How does it work?
The Close-the-Loop Parka is designed to be loved forever: the most sustainable choice is to cherish your product for as long as possible. We also recommend:
- Spot cleaning
- Repairing if and when necessary
- Lend, borrow and sharing with your loved ones.
When your parka is truly exhausted and cannot be loved any longer, you can return it to us* and we will take care of the rest. For every Close-the-Loop Parka sold, we are planting a mangrove tree in partnership with Sustainable Surf’s SeaTrees initiative. Another mangrove tree will be planted when your parka is returned.
*Discover more about the take-back scheme.
Our nature-positive mission
SeaTrees plant and protect mangrove forest ecosystems in the Biak Island Region of West Papua Indonesia, contributing to the restoration of this vital ecosystem – one of the most biodiverse on Earth. It was previously highly degraded by human activities, with 75% of the island’s estuaries deforested.
Mangroves sequester 5-10 times more CO2 out of the atmosphere per hectare than tropic rainforests. Much of that carbon is stored in the soil and sediment that make up a mangrove ecosystem.
In our Stella vision, all materials will be created using regenerative systems to restore our planet or use ‘close-the-loop' circular materials – crafted from waste and designed to never become waste again.
It is our hope that all materials can, one day, biodegrade harmlessly or be captured and recycled infinitely.