In 2015, whilst on honeymoon in Bali, OC Industries founder Mike Summers conceived the idea of a gi printing service for the UK and Europe. Upon his return, Mike set out to start an ethically aware and environmentally conscious business offering the customer the chance to customise their gi and it was as popular as he hoped.
In case you're wondering, the OC stands for organised chaos. A tribute to how the locals of two of Bali's cities, Seminyak and Ubud, navigated the roads there.
In 2017, the focus for OC Industries switched from the printing to grappling wear. This encompasses BJJ, Submission Grappling and MMA. What became apparent when we searched, was that the conscientious grappler could not buy ethically made or environmentally friendly training wear should they wish to.
OC Industries plan to put an end to this. 2018 will see us releasing our own clothing and we cannot wait.