Mary King
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Profession / role:
Business owner and exclusive agent for ethical fabrics and accessories
Company / organisation:
Panchachuli U.K.
Website (if you have one):
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Business Owner
I am looking to discover or buy
Collaborations, designers, retailers,networking.
About me / About business or organisation:
I set up Panchachuli U.K. in 2008 to support the Panchachuli Women Weavers of Kumaon, India, and to import their beautiful hand woven accessories and fabrics in to the U.K.
Since then I have been mostly retailing to niche boutiques and designers in London and New York. We weave with 100% NZ Lambs wool and 100% Mongolian cashmere, and also some other natural fibres from the local region. Our wools are either vegetable dyed or Azo free dyed in over 37 colours. We also knit and embroider specific items, and are always keen to hear your ideas.
Career history / Company history:
Formerly a teacher in Dorset, and Oriental Carpet restorer, with a keen interest in weaving and fashion.

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At 23:19 on October 24, 2013, Deborah Campbell said…

Thanks Mary I will take a look. 

At 15:46 on October 3, 2013, Melissa Ferrin said…

Hi Mary, thanks for the note. Just getting my feet wet on the site. Your fabrics are beautiful. I am not looking for sources at this point, but if and when i get there, I will keep you in mind. Thanks again for connecting!

Best of luck to you!

At 15:36 on April 20, 2011, Fuel4Fashion said…

Hi Mary,

I'm a fashion designer & consultant working with global clients especially helping start up labels from concept to completion. Currently I'm helping a Non Profit Organization,a rural women enterprise in North India to market their products in apparels  with 35 types of hand embroidery and hand made jewelery made from wooden beads, glass beads, shell and ceramic beads. We are looking for bulk buyers/wholesalers and retailers for our products. Can you point me towards any leads ? You can contact me at Thanks so much !




At 13:49 on January 25, 2011, Regine Freeman said…

Hi Mary,


Thanks for taking a peek at my newly created profile.  I remember Panchachuli from the October Forum in London, and your message prompted me to have another look at your website to see the work that you are doing... fantastic!


I truly hope that my new label Solsista grows quickly and is able to incorporate some of the fantastic fabrics and accessories that Panchachuli produce and do our little bit to support such a fantastic initiative.


Keep me posted on any news.  And I'll be sure to get in touch when we're established and buying.





At 22:55 on November 30, 2010, Rachel Powell said…
Hi Mary,

So sorry it's taken me forever to reply but I haven't been on here since I set it up - busy working my socks off!!!

The fabrics and story behind them are fantastic. I currently use a supplier from India as well and love the fact it is traced directly back to the villages and that it keeps vital and important textile skills live.

Please keep in touch as it would be great to use you as a supplier in the future both for myself and other designers I work with.

Kind regards,

At 8:34 on November 9, 2010, Rebecca said…
Hi Mary, thanks for this. The fabrics look beautiful & certainly in line with my thoughts.
Would you be able to give widths, prices & usual delivery times please? And would i be right in thinking the colours are standard, due to the vegetables etc used to dye? Is there any way of seeing / feeling the fabrics? Thanks. Rebecca
At 19:01 on October 27, 2010, L said…
Hello Mary,

Been a while since I've had a chance to chat. I had a long look at Panchachuli's website a while back and I was really impressed. I wonder: Do they retail the yarn itself? I would be very interested in replacing my current supplier, and find an ethical supplier, once we settle in Cambodia in January.
Let me know at your convenience.
At 13:38 on June 4, 2010, Martin Franklin said…
Mary - thank you for your message. Your fabrics look great, and I will keep them in mind. The brand is going to be sporting/casual - but if there's an opportunity to use something like this, I will definitely be in touch.

Thanks for your interest.

Best -
At 9:49 on May 17, 2010, Serina said…
Hello Mary,

Thank you for your message. I will have a look at the fabrics.

Thank you very much

Serina@ Ju' Bella
At 10:05 on May 8, 2010, Praveen Varshnei said…

Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.
We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons , costume jewelery
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:200 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available
We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.
Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.
Thanking you in the mean time.
Praveen Varshnei
Skype: buttonsnatural

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