Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe and they are as important as they are vast. Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world’s natural systems, like regulating our climate and absorbing carbon dioxide. They provide livelihoods to countless fishermen and others around the world. They also feed hundreds of millions of people and have the capacity to provide a healthy seafood meal to a billion people, every day. Yet, despite their size, the oceans are not immune to human influences like overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution.
The good news is that we can restore our oceans, which is why we are launching a piece of jewelry as a symbol for the protection of oceans. The element water has always maintained a special meaning for our brand. The designer, herself, along with the company’s philosophy and special Boutique locations have been shaped by this unique connection to nature. Even our brand symbol, the drop, reminds us constantly of the fascination with the world’s most important element – water.
So, as of July 2019, TAMARA COMOLLI is proud to partner with the non-profit ocean conservation group, Oceana, which is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning science-based policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life. Since 2001, Oceana has achieved over 200 concrete policy victories for marine life and habitats. From stopping bottom trawling in sensitive habitat areas to protecting sea turtles from commercial fishing gear, their victories represent a new hope for the world's oceans. With this partnership, TAMARA COMOLLI wants to set an example for a sustainable awareness for one of our most important elements in life.
Learn more about the activities of Oceana here.
We are aware about the fact that natural raw materials are used in the production of our brochures. Thus, we would like to restore some of these raw materials to our environment and always strive for a climate-neutral production.
To balance the production of our booklets, we joined a reforestation project in Schliersee, near our Headquarters in Gmund, Lake Tegernsee. The Office for Food, Agriculture and Forestry (AELF) Holzkirchen successfully planted 700 silver firs, 700 larches and 300 maples.
Chemical-free plates are used for printing. These were not developed in a chemical bath, but directly in the printing machine as process-free exposure of the plates.
We are very proud that we are able to support another social project. In cooperation with the Munich Institution for the Handicapped, we are able to prepare our brochures for shipping to our customers. In addition, the stitching is taken over by the professionals of the facility as a complex bookbinding task.
TAMARA COMOLLI donates 10% of every Mother-of-Pearl INDIA LEAF sold in our boutiques in Germany, the US and our online store to SOS Children's Villages.
"Mother-of-Pearl" is the so-called “protective inner layer” of varied mussel species. Due to light refraction, this layer shimmers in all the colors of the rainbow. Iridescence is the scientific term for this mesmerizing range of color that people really love. Some of our popular INDIA LEAF pendants are made of lustrous Mother-of-Pearl - available in small, medium and large and in all gold colors. In recent years, they were part of our "#sharelove" campaign – a charity initiative still ongoing in Europe and the USA. The INDIA LEAF "Mother-of-Pearl" is a symbol for a mother’s unequivocal love.
Nothing has the power to change the world like the unconditional love of a mother. Let’s give something back and share our love for children worldwide with our Mother-of-Pearl INDIA LEAF, the symbol for all mothers of the world.
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The new SIGNATURE Wave Ring, that was created as a tribute to our favorite element, water, is the focus of our CSR initiative in cooperation with the Earthbeat Foundation, Zurich.
3% of all proceeds for the SIGNATURE Wave ring - only from our own TAMARA COMOLLI boutiques and online store - will be donated to the foundation’s projects. The Earthbeat Foundation stands for progress in the gold industry. With a social business approach, the foundation’s goal is to create alternative and sustainable income structures especially for children and women working in gold mining. Effective July 1, TAMARA COMOLLI supports the following projects in Busia, East Uganda:
The temporary projects Heartbeat Honey and Heartbeat Garden aim for a sustainable lifestyle both for people and nature. The Heartbeat Honey project has already financed a one-year education for 80 goldminers to become beekeepers. With the money earned from honey and wax, the future bee farmers can establish their own social business and no longer solely depend on the sometimes dangerous work in goldmining. The Heartbeat Garden project educates locals to cultivate crops. Especially natural resources such as bamboo or vetiver can filter toxins like mercury out of the groundwater. Both resources can be sold without further processing to perfume or manufacturing industries, for example.