Suppliers and Fabrics
Suppliers and fabric Fellowship 500 members
Please find listed below suppliers and fabric members of the FELLOWSHIP 500. Profiles are regularly added to this list.
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Profile: Animaná is an Andean garment manufacturer who works with local communities and use natural fibres and dyes. The company aims to facilitate links between suppliers and buyers to help keep ancient skills and craftsmanship alive in Patagonia and the Andes. Their most recent collection by Dominique Peclers is designed to give an alternative to the cosmopolitan consumer, uniting slow fashion and Pantagonian pure fibres.
Pioneering in: Reviving and supporting ancient artisanal skills. Expanding the ethical fashion movement in South America.
Fellowship sector: Supply sector – fair trade / cooperative.
Barkha's Custom Sourcing
Profile: Barkha’s Custom Sourcing is an eco-textile development and sourcing company that specializes in custom development and sourcing of sustainable and organic textiles and products.The company works only with GOTS certified organic cotton mills, handloom weavers using sustainable fibers and Fair Trade or Fair Labor companies based in India, Nepal and the US.
Pioneering in: Sustainable textiles, related product development and sourcing.
Fellowship sector: Supply-side.
Profile: Fair trade label Eternal Creation works in the Himalayas with Tibetan refugees and Indian artisans. The company produces tailored fashion for men, women and children. Employing over 70 staff that span Tibetan, Nepali and Indian cultures, Eternal Creation’s cooperatives encompass Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim faiths and work to improve livelihoods across many areas.
Pioneering in: Commitment to cooperative production.
Fellowship sector: Supply and fair trade.
Profile: Fusion Clothing has been manufacturing knitted clothing for 18 years. The company includes Do You Speak Green, a webstore contributing 10% of sales to environmental conservation.
Pioneering in: Large quantities.
Fellowship sector: Supply side
Profile: GChandmade produces high quality hand-spun and hand-woven cashmere, and hand-woven linen and vegetable dyed scarves in Nepal. Established to provide the Western markets with beautiful timeless and handmade scarves, GChandmade, works with small groups of artisans in Nepal who use their traditional skills to earn an income.
Pioneering in: Hand-spun cashmere made by Nepali artisans.
Fellowship sector: Supplier.
Profile: With 23 years of experience in the ethical fashion and textile industry Jacobs Well is an established fair trade fashion production facility in India that is governed and supported by a committed UK team.
Within India’s rich cultural context, they provide rewarding employment with a strong emphasis on training and personal development for the staff and their families and are long-standing members of the fair trade movement in India.
If you are an international company or emerging, independent designer Jacobs Well can provide a complete “turnkey” consultancy service, from assisting with product development to overseeing a design from conception through to production.
Pioneering in: Sustainable livelihoods.
Fellowship sector: Supply side.
Profile: Lebenskleidung are a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified Textile Agency from Berlin, Germany. They specialize in environmentally sound and fairly produced organic cotton and silk fabrics. In addition, they manufacture certified fashion collections for their costumers in partnership with manufacturing partners in India and Turkey. Lebenskleidung organize regular collective fabric orders, which suit the needs of their customers and organize collective material procurements. They also give young designers, easy and inexpensive small sample quantities of organic materials to try out..Their task is bringing people with the same material needs together whilst incorporating the wishes of the designers into their portfolio planning.
Pioneering in: Innovative textile agency.
Fellowship sector: Textile Suppliers.
Profile: Mantis World is an ethical clothing manufacturer that offers a range of high quality, fashionable adult, kids and baby garments along with a 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton range. Working with manufacturing partners in Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkey, Mantis World’s Special Production service produces bespoke garments for customers. All factories are audited against social standards such as BSCI and all the fabrics used are Oeko-Tex certified ensuring no harmful dyes or substances are used at any stage of production.
Pioneering in: Progressive environmental practices, and improving social standards
Profile: Mata Traders design mixes old-fashioned processes with fashion-forward silhouettes and color palettes. Most Mata fabrics are made using craft traditions such as hand loom weaving and hand block printing. Mata clothing and jewelry are handmade by members of fair trade women’s cooperatives and artisan groups in India and Nepal, and their work is a way out of poverty and a better future for their children. Mata means ‘mother’ in Hindi, and their fashion is a tribute to the female shakti power in all of us.
