On World Ocean Day, LOVE BRAND & Co. celebrates the launch of our ‘Sea Weave’ collection at Nobu Ibiza Bay with friends in Ibiza and our charity partner Ibiza Preservation.
With the sun setting on World Ocean Day, we caught up with some of our ocean conservation champions and friends, such as Sofia and James Blunt and Manu San Felix, the National Geographic photographer and marine biologist who is passionate about and played a huge part in this project. Spending over 30 years dedicating his life to the ocean and protecting the island’s precious seagrass.
We celebrated our partnership to protect the Posidonia in front of the seagrass meadows themselves on Talamanca Bay with cocktails and canapes served from Dani Garcia’s BIBO restaurant at Nobu Ibiza Bay.
The work of Manu and the team at Ibiza Preservation inspired our ‘Sea Weave’ print. Manu explains how Posidonia is woven into all life in Ibiza. The ‘weave’ design adopts the aqua and deep blue hues mimicking the Posidonia seagrass shadows in the crystal clear waters around Ibiza and Formentera.
Posidonia Oceanica, unique to the Mediterranean Sea, is the lifeblood of the marine ecosystem. Known as the ‘lungs of the sea’ it generates over 50% of the oxygen we breath in Ibiza and filters the water and keep it sparklingly clear. Preserving the seagrass is essential to Ibiza as it’s one of the most important sources of oxygen to coastal waters. Approximately 34% of the delicate Balearic meadows have been destroyed due to climate change, pollution, and boat anchoring. Located on the shores of Talamanca, Nobu Ibiza Bay hopes to protect this vitally important ecosystem from further damage.
“We’re extremely grateful to Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and LOVE BRAND & Co. for their continued support. It’s heartening to see two companies that understand so keenly the urgent need to protect and regenerate the seagrass meadows around Ibiza and Formentera. Their commitment to our Posidonia protection project will help us undertake vital work to help keep our sea pristine and full of life. ” – Serena Cook, co-founder of Ibiza Preservation
Our exclusive collection is available from Nobu Ibiza Bay’s boutique Almacen De Ibiza and online. With every purchase, a percentage of sales will be donated to this incredible conservation project that we are so proud to continue to support. Dive in and watch the short film we made to promote our Protecting Posidonia project, where Manu tells us the truth behind just how precious this seagrass species really is…