Sustainability & Social Impact
What does Sustainability mean to Of an Origin?
We are committed to people and the planet in multiple facets of our company. These are our 4 primary tenets:
1) Natural fibers: Most synthetics are petroleum-based fibers used in polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic. Our collection is made from 97% naturally-derived materials.
2) Thoughtful Design: Through our convertible designs and flexible fit, we allow women to do more with less through multiple seasons of life. This means owning fewer things, slowing down consumption and simplifying your closet.
3) Stewardship & Fair Trade: We also believe in environmental stewardship. Our factory is Fair Trade certified, and meets rigorous environmental and labor standards. We partner with a reforestation NGO in Peru, and our production partner is active with several NGOs. Learn more about our efforts in Peru.
4) Packaging & Trims: Finally, we are using sustainable materials in our packaging, labels, and hang tags as much as possible. We have eliminated the use of virgin plastics where we can. We use Vela paper packaging and biodegradable polybags. We are members of the Eco Packaging Alliance, and use recycled tissue paper, recycled poly or biodegradable corn-based poly shipping bags.