Hi, I'm Melanie, I've lived on Earth for 27 years and have had a love for the ocean since a young age which over the years has become my passion. A little about me, I'm animal obsessed (whales, dogs, elephants, otters, sharks, you name it) I work full-time, volunteer with Sea Shepherd Sydney, am a Greenpeace Australia/Pacific ambassador and run this small business on the side. I have started this business because our seas need help - They are decreasing in fish numbers due to fishing and finning exploitation, coral damage and overall pollution at an alarming rate. You can follow my personal instagram here to see what else I do and watch me build Ecoceanic Swim behind the scenes https://www.instagram.com/x.mermaidvibes.x
The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth's water. Less than 1 percent of the Earth's water is fresh water, and 2-3 percent is contained in glaciers and ice caps. The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on the planet.
Based in Sydney, Australia. My designs are inspired by the ocean, years in the making yet established online July 2017. ECOCEANIC SWIM goal is to turn the tide on many issues the oceans face including pollution, coral bleaching, shark stigma negativity, finning industry, marine life extinction and so much more.
With the design of Ecoceanic swimwear, I have utilised ghost fishing nets & plastic found in the ocean and other post-consumer materials, generated into sustainable swimwear. Sustainable meets eco-fashion, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact/carbon footprint on the environment and social responsibility.
When this fabric tested in real life conditions proved to be two times more resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils than competitors' fabrics; these amazing results are achieved thanks to its innovative construction and to the presence of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™
So that means you’ll be looking good, saving the ocean, supporting a local small business & rockin' top quality sustainable swimwear & accessories.
(you just made a turtle smile)!
The apparel industry — particularly the inexpensive, runway-to-retail segment known as fast fashion — is known to wreak havoc on the environment. “The clothing industry is the second-largest polluter in the world, second only to the oil industry,” high-end retailer Eileen Fisher has famously said (and repeated, and written, and tweeted).
This is how my idea came about, conservation meets fashion, spread awareness, educate, inspire and follow my passion (the ocean) and share with the world. Be the change.
Remember - every purchase goes towards research, conservation and spreading awareness.
Individually we are 1 drop, together we are an ocean.
Defenintion of ECOCEANIC;
eco [ek-oh, ee-koh]
not harming the environment; eco-friendly.
1. of, living in, or produced by the ocean : oceanic currents. 2. of or relating to the region of water lying above the bathyal, abyssal, and hadal zones of the sea bottom.
ecoceanic swim trademark 2017