This month we’re celebrating four years of Ocean & Green! And what better way to do that than to take a look back at just how far we’ve come? Plus, we’ll let you know about the special things we’ve got going on to help celebrate our birthday month!
It all started back in 2017. Our founder Daneen Morgan had developed a passion for New Zealand's abundant natural resources after meeting a seaweed harvester. Fascinated by the incredible health benefits available, she wanted to harness the power of nature’s superfoods from our nutrient rich New Zealand oceans. So in August 2017, Ocean & Green was born!
Our 100% Pure NZ Seaweed Supplements instantly became a customer favourite. We’ve loved hearing stories from customers of our supplements helping with issues such as post-pregnancy hair loss, heart health, or thyroid balance. Over the next few years, Daneen branched out into other marine products such collagen, fish oil and seaweed flakes. In every product, we aim to retain as much of the raw goodness in our products so that customers worldwide can reap the many medicinal benefits – all while nourishing their natural vitality.
Ocean & Green rapidly became the niche New Zealand company that it is today, specialising in premium quality marine health and beauty products! We’re especially proud of the fact that our products are high quality, pure, sustainably sourced and fully traceable. All of our kelp is harvested from the pristine oceans of Otago, and with no added nasties, you can be sure to know exactly what you’re getting with us.
So what does Daneen say has been the biggest challenge? Definitely coordinating the harvest with manufacturing and making sure all the moving parts in the process run seamlessly. Lockdown was another challenge, which pushed Daneen to get creative with marketing and promotion. To those wanting to start their own business – the key piece of advice Daneen would give is to persevere. Every day has its challenges, but you’ve just got to hang in there and don’t give up!
Where are we now? Well, our amazing Marine Collagen Supplements were launched earlier this year, and we’re thrilled with the response from our customers. If you’d like to know a little more about what puts our collagen a step above the rest, make sure you check out our recent blog posts! To celebrate our birth month, we also have some gorgeous limited edition items for sale on our website, as well as a giveaway running on our social media. Be sure to check these out!
So what’s next for Ocean & Green? Well, Daneen is passionate about continuing to grow awareness of the amazing health benefits of seaweed and other marine products. It’s working – in recent years, knowledge of these health benefits has been gaining momentum. Plus, we’re super excited to have several products set to be joining our range in the near future! Daneen has been working hard on an exciting skincare range, which we can’t wait to launch! We’ll soon see the return of a customer favourite, our Hoki Fish Oil Capsules. Keep your eyes peeled for these products, and who knows, we may have a few more surprises up our sleeve!