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Summit 14

SOURCE Founding Partners will exhibit at SOURCE Summit 2014. SOURCE Founding Partnership brings together some of the most pioneering brands, suppliers and organisations leading sustainability in the fashion industry. See an introduction to Founding Partners below. This page is regularly updated. Click here to go to SOURCE Summit web pages

Founding Partner Organisation

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3DPNL is a tool to help businesses measure, manage, maximise and communicate their social, environmental and financial profits or losses.  It is for businesses who are ready to pioneer strategies for profit maximisation through a mode of business that is aligned – rather that at odds – with the goals of society and our planet.  Business is better in 3D.

Founding Partner Supplier & Brand

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From beginning to end, Animaná produces under sustainable principles. Collections are carefully selected by Dominique Peclers from artisans utilising handmade ancestral techniques in Patagonia and the Andes. Designed to give an alternative to the cosmopolitan consumer, Animaná unites slow fashion and pure fibres.

Founding Partner Organisation

Artisan Resource

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Artisan Resource at NY NOW™ is a production sourcing venue offering handmade export product collections and custom artisan production. Artisan Resource connects overseas artisan enterprises with U.S.-based importers, retailers, wholesalers and designers. Artisans are selected by their commitment to design, cultural preservation, social enterprise and sustainability.

Founding Partner Supplier

Barkha's Custom Sourcing

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Barkha’s Custom Sourcing is an independent woman-owned eco-textile development and sourcing consulting firm based in the US. With the support of their team in India, Barkha’s specializes in sourcing and custom development of organic and sustainable textiles and products from start to finish. It is their policy to only work with GOTS-certified organic cotton mills, hand-loom weaving co-ops and NGOs that use sustainable fibers and also reflect their FairTrade/ Fair Labor ethic.

Founding Partner Brand

Braintree Clothing

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Braintree has been championing eco-fibres since the mid 1990s. Using sustainable fabrics that are kind to both planet and people, the ranges for men and women are uniquely designed with care and commitment to ensure quality and sustainable style. All efforts toward sustainability are encouraged, no matter how small.

Founding Partner Brand & Supplier

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Chureca Chic represents the innovative and luxurious jewellery and stationary that beneficiaries of the Earth Education Project programmes learn to make from recycled materials. The collections are inspired by the flora and fauna of Nicaragua, its volcanoes and the entrepreneurial spirit of women whose lives are changed through the programme.

Founding Partner Brand

Cock & Bull Menswear

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Cock & Bull Menswear is a British design led brand launched in 2012 from a desire to offer a range of designer menswear entirely made in the UK from sustainable fabrics and yarns. Based in East London, the dedicated menswear line designs and manufactures small runs and limited edition menswear staples and key accessory items. Design inspiration is taken from global contemporary culture with a strong British traditional flavour.

Founding Partner Brand

Dhana EcoKids

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Dhana EcoKids is a lifestyle ethical brand for kids, made using only Fair Trade, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and carcinogen-free, eco-friendly dyes. All garments are GOTS-certified and made in a facility that adheres to the Social Accountability Standard SA 8000. Dhana is proud to be a Certified B Corp and believes positive clothing choices will help raise awareness amongst children.

Founding Partner Brand

Eden Diodati

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Eden Diodati is a bespoke luxury ladies couture brand committed to philanthropy. Eden Diodati supports vulnerable communities in Rwanda and in Italy through its sourcing, production and supply chain. Through giving opportunities and training, Eden Diodati builds skills, experience and a route with which to break the cycle of disempowerment.

Non-Profit Organisation

Fairtrade Foundation

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The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on cotton products in the UK.

Founding Partner Organisation

Global Organic Textile Standard


  • The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

Founding Partner Supplier


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Lebenskleidung specialises in the distribution of ecologically correct and fairly produced cotton and silk fabrics. They also manufacture certified fashion collections for customers in partnership with their production partners in India and Turkey. Lebenskleidung is a leader in collective ordering, bundling bulk orders to allow those with small orders to benefit from wholesale prices.

Founding Partner Supplier & Brand

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Lulea (Luxury Leather Africa) is a brand and enterprise for social impact that designs and manufactures beautifully crafted quality leather accessories in Kenya for the ethical fashion market. Lulea aspires to provide sustainable livelihoods to its workforce as an enduring asset through best practice professional training.

Founding Partner Supplier & Brand

Mantis World

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Mantis World, the home to the Mantis brand for men and women, Humbugz for kids and Babybugz for babies, design and manufacture high quality garments, including an organic collection, for the printwear and promotional markets. Their “Well Made” ethos requires that a commitment to ethical and sustainable production is combined with attention to design, style and quality. In addition to their label, Mantis World produces for other fashion brands, retailers and merchandisers.

Founding Partner Supplier

Plexus Cotton

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Plexus Cotton is a global network of cotton farming, ginning, trading and logistics operations. It is committed to promoting sustainable cotton agriculture, increasing supply-chain transparency through stake-holder partnerships and establishing value-addition in Sub-Saharan African cotton supply-chains through vertically integrated “farm to fabric” garment production facilities.

Founding Partner Brand

Raven + Lily

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Raven + Lily is a socially conscious lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design. The exclusive line of jewellery, accessories, and apparel collections help employ at-risk women in India, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya, and the USA. Fair trade, sustainable practices are followed with an emphasis on utilising locally sourced, organic, and/or recycled materials. The women in the partnerships belong to caring communities that provide access to healthcare and educational opportunities.

Founding Partner Organisation

Responsible Trade Worldwide

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Global ethical and sustainability experts Responsible Trade Worldwide, offer unique insight into your workforce, or that of your supply chain via worker assessments and metrics linked to HR practices. By delivering industry benchmarked data and transparency throughout the chain they harness the worker voice, allowing for a vital move from compliance to engagement.

Founding Partner Organisation

We Do Ethical Fashion

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We Do Ethical Fashion Organisation is committed to raising awareness and the profile of ethical fashion. The organisation has been in existence for 3 years recycling clothing, using TV and events to promote an integrated message, ethical image and values. We Do Ethical Fashion supports no child labour and fair-trade through B2B apparel manufacture and supply; including print and embroidery services. Aiding community projects worldwide, the website has become a positive resource for all things ethical fashion.

Non-profit Organisation

World Fair Trade Organization

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The WFTO (formerly IFAT) has driven the fair trade movement for 20 years. It is the only global network whose members represent the Fair Trade chain from production to sale. WFTO members must demonstrate a 100% Fair Trade commitment.