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.
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. Our 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. By wearing Sphyrnas, you’re helping spur conversations and inspire others toward real action!
We’re here to be as different as the hammerheads we so adore with unique designs and handmade goods. Every purchase leads to a brighter future for sharks and the world as a whole.
We donate proceeds directly to conservation and research efforts across the globe.
Want to learn more? E-meet all of our 'Shark Partners' here! Follow along with them on social for more up to date information on their shark-saving efforts.
From the Founder:
“My goal is to make the topic of sharks more approachable for people; to get people to look beyond their jaws and see their vital importance to the oceans.
Sphyrnas is bringing awareness to sustainability and environmental justice issues as well as establishing a positive interest in shark conservation. Through our designs we’re integrating shark knowledge and current issues impacting marine life and our planet into culturally relevant platforms.
Change starts with one person! I am excited to inspire the curiosity of even one person to learn more about sharks; that one person may just be the difference the ocean depends on.”
- Cari Johnson
We want to empower people to explore and conserve our world. Together we can create the brightest future fo all to enjoy. (Sharks included) Caring about where or who makes our clothes is vital to accomplishing our goal in creating shark styles that are actually eco-friendly and not just another clothing brand that uses green-washing to capture profits.
We place the upmost importance on environmental impact as well as striving to be apart of the global solution; it's a vital part of our brand to seek out the best, most innovative companies for our partnerships. Only manufactures that place the same level of importance on sustainability and ethicality while championing conservation make the cut to wear the Sphyrnas logo.
Learn more about our base tee materials: who makes them and where they’re made HERE. We work with industry-leading US sustainable clothing manufacturers. We're also a proud member of the Noissue Eco-Alliance, utilizing recycled or compostable mailers!
Sphyrnas is about inspiring curiosity to learn more, it spurs action and starts conversations that are actively helping save sharks every time it's worn.
Together, we will ensure sharks flourish in our oceans.
Want to know more? Get to know us a little more by checking out our recent features below:
Noissueco - July 2021
Sphyrnas Shark Blog - June 2021
Noissueco - June 2021
The Sirene Project - Dec. 2020