The majority of trash that enters the ocean each year is plastic, which is here to stay. That’s because unlike other trash, the single-use grocery bags, water bottles, and drinking straws are among the eight million metric tons of plastic items we toss that won't biodegrade.
Although one of our goals is to create the most radical clothing on the market, we also have a deep passion to protect our Pachamama and all of her beauty. This includes the ocean and our coastlines.
We were recently out on the beaches of Central Florida picking up as much trash as we could (and there was a lot).
Strength in numbers is a powerful tool and we've partnered with like-minded people (who are also fans of Baja Llama, even better!) that want to help make a difference as well. We'll continue to organize beach clean ups to do our part.
Even more so, it allows us to continue to support organizations like The Ocean Cleanup who develop advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic.
Message from The Ocean Cleanup: Trash accumulates in five ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health, and economies. Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean.
The ocean is big. Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using conventional methods – vessels and nets – would take thousands of years and tens of billions of dollars to complete. Our passive systems are estimated to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage patch in just five years, and at a fraction of the cost.
While we know we have an infinite road ahead of us towards being 100% sustainable in every facet of our business, we are actively trying to use more and more sustainable fabrics, buttons, labels and packaging.
We have made it our mission from day 1 to do what we can with the resources we have to donate or directly help organizations that fight air and ocean pollution, animal poaching and deforestation.
Click the banner below to shop our Dive Deep Collection where we donate 10% of all profits to the The Ocean Cleanup organization. If you'd like to participate in our next ocean clean up, shoot us an email email@example.com or send us a message on Instagram.