Origin Africa

ORIGIN is the UK's first 100% not-for-profit fashion brand, raising funds for humanitarian development projects through the sale of ethical and sustainable clothing.

In the creation of all our products we are committed to using high quality, carefully sourced, planet-friendly materials and most importantly we focus on the sustainability of both products and projects. We are committed to creating ethical garments, which means we strive to be kind to people, planet and the projects we work on.

Our t-shirts have multiple certifications including GOTS, Oeko-Tex and Fairwear Foundation and when printing our tees we also ensure we use vegan-approved water-based dyes. Our base sweatshirts are created by Earth Positive, boasting a carbon-neutral manufacturing process.

100% of our revenue is put back into Origin to support social entrepreneurs in the same African communities from which we source our hand-made designs. So far we've funded 5 social enterprises, created 50 sustainable jobs and impacted the lives of over 4000 people. All future sales will help us increase those figures and prove that fashion can be a force for good in the world.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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The materials in this collection are free from AZO dyes and phthalates.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.

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The material or ingredients in this collection are at least 80% derived from organic farming.

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Alternative materials/ingredients have been used where an animal product would normally be used.

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This collection has been made using at least 90% plant-based ingredients or materials.

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At least 1% of this brand’s sales go to a charity partner.

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This collection has been produced on a small scale, with environmentally sensitive production methods; the constituent materials have been sourced sustainably, and conserve biodiversity.

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All packaging in this collection is recyclable, recycled and free from petroleum based plastics.

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The brand producing this collection has a net zero carbon footprint.

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