Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoiled area of the Caribbean. Necker Island sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs, fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches and is home to the most spectacular wildlife.


The Project

Necker Island were using a well known sports retailer to supply their staff clothing. While the quality of the clothing was high, not all of their requirements were being met. The apparel could only be customised with their logo and with seasonal fashion trends it was difficult to keep uniformity as colours and styles would be constantly changing. They wanted to create clothing for their staff and visitors that was uniquely Necker – inspired by the beauty of the island and it’s natural flora and fauna.


A big requirement for Necker was that all clothing and product ranges must be sustainably made – they wanted a supplier that could demonstrate an ethical supply chain from fabrics to labour to production. In consultation with us, we developed a custom designed uniform range unique to Necker using the highest quality sustainable fabrics and trims. We guided Necker through design, trims, styles, colours and fabrics, which were not only sustainable but made from materials such as reclaimed ocean waste – helping to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean – a nod to the eco-friendly ethos of Necker Island.


The end result was a colourful and professional look for their extensive team – from front and back of house to boat teams, gardeners and more. The designs created visually represent Necker and the beauty of the Island, and the luxury experience that visitors have come to expect.  Through our partnership we have prevented 21,544 plastic bottles from entering our oceans through the use of recycled fabrics. Since 2021 we have continued to collaborate with Necker to design and produce seasonal staff uniforms and eco-friendly collections for their gift store to leave guests with amazing memories and positive impact merchandise from their escape to paradise.

Upcycle & Repair Programme

As part of our ongoing partnership we are always looking for ways to be more sustainable. In 2023 in collaboration with Necker Island our fabrics innovation lab researched means to give new life to Necker’s end of life staff uniforms to ensure they did not end up in landfill. Working closely together we designed and developed laundry bags, made from uniforms which can now be used for guest laundry collection throughout the resort! Another step forward in our aligned mission to positively impact our planet. 

“OCEANR really care about helping their clients succeed with their sustainability goals & have become a valued partner of Necker Island.”

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