We, at Pinetime Clothing love surfing and almost every water activity. When waves are breaking, the surface of the ocean shows a unique pattern, the Whitewash. It inspired us to dedicate a capsule series within our new collection, using only sustainable materials and supporting an ocean cleaning project along the way
Keeping our ecosystem clean and free from waste is essential nowadays, so we decided to support Sungai Watch, an environmental organization founded in Bali, Indonesia with a mission to stop plastic from going into the ocean. By donating money from every sale of this capsule, we try to give a little back to our natural capital for a more sustainable future for our planet
SUNGAI WATCH is an environmental organization founded in Bali, Indonesia. They are on a mission to protect and restore Indonesia’s rivers by developing and designing simple technologies to stop the flow of plastic pollution from going into the ocean. More than 80% of plastic pollution in our oceans comes from rivers and streams. At Sungai watch, they believe that one of the simplest ways to clean our oceans is by starting in our rivers, where they can still prevent the flow of plastics with trash barriers.
As of today they’ve collected 52,554 kg of plastics, organized by 235+ community cleanups, and installed 145 trash barriers but this is just the beginning. By 2025 they plan to clean and place a trash barrier in every river in Indonesia. To achieve this goal they need all the help they can get. We first heard about them from our good friend Balint Hambalko, who is a Bali based professional surf photographer and cinematographer. We knew instantly that this is an initiative we can wholeheartedly support. We love surfing and almost every water activity so we learned firsthand how essential it is nowadays to try to keep our environment clean and work on enforcing proper waste management at a local level, especially in third-world countries.
LEARN MORE AT: HTTPS://SUNGAI.WATCH
The Man Behind the Lens
Born and raised in Budapest. Living the dream in Indonesia. Balint Hambalko is a Hungarian photographer and cinematographer, who nowadays spends most of his time in the water, filming the best surfers of the world. During lay days, he likes to spearfish and he cooks what he catches :)
We are happy to call Balint a Pinetime advocate and we believe that his life journey and passion can be a true inspiration for all the people around the world.
Besides his personality, we also admire his professional work, so this year, we decided to integrate one of his artworks into the Whitewash capsule collection. We love how it turned out and we hope you will like it too.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BALINT AND HIS WORK AT: www.balinthambalko.com
“2020 was probably the best year for the surfers who stuck in Indonesia as the country went into full lock down, only a few lucky surfers stayed on Bali!
Even Bali was in lockdown till July, so this was our first trip leaving Bali with a few friends for a pretty big west swell to Lombok to Desert Point, the longest tube in Indonesia.
The photo was taken on the 15th of July after sunset when the wind totally stopped and the water got super silky clean. It was Brian’s last wave on the end section of the wave called ‘Grower’ which is the gnarliest section of Desert Point as the wave is very shallow and powerful there.
He didn’t know I was shooting, so 1 hour later when we were eating out fish curry I showed the photo to Brian and he was so stoked, he immediately paid for my curry!“
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