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About Founding Partners

About Founding Partners

The companies and organisations listed below are all SOURCE Founding Partners. SOURCE Founding Partnership puts the spotlight on some of the most exemplary businesses and organisations in the fashion sector, offering them dedicated promotion through the SOURCE platform and at SOURCE events.

If you are interested in learning more about Founding Partnership or how to become a partner, email us at [email protected]

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 Supplier & Brand


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Cocccon is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand founded in Germany, produced in India. Committed to making fashion sourcing and production fair and sustainable, they also offer an environmentally friendly sustainable alternative to silk and cotton sourcing that combine traditional production techniques with modern technologies.

Founding Partner Brand


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Dhana is an earth-conscious fashion brand for kids celebrating our global connections in life. They strive to unite the beauty of nature, the choice of natural, organic elements, the celebration of world cultures, the creative genius of global artists, the passion of entrepreneurs, and the voices of children through the universal medium of Fashion. Dhana is proud to be a Certified B Corp and believes positive clothing choices will help raise awareness amongst our next generation leaders.

Founding Partner Supplier

Ethiqal by CS Solutions

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ETHIQAL helps ensure every factory producing your items is audited (both ethically and technically). It provides a template to govern factory audit process and records results, perfect for due diligence capture. A tool for improving product quality and mitigating risk factor.

Provided by CS Solutions – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions focused on Product Sourcing, Supply Chain Management and Product Life cycle Management processes. Designed for the specific needs of 4 key industries – retail, brands, manufacturing and trading – they have been successfully delivering and supporting solutions for over 8 years

Founding Partner Organisation


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ETiK promotes public trust and brings ethics to the forefront of the globalised world. ETiK’s Certification gives confirmation to stakeholders – consumers, investors, donors, and communities – that your organisation can be trusted. ETiK Certified Partners are for-profit and nonprofit global organisations whose products are branded with excellence and bought with trust.

Founding Partner Organisation

Fairtrade (UK, CAN, U.S., AUS, NZ)

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Fairtrade is a global organisation working to secure a better deal and improved terms of trade for cotton farmers in the developing world, empowering them to improve their lives and plan for a better future.

Visit Fairtrade Foundation
Visit Fairtrade Canada & U.S.
Visit Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

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

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 Supplier


Plummy Fashions Ltd is a pioneering, LEED Platinum certified knitwear production unit based in Bangladesh. Their factory has vertical set up starting from knitting to finishing the garments. It is a medium size production unit which has 600+ sewing machines with adequate back up production facility in knitting and dyeing. They are equipped with the latest machinery starting from automated cutting machine till modern finishing machines.

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

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Sedex works with buyers and suppliers around the world to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex’s mission is to drive collaboration, increase transparency and build the capacity that’s needed to raise standards across all tiers of the supply chain. Sedex has over 36,000 members worldwide and offers the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing and sharing ethical supply chain data, along with leading-edge services which companies use to understand, monitor and manage supply chains risks and improve standards.

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.