We are creating a new page on our website regarding fabric sourcing - particularly related to ethical fabrics. Our website is used by 1000's fashion brands internationally for information on the ethical fashion industry and we are creating this resource pooling information on sourcing ethical fabrics.
To be able to profile your company we would need information on the following:
1. Types of fabrics available
2. Minimum orders (if applicable)
3. Website and/or order contact details
Please send your information to Julie.Michael@ethicalfashionforum.com
I maybe able to help from a point that i am based in vietnam. So if anyone is looking for any materials they can contact us and we can source here directly, I have staff who are only doing this for my other clients.
Great to hear you are interested. Currently we have a variety of companies and suppliers listed on the EFF website who are mainly interested in being a point of contact for individuals sourcing ethical fabrics. To make sure we list you properly we just need to know how you would like to be categorized, supplier, textile agent, etc. If you have a look at the EFF website under the tab "resources" and then "ethical suppliers" you can see an example of what your listing would look like. If you let us know what kinds of fabrics you are able to source and minimum orders (or if the minimum order varies by source thats ok too) as well as what contact information you would like displayed we can add it to the website as soon as we hear from you!
Came across a company recently called Bishopston Trading Company who produce cotton fabrics ethically produced in India. Bishopston are an approved supplier for the Fairtrade Foundation, and are an excellent ambassador for ethically produced and traded fabrics. Worth knowing about if you don't already!
Julie thats great that you are able to get the information out to designers etc Types of fabric
Fairtrade and organic cotton handloom, plains ,patterns, soil association muslin, organic fairtrade
cord, velvet, denim, organic jersey, towlling, waffle, voile organic cotton and bamboo, herbal dyed organic cotton poplin, organic sateen sheeting ,and poplin. Canvas, Gingham, printed fairtrade cotton. minimum orders retail one metre wholesale fifty metres websitewww.organiccotton.biz