Buy a shirt, and Razer says it will help get some of the plastic out of the ocean.
Razer ɪs ɴᴏw makɪɴg appᴀʀᴇl wɪᴛh 88 perᴄᴇɴᴛ recycʟᴇᴅ marɪɴe plᴀstics. Tʜᴇ cʟᴏᴛhɪɴg lɪɴe ɪs ɪɴ pᴀʀᴛ ᴀɴ efꜰᴏʀt ᴛᴏ raɪse awᴀʀᴇness ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ ᴇɪɢʜᴛ ᴍɪʟʟɪᴏɴ-plᴜs tᴏɴs ᴏꜰ plᴀstic thᴀᴛ wɪɴd ᴜᴘ ɪɴ tʜᴇ oceᴀɴ ᴇᴠᴇʀy yᴇᴀʀ, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ cᴏɴtriʙᴜᴛes ᴛᴏ climᴀᴛe chᴀɴge ᴀɴd threᴀᴛens ᴏᴜʀ ꜰᴏᴏᴅ sᴜᴘᴘʟʏ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ tʜᴇ plᴀstic ɪs swᴀʟʟoᴡᴇd ʙʏ marɪɴe lɪꜰe. Tʜɪs ɪsn't Razer's ꜰɪʀsᴛ ꜰᴏʀay ɪɴᴛᴏ envɪʀᴏɴᴍᴇntal ɪssues: Back ɪɴ Ocᴛᴏʙᴇr, Razer teaᴍᴇd ᴜᴘ wɪᴛh Cᴏɴservᴀᴛiᴏɴ Internᴀᴛiᴏɴal ᴛᴏ sᴀᴠᴇ sᴏᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ wᴏʀld's ꜰᴏʀests ʙʏ sᴇʟʟɪɴg ᴀɴ aᴅᴏrᴀʙʟᴇ Sneki Snek plᴜshie.
Razer is committed to funding the recovery of 1kg of marine plastic for every piece of clothing sold. The five-item clothing line will be a limited run with 1,337 pieces of each, meaning that if they sell out entirely, Razer will help clear more than 2,200 kgs of plastic out of our oceans.
The design is based on the famous Japanese painting The Great Wave, with loads of plastic garbage in the water to drive the point home. The collection includes a zip-up hoodie ($149.99), tee ($89.99), tank top ($69.99), shorts ($79.99) and cap ($49.99). Since the line is limited, it's not surprising that the clothing is on the pricier side.
We like to joke about Razer's unusual nongaming products, but marketing stunts or not, the Taiwanese company does seem keen on trying to keep our planet clean. It even announced that it was selling a reusable straw earlier this week for $20 as part of their 'Go Green with Razer' company-wide initiative. Because there are billions of straws in the ocean at any given time, switching to a reusable one is a good idea for anyone who can.
The Razer Kanagawa Wave apparel line will be available for sale on April 7, with sizes ranging from small to XXXL. Razer isn't taking preorders, but you can sign up (bottom of the page) and get notified via email once the line drops next week.Image 1 of 5