I have only just started my business and I want to work with African Fabrics for now. My business focuses on sourcing all materials from Sierra Leone also. If I grow and things change then I would definitely be interested.
Actually I am mainly interested in projects to get designers and craftmanship cooperatives in together in order to develope a better product in terms of design value and sales potential and at the same time create an unforgettable professional and personal experience for both of them.
But since I am pretty new on this ship (ethical fashion), I would be glad do participate or collaborate with any project where I could contribute and learn.
Hi David, I know of a few producers in Tanzania who can produce tartans (I'm sure they don't have experience of Scottish tartans but they produce the traditional Massai shuka cloths). Minimums might be quite big though....what sort of quantities do you produce? I'm working with some hand-weavers - this might be a more viable and interesting option.
Thanks for your comment, would you mind please elaborating how it is you are involved in the Asian market and how you would be interested in collaborating.
looking forward to hearing from you,
Great to hear from you and I'm equally interested in what you're doing with the schools programme - there could be some room for collaboration. Why not email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also swimming around the sea of social networking :) and you can find me on twitter at SayHiSusanna and FashionCampUk. I love using skype as there's no cost to anyone and that ALWAYS has to be a good thing :) My id is susanna.kelly.
Happy New Year. This is my first connection since I joined the EFF, it feels good to know that there are so many people who share your concerns globally and that we are getting together to create positive change.
I'm always open and interested in collaborating. Tell me more!
Hi David. Very surprised - had not heard of him before. A very interesting man. We Scots do get about and do amazing things all around the world. It sounds like a great subject to research and work with. How would you suggest I make contact with you friend - I could post her some images and a letter of introduction - if she is traveling to Edinburgh at any time I would be delighted to invite her to visit my studio. What do you think? Hope you have a very peaceful christmas and best wishes for new year.
Thank you for contacting me. I have just signed up for this web site and was surprised to get such a quick contact.
I really enjoy working to commission and have done work for both private and corporate clients. What kind of work is your friend interested in? I work in both stitch and weave, large and small. If you let me know I can send more details.
Loved looking at at your work, great to see such exciting new work in tartan
Thanks so much for contacting me. That is so interesting that you were also an architect before moving into the fashion industry! I love the tartan fabrics showing in your pictures. I will definitely keep you in mind as I move into more of the design side of the business. Right now I am trying to learn as much as I can about selling and retail, and once that part of my business is established, I plan to design more. I will keep your tartans in mind -
How wonderful to hear from you. I looked up tartans for Africa and was very impressed. And I just love the sheep on your profile. I will be launching the website very soon, but can send you some photos of my work. The events sound great, I would love to know more.