About Us

Oco offers materials solutions for decarbonization. We’ve already made some amazing products that incorporate captured carbon emissions and we’re working on more cool projects behind the scenes.

For companies that aren’t sure where to start with their net-zero plans, we can advise on how to decarbonize. Oco’s low-carbon material solutions help consumer goods brands take their first steps towards reaching their environmental goals.

 
The Back Story

A Carbon Upcycling Brand

Oco was born from Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a Canadian carbon utilization company and winner of the XFactor Award in the Carbon XPRIZE. We’re still close friends. In fact, we use their fancy technology to offer our partners some of the easiest to integrate material decarbonization solutions on the market. 

 

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In 2019, we decided to start making consumer products at Carbon Upcycling using the carbon dioxide-enhanced materials we were producing. These products looked like sub-par DIY projects but were also some of the world’s first consumer goods made from captured carbon emissions. We started showing the world these projects and, soon after, started receiving requests from artists and product makers who wanted carbon dioxide-embedded materials for their own projects. 

 

We were inspired by the small businesses who showed us that amazing products can be made from thin air

 

Since then, we’ve developed over 300 carbon dioxide-enhanced materials, developed over 25 unique products with our partners, and been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, CBC News, and BNN Bloomberg. Our products can also be found in the Science Museum in London, UK.

 
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What's In A Name

We wanted to pay homage to our flagship materials created through carbon utilization. Oco [ˈō-ˌk-ō] was inspired by the appearance of the carbon dioxide molecule. 

Oxygen - Carbon - Oxygen. 

Our slogan was a no-brainer. With the increasing threat of irreversible damage caused by climate change, we need as many climate solutions developed as possible. We believe every product consumers interact with should play a role in creating a safer, healthier future for our planet. 

Oco’s mission is to Fix Earth First.

Finally, we needed a logo that matched our new name and slogan but also emphasized our values. In particular, the logo showcases our value of collaboration. It is meant to be used in partnership with other brands. The grey bands are replaceable with the signature colors of the brands we partner with.

Our logo symbolizes the seamless integration of our high performance, low-carbon materials into the supply chains of existing products

The Future

Carbon Dioxide as a Resource

What if every product you interacted with was a carbon sink, making our world just that much safer? Imagine shopping for a basketball for your niece's birthday or a confidence-boosting dress-shirt for that dream job you just got, and upon checking the tag, you find that it is made from captured carbon emissions. We're not so far from that reality.

 

We truly believe that we need to view carbon dioxide as a resource with which we can create incredible products. To do this, we partner with companies to integrate carbon dioxide-derived materials into their supply chains. We envision a world where circular economy models are the baseline.

We're turning the carbon emissions problem on its head.