Sea Clean launched November 2019 in Vancouver, B.C. by experienced artisan jeweler and co-founder of Stoneheart Designs, Chris Collier. Sea Clean is an ocean cleaning jewelry company committed to changing consumers purchase behaviours in favour of a plastic-free, zero-waste future; all Sea Clean jewelry is plastic-free, ethically and sustainably handcrafted in Vancouver, B.C. using a technique called lost wax casting.
Rid our oceans of garbage and raise awareness to our worldwide plastic waste crisis.
THE STORY BEHIND OUR PENDANTS
Our signature pendant --the Peanut pendant-- is inspired by a real turtle named Peanut. As a baby she became entangled in a six-pack ring which was carelessly discarded. During development, her body was unable to break the plastic, giving her a disfigured 'peanut' shape. Fortunately she was saved and has led a long life. Many other marine animals don’t survive their plastic encounters. This pendant carries an important message that even a single piece of litter can irreparably change a life.
THE HARD TRUTH
Over 100,000 marine animals die from plastic entanglement and ingestion every year, and ocean pollution kills more than 1 million seabirds annually. Our oceans are a vital part of our planet’s ecosystem. They produce about 70% of the oxygen we breathe and at least a sixth of the animal protein people eat. The diversity and productivity of the world's oceans is a vital interest for humankind.
Now is the time for change. You can help make a difference: by purchasing one of our necklaces you can help fund a beach clean and save marine life. Through the sale of our necklaces, we fund cleans in high-impact areas. We pay locals a sustainable wage to clean the ocean & shorelines of their communities.