A NEW start-up in the Whitsundays has launched a range of sustainably made travel towels, that give back to the planet.
Ocean Armour creates quick-dry, compact changing ponchos and travel towels, made sustainably from recycled plastic.
The business turns single-use plastic items into the towels and ponchos, each one recycling over 20 single-use plastic bottles.
Created by ocean lovers, for ocean lovers, each design is designed to inspire and spark a conversation about the amazing oceans and the urgent need to protect them.
Sustainability isn’t the only focus.
Created by a small team of passionate scuba divers, living and working on the Great Barrier Reef, the team set out to make the towels as practical as possible, the ultimate ocean lover’s companion.
“The idea for Ocean Armour was inspired by our own travel and diving adventures,” Ocean Armour co-founder Jamie said.
“We’d used changing ponchos on dive trips, but were frustrated by their bulk, moisture retention, and uninspiring designs.
“Originally, we set out to find a solution for ourselves but quickly realised that other ocean lovers would love these too.”
In addition to being sustainably made and created for practicality, each design is inspired by marine life.
Believing that art is a powerful communicator, Ocean Armour partners with local Australian artists to create designs that will inspire and spark a conversation.
“Living and working in the stunning Whitsundays, we’ve always been in awe of the underwater world,” co-founder Marla said
“It struck us that art is such a powerful communicator, we’ve partnered with local Australian artists to feature marine life found on the Great Barrier Reef on each of our towels, to inspire and spark a conversation.”
As a value-driven brand, Ocean Armour donates 10 per cent of profits to marine conservation projects on thereef to protect it for generations to come.