Updated: Feb 15
When we make the bold declaration to stand for something, life often puts us in the position to defend what we believe in. ODIN is the brain child of Nadia Artman, our owner and creator. ODIN stands for Oneness, for unity, for higher states of being, and for love. This company, this idea, this way of life was sparked by a simple and intuitive desire to get back and give back to the Earth that not only sustains us, but fills our lives with immeasurable beauty and joy. We come from the Earth and will return to the Earth. We are of the Earth, and thus we cannot separate ourselves from the actions that we have taken upon it. If we abuse the Earth, we abuse ourselves. If we nourish the Earth, we nourish ourselves. This abuse or nourishment is then replicated ten-fold throughout the world and all beings that inhabit it. This is our philosophy, and it is not just a statement of values. They are the guiding ethics of how we live everyday.
While traveling in Mexico, Nadia happened upon an absolutely beautiful beach off the beaten path. As she approached the beach, her heart sank from her discovery. This pristine beach was almost entirely covered in plastic trash, with more washing up on the shore from the ocean. The scene was heartbreaking, but also motivating. Nadia and Colter got to work picking up piles of trash and loading them up in her car until the car was filled to the brim with the trash. The effort was worth it. This small act of Oneness and compassion with the Earth restored the beach to its natural state. The vibrations left here were of love, gratitude, and healing. We have to believe that small acts like this will have some kind of a ripple effect and spread across the globe, until we are all restored, healed, and One.
The ocean is said to be Earth’s life support, with 97% of the world’s water held by the ocean. We rely on it to regulate our climate, absorb CO2 and it is the number one source for protein for over a billion people.
Here are some dire facts about plastic pollution in our oceans:
There is now 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean & 46,000 pieces in every square mile of ocean, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes.
Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans.
The world produces 381 million tonnes in plastic waste yearly – this is set to double by 2034.
50% of this is single-use plastic & only 9% has ever been recycled.
88% of the sea's surface is polluted by plastic waste.
Plastic packaging is the biggest culprit, resulting in 80 million tonnes of waste yearly from the US alone.
More than 1 million plastic bags end up in the trash every minute.
The world uses over 500 billion plastic bags a year – that’s 150 for each person on Earth.
More than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution every year.
100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.
By 2021 the number of plastics in the sea will be higher than the number of fish.
1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption contains plastic.
We don't believe in only talking about the problem without offering any solutions. We know that the fashion industry is one of the culprits in introducing plastics and other pollutions into the environment, which is why we introduced our sustainable, eco-friendly and high-vibrational clothing. But there's more that we can do to spread awareness of the issues and of the solutions. Stay tuned in to our blog for more.
Thank you. We Are One.