So a week or so ago we hit the road with high hopes of chatting to plenty of people and businesses that are on the same sustainable, ethical path as us at the Byron Bay Surf Festival.
But the rain gods had other plans! Try as it did, our little gazebo simply couldn’t protect our fabric and leather stock from the heavy, constant rain. And without coffee either, we had to call it and pack up.
Kudos to the stallholders that were able to stick it out on the rainiest of Byron days – such as the sustainable and charity-minded handmade jewellery brand Two in the Sun – the marketgoers who braved the elements in support of the festival and of course the festival organisers, who did everything in their power to make the Surf and Arts Market the best day it could be under the soggy circumstances. With the help of major sponsors, The Beach Hotel and Stone & Wood, they were able to offer bedraggled, but happy vendors free lunch and a beer for their effort. Nice one, guys!
Despite the wet weather, events at the festival were still a success; we loved Atmosea’s Just for Fun parade on the final (gloriously sunny!) day, celebrating the female form in all its diverse glory. Women in bikinis of all shapes and statures, all beautiful, joyfully turned out in solidarity and support for women’s empowerment with one core mission – to have fun!
Despite the rain, we launched our *For the Love of the Ocean giveaway at the festival, to win this one-off custom-made single fin surfboard shaped by Misfit Shapes from a blank that was heading for landfill.
The competition is now in full swing and we’ve got a bonus offer for everyone: FREE SHIPPING when you shop online with us and enter LOVEOCEAN as the coupon code at checkout. The offer ends midnight April 30 along with the competition and with every purchase you’ll enter the draw to win this amazing custom board! That’s gotta be feelgood retail therapy at it’s best, right?
Alternatively, buy a reusable bag from Boomerang Bags and post a selfie on Instagram tagging @kalai_collective, @boomerangbags and the hashtag #fortheloveoftheocean for an entry.
*Terms and conditions
Kalai’s For the Love of the Ocean competition starts 9am 24 February, 2018, and ends midnight 30 April, 2018. Conditions of entry are purchase any product from kalai.com.au or boomerangbags.com.au. If purchasing from Boomerang Bags, post a picture on Instagram tagging @kalai_collective, @boomerangbags and the hashtag #fortheloveoftheocean. Prize includes one custom-made single-fin surfboard and one recycled denim board bag. One entry per purchase. The winner will be announced @kalai_collective and Facebook: @kalai.collective) and online (kalai.com.au) on 1 May, 2018. The winner will be contacted via email to arrange receiving the prize. Negotiation of the prize for any other item or money will not be entered into. Single draw is final providing contact details have been entered correctly and conditions of entry have been met.