In 2019, Bernardo Pedroso founded Ocean Refresh. We have big ambitions and a clear purpose – to rid our oceans of plastic.
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.
Our top sole mattress is made from 100% recycled materials sourced from coastline by our partner charity ROUTE Brazil
Premium Ocean Refresh brand using low impact materials sourced in Brazil
Made from the same 100% recycled materials as our top soles, sourced by ROUTE Brazil
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
Volunteers from our partner charity ROUTE collect and gather plastic washed up along the stretch of the Brazilian coastline.
Plastic is collected from charity depots, taken to the production unit and turned into P.V.C. sheets in a range of colours.
The material is die cut into the various top hole sizes and assembled with our 100% recycled bottom soles and straps.
Our products are shipped from Brazil around the globe, whilst ensuring that our carbon footprint is kept down to the bare minimum.