Guy Harvey has been creating sought-after marine-inspired apparel since 1986. Precious few closets aboard boats, especially those that do some fishing, are without at least one Guy Harvey hat, T-shirt or other favorite piece.
In early 2022, the company partnered with Groove Life to offer water-friendly silicone rings featuring Guy Harvey artwork. Demand for the rings has been so high, the company is now adding more designs.
“We’re very excited to not only add more choices to this best-selling collection, but also to debut Apple Watch bands, which is a first for us,” said Alex Harvey, licensing and marketing director for Guy Harvey Inc. “The quality, design and artwork have made these a fan favorite.”
The rings are available in sizes that will fit most fingers, and the watch bands are adjustable. Both products have breathable inner grooves to let air in and keep moisture out—always a challenge on a boat. Designs that are in stock can be ordered for delivery by next-day air, and the company says its deliveries are carbon-neutral, thanks to Shopify Planet.
A portion of proceeds from sales goes to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a nonprofit that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs to conserve the marine environment. A few months ago, the foundation received a $99,500 grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation to train teachers in the Florida Panhandle region.
“Students learn about the world’s environment and wildlife,” said foundation co-chair Jessica Harvey. “They come away with a better understanding of how they can help us in preserving our ecosystems for future generations.”