THERE’S A PROBLEM AND WE AT BLOODBROTHERS WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? THE CLIMATE CRISIS
-> It’s about time we stop doing business as usual. It’s time to act.
Humans have been playing around with the planet for a long time. The consequences of this approach lead us to an existential crisis. Human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems are to such an extent that a new geological epoch is being named after us – the Anthropocene. Following the great acceleration that ensued the post industrial revolution we need a great slowdown. This is who we are – Bloodbrothers – and we are bound to our home, planet Earth. Thank you for embracing this journey!
OUR BUSINESS AT BLOODBROTHERS IS ABOUT A SEARCH. THE SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATEECO-CONSCIOUS SURFBOARD
-> It’s no longer a search for the perfect wave. Our business is about the search for a surfable planet for the next generations.
How can making surfboards – a product that uses some of the worst and most damaging components for the planet (e.g., polyurethane blanks and polyester resins, i.e., plastics derived from oil) – be something less damaging for the environment?
Is there such a thing as eco-friendliness, or even eco-responsibility in the surf industry? We fight green washing as hard as we fight the climate crisis. We aim to be eco-conscious on a path to be part of the solution to the climate crisis.
HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO IT
-> From the core to the resins we are on the search for the ultimate eco-conscious surfboard (and bicycle and skate)
All our boards are certified by the Ecoboard Project® by Sustainable Surf® (we are not having “one eco-board” lost in an array of models, quite radically we are changing our entire production into making the most sustainable and eco-conscious boards)
All our boards are made with Polyola® first ever PU foam blanks based on recycled polyol (85% recycled polyol) and wood. 100% recyclable! – the most sustainable polyurethane formulation currently available for surfboards
MDI isocyanate, less toxic and great mechanical properties
Each board uses between 30% and 50% less toxic resins and fiberglass
Our products are made to last, we assure a longer life cycle than regular surfboards
All our products are handmade in Portugal with an Iberian supply chain (Portugal and Spain)
Local craftsmanship: We work with friends, i.e., our workforce is made of our friends
All our boards are shipped using Flexi-Hex® for an entire plastic free shipping
We are planting one tree for each board (or skate, or bicycle) that leaves our facilities with One Tree Planted®