Little Reminder: Seapath's Sustainability Goals

It’s always a good idea to remind ourselves of Seapath’s true goals, with the primary one being to achieve maximum sustainability. There are several steps involved in being sustainable, and we’d like to share them with you:

  1. Transparency: We are committed to honesty in our sustainability efforts. We don’t make false claims or use deceptive strategies. For instance, we don’t claim to be carbon neutral because that wouldn’t be truthful. We always provide accurate information about our processes. Transparency is the foundation of trust, and we believe our customers deserve to know the true impact of their purchases.

  2. Deadstock Fabric: This is the most sustainable way to produce clothing. By using leftover fabrics that would otherwise go to waste, we create high-quality garments. Deadstock fabric is comparable to second-hand clothing in its eco-friendliness, but it remains in its pristine, unused state, giving us a perfect canvas to design and create. This practice not only reduces waste but also turns potential waste into beautiful, wearable items.

  3. Sustainable Fabric: When deadstock fabric isn’t available, we turn to organic or recycled cotton. These materials are excellent alternatives to conventional cotton, providing similar quality while being much better for the environment. Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals, preserving soil health and water quality, while recycled cotton reduces the demand for new raw materials.

  4. Small Quantities: In sustainability, less is always more. We produce in very small batches, which is our first rule of sustainability. This focus on quality over quantity means we invest in the best materials, ensuring they are durable, functional, and sustainable. We are continuously striving to improve. Producing smaller quantities also means each piece is special, crafted with attention to detail.

  5. We Produce Our Own Clothes: All Seapath clothing is made in northern Portugal. Our small sewing company employs 12 people, and our other suppliers are located within 20 km of us. This proximity allows us to oversee every step of the production process and personally know everyone involved. By keeping production local, we support the regional economy and reduce our carbon footprint.

  6. Independent Brand: Independence is key to our sustainability. Without pressure from investors or the demands of being a large brand, we can embrace slow fashion. This means taking the time to create clothing with love and care, without rushing or pressuring our workers. We believe society needs to slow down and appreciate this approach. Our independence allows us to prioritize our values and the well-being of our team.

While there are many more aspects to our sustainability efforts, these are the most important ones. They guide us in our mission to be as sustainable as possible, offering you high-quality, eco-friendly clothing. We believe that through our commitment to these principles, we can make a positive impact on the fashion industry and inspire others to join us in this journey.