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Our love song for the wilderness coast.

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Marlin Ray ponchos are made with great care to detail for quality and design at Wildlife Works Fair Trade Factory in Kenya. One of our favorite design elements of the Marlin Ray ponchos is the hand-twisted tassels. Having these tassels dangling off the straight lines of the poncho design patterns present a very precise production process that requires each poncho to be individually hand cut and sewn.  CUTTING  Each poncho is made from precut fabric that comes with hand-twisted tassels on either end. We designed the hood and pocket pattern pieces to maximize both the length of the poncho and fabric yield...

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A decade ago I sailed a small wooden sailboat from San Francisco to Kauai with 3 friends. It was an unforgettable voyage. Nineteen days of constant wind-powered motion got us from here to there, and traversing that massive open ocean for so long helped me to cultivate an intimate and overwhelming connection to the planet. I felt no distractions out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean: no cell phone signal, no television, very few books, and the ever-present weather kept me on high alert to the constantly changing conditions of the sea and myself. Nighttime was nothing but starlight and...

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I love the pace of camping; time slows down and the subtleties of nature demand your full attention. It’s rare to find those far-off places with just enough access to get you there while preserving the rural culture and agrarian economy. Camping for three weeks in remote coastal Chile transported me to ranch life and an ancient pace. The raw land we stayed on was completely off the grid with no road access. Getting on and off the property took a proper 4-wheel drive vehicle, or a horse. Nothing came easy and we worked for everything we needed and enjoyed.  We...

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This is not a promotion. We mean it: stop buying crap, immediately if possible, for the long-term. The only “promotion” Marlin Ray will ever run on Black Friday is #BuyNothing. Go enjoy nature, talk to your friends and family, hug a tree. And beyond Buy Nothing “Day” we encourage you to extend this into a permanent lifestyle. The miracle of nature is too personal and inspiring for us to ignore the consequences of our extreme consumer culture. The explosive growth and globalization of the apparel industry has accelerated pollution everywhere. This industry is one of the top five sources of global warming, contributing over 5% of...

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