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5 Eco-Style Secrets: My Source Fashion Dive

Partnering and catwalk insights.

POSTED BY OANA CRISTINA GRIGORESCU

I had the chance to be at this event by Source Fashion at Olympia London, and it was such an eye-opener. They're all about bringing people together from all corners of the fashion world — think artisans and big-time manufacturers — with a huge focus on ethical and sustainable fashion. They've got exhibitors from everywhere! It's really about creating connections and clothes that not only look good but also do good, you know? It felt great to be a part of something that's driving positive change in the industry.

And there's more! They've also got this super cool 'Source Catwalk' where they showcase the latest trends through sustainable fashion. They practice what they preach with circular and responsible garments. The catwalk was curated by Rebekah Roy, who is all about sustainable style. Then there's Patrick McDowell, an indie genius who's making waves with his sustainable designs in London. So inspiring!

 

 

Also, if you're scouting for sourcing partners for your venture, here are a few options to consider.

Hangzhou Kayo Textile

At the event, I got to chat with Margaret, the General Manager, along with Jupiter, the Business Manager, and Yuan Wei — another General Manager. They're the brains behind Hangzhou Kayo Textile's global reach. They're committed to quality and value their customer relationships. So, if you're looking into sourcing options for your business, Hangzhou Keya Textile could be a solid choice.  They’ve said: ‘Kayo has close cooperation with many top-level brands, such as Joie, Equipment, Monoprix, Ramy Brook, Burberry, BCBG, The Kooples, Mango, and Zara’.  It's amazing to see how their operations span across the world, just like the network at the Source Fashion event. Their passion for what they do is just contagious!

DYON 

They seem to have made a name for themselves. Since 1998, they've become a top-notch fashion manufacturer and exporter. Their exports hit over $80 million in 2019, plus another $20 million for the domestic market. They've got it all — from casual tees to fancy dresses and outerwear for everyone. And guess what? I got to meet their division manager, Vivien Wang. She's as impressive as the company's portfolio; if you're thinking about suppliers, DYON, with leaders like her, could be another perfect choice for your brand's vision.

 

 

Tengyu 

They've got their knitwear game down to an art, with over a decade of R&D under their belt. They offer comprehensive services from OEM/ODM to samples, not to mention stellar after-sales support. Their flexibility in customization and top-notch equipment means they can help brands create unique product lines. With an impressive production capacity of over 5 million pieces a year and a 24-hour consulting service, they're truly geared for global reach. And Ryan Fong, the General Manager I met, seems to embody their commitment to excellence.

 

 


ArsLenta

In a world where reevaluating our consumption's impact on the planet has become urgent, especially highlighted by the pandemic's pause on our lives, ArsLenta introduces itself with its debut collection, "RENASCER TO A NEW WORLD," in Portugal. The brand embodies a commitment to environmental consciousness, showcased through its use of recycled textiles, digital printing techniques that save water, and manual processes for both corporate imaging and print creation. Meeting the team behind ArsLenta was enlightening; their dedication to blending nature with fashion while minimizing environmental footprints truly sets a precedent for sustainable fashion.