Organic Cotton. Fairtrade Factory.

The Sweatshirt

A soft cropped sleeve sweatshirt, made with 320gsm Fairtrade organic 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% Fairtrade Organic Cotton, 320gsm


(cm) XS S M L  XL
Bust 45 47.5 50 52.5 55
Hem 45 47.5 50 52.5 55
Length 56 57 58 59 60
Sleeve length 53 54 55 56 57