Zero Waste Project
We are all responsible for the future of our oceans, and recycling and up-cycling are two ways to have a positive impact on our planet. As a leader in the dive community and an inductee into the Women Divers’ Hall of Fame, I feel I have a duty to live an exemplary life. According to Surfers Against Sewage, the ocean has about 51 trillion microscopic pieces of plastic floating around its depths. Trash is found on almost every beach in the world. As a lover of oceans, I know I would rather enjoy clean beaches with wildlife than plastic, metal, and rubber waste.
That is why I am so excited about our Zero Waste Project. Inspired by the parts I am upcycling, I combine my natural ocean-zen colors and textures with industrial metal and rubber. I designed these pieces to bring a sharp, modern feel to one of a kind accessories that appeal to all races, genders, and skin tones.
Influenced by others who use up-cycled fishing nets and surfboards, I found it a natural fit to find ways to reuse SCUBA parts. I repurpose these usually discarded bits to create pieces both industrial and earthy. Wearers can feel confident that their look and wallet represent beauty and a zero-waste lifestyle. Since SCUBA divers are required to replace many of the consumable pieces of our gear annually to meet safety standards, a lot of rubber, metal, and plastic can end up in landfills. Divers gravitate to the ocean because of our love and passion for nature, so this practice, although necessary for safety, can still be wasteful. This new collection is just one small (but significant) step towards a more sustainable world, and I am so proud to be a part of it!
I have circled the globe, and as a world citizen, I believe giving back is paramount. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the rehabilitation of the captain and crew of the MV Conception. Check out the new collection today and support sustainable fashion.
Are you interested in donating your old scuba gear for this up-cycled project? Contact us today and be part of this fantastic new movement!
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