THINGS WE CARE ABOUT

THESE ARE SOME TOPICS CLOSE TO OUR HEART 

 
 
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WHY WE LOVE ALPACA

Alpacas are an environmentally friendly animal.  Unlike many grazing animals, Alpacas have padded feet instead of hooves so they do less damage to their pastureland.  When they graze they do not rip up the whole plant by the roots thus making it easier for the plants to regenerate.  They also eat a variety of plants, which is easier on the eco-system. Alpacas have the great hygienic habit of using one communal dung pile.  Alpaca fibre requires less preparatory steps compared to wool, and the hair from Alpaca is naturally hypoallergenic, arguably making it superior to cashmere. And, duh...the animals are adorable. 

 

LYNN & LAWRENCE IS A PROUD MEMBER OF ONE PERCENT FOR THE PLANET  

A little more than ten years ago, a mountain climber and a fisherman realized they had a lot more in common than a disdain for wearing a suit to work.  Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, were also passionate environmentalists that happened to be running successful businesses. More important, they understood it was good business to protect the natural resources that kept them in business.  Founded in 2002, 1% for the Planet has grown into a global movement of more than 1200 member companies in 48 countries, all donating at least 1% of annual sales to sustainability initiatives.

In just over 10 years 1% for the Planet companies have given more than $100 million back to Blue.

 
 

SAVE OUR SHARKS / EDUCATE AND INVOLVE YOURSELVES 

"The process of shark finning is as cruel as it is wasteful.  Captured at sea and hauled on deck, sharks are often still alive when their fins are hacked off. Because shark meat is not considered as valuable as shark fin, the maimed animals are tossed overboard to drown or bleed to death, with 98% of the shark going to waste".   Check out: www.wildaid.org/sharks for more info.  

Shark fins are not even tasty (the meat is virtually tasteless) but the soup exists as a status symbol. This is a custom where humans are really getting it wrong at the extreme peril of our oceans shark populations.

 

 
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OUR BUDDIES PHILIPPE AND ASHLAN COUSTEAU ARE UP TO GREAT THINGS 

With all the things going crazy in the world it's great to keep view on the things that are going right.  With a better world and a healthy planet for its citizens, as their focus, they are a wonderful duo to follow.  Always up for an adventure, these two passionately provide us with inspiration and outlets for action.  Get informed with the Cousteau's by checking out their organization EARTH ECHO.  LYNN & LAWRENCE has proudly paired up with Earth Echo to design a signature RED beanie inspired of course by the late great Philip Cousteau Sr. with proceeds going to Earth Echo.