Eco Textiles

Time to Cotton on – The return of the native

By Jo Salter, Founder Where Does It Come From? – Kind Clothes that Tell Tales You’ve probably heard negative things about cotton.  It’s often referred to as ‘the dirty crop’ or ‘the thirsty crop’ because of the large amounts of chemical pesticides and water used to grow and process it.  Sustainably speaking, it’s usually pitched as a …

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Fabric and Fine Wine – Making Khadi Connections…

by Jo Salter, Founder Where Does It Come From?, Non Executive Director Khadi London Are you a wine lover? It could be your Friday evening relaxant (guilty as charged!),  a social lubricant or part of a fine dining experience.  Perhaps you’re a wine connoisseur, knowing your vintages and vineyards. But what’s interesting is that for many wine …

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Building a Transparent Supply Chain in Africa for Clothing

Crowdfunding a Transparent Supply Chain in Africa During September and October 2018 Where Does It Come From? ran a crowdfund to help establish our new transparent supply chain in Africa.  You can now order one of our African tunics, scarves, pocket squares or hair scrunchies in our online shop, or create something for yourself with our Natural …

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The Plastic in Our Clothes – Is it a Plasticky Catastophe?

by Jo SalterFounder, Where Does It Come From? Plastic and its overabundance is a hot topic at the moment.  From single use plastics like straws and coffee cups to plastic particles in the air we breathe, our seas and our food chain, it seems that the world has woken up to just how much plastic has …

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