Supporting Ocean Rising: An Evening of Culture, Innovation, and Ocean Awareness

We are thrilled to share the success of our recent evening event in support of Ocean Rising, a groundbreaking movement dedicated to engaging people with the ocean through culture and innovative events. This initiative aims to bring the ocean into the hearts and minds of individuals by intersecting with various cultural sectors, creating a unique and impactful approach to ocean conservation.


The Importance of a Healthy Ocean

As Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director at Schmidt Ocean Institute, poignantly stated, “A healthy planet depends on a healthy ocean. Ocean Rising is a way for us to bring attention to the ocean through cultural sectors - meeting people where their interest lies. Our goal is to get leaders in the fashion sector interested in the ocean and motivate them to bring ocean themes into their work. By creating more interest, it will encourage a desire to care for the ocean.”


Bringing Fashion and Ocean Conservation Together

The event was a perfect blend of fashion, culture, and environmental advocacy. By collaborating with leaders in the fashion industry, we aimed to inspire a new wave of creativity that highlights the beauty and importance of the ocean. Our goal is to see ocean-inspired themes become a trend, not just in fashion, but across all cultural expressions, fostering a deep-seated respect and care for our oceans.

Highlights from the Evening

  • Inspiring Talks: Industry leaders and environmental advocates shared their visions and insights on how culture can drive ocean conservation.
  • Fashion Showcase: Innovative designs inspired by oceanic themes captivated the audience, demonstrating how art and nature can beautifully coexist.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Attendees engaged with interactive displays that highlighted the vital role oceans play in our ecosystem and the urgent need for their protection.

A Call to Action

We believe that everyone has a role to play in ocean conservation. Whether you are a designer, artist, or simply someone who loves the ocean, your interest and actions can make a difference. By bringing attention to the ocean through the lens of culture, we can create a broader and more passionate movement dedicated to its preservation.


Gratitude to Our Partners

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends and partners Schmidt Ocean Institute, Celebration of the Sea Foundation and Hotel Casa del Mar,  who made this evening possible. Your support and collaboration are invaluable in driving the mission of Ocean Rising forward. Together, we can inspire change and ensure a healthy future for our planet.

Anastasia Hani
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