Ethical bedding business secures six-figure investment

Sustainable marketplace Know the Origin has secured a £300,000 investment from GC Angels to support its expansion plans.

Mainly known for ethical sourcing clothing, Know the Origin also dips into the furnishings market with its bedding collection.

The Manchester-based business, which was founded by Charlotte Instone two years ago after discovering that 93% of fashion labels didn’t know where their fabrics were sourced and set out on an ethical mission, will use the funds to expand its team and product offering.

Know the Origin sells more than 75 different ethical brands as well as own label products.

The investment, which is made up of £100,000 from GC Angels and £200,000 from an angel investor, follows its recent move to its new HQ in Ancoats where it is expecting to grow its team from four to 10.

The business also plans to re-design its website, as well as plough money into a re-design of its own ethical label products.