Whale Shark Braided Bracelet

$20.00 USD
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Pull a pound for whale sharks


DESCRIPTION


Despite their endangered status and heroic conservation efforts, whale shark populations have decreased by more than half in just 75 years. When you purchase the Whale Shark Braided Bracelet, you’ll pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines while raising awareness about the importance of saving these gentle giants.

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 bead 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
  • Double cobra braid with beaded toggle closure
  • Available in four non-adjustable sizes
  • Unisex, waterproof 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.

FIND MY PERFECT FIT

Wrist Measurements (in) Wrist Measurements (cm) Bracelet Size
5 to 5.75in 12.7 to 14.61cm YOUTH (Y)
5.75 to 6.75in 14.61 to 17.15cm SMALL (S)
6.75 to 7.75in 17.15 to 19.69cm MEDIUM (M)
7.75 to 8.75in 19.69 to 22.23cm LARGE (L)

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST

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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 bead 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
  • Double cobra braid with beaded toggle closure
  • Available in four non-adjustable sizes
  • Unisex, waterproof 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.

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.

FIND MY PERFECT FIT

5 to 5.75in YOUTH (Y)
5.75 to 6.75in SMALL (S)
6.75 to 7.75in MEDIUM (M)
7.75 to 8.75in LARGE (L)

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST

Step 1.

Step 2.

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.

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