I know I've told you about Source4Style in the past. But for those of you who don't remember I'll do a quick recap. S4S is the premier B2B online marketplace that allows designers to search and source more sustainable materials from a network of global suppliers. I should mention that I'm a big fan so I ...Read More >>
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While thumbing through the latest issue of Textile Insight I came across an ad for GlobalTex in Los Angeles, I decided it was high time to highlight something on the left coast.
Jasco Eco is the first creator of certified organic wool jersey. They have since expanded and evolved their eco label now offering organic cotton, viscose, and wool in interlock, twill, jersey, and crepe.
I found a link to "The Delights of Turkey' Textile Industry Tour . Apparently, it's a week long event that has taken place in Istanbul for the past six years. I guess that means it's successful, huh? The tour "enables buyers to conveniently explore the advantages of sourcing ...from the strong textile economy of Turkey".
Recently, while chatting with a friend and fellow textile-folk, I started to think about country of origin. I, personally, tend to deal in fabrics that were born in countries like Korea and Japan while she works most often with cloth from the likes of India and China. As our discussion continued, we discovered that we each have our own opinions and ideas of what various countries have to offer.
I love the idea that companies are taking mill scraps and creating beautiful and wearable clothing and accessories, like the initiative at American Apparel that launched last year. As textile folks we should all be thinking about the waste produced in our profession.