Sea Clean is an ocean cleaning company based out of Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to rid our oceans of plastic and raise awareness about our worldwide plastic waste crisis. We do this through the sale of our products. For every product purchased, we fund the removal of between 100-2000 ocean-bound plastic bottles depending on the product.
We are committed to changing consumer purchase behaviour 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.
THE STORY BEHIND OUR LOGO
Our trademarked logo 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. Her story 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 our jewelry you can help fund a beach clean and save marine life. Through the sale of our jewelry, we fund cleans in high-impact areas. We pay locals a sustainable wage to clean the ocean & shorelines of their communities.
We use recycled sterling silver and gold for our pieces, we use precious metals to ensure our products don’t end up back in our oceans and can be sustainably recycled. Our packaging is also plastic-free, made with 100% post-recycled paper and printed with soy ink.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story.
Chris Collier is an entrepreneur with a love for the ocean. Growing up in Vancouver he spent a lot of time in and around the ocean. After spending years working for a jewelry company, he wanted to start his own company and make a difference in the world. Nine months later Sea Clean was born. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, playing sports and spending time with his friends & family.