Let us protect THE seas together!
Two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water. The oceans and seas
regulate the climate, create habitats and are the basis of all life. But:
the world’s largest, contiguous eco-system with its immense biological
diversity is under extreme threat. In particular, the toxic plastic waste
and so-called ‘ghost nets’ become deadly traps for seals, dolphins, fish,
birds – and sea turtles. In the view of the imminent danger of destruction
and pollution caused by people, it is high time to pull the plug.
In Dhivehi, the official language of the Maldives, “velaa” means turtle.
It is after this extremely endangered species that we have named this new
design developed by OBJECT CARPET exclusively for Healthy Seas. With each
square meter of VELAA produced, we support the sustainable initiative for
the protection of our seas – and, in particular, the protection of the sea
turtle. Since time immemorial, the sea turtle was venerated as a source of
energy and strength in creation myths. It is even considered by many to be
the oldest symbol in the world. Standing for heaven, earth and water, this
animal is a symbol of longevity.