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Eco Stoves Update

Eco Stoves Update
Musa's business launching

All is Bright Campaign featuring inspirational women - Tessy Ojo CBE

All is Bright Campaign featuring inspirational women - Tessy Ojo CBE
To celebrate the strength, bravery and light of women around the world, we've interviewed a collection of truly inspiring women to share with us th...

Cultural Respect and Working to Reduce Poverty

Cultural Respect and Working to Reduce Poverty
Efforts to alleviate poverty are difficult but they are achievable, and that's why we sell clothes. Phew! That's that blog written : ) Sorry, there...

Meet Musa - The Potter!

Meet Musa - The Potter!
In our second 'meet the maker' post, we're meeting the people behind the projects Origin supports. This month, find out how the garments your purchased helped to fund Musa and his amazing eco-friendly stoves!

Meet the Artists Behind our T-Shirt Competition!

Meet the Artists Behind our T-Shirt Competition!
Exciting news! ORIGIN is partnering with The Gambia Cotton Trail who have brought together an extremely passionate group of inspiring African artists for this project. Each artist has designed a piece which they feel represents African culture - learn more about the person behind each design here...

Meet Jean Yves - 'The Soap Man'

Meet Jean Yves - 'The Soap Man'
In the first of our new monthly series, we're meeting the people behind the projects Origin supports. This month, find out how the garments your purchased helped to fund Jean Yves' dream to make sustainable, zero-waste soap in Bamako, Mali...

Black Lives Matter: We Will Do Better

Black Lives Matter: We Will Do Better
Our commitment to making a change...

Sustainable Soap in the Sahel

Sustainable Soap in the Sahel
Finding projects to support in Mali was an important step for Origin - and our latest trip to capital city Bamako unearthed an entrepreneur with an incredible drive to create sustainably sourced soap, as well as providing jobs! Read more about Jean-Yves and his amazing project...

Mountain Green Latrines (Intro)

Mountain Green Latrines (Intro)

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Peeps, it's PPE ; )

Peeps, it's PPE ; )

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Hi peeps, great news. PPE is on the ground in health clinics in each of our project communities! We asked them what they needed. They answered and we responded: Here’s what happened. 

ORIGIN AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: EVERY SINGLE PENNY

ORIGIN AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: EVERY SINGLE PENNY

While the UK enters its fourth week of lockdown, the pandemic is only touching the surface in Africa and it is a sad fact that with less resources the repercussions there will be much greater than those we face here. We feel it is extremely important, now more than ever, to continue in our support of communities in developing countries and therefore we have decided that during April we will be donating 100% of our revenue to the fight against Covid-19 in Africa. 

Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs
This is what Origin is doing with the profits of its clothing sales! Giving capable and trusted SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS the boost of capital the supp...