Transparency is very important in sustainable companies. In our opinion, it's the way to build a trusting relationship with our customers. We are as transparent as we can be. We control and know all processes to making our clothes, because we know everyone who is involved on it and we are also part of it.
True sustainability is producing fewer consumer goods and using fewer natural resources each passing day. We produce really small quantities, and this is for us the first rule to be sustainable. So, our efforts go to quality. We do everything we can to offer you the best materials, more durable, functional and sustainable and we are always improving.
Everything that we produce is made in the North of Portugal. We have a small sewn company with 12 people working. The other suppliers are really close to us (20km maximum). We know everyone involve on the process to make our clothes by the name. Literally.
The North of Portugal has a big tradition in the textile industry and is also known for the high quality. The textil market here in Portugal is composed by 77,8% of micro companies with less than 10 people working. When you are buying from brands like us, you are supporting micro business and entire families.
The impact that Seapath has on the release of CO2 into the atmosphere is very small. In 2021, renewable energies were responsible for 59% of the entire energy supply in Portugal. We use the car trips we make for another clients to take care of Seapath matters.
An important issue to be sustainable is to be an independent brand. We don't have pressure from investors or even pressure from being a big brand. This make us be part of slow fashion, slow to do the clothes with love, with time and most important without pressure to the people that work with us. We believe that as society we need to slow down.
Plastic free: we proudly do not use plastic to pack our clothes. Our boxes and hangtags are made with recycled paper. We also don't use an external company to do the storage and sending, so, we pack our clothes and we send them to you.
Organic and recycled cotton: This is the material that we use to do our clothes. The yarn from organic cotton comes from India (most of the cases), and then is transformed into cotton fabric for textile in Portugal. Organic cotton and recycled cotton are a good alternative for conventional cotton.
Linen is an ancient plant fiber, naturally sustainable. In addition to being fresh and hypoallergenic, in fact, its cultivation requires much less water than that of other fibers, and almost no chemicals.
The fact that we know a lot of textil factories means that we have the opportunity to make clothes from quality dead stock. Dead stock is very common in fashion industries, because the vast majority of the brands want to have collection samples (for example an item in 4 different sizes). For it the factory that do the clothes need to buy fabric for more and less 60 items. And here comes Seapath. If we like the fabric we use the rest to make our clothes.