La Isla is not just another clothing company. We just aren’t. Here we care about much more than fashion and design. Each year we select a non-profit organization to contribute to, and we support them as much as we can. We donate a portion of proceeds to their cause, and help by spreading the word about who they are and what they do for the world. In 2011 we partnered with Children of the Americas (www.americaschildren.org), and for 2012 we have joined forces with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, a formidable organization focused on inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for the protection of the ocean, and on documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
What is Ocean Futures Society?
Our mission is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
Membership is Free!
The decision to make membership in Ocean Futures Society both free and web-based was carefully considered. Free membership allows us to partner with other similar organizations without competing for members or membership fees. In addition, it allows children, without financial resources, to have access to our information.
Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard Calypso and Alcyone for much of his life. Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work.
Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization, serves as a “Voice for the Ocean” by communicating in all media the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy. As Ocean Future’s spokesman, Jean-Michel serves as an impassioned diplomat for the environment, reaching out to the public through a variety of media.