Celebrating International Marine Month: Embrace the Ocean’s Beauty with Moksi’s Handcrafted Treasures.
October is an exciting month for ocean enthusiasts and conservationists as it marks the celebration of International Marine Month. This particular time provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect on the vital role marine life plays in our world and raise awareness about the need to protect and preserve our oceans. One way to truly connect with the beauty of the sea is by incorporating marine-inspired elements into our lives. Moksi, a platform showcasing remarkable handmade products by South African creative entrepreneurs, offers an array of treasures designed to bring the essence of the ocean into your daily routine.
Marine life is an intricate part of our ecosystem, contributing significantly to the health and balance of our planet. Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, and they are home to an astonishing array of life forms, from the tiniest plankton to the largest whales. These diverse ecosystems provide oxygen, regulate climate, and support the livelihoods of millions of people globally.
Unfortunately, human activities such as pollution, overfishing, climate change, and habitat destruction have put immense pressure on marine life. This has led to the degradation of vital habitats, loss of biodiversity, and the endangerment of many marine species. We must take proactive steps to protect our oceans and ensure the sustainability of marine life for future generations.
Celebrating the Sea with Moksi
Moksi, a South African-based online marketplace, is a hub for creative entrepreneurs, makers and creators who handcraft unique products inspired by the beauty of the ocean. From home décor to accessories, their collection beautifully captures the essence of marine life, allowing you to bring a piece of the sea into your living space.
Here are some exceptional marine-inspired products available on Moksi that can enhance your appreciation for the ocean:
1. Ocean-Themed Wall Art
Transform your living space with stunning ocean-themed wall art that captures the mesmerising waves and the tranquil beauty of the sea. Moksi offers a range of handcrafted wall art pieces that will transport you to the coast whenever you glance at them. This inspiring piece is by KerryArt, 60cm x 60cm, with a 2cm depth. Splash is a beautiful abstract painting, full of life and movement. It is a unique painting; no two pour paintings are identical.
This piece is by Edgewood and consists of a hand-coloured etching of 3 children and their dog playing in the waves. This etching of three children and their dog playing in the waves occurred in Kleinmond near Cape Town. It is a drypoint etching (no acid is used) and coloured in afterwards using German watercolours. The etching is printed on Italian Fabriano watercolour paper using etching ink and an etching press.
2. Wave-Inspired Home Accessories
Infuse your home with the calming energy of the ocean by adorning it with wave-inspired home accessories. Whether it’s cushions, coasters, or table runners, Moksi’s selection of handmade home décor items with wave motifs will add a touch of coastal charm to your home.
Hues of Blues from Needle & Claw is a dreamy ocean ombre palette that fades from the deep blue ocean depth to the sea foam waves breaking on the shore. These rainbows are handmade, and while every effort is made to recreate them exactly to the product image supplied, variations in materials may slightly alter the end result.
Arno Designs makes a Bamboo Serving Board with Epoxy resin Ocean Scene Design. Food Safe Epoxy Resin. This is a wonderful wedding gift or Christmas gift idea. Each pour may vary in shade and shape resin takes in the board, which makes each resin bamboo serving board unique in its resin pour design and colour.
3. Marine-Inspired Jewellery
Carry a piece of the ocean with you wherever you go with marine-inspired jewellery from Moksi. The intricate designs and sea-inspired elements in their jewellery collection will remind you of the deep blue sea and its vast wonders. The Mermaid’s Dress ring by The Knotted Gypsy and my Fifth Element Designs makes a playful dress ring with a tapered side. It is ethically handcrafted from Wild Olive Hardwood & resin set with rough, natural turquoise stone in a display of what resembles the salty waters meeting the ocean’s sandy floor & kelp forest.
Lunar Moods handcrafts this lovely freshwater Keshi pearl bar necklace on a sterling silver chain. A Keshi pearl is a non-standard pearl that is a by-product of pearl cultivation. In pearl cultivation, a little bead (nucleus) is inserted into the mollusc, causing it to secrete layers of nacre, which create the pearl. With Keshis, the pearl grows without the nucleus and creates a solid nacre. The iridescent layer creates a glow on the pearl’s surface. These Keshis develop in different shapes and sizes, making these pearls unique and a beautiful choice for modern pearl jewellery.
4. Sea-Blue Apparel
Dress in the hues of the sea with Moksi’s range of sea-blue apparel. Feel the ocean’s serenity with clothing items that feature shades reminiscent of the ocean, allowing you to carry a piece of the coast wherever you wander. The infinity wrap top by Zenobia Thys Couture is a multifunctional stretch top that can be wrapped in various styles. It is ideal for luxury holidays or worn as an easy cocktail dress-up item.
The Shimmer Poncho by Gypsy@Heart is the perfect cover for a long stroll on the beach just before sunset. This handcrafted crochet poncho is a unique and beautiful piece, imbued with an earthy charm and effortless style. The Poncho is a free-size garment that can be worn diagonally or squarely—colours and patterns inspired by mandala art.
Why Choose Moksi
Moksi stands out as a platform that offers uniquely handcrafted marine-inspired products and supports South African creative entrepreneurs. When you purchase from Moksi, you bring the beauty of the ocean into your life, l artisans, supporting local and contributing to the growth of the creative community.
This International Marine Month, let’s celebrate the ocean and its extraordinary life by incorporating marine-themed products into our lives. Explore Moksi’s range of handmade treasures and embark on a journey to embrace the wonders of the sea in the comfort of your home. By choosing Moksi, you’re not just buying a product but investing in the ocean’s preservation and supporting talented artisans in South Africa. Let’s unite to protect our oceans and cherish their beauty for generations.