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New nature t-shirt series designs

nature series t-shirts by Origin68

It's been a while since we released some new tees, so we've gone mad and released three at the same time! We were feeling pretty inspired by all things nature related, so we decided to put a little collection together using that as the theme. We've even roped in a few friends to design them.

First up in TREES by our longtime friend Tilman from Geometry Daily. In his classic style he's come up with some minimal tree designs. So simple, but so clever.

Second is PLANTS by Will Scobie. We have wanted to work with Will for a while now, and once we had decided on the nature theme we thought his iconic style would be perfect. We love these little abstract plant studies.

Last up is our own Origin68 MOUNTAINS design. A perfect little reminder of those lazy summer days wandering through the countryside.

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Product Stories - Hemp Eyewear

As you know, we are always on the lookout for new brands creating innovative and suatainably made products. Hemp Eyewear is no different. They have designed and created the world's first sunglasses made from hemp. Hemp Eyewear was launched as a kickstarter crowdfunded project back in 2014, by product designer Sam Whitten. As part of his final year he came up with the idea of creating sunglasses from hemp fibre. Something which had never been done before.

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Hemp is stronger than cotton, more eco-friendly than plastic, completely sustainable and largely ignored. Hemp can grow in almost any climate and in unfavourable soil. Pesticides and isecticides which are normally used to grow other cops are not required. One of it's main advantages is that it can be grown and harvested within the space of a year making it super sutainable.

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hemp eyewear

Each pair of hemp sunglasses are unique. No two pairs are identical, as the plant forms different structures within the frame. Hemps are unisex and come in one size.

The sunglasses are coated in an eco-friendly resin which adds extra waterproofing and strengthening properties.  Complete with eco-friendly polarised lenses and a carry case also made from hemp.

Hand made in the UK by actual people with their hands!

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The sunglasses are available to buy in the shop. Each pair comes with it's own carry case also made from hemp.

http://origin68.com/products/hemp-sunglasses

Supermundane Collaboration

We've teamed up with Supermundane to bring you a minimalist monochrome shape party on a t-shirt. Not once, but twice!

Supermundane also known as Rob Lowe, is an artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator and writer with over 20 years experience in the creative industry. His signature mesmeric drawings have been published and exhibited worldwide.

He has been responsible for designing some of the most groundbreaking independent magazines of the last decade including the alternative children’s magazine Anorak and the award-winning food quarterly Fire & Knives.

His practice is defined by a distinctive use of linework and simplicity which can be seen through all his different disciplines from typeface design to his personal works.

We love both of these new designs so much, we just couldn't decide which we liked more. So we thought we'd just have both! Enjoy.

Supermundane I

Supermundane II

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Brand New Website

We've made some New Years resolutions - to release some awesome new stuff for you! We're starting with a brand new website and two new tees! We've been working covertly on this for a while now and we're really proud and excited to finally get to show it off. We've built it all ourselves, and just like everything we do at Origin68 it's a labour of love. Don't be shy. Let us know what you think. If we can improve things more we will try!

To celebrate we're giving you a 10% off discount code. Don't hang about though as it expires on midnight this Thursday (GMT). Use the code NEWSITE10 at the checkout.