My Ocean is a small bath, body and home studio located in the heart of downtown Nassau and run by an artist and her husband. Tanya Klonaris studied art at Rhode Island School of Design and Savannah College of the Arts before coming back to Nassau to create a business in which she could put her creativity and innovative vision to good use. Eduardo Azevedo, originally from Portugal, found his calling and the love of his life when he met Tanya, serendipitously in My Ocean’s store outside the studio one gorgeous spring day! They share a common philosophy; no matter where in the world we come from, we are all connected to each other by the deep and wise waters of the ocean. Together, they bring their love and respect for the ocean, their inspiration for design, and their belief in sustainable quality products to My Ocean. Together, their passion is the sea green heart of everything My Ocean creates. This is what we mean when we say From our hands to yours; from My Ocean to your home!
The same love and respect we have for the ocean we bring to the work place and our craft. Our studio is small and personal, employing a handful of local artisans who work together to hand craft (we really do mean by hand) every soap, candle, and ceramic dish that make up our five lines.
We also believe in using ingredients from local sources wherever possible, because we want to create bath and body lines that are authentically Bahamian, from concept to finished product. Our love for the ocean also means that we use ingredients and packaging that support sustainable environmental practices, and are continually looking for new ways to stay green!
Accessories that we do not make we source from companies that share our enthusiasm for supporting local artisans and fair trade so that the spirit of what we do and make continues.