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SOURCE SUPPLIER DIRECTORY

2013 THE GLOBAL GUIDE TO SUPPLIERS OF SUSTAINABLE FABRICS, FIBRES, COMPONENTS, AND PRODUCTION SERVICES TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY FAIR TRADE: ECO: ETHICAL: RECYCLED: CHANGING LIVES IMAGE: ETHICAL MANUFACTURER MANTIS WORLD


CONTENTS

SOURCE

FOUNDING PARTNERS

2

AFRICA

4

AMERICA

6

ASIA & AUSTRALIA

7

EUROPE

9

SOURCE DATABASE

14

INDEX

15

SOURCE MEMBERSHIP

16

is the Global Platform for Sustainable Fashion, Powered by the Ethical Fashion Forum. We connect ethical, sustainable and fair trade suppliers to market, breaking down the barriers to sustainable sourcing for fashion professionals and brands. This directory is published annually and offers an introduction to suppliers listed on the online SOURCE Database. SOURCE Database is updated daily, with new suppliers added every week.

IMAGE: SOURCE Member Sawang Boran

To be listed in this Directory, suppliers must be SOURCE members. All SOURCE members are reviewed against the Ethical Fashion Forum mandate. Full details and detailed brand profiles can be found online: www.ethicalfashionforum.com/ directory


FOUNDING PARTNERS

A.L.A.S.

Ayuvastra (p. 10)

Dhana EcoKids

2.

animana (p. 6)

Cholesburys

GUNAS (p. 7)

G.O.T.S. (p.12)

Mehera Shaw (p. 8)

Plexus (p. 5)

Mantis World (p. 5)

Panchachuli UK (p. 9)

Responsible Trade Worldwide (p. 13)

3.


AFRICA

KEY: FT = Fair trade, O = Organic, SL = Sustainable livelihoods/ Changing Lives, ART = Supporting artisans, ECO = Sustainable / Eco fabrics & processes, ND = Natural dyes, RE = Recycled

MANTIS WORLD ABACUS

O – ECO

PLEXUS COTTON

O – ECO

ART – ECO

Stringing together empowerment. www.beadwork.co.za

LULEA

ECO

Supplier Portal (p. 13)

Trade not aid in Kenya. www.luxuryleatherafrica.com

MAYAMIKO

SOURCE Founding Partnership unites brands, suppliers and organisations that are industry leaders in sustainability terms. SOURCE offers its Founding Partners dedicated promotion and brokers connections for them across the SOURCE network.  For more information, email partners@ethicalfashionforum.com  4.

O – ECO -- SL

Skills training via ethical production. www.mayamiko.com PROUDLY MADE IN AFRICA

SL

Supporting ethical African goods. www.valueaddedinafrica.org SOKO

O – ECO

Mantis World is an award-winning ethical clothing manufacturer, producing garments for adults, kids and babies. It proves that commercial, large volume manufacturing can happen in an ethical and sustainable manner with care to everyone in the supply chain. Crop care, water management, fair wages and sustainable livelihoods for employees are a few of the initiatives these GOTS-certified organic cotton garments support. Mantis World began in Tanzania before expanding worldwide.

Plexus Cotton is a global network of cotton farming, ginning, trading and logistics operations. It is committed to promoting sustainable cotton agriculture, increasing supply-chain transparency through stake-holder partnerships and establishing value-addition in SubSaharan African cotton supply-chains through vertically integrated "farm to fabric" garment production facilities. Global headquarters are located in the U.K., with operations reaching Australia, China, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Fashioning sustainable livelihoods. www.soko-kenya.com www.mantisworld.com www.plexus-cotton.com

5.


AMERICA

KEY: FT = Fair trade, O = Organic, SL = Sustainable livelihoods/ Changing Lives, ART = Supporting artisans, ECO = Sustainable / Eco fabrics & processes, ND = Natural dyes, RE = Recycled

ANIMANÁ ASKHA LLIMPI SAC

ART – ECO – ND

GUNAS

SL – ECO – ND – RE

O -- ART

TOSHEKA TEXTILES

RE – ART

Supplying creative recycled textiles. www.toshekadesigns.com

Organic yarn skeins and labels. www.asllisac.com AYNI BOLIVIA

FT – O

ASIA & AUSTRALIA

Supplier of Bolivian artisan crafts. www.aynibolivia.com COROZO BUTTONS

ECO

Natural, non-toxic button supplier. www.corozobuttons.com LA FABRIQUE ETHIQUE DE MONTREAL ECO

ARMSTRONG KNITTING MILLS

Eco couture coaching. www.lafabriqueethiquedemontreal.com

Knit garment manufacturer/exporter. www.armstrongknittingmills.com

MAKI PERU

AURA HERBAL

ART

O – ND – ECO -- RE

Handmade Alpaca fashion from Peru. www.makiperu.com

Live and dye naturally. www.auraherbalwear.com

ONE WORLD BUTTONS

AVANI

ECO -- SL

Artisanal buttons helping communities. www.oneworldbuttons.com PROSPEROUS THREADS

ART – SL

Connecting artisans to retail brands. www.prosperousthreads.com

Animaná combines authentic natural fibres and natural dyes to make contemporary, design-led products – simultaneously promoting the revival of the culture, arts and traditions of Patagonia and the Andean region. These include textiles, home products and accessories, which exude both quality and comfort. From the hand spun yarns to the natural dyes, Animaná endeavours to preserve the region’s ancestral techniques whilst employing a cradle to cradle production philosophy.

www.animanapatagonia.com 6.

