Our approach :
Sustainable materials, fair working conditions
SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT A PLUS
BUT A NECESSITY.
Surfrider offers high-quality, beach-inspired, sustainable clothing and accessories for those who want to support our cause: protecting the ocean.
Because better practices and better materials help make a better ocean, all our clothing is made from sustainable materials in fair working conditions.
Profits are used to fund our educational programmes to raise awareness and protect the environment throughout Europe.
Our selection of clothing is made from sustainable materials.
We mainly use natural fibres that care for your skin and the environment, such as organic cotton or Tencel, a wood fibre. To remain true to our values, we work with suppliers who have obtained the strictest environmental certifications for the entire production chain.
At Surfrider, we do our best to ensure that our clothing has as little impact on the environment as possible.
We have a number of campaigns against single-use plastic to ban plastic from our lives. We also want to make a radical commitment to this cause and avoid plastic in our merchandise.
That’s why our design and development team has gone the extra mile to make our Surfrider Classics collection a 100% plastic-free clothing range!
All sewing threads and labels are also made from cotton – instead of the polyester that is normally used. We haven’t added any unnecessary labels and we ship all goods without single packaging.
We care about ethics and sustainable development.
Our products are made exclusively in exemplary factories that protect the rights of the men and women they employ and do everything possible to minimise their environmental footprint.
Our non-European supplier is affiliated to the Fair Wear Foundation, which works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve working conditions in eleven production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, and monitors the improvements made by the companies it works with.
Our largest collections are produced and printed in Portugal, near the city of Porto. We know the employees by name, our partners understand our cause and they have agreed to work only with 100% organic cotton, including labels and yarns, avoiding all plastic in the garments. We also chose to produce our garments in Europe whenever possible to minimise our carbon footprint and to be able to oversee every stage of production, from the fibre to the final garment.
Printed in Europe with passion and GOTS certification
All our garments are printed using high-quality water-based inks.
When they are not printed directly in Portugal, our garments are printed in an ecological printing plant in Germany, certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
WHERE DO OUR PROFITS GO?
Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for our education, awareness-raising and environmental protection programmes across Europe.