This hand-made orca necklace was made in memory of Tokitae/Lolita.
Toki took her last breath on the 18th of August 2023. After 53 long years of sentence for a crime she never committed her suffering ended.
Tokitae was one of the most famous orcas in the world but for all the wrong reasons. She was abducted from her family when she was only a small calf, she spent over half a century in a tank that violates the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and the last time she saw another one of her own species was in 1970 when Hugo her tankmate committed suicide by ramming his head into the tank walls.
This wooden collection is dedicated to this brave girl who taught so many of us about the dark corners of captivity, human greed, and ignorance. She will never be forgotten. We keep fighting in her memory.
Learn more about Toki in our recent blog post here.
How is it made?
The is completely made of wood as a representation of the orca’s bond with nature.
It is carefully hand assembled from different kinds of wood which creates a 3D effect.
We’ve chosen maple, beech, and nut wood.
These pieces are very eco-friendly. Even though real wood is used, no trees were harmed in the making process.
The wood is scrap wood obtained from different workshops in the area. These pendants breathed new life into parts that would most likely end up in chipboard.
You will receive this necklace in custom Orca Legacy packaging, with a leaflet telling our story and informing you about your donation toward the sanctuary. There will also be a sticker waiting for you!
To sum it up:
- Every piece is hand-made and unique
- 3 kinds of genuine wood were used (Maple, beech & Nut)
- No trees were harmed. (We collect unused & unwanted pieces from workshops)
- Every purchase helps to protect whales. 25% of profits are donated to Urgent Seas
- Custom gift packaging and a sticker are included with every order
- Kind to the planet – shipping includes no plastic
Size: approx. 4,5cm/1.7inch wide and 4cm/1.5inch tall.
Variations: Stainless steel adjustable(40cm/15.7inch to 45cm/17.7inch) necklace OR adjustable waxed cotton cord.
Making a difference
We’ve partnered with Urgent Seas, a new organization full of passionate activists with their hearts in the right place, working towards ending cetacean captivity once and for all. A part of the profits from every sale is donated to Urgent Seas.
Help us bring captivity to an end through direct action, education & advocacy!
WEAR ORCA – HELP ORCA
*Note that the color might slightly vary due to the light of your screen as well as the nature of the wood.