"Rescue Sirens" x Planet Love Life January 23, 2019 08:26
Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 is off to a mer-velous start. Here at "Rescue Sirens" HQ, we're kicking off this year with a project that I'm really thrilled to announce: a collaboration with our friends Rob and Melody Webster over at Planet Love Life!
What's Planet Love Life all about?
From their website:
"Planet Love Life is making waves to save lives: Ghost nets are the silent killers of the Ocean. Fishing nets & ropes entangle & kill over 100,000 marine animals every year. We have created bracelets from salvaged fishing nets. Each bracelet represents one of the 300+ marine animal species that are affected by fishing gear lost at sea. Buy a bracelet - save a life!"
Both Chris and I have purchased multiple ghost net bracelets from Planet Love Life, to wear ourselves as well as to give as gifts to our fellow ocean lovers (we've even featured them in a past Mer-May giveaway), and now I'm proud to offer our own series of salvaged ghost net bracelets inspired by the lifeguard mermaids of "Rescue Sirens"!
Crafted with care by Planet Love Life, the bracelets are available in six different colors and varying widths/textures to please the most discerning mermaid or merman:
1. "Rescue Sirens" Red & White (two thin ropes, single knot)
2. Nim Aqua Seafoam (single thick rope)
3. Kelby Coral Pink (single thick, wavy rope)
4. Echo Navy Blue (single thin rope, three knots)
5. Pippa Purple (single thick, wavy rope)
6. Maris Marigold (single thick, wavy rope)
Each bracelet is adjustable using a lobster clasp from about 6"-7.5" and includes a custom etched "Rescue Sirens" charm (photos forthcoming). While a ghost net's durability poses incredible risks to animal life out in the ocean, here on land it means that your bracelet is waterproof, and resistant to corrosion from both fresh and salt water. Talk about turning a negative into a positive!
Not only can you feel good about keeping these pieces of ghost net safely away from sea creatures, but your money is directly helping the plastic pollution problem, too -- 15% of net proceeds from the sale of these bracelets will be donated to Earth's Oceans Foundation, a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to repurposing plastic waste to reduce (and one day eliminate) the presence of plastic in the world's oceans and on its beaches.
I'm so stoked to finally be able to offer these! Even before I discovered Planet Love Life, I wanted to write a future "Rescue Sirens" children's book about the girls collecting beach trash and recycling it into cute jewelry, so this is really a dream come true. Rob and Melody are true kindred spirits, and we're lucky to know them.
Want your own "Rescue Sirens" bracelet? They're available now in our Etsy shop!
With the craziness of the holidays finally behind us, I have a bit of time right now to process and ship orders, so I've also listed our first run of "Rescue Sirens" enamel pins AND -- for the first time online -- all three variations of our double-sided acrylic charms. Yay!