Necker Island is a 30-hectare island in the British Virgin Island situated to the east of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The island is entirely owned by Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, and is part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio of Luxury properties


The Project

Necker 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 an entire custom designed clothing 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 substantial uniformed 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. We are currently working with Necker to expand their sustainable ranges to eco-friendly products for their gift shop, and have plans to help them go further with their sustainability goals in 2021.

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

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