Sustainable Fishing Bracelet

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$20.00 USD

Pull a pound in memory of a true hero


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On May 15, 2020, the world lost a true hero. Kevin Mehaffey, at the age of 30, tragically lost his life in a car accident. He leaves behind his grieving fiancée and their baby girl who is due to be born in August.

Kevin was a firefighter and paramedic at Pembroke Pines Fire Department. When he wasn’t working hard to save lives, he was working equally as hard to save the ocean. In 2016, Kevin’s passion for the ocean led him to work alongside 4ocean’s co-founders as the company’s very first boat captain. He was the first to pull pounds in Florida.

4ocean is devastated by his loss and honored to offer the Kevin Mehaffey Memorial Bracelet. This red bracelet is a tribute to Kevin’s service as a first responder, firefighter, paramedic, and safety diver. Every pound pulled because of this special bracelet will be a testament to Kevin’s life and 100% of the sales will be donated directly to his fiancée and daughter.

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

Kevin MeHaffey recovered thousands of pounds of trash while working as a 4ocean Boat Captain.

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

Kevin MeHaffey was a hero in more ways than one

Kevin was 4ocean's very first Florida boat captain

Kevin is the only Pembroke Pines firefighter to be awarded the Medal of Valor

Kevin was four years old when he and his three brothers visited Pembroke Pines Fire Department Station 690. That day, he decided he was going to become a firefighter.

Twenty-five years later, at the age of 29, Kevin became one of the youngest Driver Engineers of the same truck he saw at Station 690 all those years ago. He remains the only firefighter in Pembroke Pines history to be awarded the esteemed Medal of Valor for a heroic rescue dive that took place in January 2018.

To know Kevin during his short time with us was truly a gift. However, the greatest gift he leaves behind will arrive in August 2020 with the birth of his daughter, Sydney MeHaffey.

Please help us celebrate his life, his memory, and his family’s future by pulling a pound for Kevin MeHaffey, the man who taught us exactly what it means to be a hero.

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.

Kevin MeHaffey was a hero in more ways than one

Kevin was 4ocean's very first Florida boat captain

Kevin is the only Pembroke Pines firefighter to be awarded the Medal of Valor

Kevin was four years old when he and his three brothers visited Pembroke Pines Fire Department Station 690. That day, he decided he was going to become a firefighter.

Twenty-five years later, at the age of 29, Kevin became one of the youngest Driver Engineers of the same truck he saw at Station 690 all those years ago. He remains the only firefighter in Pembroke Pines history to be awarded the esteemed Medal of Valor for a heroic rescue dive that took place in January 2018.

To know Kevin during his short time with us was truly a gift. However, the greatest gift he leaves behind will arrive in August 2020 with the birth of his daughter, Sydney MeHaffey.

Please help us celebrate his life, his memory, and his family’s future by pulling a pound for Kevin MeHaffey, the man who taught us exactly what it means to be a hero.

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