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About the SOURCE platform

SOURCE: The Global Platform for Sustainable Fashion

In 2011, the Ethical Fashion Forum launched the SOURCE, a ground breaking social enterprise set to transform livelihoods for 2.5 million people in the developing world and significantly reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

SOURCE is a platform of tools and services for the fashion and textiles industries, from field to final product. It aims to make it easy for fashion professionals and businesses to work sustainably, inspire and motivate members, facilitate research and industry collaboration and put the spotlight on best practice.

SOURCE saves you time, resources and money by being a one- stop-shop of valuable, regularly updated information and contacts, with a focus on sustainability.

The SOURCE online platform includes 3 key services – Intelligence, Database, and Network:

SOURCE Intelligence is the world’s leading source of sustainable fashion business intelligence, from inside information on brand leaders, to pioneering suppliers, market and sales reports and supply chain innovation. Edited, summarised, and tailored to your needs.

SOURCE Database is the leading ethical sourcing and business database for the fashion sector. Including sub directories featuring leading sustainable designers and brands, shops and buyers of ethical products, experts, and a SOURCING DIRECTORY of ethical and fair trade suppliers and manufacturers.

SOURCE Network is the online fashion community dedicated to sustainability, uniting thousands of individuals and businesses across the supply chain in over 100 countries. Join SOURCE Network to connect with pioneers, join/create sector forums, access & share resources, profile projects, post or review news and events.

We help you do better business…

  • Through useful business intelligence that informs, inspires, and motivates. More than information, our services offer in-depth evaluation into best practice in sustainable fashion, breaking down the strategies used to achieve success.
  • By making sustainable sourcing easier, through our international network of suppliers, reviewed against our ethical mandate.
  • With unparalleled expertise on fashion and sustainability across the industry supply chain, through our pool of specialist consultants and global network.
  • By helping you to communicate your ethical values, goals and initiatives in credible and transparent way to your client base.
  • By saving you thousands of pounds through discounts and free services delivered by EFF and our partner service suppliers.

EFF Sponsors & Partners

  • Greenhouse graphics
  • Recognise Magazine
  • WFTO
  • Organic Exchange
  • PAN UK
  • Fairtrade Foundation
  • Centre for Sustainable Fashion
  • Fashioning an Ethical Industry