Carlos de Sousa

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Carlos De Sousa, the co-founder of The Whale Company, was born and bred in São Paulo, Brazil, where he trained and worked as a P.E teacher, specialising in working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). In 2005 Carlos moved to the UK where he fell in love From a young age, Carlos developed his creativity and skill for craft- he built go-carts, toys, masks and furniture, all from recycled materials. In 2017 in Brazil, Carlos and Carolyn built their first paddle board out of plastic bottles and after seeing the impact the ‘Bottle Board’ had, Carlos, came up with the idea to complete 12 marathons on a plastic bottle board to raise awareness of plastic pollution and to make SUP accessible to all.



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