I'm sure you have probably already seen our recent launch of our CHARITY T-SHIRTS. Recently our head designer, Rosie designed 4 T-Shirts to unite together and help raise awareness around the Global Plastic Pollution crisis.
Here at La Luna Rose we are dedicated to help raise awareness for a healthier sustainable planet all while supporting ethically made products. 100% of the profits from every T-Shirt sold (That's 40% of the retail price) is donated directly to TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA, a non-profit based out of Australia and making waves through their global voice and education around the world. Each T-Shirt purchased educates 7 kids on the future of their planet and the Global Plastic Pollution Crisis that we are in. We’re a huge believer in knowledge & understanding that brings about the change and leads the future so we’re pretty stoked with what we can collectively achieve with these Tee’s.
SO. Who is TAKE 3 and why are we so passionate about supporting their non-profit? We recently caught up with them and asked them a few questions about the work they are doing, how we can help and what our future looks like.... Read on, get inspired and get behind this great charity. x
Hey guys, thanks for taking 5 and chatting to us about your mission and the amazing work you are doing with TAKE 3.
It’s a pretty big force to reckon with, to save the sea but we are right behind you. Can you tell us about your main mission for Take3fortheSea?
Take 3’s mission is to reduce global plastic pollution through education and participation. We deliver education programs in schools, surf clubs, communities and online to raise awareness of plastic pollution and inspire action to prevent it. We champion a very simple call to action: to Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere, and you’ve made a difference. Every single person’s #Take3fortheSea contributes to a cleaner and healthier planet.
Our original mission has recently evolved to include ‘and promote the transition to a circular economy’. We recognise the need to defer from the traditional and wasteful ‘linear’ economy to a circular model where technical resources are valued for their ongoing contribution and recycled indefinitely and biological nutrients are returned safely to become soil.
How was TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA born?
The concept of Take 3 was developed in 2009 during a discussion between co-founders Amanda Marechal and Roberta Dixon-Valk as the pair spoke about the ever-growing problem of marine debris. (You can watch the recent short film about our creation story here:TOMRA PRESENTS: Take 3 For The Sea)
Mandy and Roberta realised that if everyone took just 3 pieces of rubbish when they left the beach, the amount of plastic pollution ending up in our oceans would decrease significantly. Mandy and Roberta joined forces with environmentalist Tim Silverwood in 2009 and Take 3 officially launched in 2010. In 2011 the organisation won the inaugural Taronga Conservation Society’s Green Grant and $50 000. With this grant, Take 3 began setting up education programs in schools and establishing projects with key user groups including surfers and recreational fishers.
Take 3 obtained deductible gift recipient (DGR) charity status in 2017 meaning that donations to to the organisation over $2 tax deductible (in Australia). Fast forward to today and Take 3 have a truly global impact with participation in 129 countries through social media. Take 3 have over 170,000 followers across our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages and over 70,000 ‘#Take3forthesea’ photo tags.
The Take 3 message has never been louder! Educate, participate, share the Take 3 vision for clean oceans.
What do you see as the major obstacles in accomplishing your main mission or Goals?
In the beginning, one of our biggest obstacles was getting the message out there that our oceans were in danger. That what you see on the surface is not what was lying beneath. As our CEO and co-founder, Tim Silverwood said recently, “This is a snowball now. This issue when we first started sounded like you were shouting out and there was nothing coming back. But now, we don’t have to shout. We just whisper and it reverberates.”
Our next major obstacle is achieving sustained, societal behavioural change. The success of our message lies in its simplicity, hence people are willing to Take their 3 pieces of rubbish because it’s a small task. However, asking people to avoid single use plastics means asking people to change their daily rituals; like a takeaway coffee every morning or takeaway food on a Friday night. The next step in this tricky puzzle is continuing to wage war on waste and then following through with avoidance of it in our daily lives. The good thing is, the Take 3 team and countless others have proven that the switch away from single use plastics is not only achievable; it’s not as hard as people may think! We have just as much hope and optimism about tackling this challenge and for the future of our oceans as ever before.
Tell us a little more about what we’re currently ‘working’ with. What state are the oceans in today compared with say, 10 years ago? 50 years ago?
The current state of our oceans is not good. Our oceans are suffocating under the weight of all of this plastic and it’s as bad as it has ever been. That said, the knowledge and understanding of the plastic problem has never been greater! More and more people, communities, businesses, corporations and governments are taking action on plastic and adopting systems to solve the problem. So, what we’re working with is a big problem, but even bigger potential in finding a sustainable solution.
To avoid the decline in Ocean ‘quality’ you have set up an education program. Can you tell us a little more about these programs? Who are they for specifically and how does one get involved?
Take 3’s Education Programs are fundamental to achieving our organisation’s mission. Our Education Programs include our Schools Program, Early Childhood Program and Surf Life Saving Clubs Project (among others).
