FREE.THE.WAVE was created by Joe Nation, world famous Instagram Model (jokes!),
and founder of Charity Pants, in collaboration with his step-daughter, Corrine.
Our goal is to spread awareness of plastic waste in the ocean and our daily lives.
We want to inspire others to be more conscious of their carbon footprint, to use less plastic, recycle more, to help free our waves of plastic waste. Each necklace and bracelet (coming soon!) resembles someone's effort
to make a wave in their community!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Sometimes we receive messages from people concerned about sand removal and the impact it has to the environment. When we conduct a beach clean up, we pick up as much trash as possible, separating small pieces of plastic often consumed by fish and birds. We remove only three (3) tablespoons of sand from a single location to create around 100 pendants from a single beach clean up. Each pendant contains less than 0.5ml of sand, less than the amount you dump out of your shoes or shake out of your towel and clothes upon leave the beach.
We only remove three (3) tablespoons of sand if it is legal to do so. We make sure that sand removal abides to all local, state and national regulations. We don't remove or accept sand from any protected beaches within National Parks, Seashores or sand from Hawaii.
If we conduct a beach clean up where it is illegal to remove sand, we will only remove trash and plastic waste. Those pendants will contain sand from a combination of the three (3) tablespoons we have accumulated from various locations around the world so nothing goes to waste.
In terms of using fake sand, through our research, we became concerned about the resources it takes to produce it, as well as the legitimacy of its production from third parties which creates a larger carbon footprint as well as other questions of concern.
You can order a pendant without sand.
After placing your order, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: "NO SAND + Your Order Number."
Each pendant represents a time that someone picked up trash and plastic waste from a beach, park, or community. For every item sold, we donate $1 to our monthly partnered nonprofit and we document how those funds were donated through project Charity Pants.
You can Take the Wave Challenge and do your own beach clean up. Go to you local beach or park, pick up as much trash as possible, take a few selfies and show us your findings then dropping a small piece of plastic and a pinch of sand (less than 0.5ml) to make your Wave!
Free.The.Wave is creating a platform that gives us an opportunity to walk away with something that signifies our impact, as well as a tool to start a conversation to inspire someone to make their own wave in the world.
Charity Pants is a social media / video production company that focuses on nonprofits. We works with many organizations that represent various causes such as the environmental awareness, homelessness, youth leadership, pet adoptions, serving the elderly, the list goes on!
Free.The.Wave is a way for Charity Pants to generate funds to donate to these organizations but also continue to help create content with nonprofits to help amplify their voice!
To learn more visit: CharityPants.com
This mostly depends on where you live in the world. We fulfill orders once a week, every week. We ship directly from Los Angeles, California, so shipping domestically should only take 2-5 days from the day we ship your item. International orders can take anywhere from 7-21 days, depending on your location.
We use small Recycled, Recyclable, Reusable mailers. Please recycle or reuse your mailer after you receive it.
All sales are final. We will replace your item if it arrives broken or breaks within the first 60 days.
If your item breaks, please take photos of it and email us at:
email@example.com with Subject: "BROKEN + Order Number."