My guest today is Owyn Porter, of The Happy Sea,
A FEEL GOOD, TROPICAL BRAND MEANT FOR THE OCEAN LOVING, ADVENTURE SEEKING, BAREFOOT RUNNING WANDERERS.
In actuality, The Happy Sea is not just a brand – it’s a lifestyle.
And it all started on a complete whim by Owyn and her mother Laurie Moffitt in the little town of Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Owyn has always loved the ocean. Her first word as a baby was "beach." By the time she was 4 years old she was determined that when she grew up she would be a marine biologist and study the whales.
Years later with the same determination she had at 4 years old, she enrolled at Florida Atlantic University and discovered by the end of her freshman year that Marine Biology was not going to work out. Let’s just say, Math and Chemistry were not her forte. After numerous hours crying hysterically on the phone with her mother, trying to figure out what to do, Owyn decided to change her major to Art and in 2015 – at the ripe age of 19 - The Happy Sea was created.
It started out as a selection of greeting cards, then within a few short months it grew into apparel and the ever popular- stickers. All the designs are Owyn’s creation, and sustainability is a key pillar of the brand. All the products are made in the USA, produced as green as possible, and the paper she uses is FSC certified meaning that for every tree used, another one is planted in its place.
And. . .best of all, The Happy Sea donates a portion of all the proceeds to ocean conservation non profits such as Orca Conservancy and Sea to Shore.
This was Owyn’s first time as a podcast guest and. . . the first Millennial I’ve had on the show! You’re going to love her story, and what her generation is doing to create conscious community. In this episode, The Happy Sea is speaking, and The Beach Speaks is listening.