Every shark finatic loves to stock up on shark merchandise to show their love of these stunning animals. I’ve compiled some of my favorite shops with awesome shark merch that will not only make every member of your family- including your four legged friends- feel the shark love, but will also benefit shark conservation and research with every purchase. Now THAT is living every week like it’s Shark Week!
Did you know that by shopping on Amazon.com, eligible purchases can benefit Shark Angels? Go to Smile.Amazon.com and search “Shark Angels” in the charity to benefit. A percentage of all your eligible Amazon purchases will be donated to Shark Angels, benefiting shark conservation and research efforts! Way to go Amazon! And by the way, the Shark Angels shop has some pretty awesome items to check out as well!
Based out of the UK, The Shark Trust offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a new rash guard, hoodie, plushie, or even to adopt a shark there’s something here for you! And don’t worry about the size of your order, The Shark Trust offers flat rate shipping worldwide regardless of the size of your order!
Check out the AES Cafepress store! All proceeds benefit student travel grants to AES events. Help support education and the sharing of research with your purchase.
AES’s store has tote bags, hats, hoodies, and t-shirts for all members of the family, including your four legged friends!
Respect the Fin was started with the goal of spreading awareness about the dangers of shark finning and to help bring education to the public about the role of sharks in the ecosystem. From unique jewelry to hats to shirts, Respect the Fin has something for everyone to sport their love for sharks! And you can feel good about your purchase knowing that 20% of their profits are donated towards the shark conservation and educational efforts run by Sharks4kids. Be sure to follow them on Instagram @respect_the_fin
Shop completely unique items including fin jewelry and cuff links, cozy hoodies, and Gills Club clothing for the young girl you know who loves sharks! All sales benefit continuing shark research at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Chatham, MA!
NiteDreamerDesigns is a solid choice for handmade and custom made jewelry. The shark jewelry tends to sell out quick, but custom pieces are available upon request. All proceeds go directly to Project Aware to benefit shark conservation and research!
4Ocean creates beautiful glass beads bracelets made from recycled beach trash. Each bracelet purchase is 1 pound of trash collected from beach and ocean cleanups! On July 14th they released a beautiful special edition bracelet made with silver and white spiraled cord for #SharkAwarenessDay. 10% of proceeds are being donated to Bimini Shark Lab, Shark Savers and Shark4Kids! Get your special edition Shark Awareness Bracelet before they are gone forever!!
4Ocean. [4Ocean]. (2017, June 5). World Environment Day. Retrieved June 16, 2017 from https://www.instagram.com/4ocean/
JYNCreations is a conservation project like no other! Jamie is an artist who crochets plastic bags into adorable ocean creatures, including sharks and rays!! I have 2 sharks, a hammerhead and a whale shark, from JYNCreations and I’ve purchased a pacific white sided dolphin and an octopus as gifts! They have been fantastic hits! While Jamie doesn’t donate proceeds directly to shark conservation efforts, she does donate to ocean clean up and restoration projects with several organizations, benefiting the entire ecosystem, which is why I included her work.
These are just a few of my favorite stores with great merch and conservation efforts! Do you have one that you frequent that I didn’t mention? Leave a comment! Share it! Link it!
Remember you can make a difference for marine ecosystems by calling your Congress man or woman and tell them that you care about the quality of our waters! Sharks, rays, and other marine organisms cannot speak or be represented in Congress. They need your voice. Get involved and stand up for sharks.