Save the seas. Wear a net.
When a fishing net is lost or intendedly dumped it doesn’t lose its function: it keeps on fishing until it decomposes into another danger after 600 – 800 years, so-called micro plastics. Every year several millions of sea creatures die, because they got caught in these uncontrollably floating ghost nets. They account for 46 % of the plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the whole patch being 4.5 times the size of Germany. Together with our partners, we retrieve and clean ghost nets from all over the world. Having combined them with old nets from fisheries, they are up-cycled into bracelets which are more than a pretty accessory; they are an aide memoire, an inspiration, and a conversation starter. Our aim is to make everyone aware of the danger caused by these ghost nets. By wearing your Bracenet you become an ambassador to our joint goal: to protect the seas. Every Bracenet means one less piece of ghost net in the ocean. SAVE THE SEAS. WEAR A NET
Together with marine conservation organizations Healthy Seas and Ghost Fishing, we free in depths of more than 30 meters reefs and shipwrecks of fishing nets that have been lost or intentionally sunk.
After being retrieved, the nets are cleaned and treated by our partner Nofir using a specialist process. We generally only know what color the nets are once they are lying cleaned in front of us.
The nets are then further hand-processed by us in Hamburg and made ready for dispatch. Each finished Bracenet is a unique piece because of the varying net structures, colors, and sizes.
Bracenet donates 10% of the proceeds of each sold bracelet to our partner organisation Healthy Seas.
Extrembergsteiger, Abenteurer, Buchautor und ehemaliger Politiker
Triathletin und Nachhaltigkeitsmanagerin Otto Group
Globetrotter and Author
Schauspieler, Komiker, Theaterregisseur und Autor (Foto: rbb/Gundula)
Biologe und Freediver (Foto: Lukas Waterman)