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SEASICK SWIM has developed the world's first swimwear collection that is fully circular. Meaning it is made from recycled materials and can be recycled again. Our unique material is made from 100% recycled post-consumer polyester with 10% being sourced from marine plastic, actively cleaning our oceans, coastlines and rivers from waste. We also have created the “take back” system to help ensure we close our textile loop. We will take back our products and ensure that they will be recycled again.
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About this project

Funding period 8/4/22 8:57 AM - 10/2/22 11:59 PM
Realisation Sommer 2022
Minimum amount (Start level) 7,500 €

By reaching the first funding goal, we have enough money to start the first production.

Category Environment
City Würzburg

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What is this project all about?
  • It's about nothing less than revolutionizing swimwear. We are creating an alternative to conventional swimwear that considers the entire lifecycle of the product from the beginning.
  • It's about rethinking existing systems and finding new ways to make swimwear and the fashion industry more sustainable.

Upcycling Marine Plastic

  • Our collection is made from SEAQUAL® YARN by SEAQUAL INITIATIVE. It is a post-consumer polyester that is fully recycled and contains Upcycled Marine Plastic.
  • By using recycled polyester instead of conventional polyester, we are no longer dependent on fossil fuels, saving valuable resources in energy and water consumption and emitting far less greenhouse gases.
  • By our selection of raw material we actively help to free our oceans, coastlines and rivers from waste. The SEAQUAL INITIATIVE collects any waste they can find during clean-up campaigns. All waste is sorted and then recycled where possible. The collected PET is then processed into high-quality yarn.
  • SEAQUAL® YARN contains 10% Upcycled Marine Plastic that is guaranteed to come from the marine environment. The remaining 90% comes from land sources from Spanish and French households.

Slow Fashion

  • We are a small team that consists of a mother and daughter.
  • Each piece receives the greatest attention to detail as we only develop one limited collection a year and design each model and our prints by ourselves.

Made in Barcelona

  • Our materials are certified and guaranteed to be free from harmful substances
  • Everything from the raw materials, yarn, fabric and assembly of our products is made in sunny Barcelona area. To achieve certification by independent bodies, all of our production is in line with rigid ethical and environmental standards.

Trimmings, Packaging & Shipping

  • All our labels are recycled, plastic free, vegan and produced by a certified manufacturer in Istanbul.
  • We only ship CO2 neutral and pack and ship our swimwear in grass paper that is all made in Germany.

Transparency & Honesty
An important factor on the road to sustainability is transparency and sincere communication. That's why we have tried to put together as much information as possible for you on our website.

Have a look around, get to know us and get to know SEASICK SWIM.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Our goal is textile-to-textile recycling to close the textile loop. We want to make swimwear more sustainable than ever.

  • That's why, during our development, we looked at all the life phases of our products and decided that we wanted to take responsibility holistically.
  • As a result, we have developed the world's first women's swimwear collection that is circular and has the potential to be fully recycled at the end of its life. Your returns will help us to achieve this goal.
  • We have implemented a return system in our business model that motivates our customers to send our products back to us when they have been well loved. This way your old SEASICK items can be turned into a new product.

We connect with everyone that loves the ocean as much as we do.

  • For whom a bikini or swimsuit is not just a piece of clothing, but an appreciation for life and Vitamin D.
  • We want to appeal to all those who greatly value individuality, quality, and longevity. For whom slow fashion, sustainability and sincere communication are crucial factors in their decision-making process when buying new products. For those who want to know where their products come from and who made them.

If you resonate with these values, become part of the SEASICK CREW and support us on our mission.

Why would you support this project?

We want to make the fashion world a better place. To do this, we need your support.

We are a small label in its early stages that aims to be an alternative to fast fashion. Our goal is to develop swimwear that does contribute less to the exploitation of our planet.

After 1.5 years of development, we are finally ready to start production of our first collection.

We not only want to offer high-quality sustainable products, but we also want to inform, educate, and actively contribute to the protection of the environment.

If you share our values and want to support a mother-daughter team in taking this next step, then let's create a swimwear revolution together.

"If you don't become the ocean, you'll feel SEASICK everyday" - Leonard Cohen

BECOME THE OCEAN IN SEASICK

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

As soon as the crowdfunding is successfully finished up, we can start the production of the first collection.

We have already completed all the styles and fits and the fabrics are in our warehouse.

With the funds raised, we will be able to finance the final steps of the collection:

  • Labels and tags
  • Packaging materials
  • Transport & administration
  • Sewing the first collection

Our manufacturer is based in Barcelona, so we are in the position to have short production and delivery times.

Who are the people behind the project?

Hello everyone!

I'm Inga and I'm the founder of SEASICK SWIM. With the support of my mother, I have been working on bringing this label to life for the past 1.5 years.

And when I look at things closely, it also brings me full circle.

Since my early childhood, I have had a deep connection to the element of water. I started synchronized swimming at the age of 7 and would describe the sport and the element of water as my first great love.

At the age of 10, I was allowed to swim my first solo routine at a competition for which I needed a special bathing suit. Together with my mother, I designed and tailored my first bathing suit at that time.

My mother Marina is a professional dressmaker and has run a tailoring business herself for many years and we have worked on many individual projects together.

The creative freedom in all these projects and the collaboration with my mother strongly influenced my later educational, academic as well as professional decisions.

I worked in the fashion industry for 5 years and quickly realized that the conventional system not only limits my creative freedom, but also contradicts my personal values of sustainability and a fulfilled life.

To find out where my journey would take me, I ended up backpacking by myself for 10 months through Southeast Asia and Australia, and then lived in Melbourne.
During this time, I became a passionate diver, which brought me closer to the element of water again. But it also made me realize that our oceans are suffering due to human impact and that plastic pollution is increasing tremendously.

SEASICK SWIM is a project of my heart with which I hope to set new standards in the fashion industry and actively contribute to the protection of our oceans.

What are the sustainable development goals of this project?

Primary sustainable development goal

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Sustainable consumption

Why does this project contribute to this goal?

Wir versuchen durch Innovation neue Wege zu beschreiten und damit eine bessere Modeindustrie für Morgen zu schaffen. Unsere Produkte bestehen nicht nur vollständig aus recyceltem Marinekunststoff und Kunststoffabfällen vom Land, sie können im Sinne der Kreislaufwirtschaft auch wieder komplett recycelt werden. Durch den Einsatz von Marineplastik helfen wir aktiv dabei unsere Flüsse, Küsten und Meere von Abfällen zu befreien.
Die Produktion findet ausschließlich im Großraum Barcelona statt.

This project also pays toward those goals

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Life below water

Project adjustments

9/6/22 - Unsere Kampagne läuft noch knapp zwei Wochen...

Unsere Kampagne läuft noch knapp zwei Wochen und wir haben bisher 4.829 EUR eingesammelt! Vielen lieben Dank für die Unterstützung!

Durch die wirtschaftliche Lage mag es gerade nicht für Jede*n so einfach sein, andere Projekte finanziell zu unterstützen. Von daher haben wir das Startlevel auf 7.500 EUR gesenkt, um trotzdem die erste kleine Auflage SEASICK SWIM stemmen zu können.

Erzählt und teilt unser Projekt gerne weiter damit wir das zusammen schaffen können.

Liebe Grüße
Inga & Marina

8/24/22 - Hallo alle zusammen, wir verlängern unser...

Hallo alle zusammen,
wir verlängern unser Crowdfunding bis zum 18.09.2022 und hoffen auf eure weitere Unterstützung.

Viele liebe Grüße
Inga & Marina

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