Surfer Creates Eco-Friendly Beach Retreats
Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
At the U.S. Open of Surfing competition in Huntington Beach this summer SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel spotted a familiar face – Kelly Slater. The iconic surfer wasn’t heading out into the water, but looking back at us in the form of a large photograph at the PBteen booth.
Slater, an 11-time World Tour Champion who has spent much of his life in the water, wants to bring his love of the ocean into people’s homes with a line of eco-friendly, ocean-inspired bedding, furniture and home accessories designed for teens (and older).
Teaming up with PBteen (a division of Pottery Barn), Slater is using renewable and recyclable materials in each item in his collection.
The goal isn’t just to create a beach aesthetic for people to enjoy, but to build awareness of the need to safeguard the world’s resources. “We only have one planet,” says Slater. “We need to make a better future for all of us.”
Slater, who was Quiksilver’s surf ambassador for many years and has been involved in several businesses, is especially excited about working with Pottery Barn’s PBteen because it enables him to share his love of nature with the next generation.
Getting young people to think about how their lifestyle choices affect the environment is one way Slater can share the stoke.
Functional, casual and comfy, the pieces in Slater’s collection are meant to be used and lived in, whether it’s kicking back with friends, doing homework, or getting a good night’s sleep.
With a color palette of ocean blues, sea foam, sand and sun these eco-friendly home goods will turn any room into a beach retreat.
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