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Ecological Engagement

Mymarini forest

We planted 30.000 trees

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. This year, 2023, marks the finish line of planting 30.000 trees in total in our name.

Six million liters - that's how much additional groundwater the MYMARINI forest near Hamburg will produce annually from now on. We are very proud of this achievement.

30.000 trees planted

6.000.000 l additional groundwater per year

„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.

Groundwater-neutral collections

The blue water footprint represents the total volume of water utilized throughout the production chain of a product. Since 2021, we've successfully offset the water footprint associated with approximately 96% of our swimwear collections. What's even more remarkable is that the forest generated already significantly more water than we've actually consumed. This progress contributes to accumulating credits in our virtual 'groundwater savings account.'

Our enduring objective remains achieving complete groundwater neutrality across all MYMARINI collections. However, our primary obstacle in reaching this goal is the lack of comprehensive data. Nonetheless, we persistently explore solutions and remain committed to pursuing our objective until it's realized.