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17 December 2012

Brand Preview 2013 - The participating brands, at a glance

Contributor Ethical Fashion Forum


The SOURCE Brand Preview is a new platform for connecting brands and designers with buyers and press, offering an alternative route to promotion and sales for businesses, at the fraction of the cost of a traditional trade show. Check out some of the most exciting brands we featured at the 2013....



The SOURCE Brand Preview showcased exemplary sustainable brands and designers across 10 different product segments, promoting them to hundreds of buyers, from independent boutiques to large retailers and department stores, press, agents and influential consumers, all over the world.

For buyers and press, the SOURCE Brand Preview gives a snapshot of brands and designers in your interest area and offer you the opportunity to connect directly with them.

For brands and designers, it’s an opportunity to get your products in front of buyers and press before any of the mainstream tradeshows, and reach a truly global audience, with none of the costs associated with a traditional trade show format.

Below, we highlight at a glance some of the exciting brands that participated in The SOURCE Brand Preview 2013, which took place online on 30th-31st January. This list offers you a glimpse of some of the great brands we be featured during the 2 day online event.

To discover all of the 130+ sustainable brands we featured at the 2013 SOURCE Brand Preview, download the all presentations & recordings now.

To read more about the SOURCE Brand Preview and how it worked, visit – http://source.ethicalfashionforum.com/article/source-brand-preview-2013

WOMENSWEAR & MENSWEAR

Titania Inglis

Less but better is Titania Inglis’s philosophy: ‘striking yet wearable pieces that go easily from day to night, summer to winter, and occasionally metamorphose with a trick of geometry’. Every garment is made with sustainably sourced fabrics in a small factory in Brooklyn, New York.

Marzipants

Marzipants simple design and endless versatility are incredibly comfortable and come in a range of vibrant colours which transcend both the seasons and continents. For women, men and children of all ages, shapes and sizes, Marzipants are the perfect thing to wear chilling out at home, at yoga, travelling or even on the beach.

Tluxe

Comfort is at the core of the the Tluxe brand and each collection is inspired by the ease of the Australian way of life. Specialising in womenswear and sustainable fabrics including organic cotton, bamboo, cashmere and merino wool, Tluxe has become know across the continent for its perfect and modern basics in high quality materials.

Lalesso

Lalesso was cofounded by the designers Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser after an inspirational trip to Lamu Island, off the north coast of Kenya. Combining modern comfortable cuts with a distinctive African feel that incorporates the unique skill of local Kenyan artisans, Lalesso offers forward-thinking womenswear in bold colours and vibrant prints.

A.L.A.S

All Light All Shadow (A.L.A.S) is an ethical sleepwear label based in Australia, winner of the Innovation Awards in the ‘Pure Spirit’ category. A.L.A.S. offers comfortable design and is made of soft organic cotton, grown, spun, woven and dyed in India.

Nurmi

A sustainable clothing label from Helsinki whose clothes and accessories represent Scandinavian minimalism with functionality, beautiful cuts and designs that fit many body shapes. Nurmi’s mission is to create long-lasting design, with ecological materials, through an environmentally-friendly production process and ethical working conditions.

Etrala

Etrala offers limited womeswear collections, made in Europe using 100% natural fabrics and manufactured with highest quality standards. Their designs are smart casual – minimal and classic, with a modern and trendy twist in high end, luxurious fabrics.

Arthur & Henry

Beautiful, well-made, organic and fair trade men’s shirts, made in India. In both smart and casual styles, Arthur & Henry offer a shirt for every occasion.

Riz Boardshorts

The most beautiful and environmental board shorts in the world! Catering for the stylish, ethically minded modern man, Riz boardshorts are designed with a more tailored shape and sophisticated colour palette, perfect for the gentleman surfer. Crafted from eco-friendly 100% recycled and recyclable polyester as well as being digitally printed with earth friendly, water based inks in the UK.

Arlette Lee

Inspired by South American culture and craft, Arlette Lee offers a collection of beautiful luxury alpaca Ruanas, an Andean style cape, poncholike open in front, often worn as a wrap. Designs are an interpretation of traditional techniques and methods that have been given a modern twist.

Bhu:sattva

Organic and ethical men and women wear in traditional Indian design and materials. All products are made with organic, naturally dyed fabrics. Bhu:sattva funding concept is that of organic vegan and sustainable fashion.

ACCESSORIES

ABO London

A group of young emerging designers launched ABO this year, offering an exclusive range of limited-edition high-end luxury silk scarves ethically made in the UK. ABO London scarf prints are based on original, impressionist genre artwork by Aliya. The scarves are made from pure silk and come in a range of sizes. They may be worn around neck, covering hair or on waist and feature a wide colour palette from vibrant bright to subtle pastel shades.

GUNAS

Fashion-forward handbags and accessories made out of animal-friendly leather alternatives either rescued, recycled, AZO-free or LEED certified and produced in small factories in India and internationally. GUNAS has garnered a wide host of celebrity clientele in love with their beautiful shapes and colours.

Pachacuti

Pachacuti is a fair trade business committed to creating successful, contemporary fashion and accessories. Highly commended at SOURCE Awards in the category of accessories and footwear, the brand specialises in the production of hats and their most iconic product is the classic Panama hat. They offer beautiful and elegant designs both for men and women.

Hearts?

The 2012 SOURCE Awards winner in the jewellery category offers a beautiful range of upcycled vintage products, restoring and combining different pieces to make new, one of a kind and hand-made ones. Hearts’ commitment is to empowering all people to practice conscious commerce, protecting environmental well-being throughout every stage of their products’ creation and to reducing the impact that their production has on the planet.

Colin Leslie eyewear

Made from bamboo and recycled materials, Colin Leslie frames come in a variety of shapes and colours, including classic aviators, the wayfarer an geeky retro looks.


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