How it started
Let’s go back to the 2nd of July 2017. On this warm summer day, we sailed on the Mediterranean Sea. We followed a group of beautiful dolphins. And then it happened. We came across something terrible. We stumbled upon a sea turtle fighting for his life. He was stuck in a plastic cloth. We didn’t hesitate at all, not even for a moment, and brought the sea turtle on board. We carefully rescued the animal from the plastic. After this, we released him back into the ocean. The sea turtle was heading towards his freedom again. We gave him a name. We were sailing close to Ibiza. The name iBi was born.
It was a beautiful moment. Even though we would never see the sea turtle again. But it was also a moment that made a deep and lasting impression. We just couldn't get it out of our heads. We wanted to do something with this experience. Or rather: give something back to the world. We decided that from now we would contribute to a clean ocean. And to create awareness about the use of plastic. The iBi brand was born.
After the encounter with sea turtle iBi in July 2017, there was one thing we knew for sure. There is way too much plastic in the oceans and something needs to be done about this. Removing plastic from the Mediterranean Sea is the first thing we started to do.
In January 2019, we launched the iBi Foundation and iBi Free Life. We hope that this will help us make our dream come true: cleaner oceans around Ibiza and the Balearic Islands.
And it is time for the cleaning to start. Currently, around 1,8 trillion pieces of plastic are floating around in our oceans. Think of a garbage patch full of plastic that is larger than France and Spain combined. The iBi Foundation supports various charities and projects that try to do something about this. By doing this, we create a nice place for ourselves, but especially for all the animals that call the ocean their home. Together we will fight for an ocean that is free of plastic.
An ocean without plastic
The oceans must once again be a safe haven for all the marine animals that live there. The amount of plastic in the oceans should not increase any longer. That is why our children’s clothing is made from organic cotton and is packaged and shipped without plastic.
Do you buy our sustainable children's clothing? Then you help us create awareness, and you put an end to plastic ending up in our oceans. But that's not all. We donate a part of the proceeds of the sale to projects and charities that help decrease the amount of plastic in our oceans. An important step that we have to take now. Together with you, we hope to bring about change and reach our ultimate goal: an ocean free of plastic.