SC - Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves Partner to Create a Sustainable Future
Coastal apparel brand supports marine conservation and research in an impactful way
Southern Tide, the premier apparel brand and authoritative voice of coastal style, has announced a global partnership with non-profit marine conservation and research organization, Beneath the Waves. With 2020 marking the start of a critical decade for safeguarding the oceans, the partnership marks Southern Tide as the official apparel partner for Beneath the Waves.
The relationship between Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves has evolved organically, as both brands have our coasts embedded into their DNA. Beneath the Waves' mission is to use cutting-edge science to improve coastal sustainability and ocean health. The partnership will focus on research up and down the Atlantic coast, with the goal of catalyzing change for oceans and inspiring conservation through content development, immersive research activities, and a collaboration collection launching on May 20th, followed by a more extensive collection launching Spring '21, both with a give-back component.
Recent work by Beneath the Waves researchers, published in leading scientific journals Science and Nature, demonstrated the need to create large marine protected areas to conserve threatened species like sharks, which are imperiled worldwide. The ocean provides important services to humanity such as food security, jobs, and oxygen, and coastlines are a critical buffer protecting coastal areas from storm surge. Protected areas allow for population recovery, which can also improve fisheries, tourism, and other socioeconomic and sustainability activities.