By Maria Nilsson

It's nice to be here

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Art by Byron’s Brianna O’Connell.

'There’s this really cool common experience astronauts describe called the Overview Effect. It’s said that the experience of seeing Earth from space is so awe-inspiring and profound it alters their perspective of what it means to be a part of life on Earth.  

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Our big world suddenly teeny tiny compared to the seemingly never ending, dark, vastness of space that surrounds it. Planet Earth appears fragile, vulnerable and with finite resources. This new viewpoint also inspires the world to be realised as a whole, without defined capital cities, countries or borders that divide Earth’s inhabitants. Astronauts describe feeling an awesome appreciation for our planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life upon it and a renewed sense of responsibility to care for the environment.

I was thinking of the Overview Effect when I made this print. Unfortunately we can’t all go to space to get the new perspective needed to save our planet but I don’t think we need to. There are so many awe-inspiring moments to be had right here on Earth. Some are beautiful, some, as we have seen in recent years are terrifying.  I’m scared and anxious for our planet but I can see that there is a global consciousness growing, small changes are making big changes. 

If you find yourself wearing this print I hope it encourages you to connect with nature, get a little perspective and work towards a brighter future.  

Look around, it’s nice to be here, let’s stay here. What do we need to do to make that happen?

We're proud to be using materials with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and OEKO-TEX certifications. This is just the beginning and means no nasties in your clothing. :)

We are transitioning to organic cotton for our apparel, starting with our Earth tee and shorts. We're proud to be using materials with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and OEKO-TEX certifications. This is just the beginning and means no nasties in your clothing. :)
All of Atmosea clothes are made from cotton. Transitioning to organic cotton is not always easy, or fast. So we are super stoked to have taken the step.
Little info about organic cotton is cotton grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers – and no genetically modified organisms (GMO). Also, choosing organic cotton means 46% less climate impact compared to conventionally grown cotton (according to Textile Exchange report 2016). All organic cotton products have been independently certified by accredited certification bodies according to the standards OCS (Organic Content Standard) or the GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard). 
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