The Falmouth-based company Cape Clasp has launched a new National Park-inspired season of Tikós, its line of 100 percent recycled ocean plastic bracelets, as part of its partnership with the National Park Foundation to address the problem of ocean pollution.
Each Tikós cuff is made entirely from plastic that was hauled from the ocean. More than 13 million tons of plastic flows into the ocean each and every year and the EPA has found that 80 percent of that trash originates from land-based sources.
“Our impact on the environment is not something that’s top of mind everyday. That’s why we created Tikós,” says Patrick Clarke, founder of Cape Clasp. “Each cuff serves as a daily reminder to do everything we can to protect our wild spaces. As such, we’re thrilled to partner with the National Park Foundation to inspire even more people to do their part to help preserve these treasured places for all of us.”
This partnership will span 16 unique designs, each honoring a different national park or seashore. Through this collection Cape Clasp is proud to support the work of the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of America’s national parks. The first collection of designs is available now and showcases Acadia National Park in Maine, Cape Cod National Seashore, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
“There are so many creative ways to help keep parks green,” said Stefanie Mathew, senior vice president of corporate partnerships at the National Park Foundation. “The National Park Foundation is grateful to Cape Clasp for creating park-inspired bracelets that remind people we all have a role to play in protecting these treasured places.”
Learn more about the Tikós mission at tikos.com.