Turning the tide on plastic pollution.
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. We have big ambitions and a clear purpose – to rid our oceans of plastic. We will remove 2 million plastic bottles from our oceans by 2021, and turn them into stylish apparel & footwear. Making a long-lasting, positive impact for all living creatures.