The Sustainable Sourcing Series will run from November 2016 to March 2017 – providing regular content in the form of reports, articles, and trend insights around sustainable sourcing practices. We’ll present some of the latest innovations in this sector and showcase suppliers from around the world offering ethical and sustainable products and services for the fashion industry.
If you’re a buyer or fashion sourcing professional, this is the place for you to find out how you can do fashion better.
See below and check back weekly for the latest resources published by SOURCE Intelligence, and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if there is something in particular that you’d like to see covered.
Dates: November-December 2016
In Part 1 of the series, we analyse current fabrics and fibres most commonly used in the fashion industry and explore innovative, sustainable options for the future – from denim, to leather, to pineapple and strawberry textiles!
Dates: January-February 2017
The second part of the Sustainable Sourcing Series 2016/17 focuses on the opportunities for sourcing sustainably at scale. Check back in January for weekly reports and insights on this topic.
Part 3: Artisanal & Small Volume Sourcing
Dates: February-March 2017
The final part in the series will explore the beauty of sourcing from artisans and highlight options for small volume sourcing around the world. Whether you’re a start up or from a larger fashion business, these reports will inspire creativity.
SOURCE Founding Partners
The Sustainable Sourcing Series is brought to you in association with our Founding Partners, exemplary organisations that are leading the way in ethical and sustainable sourcing products and services.
Our Founding Supplier Partners include:
- Artisan Resource – Semi-annual New York sourcing show connecting international export-ready artisans with designers and importers in the US
- Barkha’s Custom Sourcing – Sourcing and product development consultancy firm specialising in sustainable and ethically-sourced textiles and products for clients spanning the retail, residential, hospitality and fashion industries
- Fairtrade UK, Canada, Australia & NZ – Certification programme for Fairtrade cotton, supporting Fairtrade cotton farmers
- Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) – The world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres via 17 approved certification bodies
Browse our current SOURCE supplier members below – from providers of sustainable materials to leading ethical manufacturers, sourcing consultants and photographers – find out more about them and how to get in touch.
Shifting from SOURCE Expo to More Regular Sustainable Sourcing Intelligence
We are constantly seeking to improve the way that we deliver valuable information to our network and after feedback and testing over the past few years, we have decided to move away from the 2 day SOURCE Expo format to allow for more regular showcasing of sustainable sourcing information and suppliers.
We believe that this format will allow us to match more of the right buyers with the right suppliers, as well as provide more valuable sourcing information to fashion professionals on a regular basis as year-round sourcing becomes increasingly prevalent.