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Together with marine conservation organisations Healthy Seas & Ghost Fishing, we free, in depths of more than 30 meters, reefs & shipwrecks of fishing nets that have been lost or intentionally sunk.
After being retrieved, the nets are cleaned & treated by our partner Nofir using specialist process. We generally only know what coloraturas the nets are until cleaned.
the nets are then further hand-processed by bracelet in Hamburg & made real for dispatch. Each finished Bracenet is a unique piece because of varying net structures, colours & sizes.
10% will be donated to our partner organization
When a fishing net is lost or intendedly dumped it doesn’t lose its function: it keeps on fishing until it decomposes into another danger after 600 – 800 years, so-called microplastics. Every year several millions of sea creatures die, because they got caught in these uncontrollably floating ghost nets. They account for 46 % of the plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the whole patch being 4,5 times the size of Germany. Bracenet together with partners, Ghost Fishing, Healthy Sea & Nofir, retrieve and clean the ghost nets all over the world and convert them into bracelets. More than a pretty accessory: an aide memoire, an inspiration and a conversation starter. Our aim is to make everyone aware of the danger caused by ghost nets. By wearing your Bracenet you become an ambassador to our joint goal: to protect the seas. Every Bracenet means a piece of ghost net less in the ocean. Your Bracenet is more than a bracelet, it is a personal and unique statement for protection of our oceans. Because every Bracenet means a piece of ghost net less. With this little accessory you will make a substantial contribution helping turn our oceans back into a paradise as they once were.
Therefore: SAVE THE SEAS, WEAR A NET.