Our Ocean, Our Sisterhood, Our Future. Across the globe, our sisters and traditions are connected by one remarkable foundation, the ocean. It is a diverse network that encircles and protects the earth and is the beginning to life and the cosmos. It covers three-quarters of our planet, connects our people and has become a huge part of our natural and cultural heritage.
It supplies us with oxygen, absorbs our carbon dioxide, and monitors our water cycle and climate. It helps to eradicate poverty, provides us with food security and is a significant source of transportation. The 2020 High Summer collection Okeanos, also known as Oceanus in Latin, represents world-ocean in Greek mythology. Oceans, rivers, lakes and waterways. Okeanos is the oldest Titan, the son of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth), the husband of the Titan Tethys, and the father of Oceanids; 3000 stream spirits and 3000 ocean nymphs.
Force. Life. Purity. Protection. Okeanos represents exactly this. It is a natural phenomenon worthy of worship. Its water is not only always in motion, but changes colour in the light of the stars, refreshes living creatures and brings new life to dry vegetation. A valuable possession full of resilience and integrity asking to be preserved and protected. A possession that will ultimately determine the wellbeing of our present and future generations. Okeanos has been created to start a conversation around caring for our ocean by developing an integrated approach and enhanced co-operation by all. Through demonstrating the negative effects plastics and microplastics are having on our ocean, Okeanos acts as a vision to crafting a more sustainable future.
As sisters in a collective, this calls for action.