Who Are We

Who Are We

Hi! If you are new around here, welcome.

My name is Stephanie Saxton and I'm the Founder behind The Salty Collective. Three years ago I launched my personal clothing label, Saltysea. A brand soaked in collaboration and community, featuring a range of activewear, swimwear, linen and newly introduced menswear. I worked the typical 9-5 job while building Saltysea in the evenings, weekends and any spare moments I had. Exactly one year ago I took the leap, created and opened our first flagship store, known as The Salty Collective. 

This felt like a dream come true, sometimes it still feels surreal. My goal was to create more than just a retail store, I wanted to create a space that was welcoming and inspiring when you walked through our doors. I'm honoured to be sitting here inside my store writing these words today because that's exactly what we've created. Over the past year, The Salty Collective has grown into the most beautiful and supportive community.

Here at The Salty Collective we are deeply passionate about the difference we can make, it's our responsibility to work with brands, design our collections and operate The Salty Collective sustainably. 

We believe human rights should be respected and all working conditions better than adequate. We believe in environmental sustainability and sustainable livelihoods. We believe that businesses should be beneficial to our planet and not detrimental.

We believe in leaving as small a footprint as we can as a small business. Almost all of our brands we work with are active in the movement of sustainability, using recycled and sustainable materials in their production process. All of our brands are setting a standard for all businesses follow suit and that makes us so happy. 

At the heart of our company, is our own brand Saltysea;

  • We develop all of our collections using sustainable fabrics focusing on durability, eco friendly and recycled materials

  • We only use biodegradable packaging when receiving and shipping our products

  • All of our business cards are made out of t-shirt offcuts, reusing and recycling wherever we can

  • We are committed to continuously learning about new fabrics and materials to constantly improve our collections 

  • We've integrated environmental, economic and social issues into the heart of our brand

  • We believe that environmental sustainability is a priority and we're on a mission to spread that message

  • We value our responsible partnerships with companies like Econyl, No Issue Tissue, Hero Pack and many more

At The Salty Collective, our orders are packaged using as much plastic-free materials as we can. Working with New Zealand company, No Issue Tissue - all of our tissue paper is acid-free. Our mailers are 100% home compostable, decomposing within a couple of weeks. 

All of our Saltysea pieces are shipped in a 100% cotton drawstring bag, you can re use this for groceries, accessories or even a beach bag. If you have any questions, feedback or concerns please let us know so we can constantly improve. 

We are committed to constantly educating ourselves on the sustainability of The Salty Collective by continuing to learn how we can minimise our environmental impact.