I started this company back in 2018, originally set up as more of a souvenir clothing company for people looking for a premium alternative to the cheap, gimmicky travel t-shirts flooding the internet.
I initially just wanted to create more subtle designs for t-shirts after a trip around Japan; something you could wear comfortably under an open shirt or on its own with jeans on an evening out without making a massive statement.
Having travelled all over the world, I'm always on the lookout for a cool piece of clothing to remind me of my experiences in different places. There's something quite special about looking through your wardrobe and simply seeing a t-shirt with the words, "Japan", immediately bringing back the great memories of your travels there. If I'm not travelling, the next best thing is to be reminded of some of the good trips I've had.
The ethical minefield of buying a Vietnam sweatshirt online, not knowing where or how it has been manufactured is also an unsettling thought.
At least buying a t-shirt from a street market in Thailand is supporting a local trying to make ends meet. You also can't beat the authenticity of buying something in the country itself.
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I did however find that when returning back to cold and drizzly reality in the UK, these staple items of my travelling wardrobe were quickly demoted to the pyjama drawer after their first wash.
Travelling gives you experiences that you treasure for a lifetime. Personally, I would always somewhat feel in debt to the local communities that were often so welcoming - helping to create such amazing memories.
So that became the mission. Create premium quality clothing inspired by destinations around the world, manufactured ethically and sustainably, benefiting local communities in the process.
GOOD TRIP CLOTHING was born.
I teamed up with leading suppliers in quality organic clothing materials, manufactured using the highest grade ethical and sustainable practices. I then partnered with expert embroidery and printing companies in the UK to help bring to life simple and understated designs; utilising landscapes and flags across counties, countries and continents.
Since I made my first sale at the start of 2019, I managed to raise over £1,000 from clothing sales for charities in Southeast Asia by the end of the year. The team has now (slightly) grown, and we've extended our charity contributions to all destinations, donating 20% of our profits to local communities and initiatives worldwide.
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For a charity so heavily reliant on tourism, the current situation is potentially devastating for our friend Kimlean and the @new_dream_cambodian_children. For the next few months we've decided to donate the entire value of all t-shirt sales in our Cambodia range directly to the charity. They have also been discounted from £30 to £20 to help drive as many sales as possible ❤️ 🇰🇭. #good #trip #clothing #cambodia #peopleoverprofit
Thanks again for visiting the website and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about what we're trying to achieve here at Good Trip Clothing and how we plan to change the souvenir clothing market, for good.
Drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as they can.
Enjoy planning your next adventure and as always, have a good trip.