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Phaeocystis Pale silk chiffon scarf

Phaeocystis Pale silk chiffon scarf

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Design inspired by beautiful algae called Phaeocystis, sampled by scientists in Loch Creran - a breathtaking marine fjord on the stunning West Coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

The individual cells of this alga form globs and the globs form colonies as a linked chain of sugars called polysaccharide gel matrix. We are merging science and art to support our oceans and share the inspiration.

Product description

Designed in Scotland.
Size: 132cm x 100cm.
100% organic silk chiffon.
Hand-rolled edges.
Made in the UK.
Dry clean only.

Every scarf is accompanied by a story card or booklet, and is presented in a luxurious Crùbag gift box. 

Inspiration and science story

Phaeocystis species are a group of algae that are ubiquitous in the world’s oceans, and are even found in sea ice. They are unique in forming colonies which are stuck together with a polysaccharide gel matrix. Blooms can be extremely dense, turning the water thick and gloopy, with the biggest blooms occurring in polar regions. Sometimes the blooms are frothed up by waves, creating huge quantities of thick and noxious smelling foam, which can blow onshore and engulf coastal areas. They can be unpleasant, but these blooms sequester a huge amount of carbon from the atmosphere due to the high carbon cost of the algae’s gelatinous homes.

Phaeocystis blooms also produce vast quantities of a compound called 3-dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP), the precursor to another compound, dimethyl sulphide (DMS). This gas helps to form clouds in the atmosphere, raising the Earth’s albedo or reflectiveness and thereby helping to regulate the global climate by reflecting the sun’s heat back into space – the power of small at its best.

Positive impact

Each scarf is paired with its written ocean literacy story, sharing the science and images that inspired the collection. 

Every purchase helps fund and communicate leading research. Our impact partners are dedicated to solving global issues through marine science. 

By wearing your Crùbag products and sharing the story, you are part of the ocean advocacy movement, educating, inspiring others around you.

Shipping and returns

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK. We offer FREE standard shipping to all our customers in the UK.

All orders in the UK, unless otherwise agreed, will be shipped via: Royal Mail, Signed For 1st Class.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS are charged at £12.50 and may take up to 7-10 working days or longer to reach their destination. We are not responsible for any delays caused by customs clearance processes.

International orders, unless otherwise agreed, will be shipped via: Royal Mail or Fedex International Priority.

RETURNS POLICY: If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we are sorry to hear that. Please return the item within 14 days of receipt.

Please refer to our Shipping and Return Policies for more details.

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