June is Oceans Month.
Here’s a mind blowing thought: “80% of all the life on Earth is to be found hidden beneath the waves and this vast global ocean pulses around our world driving the natural forces which maintain life on our planet.” (source) And “80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities.” (source)
One of main threats to this ecosystem is plastics.
Speaking of babies, did you know what cute little wee kiddos, a local company and plastics in oceans have something in common? Little Fish!
Little Fish is a clothing line developped by Amanda Langely of Twice Upon a Time Clothing. Amanda’s mandate for both her clothing lines is to update previously owned baby and small children’s fashions with her embroidered patches and appliques. Little Fish is a specific line which is ocean inspired commissioned by a local education company called Oceans Wild.
Other than cute appliques of sea life or heart patches emblazoned with the word ocean on them, Little Fish is raising awareness about the plastics in our ocean by having a plastic drink ring attached to each garment. A customer will need to snip the plastic ring in order to remove it from the clothing. (Drink rings floating in the ocean get caught easily around the snouts, beaks, mouths of many sea creatures.)
Do you heart the ocean too? The Little Fish heart ocean patches will fit anyone – wee or not! The patches are $6 or if you bring in 6 plastic rings during the month of June, you can get a free Ocean patch.
And if you are a teacher or group leader, consider having Oceans Wild come speak to your group of youngsters about our oceans. They are a little (and local) education company with a big message.
Good links regarding this matter:
David Suzuki blog “Life Less Plastic”