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We are pleased to be sharing sneak peeks from the new Wildlife Jewels Oceans Gems Collection, with paintings and intricate design taking inspiration from a precious Sea Turtle, Sea Urchins, Sunflower Sea Stars, Elephant Seals, and so much more.
A stylish collection of Wildlife Jewels Fine Art Fashion & Décor embellished with Azi's original paintings taking inspiration from our "Oceans Gems" rare and precious sea life. Beautifully designed and made with eco-sustainable material in Southern California.
The Wildlife Jewels Collection was founded in 2014 by Azi with the mission to raise awareness for and to protect wildlife.
We are kicking off this collection with tops, dresses, hats, home decor. Stay tuned for several new designs in progress to be revealed soon, including the exquisite Green Tourmaline the Sea Turtle english cotton bobbinet Gown!
About Wildlife Jewels Green Tourmaline the Sea Turtle Painting:
The painting takes inspiration from a precious sea turtle Azi encountered in Hawaii. The original art is painted on canvas. The exquisite gown which will be revealed soon is composed of eco-sustainable material including elegant and luxurious English cotton bobbinet and organic cotton satin. The gown design takes inspiration from the science fiction like colors and detailed patterns of sea life, kelp, sea stars, sea urchins, and sea turtles.
About the Story:
California coast Kelp is disappearing! Kelp need our help.
Over 800 marine species depend on Kelp. Gray whales shelter their young in kelp forests. The algae can also be used as biofuel, and when fed to cows dramatically cuts planet-warming methane emissions from their burps. National Geographic
Kelp in some parts of Southern California has been reduced by 75 percent over the past century mainly due to pollution and overfishing of species that protect kelp ecosystems. In addition, between 2014 and 2016, a marine heat wave wiped out more than 90 percent of the kelp cover along a 200-mile stretch of California’s north coast. Overfishing and pollution has killed off fish, abalone, and other marine animals along the Los Angeles Coast that either preyed on purple urchins or competed with them for habitat.
Purple sea urchins are usually kept in check by their main predator on California's North Coast: the sunflower sea star. The large sea star (also known as a starfish) has more than 20 arms and spans several feet across.
In 2013, sea star wasting disease spread across the West Coast, decimating all kinds of sea star populations. Sunflower sea stars began disappearing and are now listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. NPR.org
Now purple sea urchins are taking over and eating all the Kelp that is left.
Stay tuned for more information and photos of the completed gown!