We’re on a mission for our fisherman!

posted on August 12th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

You’ve seen our limited edition T-shirts and Christmas cards in store, as well as the pictures from our charity bake offs at Seasalt HQ and our Midnight Madness walk across Dartmoor, but have you ever wondered why we work so closely with The Fishermen’s Mission to raise money for the charity?

Here in Cornwall we’re very proud to have such an amazing variety of fresh fish landed off our coast every day. It’s because of this that we’re so grateful for the hard work that the Mission puts in to caring for our fishing community.

The sea drives a lot of what we do here in Seasalt, influencing our seasonal colour palette, new patterns and designs. Our latest print, Cods & Pans, was influenced by Denys Val Baker’s book, The Sea’s in the Kitchen, a story that ends with sea bursting in through the author’s kitchen door! While the sea can be a calming and inspirational source, we are reminded that it can also be destructive.

With the glorious sunshine we’ve had here in the South West over the last few weeks, it’s easy to forget the ferocious weather that we experienced earlier in the year. Our fantastic Cornish fishermen were hit particularly hard, with many unable to get out to sea for several weeks and others losing vital fishing equipment and even their fishing boats.

Luckily in the midst of the devastation, there was a light at the end of the tunnel; The Fishermen’s Mission! The UK-wide charity provided emergency support for many fishermen and their families throughout the storms.

Their hard work continues as they have just opened their very first retail outlet in Meneage Street, Helston at the top of the Lizard Peninsula, home to many fishing villages. So if you’re heading to Cornwall this summer don’t forget to pop in and say ‘hello’.

Shop front edit

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Wellie wanging to support The Fishermen’s Mission!

posted on April 24th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt go wellie wanging

As part of ‘Wear Your Wellies to Work’ Day, some of us ventured down to Swanpool beach for a spot of competitive wellie wanging!

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A special Sailor Tee for the Fisherman’s Mission

posted on March 29th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt charity Sailor Tee Fisherman's Mission

As part of our ongoing support for the Fisherman’s Mission, we’ve decided to donate some money from one of our classic designs, the Seasalt Sailor Tee, to help raise funds for the charity.

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We support The Fisherman’s Mission!

posted on February 17th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Fish Friday

 

The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care to Fishermen & their families.

Here at Seasalt, we are committed to supporting local charities that contribute to the life and wellbeing of the community in and around Cornwall. Throughout 2013 we thought of lots of ways to raise funds for our friends, The Fisherman’s Mission, and raised over £6000. An exclusive edition of our popular Breton stripe Sailor Shirt in the softest organic cotton was sold in our shops and online, and we happily donated £5 from every charity Sailor Shirt sold direct to the Fisherman’s Mission.

Winners

We also held our popular annual Christmas Card Competition selling coastal-themed Christmas cards designed by you, our very creative customers. Members of the Seasalt team also took part in the Fishermen’s Mission’s annual fundraising day, Fish Friday, creating fantastic cakes in nothing other than fish themed shapes – our very own fish-cakes! Some of the more adventurous members of the Seasalt team also completed a 13-mile Midnight Madness walk across Dartmoor.

Midnights Mission on Dartmoor

 

Seasalt’s Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, said, “We have a close affinity with the Fishermen’s Mission with many of our shops in towns with strong fishing communities and traditions. We’re really pleased to have raised this much money and we’re looking forward to seeing how much more we can help.”

Look out for this year’s special edition Sailor Tee, again raising money for the Fishermen’s Mission, due to go on sale in early March!

 

 

 

 

Help for people affected by the recent storms

posted on February 14th, 2014 by rosie

Penzance Promenade Storm Damage

Penzance seafront following the recent storms

In usual circumstances we love splashing around in our Seasalt Rain coats and wellies but the recent storms have been more intense than anything we have seen before and we have been saddened to witness the terrible damage to people’s homes around the country.

We heard about the Cornwall Community Foundation setting up a brand new Emergency Storm Fund to help with the aftermath of the storms and we immediately donated £500 to help out local people affected by flooding and storm damage. It was set up to assist people whose homes may not have adequate insurance or to households with vulnerable children and adults. It could help to replace lost clothing or food, to replace carpets or furniture or to help with the clean up or structural repair costs. Community organisations and voluntary groups whose properties or activities have been affected can also apply for help.

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Cornwall to Kilimanjaro – our neckerchiefs reach the peak

posted on December 13th, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

 

Killi Sea Salt scarf 2

Here at Seasalt, we love getting out and about exploring new places. However, one of our Seasalt neckerchiefs ended up a bit further afield than usual- in Tanzania! Linda from The Natural Store and The Big Beautiful Bunting Company recently got in touch to let us know that Georgie Kirby, fellow partner and founder of the Big Beautiful Bunting Company, used a Seasalt neckerchief during her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro!

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a letter of thanks from the cornish maritime trust

posted on November 13th, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

 

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One of our talented Graphics team, Elly Jahnz,  recently designed a marvellous jute bag especially for our friends at the Cornish Maritime Trust. This local charity looks after and sails four beautiful historic boats, which of course is right up our alley! We sold these special charity jute bags in our shops, with a donation from each to the Trust in order to help them maintain the vessels. We managed to raise £2500 and they recently sent us this very lovely letter of thanks on behalf of the trustees.

” I wanted to sincerely thank you and your Company for the fund raising that you orchestrated in 2013 on behalf of the Cornish Maritime Trust.
 
As you know the maintenance costs of these wonderful heritage boats is always expensive. It`s  particularly so as we try to preserve their uniqueness. This has to be balanced against the needs and necessity of safety in a modern seafaring environment, which is also expensive !
 
This was an enormously  valuable contribution to the Trust`s funds and we are very grateful.
 
Thank you again.
 
Best Wishes
 
Bob, on behalf of the Trustees”
One of their ships, Barnabas, made three trips to France this summer and was in need of some TLC, so the money will be going to good use!
Sailing fans are able to join the Trust for a fee and, in turn, have access to the wonderful four vessels in its fleet.
If you would like to find out how to become a member or get involved with the Cornish Maritime Trust have a look at their website here > http://www.cornishmaritimetrust.org/

charity jute bag

posted on October 9th, 2013 by rosie

CMT Jute

Our talented Graphics Designer, Elly Jahnz, designed this marvellous jute bag especially for our friends at the Cornish Maritime Trust. They are a local charity that look after and sail four beautiful historic boats which of course is right up our alley! We sold these special charity jute bags in our shops so we could donate the proceeds to the Trust to help them maintain the vessels.

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the christmas card competition winners!

posted on September 30th, 2013 by rosie

Christmas Card Competition Winnners

Top row (L-R): Raine Clarke, Faith Davies, Val Newman. Bottom row (L-R): Jacquie Heathcote, Ewan Jones.

The entries flooded in for our charity Christmas card competition this year and the judging took place this morning. We know all the budding designers are keen to know if they have won, so drum roll please…

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charity christmas card competition

posted on September 11th, 2013 by rosie

Laura & Niamh

Laura Lee                                                                                  Niamh Hasleden, age 9

It’s that time of year again! The 2013 Seasalt charity christmas card competition is in full swing and we have had some fantastic entries from some very talented people.

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