ECO

ECO -- SL – ART -- ND

Capacity building, barefoot to brand. www.avani-kumaon.org CHETNA ORGANIC GUNAS produces luxury handbags for both men and women. They exclusively work with recycled, LEED certified, organic, AZO-free or reclaimed and up cycled material, creating a 100% crueltyfree and vegan product. The company makes every effort to create a sustainable livelihood for each of its employees who work in their New Delhi manufacturing studio.

O -- SL

Sustainably farmed organic cotton. www.chetnaorganic.org.in EARTH-TONES ORGANIC

SL -- ECO

From Earth textiles for fashion. www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Tones FUSION CLOTHING

ECO -- O

Bamboo and organic cotton clothes. www.douspeakgreen.com

www.gunasthebrand.com 7.


ASIA & AUSTRALIA HIMALAYA TAILORING CENTREFT – ART

MEHERA SHAW

KEY: FT = Fair trade, O = Organic, SL = Sustainable livelihoods/ Changing Lives, ART = Supporting artisans, ECO = Sustainable / Eco fabrics & processes, ND = Natural dyes, RE = Recycled

FT – O – ART – ECO

PANCHACHULI UK

ART – ECO - ND

JACOBS WELL ECO

ART –

Fashion production with heart. www.jacobswell.biz SAWANG BORAN

The Himalaya Tailoring Centre produces high quality garments for a competitive market, while maintaining good working conditions, fair pay and high employee morale. These are the guiding principles that inform all decisions related to the workshop, a fully certified member of Fair Trade India. The core mission is to improve the lives of Tibetan refugees and local Indians by providing stable employment and training in beautiful surroundings, promoting friendship between the two communities. The Himalaya Tailoring Centre is located in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, home to the Dalai Lama.

www.eternalcreation.com 8.

ECO – ND -- ART

Simply silk. www.weaving.sawangboran.com Mehera Shaw is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and produces in Jaipur, India. They use natural fibers, certified organic cottons, and artisan prints in each collection. The sustainable production studio is fully integrated offering private label services and cradle-to-cradle production. Focused on energy conservation, Mehera Shaw specialises in hand block printing, and Sanganeer printing. The team also offers CMT, pattern/design development, and sampling services. The Mehera Shaw Foundation supports artisan development projects.

www.meherashaw.com

EUROPE Panchachuli Women Weavers Cooperative creates luxurious fabrics in 100% NZ Lambswool or Cashmere. The co-operative is located in the Almora region of India and supports over 700 women who spin, weave, knit and embroider. All items are created with AZO free or vegetable dyes. In 2006, Panchachuli won the UNESCO Seal of Excellence Award.

A.M.A (Marmalade Textiles)

ND

Textiles natural enough to eat. www.marmaladetextiles.it AIMEE KENT

ECO -- RE

Sustainable screenprint production. www.aimeekent.com ALISON YULE TEXTILES

ECO -- ND

Bringing fabric to life. www.alisonyuletextiles.co.uk

www.panchachuli.co.uk 9.


EUROPE ANOTHER SOURCE

KEY: FT = Fair trade, O = Organic, SL = Sustainable livelihoods/ Changing Lives, ART = Supporting artisans, ECO = Sustainable / Eco fabrics & processes, ND = Natural dyes, RE = Recycled

ECO

AYUVASTRA

O – ART – ECO – ND

BIDBI

FT – ND BIG GREEN FACTORY

ART – ECO

Ethical, honest business solutions. www.biggreenfactory.com EMELINE NSINGI NKOSI

ECO -- O

Digital printing with organic inks. www.makobyme.com GCHANDMADE

ART

Handmade cashmere. www.gchandmade.com GREENTEX

ECO

Green agriculture and textile company. www.greentexinnovation.com INTATEX-REWORKS

RE

Supplying recycled/up-cycled clothing. www.intatexuk.co.uk BIDBI makes sustainable, printed bags for the fashion and arts industries.

Another Source is a product development and sourcing consultancy specialising in sustainable manufacturing. Working with producers in the UK, Africa, Europe and Asia, Another Source helps brands realise their design vision and streamline production processes, whether high-tech or handcrafted. The team offers sourcing, product development, design and production management services.

www.another-source.com 10.

