Surfers’ responsibility to keep our oceans clean
As surfers, we care about enjoying clean and healthy oceans. We travel the globe in search of the clearest waters, and love the sight of a dolphin, whale or turtle popping up alongside us in the water.
To keep our oceans clean, and prevent further pollution of our waters, we, as surfers, have a responsibility to choose sustainably – and let our purchase behaviour be guided by the impact it has on the environment around us.
Fashion Revolution Week
Fashion is one of the biggest polluters on our planet – both how resources are sourced, as well as the waste from the production process, as well as after being discarded.
This week (22-29 April) is Fashion Revolution Week: “a week to celebrate all those who are tackling the challenge of fairer supply chains. Local designers and producers, international brands, the retailers breaking the mould by bringing ethically produced fashion to the public and the educators and organisations working hard to make traceability an everyday reality in the fashion industry.”
Meet our partner: Salt Gypsy
Our favourite local surf brand that we are proud to have partnered with that tackles this issue by choosing the sustainable path, is Salt Gypsy.
Salt Gypsy® is a women’s sustainable surfwear company that celebrates female surf athleticism, diversity and style in the lineup. Our product line is made from a 100% regenerated nylon yarn called ECONYL® which is a longer lasting, more durable recycled nylon fabric with responsible manufacturing here in Australia and biodegradable packaging.
Our Surf Getaways coaches as Salt Gypsy ambassadors
Our Surf Getaways coaches Jenny & Serena are proud Salt Gypsy ambassadors.
Spending a lot of time in the ocean and the sun, they are very sun safe and love the Salt Gypsy leggings: perfect to keep the sun off your legs, and so comfortable and perfect for the surf; they are in no way restrictive, never cause any rash (even after hours in the water) AND even have a little pocket for your zinc to reapply in the surf!
Surf Getaways x Salt Gypsy
All our Surf Getaways customers receive a special Salt Gypsy discount when booking a Surf Getaway, to get ready for their surf trip. Because there’s nothing worse than uncomfortable surf wear that doesn’t stay on, when spending hours in the water on your surf trip!
Read more about our Surf Getaways partners.
Does this make you want to plan your next surftrip? We’d love to see you on our Surf Getaways!
Upcoming Surf Getaways:
8 – 15 September
28 November – 5 December
28 April – 5 May
16 – 23 June
21 – 28 July
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