30.000 trees – the MYMARINI Forest
In cooperation with Klimapatenschaft GmbH, we support the local forest reforestation project in the Klövensteen Forest — a big step toward the long-term goal of becoming groundwater neutral. 12,165 trees have been planted in the MYMARINI forest so far. This year, another 10,000 trees will be added. By the end of 2023, there will be 30,000 trees planted in our name.
Six million liters - that's how much additional groundwater the MYMARINI forest near Hamburg will produce annually from 2023.
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„We have been working toward the goal of groundwater neutrality since 2020. After all, MYMARINI is based on a love of water - water is our element. Of course, we have always been careful to be water-efficient in our production. Nevertheless, water is used in the production of our collections. But we don’t want to take anything away from nature. The Klimapatenschaft GmbH project is exactly what we were looking for.“
Mareen Burk, founder and designer of MYMARINI.
Why mixed forests are important
All forest species have important properties for the ecological cycles of nature. However, mixed forests, which have a variety of different tree species, are more resistant to storms and pests than mono-forests. In addition, their more diverse structures provide varied habitats and increase biodiversity.
Mixed deciduous and coniferous forests also favor increased groundwater formation. Groundwater formation occurs mainly in the fall and winter, when precipitation is higher. Since deciduous trees carry their leaves only half of the year, more precipitation can reach the ground overall. In addition, deciduous trees form deeper roots than conifers. This creates cavities in which water can collect.
Under conifers, on the other hand, dense grass and moss soak up rainwater, causing it to evaporate instead of percolating. In contrast, the soil in mixed forests with a large number of deciduous trees is more permeable. At the same time, a thinner forest canopy allows larger amounts of precipitation to pass through. In this way, larger amounts of water enter the forest floor and become clean groundwater.
Small steps, big impact
The water footprint is the total amount of water that is used along the value the value chain of a product. With this concept we can better understand exactly what the limited freshwater resources are used for are used in the production of MYMARINIs. However, the impact depends heavily on where the water is taken from and when. water is drawn from and when.
For 2021, we were able to reduce our water footprint for our swimwear collections made with ECONYL® yarns - which accounts for about which accounts for around 90% of our collections. And even better: We have offset far more water than we have consumed. This is how we collect points on our virtual „groundwater savings account“. In 2022, all of our designs made with ECONYL® yarns will continue to be will be groundwater-neutral.
Our long-term goal is and will remain the complete groundwater neutrality of all MYMARINI collections. Every day we work we look for solutions and ideas and never give up, until we have reached our goal.