In 2018 we established our business in the UK - a purpose led organisation - to prove that fashion could be a force for good. We sell organic cotton sweatshirts and t-shirts, adorned with artisanal fabric pockets made using ancient techniques by African communities. We then invest our profits in running humanitarian, locally run projects in the communities from which our fabrics originate.
All our garments are sustainably sourced, made in renewable energy factories and GOTS certified. This basically means that we have carefully created products which are high quality, planet friendly and will last. Find out more by watching this short video…
Here’s a bit more information about us. We, Tom and Alice, are husband and wife and we set up the company last year after working together in Mali. We have met some amazing people through Origin and are proud to say we have an incredible team behind us, both in the UK and in Africa.
So, what about the projects? Where do we invest our profits? Well, we’re ambitious but we don’t like to spread funds too thinly, so we chose 3 initial projects, one in Mali, one in Ethiopia and one in The Gambia. We chose these countries because we had both spent time in their communities and had been fortunate enough to meet and been inspired by the local people. Find out more about our most recent project by watching this video…
How will the money be spent?
We decided to raise £40k because that’s what we need to grow the brand, increase our margins and therefore expand our impact. We would carefully invest the funds in creating a new range of ethically made clothes and accessories, connecting with a wider audience and establishing new community-led projects.
*All new tees and sweatshirt rewards will be posted within 2 weeks of the crowdfunding campaign finishing!
Find out more about us by visiting: WWW.ORIGINAFRICA.CO.UK/BLOGS/NEWS