Sourcing and Supplying | Spotlight on Sourcing


Sourcing and Supplying | Spotlight on Sourcing

This group has been created to help connect suppliers and manufacturers with brands, designers and entrepreneurs and to connect anyone interested in liaising with others or sharing best practice in relation to sustainable sourcing in the fashion sector.

Created in 2009 when the Ethical Fashion Forum launched its Spotlight on Sourcing initiative, it includes all the presentations and notes from the Spotlight on Sourcing seminar and workshop series.

There is a discussion forum here for each of the topics that were covered, from working with co-operatives to sourcing from different regions in the world.

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I need a manufacturer

Started by Emelie Löfgren. Last reply by GARMENTS SUPPLIER FROM INDIA Dec 14, 2015. 2 Replies

SOURCE Expo 2015 - Register now!

Started by Ethical Fashion Forum Jul 14, 2015. 0 Replies

suppliers needed

Started by maxine knight. Last reply by kanthavadivel Nov 14, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by maxine knight on February 23, 2014 at 2:58

Hi all, 

I am based in England and want to begin a business start up supplying vibrant interesting fabrics from around the world. 

I am looking for suppliers and information on how to import fabrics into the UK.

Any help and information would be much appreciated. Feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you!!!


Comment by Ethical Fashion Forum on October 17, 2013 at 15:12

Our SOURCE Expo 2013 is coming up at the end of this month. The online trade show promotes sustainable sourcing from around the globe and helps connect fashion professionals with suppliers that meet their needs.

Find out more about the event here:

Comment by Maiya on July 10, 2012 at 20:07

Maiya Eco/Ethical Fabric Stockroom Sale

Beautiful fabrics offered at reduced prices: perfect for fashion students and start-up ethical fashion labels alike

Price per meter or further discount if whole roll purchased

Please ask for a delivery price quote

Please click on the following link to view fabric:

Stockroom Sale Catalogue

For more information or to place your order please email:

Comment by Sonia Meggie on June 9, 2011 at 23:30
I am looking for designers to showcase in a fashion show on 25th June.  Email if you would like to participate.
Comment by jacqueline on April 17, 2011 at 19:54

Hey all

i am seeking information on sustainably sourcing leather in asia - in particularly in indonesia? Any info on leather dyeing and ethical treatments and sourcing...can you advise?



Comment by shailini sheth amin on March 25, 2011 at 3:57

Hi, Ishwari,

I might be in Singapore in April / May.  Can you pl send me the link and other info?





Comment by Ishwari Vijay Thopte on March 24, 2011 at 17:19
Hi All,

I'm looking for ethical and fair-trade manufacturers and suppliers interested in expanding their business in the far east by participating in the Blueprint trade fair in Singapore this summer. This is an exciting opportunity as I have a lot of eastern designer's who are interested in outsourcing to green factories in South East Asia. Can the interested parties please mail me on asap?
Comment by shailini sheth amin on February 25, 2011 at 21:46

'MORALFIBRE - We are very pleased to let you know that recently we received a funding from the Indian Govt. Textiles for ‘Integrated Skill Development Programme’ for skill upgradation of 5000 artisans in hand spinning, weaving and processing in Gujarat, India.  This is a 5 years programme and we are of course, very excited about it.  This will give us an opportunity to develop even superior fabrics and contribute to increasing earning power of the artisans. 


'MORALFIBRE frees the environment from pollution and depletion and frees people from poverty.'


For our large range of  'Almost Carbon Neutral' fabrics, furnishings and feel well fashions please contact us.  We have cottons, silks and wool.  We are looking for buyers and agents worldwide.  please contact us on,
Comment by Maiya on February 21, 2011 at 17:03


Hello, I have imported from US-based hemp/eco fabric company Enviro Textiles their big set of 51 fabric samples from their main collection... everything from colourful silk charmeuse and hemp twill to hemp & organic cotton mixes... see their website for more info. These samples can be bought online via Offset Warehouse http:// which has the full list of main collection available.


I also have Enviro Textiles 'close-out' sale sample selection (see their website) for photos... some very pretty fabrics in the sale!


Including import duty and postage from US, this cost me £35. I will happily sell it on (as I've chosen my order) for the reduced price of £25 inc UK postage. Payment via paypal please.


Best wishes, Helen

Comment by Honey Malaolu on December 13, 2010 at 13:00

Hi looking for a suppliers for new/vintage saris in india and a supplier that can print fabric.





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