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EFF SOURCE Fashion business success without compromise

27 August 2012

Membership Benefits, Consultants & Experts

Contributor Ethical Fashion Forum


Benefits for consultants, experts, media professionals, researchers, students and colleges


1. SOURCE INTELLIGENCE: EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE
2. SOURCE DATABASE: SUPPLIER, BRAND, EXPERT AND RETAIL DIRECTORIES
3. CONNECTIONS AND EVENTS
4. PROMOTION
5. A COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM
6. MEMBERS PRIVILEGES
7. COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP
8. SUBSCRIBE + CONSULT: ONE TO ONE SUPPORT FROM EXPERTS

READ ON FOR FULL BENEFITS.

Please note that students can join SOURCE at highly subsidised rates: membership at these discounted rates includes access to all content on SOURCE Intelligence and Database only.

CLICK HERE to subscribe now, review prices or other benefits

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WHY JOIN SOURCE?

1. SOURCE INTELLIGENCE: EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

The SOURCE offers a window to some of the most inspiring and innovative business models in the world, across the fashion industry supply chain, from the largest corporate chains to pioneering smaller brands.

Subscribers benefit from full access to SOURCE Intelligence, including hundreds of reports, training materials, market updates, and resources, put together by our research team and over 30 contributors world wide. The majority of content is accessible to subscribers / fellows only.

SOURCE Intelligence content includes:

1.1 BUSINESS FOCUS

We get the inside story on business sustainability innovation through regular business spotlights, including sector trends, and evaluate big business, big impact. Get an insight into innovative funding and finance for sustainable fashion.

1.2 MARKET & SALES WATCH

In the MARKET & SALES WATCH section of SOURCE Intelligence we include regular market trend reports and updates, interview buyers and shops stocking sustainable products, and review trade shows all over the world, evaluating latest developments and opportunities for success.

We analyse strategies for marketing sustainability and we offer a monthly snapshot of global sustainable fashion developments through our “essential updates in 2 minutes” press report..

1.3 SUPPLY FOCUS

The SUPPLY FOCUS section of SOURCE Intelligence includes regular supplier and product profiles sharing latest best practice. Our Material and Product Trends section will keep your sourcing and technical staff updated on latest developments and sustainable fabric choices. The Certification and Standards section evaluates latest developments in certification and labelling sustainability globally.

1.4 RESOURCES AND TRAINING

The RESOURCES section of SOURCE Intelligence includes comprehensive video training we video all of our training and other events and make it available to SOURCE subscribers. This includes excellence training events such as Business and Sourcing Excellence, delivered by experts and practitioners.

We also prepare detailed matrices: tables and reports that offer a snapshot of latest innovation and developments worldwide: for example UK and US brand leaders, and sourcing matrices: for example in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the UK.

1.5 COLLEGES

The SOURCE partners with Colleges and institutions to offer low cost access by thousands of students to all content. (See further details under College Fellowship below)

In the For Students section of SOURCE Intelligence we include profiles of colleges integrating sustainability, reviews of development and innovation in education and training world wide and pointers on finance and funding for colleges.

2. SOURCE DATABASE: SUPPLIER, BRAND, EXPERT AND RETAIL DIRECTORIES

The SOURCE Database is the leading sustainable sourcing and business database for the fashion sector, including 10 sub directories, for suppliers, brands, retailers, experts and support bodies.

SOURCE subscribers benefit from full access to detailed supplier information on SOURCE Database where we profile suppliers of sustainable fabrics and components from all over the world.

Consultants, experts and service providers benefit from a listing in the SOURCE professional directory.

3. CONNECTIONS AND EVENTS

The SOURCE annual programme of events includes SOURCE Summit, Expo, and Brand Preview, as well as regular webinars accessible by a global audience. All events are free or highly discounted for members, and the SOURCE Summit is exclusive to members.

SOURCE Summit brings together hundreds of industry leaders, innovators and pioneers from all over the world, and every part of the supply chain.

4. PROMOTION

The SOURCE media platform reaches thousands of fashion professionals dedicated to sustainable sourcing, through multiple channels. SOURCE members benefit from the opportunity to be promoted through all our channels including SOURCE Bulletins, Network, Database, Intelligence, Facebook and Twitter.

All SOURCE subscribers who are also members of the Fellowship 500 benefit from a dedicated broadcast, presenting their initiative to over 6000 industry professionals including hundreds of press, buyers, as well as promotion through SOURCE Database, SOURCE promotional materials, and events.

5. A COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM

The SOURCE aims to facilitate sustainable sourcing and practices by fashion professionals, and from the outset we have collaborated in this goal with leading bodies including the Fairtrade Foundation, the Global Organic Textiles Standard, World Fair Trade Foundation, Textiles Exchange and others.

6. MEMBERS PRIVILEGES

Listed subscribers and Fellows can use members logo and certificate on website and with suppliers/ buyers/ other connections.

All subscribers benefit from discounted or free access to EFF’s Partners Services.

7. COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP

Students and graduates dedicated to sustainability principles are already playing a pivotal role in driving forward the ethical fashion movement.

In order to facilitate access by students to the SOURCE platform and inspire and motivate increased engagement with sustainability, the Ethical Fashion Forum has launched a College Fellowship initiative, partnering with colleges to offer low cost access to all components of the SOURCE to students.

CLICK HERE for more details.

8. SUBSCRIBE + CONSULT: ONE TO ONE SUPPORT FROM EXPERTS:

Our SUBSCRIBE + CONSULT package includes full SOURCE access plus one to one advice from experts in sustainable fashion business, through SOURCE Consultancy. CLICK HERE for more details.

SOURCE Consultancy offers unparalleled expertise on fashion and sustainability across the industry supply chain, through its pool of specialist consultants and global network. Our SUBSCRIBE + CONSULT package offers access to expert support at subsidised rates.

Please note that you need to select the SUBSCRIBE + CONSULT option when you join the SOURCE in order to benefit from this.
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SOURCE is a not for profit initiative: it has been created to save users time and money. Subscription fees are a fraction of the value offered through the SOURCE platform. SOURCE Intelligence alone compiles resources worth over £20,000 at standard industry rates.

CLICK HERE to subscribe now, review prices or other benefits


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