Anna Strzelecki - Are we eating our clothes: The massive microfibre problem

Anna Strzelecki

The sea and coastal environment are a constant inspiration to me. I moved to Pembrokeshire when I was 11 years old with my family, so having the beaches right on my doorstep was bliss!
I studied fashion design in university and then travelled around Australia and Cuba for a year. When I came home I had my daughter (Jaz) and this changed my life dramatically. I wanted to do something that connected my love of design and the ocean environment, and also meant I could be with Jaz as much as possible. I set up my clothing business ‘iSea Surfwear’ in 2010. I work from a small studio by the sea, designing and manufacturing surf lifestyle clothing.  Being a single parent and running your own business can be challenging but it is also very rewarding. We sell our products at festivals and events across the UK so get to meet lots of interesting people.
I spend as much time on the beach and in the sea as possible, this is what lead to me becoming a Beach Clean leader and then joint area rep with my daughter as we both spend hours collecting rubbish (and treasure!) it made sense to share the load. I tend to hoard the rubbish to make stuff from and run beach rubbish arty workshops when I have time, to create awareness of the marine litter crisis. Being part of the SAS team is amazing everyone is passionate about the same issues, it’s like one big extended family!
I love Stand up paddle boarding, surfing, trail running, mountain biking, kick boxing, design, art, photography and tea drinking!

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