THE OUTLAW OCEAN PROJECT
Save the seas. Wear a net
EVERY BRACENET MORE MEANS A PIECE OF GHOST NET LESS
Every year, 640.000 tons of fishing nets are lost or dumped at sea. They lose their purpose, but not their function – and keep on fishing as they drift through the oceans. Millions of marine animals get caught in these so-called “ghost nets” and suffer a cruel death. It’s time to end this! We recover the nets and handcraft them into Bracenets in Germany, upcycling a piece of real fishing net for every product. Spread the message for the protection of the oceans: SAVE THE SEAS. WEAR A NET
Baltic Sea from 19 €
Adriatic Sea from 19 €
Red Sea from 19 €
North Sea II from 19 €
Black Sea II from 19 €
personalized Bracenet tag from 6 €
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 up to €5 of each sold product to our partner organisation Healthy Seas.
By selling our products, we raised more than €175,000 for Healthy Seas, Sea Shepherd, Pacific Garbage Screening, Shark Allies, Ocean Voyages Institute and Doctors Without Borders.
Tons of fishing net upcycled
With your help we have been able to recycle over 5 tons of old fishing nets and former ghost nets into new products.
Thanks to donations to Healthy Seas and Ghost Diving, 200 divers around the world are diving for the ghost nets during demanding recovery operations.