One Colour has built strong relationships with their producers and relishes being part of their community, seeing first hand the positive difference the brand is making. Since 2007, One Colour has stayed true to provide honest, stable employment as well as minimising impact on the environment throughout the supply chain.
We believe it is everyone's right to have fair and safe working environment.
The clothing range is produced in Nakuru, Kenya from East African grown cotton.
Spinning, knitting and dyeing of the fabric is carried out in Uganda at a sister factory, bringing the manufacture of the fabric closer to the farmers .
The clothing manufacture is carried out in a safe and tidy work environment.
- Employees are paid the base wage as a minimum
- Annual leave and superannuation is covered.
- Overtime is paid as required and there are opportunities for promotion.
- The factory is independently audited annually.
- Di’s annual visits allows her to meet with her partners, observe improvements and give feedback.
During 2016 we have the opportunity to support both Australian and Kenyan businesses by offering a range of their products online.
100% African cotton
Sourcing cotton and carrying out production in East Africa helps reduce our transport carbon footprint and keeps the highest value of the raw product within Africa for Africans. Most cotton grown in Africa is done so by small scale farmers. They use crop rotation and the rain the manage growth.
Pesticide use is around 30% lower than conventionally grown cotton.
Cotton Made in Africa initiative, along with GOTS certified organic cotton is an important way forward for the African cotton farmers.
Dyeing and printing
The dyeing of the fabric is carried out in Uganda where there is an appropriate treatment plant to manage dye by-products. All fabric dyes are ISO approved.
Printing is completed locally in Nakuru by a small team of environmentally conscious screen printers, using water based dyes.