Gnarly Tree: A brand shaped by ethics and nature

  When we see clothes we like, we generally worry first about our wallet. Should I treat myself with this? It’s a pretty cool [insert piece of clothing]. What should be our first thought is: “But who made my clothes, where are the resources coming from?” Realistically we don’t. We selfishly think about our bank account, turning a blind eye to the impact. Gnarly Tree … Continue reading Gnarly Tree: A brand shaped by ethics and nature

Towards a more sustainable wetsuit: A guide

Being a scuba diving instructor and a surfer, I have been through a fair amount of neoprene which causes me great guilt. Although neoprene itself is not considered as toxic, the gasses released during the production are, without even mentioning the fact that neoprene derives from fossils fuels. And what’s the point to campaign for better oceans, less pollution and more sustainable food, while we … Continue reading Towards a more sustainable wetsuit: A guide

The ugly journey of our trash…( Spoiler! It ends in the sea)

How many plastic bottles, broken plastic fishing gear, or random objects have you seen (and hopefully picked up) on the beach. But we might forget about it, once we are back in the car, driving away. The problem of our trash however is not going away. It’s staying right there all around us. ┬áIn 66 years we managed to multiply by over 300 times our … Continue reading The ugly journey of our trash…( Spoiler! It ends in the sea)

3 everyday actions hurting the ocean

Using straws Although pretty straws seems to fill Pinterest in some sort of Martha Stewart dream drink like world, plastic straws are actually lethal. Here are some scary facts: -We use 500,000,000 straws EVERYDAY! Just because we are to lazy to reach for the actual glass -Straws are amongst the top 10 of marine debris -Straws are made of polypropylene, which is one of the … Continue reading 3 everyday actions hurting the ocean