Responsibility & Ethics
When we started tom àdam one of our missions was to be as transparent as possible. We oversee every little part of our process, from our raw materials to our facilities to our partners, with attention to detail and transparency.
For us, responsibility starts with using natural, organic and recycled fibres, which we manufacture within a fair trade and ethical supply chain. We strongly believe we are responsible for what we produce and that it doesn't end up as waste.
As sustainability has become too much of a broad term. We are sticking to responsibility.
Breathing new life into materials
Every day, 28,000 tons of single-use plastic are disposed into our oceans.
Only 9% of worldwide plastic waste actually gets recycled.
We are small, the ocean is big. We think we can do better.
Therefore, we are reducing single-use plastic waste by creating swimwear from recycled ocean plastic.
Our sustainable swimwear is made from SEAQUAL® yarn which is 100% recycled from ocean plastic with full traceability. SEAQUAL® is produced within a closed loop, which means it can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality.
Tencel - From sustainable certified forestry
Our tencel is made from wood cellulose sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests. Production of tencel uses significantly less water than the production of cotton, making it a more enviromentally responsible fabric.
It is produced within a closed loop, which re-circulates all water used in manufacture. 99% of the non-toxic solvent used in the process is recycled. At the end of its life cycle, tencel can break down naturally.
Caring for the future generations
We believe that every change starts with ourselves. I grew up in my family house, 30 minutes away from the sea. Nature is something very close to me and I took it for granted for a long time. We are taking our responsibility for nature seriously.
My family has been environmentally responsible and that’s the environment I have been raised in. Therefore, I want my kids and future generations have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of clean ocean and fresh breeze in the air.
Everything we make is fair trade. All of our garments are produced in Latvia in a small factory near my home town. This lets me work closely with the manufacturers and oversee every detail of production in person.
We ensure fair wages, safe and healthy conditions, and zero forced or child labor.