The ocean covers 70% of our planet's surface and produces over half of the oxygen that we breathe. Over the past 33 years, we have lost 95% of the oldest, thickest ice in the Arctic to global warming.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), melting glaciers are an early sign of climate change and an indicator of forthcoming shifts to our ocean & ecosystems that threaten the balance of life on this planet.
Amongst the dramatic shifts, we’ve witnessed due to the acceleration of glacial melting is an increased rate of sea-level rise, which has doubled in speed in recent years. Sea level rise impacts not only coastal and marine life, but also intensifies typhoons and hurricanes, causing ecological disruption on land and an increase of climate migration.
To face the urgency of this situation, we all need to play our part and make sustainable choices that put the planet and its people first
PHIPPS INTERNATIONAL forges a new scope of masculine identities: audacious, responsible but joyous, dauntlessly contrasting, and playing upon existing codes and conventions. Confronted as we are by an incalculable world of vibrant matter and radical contingency, PHIPPS
INTERNATIONAL reclaims nothing less than the quest for a new model in the very broadest sense of the word, defining its own rules – all to the backdrop of an uncompromisable ecological stance, and an asserted eye for cut, fabric, and silhouette.
At PHIPPS INTERNATIONAL we agendize the ecological topic and the need for fundamental change, in all our communication channels, and as running themes in our seasonal collections. We doubt if it is possible to make the much-needed radical changes within the (fashion) system we live in... We however also feel we must take-up and experiment with the tools we have, and precisely use fashion as a major platform, to advance the totally new culture and system we need to replace it with.
About Oceanic Global:
Oceanic Global inspires us to care deeply for the ocean and provides solutions to protect it.
The international non-profit sheds light on humanity’s essential relationship to the ocean and empower individuals, communities, and industries to create positive change.
Oceanic Global creates educational experiences, consults on sustainable operations, and engages local communities to generate measurable impact for our collective wellbeing.