Ocean store - Snapper

PHYSICAL STORE

From swim shorts made from coconuts, to snapbacks manufactured from ocean waste & recycled wetsuits. In the Snapperx Ocean Store we bring together brands from all over the world that share the same vision: protecting the future of our planet.

All brands in store re-invest part of their revenue back into the environment, produce in the greenest possible way, and make a positive difference in the lives of the people who make the products we love. 

Swing by and join us in our conversation on how we can collectively rethink, restore and protect the environment.

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ONLINE STORE

Can't make it to our store in Kortrijk? No worries. In our webshop you'll find a top-notch selection of cool, environmentally conscious surf apparel and accessories. We ship all over Europe.

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Brands

Patagonia is one of the world’s most successful durable activewear retailers, selling everything from snow and surf gear to fleece and travel bags. Their philosophy is all about going green: how can we build the best products without causing unnecessary harm?

Already back in 1985, they founded the organisation 1% for the Planet, which donates one percent of all sales to environmental organizations around the world that take down dams, restore forests and rivers, protect endangered species, and promote sustainable agriculture practices. So far they have donated over 80 million euro and they are motivating all businesses to join.

Patagonia is totally open and honest about not all of their processes being entirely eco-friendly, but it’s their commitment to constant improvement that sets them apart. Plus the very cool fact that they give all their employees activist training, and Patagonia bails them out if they’re arrested for peaceful protesting. Talk about walking the walk!

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According to these guys, renewable rubbers and recycled materials are the future of staying warm in the waves. Founded by a bunch of young, bold and forward-thinking surfers, these brands make boardshorts from upcycled coconut husks and recycled polyester yarn that would otherwise rot in landfills. They also make a rad looking selection of eco friendly neoprene wetsuits, using limestone and old rubber tires in the process.

Vissla and Sisstr’s aim is to keep our water and beaches clean and healthy for present and future generations. To spread awareness, they organise upcycle contests and environmental surf trips. They also founded the Ecology Center, an eco-education center that transforms schools, homes, workplaces and communities into vibrant community ecosystems.

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Snapperx is a brand built on the vision that whilst doing business we restore and protect our planet. We believe that this can only be done if businesses all over the world work together as one passionate movement.

Snapperx re-invest part of the revenue back into the environment, produce in the greenest possible way and make a positive difference to the lives of the people who help make the products we love.

Risen from our love of the ocean and with surfing at its core, this company doesn’t take the conventional path. Hop on our wave and join the ride –  there’s a whole world out there for us to discover.

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Indosole is on a mission to become the most responsible flip flop company in the world. They make the soles of all of their footwear out of old tires that have been salvaged from stockyards, illegal dumping sites and rivers in Bali. The tires, which would have otherwise been burned, are crafted into super durable flip flops without the use of fuel-powered machinery. Wearing their flip flops equals helping them in their quest to save 1 million tires from negatively impacting our environment.

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Ethletic sneakers became the first sneakers on the market to be certified Fairtrade in 2010. Their entire collection is 100% vegan, made of raw materials such as organic cotton or natural rubber from farming areas that don’t compromise the animal habitat. The brand founded the Workers Welfare Society, continuously focusing on guaranteeing proper production conditions, fair wages and improving social living conditions of employees.

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Certified organic cotton, fair trade and vegan: Australia’s fashion brand Etiko has been around for over a decade and is a true pioneer in the ethical fashion industry. The family owned business has always been very vocal about respecting and promoting human rights, and caring for the environment. The brand makes a range of street style basics, and is well-known for its high top sneakers reminiscent of Converse, but ethical and sustainable.

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The Spanish brand Wado is in the business of making the sneakers industry more sustainable. For every pair you buy, they plant two trees. So far they have already planted 33.000 trees, restoring 40 ha of forest in total. Ethically made in Portugal, these leather sneakers are produced without using chromium in the leather tanning process, a polluting chemical that is commonly used in leather tanning. This increases the biodegradability of the shoe in case you decide to get rid of them.

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Founded by French surfers and supported by big brands like Quicksilver and Rip Curl, SeventyOne offers a range of sun-care cosmetics and skin-care products that correspond exactly to the needs of surfers. Ultra-protective, organic, and made with respect for the environment. A lot of their products are more than 95% natural, and they use plastic made out of recycled milk bottles for packaging as much as possible.

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Outdoor brand United By Blue pledges that for every product sold, they will remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways through company-organized cleanups. They hosted their first cleanup the same week they sold their first T-shirt in 2010 and haven’t stopped since.

United By Blue makes responsible, durable apparel, bags, and accessories for people who care about the outdoors. In keeping with their conservation mission, each product is made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester.

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WakaWaka wants everyone to be able to tap into the sun for sustainable energy. For every solar light or charger you buy, they give one to a family caught in crisis or living without access to electricity – from earthquake survivors and rural farmers, to kids in developing countries trying to study in the dark.

So far, they have reached 1 million people by spreading 200.000 WakaWakas to households all over the world. The WakaWaka Foundation, which is supported by your purchase, donates the products for emergency aid and offers WakaWakas to developing areas in exchange for community work.

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Why is it easier to find a disposable water bottle than finding a place to refill you reusable one? Why are there some places that won’t fill your reusable containers? Klean Kanteen is on a mission to engage as many people as possible to change the disposable lifestyle we were all born into. Their #BringYourOwn campaign aims to inspire a global conversation around waste and accountability. They also make stainless steel non-toxic water bottles and donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations they believe in.

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Eco-friendly and stylish, but long-lasting and lightweight: In no time Earthwell became one of the best known producers of high-quality stainless steel drinkware for outdoor enthusiasts around the globe. Their bottles and cups are plastic-free, leak-proof and ideal for everyone who respects our shared planet. Earthwell is a member of 1% for the Planet and pledges 1% of each sale to environmental nonprofits and charities.

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Topiku turns trash into snapbacks, which are ethically handcrafted by Indonesian artisans from upcycled and recycled waste materials. They salvage textile offcuts, old leather shoes and plastic buckets from landfills, that would otherwise add to Indonesia’s ever-growing problem of waste management and end up in our oceans. Their mission: fighting the environmental impact of the textile industry, one snapback at the time.

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