Oramai creates forever pieces with a responsible and transparent practice. One of our founding values was - and still is - to put people and planet first.
We've chosen linen as our go to material as we think it is the world's most sustainable material. Discover why:
Linen remains the oldest fabrics and has been used for thousands of years since the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece.
Linen requires no irrigation, can thrive on rain water, is not created using genetically modified elements (GMO’s), and creates little to no waste as the entire biodegradable plant is used.
Our organic farmers are not only GOTS certified and have been growing flax for centuries, but our linen is also refined and created in a carbon neutral factory located within a 1km radius from the origin of the flax plant.
Our business is entirely female-owned and led. We pay all our employees and interns at least the London Living Wage and are proud to have always done so.
The designs are designed and created in a London studio and the production produced in a family run green factory in Portugal.
Like our designs, our packaging is designed to be sustainable as well. We do not provide boxes even thought they appear nice they are waste of trees and weight in shipping. We pack our garments in 100% recycled paper that goes inside a home compostable, fully biodegradable mailing satchel made from plants.
We believe in collaboration and we met with our charity partner Saheli Women a sustainable clothing and ethical fashion enterprise in rural Rajasthan, Indi some years ago and do some hand embroidered collections togehter.
Located in the village of Bhikamkor, in a studio that works also like a school in the afternoon for their kids. Saheli Women employs 28 women, providing them with fair wages, health insurance coverage, and a safe work environment free from gender, religious and caste discrimination.