When Blood Red Design Meets LAMAVE Conservation the Result Is/equals Protection All Round

27 June 2016 THE PHILIPPINES

Blood Red Clothing and the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) are excited to announce their latest collaboration.  Working directly with LAMAVE’s field researchers the Blood Red team have designed and created an exclusive free-diving fin bag perfect for the needs of LAMAVEs ocean loving volunteers.

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 With the Philippines compromising of over 7000 islands, and the fact that LAMAVE now has 8 active field sites in the Philippines, volunteers working in the field need to take care of their kit more than ever. One essential piece of kit is free diving fins which are indispensable for LAMAVE volunteers studying whale sharks, turtles and other large marine vertebrates.

Media director Sally Snow says “Blood Red have supported LAMAVE for just over a year now, so when David, Mona (and the team) asked if there was a piece of kit we really needed – a free diving fin bag was the first thing that came to my mind! Believe it or not, they are tricky to find, and one of the problems we have is that when we travel – be it on a bus, a jeepney, tricycle or plane our fins are always in the firing line to be damaged. That’s why we said the bag HAD to be padded.”

And padded it is. One of the unique features of the bag is its protective exterior, which is much thicker than most bags on the market. The added thickness is perfect for helping protect fins no matter where the team travel. The bag even has small loop holds so that it can be tied to a larger hold bag if need be. Add to this the meshing and drain holes to help the bag “breathe” and the large pocket on the front that can store both our mask and snorkel combined, as well as a rashy and some leggings, the bag is just perfect for any ocean lover. 

All profits from sales of the bag, will go directly into LAMAVE’s marine conservation projects in the Philippines. CEO of Blood Red, David Harris said, “we really love the work LAMAVE do and we wanted to find a way we could help the teams conservation efforts in the country. 

Designing and producing specialised equipment is what we do – sharing that knowledge, and working with LAMAVE on equipment that their team needs was a perfect way we could support the team. What’s more, donating all profits to marine conservation is a great way that we all can help sustain their work.”

While the bags are designed for LAMAVE volunteers, there will be some exclusively available for the public. 

Related Websites: 1. http://www.bloodredclothing.com 2. www.lamave.org 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sally Snow. Photos are available upon request.

The Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) is the largest independent non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of marine megafauna and their habitats in the Philippines. LAMAVE strive for conservation through scientific research, policy, and education.