Who do we support?
We are very proud and happy to support - through our SAVE MARINE LIFE campaign (see video) -  the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation (BWI), a prestigious Croatian organization that fights to protect the marine environment in the Adriatic Sea, by operating three programmes – research, education, and conservation. Their research focuses mainly on large marine vertebrates (dolphins and sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks and giant devil rays).

Peter Mackelworth, the Conservation Director of BWI, giving an honorary plaque to Break Time owners, Mirela Rus and Ionut Copoiu

BWI works from the Adriatic islands of Lošinj, Murter and Vis, with the local communities, and collaborate nationally, regionally and internationally to advance sustainable marine management and environmental sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin. 

Save Marine Life engraving turtle shark sea ray whale dolphin bracelet

How can you contribute?

When you order a bracelet from our online shop or in our flagship store in Split, you can choose to engrave one of the marine animals that Blue World is working with: dolphin, sperm whale, sea turtle, shark or giant devil ray and we will donate the engraving price (minus the 25% VAT) to the Blue World Institute.

This way you are receiving a beautiful nautical bracelet, engraved with your favourite marine animal, AND you are contributing to the research and conservation of marine life in the Mediterranean Sea. Win-win!!!

We donated 14 thousand kuna so far!

From the beginning of our partnership, our amazing customers ordered Save Marine Life engravings in total value of 11446,4 HRK and we donated to date a total of 14.000 HRK to Blue World Institute. Yes, we added a little extra to the sum we pledged to donate, to show our real support for the work this amazing Croatian research institute based in Velj Losinj island is doing. You can read all about them here. And the announcement of our cooperation is published on their website here.

Please find below a detailed situation of all the Save Marine Life engravings ordered on our website and in the Break Time shops in Croatia, and the donations towards Blue World Institute (updated on 17.08.2021):

1183,38 HRK (01.09 - 31.12.2018) Click for the accounting document

1275,69 HRK (01.01 - 31.05.2019) Click for the accounting document 

5000 HRK DONATION MADE ON 02.07.2019 Click for payment confirmation 

5941,90 HRK (01.06-31.12.2019) Click for the accounting document

1276,25 HRK (01.01-31.12.2020) Click for the accounting document 

1769,18 HRK (01.01-31.07.2021) Click for the accounting document

9000 KN DONATION MADE ON 16.08.2021 Click for payment confirmation

Click for Blue World Institute donation acknowledgement

In the spirit of total transparency, we published above also the accounting documents stating the sums raised, as well as the payment confirmations for the two rounds of donations. If you have any further questions related to our Save Marine Life campaign, feel free to reach us or Blue World Institute.

Please keep ordering more Save Marine Life engravings, so we can together help the research, conservation and education efforts!