THE SLWMO STORY
At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 nobody could have imagined the chaos that was to come. Some of us lost our jobs, struggled with an unknown uncertainty that affected us mentally and emotionally. Some of us became ill and lost our loved ones if not our own lives.
We decided to escape the nightmare that surrounded us. We started by selling all our belongings, quitting our 9-5 jobs ( jobs that had hours cut drastically ), and deciding to pursue our dreams a different way in this strange new world. We traded the security and comforts that the California Paradise in the U.S. had given us for so many years, for a tropical paradise in the Mexican Caribbean.
We quickly settled in the jungles of the Riviera Maya and made ourselves at home. Despite the madness in the world going on around us, we encountered a newfound peace in our lives never felt before. We were free...we adapted to the idea of working remotely, and this time it was full-time, we started liking the idea of not having to be in any particular place, no office to go to, no traffic jams to get stuck in. We decided to create our own future by being at peace with doing what we loved and accepting our new free lives.
Once we accepted our new realities we were then able to truly understand what it meant to be free. To be able to slow down and live life and take the time to appreciate the little things life has to offer. We were able to connect with nature in the world around us and learn that gaining these new experiences was more valuable than anything else.
This was the inspiration that created SLWMO. SLWMO is a reminder to those who are dreaming and working towards that same freedom. SLWMO is for those that genuinely cannot get enough of nature and get energy from being surrounded by it. SLWMO is a reminder to live life to its fullest with no fear because at the end of the day we don’t want regrets. SLWMO means to slow down and live your life while you’re alive.
THAT'S OUR VIBE.
The Cause We Support
Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation, and more. But the oceans need our help. Saving the oceans can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, but if we all pitch in, we can make a big difference.
Upon moving to The Riviera Maya the first thing we were excited about was the ocean. It was love at first sight, there’s nothing like seeing the mesmerizing turquoise blue water of Cancun. It was like nothing we had ever seen or experienced before. Sure we came from California and had visited many other beaches and oceans, but this one has a certain type of power. The water is so gentle and the temperature is perfect any time of the year. We wanted to be involved in ways that we could help preserve the beautiful Caribbean Sea and all bodies of water for that matter.
That’s when we found Oceana, a global cause dedicated to protecting and preserving the World’s oceans. We found our home near this beautiful sea and want to keep it this way for generations to come.
SLWMO donates 1$ for each product sold and we also give our customers the opportunity to donate as well.