Be nice to our planet: In our processes we have made sure to be protective about the environment.
Since we started our company, we have always been extremely prudent about our processes and the ways in which we do business. Protecting mother nature is one of our priorities. We just do not have a sense of humor when it comes to companies having disregard for our planet. We only have one, and we must take care of it. No one else will. Something as elemental as recycling or not buying bottled water makes an enormous difference.
Here are just some of the things we do to protect our environment, which we are very proud of:
1. We host our website with 100% solar power through AISO.net. According to the EPA, every year AISO.net’s solar panel system eliminates the production of: 34,488 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2/GHG), 50.6 lbs of nitrogen oxide (NOX/smog), and 37.4 lbs of sulfate (SO4/acid rain). This is the equivalent of planting 8 acres of trees per year!. Every hosting account with AISO is green and powered by on-site solar equipment (www.aiso.net).
2. For our 2012 collection, we donate a portion of our proceeds to Jean-Michel Costeau’s Ocean Futures Society. We donate to a charity every year, and OFS is this year’s beneficiary. OFS’s mission is to explore the ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. To learn more click here: www.oceanfutures.org
3. When printing our catalogs and marketing material, we only use Forestry Stewardship Council certified paper. To learn more about the FSC, please click here: www.fsc.org