Whale Shark Bracelet

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$20.00 USD

Pull a pound for whale sharks


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The Whale Shark Bracelet represents your commitment to the clean ocean movement and whale shark conservation. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Wear it as a reminder to curb your plastic habit, live more sustainably, and encourage others to take action to protect what they love.

FEATURES

  • Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines
  • Cord manufactured in China from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are manufactured in China from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm manufactured in China from 95% recycled stainless steel
  • Hand assembled by artisans in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
  • Packaged in a reusable cotton drawstring pouch
  • Includes “1LB” vinyl decal
  • Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle (see certification)

 

CLOSED-LOOP PROGRAM

We’re currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for every 4ocean product. Our aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that our customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to our customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.

The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now, but we plan to expand in the future.

OCEAN FACT

In just 75 years, whale shark populations have decreased by more than half.

FEATURES

  • Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines
  • Cord manufactured in China from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are manufactured in China from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm manufactured in China from 95% recycled stainless steel
  • Hand assembled by artisans in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
  • Packaged in a reusable cotton drawstring pouch
  • Includes “1LB” vinyl decal
  • Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle (see certification)

 

CLOSED-LOOP PROGRAM

We’re currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for every 4ocean product. Our aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that our customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to our customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.

The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now, but we plan to expand in the future.

PRODUCT STORY

Big mouths. Tiny plastics.

Whale shark feeds with its mouth open, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Whale shark filter feeds in polluted water

The oceans are very resilient. In spite of our overexploitation of all marine resources, with better management, better science, and better conservation, they will bounce back.

Dr. Guy Harvey

Founder

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Research on these elusive creatures and their interaction with marine debris is only starting to emerge, but recent findings don’t paint a happy picture for whale sharks. In addition to finding microplastic in their gills and all types of marine debris in their stomachs, researchers have also learned that exposure to the toxins absorbed by ocean plastic can alter their hormones and lead to a variety of health and reproductive issues.

Despite their endangered status and global conservation efforts, whale sharks’ meat, fins, and oil are still highly valued in international markets. As such, overfishing remains a major ongoing threat to whale shark populations, especially those in unregulated areas. Entanglement in plastic fishing gear and bycatch are also potentially fatal threats associated with the commercial fishing industry.

Our $25,000 donation to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation will support their ongoing whale shark tagging and migration research program, which will help the world better understand whale sharks and protect them for future generations.

From Bali, with love.

Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia.

Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

As soon as our beads, cords, and charms reach our main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up our van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

Big mouths. Tiny plastics.

Whale shark feeds with its mouth open, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Whale shark filter feeds in polluted water

The oceans are very resilient. In spite of our overexploitation of all marine resources, with better management, better science, and better conservation, they will bounce back.

Dr. Guy Harvey

Founder

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Research on these elusive creatures and their interaction with marine debris is only starting to emerge, but recent findings don’t paint a happy picture for whale sharks. In addition to finding microplastic in their gills and all types of marine debris in their stomachs, researchers have also learned that exposure to the toxins absorbed by ocean plastic can alter their hormones and lead to a variety of health and reproductive issues.

Despite their endangered status and global conservation efforts, whale sharks’ meat, fins, and oil are still highly valued in international markets. As such, overfishing remains a major ongoing threat to whale shark populations, especially those in unregulated areas. Entanglement in plastic fishing gear and bycatch are also potentially fatal threats associated with the commercial fishing industry.

Our $25,000 donation to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation will support their ongoing whale shark tagging and migration research program, which will help the world better understand whale sharks and protect them for future generations.

From Bali, with love.

Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia.

Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

As soon as our beads, cords, and charms reach our main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up our van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

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MONTHLY BRACELET SUBSCRIPTION

Commit to a cleaner ocean

4OCEAN APPAREL

Represent the clean ocean movement