ISLAS SECAS IS A REMOTE PARADISE NESTLED IN PANAMA, CENTRAL AMERICA
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 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.
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.