Happy World Oceans Day!
Today is World Oceans day, a global celebration of the worlds oceans and their conservation. World Ocean Day has been unofficially celebrated on June 8th each year since 1992 when it was proposed by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. It is co ordinated globally by the Ocean Project and World Ocean Network. The purpose of the day is to honor the ocean and appreciate the key role it plays in our lives and the important ways that we can help protect the worlds oceans.
Being by out of doors and enjoying the natural world is a great way and for me being by the sea is one of the best ways to do that and helps me to feel respectful of the beautiful world that we live in. I grew up by the sea and regularly sepnd my holidays by the sea in Cornwall near the surf beach of Watergate Bay. I have probably mentioned before that this is one of my favourite places in the world and being there last week made it easy for me to realise that there are some great eco surf wear brands popping up. I spotted just a few in some of the local surf shops and wanted to share them with you as I love the laid back and colourful surfer styles.
A family run business based by the sea in Cornwall, they were the first fashion brand to have clothing certified to Soil Association standards, they are also Winner of the 'Natural & Organic Awards 2010, UK's Best Organic Retailer and also the largest seller of Soil Association Certified product in the UK. They describe themselves as classic seaside cool.
A pioneers of ethical performance outdoor clothing, Patagnia has a whole range dedicated to surf wear. Patagonia not only make clothes to have a minimum impact in the environment but are also innovators in recycling and sponsor a number of environmental projects and campaigns.
This Isle of Wight based brand makes clothing from natural organic fabrics in a Fair Wear Foundation audited, wind powered factory. It is a fresh and young brand that is all about mixing eco with trend.
What do you like to wear on the beach?
Don't forget to check out more eco and ethical fashion in my directory.
With warmest wishes