Importing Fabrics

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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 [...]

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Whenever I get a call from someone looking for fabric, one of the first things they ask is "How much?"...how much do I have to order, how much time until I can get the fabric, how much money to buy the fabric... Lately, the hardest "how much" to answer is the one about money. When [...]

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On this crisp November Friday, I thought I'd share a beautiful splattering of screen printed fabrics from Sweden based company Just Scandinavian. The prints are bright, fun, playful, applied to 100% linen textiles, and sold by the yard. I think they're just lovely and I hope you do too.

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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".

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While planning an upcoming trip to China, I came across something so cool I just had to share it with you. So there I was on the internet looking for Womenswear apparel manufacturing factories in China and came across a list of Chinese factories. The first one I checked out was Milk Fashion. What I [...]

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Textile Mills, Distributors, Suppliers, Converters, Importers, Agents, Pattern Makers, Sample Makers, Production Houses. AboutSources.com has put together 4 fantastic little guides designed to make your life and your work so much easier.

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I am very often asked by new designers about the best way to find what they are looking for in terms of fabrics, trims, notions, you name it. I can’t help but think that one of the biggest challenges in the Apparel Industry today is finding new resources and suppliers that meet the needs of [...]

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The single largest change in my business over the past few years is the increasing amount of fabric that I sell that is located overseas. Many of my customers are still afraid to purchase fabrics from overseas and quite frankly, I do not understand why. There is much less available fabric in the states. And [...]

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I know I talk a lot about Textile Shows.  But I think they’re really important and I love to share them with you as I hear about them.  So, in case you haven’t guessed, I’ve heard about another one. Two, actually. The first one is a bit different, I promise.  It’s Home Textiles Fabric Sourcing [...]

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I love textile trade shows.  Walking from booth to booth, collecting information on new design techniques and innovative technology, being exposed to various companies that I would not have known about otherwise, getting inspired by other’s creativity, all of this adds up to my idea of a really good time.  As I mentioned in To [...]

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