Planet Protect Sportswear™ to Partner with Oceana to Raise Funds to Protect the Oceans

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Planet Protect Sportswear, an Oregon-based beach and leisurewear company, announces a finalized fundraising partnership with Oceana - one of the largest ocean advocacy groups in the world.

In a recently established fundraising partnership, the new beachwear and leisure wear clothing company -- Planet Protect Sportswear™ -- based in Lake Oswego, Oregon -- has finalized an affiliation with Oceana to create an ongoing fundraising partnership. During the check-out process the Planet Protect customer can designate 10% of their total purchase to Oceana, one of the largest ocean advocacy organizations in the world. Planet Protect Sportswear can be found on the web at http://www.PlanetProtect.com and more information about Oceana can be found at http://www.Oceana.org.

Established in 2006, Planet Protect Sportswear™ was created to offer great beach and leisure wear to consumers looking for clothing made from sustainable products and/or responsible companies, and offers year-around beach and leisure wear sales opportunities (for those who travel to warmer climates during the winter). Planet Protect's primary goal is to help fund those who fight against pollution and seek to protect our most valuable resources for future generations.

A majority of the clothing options come from organic sources (some certified and some non-certified) and other clothing comes from companies working hard to minimize their eco-footprint. "At this point we are 65% organic or sustainable, my goal is that Planet Protect is 100% 'closed loop,' -- meaning all of our products are made from organic or recycled sources by 2010," noted Jim Beriault, founder of Planet Protect Sportswear

"I've spent my life around oceans and water and feel strongly about protecting our future, and aligning with Oceana helps insure that we have a blue planet now and in the future," said Beriault. "When you choose Oceana during check out on our web site -- you are helping fund numerous campaigns to protect our oceans, sea life and communities."

"The fact is that our oceans are in real trouble -- scientists say that the world's fisheries could collapse by mid-century if the current rate of destructive fishing practices continue," said Oceana Communications Manager -- Juliana Stein. "The good news is that we can reverse this trend if people get involved now, and partnerships like the one we're forging with Planet Protect Sportswear make a real difference."

If you are looking for great organic cotton shorts, hemp skirts, fashionable tops or eco-friendly sandals, Planet Protect Sportswear is a great option. Planet Protect is most proud of their T-shirt series -- such as the Ocean Swirls Series: featuring interpretive art representing water, or the Elements of Life Series: highlighting Earth, Air and Water symbols or the Sea Life Series -- where endangered or beloved animals are featured on the T-shirts. "We love working with great designers who create cutting edge designs you won't see anywhere else," noted Beriault.

It's important to note that Planet Protect Sportswear makes their donations based on the total purchase price (excluding shipping and handling charges) of the customer and this donation comes from Planet Protect's gross profit as a company and is not tax deductible on the customer's part.

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