Dupa Australia was founded by Janice Tade in 2017. It is the collection of Janice’s passions in life; conservation, scuba diving and art.
Janice has been a keen supporter of conservation efforts throughout her life. Learning to scuba dive in her 60s opened her to a new and magical world under water.
A passion for marine conservation was ignited, and a drive to protect this world from pollutants and to support its regeneration became a focus. Janice has volunteered in regular underwater cleanups in Indonesia and reef restoration efforts at Biodiversity Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. She also promotes marine awareness through Milly Molly, a pair of traveling mermaids who feature in many of her dive and travel adventures.
With a background in photography, interior decorating, and the fashion industry, Janice’s artistic eye is expressed through each piece of jewelry. She has a talent for sculpting the sea creatures she meets whilst diving into beautiful works of wearable art that represent their original appearance and movement. Her mermaid collection is inspired by mermaid myths and the mermaid community throughout the world.
Janice’s jewelry promotes awareness of marine conservation efforts, and inspires people to become involved. Dupa proudly contributes 20% of all profits to marine conservation projects. We support Shark Guardian, Reef Check Australia, Galleon Treasures, and the Australian Marine Conservation Society
Take a look at Milly Molly’s Facebook page here.