4Ocean

Recycled Plastic & Glass Beaded Bracelet - Sea Otter

£20
Description

The Sea Otter Bracelet represents your commitment to the clean ocean movement and sea otter conservation. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Wear it as a reminder to curb your plastic habit, live more sustainably, and encourage others to take action to protect what they love.

It’s estimated that California’s southern sea otter population numbers just over 3,000 individuals.

Features
  • Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, 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 GreenCircl
Product Story

Sea otters are considered a keystone species because they play a crucial role in maintaining healthy nearshore marine ecosystems in the Pacific. They’re also considered a sentinel species, which means they act as indicators of the ocean’s overall health.

More research is needed to understand the causes of the southern sea otter population’s sluggish recovery, but key threats include non-consumptive predation by sharks, disease, pollutants and contaminants, limited food availability, oil spills, and human disturbances.

Sea otter deaths tend to occur near areas with dense human populations. Runoff from these communities introduces diseases, parasites, and toxic compounds into the coastal waters where sea otters live. When sea otters consume their filter-feeding prey, they’re exposed to these contaminants in harmful or even lethal doses.

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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