Ayuvastra uses 100% organic cotton, traditional processes, and natural, ayurvedic dyes to create soft, healing fabrics. Working in partnership with a South Indian Weaving co-operative, they use dye recipes handed down from a family of ayurvedic physicians. The dye bath infuses the fibers with the natural colours of these plants, along with their healing components. When worn or slept in, the fabrics deliver the (medicinal) benefits of the herbs through the skin.

A branded, cloth bag acts as a sustainable, cost-effective marketing tool or an affordable and ethical fashion accessory. The BIDBI Factory is located in Yorkshire, England and is backed by excellent customer service and fair trade credentials, making them the go-to ecobag supplier for fashion brands worldwide.

IRASHAI SERVICES

ECO

Conscience sourcing. www.ngairetakano.com KORU ORGANIC

ND -- O

Vegetable dyed, organic leather. www.koru-organic.com LEBENSKLEIDUNG

O

Colourful organic fabrics. www.lebenskleidung.com MORAL FIBRE

O – ND -- ECO

Organic cotton fabric manufacturer. www.moralfibre-fabrics.com www.ayuvastra.ie

www.bidbi.co.uk 11.


EUROPE G.O.T.S.

KEY: FT = Fair trade, O = Organic, SL = Sustainable livelihoods/ Changing Lives, ART = Supporting artisans, ECO = Sustainable / Eco fabrics & processes, ND = Natural dyes, RE = Recycled

O NORMAN HANGERS

ECO -- RE

RESPONSIBLE TRADE WORLDWIDEECO

SUPPLIER PORTAL

ECO

Nothing normal about these hangers. www.normanhangers.com ORGANIC TEXTILE COMPANY

O -- FT

Organically woven. www.organiccotton.biz PARKOTEX

O -- ECO

Organic cotton production in Turkey. www.parkotex.com THE SUSTAINABLE ANGLE ECO

The International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard is comprised of four reputed member organisations, the OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing to GOTS together with other international stakeholder organizations and experts. This standard stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecology and labour conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials. Comprehensive rules and traceability for ecological and socially responsible textile production for the whole fashion, apparel and textile supply chain.

Global ethical and sustainability experts Responsible Trade Worldwide, offer unique insight into your workforce, or that of your supply chain via worker assessments, and metrics linked to HR practices. Delivering industry benchmarked data, and transparency throughout the chain by harnessing the worker voice, allowing for a vital move from compliance to engagement.

Sustainable fabric experts. www.thesustainableangle.org

Responsible Trade Worldwide’s unique approach to evaluation gives companies a 360-degree snapshot of the organisation. It combines a bottom up view from the worker through anonymous input with a top down perspective from management.

www.responsibletradeworldwide.com www.global-standard.org 12.

SupplierPortal is a user-friendly online responsible sourcing solution for suppliers and their buyers to capture and share information in key areas including environmental, ethical fashion, fair trade, labour, health & safety and anti-bribery & corruption. Facilitating efficient communication between buyers and suppliers, SupplierPortal enables suppliers to securely report key responsible sourcing data and calculate their carbon, waste and water footprints, whilst buyers can view and compare their suppliers’ performance across key responsible sourcing metrics. www.greenstonecarbon.com/ supplierportal/

13.


INDEX (A – Z) Abacus

4

Irashai Services

A.M.A (Marmalade Textiles)

9

Jacobs Well

Aimee Kent

9

Koru Organic

Alison Yule Textiles

9

La Fabrique Ethique De Montreal

Animaná

6

Lebenskleidung

Another Source

10

11 9 11 6 11

Lulea

4

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MANY OF THE BRANDS LISTED HERE, VISIT:

Armstrong Knitting Mills

7

Maki Peru

6

Askha Llimpi Sac

6

Mantis World

5

Aura Herbal

7

Mayamiko

4

S O U R C E D A T A B A S E

Avani

7

Mehera Shaw

8

Ayni Bolivia

6

Moral Fibre

11 12

THE MOST EXTENSIVE ETHICAL SOURCING AND BUSINESS DATABASE FOR THE FASHION SECTOR WWW.ETHICALFASHIONFO RUM.COM/SOURCEDIRECTORY

Ayuvastra

10

Norman Hangers

Bidbi

11

One World Buttons

Big Green Factory

11

Organic Textile Company

12

Chetna Organic

7

Panchachuli Uk

Corozo Buttons

6

Parkotex

Earth-tones Organic

7

Plexus Cotton

5

Prosperous Threads

6

Proudly Made In Africa

4

Emeline Nsingi Nkosi Fusion Clothing

Image: SOURCE member Atelier Laure Paschoud

6

11 7

9 12

G.O.T.S.

12

Responsible Trade Worldwide

Gchandmade

11

Sawang Boran

9

Greentex

11

Soko

4

13

Gunas

7

Supplier Portal

13

Himalaya Tailoring Centre

8

The Sustainable Angle

12

Intatex-reworks

11

Tosheka Textiles

7 15.


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