Koteli Inc. is a SoCal based company dedicated to the design and production of reusable/recyclable all-purpose bags and greeting cards. The idea to create Koteli Inc. came as a result of the passion of its co-founders for marine life as avid recreational divers and the realization that to make a difference they needed to have a more active participation to promote marine life preservation.
During their last dive in Waikoloa, Hawaii in 2012 a majestic sea turtle swam directly towards them and like this the logo of their company was born.
It is estimated that more than 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. More than 80% of this plastic comes from land that washes out from our beaches and streets while many others fly away from landfills into our seas. As a result, thousands of sea turtles accidentally swallow these plastics, mistaking them for food. They can't distinguish plastic bags between floating jellyfish which is a main component of their diet. Sea turtles become sick or even starve to death.