Ideal for washing down the face and pampering delicate skin, these sea sponges are soft yet durable. Natural broodstock sea sponges are farmed sustainably using organic methods. Cuttings from wild sponges were cultivated and are now grown on lines submerged in the lagoon of Pohnpei, a remote Pacific Island. These take over one year to grow and the farmers tend their crops from canoes, using only a mask and snork.
Marine and Research Institute of Pohnpei (MERIP) enables indigenous coastal villagers to generate sustainable, ecological and environmentally-sound income from their adjacent coastal reefs. MERIP empowers the community to improve their lives in a region where almost no other employment exists.el.