Last year the team worked with The World Cetacean Alliance, who are also based in Brighton, for a series of projects to raise money and awareness for the cause.
The World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Through cooperation, the Partners of the World Cetacean Alliance aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued health and survival.
The first project saw team members creating products and works of art incorporating ghost netting found on the beach. To raise awareness of the dangers of ghost netting, these items were exhibited in venues across the city, before being auctioned on ebay to raise money. You can read more about the ‘Untangled’ project here.
The team continued working with the WCA through the summer, with a second project which launched at the March of the Mermaids in July. This was such a fun event (despite the summer fog), with the team hosting a table with all new products designed to raise money for WCA. You can read more about the day here!
These items were then sold through each team member’s shop, with proceeds going to the World Cetacean Alliance. You can see them all here – many are still available to buy!
We’re pleased to announce so far these listings have raised a huge £854.90 for the WCA, in addition to the money raised as part of the ‘Untangled’ project.
We look forward to collaborating with more organisations in 2017! Please get in touch if you have any exciting ideas for the team.