Safe Harbours: our maritime heritage

In this wild-weather month we’re continuing to take inspiration from our home, looking to the sheltered ports of our towns and the much-missed warm welcomes of our shops.

With over 300 miles of coastline, life in Cornwall is inextricably linked to the sea. There are spots in the county where you don’t have to climb very high to see both sides of our peninsular, the blue beyond stretching from both north and south. We’re a community surrounded by the ocean, and the ever-changing colours of the water, working boats and seabirds all feature in our designs.

Holly wears our Blue Depths Jacket

It wasn’t a winter storm but a summer one that blew the Chadwick family into a little shop in Penzance looking for raincoats – the shop that would become our first Seasalt. Retail has always been at our heart. Our shops are places to shelter and browse, to connect with each other and our staff, to share style tips and enjoy the feel and fabrics of our collections. We know many of you have been missing these places and the friendly faces of our staff, which is why we called on Holly and Hannah from our Falmouth shop to model our latest collection.

Holly wears our Harbour Beach Jumper

They took a journey through Cornwall’s characterful harbours, from the large ports in Falmouth and Newlyn to tiny coves, like Penberth and Priest’s Cove, where little fishing boats lie exposed to the elements.

Holly wears our Long Sleeved Scenery Jumper and Marsland Trousers.

Our palette features the peeling paint colours of these weathered vessels. We’ve combined rich shades of red, blue and green in bold colour blocks, reminiscent of Cornish abstract painter, Terry Frost. You’ll find cotton knits with ribbing inspired by fishermen’s jumpers, soft jersey layers and dresses with prints featuring our coastal flowers, and our all-weather rainwear tested against the worst our county can throw at it.

Laura wears our Sailor Shirt and Studio Apron, Tilda wears our Trencreek Jumpsuit (coming soon).

We’ve also created a capsule of beautifully practical Cornish Workwear inspired by modern makers. Seasalt’s Creative Director Laura Watson, who’s also a talented potter, and her artist daughter Tilda, were the perfect creative pair to put to work in these new pieces.

This collection was shot before current COVID-19 restrictions.

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