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World Animals Day. What has the story of TET to do with it?

Hi beautiful ladies,

Here we are again with a new blog and today about something related to the story of TET. has to do with. As some of you may know, Sunday, October 4th is World Animal Day. I recently wrote a blog about PETA and it had to do with animals too, but today I want to tell you a bit more about what the story of TET.  has to do with animals!

The story of TET

For readers who use TET. Knowing it longer than today, the story may already be clear, but we also receive new readers and our story is interesting for that! In 2018, we started our journey of designing long-lasting swimwear made out of recycled plastic.

Traveling from a young age, our founder Lieke van Hulsbergen was always aware of the relationship between humans and the environment. And really fell in love with the ocean.

When she grew up it was on a trip to Thailand and Indonesia that she realized just how much of an impact waste disposal was having on the planet, and decided to do something about it.

TET. Swimwear's primary focus is to build a brand that effectively tackles debris reduction, particularly the plastic that litters the sea. All of our swimwear is crafted from Reprieve an innovative, high-quality performance fabric that's made from plastic waste and industrial nylon waste.

Not only are our pieces made from sustainable materials, they are either reversible or interchangeable; so once you purchase an item from our collection you can wear it again next season.

Using waste from the ocean to create on-trend and high quality recycled swimwear that will eventually find itself back there through the wearer, the circle is complete.

What has this story to do with animals ?

Now you are probably curious what our story has to do with animals. Well, imagine. All that plastic in the beautiful ocean. In this ocean there are of course all different animals living. Think of turtles, fish, mammals and birds. Take a turtle as an example. This one swims quietly in the ocean and floats slightly in front of me. He thinks “Oh that's a jellyfish, I want to eat it!” The turtle goes to it, takes a bite and chokes. Why ? Something that looks like a jellyfish to a turtle is actually a plastic bag. Or take a fish, for example. It swims quietly through the ocean and gets stuck in a plastic soup or a bird caught in a net with its beak. These are all factors that can be overcome if there is less plastic in the ocean. But it is not only in the ocean that animals are affected. Recently I happened to see a video of a couple of kayakers on the beach helping baby seals that were trapped in plastic and nets. (Interested? Here is the link of video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKjBKMtuWE8

So also washes ashore 'junk' can cause the unnecessary death of animals.

Only together can we ensure that the turtles and fish can swim undisturbed, that birds can put their mouths in the water normally again and that seals can just play on the beach without getting stuck. We cannot do this alone! SAVE THE OCEAN WITH TET.

Curious about how you can contribute to less plastic in the ocean or If you're not already separating plastic or using it less? Read our blog '70 ways to use less plastic' and who knows, the animals may soon be able to live a carefree life because you also help!

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