+1.5 million plastic bottles diverted from our oceans and landfill
We commit to sourcing progressive eco-fabrics that prioritize people and the planet. Throughout our clothing range we use recycled polyester produced from post consumer plastic waste like fishing nets, discarded plastic bottles, reducing the need for new resources and preventing plastic from entering our oceans and landfill. For each kilogram of recycled polyester fabric produced, up to 62% less energy and 99% less water are used compared to virgin polyester. Scan the QR code to see the positive environmental impact of choosing recycled polyester compared to virgin polyester!
Turning ocean bound plastic into performance fabrics
Here’s how the process of turning waste into wearable fabric works
Plastic bottles are collected, cleaned and sorted.
Plastic is shredded into pellets
Pellets are melted to make fiber
The fiber is then processed into fabric
Organic cotton uses up to 91% less water vs non organic. Our organic cotton is GOTS certified, so it has passed
strict ecological and social criteria grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals.
Organic cotton farming practices prioritize soil health by promoting biodiversity and natural ecosystem functions, which improves soil
fertility. Good for you, good for the planet!
Innovation & Sublimation
We are always on the lookout for better, more eco-progressive fabrics and trims. At present, we are currently investigating how we can use pineapple leaf fibres, specifically Piñatex®, as a sustainable alternative to leather.
We are also looking at other synthetic leathers – one with a recycled polyester base and the other produced from a corn derivative. Jacron paper, which is recycled paper with a percentage of latex in its composition, is also an option we are considering for leather patches. We are incorporating recycled, ‘ecologic’ buttons which are made from a process that recycles polymerised resin and mixes it with other natural or recycled products.
We use sublimation, an eco-friendly printing technique with superior environmental benefits compared to traditional dye methods. Sublimation eliminates the release of harmful dyes into water systems, contributing to cleaner ecosystems. This not only enhances design quality but also prioritizes the health of our planet.
TAKE IT BACK
Our commitment to creating
a circular clothing
We have launched a Take it Back Programme where we incentivise approved OCEANR brand partners to return used garments to our factory for repair or recycling. Where repair is possible we will do so free of charge to promote long life clothing.
For recycling/ upcycling we encourage our brand partners to return used garments to our factory where we give new purpose to end of life clothing by shredding and partnering with material processing firms to transform them into new products – such as stuffing for teddy bears, bags etc. Recycling clothing to develop new clothing is a complex process, but we are committed to ensuring our textiles don’t end up in landfill or incinerators.