In 2019, Bernardo Pedroso founded Ocean Refresh. We have big ambitions and a clear purpose – to rid our oceans of plastic.

OUR STORY

As the son of one of Brazil’s first female surfers, a love of the ocean was instilled in Bernardo at an early age. With a childhood spent playing in the seas of Brazil’s iconic Itúana beach, the ocean was part of his everyday life. Later, with a family of his own, witnessing the scale of destruction of our planet’s oceans became intolerable. Bernardo felt compelled to take action and play his part in turning the tide on this massive but solvable problem. Ocean Refresh was conceived.

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. There may now be as many as 5.25 trillion macro and micro plastic pieces floating amongst our open oceans, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes. A countless number of species face possible extinction and our entire ecosystem could be on the verge of complete collapse. We cannot allow this to happen.

TOP SOLES

Our top sole mattress is made from 100% recycled materials sourced from coastline by our partner charity ROUTE Brazil

LOGO

Premium Ocean Refresh brand using low impact materials sourced in Brazil

STRAPS

Made from the same 100% recycled materials as our top soles, sourced by ROUTE Brazil

BOTTOM SOLES

Made from recycled plastics and natural plant fibres sourced locally in Brazil, mainly consisting of cellulose. Both the bottom and top soles use natural plant based dyes

OUR PROCESS

COLLECTION

Volunteers from our partner charity ROUTE collect and gather plastic washed up along the stretch of the Brazilian coastline.

MATERIALS

Plastic is collected from charity depots, taken to the production unit and turned into P.V.C. sheets in a range of colours.

PRODUCTION

The material is die cut into the various top hole sizes and assembled with our 100% recycled bottom soles and straps.

SHIPPING

Our products are shipped from Brazil around the globe, whilst ensuring that our carbon footprint is kept down to the bare minimum.

500ml plastic waste = 828g of CO2 offset

Every pair of flip-flops will help offset your carbon footprint.

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