Organic Cotton. Fairtrade Factory.

The T-Shirt

A soft cropped t-shirt, made with 140gsm organic slub cotton.

The Ethics

This garment is cut & sewn in Mila, a Fairtrade and GOTS certified factory in South India, everybody working there is paid above a living wage and treated with upmost respect.

Photo credit: Know The Origin

The Organic Cotton is Fairtrade certified. This ensures that farmers get a fair and stable price for their crop. The Fairtrade premium also supports local communities, improves schools, creates safe drinking water and organises women’s self-help groups.

The fabric is knit and dyed at Shakthi Knitting which is independently certified by GOTS and FLO - high industry certifications. Each employee is represented by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions and the factory provides staff benefits including transport to and from the factory each day, a subsidised canteen, pensions, medical benefits and funding for their children’s education.

Know The Origin use Global Organic Textile Standard dyes, they don’t contain toxic metals and are azo-free.

Photo credit: Know The Origin

Ethical Developments

Know The Origin currently use plastic packaging when shipping from India to the UK to protect their garments, they would like to find a suitable alternative to reduce their use of plastic. 


The Fabric

100% Organic Cotton, 140gsm


(cm) XS S M L XL 
Chest 48.5 50 51.5 54 56
Half waist 48.5 50 51.5 54 56
Sleeve length 19 19 19 19 19
Front body length 40 41.5 43 45 46