Earth Day is a day of observance, a celebration of nature, a way to give back for all that she's provided us with.
We, at Originate, strongly believe in the absolute respect for our planet and all its resources that it so readily provides us with. This serves as our inspiration to design mindfully and create conscious collections that not only satisfy our creative appetite to fill your seasonless wardrobe but also keep in mind our environment, where we use natural materials and aim to reduce any wastage we can from our part.
The fashion industry, unfortunately, plays a major part in the degradation of the world's natural resources along with considerably causing pollution. However, it can and is working towards bettering itself as an industry and taking various steps in approaching production and consumption with a more contained and sustainable approach.
That is why there are certain rules and regulations conducted to keep the industry in check. Fashion sustainability rules refer to guidelines and principles that promote environmentally and socially responsible practices within the fashion industry. These rules aim to minimize the negative impacts of fashion production and consumption on the planet and people. While specific rules may vary depending on different initiatives and organizations, here are some general fashion sustainability rules:
1. Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle: Encourage the adoption of circular economy principles by reducing waste, reusing materials, and promoting recycling throughout the fashion supply chain. We salvage any wastage we can and use scraps in the form of inner facings to design pouches, masks, straps and more! Ex nostalgia pouch, masks, inner facing for tapered pants etc.
2. Use Sustainable Materials: Prioritize the use of eco-friendly and renewable materials such as organic cotton, hemp, linen, recycled polyester, and other sustainable fibers. Avoid materials derived from non-renewable resources or that cause significant environmental harm, such as fur or exotic animal skins. All Originate collections are made using natural materials and fabrics be it, Celeste with its organic soybean fabrics, Nostalgia using yarn dyed hand woven khadi cotton fabric or our recently launched Terra collection in natural colour tones all made in cotton linen fabrics - these collections and more set precedent of the natural direction we consciously aim to take.
3. Ethical Production: Ensure that the production of fashion items respects human rights, fair labor practices, and safe working conditions. Support factories and manufacturers that adhere to fair trade and ethical standards. We at Originate are proud supporters of all our staff members, especially the supremely skilled artisans who gloriously produce our garments at fair wages and in extremely safe and comfortable conditions.
4. Minimize Chemical Usage: Reduce the use of toxic chemicals, dyes, and hazardous substances in textile production and processing. Opt for low-impact dyes and safer alternatives.
5. Energy Efficiency: Promote energy-efficient practices in manufacturing processes, such as using renewable energy sources like solar energy to light up our offices and units and optimizing energy consumption throughout the supply chain and reducing any wastage of resources.
6. Water Conservation: Encourage responsible water usage in textile production, minimizing water waste and pollution. Support water-efficient techniques and technologies, such as waterless dyeing and closed-loop systems.
7. Waste Reduction: Implement strategies to minimize waste generation at all stages of production, including design, manufacturing, and packaging. Embrace upcycling, repurposing, and waste-to-resource approaches. Ex org packaging
8. Transparent Supply Chain: Promote transparency and traceability in the fashion supply chain, ensuring that brands and retailers disclose information about their suppliers, sourcing practices, and production processes.
9. Extended Product Life Cycle: Encourage the design of durable, timeless, and high-quality fashion items that can withstand multiple uses and minimize the need for frequent replacements. Ex. terra + Shiro Kuro for being seasonless
10. Education and Consumer Awareness: Raise awareness among consumers about sustainable fashion choices and their impact. Encourage responsible purchasing decisions, such as buying second-hand, renting, or supporting brands with sustainable practices, brands such as Originate.
It's important to note that these rules are not exhaustive, and sustainability efforts in the fashion industry are continually evolving. Different organizations and certifications, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), may have additional guidelines and standards specific to their initiatives. As for us, the Ecological Plant Fiber Certification (EPFC) is a testament to our sustainability credentials. The EPFC is an independent organization that reviews the manufacturing process of a fabric and has independently determined that the final product complies with all standards for quality, safety, and production. It covers material reviews, testing, and facility inspections.
