Good news, nature lovers: We are proud to announce that we are part of the 1 % for the Planet movement!
Zealous Clothing is now a member of this global organization that connects businesses in more than 40 countries with nonprofit organizations around the world. 1% for the Planet was startet in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies. It has become a huge network of more than 1,400 members and thousands of nonprofit partners. Since the start in 2002, 1% for the Planet members have given more than $175 million to nonprofits, that focus on the environment.
Joining this movement is the next big step in our philosophy of taking responsibility and giving back to our planet and its beautiful treasures.
Zealous‘ mission has always been to not just make stylish feel-good pieces but also take care of the environment we love. As surfers we really feel and live the connection to the ocean. It doesn’t matter whether we are able to surf every day or are temporarily landlocked and just dreaming of perfect waves.
To be in balance with the environment truly guides our decision making – not just as surfers but also as a brand.
We already have some great initiatives in place. We are working with local manufacturers and are using environment-friendly and biodegradable packaging. Furthermore we are increasing the usage of sustainable fabrics. But not only our products are part of our environment-friendly philosophy, we are too. We recycle our office waste with Eco Bali and only use natural hand soap and detergent in our office facilities. During rain season (Nov-Feb) we do weekly beach clean-ups at our local beach in Bali and monthly during dry season (Mar-Oct).
1% for the Planet offers us a new way to give back. As a member of this movement, Zealous donates 1% of annual sales to support nonprofits!
One of these organisations will be soul surf project Bali, a surf school that teaches orphans how to surf. At the same time they lern how to take care of the environment. With our All Is Swell Campaign in December 2017, we already supported Soul surf project. We are really happy to continue this project now as a 1% for the Planet member.
We will also support an initiative from Bali that works on banning plastic bags in Indonesia. The reams of plasic bags are a huge part of the trash which we see daily on the beaches in Bali. Banning these bags, would be a great step towards solving waste disposal problems and living in harmony with our nature.
How can I be part of the 1% for the Planet movement?
It’s quite easy: Every Zealous product you buy, is automatically becoming a part of the 1 % for the planet movement to support these nonprofit organisations. With your help, 1% of our annual sales will be donated and help to show some love and respect to our beloved environment.
Together we can make a change, so check out our brand new styles and spread some good vibes!
Covershot by Kristina Hader