Weaving together a love for the environment, art + doing good together for Earth Day.
Partnering with our friends at PangeaSeed Foundation and six artists to celebrate earth day who are a Hawaii-based, internationally engaged nonprofit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans.
Pre-Order a quick-dry towel from your favorite artist & have 100% of the net proceeds support PangeaSeed Foundation. Pre-sale opens from today until April 30th. 
Get to know more about PangeaSeed below from Akira, their Director of Operations + hear about their mission + how you can get involved: 
  • Introduce yourself + let us know what your role is at PangeaSeed.
  • 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.

  • What is the mission at PangeaSeed?
  • 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.

  • How do artists become a part of PangeaSeed?
  • 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. 

  • Aside from purchasing from the collection, how else can our community get involved?
  • 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.

  • Can you tell us a bit about each artist whose Quick-Dry Towels are for sale for this collaboration?
  • 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.
    Thanks, Akira, for your time + all your hardwork to make this collaboration happen. And to the artists, thank you for sharing your talents + passion with us. 
    Why Quick Dry? 

    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.