EQUITY (n.) - the quality of being fair and impartial
INCLUSION (n.) - the action or state of including or being included within a group or structure
OUR GREATEST STRENGTH LIES IN RECOGNIZING OUR DIFFERENCES AND USING THEM TO CREATE A MORE JUST WORLD FOR EVERY LIFE ON EARTH.
At OFAUNA we lead with the knowledge that equity & inclusion are key elements to the survival and growth of all life on Earth. We understand that it is when we use compassion, kindness, and collaboration that we start to create a future that is bright and beautiful for our planet and all of the species that call it home. We know that in order to live by this mentality we must use our voices, platforms, privileges, and actions when we find ourselves in situations or spaces that are not fair or just for all people, all animals, or all natural elements. It is our duty as individuals of the human race to recognize when there is injustice in our world and work together to combat it.
Our mission to be an inclusive and equitable brand starts by representing people from all backgrounds, body types, races, ethnicities, religions, gender preferences, sexual orientations, belief systems, abilities, and ages. It continues with purposefully choosing to give our rashguards styles rather than culturally stereotypical genders in order to be inclusive of all individuals and celebrate that each of our bodies are beautiful and unique in their own ways. However we each choose to categorize our forms is 100% a personal preference that will be recognized and respected. When the time comes to build our brand's team we will be committed to hiring a diverse group of individuals who have the same passion and motivation for ocean protection as we do, but who will help deepen our purpose by bringing together different life experiences, beliefs, and backgrounds.
We are committed to continuously educating ourselves and our customers about the ways in which we can be activists in fighting for our oceans and for all life on Earth.
We recognize that we are constantly learning and growing as a brand. If you do not feel you have been rightfully included within the OFAUNA family please contact us, so that we can continue to grow as an inclusive and equitable community.
Here at OFAUNA we believe that:
BLACK LIVES MATTER
SCIENCE IS REAL
NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL
WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
LOVE IS LOVE
DIVERSITY MAKES US STRONGER
FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYONE
KINDNESS IS EVERYTHING
ALL LIFE ON EARTH DESERVES TO BE PROTECTED
CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL AND HAPPENING ALL AROUND US
WE START TO CREATE CHANGE IN THE WORLD WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER, EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES, AND RECOGNIZE THE SHARED HUMANITY IN ONE ANOTHER