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 [...]
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.
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".
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]