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Getting to enjoy the sea in all its glory is one thing, but equally important it is to give back to our source of life.
The Baltic Sea is close to our hearts and lives here at Makia. Unfortunately, it is in a poor state due to eutrophication caused by nitrogen and phosphorus discharges, which feeds algae and water plant growth in the sea. Phosphorus in particular plays a key role in the growth of blue-green algae blooms. Each year we donate funds in preventative work to the John Nurminen foundation. JNS implements concrete Baltic Sea protection measures with proven results.
Also, together with Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association we created a small ongoing collection of everyday essentials to promote the wellbeing of our coastal and lake areas. It features the iconic seal logo that has adorned Nordic seas amongst sailors for decades. 20% of collection’s sales will be donated to the association to aid in waste management of Finnish waterways and archipelago.
The following pictures were shot on an island cleanup day in collaboration with Makia and Aito Surffibussi (surf bus) this summer. Let’s keep our oceans clean and encourage others to do so as well.
John Nurminen Foundation
Keep The Archipelago Tidy foundation
Sacha Remling is a Helsinki streetwear aficionado currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and working for Makia as a freelance foreign correspondent. Now that our collaboration with We Got Beef is out, it was timely to chat on past, present, and future.
Jussi Oksanen is one of the original founding members of Makia, as well as one of the greats when it comes to freestyle snowboarding. We had a chat with Jussi about his life and career after Makia.
We would like to take this moment to thank all of our customers for contributing in our efforts towards environmental causes.