A powerful shift is happening in society right now and OceanZen is proud to be amongst it. The rise and growth of our brand is testament to the conscious women who choose to celebrate and support conscious, sustainable and ethical fashion. At the core of everything we do at OceanZen is a strong respect for the people we work with and the environment we work within.
Every year around 640, 000 tonnes of ‘ghost fishing gear’ enter our ocean and become adrift. These can stay in the ocean for up to 600 years and are the silent killers of our marine life. Whales, seals, sharks, dolphins, turtles and so many more precious marine species are subject to suffocation and slow, painful deaths.
We believe in the cause for a cleaner ocean. It's an oasis of life and beauty that is under severe threat and needs our urgent attention. It is our mission, through our sustainable swimwear and wider community efforts, to raise awareness on the state of our oceans and lead the way for other brands to adopt more sustainable values and practices.
In 2014, Oceanzen pioneered the use of a revolutionary fabric that supports the removal of marine debris from our oceans. We continue to manufacture sustainable swimwear made of nylon waste such as recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets that have been recovered from our oceans and recycled. By regenerating waste, we’re not only making it new again but we’re saving a whole heap of finite resources and energy that would be otherwise used for swimwear.
We are just as proud about the origins of our fabric as we are of it’s superior quality. Our fabric is soft and luxurious; but strong and durable, and holds its shape to last. Our styles are sold separately and are designed to mix and match to ensure the ultimate fit and feels for your taste and shape!
Through her time living in Bali, our founder Steph built a close working relationship with a small family run manufacturing studio in Bali. Our team follow strict ethical business practices and are paid beyond fair trade wages. It is so important to us that our manufacturer understands the importance of ethical and sustainable practices and processes and we are lucky to have the support of our production team across all stages of production.
One strict rule of thumb at OceanZen is that no plastic packaging will be used in the transportation of our garments, nor our branded packaging. And once your garment is ready and packed, we ship using a 100% carbon-neutral delivery service that doesn’t cost the earth. We refuse to contribute to wasted fabric and use all off-cuts to make scrunchies.
OceanZen’s mission is to continue to be a voice for sustainability in the fashion industry. We are always striving to improve and better our practices and are passionate about continually building our brand through the most environmentally conscious and sustainable paths forward.