Pioneering in: Improving livelihoods and preserving traditional fabric production techniques.
Fellowship sector: Womenswear and accessories / Supply.
Mayamiko Trading and Consultancy
Profile: Mayamiko has created a production unit in Malawi where disadvantaged women are trained in sewing and CMT, fabrics and materials are locally sourced. Mayamiko is also working to establish sustainable sewing and knitting training schools in the area.
Pioneering in: Sustainable supply.
Fellowship sector: Supply side.
Mila Fair Trade Clothing
Profile: Mila Fair Trade Clothing is situated in Tirupur, co-funded by a German company. Mila is able to produce both small and large orders under certified Fair Trade and GOTS standards. Mila’s ethical focus is transparent, eco-friendly production of organic cotton and CO2 savings, with particular attention to improving livelihoods of cotton farmers.
Pioneering: Fair Trade standards for entire production chain.
Fellowship sector: Fair Trade production.
“Visit Milla Fair Trade Clothing”: http://www.mila-clothing .com
Profile: Ruaab-Sewa Artisans Producer Company Ltd was established to support women embellishment homeworkers in New Delhi. The company collects orders from export houses for large brands and distributes the orders, works with designers abroad as direct exporters, and has its own line. Ruaab ensures the women get better wages by eliminating middlemen and banishing child labour. Ruuab wants become a self-sustainable enterprise – owned, managed and operated by the women themselves.
Pioneering: Women empowerment and anti-child labour.
Fellowship sector: Embellishment.
Profile: The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organization which initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry and society. Their project ‘The Future Fabrics Expo’ focuses on the fashion industry and how its environmental impact can be lowered. As well as organizing The Future Fabrics Expo, their London studio houses a collection of over 600 fabrics with a lower environmental impact, and is available to visit by appointment.
Pioneering in: Sustainable supply.
Fellowship sector: Supply side.
Profile: Mehera Shaw, based in India, specialises in high-end garment production for the women’s and children’s markets, using wovens in natural fibres and certified organic cotton as well as stitching techniques such as pleating, pintucking, quilting. Mehera Shaw also offers hand block and screen printing, pattern making, grading, sampling, fabric sourcing, small-batch production and export shipping.
Pioneering in: Traditional manufacturing techniques, small batch production, and high construction quality and finish to fair trade and ethical standards.
Fellowship sectors: Supply: Fair Trade/cooperative
RUAAB, SEWA Artisans Producer Company
Profile: RUAAB, SEWA Artisans Producer Company was established for embellishment homeworkers in New Delhi. They ensure that women get better wages by eliminating middlemen and banishing child labour. The company aims to become a self-sustainable enterprise – owned, managed and operated by the women themselves. Ruaab works in three areas: it collects orders from export houses for large brands and distributes the orders, works with designers abroad as direct exporters, and has its own line.
Pioneering in: Promoting products that are made at fair wages supporting an employee-owned company.
Fellowship sector: Womenswear.
Profile: Ayni Bolivia is specialised in manufacturing small collections from fine alpaca fibre – specifically textiles, garments and home decor products. The alpaca fibre is produced ethically and locally in Bolivia. They ensure that fair-trade principles are applied, especially with the artisans they work with. This includes providing a living wage and a market to sell the products in.
Pioneering in: Ayni Bolivia became the first Guaranteed Fair Trade organisation by WFTO in Latin America in 2013.
Fellowship sector: Supplier: Fabrics knitted & woven.
London Pattern Bureau
Profile: London Pattern Bureau is a pattern cutting and sampling studio helping designers and startup labels bringing their ideas to life by offering a complete sketch-to-sample prototyping service. London Pattern Bureau specialise in womenswear tailoring and outerwear, their field of expertise extends to virtually all areas of clothes making, from menswear to childrenswear to sportswear.
Pioneering in: Helping designers and startup labels bringing their ideas to life.
Fellowship sector: Supplier. Pattern cutting and sampling studio.