Our family likes to shake things up. In 2017, my husband and I moved our entire family of six from the suburbs of Northern California, to Carlsbad, San Diego to be near the beach. It was a group decision, and all six of us unanimously decided to make the leap into the unknown. My triplets were only nine, and my older daughter was 13 years old.
We needed a change. Being near the beach provided the outdoor lifestyle we were looking for. My family are all a bunch of ocean junkies. We cannot get enough of the ocean. To breathe the salt air. To see the ocean in all the colors of blue and green. To hear the waves crashing one after one like a sea symphony. To feel the salt on our skin. For ocean junkies, this is life.
This was the inspiration for creating a store that sold only ocean friendly products.
Only the Best
If you appreciate unique, eco-friendly merchandise, you have found the right corner of the web. Ocean Junkies sells beautiful, artisan-made merchandise that is plastic-free, biodegradable, eco-friendly, and fairly traded.
The products in our Eco Shop have been sourced from local artisans and global fair trade markets. Ocean Junkies prides itself on finding quality products from around the globe that you cannot find anywhere else. Rather than being mass produced in a factory, many of our products are lovingly made on farms, in villages, and by small business owners who take their time individually handcrafting each item.
No my friends, you will not find any of Ocean Junkies’ merchandise in one of the five ocean garbage patches now or in 500 years from now! AND, to make your purchase even sweller (I can’t help myself – I love a play on words), 5% of the proceeds of all sales will go to the Surfrider Foundation.
WHAT IS AN OCEAN JUNKIE?
Ocean Junkies love life at the beach, whether we live at the beach or vacation in beach destinations. On the Ocean Junkies website, we will share secret spots, new and fabulous finds, and meet some innovative eco-friendly companies making it big around our very own ocean here in San Diego.
Healthy oceans sustain us and our planet.
Ocean Junkies is not just a website, it is a movement. It is a collective of human beings who are working toward the same goal: clean ocean living.
This is not a place where you will ever feel guilty that you aren’t doing enough. Ocean Junkies are not interested in lecturing you about how you could be doing a better job to live greener. This is a place you can go to find amazing plastic-free, sustainable products, look at beautiful photography, and read inspiring stories.
The ocean is a magnificent ecosystem of life that sustains us all.