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BeachClean Sarongs: unique designs of plastic ocean trash washed up on our beaches. To raise awareness. SAY NO TO A PLASTIC SEA!
BeachClean Sarongs: unique designs of plastic ocean trash washed up on our beaches. To raise awareness. SAY NO TO A PLASTIC SEA!
BeachClean Sarongs: unique designs of plastic ocean trash washed up on our beaches. To raise awareness. SAY NO TO A PLASTIC SEA!
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Let's go to the beach... with our unique beachclean sarongs / pareos! 

We are starting with 3 beachclean sarong designs of plastic ocean trash washed up on our beaches.  

Designed by me, Hannah Tofts. Using my 7 year collection of plastic ocean trash washed up on west coast Scotland. Artist/designer now accidental eco participator..

Beachclean sarong: SWIM  

Sunny rainbow colours printed on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200 cm x 110 cm. 

see more on website > swim

  

  

  

Beachclean sarong: OCEAN 

Blue colours printed on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200 cm x 110 cm.

see more on website > ocean

  

  

  

Beachclean sarong: SPLASH 

Happy beach colours printed on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200 cm x 110 cm.

see more on website > splash

  

  

  

Your beachclean sarongs are packaged and posted without plastic:  

Each sarong is packaged in a cardboard box, sealed with a sticker for the love of plastic free oceans, with a postcard of the artwork to keep, a postcard for you to send to a friend and a Letsgotothebeach postcard to say thank you!  

Let's go to the beach supports the global marine pollution community:  

If we succeed in reaching our Kickstarter target to produce a first print-run, and start selling online we will donate 5% of profits to the marine pollution community. Every sarong you buy will contribute and help raise awareness. 

It's all about quantity; we need a big enough print-run per design to achieve an affordable price for a printed and finished sarong to sell and package to you!

  

  

#7 PLEDGE 

The book: Say no to a plastic sea!

A 660 page Creative Document: 7 years collecting+creating with plastics washed up in the sea, on the West Coast of Scotland, by me, artist Hannah Tofts MA RCA. Artworks photographed by Shannon Tofts, Edinburgh, UK, designed with Creative Direction partner Jan Battem, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION of x25 copies signed by me! Includes 1 OCEAN beachclean sarong to wear while you read.

see more on website > book

  

#8 PLEDGE 

A presentation talk+show+share by artist designer Hannah Tofts 

I create visual impact to shout about it, to show people it matters.

see more on website > hannahtofts.com

  

#9 PLEDGE 

Letsgotothebeach creative beachclean event with Hannah!

It's funny what you find... Inspiring and motivating schools and communities. Creative visual impact: 5 years creative education legacy material for zero tolerance for plastic rubbish in our oceans. Flexible content to discuss. 29 years experience arts teaching children, students, non professionals 4-90 yrs.

"I hope Hannah carries on making her fantastic master pieces and inspires more people to do the same like other schools or other adults. She has done a wonderful thing and I will always remember the time that I spent with her. Also I will tell other people about doing the same thing... I will definitely try and do the same" Evie, 9yrs 

"They had a lot of fun exploring, discovering and experimenting with the possibilities for being creative and imaginative with washed-up plastics... Hannah challenged and motivated everyone and they all participated enthusiastically and had fun doing so. It was accessible to those with additional support needs too. The project was very successful and exceeded all expectations..." Namaste Bevan, Teacher, Achahoish Primary School

"It was fun getting the stuff from the beach to make pirate faces. It was worth it for all the bits and bobs because if we hadn’t the beach would be a mess." Benjamin, 8yrs

"in the amazing workshop sessions that followed, the children were inspired... the whole experience has given our beach cleans a new sense of purpose. It has motivated the children to look more closely at their environment, to appreciate that recycling can be a fun and interactive activity... and keep Argyll beautiful.." Bernie Mcmillan, Headteacher, Craignish and Kilninver Primary Schools

see more on website > hannah working with schools

see more on website > hannah's kids creations online Its our world

  

#10 PLEDGE 

Use 1 of our unique beachclean designs to promote your product, business or event

Choose a design for use on your product or packaging, as an image to apply to a hoarding, apply to any surface, a banner, sail, spinnaker, flags, use as a message, use for fun, use to promote an event. Option to commission a specific colour-mix for your product/event/country.

