You CAN make a difference…. 💕
We all love the ocean whether we surf, windsurf, kite, SUP or do any other water sports.
It would seem that all of us surfers would be aware of how our wetsuits and our boards are made. Unfortunately this is not the case. It sure isn’t sustainable nor good for our planet 🙁
It is true that there are still very few options for wetsuits and surfboards that are made organically but we have the power to change that!
The way we do that is by supporting the companies that are trying to do things sustainably.
The good news is there are many great emerging companies that are ran in an ethical fashion.
I came across a wonderful store in Madrid that is doing just that.
(we had a little fun with their stamp) 💕
Providing us with ecological options for the water, from Patagonia wetsuits to recycled leashes, fins and sunglasses.
I’m not going to lie…. I left with a new birthday suit…. I’ve always wanted a Patagonia wetsuit… you see some dreams do come 🙂
It has a great warranty and is made of yulex (natural rubber) but best of all this is Patagonia’s mission statement:
“Make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”💕
How can we not stand behind that!
Surf Natur also carries several brands of ecological surfboards. The company that caught my eye is Notox, delivering sustainable boards since 2006, handmade with greenOne technology. We are excited to try it and will keep you posted as to how it fairs in the water 💦
A few other items that we really liked were the wooden watches and sunglasses made by Wewood.
This company has already planted 400,000 trees and plans on planting 600,000 more in the next 3 years. We love this.
And last but not least we love Surf Natur’s own 100% recycled cotton t-shirt line and their very original poncho that converts into a towel.
So what we propose next time you buy a new leash, some booties, a wetsuit, or anything you are investing in, to go play in the water….. just see if maybe there is a more sustainable option out there and that way maybe you too can help make a difference.
I’ve got to run….. there are waves out there….. hope to see you in the water.
Thank YOU 💕