I’m the Director of Operations at PangeaSeed Foundation and Co-Founder of our Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program. I’ve been with PangeaSeed since 2010, back when we started off as a tiny grassroots organization in Tokyo. Growing up in a family of creatives in Europe, I had the privilege of experiencing many different cultures and environments, which led me to sustainability and anthropology. Every day, I’m so grateful to be able to work within the environmental space that continues to inspire me creatively.
At PangeaSeed Foundation, we’re an international nonprofit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism. Now, more than ever, we believe the synthesis between creative expression, nature, and society can powerfully (re)connect us with the planet's most important ecosystem. By leaning on Science and recognizing the importance of Education, we are harnessing the power of ARTivism to inspire ocean advocacy and action through our S.E.A. approach.
We’re honored to have a globe spanning network of artists that lend their time and talent to our cause. The concerned creatives in our movement have either been invited by our team to participate or they’ve contacted us with an interest in contributing their unique skillsets. If artists are interested in getting involved, they can reach out to us online, share their work, and tell us a little about themselves.
As a small nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of donors, volunteers, and most importantly, our artists. So, if you’d like to support PangeaSeed Foundation’s work, head to our website (https://pangeaseed.org/ and https://seawalls.org/) to send us your portfolio, make a donation, or apply for an internship. Our Printed Oceans program is also a great way to give back. By purchasing one of the many ocean advocacy art print editions we’ve released, folks can help power the organization while also supporting the artists that give so much to us.
We’re so stoked to be releasing this giveback collection with Slowtide. These towels feature artwork that were created for our various programs by supporting ARTivists. I love how diverse the designs are, making sure there’s something for everyone in the mix.
Eric Vozzola (@ericvozzola) is a desert-dwelling ocean lover. His Protect What You Love design has become a staple that shares our mantra in such a compelling way.
Gina Kiel (@ginakiel_) from New Zealand created “Mind Full” as a dedication to our internal connection with the ocean, showing waves of emotion rolling, crashing, surging and storming through us.
Hannah Eddy (@hannaheddyart) believes the more we remember that we are all in this together and that everything works together, the more we will value the importance of a healthy and biodiverse planet.
Jimbo Phillips (@jimbophillips), legendary surf/skate illustrator reminds, us to protect the ocean and leave no trace in his signature style.
Lena Vargas (@lenalaballena) created her piece “Speaking Coral” for our Printed Oceans program, highlighting the importance of ocean literacy and coral reef conservation both in her homeland, the Dominican Republic, and around the world.Yellena James (@yellenajames)‘s pattern-like design highlights the abundance and intricate details that exist on coral reefs. A world, beneath the waves, that is home to over 25% of all marine life.
Our quick Dry Towels are made from 100% recycled materials, our quick-dry towels are ideal for travel because of their lightweight nature and high absorbency capabilities.
Learn about our sustainability efforts + how we celebrate Earth Day year round head our Responsibility Page here.