Cea was founded to provide you with high-quality pieces that you can shop guilt-free. We are a female owned, self-funded, sustainable & ethical, small business and every single order mean the world to us. 

Our story. 

"I have always loved wearing comfortable clothes that don't restrict me and allow me to feel good about myself. However, I started to realize that the current clothing industry and the environment don't go hand in hand. As someone who loves spending time in nature, my clothes suddenly didn't make me feel as good anymore. 

I decided to do something about it. Cea was created to be a part of the solution by offering sustainable options that you can shop without feeling guilty in regards to ethics and sustainability".

- Karoline Johnsen

Behind the name. 

The name Cea was inspired by a love and appreciation for the o(cea)n. To me the ocean has always served as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the current moment. I have often let the waves carry all my worries away. My hope is that our pieces will inspire you to do the same, and find your perfect balance in life. 


We have spent months developing our pieces by carefully choosing the best designs, fabrics, dyes, and colorways. Our current collection is made from Certified Organic Cotton and our dyes are OEKO-TEX certified. This means that our pieces are free of any harmful chemicals. 

Ethical production is important to us, so we work with a factory where the garment workers are safe, happy and healthy.  Some facts about our factory:

- Located in China Guangzhou
- Only uses recycled fabrics and natural dyes
- Limits use of water
- BSCI Certification to ensure: No child labor, workers protection, no discrimination, fair pay, decent working hours, protection of the environment, and so on.
- Pride themselves on being different in terms of quality, but also in terms of ethical responsibility.

Please note: We realize there is a common misconception that made in China must equal fast fashion, cheap quality, and bad working conditions. Sure, there are unethical factories in China (and all over the world) but there are also great factories that take pride in high-quality production, ethical working conditions, and sustainability.  

We are limiting the amount of packaging and marketing materials sent with your order. Your order will be sent in 100% recycled poly mailers or weatherproof kraft paper. 
Please note: The poly bags are a #4 plastic which means they can’t be recycled in single stream recycling plants but have to be recycled the way you would recycle a grocery bag (typically by taking them to a grocery store that participates in the recycling of these plastics).