Maud Le Car has been making waves both in the ocean and beyond. As the World Surf League qualifying athlete has risen the ranks, she’s taken her passion for the ocean past the sport, leading initiatives like Save la Mermaid. The ecological association fights for the protection of the seas, hoping to cultivate a community led by eco-responsible behaviors. Through this active fight against pollution, it’s only natural that Le Car has teamed up with Dockers for a sustainably-focused release.
“We’re always looking for ways to work more sustainably, so partnering with Maud felt like a seamless fit from the start,” said Nic Rendic, Global Head of Design for Dockers in a press statement. “Working on this collaboration has been a great opportunity to showcase how style and sustainability can come together without sacrificing quality or design.”
Dockers has sustained a legacy of heritage designs for over 30 years. The brand’s quality products have made its khakis iconic across generations, with this versatile offering aligning with an Earth-positive quality. Dockers’ commitment to sustainability finds its origins in California, where it fostered a deep love for the natural world as a brand. This has led it to engage in Water < Less Technique for the past 10 years, reducing the amount of water waste in its manufacturing.
With the launch of Dockers x Maud Le Car, the capsule represents the partners’ passion for environmental conservation. The pullover was crafted with recycled fabrics sourced from plastic water bottles. The product was also constructed on undyed fleece for zero run-off in its production process. Coming in an Egret White colorway, the crewneck sweatshirt is decorated with minimal, nature-informed accents illustrated by Maud.
“The drawings symbolize a love for the Earth, and the writing along the neckline reads, ‘Nous sommes la mer’, or ‘we are one ocean’ in English,” shared the pro surfer in a press statement. “I hope this collaboration encourages everyone to incorporate habits that protect our planet into their everyday lives.”
Moreover, Maud and Dockers take their efforts a step further with a number of ecological cleanup initiatives. They did a beach cleanup as recent as 2021, to remove over 150 pounds of waste from the French Coast. Dockers continues to be a champion to Maud’s cause, working as a principal sponsor supporting education and action on ocean conservation issues.