We established “Saltwater Tribe” – a locally owned business in Queensland – in 2017. Our vision is to offer a thoughtfully selected products that are ocean inspired & promote sustainable living. We collaborate only with local artists & companies with shared values. Our promise is to donate 5% of our profit to Tangaroa Blue Foundation to help with their mission of tackling marine debris and educating future generations.
We believe in a ‘stronger together’ world. A place where small businesses are supported, upcoming artist given the chance to be seen, organisations be heard and voices raised in the fight against marine debris. We recognise that it is important in life to feel like you belong and to identify with a group. The name Saltwater Tribe was chosen for that very reason: we are building our brand to connect ocean lovers together and with the ocean.
We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly and professional service so we hope you have an enjoyable shopping experience and learn a little more about the ocean and its magnificent contribution to our lives along the way.
After all, we are a Shop with Purpose!
Roxana Caha & Yvonne HoppeFounders of Saltwater Tribe
Roxana (Rox) is originally from Scotland and is a full time environmental professional that is driven by improving environmental performance in the resources sector.
She is a seasoned traveller but feels most at home in or by the Ocean.
After 11 years in Queensland, Rox recently made the move Western Australia and now calls Perth home.
Her main passions are connecting people to the ocean via her underwater photography, spending time with her daughter Iona and husband Lukas, and honouring her stillborn daughter Isobel by trying to normalise the taboo subject of baby loss to make others who experience it feel less alone.
Yvonne (Vonny) is originally from Germany and used to be a full time Creative Professional and Dive instructor. She left her long standing career behind to become a full time emergency professional and part time mermaid.
If she‘s not holding an underwater camera or a cray loop, she’s still teaching people how to scuba dive.
After 14 years in Queensland, Vonny made the move to Western Australia and now calls Perth home since 2020.
She’s an adventurous spirit with a passion for all things nature, especially the ocean. Her favourite ocean creatures are cephalopods. Her deepest dive 70m. Her bucket list dive destination: Galapagos.
"If you can be anything, be courageous and kind."
Lukas is a consultant Civil Engineer living in Perth with his wife, Rox, our Co-Founder. Originally from Czech Republic, he has called Australia home for the past 17 years. He loves diving, exploring the great outdoors, travel and spending time with family.
We put some thought into our brand. Did you know our icon actually means “Saltwater Tribe”?
WHAT IS SALTWATER TRIBE
WE OFFER THOUGHTFULLY SELECTED PRODUCTS THAT ARE OCEAN INSPIRED & PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE LIVING
WE COLLABORATE ONLY WITH LOCAL ARTISTS & COMPANIES WITH SHARED VALUES
WE DONATE 10% OF OUR PROFIT TO TANGAROA BLUE FOUNDATION TO HELP REDUCE MARINE DEBRIS
WE ARE A
Shop with Purpose
SUPPORTING MARINE CONSERVATION
Our business was in part established as a means to generate funds to help tackle one of the biggest current global environmental issues: Marine Debris.
We’re passionate about the ocean and its incredibly diverse inhabitants and want to help safeguard it for future generations. This is why we are thrilled to support and promote the incredible work carried out by the Tangaroa Blue Foundation, an Australian-wide, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. We will be donating 5% of our profits to Tangaroa Blue to help with their mission of tackling marine debris and educating future generations.
As we grow, we will look to increase the percentage of profit donated to marine conservation.
A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.