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Do you know how your clothing impacts the oceans?

Plastic-based fabrics make up 60% of what we wear. When clothing made from this fabric is washed or sent to a landfill, it releases plastic microfibres into the environment. According to reports, at least half a million tonnes of plastic microfibres are discharged into wastewater from the washing of synthetic clothes annually. As a result, marine wildlife is living in a sea of plastic.

For this reason, we’d love you to help us make ocean-friendly fashion the norm. The simplest – most effective – changes to make are to slow down your fashion consumption, buy with intention, wash your clothes less often and make sure your clothes last for years. When you do need to buy a new item, look for natural fibres like cotton and wool, and circular designs (e.g. upcycled clothes) made by conscious brands that produce in small batches.

One Blue Heart 2024 is once again collaborating with Jackie May from Twyg and will be featuring three designers, Cleo Droomer, Thando Ntuli and Luke Radloff.

 

To help you along your slow fashion journey, Twyg created a guide with some practical tips and a list of slow, local fashion brands. And of course, we must celebrate and appreciate the ocean, our blue lifeforce, whenever we can – which is why we can’t wait to host you for the inaugural One Blue Heart Blue Carpet Gala Dinner.

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Ann Lamont, the Executive Chairperson of the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation, exudes elegance adorned in the styling of Luke Radloff, Founder and Creative Director of UNI FORM.

Talitha Noble, the Turtle Conservation Manager of the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation, gracefully wears the essence of 1971, where creativity flourishes.

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The Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation team, dressed in garments from Vintage with Love and Helon Melon, epitomized style and elegance.

Additionally, the team proudly wore badges, specifically Nobomvu pins, representing one of the rescued and released turtles, courtesy of Sealand Gear. These symbolic pins added a meaningful touch, underscoring the dedication to turtle conservation.

In addition, a display of fashion pieces by various designers were curated and showcased on mannequins provided in collaboration with the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. These exhibits added an extra dimension of creativity and style, captivating guests with their artistic flair and innovation.

UNI FORM's top piece design on display epitomizes their signature blend of contemporary innovation and familiar roots, drawing inspiration from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The bottom piece is designed by Millie Collines, their store at is located at The Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002.

This Helon Melon creation, known for its clean lines and contemporary urban aesthetic, invites playfulness while honoring natural materials. Visit their store at Watershed, Shop B6, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002.

This piece is crafted by Lara Klawikowski, celebrated for her wearable art and bespoke designs, blending artisanal craftsmanship with innovative design

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