Origomu was created by LAIO (Once in an lifetime, spelled backwards)
LAIO is a New York design firm founded by activist designer Tatiana Pagés, from Catalan origin born in Chile and raised in the Dominican Republic, who now lives in New York City.
For the past 10 years Tatiana has been exploring the relationship between the environment and our identity and how accessories are rituals for cultural expressions. Her designs are both a voice and a statement against aggressions to the environment.
Even though cutting the plastic six-pack rings is in itself a concrete act of conservation, Tatiana found this to be the first step to a creative process and started experimenting with six-pack rings in the summer of 2009.
The easiest road would have been to exhibit and sell the collection. Nevertheless, the designer thought that inspiring people to actually do something about the six-pack ring threat would have a greater impact.
Her first trials with the material transformed the six-pack rings, giving birth to a technique that was finally called ORIGOMU: The perfect alchemy between awareness, art and fashion.
In 2013, Tatiana connected with the organizer for the Ring Leader Recycling Program for 6-pack rings, who loved the creativity of Origomu and the awareness of marine debris it was creating. Julie Hoganson of the Ring Leader Recycling program says, "To know Tatiana is to know unleashed creativity, passion for the environment and riveting art. She has brought them together brilliantly with Origomu. The ring carriers are recognized by the Ocean Conservancy as a great example of innovation for safer products. They partnered to ORIGOMU to help supply their ring carriers for their designs."