Our goals have always been simple: to craft beautiful clothing that inspires and endures, share our love of Cornwall and reduce the impact of our business on the environment.
OUR FOUR PILLARS
We’re bringing a new level of ambition to our Sustainability Strategy, which is structured around four pillars. They are Product, Environment, Innovation and Community.
Our collections focus on quality and longevity, and each year we’re future-proofing more of our fabrics with organic and recycled fibres.
We’re focusing on adopting policies and practices that help cut our carbon footprint for the wellbeing of people and the planet.
We’re always exploring new ideas and technologies that will reduce our impact on the environment and help Seasalt grow responsibly.
At Seasalt, we’re lucky to be part of a thriving community that loves to come together to create, give back and be inspired.
SEASALT SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS
Make & Mend Tutorials
Fabric use up tutorials to repurpose your treasured pieces.
Seasalt Donate To Khalsa Aid
With India in the grip of a COVID crisis, we felt passionately about helping the communities there in need of aid.
Leather Working Group
We are choosing leather that is kinder to the environment and better for workers.
Our pledge to donate to charity by the end of 2025
Carbon Net Zero by the end of 2040
100% GOTS certified cotton by the end of 2024
Zero waste to landfill by the end of 2023
We truly believe our clothing has so much more to give after you've finished wearing it. That's why we're piloting a clothing take-back scheme called Seasalt ReLoved in 10 of our shops across the UK.
Our bold targets are designed to ensure Seasalt grows responsibly, in a way that helps care for our people and our planet.
Sustainability Report & Policies
At Seasalt, we have a proud history of sustainability. Our new commitments are the foundation for ensuring we have a proud future, too.
Meet the Supplier
We've been working with Brij Designs in India for a decade now. They make our dresses and handybands, and share our focus on sustainability and community.
What does sustainability mean to Seasalt?
Our goals have always been simple: to craft beautiful clothing that inspires and endures, share our love of Cornwall, and make better choices for our people and planet.
Our new sustainability strategy is structured around four pillars. They are Product, Environment, Innovation and Community. We have a dedicated Sustainability Team that develops and leads the sustainability strategy. They also advise and support departments across the business to make sure we continuously deliver on our environmental and social commitments.
Where are Seasalt products made?
All our collections are designed in Cornwall. Our primary manufacturers are in India, Turkey, China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bulgaria. We support UK manufacturers where possible and sell Leach pottery, Trevarno Skincare and St Eval home fragrances. If you’re curious about your garment’s country of origin, look on its label or at its details online.
What fabrics do you use?
We use natural fibres wherever possible and are proud to have been the first clothing company to achieve Soil Association organic cotton GOTS certification in 2005.
Over 60% of our fabrics are made of 100% natural fibres, including organic cotton, cotton, bamboo, linen and wool. We’ve committed to converting more of our fabrics to more sustainable alternatives by 2024. These commitments include:
100% GOTS Organic Cotton
100% Global Organic Textile Standard-certified cotton to be used across all products by 2024.
100% LWG Leather
100% of our leather to be sourced from gold and silver rated Leather Working Group tanneries by 2024.
100% RWS Wool
100% of the wool used in our collections to be certified by the Responsible Wool Standard by 2024.
100% Closed Loop Viscose
100% of the viscose used in our collections to be responsibly sourced and made using closed loop systems by 2024.
We also created our trademarked waterproof organic cotton fabric Tin Cloth® and continue to innovate and work towards more sustainable fabric options. If you’d like to read more about how we’re doing this, you can find more information in our latest Sustainability Report.
Do you use any chemicals when making your products?
We do. All the dyes and chemicals we use in production conform to the EU regulations for the restricted use of chemicals REACH, and we spot check suppliers every season. We have a detailed Production Standards Manual that clearly sets out what chemicals can and can’t be used in the production of our clothing.
What are you doing to reduce single-use plastic in packaging?
We’re working to eliminate the use of all unnecessary consumable materials at Seasalt, including single-use plastic in our packaging. We’ve already removed 18 tonnes of single-use plastic from our business each year by replacing mailbags, packing tape and bubble wrap with environmentally friendly and recyclable alternatives. We’ve also removed individual plastic garment bags from our online orders, which we collect and recycle through our recycling partners.
If you’d like to read more about how we’re doing this, you can find more information in our Sustainability Report.