At THALASSOPHY, We acknowledge the world’s plastic problem and face it head-on with a fresh, transparent business model with an end goal of truly circular fashion.
Our goal is to operate a completely closed loop production line.
To encourage circular fashion, we currently offer a scheme where you can return garments at the end of use, in exchange for a 20% discount on your next purchase. We will then donate them, along with any surplus stock and samples, to the Royal Trinity Hospice. If returned items aren’t fit for purpose, they are recycled, turning them into regenerated fabrics ready for a new life.
THALASSOPHY has proudly partnered with SANE and Surfers Against Sewage, whereby for each item purchased, THALASSOPHY, makes a donation on behalf of the customer, to the partner charity of their choice.
SANE – Meeting the challenge of mental illness
We believe that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone
SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE – Together, we are the voice of the ocean
We inspire, unite and empower communities to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.
Being transparent is crucial for THALASSOPHY. With the ever growing use of the word ‘sustainable’, and the lack of clarity of its meaning, we have consciously removed the word from our vocabulary. THALASSOPHY is here to stand up and promote transparency and honesty, allowing for our customers to come to their own conclusion.
As you can see we make certain pledges and have initiatives that we are proud of, but staying true to our transparent principles we must also point out the areas that we are tirelessly working to improve.
Although we are proud to use 100% recycled marine and landfill plastic to make our shorts, micro-plastic is still a problem. To educate our consumers on responsible homecare, we make sure we offer thorough details on our GARMENT CARE PAGE offering laundering instructions on how to minimise micro-plastic particles from infiltrating our precious waters.
We are searching for the correct fit to be able to make our zips from recycled materials, we hope to solve this by the end of 2020.
By 2022 we are committed to be using 100% eco-dyes across all of our garments.
We aim to become carbon neutral in the next 4 years. So far we have found contradicting studies on carbon offsetting, so we are holding out until we find the right partner.