Islas Secas

At Islas Secas, the team is bursting with a passion for conservation. As a luxury resort experience, Islas Secas is devoted to living in harmony with its natural surroundings as well as to becoming a blueprint for sustainable, nature-driven tourism.

ISLAS SECAS is a remote paradise nestled in Panama, Central America

From its operations and architecture to the fully sustainable hospitality offering, Islas Secas ensures that no decisions are made without considering the environmental consequences.
Surrounded by one of the greatest marine zones on earth, their eco-conscious, low-impact model is vital to protecting and preserving the extraordinary biodiversity of the Gulf of Chiriquí.

Sustainability, responsible stewardship, and commitment to conservation and community are the driving forces at Islas Secas.
Isla Secas’ sustainability credentials are impressive to say the least, including an eco-friendly construction, 100% solar powered, no single-use plastics, zero food waste, and 100% water recycling to name but a few.

The Project

Islas Secas sought our help to redesign their staff uniforms to align with their sustainability goals.After close consultation, we jointly considered three core elements of the collection: the apparel itself, the designs, and the sustainability criteria.

The apparel

The uniform requirements were to span a wide range of departments and roles at the resort from housekeeping, maintenance, groundskeeping, and back-of-house admin teams, through to day/evening food and beverage as well as activities personnel such as watersports, hiking, and yoga.
The task was to select and design a full set of suitable apparel for the hot and humid conditions and the level of physical activity each role demanded.

The designs

Isla Secas provided us with a clear design brief – a beautiful palette of carefully chosen colours, in line with the company’s brand guidelines and a perfect fit for each role. The collection had to be consistent in its patterns, accents, and colours, whilst giving clear distinction between departments.
Putting the environment first lies at the heart of Islas Secas, so with that in mind, they sought creative designs that would reflect their marine conservation efforts on the island. The design needed to contribute to the success of the sustainability story for both staff and guests.
Furthermore, designs were to be inspired by the vast variety of local wildlife, a favourite of our team.


Since sustainability underscores the very essence of the island from the owners to the team on the ground, we had to prove that our own eco-credentials would stand up to their strict requirements.
Islas Secas have a policy of using local suppliers wherever possible, however, in this case, we could show that although the apparel might have to travel a little further, we were able to offer a far superior and more sustainable product than the local alternatives.
The sustainability credentials run throughout Islas Secas– in places you might never notice. Islas Secas noted that
“Working always towards protecting and preserving our natural islands partnering with OCEANR is just one way we weave our sustainable ethos throughout our private island resort.’’
After evidencing our positive environmental impact, we were given the opportunity to propose custom-designed artwork for a new uniform collection.



We set to work on a range of sustainable clothing designed to highlight their ongoing eco-conscious stewardship efforts.
The apparel was to include polo shirts, tech tees, rash vests, formal trousers, active and formal shorts, and leggings.
As well as accessories such as caps, hats, neck gaiters, ponchos, water bottles, and tumblers.
Our in-house design team worked closely with their conversation team to creatively incorporate their local marine life onto the eco-friendly fabrics of their uniforms.
For example, our recycled polyester rash vests designs integrated their local marine biodiversity, accentuating the beautiful wild octopuses that live in the surrounding waters.
We loved working with the light and dark green colours that reflected their natural surroundings, as well as the hand-drawn detailing in the marine life design, and creating an overall collection of apparel that would sit in harmony with the resort’s surroundings.

Needless to say, we designed the collection from entirely sustainable materials.
The collection was able to boast several eco-factors including being 100% carbon neutral and using eco-fabrics such as polyester made from recycled ocean waste.
For the staff members that were not engaged in water-based activities, we curated a range of cotton polos, derived from 100% organic cotton.
Further to this, for each garment supplied we remove a kilo of additional ocean waste through our partnership with Enaleia.
After numerous inspiring design consultations and fascinating collaborations, we finally decided upon the perfect collection that echoed the sustainability sentiments of the island resort.

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