During the Holiday season it is pretty amazing at the amount of cash that is spent in such a short period of time. I can’t help but wonder: what if we could as a community could somehow use this opportunity to improve the condition of our coastlines? Well, you’re in luck — after doing some research and picking the brains of some of the industry leaders we have compiled a list of four companies that are going above and beyond to not only protect our playground, but also influence an entire industry to adopt some of their eco-friendly practices.
“For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.”
“Our swimwear is made only of the highest quality fabrics made in Italy and includes swimwear made from eco-friendly fabrics with recycled materials and bulk dyed fabric process without water waste and water pollution.”
“We aim to do more than just provide jobs for artisans in Costa Rica. That is how the Charity Collection was born. The Charity Collection was created to give back to charities all over the world through the sale of individual charity bracelets. In 2013 we were able to donate over $140,000 to 190+ charity organizations and we’ve only grown since then. On top of that, we’re a 1% for the Planet Member donating back to over forty 1% for the Planet non-profit partners through our Enviro-Causes Charity Collection. From the protection of our ocean habitats to cancer research, we try to support as many causes and organizations as possible.”
For every piece of apparel and art we sell, 50% of the proceeds will go towards organizing beach cleanups, it’s that easy. With over 44 cleanups under their belt, there is no doubt that every dollar you spend here is going to work to ensure you’re riding waves until you are old and gray.
There you have it, four for-profit companies that are choosing to make a difference with their profits and pushing industry standards to reflect the true spirit of a waterman, appreciation, and conservation. Did we miss someone you think should have been included? Please feel free to plug them below in the comments!