The OceanZen woman opens her heart and mind to the majestic but fragile world beyond our shores. She knows the taste of salt in the air and lives amongst the tides, but she knows of that moment when you instantly feel less human – submerged like a wild ocean dweller, like you belong.
This is what OceanZen was born out of. Blissful summer days spent diving the Caribbean, where a passion for marine life became so deeply rooted in the heart and mind of ocean conservationist and our founder Steph Gabriel, that sustainable swimwear was born.
Steph’s travels bore witness to the dire impacts humans were having on our marine life so in 2014, Steph launched OceanZen’s debut swim collection made from a revolutionary and sustainable fabric that regenerates abandoned fishing nets and plastic bottles from the ocean. Her calling, ‘saving the ocean, one bikini at a time’.
Our label is committed to our mission; to inspire, influence and empower our community of women to become conscious consumers and passionate about our ocean life.
Every year, we bring ocean-loving women together in Tonga for a week long swim retreat with wild humpback whales. It’s these profound and life-changing connections to our marine creatures that help build a more conscious world and empower our community to lead adventurous, passionate and purpose-driven lives.
She goes to the sea because it is fused into who she is. That wide-open, wild water, so much larger than herself. It's easy to stand on the shore, mesmerised by the tides. But when she truly knew of what was beneath its surface, it transformed her earth-side and she became deeply devoted to protecting a marine world that called for a voice. Now it washes over the hearts and minds of her sisters and together we ride this wave of change.