Reddish and Pinkish Shades of Orange Will Dominate the Fashion Scene
This 2019, expect teen fashion suggestions to awash with reddish or pinkish shades of orange, in line with Pantone’s designation of Living Coral as the hue to promote this year. The Color Institute describes coral as a °nurturing color present in our natural environment,” reminding us of the coral reefs sheltering a host of different marine life.
It is one thing for teenage girls to express themselves by way fashion, while doing so for a greater purpose is something else. Girls in their tweens and teens love to spend time coloring each others nails, often times practicing nail art tricks they learn from instructional videos. This year, fashion tipsters will encourage them to apply nail polish with coral tones, to get them into the environmental-awareness groove.
Now that will likely be the start of their search for coral-colored tees in their wardrobe. They may even save money to buy cool beanies, caps, bags, and/or sneakers in varying coral tones. Environmentally conscious or not, expect teenage girls to don dresses and/or accessories in coral colors. As Pantone remarked about their 2019 color choice, living coral denotes hope that will flood social media with its lively presence.
Pantone 2019 Color of the Year: An Implied Call to Protect Living Corals
Young girls who will seriously take the care-for-the-coral-reefs message behind the 2019 color choice, may want to do more than just follow fashion trends. The first is to fully comprehend why corals are important.
A coral is actually an invertebrate marine animal no larger than a pinhead spanning a diameter of up to 12 inches. Corals embed themselves on the seafloor as a colony. They take in limestone from seawater, and then use the substance to develop a tough cup-shaped skeleton as protection for their body. The colony then becomes a mound of exoskeletons, forming a clump of hard, reddish orange coral branches. This denotes that coral mounds are habitats of thousands of tiny coral animals.
The Smithsonian Institute, thru studies performed by Smithsonian Ocean presented reasons as to why protecting corals are important:
Corals allow diverse forms of marine life to thrive by building reef structures that provide protection from predators and safe spaces to reproduce. commodity—habitats for marine life. Invertebrates like worms, starfish, and lobsters as well as vertebrates like fishes depend on deep-sea corals.
During the past 30 decades or so, deep sea trawling had destroyed quite a number of those important marine habitats. Moreover, the effects of global warming resulted to sharp climate changes and ocean acidification that adversely affected fragile coral communities. In this regard, Smithsonian Ocean urges the global community to take part in protecting the corals and their habitats by:
* Not buying curios, trinkets and jewelry made from deep-sea corals;
… numerous designers and retailers have pledged not to use or sell coral. It’s important for consumers to know what they are buying and where it is coming from. – https://blog.etsy.com/en/declaring-coral-too-precious-to-wear
* Supporting seafood products obtained by way of sustainable fishing methods;
Seafood from well-managed wild fisheries and fish farms is some of the healthiest, most sustainable protein around. But how can ocean-conscious eaters tell the good from the bad? One way is to look for eco-labels that certify whether a fish was caught or raised in a responsible way – https://oceana.org/blog/what’s-certified-sustainable-seafood-and-does-it-actually-help-ocean
* Using vehicles that do not add carbon to the air;
Electric scooters are now becoming popular in Ireland as we follow major US and European cities that have embraced this new technology over the last few years. Not only will having an electric scooter reduce your carbon foot print but they are also extremely affordable….” https://www.it-directory.ie/collections/electric-scooters-ireland
* Supporting laws, movements and organizations focused on coral protection;
President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., of the Republic of Palau, signed The Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018 (Senate Bill No. 10-135, SD1, HD1) into law. This new law is part of the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy Framework which requires that all visitors to Palau “to become part of the solution to the environmental challenges in our pristine paradise. – https://www.icriforum.org/news/2018/11/republic-palau-bans-sunscreen-chemicals-protect-its-coral-reefs-and-unesco-world-heritage sites