4Ocean

Recycled Plastic & Glass Beaded Bracelet - Hawaiian Monk Seal

£20
Description

The endangered Hawaiian monk seal can only be found in the remote islands of Hawai'i. Threats like plastic pollution and climate change have caused significant population declines. In fact, there are just about 1,400 of these animals left in the entire world.

Features
  • Every Hawaiian Monk Seal Beaded Bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
  • Cord manufactured from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are manufactured from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm manufactured  from 95% recycled stainless steel
  • Hand assembled by artisans in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
  • Includes "1LB" vinyl decal Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle

  • Product story

    The accumulation of marine debris, especially discarded fishing gear, is relentless in Hawaiian monk seal habitats. The number of seals found entangled remains largely the same each year.

    Entanglement is one of the largest threats Hawaiian monk seals face. In fact, they have one of the highest documented entanglement rates of any pinniped species. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 1,400 of these animals left in the wild.

    That’s why it’s crucial that we take steps to reduce the overproduction and overconsumption of single-use plastic. By preventing plastic from entering the ocean in the first place, we can prevent it from entering Hawaiian monk seal habitats where it can cause more harm.

    From Bali, with love

    Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia.

    Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

    As soon as the beads, cords, and charms reach the main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up the van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

    Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

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