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.
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Ally Bee began with a vision to provide a luxury alternative to mass production knitwear for consumers wishing to make an informed & critical choice about new additions to their wardrobe. Design of each collection starts with a consideration of the raw natural fibres, and creating designs that work with the material. Ally Bee collections are free from acrylics, plastic sequins, transient ‘must-have’ colours or gimmicky trends of the season. The result is beautifully made, natural fibre knitwear collections produced through responsible & fair production, and a gentler touch on the planet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Komodo has been a pioneer brand, promoting the use and development of Organic Cotton, Hemp, Bamboo, Tencel and other natural fibres since the early 90s. Equally important was the welfare of the suppliers and people who work in the small factory units that make their clothes. Today Komodo designs beautiful collections in their studio with the best available eco fabrics and carefully tailored using traditional skills in clean and fair factories. They also try to fund good projects they believe in with sustainable support and promote good practice to all those they can reach.
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.
Mayamiko is a collection of clothing, accessories and homewares, ethically made in Malawi fusing together contemporary design with traditional African techniques. Its modern looks in stylish and bold traditional African printed cotton, known locally as chitenje, makes anyone stands out from the fashion crowd. The brand also offers fine hand-dyed batiks, yoga-inspired accessories and a fully up-cycled capsule collection called Rebirth. They operate a Zero Waste workshop, where each piece of fabric and cutting room waste is upcycled into something new and beautiful.
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.
Thought 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.