Port Denarau Marina Ltd unveiled their new uniform design in February this year. The design is to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution and champion our pledge to becoming a Plastic Free Marina by 2025.
The uniform was designed by the very talented local renowned designer, Sonam Sapra. The print itself represents modern Fiji. In a fast paced and ever changing market, the new design is focused on implementing modern, practical and environmentally conscious uniforms. The print itself is a mixture of Fijian motifs, foliage & elements that pay tribute to the marina & boating lifestyle.
Crafted with the environment in mind, the initial pieces that were debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2019 were made from recycled material.
Motiram threaded the same material for most of the Marina uniforms in our new release. The marina is looking at alternative materials to include in their future designs to emphasize our dedication to minimising our environmental impact.
At the Marine 19 Conference & Exhibition held at Gold Coast, Australia in 2019, the Marina was inducted in the Hall of Fame and in the same event Port Denarau Marina pledged to go plastic free by 2025. The marina achieved Level 3 Clean Marina as well as Fish Friendly accreditation in May 2017 and are working on reaccreditation this year. The Clean Marina Program is a voluntary accreditation program for Marina’s, Yacht Clubs, boat clubs, slipways, boatyards and associated industry operators which emphasizes environmental and managerial best management practices that surpasses regulatory requirement. The Clean Marina Program is beneficial to us as it is an effective tool in maintaining and promoting environmental responsibility; with the end result being cleaner water, clean air and thriving marina businesses.
“Bright cool colours such as what has been adopted in our new design helps increase confidence in the workplace and further boosts morale, it’s given an opportunity to create excitement with our team and clients about our business’ purpose and culture.” – Cynthia Rasch, CEO
The new uniform design has been received positively by the team, who were involved in the design process, with many receiving guest compliments since its release.