Potential new series alert! I get asked a lot about which brands I recommend for swimwear, beauty, shoes, etc etc. This is a bit of minefield (and actually I’m working on a secret project with a friend that might just solve it – #watchthisspace) but in the meantime I though I’d try out a Blog Spotlight.
When Know The Origin got in touch to let me know about their new launch I knew they’d be the perfect first brand to feature. This post isn’t sponsored – I want to give shout-outs to some of the exciting ethical brands springing up in the British fashion scene.
Know The Origin is a brand new launch, and a super simple concept (and one that hopefully every brand will follow one day!). They stand for effortless, stylish, and well-made clothes with a totally transparent supply chain. They call it “clothes with nothing to hide”. So, on the website you can view all their farmers, factories, employees and the full processes, as well as buy the clothes of course!
The day has arrived. We are live and kicking! Our online store is ready for your shopping pleasure 🙌 Special thanks to @rachel_manns and @beardandmane for their wonderful photography, @minnie_mua for her make up skills and to @conraddbruce and @jioisgallo for their modelling prowess. Dream team. #startup #stylewithpurpose #Fairtrade #organic #ethicalfashion #launchday
As you guys know I love me a good craaaazy pattern clash, but even I do still need some simpler pieces in my wardrobe! KTO is perfect for that and you just know the quality is going to be beautiful. Everything is organic and fair trade (#obvs) so you’re covered on all sides.
Here’s a quick message from Charlotte:
Despite seeing a lot of hardship, I was so so encouraged by the amazing fair trade and organic producers working to change things, they are going so far beyond what the certifications required of them. I wanted to set up Know The Origin to create awesome clothing, that is accessibly priced but doesn’t compromise on ethics from seed to garment
When it’s a day to buy things for no apparent reason, find a good reason. Everything we create gives back to the communities in India that we work with, from cotton farm to factory floor. We’re all about fair wages, safe working conditions and you know, generally treating people the way they should be treated. Let’s use our spending to protect the planet and the humans that live on it – they’re pretty awesome after all. 🌏🌍🌎 #doingthingsdifferently #fashrev #ethicalfashion #seedtofactory #cotton #fairtrade #organic
I’d love to know in the comments whether you’ve got any fashion brands you think I should highlight, or who you love! Just post them below and we can all discover some new exciting companies together 🙂
Love, as always, Louise