Sustainability


We knew sustainability practices in producing each collection would cement the core of our foundation. To live amongst the beauty our world provides us, we must strive to continually protect it. We stand for long lasting luxuries, taking shape in both our product and the way we produce it, with minimal impact processes forever at the forefront. Our pieces are produced in limited runs and since we have no minimum order quantities for most of our fabrics, we can avoid stock waste.



Manufacturing

We manufacture all our collections in a family run atelier in the north of Portugal. They have an expertise of 20+ years and we love working with them. They respect the environment as much as we do, they treat their workers fairly and they’re just great human beings in general. We have a close relationship with them and go there all the time to oversee our collections.



Swimwear Fabrics 

All our swimwear fabrics are certified sustainable. We get them from two suppliers in Italy. Usually we work with 2 to 4 different fabric types, all recycled yarns. The majority of our swimwear collection is made using ECONYL, a 100% regenerated nylon endlessly recyclable. It comes from recovered post and pre-consumer waste like worn fishing nets, industrial plastic waste, yarn discards. This man made waste, if not recovered, would otherwise end up in our oceans and landfills.



Ready to Wear Fabrics 

We’re working on adding Ready to Wear to our selection and we will 100% follow the same standards. We will use only organic fibers produced in a sustainable way, no chemical dyeing. For making our clothes, we will keep working with the same manufacturer in Portugal and for fabric sourcing we'll work with a supplier in the Netherlands. Keeping things within the continent to lessen our carbon footprint too.



Shipping 

We ship with UPS carbon neutral to offset the climate impact of the shipment. Read more about it https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com/ups-shipment-program, it's pretty cool what they do! 



Online Returns 

Online returns come at an environmental cost.


We know sometimes this is unavoidable and you should have the right to do so. The landfill waste created around the world by online returns is real and so balance is key and shopping consciously is the way to go. We’re here to advise you on fit, sizing, anything you’d like to know really. 


Reach out at onlineorders@thisissebastien.com and we'd be happy to help. 



Our packaging

We want to deliver beautifully packaged things to you but also want to ensure it's in line with our sustainable practices, no cutting corners on this. All our packaging is fully recyclable and from recycled materials. From our tags to our mailers, liners, tape, boxes. We put extra care into this and we’re continuously researching new ways of improving. Small progress is still progress, right?


If we didn't answer all your questions or you'd like to know more just email us.