Our Story


Eco friendly caftans inspired by the ocean, made on main street. Ethically sourced and locally made in Los Angeles.

At ocean+main, we love the ocean.

We love being in it, around it, near it, but most importantly SAVING IT!  Absolutely ZERO water is used in the production of our limited edition garments.  Oh, and we're obsessed with caftans. 

We love all things natural.  

Protecting the ocean and all things natural is our raison d'être.  Each year the garment industry prints, dyes and treats millions of yards of fabric and what isn't used in production gets sold off.  We love to find these beautiful fabrics and re-purpose them for you.  Using only up-cycled fabrics means we aren't further taxing Mother Earth's limited resources.   
 

We love main street.  

All our garments are made in Los Angeles which means we are supporting local artisans and keeping production at home in the US of A.  Made in the USA also means we aren't shipping garments over a continent and an ocean before they get to you.

We love up-cycling and re-cycling.

All ocean+main garments come in a re-usable cotton bag, perfect for using over and over again for travel, organizing, and storing. 
We limit our use of plastic.  We recycle all hangers and any packing materials are 100% recyclable and made from 40% post-consumer recycled materials.

We love limited edition:

We might make 5.  We might make 50. 
All ocean+main garments come with a numbered hang tag so you know exactly how many were produced and the provenance of the fabric.  
 

Who we are:

 

Hi, I’m Mary.

Thanks for finding ocean+main.  We're a small company, doing small production to make a small difference in our big world.

As a self-confessed lover of caftans, travel and the ocean, I've had the desire to pull my passions together for years.

In my career as a designer and buyer for luxury brands like Neiman Marcus and Jigsaw London, I was doing work I enjoyed,  but it was work that seemed to be taking me further away from my soul path.  I found myself growing weary of the fashion system and my place in it.  

Seeing the tremendous waste in the industry, like the copious amounts of water used to print, dye and treat fabric, and the bolts of perfectly good fabric pitched in the bin for no good reason, I knew there had to be a better way.   But, I wasn't exactly sure what a 'better way' looked like. 

One thing I was sure about was my love of caftans.  My adoration started as a child in Hawaii, my Mother and her friends floating effortlessly across the lanai; exotic, free, and happy in their flowing caftans.  As an adult, the caftan remained a perpetual source of inspiration sending me scouring thrift stores and flea markets across the globe in search of the perfect one.  Luckily,  the enduring appeal of the caftan speaks to every culture, every period in history and every climate so I could always find a version to inspire.

 It was in Los Angeles, however, that I found my tribe, other ocean lovers and caftan lovers who encouraged me to make my own.  When I walked into a warehouse filled with unused fabric, a path for 'better way' became more clear.  One caftan became two, then five, and ocean+main became a way to do things differently -  a way to pay homage to the rich history of the caftan and to be more mindful.  Mindful of who makes our clothes, mindful of how we produce our clothes, and for me, mindful of my two mothers;  Mother Earth who sustains us every day and the original inspiration for it all, my sweet Mom.  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay!

Mary Price

Founder, Creative Director

Say hello.
mary@ocean-and-main.com