Nicola Thornley
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  • United Kingdom
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Profession / role:
Sourcing Agent and Product Development Consultant
Company / organisation:
Another Source & Freelance (formerly Burberry, Nicole Farhi, Alexander McQueen)
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My primary role in relation to fashion is:
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Production Services
About me / About business or organisation:
Sourcing and product development consultant.

Previously a freelance writer for the Ethical Fashion Forum Source on sustainable sourcing and Six Magazine on ethical fashion.
Career history / Company history:
Director at Another Source, ethical sourcing consultancy
Freelance Sourcing Agent & Product Development Consultant
SOS - Burkina Faso
SOKO - Kenya
Burberry - Product Development Co-ordinator
Nicole Farhi - Product Development & Production Co-ordinator
Future Classics - Production Manager
Jean Muir - Sales, Press and Marketing Assistant
Alexander McQueen - Internship

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At 6:11 on June 15, 2013, VISHAL TRIVEDI said…


At 22:48 on June 6, 2013, Charlotte (Charlie) Davies said…

Hi Nicola, if you are coming to Burkina Faso again anytime soon please do contact me. I would love to tell you about the work I am involved with. 

At 15:39 on January 15, 2013, ANGELICA SALAZAR said…

Hi Nicola,

I am glad to have found your profile, i am kick starting an initiative that has caught the attention on one of the most important organisations in Colombia looking after the craft market interest. The project aims to encourage and challenge the Colombian artisan communities to create products that meet European industry standards while preserving traditional craft techniques in conjunction with high end designers that have an interest in international development  and social responsibility . I am at the stage of catching the attention of the designers or brands interested in developing product and all together we can launch exciting series of  expeditions to Colombia to meet the artisan communities and explore the opportunities all together ! i went through your website and i suspect you may be in touch with potential interested designers or brands? perhaps yourself ? Let me know please.

At 21:28 on February 8, 2012, David McGill said…

With HM's consent I designed the Queens Diamond Jubilee tartan. It has been woven in wool, cotton, and silk, with Harris Tweed and cashmere in production. The design has attracted worldwide interest and will be used to produce high-end couture and accessories. I have already made it known that I would like aspiring designers and manufacturers to be involved in the various exhibitions and shows we have planned. Some of the proceeds from this project will be used to develop businesses for womens groups in Africa and India. I require to engage with someone skilled in product development and marketting. Are you interested?  

At 10:33 on June 10, 2011, Ana Chico del Rio said…
Hi Nicola!! How are you? Thanks for your message, nice to hear from you! I am back in Vienna, full of ideas and motivation after those days in London. They were really refreshing!! And perfect, lets talk about Afesip Fair FAshion Cambodia. If you want to know more, you can find us in facebook under tha name. Also, better if you can write to me directly to Do you have any ideas of what would you like to know or how we could start developing something together?
At 10:29 on April 26, 2011, Kelly Elkin said…
Hello Nicole,

My mistake! It's

I hope you enjoy! Please let me know what you think1

All the best,

At 13:30 on March 10, 2011, David McGill said…
Hi again Nicola. Handweavers might be just the thing: ideal in fact.
At 23:18 on March 8, 2011, Awosika, Bridget Itunu said…

Hi Nicola,

Coming to Nigeria in quest of locally woven textiles will be a fantastic experience! We have so many of them with intricate traditional and contemporary designs. Just let me know how long u plan to stay, so one can figure out the extent of seeing and doing u would be able to cope with during your stay. There are so many local weavers around; and you will luv ur coming.

All the best.


At 20:25 on March 8, 2011, Pam Nwelih said…

HI again,

Yeah a lot of the material is from Ivory Coast - wax print.  The stripey material and brown cotton is from Nigeria. Your job sounds very inspirational and empowering. Enjoy your next trip and you can definitely make a difference.



At 15:02 on March 8, 2011, David McGill said…
Hi Nicola, after trying very hard to find weavers/producers of cotton cloth in various African countries I was finally forced to order cloth from here in the UK to meet the deadline for our next Tartans for Africa fashion show. If you are able to find a producer in Nigeria or later in East Africa I'd be very grateful. Similarly if you come across any manufacturers I'd be interested 

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