Sustainability



At Origin we take sustainability seriously. We know the fashion industry has a lot to answer for and a lot to do if we are to reverse the catastrophic effects on our climate and the communities most at-risk. It is because of this we are committed to using high quality, carefully sourced, planet-friendly materials and most importantly we focus on the quality of our products and our supply chain. We're proud to support the 'Who made your clothes?' campaign and cast a spotlight on our organic materials and the brilliant workers who made them. We believe there are enough factories in the world, so when we set out to create this collection we wanted to find wholesale partners to provide us with the highest quality ethical garments to adorn with our African fabrics and designs.

  

 

Our tees are supplied by Stanley & Stella, an exceptional leader in 100% organic cotton goods. 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 base sweatshirts are created by Earth Positive. This incredible organisation has a carbon neutral manufacturing process as well as GOTS, Oeko-Tex and Fairwear Foundation certification.

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 products here - on the wonderful Provenance platform.

Our certifications:



We really mean it when we say we want to be totally accountable and we also recognise the rapid change of technology in the sustainability sector. Therefore, if you know of a way we can be even cleaner, greener or better in our supply chain or the production of our garments - we want to know about it! Send us a message at feedback@originafrica.co.uk and let us know how we can improve. We want to build a community of people who strive for a better way of doing things and call out those who turn a blind-eye. Together for a better world!