As we launch our sustainability hub, we’re celebrating some of the people who are leading our journey to be more environmentally and socially responsible.
Our 40th year has been a great opportunity to look back at how far we’ve come – but it’s also a chance to look forward to a more sustainable future. This month, we’re celebrating some of the people who bring us closer to our goal of being kinder to people and to the planet.
Lottie Rollason has worked at Seasalt for ten years, and in that time, she’s been integral to our project to have more sustainable packaging – and given her name to a favourite dress.
My role: I work with a wide range of people and get to make some amazing connections. I also have a real love for packaging which helps! I’m personally looking forward to making more of a mark in our drive to be more sustainable when it comes to our packaging. Watch this space…
My Cornwall: I love the sense of community which you’ll find in any part of Cornwall. Somewhere along the way you will always find someone you know or have a mutual connection with!
My Seasalt Style: I love that our customer isn’t afraid of colour. My current favourite piece of Seasalt is my Sailing West Tunic. Really comfortable but also stylish.
Lucy has worked with us for thirteen years. A proud advocate of sustainable fashion, she still owns and wears one of our very first Sailor Shirts, as well as one of the first ever coats we developed using waterproof organic cotton.
My Cornwall: Coast path walks with pub lunches (rain or shine!), glorious days spent on the beach with a night camping on clifftops, are things that bring such joy.
Special moments: The first year we realised that we had too many employees to have our Christmas party at the Gurkha restaurant in Falmouth and then go to the pub after like we had before. Our growth has enabled us to provide work for so many talented people here in Cornwall, it’s a real source of pride for me.
The future: We have an ambitious and exciting three-year product sustainability commitment to deliver, and collaborative ongoing ethical work with our supply chain. After the last year, being in the position to continue our journey is a real testament to the loyalty of our customer and the work of our teams.
Hannah coordinates a range of our sustainability projects and oversees the Seasalt Volunteering initiative, which was created as a way of giving back to communities where we live and work.
My Seasalt: I’m very much a believer that if you’re going to do something, it’s worth doing it with passion and the best intentions – our people certainly do have bucket loads of both of those things. I think living by the sea really is a daily reminder to do better by our planet, and there is such a strong sense of community here.
Special moments: At the end of 2019, when we were able to celebrate our employee Volunteering Awards. We’d achieved over 3,000 hours of volunteering with over 129 charities: colleagues from the Isles of Scilly to Morpeth got stuck in with everything from community wellbeing gardens to distributing meals for the homeless.
Covid-19 restrictions meant we had to put the programme on hold in 2020, but I am thoroughly enjoying reactivating the initiative this year with a mix of remote at-home and in-person volunteering being planned in across the country. Our goal is to hit 20,000 hours by 2025.
Our customer: Each and every one is unique, empowered and considered in their style, from the creative way they like to wear mixes of beautiful colours and patterns to the importance they place on where their product comes from and how it’s made.