Sourcing & Supply | Fairtrade/community suppliers


Sourcing & Supply | Fairtrade/community suppliers

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Printing the ethical way

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Comment by Sam Roger on June 4, 2010 at 14:16
hi carol
try gosspyium or bishopton trading as a quick 1st point of call - both uk based
Comment by Carol Ryder on June 4, 2010 at 11:27
Hi everyone,
I am a fashion lecturer, and am interested in initiating an 'ethical fashion' design project for my fashion students (despite, I have to say, a great deal of resistance from our head of department!).
Can anyone let me know of 'ethical' fabric suppliers (organic, Fairtrade, etc) who would be suitable to supply fabrics to fashion students based in the UK? Please bear in mind that huge minimums would be inappropriate - students will probably only require 1-5 metres at a time.
Any help you can offer would be hugely appreciated - let's start producing ethically-minded designers for the future!
Comment by Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear on May 8, 2010 at 18:20
As from the 7th May 2010 .. Unitdot Eco Fashion Bamboo Eyewear was launched for sale online at
3 stylish designs are available with a promotion price of £80. each ..
With every Unitdot Bamboo Eyewear sold i will be donating £2. to UNICEF for the orphaned street children worldwide.. also Excentree will donate a tree for each pair sold..
please take the time to browse the website .. for other great deals ..
Unitdot Bamboo Eyewear is supplied by Colin Leslie Eyewear ltd

the only supplier to the UK .. please contact me if you require to purchase wholesale or retail ..

Comment by Holly Pressdee on April 21, 2010 at 12:50
I'm looking to weave a scarf collection out in India in October and would love to get hold of some fine silk and chunky wool yarns out in India, hopefully as natural as possible with no chemicals used in their productions???
Would to be great to hear if anyone has contacts out there.
Many thanks
Comment by Ellen Agger on April 19, 2010 at 21:44
Looking for small amounts (2-40 metres) of HANDWOVEN, NATURALLY DYED SILK FABRIC? Many of our pieces are organically produced and hand-reeled with small slubs that add wonderful texture and character to the fabric. Various weights available. We're a fairtrade social enterprise based in Canada and we work with rural women's weaving groups in Thailand and Laos. Also, 20-40 metre pieces of HAND-REELED ORGANIC SILK available on order if you have time, as it takes 3 months for 1 weaver to create and/or prepare the silk yarns, dye them with natural dyes and weave the fabric. It can take longer depending on the season (rainy season is poor for weaving silk). Enquiries welcome. We're looking for long-term customers who want to build solid relationships with us. Check out Check out the site for info on us, the artisans, fairtrade and more.
Comment by Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear on April 15, 2010 at 21:29
hi all, please check this link and add your support for me . i have entered the barclays competition for business idea's.. i need you to post comments and pass on to you friends and family . here there and everywhere ..
Comment by Jane A. Nelson on March 16, 2010 at 16:15
Looking forward to an interesting future with the members.
Comment by Lavanya on February 16, 2010 at 17:01
Hi,I am conducting a survey for my MA project at London College of Fashion to understand the consumer behaviour towards eco-fashion clothing in the premium and luxury segment with a primary focus on eco-luxuryT-shirts. Please go to this link and fill up the survey questionnaire.

Please forward this all your friends as well. Your opinions and viewpoints matter alot and it would be of great help to me if you couldcomplete the survey. Thank you once again.
Comment by Hannah Warren on February 16, 2010 at 7:09
I am trying to source very long, super fine count (80s-120s) organic cotton (ideally pre-dyed with GOTS approved dyes) for handlooming in Madhya Pradesh, India. Any suggestions would be really appreciated!
Comment by jacqueline on November 2, 2009 at 12:08


Hey all

I have a few metres of some great fabrics left over and am willing to sell them at a 10% discount to what i bought them for - practically getting the shipping free!!

HEMP mixes

1) 54% Hemp / 43% Organic Cotton / 3% Lycra Jersey - 8oz = 6 metres for £72 - i will discount to £64.80

2) 55% Hemp / 45% Organic Cotton Jersey - 5oz = 2 metres for £18.60 - i will discount to £16.74

3) 54% Hemp / 43% Cotton / 3% Lycra Rib Knit - 8oz = 1 metres for £9.85 - i will discount to £8.87

4) 53% Soy / 44% Organic Cotton / 3% Lycra Jersey - 5. 8oz = 3 metres for £32.55 - i will discount to £29.30

BAMBOO mixes

1) 100% Organic Bamboo Jersey = 2 metres for £22.47 - i will discount to £20.22

2) 70% Organic Bamboo / 30% Organic Cotton Jersey = 4 metres for £47.60 - i will discount to £42.84

3) 70% Organic Bamboo / 30% Hemp Jersey = 2 metres for £24.43 - i will discount to £21.99

You can pay through a paypal account if interested or cash if you want to meet and avoid the dodgy postal system at present.

Let me know if you are interested in any of the above or need any more details



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