We take pride in supporting our local economy and knowing that our products are being sourced ethically and sustainably. Of course, we are not perfect but that’s not our goal. We want to show that small incremental changes in the way we think about business, spend our money and live our lives, can make major impacts when multiplied! We wanted to prove that no matter where you live, you can impact the reefs, because no matter where you live, the reefs are impacting you!
- Bamboo is harvest and then treated mechanically (NOT chemically) by crushing the leaves and soft inner pith.
- Crushed pieces are soaked in the solution for a few hours before being forced through a spinnerette creating a material more similar to cotton wool that can be knit into fabric.
- The bamboo fibre is then mixed with organic cotton to aid in durability.
- The finished yarn is shipped directly to Canada where it is knit, dyed, cut and sewn.
Along with rising ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, and destructive fishing practices, coral reefs are also being impacted by harmful chemicals found in sunscreen! Why does this matter and what makes coral reefs important? Most scientists cite the ocean as the source of over half the worlds oxygen and a third of its carbon absorption—and while there's some debate as to the role reefs play in this positive gaseous exchange, everyone agrees that in terms of nominal value, coral reefs are the most important ecosystem the ocean provides.
Convenience. We love it, we expect it, and boy or boy is it hard when it’s not there. I was truly in love with convenience and we had one of the best relationships. Not having to be prepared for a quick bite to eat while doing errands, I could pop in anywhere and get a drink with the proper accessories, and I was given whatever method was needed to carry my goods. How on earth could I break up this relationship?
Let's talk about sex!
Ok, we have established that corals are animals..right!? Now, let's discuss how corals reproduce!
To keep things simple, coral reproduction can be broken down into two categories... asexual and sexual reproduction.
Coral reefs are not only beautiful, they're also a critical ecosystem that supports the majority of biodiversity found in our oceans! Here are five amazing facts about coral reefs.
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