In 2022 we began our journey working with independent suppliers in Kenya and a partnership formed with a wonderful factory run by an innovative team who shared our passion for changing the toxic traits of the fashion industry. Every step of our new supply chain of production has been verified and investigated by us personally, from the rain fed cotton crops to the organic water based dyes and energy consumption of production processes, ensuring all the highest standards are met. We are working on making all the details of this supply chain available through blogs (We have launched our profit share supply chain; Tosheka Textiles; Journey of a Sawa Shirt; Frankly Answered Questions) , social media and articles but, if you feel you cannot find any information and are looking for it, please contact us as it is all information we wish to share.
Up to 2022
Up to 2022, as we built our brand, we have had 2 ranges of tees. The first is supplied by Stanley & Stella, an exceptional leader in 100% organic cotton goods. They create the base sweatshirts we use too. Click here for their Sustainability Report for 2020 which shows you exactly who made your clothes, their working conditions and how S+S remain committed to transparency and accountability throughout the supply chain.
Our Tanzanian cotton tees are made using 100% Tanzanian cotton from Biosustain and they are made in a vertical factory in Arusha, Tanzania called Sunflag. You can read more about the collection here.
Our printing and embroidering is done in the South West of the UK, close to Origin’s base in Devon and we ensure our material is recycled and printing dyes are vegan-approved and non-toxic.
We are proud of our suppliers and confident in the standards of the garments we create. Though we are a small organisation we are working on gaining accreditation for the artisanal fabrics our artisans create so they can be celebrated for their planet-friendly hand looming approach to textile creation. You can trace the journey of each of our on the wonderful Provenance platform.