Recently we celebrated Earth day, as we do every year, and premiered a seasonless and timeless collection, Terra - Nature's comfort in every thread. Our Terra collection is inspired by a warm and breezy hug lovingly gifted to us from our mother Earth that we channeled throughout the collection. This presentation is designed to feel free, feel light and to fashion natural earthy tones that serve as a reminder of all that the world has graced us with. This collection is consciously designed to stylishly stay in your wardrobe for seasons to come and sashay you effortlessly from event to event. Every single garment from Terra has an added quirky surprise, a hand embroidered dragonfly motif that represents hope, change and love - love we have for Earth and all she’s gifted us with; hope - for a better future and a hope to change human behaviour so we can all work together for a better, cleaner and happier future.
To honour our home planet, we observe the annual Earth day and within that, we as the fashion industry commemorate it by delivering what we can do best, fashion! We see fashion as a doorway to make a positive impact and promote better choices by being aware of the current problems, major one being overconsumption, and present to you timeless, classic and effortless apparel mindfully made from the heart to fulfill your conscious and clean wardrobe and reducing wastage and negative impacts that come our way to promote a better, cleaner and happier world. In order to make better choices, we aim to design and deliver to you timeless collections and promote a conscious yet stylish lifestyle handmade in luxurious quality. Timeless fashion, also known as trans-seasonal or seasonless fashion, refers to clothing and styles that are not limited to a specific season or time of year. It involves designing and creating garments that can be worn and styled year-round, rather than being limited to a particular climate or weather condition.
The concept of seasonless fashion has gained popularity in recent years due to various factors such as climate change, sustainability concerns, and the desire for versatility and longevity in clothing. Here are some key aspects and characteristics of seasonless fashion:
Versatility: Seasonless fashion focuses on creating versatile pieces that can be easily layered, mixed, and matched to accommodate different climates and changing temperatures. It aims to offer garments that can be worn in multiple ways, allowing individuals to transition seamlessly between seasons.
Neutral color palette: Many seasonless fashion collections often feature a neutral color palette that transcends seasonal trends. Neutral colors such as black, white, beige, navy, and gray are timeless and can be easily incorporated into various outfits throughout the year. Our collections ranging from Blanco which is an all-white collection, to Terra, a collection completely made in natural, earthy tones to our latest launch of Shiro Kuro collection that is a testament to the iconic colour duo Black / White - all fashionably forward and stylish collections that serve you and your style game all year round!
Timeless silhouettes: Seasonless fashion emphasizes classic and timeless silhouettes that do not adhere to specific trends. By avoiding overly trendy designs, these garments can be worn for multiple years without looking outdated.
High-quality materials: Investing in quality fabrics and materials is a crucial aspect of seasonless fashion. Durable and versatile materials like cotton, linen, wool, silk, and denim can be used to create garments that can withstand different seasons and last longer. Our Nostalgia collection was made entirely from naturally yarn dyed, hand woven cotton Khadi fabrics, allowing breathability and longevity to the garments without the fear of diminishing in quality.
Layering options: Layering is an essential technique in seasonless fashion. Designers create pieces that can be layered to adapt to changing weather conditions. Lightweight sweaters, cardigans, jackets, and scarves are examples of versatile layering pieces. Take for example this entire look from our best-selling April collection, consisting of April Overlay, Cami Top and Tapered pants – all successfully worn together but can also be unique and timeless on their own as well.
Transcending fashion seasons: Seasonless fashion is not restricted to following the traditional fashion calendar, which includes the spring/summer and fall/winter seasons. It embraces the idea of wearing garments beyond their designated season and encourages individuals to curate a wardrobe that reflects their personal style rather than the latest trends.
Sustainable and ethical practices: Seasonless fashion often aligns with sustainable and ethical practices. By focusing on versatile and durable pieces, it promotes a slower approach to fashion consumption, reducing the need for frequent purchases and minimizing waste.
In summary, seasonless fashion is about creating timeless, versatile, and sustainable garments that can be worn year-round. It encourages a shift away from the traditional fashion calendar, embracing a more adaptable and individualized approach to dressing.
To conclude, Originate seamlessly integrates fashion with a mindful approach to fulfill the conscious wardrobes for our beloved customers in order to promote a sustainable and clean lifestyle and hope to bring about a positive change and make the world a better place to live.