 

Hannah  

I started Letsgotothebeach as a creative response to a global issue on my new beach doorstep after a move from a city to a sea. Our beachclean sarongs are a small part of a big concept beginning all on Kickstarter! A culmination of 7 years creating plastic-ocean-trash imagery and concepts to get corporates to sponsor and use with positive marketing and finance. I developed quirky, accessible, playful, visual impact material to make it memorable, to promote awareness about plastic in our waters. Companies, governments, associations and .orgs need us creatives to get your attention; there's a lot of information about dead sea creatures and Plastic Soup out there to digest. It's easy to ignore if it's not on your doorstep. So we created a product to sell to finance us to do more and promote awareness. We didn't aim to set up a textile company, though we've done amazingly so far, over a year invested, sampling around the world and ready to go, to print now! Amazing what you can do if you are passionate and believe. We hope your backing and pledge action media will eventually attract specialist partners to help expand the Letsgotothebeach concept. We need you to help get us all involved, keeping our oceans and beaches clean. It's a big idea from a tiny team of big thinking creatives.

mail any questions > info@letsgotothebeach.org

Creator, collector, washer, filer, writer, photographer, editor, stylist, reluctant model; beachclean sarongs for every shape and age! 

see more on website > hannah

What's your favourite beachclean design?  

See the whole beachclean series on the website and help us decide which to print next. Tell us which other designs you like? Just click on 'what's your favourite?'. 

I like the pink+green one called SAND... but then I really like SURF too... the guys like HEAT ... just hope we get these 3 designs off the ground to get the next product series out there. There's a beachclean series of beach-play just waiting to happen with your backing! 

see more on website > what's your favourite

How do you tie, wrap, scrunch, pleat, hang, drape, fold, fly yours? 

Post your pix! Tell all your friends! Tell us who and where, which beach, pool, sauna, spring, stream, canal, river, waterfall, lake, sea, ocean... 

Instagram letsgotothebeachtoday

Facebook letsgo2thebeach

our website letsgotothebeach.org

email info@letsgotothebeach.org

 

Support us and say no to a plastic sea! 

  

 

letsgotothebeach.org

see more on website > letsgotothebeach.org

 

Risks and challenges

Our challenge is to achieve an affordable price per sarong with quality responsible production. It's about finance; we need a big enough print-run to bring the price down per sarong to sell. It's ambitious. We are not a textile company or a fashion brand. Printing textiles or books both demand large print-runs to bring the price down to an accessible price. We simply need quantity reaction; your reaction!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.25

    Say no to a plastic sea!

    Join in and support us. Thank you.

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    x2 Letsgotothebeach Postcards!

    We will send you 2 Letsgotothebeach postcards: one to say thank you for supporting us, and one postcard to send to a friend!

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    • Postcard of artwork to keep, signed by Hannah to say thank you!
    • 1 postcard for you to send to a friend.
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    x1 beachclean sarong: SWIM

    Sarong design: SWIM. Sunny rainbow colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200cm x 110cm.

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    • Packaged in cardboard box+sticker.
    • 1 postcard for you to send to a friend.
    • 1 postcard of the artwork to keep.
    • Posted without plastic!
    • You can pledge as many times as you like!
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    x1 beachclean sarong: OCEAN

    Sarong design: OCEAN. Blue colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200cm x 110cm.

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    • Packaged in cardboard box+sticker.
    • 1 postcard for you to send to a friend.
    • 1 postcard of the artwork to keep.
    • Posted without plastic!
    • You can pledge as many times as you like!
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    x1 beachclean sarong: SPLASH

    Sarong design: SPLASH. Happy beach colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200cm x 110cm.

    Includes:
    • Packaged in cardboard box+sticker.
    • 1 postcard for you to send to a friend.
    • 1 postcard of the artwork to keep.
    • Posted without plastic!
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    x2 sarongs: OCEAN + SWIM!

    2 designs: Sunny beach colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size 200cm x 110cm.

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    • Each sarong is packaged in 1 cardboard box+sticker.
    • Each box comes with 1 postcard of artwork to keep.
    • Each box comes with 1 postcard to send.
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    Pledge £60 or more About $75

    x2 sarongs: OCEAN + SPLASH!

    2 designs: Sunny beach colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size 200cm x 110cm.

