SLOW. SALTY. SUSTAINABLE.
We stand for fashion that doesn’t harm people and planet.
We believe that nature is the ultimate luxury.
We live our lives a little slower.
We deeply love are respect the ocean (and our planet). We're committed to the fashion that regenerates instead of polluting. We engage in only ethical manufacturing to ensure we contribute to empowering people instead of hurting them.
In every decision that we make we try to be as raw as we can. And occasionally we get quite salty too. *splash*
We live our lives a little slower by introducing smaller collections and limited pieces. We design timeless styles with intention so it don't become yesterday's news quickly. You can mix, match and wear our swim multiple ways. This way you can wear it longer and better for the sake of our planet. Our linen is perfect for all occasions and will only get better with age.
We've met our manufacturers in person and inspected their facilities to ensure that our values align. We're committed to plastic free packaging and use of low-impact OEKO-TEX® certified dyes. We are a climate positive brand and leave a positive trace that can be tracked. All our products are vegan and do not contain any animal products.
Hey there, we're Em and Olly. We've founded Raw Salt in 2018 in the Australian beach town of Coffs Harbour. We've travelled and lived around the world before becoming friends and business partners (or as we say 'business besties').
We harness our creative power without harming people or planet in the process. We're creating the space in the fashion industry that is fair, kind and considerate to nature and humans. We aim for better ways in all of our business practices. We draw our inspiration from living and playing by the ocean.
ECONYL® nylon yarn is made
in Italy out of ocean recovered fishing nets, carpets, industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world.
It’s firm yet soft. It provides support and extreme durability.
REPREVE® nylon is made in the USA out of pre consumer waste by recycling nylon fibres during the manufacturing process instead of sending it into the landfill.
It’s buttery soft with a silky smooth texture that is cool to touch.
Linen is a luxurious natural fibre. It’s one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. It’s strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibres.
Linen is perfect for warm temperatures, from raiding the jungle to lounging on a tropical island. It absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. In fact, it’s stronger when wet than dry and becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed.
It just gets better and better with age.
Our swimwear is ethically made in Bali. Many employees have been employed for over 10 years and worked their way up from the entry level roles.
All employees are provided with:
• Opportunities of the career advancement.
• Salaries that are at least double the minimum wage.
• Medical insurance, doctor's fees and prescription medications.
• 13 months salary a year and a double salary at holiday times.
Our linen resort wear is ethically made in Taiwan and China.
Our manufacturer is committed to preserving the nature by introducing materials and practices that prevent the use of harmful toxins, destructive pesticides and excessive water and energy consumption at the production level.
All employees are provided with:
• Salaries over 15% above the industry average with room for promotion.
• Legally binding contracts.
• Competitive medical and pension packages.
• The team of over 80% women are placed in leadership roles with the opportunities for ongoing development.
WE'RE LEAVING A POSITIVE TRACE
We partner with trace to offset our carbon footprint. We're funding climate positive projects and planting trees around the world.
Being a climate positive brand means we do all that we can to minimise negative environmental impact and offset the unavoidable emissions. We support multiple projects around the world including bushland biodiversity restoration in our home country, Australia. These projects restore and re-vegetate the land with native flora to permanently protect and enhance Australian biodiversity.