Sustainable Fashion: Watches Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

The Triwa watch is made entirely from recycled ocean plastic.

We are huge watch fans at Going Green, and when you can add in a sustainable, eco friendly watch design into the mix, we get very excited. This is why we were honored to have Ludvig Scheja,
Co-Founder & Creative Director of Triwa, on the Going Green podcast to talk about watches made from recycled ocean plastic. Triwa sent Going Green a few watches as a thank you, and since then, we have not been able to take them off.

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE

After a successful launch of the Time for Oceans collection with watches made completely from recycled ocean plastic, TRIWA now launches the sequel collection called Time for Oceans Arctic. This mini collection, consising of two watches, is made to highlight the global spread of ocean plastic and it has gained inspiration from the dramatic landscapes and oceans surrounding Iceland.

TRIWA’s Time for Oceans collection was launched on the 14th of April 2020 and has since then helped recycle an equivalent of 10 000 PET bottles from the sea. With the new collection TRIWA’s goal is to spread awareness for a broader cleanup and recycle another 10 000 until the 14th of April 2021. “With our Time for oceans collection we want to spread awareness about our oceans critical health and be part of the solution. We also see customers buying a Time for Oceans watch as ambassadors for the cause. Where the watch itself becomes a statement piece and a story for your wrist”, says Ludvig Scheja, Creative Director at TRIWA.

Watches Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Both case and strap are made from 100% recycled ocean plastic produced by #tide Ocean Material in Switzerland. The ocean waste is transformed into granular with the help of solar energy, and has then been remoulded into the watch. The watch comes in two different colors, black, called Octopus and beige, called Sand. They are 10 ATM water resistant and filled with ocean references such as the 3D molded ocean dial, the bouy inspired hands and the ocean patterned backplate.

The collection will be launched exclusively on triwa.com on the 11th of November.

Going Green wants to thank Ludvig for sharing his journey creating watches made from recycled ocean plastic.

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