We've rounded up fun finds that support the health of our seas and the creatures that inhabit them, either by donating a percentage of profits to environmental groups or by creating their products from plastic pulled from the ocean.
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Water pollution, ship collisions, and climate change have all contributed to our declining whale population—show your support for the ocean’s largest mammal by purchasing this chic, hand-sketched tote from J.Crew. Fifty percent of the retail price will go to the Wildlife Conservation Society to help protect whales and other marine life.
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This shirt, featuring the Surfrider Foundation’s rallying call “Long Live the Beach,” is part of the limited-edition, beach-friendly collection produced collaboratively by denim brand Madewell and conservation organization the Surfrider Foundation. The collection includes two t-shirts, two pairs of sunglasses, and a straw tote, and all products support Surfrider’s efforts to preserve oceans and beaches.
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These East-Coast-cool sunglasses are made of plant-based materials and plastic pulled from the ocean.
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Twenty cents from each sale of this bag go to the Ocean Conservancy, which supports the protection of ocean life.
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Hand-loomed in Turkey from Turkish cotton, this soft beach towel is the perfect way to lounge on the sand in style and comfort. Plus, 10 percent of proceeds from every purchase go towards protecting our oceans’ marine life.
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Made in San Francisco, this rich body butter containing shea butter is a luxurious product to use after an after-beach shower. Samudra partners with Blue Business Council to advocate for swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters in California.
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These bottles are made from plastic debris collected on Hawaiian beaches by volunteers and the method staff.
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For every product sold on their site, United by Blue eliminates one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. Our pick: this equally rugged and dapper weekend duffle.
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Buy it: 4Ocean Bracelet, $20
This bracelet is made completely from recycled materials—the beads are made from recycled glass bottles, while the cord is made from recycled plastic water bottles. Each bracelet purchased goes to the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean. Style and a clean-up all in one? Sign us up!
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Cruise down the boardwalk on a board made from recycled marine debris. A portion of the proceeds from each sale help keep nets out of the water and supports fishing communities in Chile, where the skateboards are made.