Sometimes, we can look at the world around us and see the negatives. We see the damage we are doing, we see the people who aren’t as fortunate as ourselves, and this can lead us to believe the world isn’t a good place. But if you catch yourself thinking this way, perhaps it’s time to remember all the good going on in the world right under our noses. Last month we had the International Day of Charity and, since then, we’ve been thinking about how being charitable helps the world and people around us.

For example, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) releases interesting data about charitable acts across the world. For example, Libya, Iraq, and Kuwait are the top three countries when it comes to the number of people who go out of their way to help strangers. With donating money to charity, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Australia come in at the top with 88%, 78%, and 71% of people giving to charity respectively. And, with volunteering, Indonesia, Liberia, and Kenya make the top three. 

Across the world, including in the UK, there are thousands of people giving their time, money, and expertise to help make the world a better place. And, while the media often focuses on the doom and gloom, there are charities who can show you how your donations benefit their cause. 

Our partnership with SEA LIFE Trust

At Maru, we’ve chosen to help tackle the plastic pollution problem by partnering with the SEA LIFE Trust. They champion the need for plastic-free oceans, sustainable fishing, effective Marine Protected Areas, and an end to the exploitation of marine life. They do this with extensive global campaigns, marine animal sanctuaries in the UK and Iceland, and with the help of their donors.

Their Cornish Seal Sanctuary is home to a seal hospital. They nurse injured seals back to health and once they have made a full recovery, release them back into the wild. Some seals sustain injuries that prevent them from surviving in the wild, sometimes as a result of the extreme plastic pollution that plagues the oceans. This is why helping get rid of plastic pollution is just as important as helping the animals who are continually suffering from the effects. 

How we help

As a swimwear company, we have a strong connection with water, making the SEA LIFE Trust the perfect partner for us. We have a common goal, to clean the oceans so everyone can enjoy them - people and animals alike. 

Our Black Pack swimwear range uses ECONYL® regenerated yarn, an ocean-friendly yarn. This yarn is made from discarded ocean plastic, such as ghost fishing nets, which can otherwise kill ocean animals. All the money we receive from this range goes towards supporting the mission of the SEA LIFE Trust. 

We hope we can help save the planet through partnering with the SEA LIFE Trust. Will you be giving to charity this year and making a difference in the world?

If you’d like to help us support the SEA LIFE Trust and make the world a better place while looking great in the pool, take a look at Maru’s Black Pack range on our website.