"At Oceana, we found a team of experts that shares our passion."
Two Thirds, the clothing company, has been working with Oceana since 2009. The company, based in San Sebastian, Spain, shares the same values as Oceana: environmental protection and particularly ocean conservation.
An interview with Two Thirds’ Sergio Penzo, who explains what led to his collaboration with Oceana.
1. Why did Two Thirds decide to work with Oceana?
As watermen, we’ve long been lovers of the sea, of the sheer beauty of ocean life, and of surfing. This feeling is expressed through our need to protect what we love most – our oceans.
At Oceana, we met a team of experts who share our passion. Their dedication to protecting and restoring our oceans is why we chose to partner with them.
2. What is the motivation behind your CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and how have you focused it?
Our contribution to the boardsports & fashion industries is our commitment to the element that identifies us as a company: the ocean. This dedication is rooted into every aspect of our company and we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact.
Our oceans are turning into giant garbage dumps for plastic, so we have replaced the polyester bags that are commonly used today throughout the clothing industry with an innovative bag developed by a laboratory in England that completely dissolves in water without leaving any harmful residues.
In addition, the paper we use is made out of recycled algae that would otherwise clog up the Venice lagoon. But our biggest commitment is reflected in the donation of 10% of our proceeds to Oceana.
3. How would you describe the state of our oceans?
Our oceans are at the brink of collapse. It is time for us individuals to take action and start changing the tide.
4. What would you impart on those who would like to protect the oceans?
Join our efforts to restore the health of our oceans. Protect ocean and coastal habitats, transform failing fisheries and demand more marine protected areas.
Protect what you love.