SOURCE FASHION BRINGS TOGETHER INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS FROM EMERGING SOURCING REGIONS

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Europe’s Leading Responsible Sourcing Show

Source Fashion takes place at Olympia London from 14th – 16th July 2024 and continues to grow its presence of international exhibitors from new and emerging sourcing regions, including a strong representation from southeast Asia and Africa.

A Word from the Sourcing Director

Suzanne Ellingham, Sourcing Director, Source Fashion says, “We can already feel the buzz around the July show. We are proud to be able to bring the world’s best manufacturers and material providers under one roof. Feedback from visitors highlights the immense value they gain from meeting so many international manufacturers and suppliers face-to-face. We are delighted to offer such diversity, bringing together producers from around 30 countries and a huge variety of makers and manufacturers, each unique in specialising in different products and materials.

Europe’s Leading Responsible Sourcing Show
Europe’s Leading Responsible Sourcing Show

The Value of Source Fashion

“Source Fashion offers an unmissable opportunity for the global fashion manufacturing community to meet decision-makers in buying, sourcing and procurement, for the buying community we offer the reassurance of knowing that every exhibitor has been audited to ensure responsibility and transparency remains at the heart of their business model. It means that should you find a fantastic maker from a part of the world you aren’t working with, feel confident they will make it through your auditing and due diligence processes.”

Introducing New Exhibitors

Introducing the show’s first-ever Malaysian manufacturer, discover Kualesa Apparel. Kualesa started as a small seed of an idea, with a big ambition and an even bigger purpose. The brand has evolved from a simple set of values to a producer of great-looking and super comfortable bamboo apparel that’s challenging fast fashion. Kualesa offers flexible MOQs ranging from 250 pieces to a high production capacity of 50,000 pieces a month. Ariff Faisal, Founder & CEO, Kualesa Apparel says, “We’re super excited to be joining Source Fashion this year! As our first foray into the UK market, the event presents a great opportunity to meet leading brands and retailers that we can potentially do business with in the future. Definitely a great help for our mission to make the world more comfortable!”

Fairs and More Inc. from the Philippines returns to the show for a third time, bringing a pavilion of Filipino manufacturers and makers. Dawn Cabigon, Senior International Trade Fairs Officer from Fairs and More Inc said, “The UK is very important now to the Philippines. We had a very good show (February) with some inquiries from some boutique owners and meetings with John Lewis, M&S and Next. This is really a game-changer.”

The show also welcomes its first-ever Nigerian manufacturer, Beyond Clothing. A leading garment factory, they specialise in crafting premium custom clothing, branded uniforms, corporate uniforms, and sublimated t-shirts. Their extensive range also includes promotional apparel, workwear, and PPE personal protective apparel for hospitals.

Prince Arthur Oche, Founder & CEO, of Beyond Clothing says, “As one of the new emerging African manufacturers, we are proud to represent the innovative spirit and potential of African fashion on the global stage at Source Fashion. We’re participating to share the beauty and richness of African stories through our clothing and showcase the exceptional quality craftmanship that defines Beyond Clothing. Our goal is to expand globally, finding new markets around the world and we believe Source Fashion is the perfect platform.”

Returning Exhibitors and Pavilions

Returning to Source Fashion, Texpro Corp (a branch of Kassab Group) from Tunisia has grown rapidly to become a fully integrated apparel manufacturer certified with GOTS, BSCI, BCI, and OCS covering the complete production cycle focusing on sustainability through the process from fabrics to manufacturing, washing and dying. The company specialises in denim and flat garment manufacturing and the product portfolio includes casual dresses, shirts, jackets, pants and coats for men, women and kids. Texpro Corp is increasingly partnering with customers to ensure high consistent quality of the products and invest in innovation to help improve the environmental impact by consistently delivering responsibly produced products.

Visitors will also discover the International Trade Center (ITC), which is returning with a pavilion that includes a debut area for Ghanaian producers. With manufacturing in Ethiopia, Shints Co Ltd. is a global producer of high-performance outdoor clothing and camping equipment. Utilising the best technology and upcycling practices, Shints produce many luxury outdoor brands.

European Contingency

A strong contingency from Europe includes over 25 UK exhibitors, representation from France, Italy and Spain, and a strong selection of Portuguese exhibitors including Ttantos Textiles, FLM Textil, and SMSenra providing a range of textile manufacturing and design services.

Lagofra returns to the show. Located in Porto with 85 years of tradition in producing high-quality garments, Lagofra is recognised as one of the best and most reliable factories in Portugal, specialising in producing woven garments, blazers, coats, jackets, blouses, pants, shirts, dresses, with strong flexibility in terms of fabrics and styles.

Global Representation

Nearly 30 countries, including Peru, Cambodia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Italy, and Greece will be represented. Large pavilions from industrial powerhouses China, India and Turkey have also been confirmed, as well as Tanzania, Madagascar and Nepal, making Source Fashion the biggest and most diverse sourcing show in the UK.

Bhargav Pathak
Bhargav Pathakhttps://textilesresources.com
With a passion for the textile, apparel, and fashion industry, I embarked on a journey fueled by education from NIFT Gandhinagar and affiliation with NDBI at NID Ahmedabad. Since 2006, I've contributed to various corporate ventures, specializing in B2B, B2C, SaaS, and AI products within the textile domain. In July 2023, I launched TextilesResources.com, a knowledge hub offering the latest news, articles, and soon-to-come features like interviews and a trade fair calendar. Grateful for the growing community, we've recently introduced a Business Directory for enhanced visibility. Join us on LinkedIn and stay connected with the ever-evolving textile landscape!

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