“Mother knows best.” A phrase heard by daughters and sons from every generation across the world. As children, we may not quite understand how true that phrase really is until we reach adulthood and find out that, in fact, what our mothers told us generally turned out to be exactly what we needed to hear. Coincidentally, the same seems to be true for Mother Earth and her children – us. Planet Earth acts as an oasis in the vast desert of space. It is the only planet that we know of capable of sustaining human life and provides us with the perfect balance of everything we need to survive and thrive. But just like a child, we as humans don’t always listen to what our mothers tell us.
Out of the 4.543 billion years of Earth’s existence, humans have only been around for about 200,000 of them. Since our earliest civilizations, humans have developed at an exponential pace taking us to where we are today. However, all of our advancements have come at a cost. Pollution is at an all-time high and our natural world is feeling the unnatural and frankly eminent cataclysmic effects of our growth. That being said, we as the human race are trying to change that. Environmental groups and companies across the world are now doing their part to align our rapid progression in technology with environmental regulations in order to halt the negative effects of our existence. Although they may be baby steps, they are without doubt steps in the right direction.
One of these baby steps is the attempt to put an end to single-use plastics. Single-use plastics such as straws, plastic ware, and plastic water bottles find their way from our hands into our streets, landfills, and oceans where they sit for hundreds of years. How can we stop this and change the throw away culture that has seemingly taken over our lives? The answer – we must stand together to educate our world and promote change in our everyday lives. Wind Voyager Authentic Apparel is a company whose mission is to do just that. Founded by kiteboarders and ocean adventurers, Wind Voyager is giving a voice to communities that know first-hand what single-use plastic pollution is doing to our oceans and marine life. That is why they have made it their mission to bring the world’s kiteboarding community together in order to bring light of these issues to the world.
Wind Voyager Authentic Apparel has found a way to turn these single use plastics into premium up-cycled apparel. We use recycled materials in their shirts and have dedicated 10% of all profits made to foundations that better our planet. We also do our part to get rid of single use straws by giving away free reusable bamboo straws to anyone wanting to make a difference. Although the impact may be small in the grand scheme of things, it is an impact none the less. In order to keep our planet intact and authentic for years to come, we must stand together and be authentic in our daily lives. That means doing the little things to make big changes – whether it is using a bamboo straw you can keep instead of a plastic one, or cleaning up an entire beach – everything makes a difference.
To find out more on how to join the Wind Voyager community and help change the world for the better follow @windvoyagerapparel and start sharing your stories of impact and change with the world! No matter who or where you are in life, always BE AUTHENTIC.