Environmentally Friendly Ocean Tee Mako Polo Shirt Revealed

Ocean Tee's new Mako polo shirt is made from a new biodegradable fabric without compromising performance

Environmentally Friendly Ocean Tee Mako Polo Shirt Revealed

Ocean Tee's new Mako polo shirt is made from a new biodegradable fabric without compromising performance

Environmentally Friendly Ocean Tee Mako Polo Shirt Revealed

Ocean Tee, makers of environmentally-friendly bamboo tees, is extending its product range to include golf clothing.

The new Mako polo shirt, named after the endangered Mako shark, the fastest shark in the ocean, combines stylish design and athletic fit with material, performance and processes that conform to the very highest environmental and ethical standards.

Environmentally Friendly Ocean Tee Mako Polo Shirt Revealed

It comes in two colourways made with non-toxic dyes and Organic Cotton mixed with a completely new non-toxic, biodegradable, elastane called ROICA Eco-Smart. Ocean Tee is the first company to use this ground-breaking, environmentally friendly fabric in golf, which delivers freedom of movement and breathability.

At the end of its usefulness the Mako polo shirt can be recycled or the constituent fibres will naturally break down overtime. It has therefore achieved a series of certifications that recognise it as a Cradle to Cradle product, meaning it returns to the ground safely, becoming part of our eco-system.

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“From the way that crops are grown to the space discarded garments take up in landfill, fashion is creating untold damage on the environment," Ocean Tee founder Ed Sandison, explains.

“But a lot of it isn’t visible. For instance, when garments made from synthetic fabrics, such as polyester and nylon are washed they release plastic microfibres that ultimately end up being washed into our rivers and oceans. In fact, it is estimated that 35 per cent of all microplastics entering the ocean come from synthetic textile waste. We don’t want people to stop shopping, but just like with our tees we want to offer people a sustainable alternative without compromising on performance.”

The Mako polo shirt is available now from www.oceanteegolf.com with an RRP of £59.99. Every element of the packaging is sustainably sourced using recycled materials.

To top it off, 25 per cent of the corporate profit resulting from any purchase will be donated by Ocen Tee to charities that are focused on tackling plastic pollution and promoting the health of marine environments, as well as charities focused on promoting sustainability in golf.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x