It’s Ocean Week! The ideal time to draw attention to the impact of human activity on our oceans. And what’s better suited to this purpose than independent journalism? Exactly! That's why we're releasing a new Bracenet in support of marine reporter Ian Urbina, who is uncovering crime on international waters.
Two-thirds of our world’s oceans fall outside any country’s jurisdiction –
the High Seas!
the high seas
for the seas
But a few people are exploring this area of lawlessness, most notably Ian Urbina. Since 2015, the investigative journalist has been reporting his findings from five years of research on international waters in the New York Times. In 2019, he published them in his book "The Outlaw Ocean", which we already interviewed him about. He now continues his work with The Outlaw Ocean Project: The editorial team informs about crimes on the high seas and the accompanying environmental, human rights and labour rights violations.
Help us support journalism for the oceans with the Arctic Outlaw
Ian Urbina's reporting is incredibly important. After all, how can we save the oceans if we don't know what we’re protecting them from? Help us support journalism for the oceans with the Arctic Outlaw Ocean Bracenet! For every The Arctic Outlaw Ocean Bracenet sold, we donate 2 euros to The Outlaw Ocean Project, in addition to our 1-euro donation to Healthy Seas.
Fighting against ghost nets
The oceans are drowning in a flood of plastic waste, almost half of which consists of lost or abandoned fishing nets. Bracenet recovers these so-called ghost nets and upcycles them into beautiful and sustainable fashion accessories. Up to 5€ of each sold product are donated to Healthy Seas to fund further net retrieval missions, saving oceans and marine animals net by net.