Outdoor and sporting goods brand Bureo started off as a Kikstarter campaign, and has since become a hugely popular innovative, urban skateboard label.
Founded in 2012, the California based company set itself a mission to reduce ocean waste, through forward thinking design. The result was a line of sustainable skateboards, made from recycled fishing nets.
Manufactured in Chile, Bureo set up a fishnet collection and recycling program called Net Positiva, to use raw materials and provide work opportunities for local people struggling to make a living.
We love how each skateboard incorporates a quirky, scaly trademark, to represent aquatic ocean life and set them apart from other skateboard brands. As of the end of last year, you can also buy sunglasses, which like the boards, are also made from marine debris.
“The majority of the population owns at least one pair of plastic sunglasses, none of which are made in a responsible way,”
As part of the ‘Ocean Collection’, they feature a minimal classic black unisex design. The company also sells shirts made from organic cotton and low impact dyes.To date, over 79,800 plastic bottles have been saved from polluting our oceans. Now that’s what you call making waves!