At SEASICK SWIM, the choice to use organic cotton in our surf apparel is rooted in our dedication to sustainable practices and ethical responsibility. Delving deeper into how and where our organic cotton is grown reveals the profound impact of this choice on the environment, local communities, and the quality of our apparel.

Material Features:

  • Comfortable and soft
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Chemical-Free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Biodegradable

Yarn and material certified according to:

  • GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard

Made in Portugal


Sustainable Farming Practices: Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. This cultivation process begins with non-GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds, preserving biodiversity and ensuring that the cotton remains pure and natural. Farmers rely on crop rotation, intercropping, and organic fertilizers to maintain soil health, rather than synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

Natural Pest Management:
Instead of chemical insecticides, organic cotton farming employs beneficial insects, natural predators, and trap crops to manage pests. This biological approach protects not only the cotton crop but also the surrounding ecosystems, promoting biodiversity.

Water Efficiency:
Organic cotton farming emphasizes the efficient use of water, primarily relying on rainwater. This natural irrigation method significantly reduces the water footprint of organic cotton, making it a more sustainable option compared to conventional cotton, which often relies on intensive irrigation systems.

Manual Weeding and Harvesting:
To maintain the integrity of the organic cotton, weeding is typically done by hand or with the use of mechanical tools, avoiding the use of herbicides. Harvesting is also often performed manually, ensuring the highest quality of cotton fiber while minimizing environmental impact.


Organic cotton is cultivated in various parts of the world, each region offering unique environmental conditions that contribute to the fiber's quality:

  • India: The largest producer of organic cotton, India's rich agricultural heritage and expertise in organic farming make it a key source of high-quality organic cotton.
  • Turkey: Known for its long tradition of cotton cultivation, Turkey produces organic cotton that is highly valued for its softness and durability.
  • United States: With stringent organic certification standards, the U.S. produces organic cotton that meets high environmental and quality benchmarks.
  • Africa: Countries like Tanzania and Uganda are emerging as significant producers of organic cotton, benefiting from natural pest control and organic practices suited to their climates.

In choosing organic cotton from these regions, SEASICK SWIM supports sustainable agriculture practices globally, contributing to the well-being of the environment and farming communities.

Our commitment to using organic cotton in our surf apparel goes beyond the fabric's superior quality and comfort. It's about embracing a production process that respects the earth, conserves natural resources, and promotes the health of everyone involved, from the farmer to the final consumer. By selecting SEASICK SWIM, you're supporting a future where fashion and sustainability go hand in hand.