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The ocean conservation gift guide: How to shop your way to healthier seas

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OceanZen bikini

Up to 14 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans each year and we are more aware than ever that plastic debris is one of the biggest threats facing our oceans but it can be hard to see how you as an individual can help reduce this immense number.

However, there are plenty of brands you can support that are making a conscious effort to reduce the pollution in our seas. Whether it be through using recycled materials or creating limited edition products, these companies are supporting campaigns and raising awareness about the importance of protecting the ocean.

Here is our pick of the best pieces you can buy to make a difference.

OceanZen bikini

Inspired by her background in marine biology, Steph Gabriel started OceanZen to “save the ocean one bikini at a time”. The Australian brand makes its colourful swimwear from fabric constructed from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles that have been removed from the ocean.

Ocean print bikini top, $70, oceanzenbikini.com

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