    Includes:
    • Each sarong is packaged in 1 cardboard box+sticker.
    • Each box comes with 1 postcard of artwork to keep.
    • Each box comes with 1 postcard to send.
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    Pledge £90 or more About $113

    x3 sarongs: SWIM, OCEAN + SPLASH

    3 sarong designs: OCEAN, SWIM & SPLASH. Sunny beach colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200cm x 110cm.
    Each sarong is packaged in a box+sticker.

    Includes:
    • Each sarong is packaged in 1 cardboard box+sticker.
    • Each box comes with 1 postcard to send.
    • Each box comes with 1 postcard of artwork to keep.
    • Posted without plastic!
    • You can pledge as many times as you like!
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    x6 beachclean sarongs, x2 of each design

    2 SWIM, 2 OCEAN, 2 SPLASH sarongs. Sunny beach colours on white, 100% unbleached cotton, size: 200 x 110cm. No box packaging.

    Includes:
    • Ocean sarong is packaged in a box+sticker.
    • Each envelope has 1 postcard to keep.
    • Each envelope has 1 postcard for you to send to a friend.
    • Posted without plastic!
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    the book: SAY NO TO A PLASTIC SEA!

    660 pages! Creative Document written+photographed, designed+produced by artist Hannah Tofts MA RCA.
    7 years looking, collecting+creating with plastics washed up in the sea, on the West Coast of Scotland. Bursting with creative visual impact to inspire. FIRST EVER exclusive Limited Edition of x25 copies! Inspire to be aware. Includes 1 OCEAN beachclean sarong to wear while you read!

    Includes:
    • Each copy is signed by Hannah Tofts.
    • Education legacy for zero tolerance for plastic sea trash.
    • 1 heavy book delivered in a box+sticker.
    • Includes 1 OCEAN beachclean sarong to wear while you read.
    • 6 postcards; 3 of artwork to keep, 3 letsgotothebeach to send
    • Ocean sarong is packaged in a box+sticker.
    • see: www.hannahtofts.com/plastic-sea-the-book
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,251

    Talk+show+share with artist Hannah Tofts

    Visually inspiring, passionate and creative talk+show about 7 years collecting and creating with plastics washed up in the sea. By artist/designer/teacher/accidental eco participator Hannah Tofts MA RCA. Content: locations, artworks, school, children and community collaborations, exhibitions, events, to motivate, an education legacy for zero tolerance for plastic trash in our oceans.

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    • Will travel to anywhere in the world!
    • Passionate, enthusiastic, creative motivator.
    • Coast and City locations. Rural and Urban.
    • Additional travelling expenses.
    • see: www.hannahtofts.com
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    Creative BeachClean Event with Hannah!

    Use Hannah to kickstart your Beach Clean Event, to motivate children, schools and communities. Passionate and experienced in responding creatively to this abstract material; plastic rubbish washed up on our beaches. Flexible options according to your time limit, location, venue: a talk, introduction, installation, workshops, exhibition, print and online material with artist/designer/teacher/accidental eco participator Hannah Tofts. Involves looking and decoding on your location, documenting, collecting, washing, sorting. Preparing to create. A reveal, imagination, play, inventive and creative, colour and shapes, tactile, texture, language and teamwork, making and creative, individual responses, your unique creations. All to inspire. I can forward school and community endorsements. 30 years experience teaching and working with 4-94 year olds, students to non professionals! Happy to discuss something to fit.

    Includes:
    • Raise awareness about plastic trash washed up on our beaches.
    • Visual material full of ideas and inspiration!
    • Flexible, performance and inventive.
    • Anywhere in the world, excluding travelling expenses.
    • www.hannahtofts.com/plastic-sea-primary-school-arts-event
    • see: www.hannahtofts.com/its-our-world-kids-plastic-artworks
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    Use+apply 1 design for your product

    Choose 1 of 10 existing designs to apply to a hoarding, promotion banner, flags, a sail, a spinnaker! Apply 1 of our designs on your packaging, bottle, product, event according to consultation with artist/designer Hannah Tofts. Rights/exclusivity negotiable depending on useage. Commission a colour-specific design for your logo/brand/country? Happy for you to use my design for any sea, ocean or water activity, to help promote awareness about plastic rubbish in our seas.

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    • Relevant promotion potential.
    • Visual application to highlight your product.
    • Sympathetic and positive application only.
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    Your tailor-made pledge!

    Want to discuss more ideas of how to use letsgotothebeach? Contact info@letsgotothebeach.org for creative discussion and application.

    Includes:
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    • Creative Potential!
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