Know The Origin
Know The Origin is a clothing brand by two young women from the UK. With a name like that their goal is probably no surprise: they want people to know the origin of their clothes. On the website they graciously guide us through the entire process of making clothes – from seeding cotton to knitting, spinning, dying and sewing. Through their thorough report they establish transparency in every step of their supply chain. Fittingly, their motto reads fashion with nothing to hide. What’s not to love?
So why this brand?
KTO uses low impact dyes – certified Oeko-Tex and GOTS – that don’t contain toxic metals. 95% of the wastewater from dyeing is filtered and re-used to run the factory.
KTO only uses fairtrade, GOTS certified organic cotton. This means that no harmful chemicals or pesticides were used for the fabric production. Through the Fairtrade cooperatives the farmers get a fair and stable price for their crop.
KTO produces in two factories in Mila and Mandala, India. Both factories are Fairtrade certified. This means that workers earn a fair wage for their work. Workers have access to medical insurance, pensions and retirement funds.
Plus, – what’s in a name – KTO shows the origin of their collection. On their website you can see from seed on where the clothes are coming from. This makes their brand transparent, which is very important for the implementation of good working conditions in the industry.
No animal products are used in the making of KTO’s garments.
Where to buy Know The Origin
KTO sells online through their own webshop.