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Reviving Oceans and Reducing Waste: TEAL Project

TEAL Project - Socks on Kickstarter

The TEAL Project team witnessed the devastating effects of plastic waste on the oceans during their surfing adventures and decided to take action.

After three years of research and prototyping, they launched a successful 2019 crowdfunding campaign to create performance socks made from recycled ocean plastic. Since then, the team has expanded its product line to include ski socks. The success of their first campaign also attracted the attention of famed Swiss snowboarder David Hablützel, who joined the team.

Eco-friendly Performance Wear

TEAL Project is dedicated to collecting plastic waste from the ocean and recycling it into high-quality fibers for clothing. On March 3, 2023, they launched a new performance t-shirt made from recycled materials, which aims to take plastic from the ocean and stop it from reaching the sea in the first place.

Their performance t-shirt is made from 67% organic cotton and 33% SEAQUAL® YARN. This innovative blend of yarns supports moisture regulation and keeps your t-shirt fresh.

Collaborating with rrreefs to Rebuild Coral Reefs

Through their partnership with the Swiss NGO rrreefs, TEAL Project is committed to helping revive 1% of coastal coral reefs by 2033, restoring rich marine biodiversity for healthier oceans and people. rrreefs has developed an award-winning prototype - a modular system of 3D-printed rrreef bricks made with pure clay.

These innovative bricks have effectively increased fish biodiversity and coral growth at the San Andrés, Colombia, pilot site. The rrreef brick system promotes marine ecosystem restoration. By collaborating with TEAL Project, they aim to expand their impact and protect even more coral reefs worldwide.

Exciting Opportunities to Support and Participate in TEAL Project's Initiatives

But that's not all. In addition to supporting TEAL Project's crowdfunding campaign on WeMakeIt, you can get a one-on-one snowboarding day with Swiss snowboarder and TEAL Project member David Hablützel or go to the Philippines and help set the coral reef structures in place.

Be a Part of the Solution:
Join the TEAL Project and Make a Difference Today

By supporting TEAL Project, you can be a part of the solution and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future. Join the movement and make a difference today!


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