“I’ve come to you at many points in my life. you’ve been my safe place to scream, laugh, cry, play, love and question why I’m here…Why any of us are here. In times when I needed to forget, you washed away my worries. When I wanted to remember, you invited me into your mystery. At each new point of my ever evolving life, you’ve been there ready to help me let go of the old me and welcome the new. However I needed you is how you showed up and that is love. I am because you are. Today my love goes to you.”
In collaboration, Lonely Whale and Polite Worldwide have come together to create a limited collection of handmade unisex t-shirts and hoodies in celebration of love for the ocean on Valentines Day. A day to celebrate love and connection, we wanted to be able to offer a product that had the love and passion in connection to its purpose. We also partnered with Coral Gardeners, an organization that is pioneering programs for reef restoration, education and innovation to save damaged reef areas around the world.
With every hoodie and limited edition reef bracelet purchase Polite Worldwide will be adopting super corals. All hoodie and t-shirt purchases within the collection will also support the next generation of leaders—Lonely Whale and Captain Planet Foundation are scaling the Ocean Heroes Network, which has already engaged more than 7,300 youth, trained 1,200 youth from 68 countries, and partnered with more than 50 leading conservation NGOs.
“At Lonely Whale, collaboration is core to our mission of bringing together inclusive and intergenerational communities to take action for the ocean. Pushing to reinvent the fashion industry and create change through art and design, our partnership with Polite evokes our connection to the ocean and to each other.”
Through innovation and passion, Coral Gardeners is making ocean conservation accessible, provocative and impossible to ignore. New technologies, new methods, new forms of connectivity, new results.
Revolutionize ocean conservation and generate collaborative action to save the reef.