Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Ethical Fashion Forum launches SOURCE

The Ethical Fashion Forum has launched the Ethical Fashion SOURCE to promote sustainability in the fashion sector. The website aims to make it easier for fashion businesses to work sustainably, consumers and buyers to buy from sustainable businesses, and link fair trade and ethical suppliers to market. The SOURCE comprises of three components:

The SOURCE Directory is an ethical database will allow fashion professionals, consumers, buyers, press and researchers to find ethical designers and brands, shops and buyers of ethical products, experts, and ethical suppliers and manufacturers.

The SOURCE Magazine will provide online content organised in four sections: Business Focus, Market and Sales Watch, Supply Focus, and Expert Analysis. The magazine puts a spotlight on the fashion sector businesses that are combining commercial success with high ethical standards.

The SOURCE Expo, now in its third season, is a fashion industry trade show dedicated to ethical sourcing. Taking place this year on 17-18 October at Sadler’s Wells, London EC1, the show will bring together international manufacturers and suppliers working to fair trade and ethical standards. The event includes a programme of seminars, introducing new products and exemplary supply and production systems.