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Know the Origin

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Angel | Alive

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Last Raised

$370K | 3 yrs ago

About Know the Origin

Know the Origin is an eCommerce site that sells apparel and other personal items.

Headquarters Location

Manchester, England,

United Kingdom

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Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers through owned e-commerce channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.

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38 Sustainability efforts of the fashion industry in August 2021

Aug 13, 2021

Business In July, there was no sign of the hot summer weather slowing down the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts. On the contrary, there were collaborations galore be it in terms of recycling, resale, sustainable collections or material innovations. In addition, many brands published their accelerated sustainability goals or reaching of targets in terms of plastic, carbon and energy reduction. This month, FashionUnited is highlighting 38 sustainable initiatives that were presented in July 2021. Collaborations & Projects Photo: ThredUp Facebook US fashion resale platform ThredUp has teamed up with LG Electronics USA, a subsidiary of South Korean electronics giant LG, to launch a charitable apparel clean-out program. The tie-up, which marks the first time ThredUp will offer its Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) to a non-fashion brand, aims to help consumers extend the life of their garments while also educating them about responsible clothing care. Read more… Related news: Photo: Fila x Oliver Spencer Sportswear brand Fila has launched a sustainably produced collection with British menswear designer Oliver Spencer. Inspired by Fila’s rich sportswear heritage and Wes Anderson’s 2001 cult classic, The Royal Tenenbaums combined with Spencer’s laidback tailoring, the collection features a range of vintage sportswear silhouettes in rich colours and luxury fabrics that have been ecologically sourced and responsibly made. Read more… Related news: Photo: Frankfurt Fashion Week / German Fashion Council A recent conference organised by Fashion Council Germany titled “The New European Bauhaus – Werkstatt der Zukunft” brought together international experts in the context of Frankfurt Fashion Week to redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry. The conference was inspired by EC president Ursula von der Leyen‘s initiative “The New European Bauhaus”, which she first presented in her “State of the Union” address in September 2020. “Fast fashion is poison for our planet. It should be replaced by show fashion that is circular,” said Leyen in the opening speech. Read more…   Brands & Retailers Photos: F and Wild London  New ethical swimwear brand F and Wild London has launched its debut collection made from regenerated plastic waste including fishing nets cleaned from our oceans. Founded by slow fashion advocate Njoki Muchuki, the debut Lamu Collection from the women’s swimwear brand is named after her birthplace Lamu Island in Kenya. Read more…  Related news: Photo: Noisy May  Bestseller brand Noisy May presents its first pair of jeans with a lifetime guarantee. The Danish label commits - should its R.A.R.E. jeans ever become faulty - to repair, replace or refund them. As the name suggests, R.A.R.E. jeans (an acronym for Remarkably Advanced Responsible Essentials) are unique and produced by Noisy May in a limited edition only. Each pair of the 300 exclusive pieces is individually numbered and certified by the brand. Read more…   Related news: Photo: On  More and more consumers today have had enough of sneakers that are trendy, expensive and wasteful - in one word: overhyped. They want something that is easy on the eyes, the feet, the environment and their wallet. An extra bonus is, if the sneakers don’t end up in the hazardous waste bin at the end of their lives. Is it possible to do all this? FashionUnited found five young sneaker labels that promise a better future. Read more…   Photo: Know the Origin  Sustainability-focused department store Know the Origin has opened a pop-up store at Angel Central in London. Located at 11 Parkfield Street in Islington, the store carries a line-up of over 200 next-generation ethical brands including Girlfriend Collective, Thinking Mu, and Hara The Label. The store will also host fortnightly events on sustainability issues and workshops on zero-waste living. Read more…   Related news:

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Know the Origin Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Know the Origin founded?

    Know the Origin was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Know the Origin's headquarters?

    Know the Origin's headquarters is located at Manchester.

  • What is Know the Origin's latest funding round?

    Know the Origin's latest funding round is Angel.

  • How much did Know the Origin raise?

    Know the Origin raised a total of $370K.

  • Who are the investors of Know the Origin?

    Investors of Know the Origin include GC Angels.

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