circular Vamp Oxford (also seen listed as Canvas Vulcanized Oxford) sneaker has been a mainstay for preppy sailing style. A seamless upper was also introduced to eliminate abrasion, while a loose lining enhances breathability for the vintage sneaker. sperry.com
Aethic Sovee and helping Save the Oceans and Coral
One of the best marine-safe suncreams on the market, Aethic Sovee was created with the express purpose of reducing coral damage caused by chemical water pollution. The brand teamed with the Coral Is Moral campaign to help further the fight against coral extinction. Last summer it offered a £1 donation from every bottle of Aethic Sovee sold. Funds are directed to coral reef restoration in nurseries all over the world. More philanthropic plans are in the works for 2017. Aethic is yet one more eco-conscious brand intent on saving the ocean.
Created by scientist Allard Max and sustainability expert Susannah Stewart, founders of marine conservation charity Going Blue, Aethic Sôvée is the world’s first Marine Positive certified sun cream. Containing three photo-stable sun filters, three organic moisturizers and antioxidant vitamin E, the sun cream is packaged in a biodegradable bottle.
Available in SPF 15, 25 and 40 from £40 for 150ml, visit aethic.com
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Aethic Sovee was created with the purpose of reducing coral damage caused by chemical water pollution. The company is a best brand for oceans.
Photo from Adidas.