SOURCE EXPO 2012: The presentations
In 2012, SOURCE Expo took place ONLINE. The event showcased exemplary suppliers of sustainable fabrics and components, fair trade and ethical production units and factories from all over the world, and brokered connections between suppliers, brands, and fashion professionals.
SOURCE Expo 2012 opened doors for suppliers all over the world- and made it easy for designers and brands to build sustainable supply chains.
Over 500 visitors attended SOURCE Expo 2012 from brands and retailers across the sector, from Alexander McQueen to All Saints to Nike, Asda, ASOS, and hundreds of smaller brands.
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Day 1: 31st October 2012: The Issues
The latest innovation in sustainable supply systems, fabrics and production processes.
We presented some of the most exemplary fashion & textiles suppliers and production models from around the world that are achieving big impact in terms of creating sustainable livelihoods, reducing poverty and adding value.
We showcased some of the most exemplary fashion & textiles suppliers and production models from around the world that are achieving big impact in terms of resource efficiency, reducing environmental footprint, waste, and energy use.
SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES SHOWCASE – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOTS
This session took place in Central London and was streamed online. Run in partnership with the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) , this event was inspiring, informative, and an opportunity to learn more about leading sustainable suppliers for the fashion industry.
In this presentation, we showcased pioneering GOTS registered suppliers and united a selection of experts and practitioners from across the fashion sector.
Day 2: 1st November 2012: Fabrics & Suppliers
We presented suppliers from all over the world that are building on artisanal, cultural, and traditional skills to create stunning products for mainstream fashion designers and brands, to fair trade and high ethical standards. From weaving to embroidery, printing, and embellishment, both fabrics and production opportunities.
LUXURY, STRUCTURE, STRETCH, DRAPE & FLOW
We highlighted some exceptional suppliers of sustainable fabrics and production opportunities from silk to fabrics with stretch and draping capacity. We included production opportunities for luxury products and structured garments.
WOOL & HEAVYWEIGHTS
We showcased sustainable wool and heavyweight fabrics and production opportunities from different parts of the world.
CASUALWEAR, LARGE QUANTITIES, & PRINTING
We presented a range of exemplary suppliers of casual, sport and street wear.
ACCESSORIES & COMPONENTS
We presented suppliers of sustainable accessories and components from all over the world.