Hi and welcome to Trash Swag!
I am very excited that you are here reading this page. Trash Swag Inc. has been a longtime passion of mine and I am beyond thrilled that I can share my journey with you.
My whole life I have been drawn to nature and love nothing more than spending my time traveling around the world experiencing life outdoors. Although I have been to many beautiful places, I have often found myself saddened by the vast amount trash that accumulates in these paradises. And I don’t mean the average litter that you see discarded on the roadside during a road trip, I’m talking about hills of garbage accumulated on the sides of roads, riverbeds, and just off the beaten trails. It’s shocking and sad to watch waves of trash wash up on picturesque beaches day after day knowing that you can't do anything to change the situation. Or can you?
Did you know that scientist estimate that 8 billion metric tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans every year? This plastic not only pollutes our oceans but kills and endangers sea life. Did you know that micro plastic particles can be found in about a quarter of all fish sold in the grocery stores which can cause serious health issues when consumed by people, animals, or marine life.
I remember a kite surfing holiday I took with my husband where there was more plastic junk in the water than sea life. I was thinking “there has to be something we can do to help”! That’s when I made the decision to change my mindset regarding single use plastics and Trash Swag was born.
Trash Swag Inc.’s mission is to promote sustainability and systematic change for reducing environmental impact due to consumer pollution. We work with artists to create images that will educate and encourage recycling on our eco-friendly clothes which are 100% recycled from post-consumer plastics and reclaimed fibers.
I know this is a MASSIVE Mission but I believe that we can make a difference together. I hope you grow to love the Trash Swag brand and will work with us to clean up our oceans, minimize landfills, and love our planet EARTH!
~ Desiree, Sean, Liam & our furry child Avie McLaughlin