CLOTHING design company Seasalt has joined other businesses in Cornwall to become members of C100 Club, a group of like-minded businesses who believe in social responsibility at a grass roots level.

The club is the business arm of Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) and Chief Executive Tamas Haydu welcomed Seasalt to the fold saying: “We are delighted to announce Seasalt has joined the C100 Club. Seasalt are a company born and rooted in Cornwall who now extend the positive values of Cornwall to national and international markets. They are passionate about contributing to local Cornish communities.”

"These businesses come together to offer financial support to Cornish communities, making a real, positive and measurable difference to life in Cornwall. Members pool their donations and meet to award grants."

Seasalt co-founder and chairman, Neil Chadwick, comments, “Seasalt is very proud to be supporting CCF. In previous years we have raised over £50k a year for local causes such as Fishermen’s Mission and Leach Pottery, so this enterprise feels like a natural next step for us. We're looking forward to a very long and successful partnership”

C100 was founded in 2008 and has awarded more than £225,000 to over 130 projects. Members also meet for breakfast quarterly to share how they are supporting the local communities in which they operate and hear from projects supported with funding.

From studios on Falmouth Business Park, Seasalt designs clothes, footwear and accessories that celebrate quality and simplicity. Seasalt’s story began in August1981 when the Chadwick family went into a little shop in Adelaide Street, Penzance. They only wanted some waterproof coats, but ended up buying the premises as well.

From those small beginnings, Seasalt now sells wearable clothes all over the world.