Did you know? It is estimated that marine wildlife trade for souvenirs removes up to 30 million fish, 1.5 million live stony corals, and 10 million other invertebrates each year from marine ecosystems across the world.
Lucky for us, initiatives like the one being implemented in Mabul makes way for communities in the island to conserve the ocean and provide livelihood for themselves. Mabul is a small island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia. The island has been a fishing village since the 1970s. Mabul is home to over 3000 people, whose livelihoods compromise fishing and picking seashells off the seabed. In partnership with SJ Seas, Seastainable will be selling these lovely marine creatures hand crotcheted just for you in seapport of an alternative livelihood for women. The profits from this project will go to fund the learning and development opportunities of youth on Mabul Island!
*Measurements and color availability per hand crocheted animal indicated in the photos on the left