Origin Club

by Nature Play ALC in Euboea

Small farmers in Central Greece are struggling to stay in business. Stand with them in solidarity this Christmas. #OriginPledge

by Nature Play ALC in Euboea

We did it
On 15th November 2016 we successfully raised £10,647 with 171 supporters in 42 days

New stretch target

A massive thank you to everyone involved in making this dream come to life - Origin Club is now officially a thing! You've been consistently amazing for the last 42 days, now we have just one final request.

With less than 24 hours remaining on this campaign there's still time to stretch our funding by an additional 25%. Remember that for every additional hamper we sell today there's a direct and immediate benefit for our local farmers networks here in Central Greece - so please keep pledging and sharing our story with your friends and family. 

We did it once, now for just a few hours more let's do it all over again. Come on crowd, we've got this! 


Small-scale Greek farmers need our help!

What is Origin Club?

Origin Club is helping small scale Greek farmers who're struggling to stay in business by selling their products online. Much like the selection of tasty and healthy products inside these Christmas hampers, our startup is itself made in Greece. We're a social enterprise that will reinvest 100% of its profits into R&D which directly benefits the local farming communities which make this scheme possible, and in the longer term, help change how we grow, buy and sell food across Europe.
You can read more about our purpose and origin story here, or see our brochure for full product information. 

How Origin Club Works

  • We source the best products made by small-scale, single-origin local farmers.

  • We sell their products online using social media and email marketing.

  • You receive a limited edition hamper delivered FREE to any mainland UK or Greek address in time for Christmas. 

  • We reinvest all profits back into the regional communities and farming cooperatives which make the Origin Club possible.

  • We adopt a multi-stakeholder ownership structure so that purpose always comes before profit.

  • We ensure competitive pricing by shipping in bulk direct from Central Greece and, in the longer term, by encouraging customers to signup to monthly subscriptions.

Browse our Products

The Problem

Small scale, single origin, organic farming usually produces great quality and healthy produce. The problem is that small-scale farmers do not have the branding or marketing skills required to sell their products online direct to customers. Unable to achieve the scale required by retail giants, and often unable to afford the accreditation their products deserve, they have no option but to sell for extremely low margins. 

Our Solution

"We want to create systems that ensure that the food we buy is organically grown, ethically sourced, fairly priced and efficiently distributed. We want to support small local organic farmers by helping them sell and distribute their products online. That's why we've created Origin Club.” - Irene Psifidi, PhD candidate and Origin Club supporter.

Every solidarity hamper you buy directly benefits our network of small producers by increasing their sales this Christmas. Furthermore, as a social enterprise we pledge to reinvest 100% of our profits into the regional farming networks which make Origin Club possible by funding R&D which directly improves their access to markets. 

For a deeper dive into our vision and mission, please read our Medium article, Introducing Origin Club

Join the Club

Support our campaign by pledging, sharing on social media or joining our mailing list. Pledge more than £50 and you'll receive an Origin Box, delivered to any mainland UK or Greek address in time for Christmas. 

Make Origin Club this year's perfect gift to show you care.

Buy authentic produce directly from single-origin farmers in central Greece and make a difference this Christmas.

For more information please visit http://originclub.org or email social@originclub.org. Thank you for your support!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Congratulations, you've made our Christmas card list! Claim this reward and you'll receive a personalised thank you card all the way from Evia, Greece.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Cheers! Let's celebrate together this Christmas. Pledge £10 to claim this reward and you'll receive a Christmas card from Evia plus a 50ml bottle of Amorgeion "Psimeni" Raki to drink to our shared success.

£20 or more

11 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Thank you! You're invited to Origin Club's launch party in Athens in December 2016. Claim this reward and you'll receive 2 x tickets to our Christmas party hosted by the Impact Hub, Athens on Thursday 15th December. Even if you can't make it personally, we'll happily donate your reward to 2 x local food champions who might otherwise be unable to attend.

£50 or more

72 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

Join the Club! You've ordered "The Delphi", this year's perfect gift to show you care. Claim this reward and you'll receive an Origin Box worth £50, with FREE delivery to any mainland UK or Greek address in time for Christmas.

£100 or more

21 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward

Join the Club! You've ordered "The Athena", this year's perfect gift to show you care. Claim this reward and you'll receive an Origin Box worth £100, with FREE delivery to any mainland UK or Greek address in time for Christmas.

£200 or more

15 of 50 claimed

£200 Reward

Join the Club! You've ordered "The Olympus", this year's perfect gift to show you care. Claim this reward and you'll receive an Origin Box worth £200, with FREE delivery to any UK or Greek address in time for Christmas.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Welcome home! You've pledged enough to secure a place on Transform Evia's 5 day "Powwow" event, including accommodation and food. Claim this reward and join the whole Origin Club family at the stunning Villa Averoff on the magical island of Evia, Greece from 19th - 23rd June 2017. UPDATE: Plus, we're throwing in "The Athena" hamper, worth £100, delivered to your door in time for Christmas!

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Keys to the island! You've pledged enough to receive a VIP access curated holiday on Evia in summer 2017. Claim this reward to receive £1,000 in credit to be redeemed whenever you choose (subject to availability) on your very own bespoke retreat on the Aegean island of Evia in Central Greece, the home of Origin Club. UPDATE: Plus, we're throwing in "The Olympus" hamper, worth £200, delivered to your door in time for Christmas!


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