Nomads Ocean Care
A group of three environmentally conscious surfers set up a surfboard business in 2018 based on reusing fishing gear and flip flops to make green boards. Their goal is to create sustainable surfing products and accessories to contribute to the protection of marine areas. Nomads Ocean Care is an upcycling solution, with their products being made out of items that would otherwise have been thrown away, such as items made out of recycled or discarded billboard banners, recycled plastic from the automotive industry among others.
Nomads Ocean Care label also donates 5% of revenue from product sales to three partner ocean protection organisations and claims to have contributed to removing 5 tonnes of waste from the oceans since 2018. Aside from donating a percentage of revenue to its partners, Nomads Ocean Care is also actively involved in the organization and participation of some of their awareness-raising activities, which can be found on the website.
The partner organisations:
- Project Rescue Ocean project, which aims to raise awareness to the general public and also organizes beach, sea and river actions
- Reefscapers, which is a group of marine biologists fighting for coral reef restoration
- Sungai Watch, a group which organizes beach and river cleaning initiatives in Indonesia