FAQ

What does MBRC the ocean stand for?
MBRC is phonetic for Embrace: Embrace The ocean.

What is MBRC the ocean?
MBRC the ocean is a new fashion brand; we make nautical rope products.
Our ropes are made of 100% recycled plastics like nylon waste from the oceans (fishing nets), PET bottles and other plastic waste.
 
Because it is time to take action, we donate a big portion of our tgross profit to projects fighting against plastci soup.

MBRC the ocean is a social venture. We like to support a better world in a sustainable way.

MBRC the ocean is not a foundation.

What are the MBRC the ocean products made of?
The ropes used in our products are made of
- regenerated nylon coming for the ocean like old fishing nets and other waste material
or
- recycled PET bottles
 
We use ECONYL® yarns for our regenerated nylon.
More information at www.econyl.com 

Our closures are forged from the finest stainless steel.

Our packaging does not contain any plastics.
 
Who is behind MBRC the ocean?
MBRC the ocean is a registered trademark from Embrace Concepts BV in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Where can I buy MBRC the ocean products?
Online at  www.mbrctheocean.com .

How much is donated to the fight against plastic soup?
We donate 15% of our gross margin to projects against plastic soup.

In our service section on the website, we communicate a quarterly update on the donations we have done so far.

Why are you not donating more?
MBRC the ocean donates 15% of its gross margin.
We’d love to donate more. However, we also feel the responsibility of running a healthy company towards our employees and partners.
We love to do good and are committed to make impact. In a responsible way.

Some of your models resemble other brands I know.
Very well possible. Making nautical ropes is something that has been done since as long as we sail te oceans.
Some like to make the bracelets themselves. A shackle closure for instance is widely available at any watersports shop. As well as a piece of nautical rope, a splicing needle and waxed twining rope .

All around the world we find branded nautical ropes. The closures used and the necessary techniques cause similarities in the way they look.
Brands like Thetruerope, Etiquette Marine, Neptn, Maggie and Millie, Pig and Hen, Constantin Nautics, Braceletmix, Fathom, Knoticalbutnice and many others.

Often brands with great stories inspired by the sea, sailing, surfing, beach life and the many nostalgic stories linked to it.

Our story however is different: it’s time to change!

We use recycled plastics for our ropes, stimulating the demand for waste like old fishing nets and PET bottles.
We hope you like our story. If not, we have given you some alternative brands that you might feel more comfortable with.

How do I maintain the bracelet
Our products are made form the best materials.
Wear your MBRC with pride, as often as you like!
To keep your MBRC in good condition, we advise you not to swim / shower / take a bath with the magnet models; for all other items there are no limitations.