Harp Seal Braided Bracelet

Harp Seal Braided Bracelet

translation missing: en.products.general.regular_price
$12.00 USD
$20.00 USD
Description
Features
Closed-loop program

Pull a pound for harp seals


From cradle to grave, plastic emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, which is causing the sea ice harp seals rely on for survival to disappear. When you purchase a Harp Seal Bracelet, you’ll pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines, and help raise awareness about the threats facing these adorable bundles of blubber.

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
  • 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.

Description

Pull a pound for harp seals


From cradle to grave, plastic emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, which is causing the sea ice harp seals rely on for survival to disappear. When you purchase a Harp Seal Bracelet, you’ll pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines, and help raise awareness about the threats facing these adorable bundles of blubber.

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
  • 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

Some years, when there’s poor ice in a given pupping ground, essentially none of the pups make it.

HOW YOUR PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every product purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers and coastlines

Our captains and crews recover trash from the ocean and coastlines seven days a week

All of our products are designed, sourced, and produced with an ocean-first mentality.

Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle

FIND MY PERFECT FIT

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST

PRODUCT STORY

The ice lover from Greenland

Harp seal pup, Arctic

Melting sea ice, Disko Bay, Greenland

We can’t control the reproductive biology of seals, or where and how ice forms in their breeding habits from year to year. What we can control is human behavior.

David Johnston

Marine Biologist

Duke University

The scientific name for harp seals is Pagophilus groenlandicus, which literally translates as “the ice lover from Greenland” — an apt name for seals that rely on pack ice in the North Atlantic and Arctic to survive. Highly migratory, these seals follow Arctic sea ice as it expands and contracts throughout the year.

The greatest threat to harp seals is climate change, which is causing the sea ice they rely on to disappear. Pups can drown in melting ice floes or be crushed by chunks of falling ice. In 2007, more than 75% of pups in Canada perished because of poor ice conditions. In 2010, almost none survived.

From cradle to grave, plastic emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Entanglement in plastic fishing gear like gillnets and trawls can lead to severe injuries and death. Commercial hunting, vessel strikes, chemical contaminants, oil spills, and energy exploration are all significant threats to these adorable bundles of blubber.

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

 

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST

The ice lover from Greenland

Harp seal pup, Arctic

Melting sea ice, Disko Bay, Greenland

We can’t control the reproductive biology of seals, or where and how ice forms in their breeding habits from year to year. What we can control is human behavior.

David Johnston

Marine Biologist

Duke University

The scientific name for harp seals is Pagophilus groenlandicus, which literally translates as “the ice lover from Greenland” — an apt name for seals that rely on pack ice in the North Atlantic and Arctic to survive. Highly migratory, these seals follow Arctic sea ice as it expands and contracts throughout the year.

The greatest threat to harp seals is climate change, which is causing the sea ice they rely on to disappear. Pups can drown in melting ice floes or be crushed by chunks of falling ice. In 2007, more than 75% of pups in Canada perished because of poor ice conditions. In 2010, almost none survived.

From cradle to grave, plastic emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Entanglement in plastic fishing gear like gillnets and trawls can lead to severe injuries and death. Commercial hunting, vessel strikes, chemical contaminants, oil spills, and energy exploration are all significant threats to these adorable bundles of blubber.

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.

Reviews

MONTHLY BRACELET SUBSCRIPTION

Commit to a cleaner ocean

4OCEAN APPAREL

Represent the clean ocean movement