One of the online holiday shopping trends for 2011 for the cause conscious consumer is to purchase gifts that give back.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
United By Blue (UBB), the ocean-friendly brand of apparel that, for every product sold removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways, is offering great deals on products running the gamut from super soft stonewashed organic cotton t-shirts that look great with jeans to waxed canvas bags that are as ideal for country roads as they are for city-living.
But this Philadelphia-based ecofriendly clothing brand doesn’t stop at delivering an awesome product. “One of the online holiday shopping trends for 2011 for the cause conscious consumer is to purchase gifts that give back,” says Brian Linton, the company’s Founder and Chief Trash Collector. “And every purchase made in time for the holiday season will remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways when our cleanup season starts up again in early spring 2012.”
UBB’s nautically-inspired t-shirts also support various ocean causes. Their designs, combined with the fact the UBB removes one pound of trash for each product sold, make them the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything. During the holiday season, UBB is also featuring a “Give and Get” promotion, where every customer who adds gift wrapping to a purchase gets a gift card for themselves.
1. Support Sustainable Seafood Shirt – Throughout most of human existence, man has asked and the sea has provided. But now, we face the very real need to ask ourselves “When will fish be extinct?” If current unsustainable practices continue, it’s likely that we’ll only be able to eat seafood until 2050. UBB’s Support Sustainable Seafood shirt features a design that represents an era gone by, when fewer fish were needed to support a smaller population of humans. The Support Sustainable Seafood T-Shirt, like all of UBB’s shirts, make great gifts for under $30.
2. Great Pacific Garbage Patch – One of the biggest problems facing the ocean is the great plastic soup floating in the North Pacific gyre, or ocean current. What’s in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Well, nearly 80% of the marine debris floating in this soup that is, by some estimates, twice the size of Texas, originates on land. United By Blue’s Great Pacific Garbage Patch Shirt makes a tongue in cheek remark about the fact that it is the world’s greatest man-made wonder.
3. Oil World Shirt – The 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico put America’s addiction to oil in the spotlight for much of the last year (not to mention ever increasing oil prices). UBB’s Oil World shirt, available in both men’s and women’s, is perhaps the most outspoken design available, and is a unique gift for men who like to take a stand in their wardrobe.
4. Shark Fin Hoodie – Even though many humans spend their lives terrified of sharks, humans are a much greater threat to these apex predators. Every year, more than 70 million sharks are killed by humans, most of which are killed for their fins to make the bland shark fin soup that’s popular in China. The Shark Fin design has been one of UBB’s best-selling designs for several seasons, and it’s even more popular in a hoodie. If you’re wondering what to give your boyfriend for Christmas, this cozy extra layer is it. UBB’s Hoodies make great gifts for under $50.
5. Windmill Shirt – While there are many pros and cons for wind energy, there’s little doubt that it’s a more sustainable alternative energy than the fossil fuels we currently rely on. UBB’s windmill t-shirt in navy v-neck for women is a subtle call for more wind energy in the US.
And if you’re wondering how to shop for Christmas gifts on a budget this year, be sure to like the UBB page on facebook or to join their newsletter to stay up to date on their latest deals and offers.
United By Blue is an ocean friendly brand of apparel that, for every product sold, removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world through company organized and hosted cleanups. To learn more about their environmental efforts and to shop their merchandise, visit http://www.unitedbyblue.com.
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