WE ARE SPHYRNAS


What's with the Name?
      SPHYRNA, from the Greek "Hammer", is the genus of Hammerhead Sharks, the earliest first recorded in the 1700s.  We’re here to be as different as the hammerheads we so adore with unique designs and handmade goods. 
 
 

 Mission:
 
     To inspire conservation and educational outreach of sharks and the ocean through use of design and activism.
 
 
    Sphyrnas was created to inform, engage, and compel folks to take action in improving our ocean ecosystems through our one-of-a-kind designs.  A deep passion for nature drives everything we do- every stitch, every cut, each fold and handwritten thank you note is made to stand out from the rest. 

 
 
How do you help save sharks?
       By partnering with conservation and research organizations every purchase helps bring about a brighter future for sharks and our oceans. In addition to monetary donations, our designs are fighting back against the harmful stigma surrounding sharks- we are spreading shark love, not fear.


Sphyrnas is about inspiring curiosity
to learn more, it spurs action and starts conversations that help save sharks every time you wear our brand.



We aren't just another clothing brand, we work hard to provide helpful resources, share shark knowledge, fun facts and amplify ways to take direct action via our social platforms and Shark Blog.
 
E-meet our 'Shark Partners' here! Follow along with them on social media for more information on their shark-saving efforts. 



Higher Standards: 
    We want to empower people to explore and conserve our shared natural world.  Caring about where and who makes our clothes is vital to accomplishing our goals in creating shark styles that are actually sustainable and making a real difference for not only sharks but fellow human beings.
 
   We place the upmost importance on our environmental impact as well as striving to be apart of a global solution.  Only manufactures that place the same level of importance on sustainability and ethicality while championing conservation efforts will pair with the Sphyrnas logo. 
   Learn more about our base tee materials: who makes them and where they’re made HERE. We're also a proud member of the Noissue Eco-Alliance, utilizing recycled or compostable mailers!

 

 
From the Founder:
 
     “The goal is to make the topic of sharks more approachable- to encourage people to look beyond their 'monster' stigma and see sharks as the vital parts of the ocean they are. 
 
Sphyrnas is just as much about bringing awareness to sustainability and environmental justice issues as well as establishing more positive interest in shark conservation.
 
I believe change starts with one person. If I can inspire someone to learn more about sharks or to take a more active role in protecting our oceans- you can too! Before you know it, we'll have a better collective world.”
- Cari Johnson
 
  

 
FEATURED:
     Want to know more? Get to know us a little more by checking out our recent features:  


How I Got Started: The Impact Of Sustainable Packaging
Noissueco - July 2021


Meet the Makers II
Sphyrnas Shark Blog - June 2021

 
Sphyrnas: Spearheading Shark Conservation One Product At A Time
Noissueco -  June 2021

 
Featured Story Time: Cari Johnson
The Sirene Project - Dec. 2020









 RETURN RUNDOWN:

 

 
     Sphyrnas does not offer exchanges or returns.

Sphyrnas stands by our gear, if you have more specific questions about any product on our site, please CONTACT US before making purchase to ensure the item is what you’re expecting. All sizing and care information is included with each product on our site for your convenience.

*If there’s a quality issue once you recieve your order please let us know and we can issue store credit or ship a replacement depending on your individual situation and item availability.

 
 

SHIPPING UPDATE: as of 11/1/2021:
   To further reduce our environmental impact as a business and facing increasing challenges due to COVID-19 and postal service price increases we have decided to
suspend ALL INTERNTIONAL SHIPPING.


Hopeful there will be a more environmentally friendly option in the future for international shipping that is also affordable for both business and you as a customer.


By purchasing anything on this site you play a role in positive change for sharks, our oceans as well as making this small business's dreams come true- THANK YOU!