Each program or project is engineered to educate participants through hands-on activities and multimedia presentations. Through Take 3’s Schools Education, we work with primary and secondary schools to raise awareness of plastic pollution & waste and encourage simple actions to prevent it. Our approach is to provide students with a compelling reason to act before encouraging them to develop their own ideas to solve the problem locally.
The Take 3 Early Childhood Program allows children to participate in learning experiences that include discussions, art and craft work, storytelling and music to introduce the problem and inspire solutions. Adopting the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), students will become mini marine conservationists, communicating their new found knowledge to families and the community.
Take 3’s Surf Life Saving Project works with Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSCs), with a particular focus on nippers, educating about plastic pollution, to spread at the Take 3 message and inspire SLSCs to become active in reducing the litter, waste and pollution that is so detrimental to our coastal and marine environment.
What are some of the major action items that you are focusing on at the moment?
Through the support and participation of our partners and community we aim to achieve the following in the next 12 months: remove 3 million items of rubbish; educate 30,000 students and deliver 100 events & activities. We’re particularly passionate about building our #take3forthesea movement across the globe and enhancing our relationships with key stakeholders to make it happen. In 2018 we developed a new partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) to engage the global surfing community in our project – we’d love to see millions of surfers and surf fans participating in our simple action. That includes you too! Simply share your #take3forthesea on social media and you will help us in our mission.
Is there a primary area of coastline you are focusing on? If so, why?
Take 3’s simple message can be actioned anytime, anywhere. From inland rivers, creeks and lakes to parks, forests and beaches: no matter where you are, you can always pick up rubbish and dispose of it thoughtfully. For this reason, we aim to focus on every coastline internationally! In saying that, Take 3 is based near Sydney, Australia and we deliver most of our direct programs along the east coast of Australia.
What have you achieved to date through TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA?
To list all of Take 3’s achievements would take quite some time! Some of our milestone achievements that we’re particularly proud of include:
•Educating over 200 000 students on the global plastic pollution crisis
•Removing an estimated 2.5 million pieces of rubbish from the environment every year
• Establishing our program in over 30 surf life saving clubs
•Partnering with the World Surf League in 2018 to spread our message to the global surfing community.
• Establishing sponsorships from aligned businesses including: TOMRA, JOCO, The Clean Collective and AVID.
• Participating in major media projects like the documentary BLUE and ABC’s War on Waste.
Apart from of course picking up 3 items of trash from the beach and waterways when we visit (Which we definitely do here in Bali!) how else can people get involved with TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA?
Other than Taking 3, people can spread the Take 3 message in their local communities. #Take3fortheSea has strength in numbers! As a NFP organisation, Take 3 relies on donations and the support of volunteers to help us achieve our goals. We’d encourage anyone who has the capacity to donate to please do so. For every $10 we receive we can remove 30 pieces of rubbish from the environment or educate a student in our schools program.
What are your 5 best tips you can give to our readers to keep the ocean clean?
1. #Take3fortheSea ! To clarify what this means – it is to simply take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere and dispose of them responsibly.
2. Refuse single use plastics . The ‘big four’ are plastic water bottles, takeaway coffee cups, plastic shopping bags and plastic drinking straws. The good news is that all of these have awesome, sustainable and reusable alternatives that are widely available. Purchase yours here!There are many other plastic offenders like takeaway food containers/cutlery and cheap clothes made from synthetic materials (also known as fast fashion) that you should seek to avoid too. But we suggest tackling those ‘big four’ first and switching out other single use plastics once you get the hang of it.
3. Share knowledge about ocean plastic pollution with your friends and family and always try to lead by example.
4. Vote with your wallet. Avoid purchasing items wrapped in plastic (like fruits and vegetables) as this is simply unnecessary. Once retailers realise that consumers don’t want their produce plastic wrapped – they’ll change their habits for the better!
5. Vote for leaders who are committed to protecting our precious environment. We need leaders and legislation that value the natural environment over destruction and greed. So have a think at election time about the type of planet you want and vote for leaders who share that same vision.
Thanks so much for your time, keep up the killer work guys! If you are interested in learning more about the work Take 3 does you can check out their website over here. If you're interested in supporting their work, you can shop our T-Shirt's that directly donate $25 for each T-Shirt sold to help with the amazing work they do! You can shop the collection here.
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One of the first things we learnt in our fashion school lab (Yes, we wore lab coats & studied in ‘textile labs’!) was how to tell the difference between a fabric that is derived from nature and one that is man made. To make it really simple and fast forward a few lab tests & goggle selfies I will cut to the chase. Fabrics are either made from Plants (Natural ie Cotton, Linen, Ramie, Wool), Made from plastics (Man made ie Nylon, Polyester), or are a blend of both of these two.
