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These are the best brand collaborations with marine conservation charities


Sea-friendly style (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

We’ve all seen enough David Attenborough to know that our oceans are in serious trouble.

It’s enough to make anyone feel hopeless – but don’t despair.

Innovative brands have been joining forces with marine conservation charities and not-for-profits to help marine conservation, and they’ve produced some stunning products.

Take a look and do your bit!

The Mermaid Cave Reversible Satin Box Sleeve Kimono

Little mermaids

What better way to kick off 2022 than by treating yourself to this spectacular kimono and supporting marine conservation at the same time?

The clever peeps at the Mermaid Cave – which donates 3% of the company’s entire earnings towards marine conservation projects – spend hours sourcing the best (pre-loved) fabric for these kimonos, and every single one of these handmade garments is unique.

Buy for £200 from The Mermaid Cave.

Coral Eyewear Ocean Edition

Eye spy

Stand out on the beach with these fantastic sunglasses. Splash out on a pair and £25 will go directly to the Marine Conservation Society.

Buy for £149 from Coral Eye Wear.

Auklett Natural Cotton Turtle Tote Bag

Tote-ally sustainable

Encourage others to scrap the plastic with the help of this colourful tote from Auklett.

1% of all of the brand’s online sales goes to marine conservation charity Sea-Changers.

Buy for £7.95 from Auklett.

Ocean Boheme Caribbean Ocean necklace

Neat necklaces

Buy this double act of two layered necklaces – an upcycled cowrie shell and an amazonite gemstone designed to be worn together or apart – and 5% of the profits will go to marine conservation charities, including Surfers Against Sewage.

Ocean Boheme will also organise for one coral fragment to be replanted via Coralive.org.

Buy for £90 from Ocean Boheme.

PADI Whale Shark Recycled Plastic Travel Towel

Beach ready

PADI doesn’t just regularly join forces with marine conservation charities to fund their various projects, but the world’s biggest scuba diving organisation helps our oceans in another way, too – by making fantastic products out of ocean-bound plastic.

This gorgeous beach towel is made from post-consumer, ocean-bound plastic and contains the equivalent of 14 plastic bottles.

Buy for £27 from PADI.

Chanetecaille SeaScreen 30 Mineral Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Mist SPF 30

Save your skin sustainably

This organic sunscreen (which is free from reef-bleaching nasties such as oxybenzone and octinoxate) isn’t just kind to your skin – it’s kind to the ocean, too.

5% of the price tag goes to WildAid Marine, which carries out vital conservation work in Tanzania’s Pemba Channel, an area which has numerous sea turtle nesting sites along with countless endangered species of dolphins and sharks.

Buy for £62 from Chantecaille.

Green Fins X PADI Healthy Reefs Charity Baby Onesie

All in one-sie

PADI works with a wide range of marine conservation organisations, one of which is Green Fins, which aims to protect coral reefs by promoting sustainability within the snorkelling and scuba diving industries.

For style-savvy babies, it’s hard to beat the Green Fins X PADI organic cotton baby-gro.

Buy for £21 from PADI.

Salcombe Brewery Mixed Case

Cheers to that! (Picture: Adam Weatherley)

You’ll find Salcombe Brewery near the Salcombe Estuary, home to a rare species of seahorse.

The brewery’s partnership with The Seahorse Trust, founded to boost these cute creatures’ chance of survival, means that 5p from every bottle of their Seahorse beer goes to the trust.

You’ll find this delicious ale in this thirst-quenching set of eight mixed bottles.

Buy for £18 from Salcombe Brewery.

Chococo Milk Chocolate Turtles to support OGP

Turtle Bae

We typically don’t encourage eating turtles but we’re making an exception on this occasion.

Buy this box of eight chocolate turtles and 30p of the sale price will go to the Ocean Giants Programme, which helps protect manta rays, whale sharks and turtles.

Buy for £6 from Chococo.

Chilcott Ocean Hot Water Bottle

Hot and huggable

Buy this fabulous hot water bottle – snuggled in a cover made from alpaca wool – and 25% of the sale price will go to the organisation Common Seas, a social enterprise which fights to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans and rivers.

Buy for £45 from Chilcott.

Wakecup’s Marine Conservation Society Cup

Conservation-friendly cups!

Treat yourself to this insulated travel cup, made with organic bamboo and stainless steel, and you’ll be supporting the Marine Conservation Society – 10% of the profits from every sale goes to the organisation.

Buy for £15 from Global Wake cup.

Lost Years Silver Moon Rum

Rum’s the word

A deliciously full-bodied tipple blended from two rums one from Barbados and one from Jamaica), Silver Moon – a reference to the night-time turtle hatchings which take place on Caribbean beaches between May to September – has a high feel-good factor.

Every bottle sold saves up to 10 sea turtles, courtesy of the brand’s partnership with the SEE Turtles charity.

Buy for £31.95 from Lost Years Rum.

Coast Drinks Maple Soda

Coast by for a bit

Cola will look rather plain after a sip of this delicious mixer, packed with notes of vanilla, oakwood and caramel.

Drink it alone or enjoy with rum, revelling in the knowledge that the company’s partnership with the Marine Conservation Society means your purchase will help improve the health of our oceans.

Buy for £8.99 (for a pack of six cans) from Coast Drinks.

Chipolo One Ocean Edition

Less losing, please

The Chipolo One, which can be placed in suitcases or attached to keys, wallets or even pets, is a godsend for anyone prone to misplacing important items.

The Ocean Edition of this popular Bluetooth tracker is made with discarded fishing nets, but that’s not all – for every one sold, Chipolo One will made a donation to non-profit marine conservation organisation Oceanic Global.

Buy for £26 from Chipolo.

The Marine Conservation Society Swimming Whales Jigsaw Puzzle by Susie Rodgers

Piece it together

A word of warning: the blue areas of this jigsaw will require some serious patience.

Difficulty level aside, we love this puzzle’s image, painted by Susie Rodgers MBE, a former Paralympic swimmer.

100% of the proceeds go to the Marine Conservation Society.

Buy for £30 from the Marine Conservation Society.

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