Akua Oceanwear was born from a dream to combine women's surfing, ocean diving and sustainability, to ignite a passion among women worldwide to protect our vast and mesmerising marine environment. To achieve this Akua is dedicated to a NO PLASTIC policy from start to finish and $2 DONATIONS from every purchase to our chosen marine organisation, New Heaven Conservation, Koh Tao.
FUTURE GOALS | Akua Oceanwear is determined to transition to recycled fabrics as of next summer (18/19), made from recycled plastic and fishing nets out of the ocean. With your support and passion we can make this dream a reality!
Making a change above and below the waves
How is your Akua purchase making a difference?
Akua Oceanwear is proud to announce, our first marine conservation, friendship and donations, will be put towards supporting Thailands inspirational organisation, New Heaven Reef Conservation. New Heaven specializes in teaching divers about coral reef ecology, research, and restoration, while assisting first hand, with keeping the beaches clean and populations like the Green Sea Turtle, healthy. Believing that the people most closely connected to the reef should be the ones that care for it, and so they are trying to get more and more divers involved in marine education and conservation. As creator and designer Zoe Strapp undertook her first marine volunteer work with new heaven , as did Akua mermaid Elle Haskin, it was not a difficult choice to support this amazing group of people. Akua Oceanwear believes that a passion our ocean is best ignited through exploring its endless beauty and adventures, a belief New Heaven too shares.
Supporting New Heaven is an amazing opportunity to help not only our fishy populations below the sea, but also local communities and beach’s around Koh Tao island and encourage women worldwide to explore a oceans wonders, through diving, snorkelling or even just traveling to these wonderful places.
Akua hope's, by supporting new heaven in their conservation efforts, we can all make a positive difference by making your next travel trip, surf session or beach day, is part of something bigger.
A little more about the program your donations will be helping: New Heavens program directly contributes to the conservation of Thailand’s coral reefs through research and monitoring, reporting, mitigation, as well as active and passive restoration around the island of Koh Tao. Our education and certification program is designed to give participants a hands-on approach to learning about the coral reef environment and a wide range of research and restoration techniques used by professionals around the world. Our conservation program is responsible for much of the marine protection or related activities and on-going maintenance around the island of Koh Tao, working closely with the local community and government groups such as the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and the Department of Fisheries
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on New Heaven or the stunning island it resides on.
They are well worth a visit, Trust me 🙂