Who better to let you in on the hot spots and must do's in a new area than a resident local? While I've visited Florida many many moons ago, I would say my time there resonated more with.... ah hem.... drinking too many mojito's and long sandy nights partying. And while South Beach is 100% the spot to drink, party, get up to mischief and nude midnight swims, I'm dying to go back and explore more of Florida (And see more in the daylight). For those of us ready to explore this State, we asked our lunacita Natalie Zacek what her top five MUST visit spots in Florida are. Here goes!
|CHARITY & SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
All items in the La Luna Rose shop clearly label the length of the chain used for that design. Unless otherwise stated, all La Luna Rose necklaces are adjustable in length by 2" / 5cm. All necklaces in our Essentials collection have a finer chain and are adjustable y 1"/2.5cm in length.
Beaded Bracelets - La Luna Rose Sundown Sandy beaded bracelets are fastened with an adjustable clasp giving two size options for the 'average' wrist. One sits at a total circumference of approx 16cm and the other at 18.5cm. As all our pieces are individually hand-made, this may vary slightly. If you are concerned about your desired size, please feel free to email us & we can measure one up specifically for you in the design you will be ordering.
La Luna Rose Colour Creator Cuff Bracelets are also fastened with an adjustable clasp giving two size options for the 'average' wrist based on a wider design. One sits at a total circumference of 17.5cm and the other at 19cm. These fit slightly larger than ou As all our pieces are individually hand-made, this may vary slightly. If you are concerned about your desired size, please feel free to email us & we can measure one up specifically for you.
La Luna Rose Sideshow Sally Beaded Bracelets are constructed with a 'loop' system meaning that they do not open up completely but can be adjusted largely in size from a small wrist size measuring 14cm circumference to a larger wrist measuring 19cm circumference. To open them just pull at the end of the beaded section and to close them once on your wrist, pull the tassel heads gently. Again, if you are unsure please feel free to email us here & we can help you work out your size.
Solid Bracelets - Adults Our Solid bracelets are available in 3 sizes and measure 18cm in total circumference for a size SMALL, 19.8cm for a MEDIUM and 21cm for a LARGE. If you would like to check your wrist size, grab a strip of paper, string or tape measure and you can measure your wrist with 3 fingers underneath the string also. If you are still unsure and would like something smaller/bigger made for you, send us an email here and we will see what we can create.
La Luna Rose chain bracelets fit much like the beaded bracelets with an adjustable clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 17cm, 18cm and 19cm.
*For the Chunky Monkey bracelet we suggest a tighter fit. To be sure of your size here, measure your wrist circumference and use this to order the correct size as shown on the product page.
LA LUNA ROSE ESSENTIALS SIZING
All measurements are on the product pages. Our Essentials necklaces are available in 16" length with an smaller loop at 15" and 18" with an smaller loop at 17".
Our Essentials Bracelets measure 17cm in length with an smaller size loop at 15cm.
Our Essentials Rings are offered in size 6, 7, 8 and 9. We are more than happy to make smaller or larger sizes on request, please just email us here.
LA LUNA ROSE PETITES SIZING
Petites Bracelets - We have a number of options for our bracelets for little girls - they're our top seller and little girls just love them! Our Beaded tassel bracelets have an adjustable sizing system and comfortably fit a little girl from aged 3 - 14. Girls 14 and upwards are recommended to fit our Adults collection however if they have small wrists they will still fit the Petites range. To measure a little girls wrist, please wrap a piece around their wrist with 2 fingers underneath. Mark the paper, and lay flat to measure with a ruler.
Our Petites Sideshow Sally Bracelets are adjustable in length and open up to 18cm in circumference. If you don't have a direct wrist to measure, this bracelet system is almost fail safe and accommodates almost all wrist sizes.
Our Petites Sunday Sandy Bracelets measure 12cm in length with 3 options of length within the clasp system.
Our La Luna Fiesta Bracelets measure 14cm in length/circumference and all have the abiloity to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
Our Solid silver bracelets for little Petites (To add charms onto) are available in 3 sizes. Baby 4.5cm in diameter (Recommended age 3-5), Small 5cm in diameter (Recommended age 6-10) and Medium 5.5cm diameter (Recommended age 10-15).
Our Petites Chain Bracelets measure 15cm in length with an smaller loop at 12.5cm. If you need larger, feel free to order an adults size.
Petites Rings - Our Petites range also offers rings for little girls. Please measure your childs finger first to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We would recommend a size 3.5 for girls 6-8 and a size 4.5 for girls 8-13 and a size 5-6 for 14-17year olds. However - every finger and body is different! Any questions, just send us and email here and we would be happy to help.
Petites Necklaces - Our La Luna Rose Fine Chain Necklace measure 15" in length with an extra size loop at 14". Our La Luna Fiesta Necklaces measure 34cm in length and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.