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2011 SOURCE Expo: Best of Show

WHO ATTENDED THE 2011 EXPO?

Ethical Fashion Forum’s third edition of the SOURCE Expo featured over sixty exhibitors, including some of the most inspirational suppliers from all over the world, and designers at the cutting edge of the sustainable fashion movement.

Visitors included representatives from a range of boutiques, high-street retailers like H&M, ASOS, Monsoon and Oxfam, high-end brands like Vivienne Westwood, Burberry and Liberty, representatives from mainstream and ethical press, students and academia.

Building on successes from previous year’s, the 2011 edition expanded to two days and was held in a stunning new modern venue, plus boasted an inspiring, back-to-back programme of seminars delivered by the world’s seminal experts, and numerous new features for visitors, confirming the event’s status as the premier sustainable sourcing event for the fashion industry.

WHO ATTENDED THE 2011 EXPO?

SOURCE Expo 2011 Image Gallery

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SOURCE Expo 2011 Image Gallery

VISITOR HIGHLIGHTS

HOW VISITORS RESPONDED

“A great way to source ethical suppliers. Unlike any other expo’s around!”
Zoe White, Designer and Jewelry maker

“Simply Fantastic! Inspiring to the soul! My heart was warmed with all the amazing people I met and with the wonderful seminars…there were so many inspiring speakers with amazing experiences and stories to tell. I feel motivated to start new projects.”
Brianne Bystedt, Commercial manager of Caipora, EFF Innovation Winner 2011

“I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed seeing the several floors of Expo exhibitors, as well as attending the panel event!”
Stephen Bell, Epitome Celebrations

“The fashion/ textile and creative industry really benefits from this platform of sustainable thinking. This event sets up the ground base for sustainable living- Inspiring and positive”
Loula Mercedes, Inmakulate

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VISITOR HIGHLIGHTS

INSPIRING SEMINAR PROGRAMME

The seminar programme at 2011’s Expo was more comprehensive than ever before, delivering 13 seminars over the two days that brought together more than 30 of the world’s foremost experts in fashion and sustainability.

“What I learnt in two hours today, would take at least two weeks teasing out of Google.”
Gradley Thirkle, Subtle Clothing

“It was amazing to be debating about Latin America with such amazing women and a real treasure to have listened to so many seminars and heard the stories of so many inspiring and unique individuals!”
Brianne Bystedt, Commercial manager of Caipora, EFF Innovation Winner 2011 and Latin America panelist

“The networking and knowledge of the ethical businesses present at the event will be a great resource for the growth of my business.”
Eva Cammarata, Exhibitor and Low Impact Supply Chains panelist

If you missed the EXPO, access seminar summaries and footage on SOURCE INTELLIGENCE.

INSPIRING SEMINAR PROGRAMME

SOURCE CONSULTANCY

One of the many new features at the 2011 edition, one to one consultancy as well as structured networking sessions took place at the SOURCE Consultancy Couch on the ground floor.

Visitors had the chance to book in for complimentary advice sessions with SOURCE Consultancy, the ethical fashion consultancy arm of the EFF. The Couch was bustling throughout the two days, where over 45 consultancies took place,

SOURCE Consultancy’s expertise include development and implementation of ethical trading policies, sourcing, buying and supply chain building, training, mentoring and coaching, research, brand building and access to market.

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SOURCE CONSULTANCY

SOURCE CINEMA

New for 2011, the SOURCE Cinema screened a range of films and videos including, market and sales, business, and sourcing training videos from EFF’s renowned Excellence Leadership Training programme, proved a successful and informative tool for visitors.

EFF’s EXCELLENCE programme supports entrepreneurs and businesses with social and environmental goals to excel financially, achieve successful sales, and increase their profile- while maximising their social and environmental benefits.

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WE ARE ULTRA - PIONEERING INNOVATION

Showcasing the second winner of EFF INNOVATION in Design and Sourcing Award, slow fashion pioneers Ultra think about application as well as material awareness. Featured in the Designer Pavilion, alongside outstanding sustainably sourced product.

“The SOURCE Expo is a true gathering of ethical fashion leaders and pioneers. It’s really exciting to be able to participate and I only wish I had more time to take in the myriad suppliers and forums on offer.”
Anita Hawkins, We Are Ultra

www.weareultra.com

WE ARE ULTRA - PIONEERING INNOVATION

SOIL ASSOCIATION ENTHUSED

Soil Association, promoter and certifier of organic standards, working in organic textiles for over 10 years and a leading member of GOTS, voiced their opinion of the influence of the event.

“It seemed to attract those who are serious about both fashion and environmental/sustainable issues. This lent the event a real depth and enthused me about the compatibilities of these two areas.”
Emma Rose, Soil Association

www.soilassociation.org

SOIL ASSOCIATION ENTHUSED

MEHERA SHAW SECURING CONNECTIONS

A member of the Fair Trade Federation, Mehera Shaw use natural and organic fabrics and are working with traditional printing techniques.

“I’m really impressed with the dedication of the organisers and vision to connect people and build bridges not just for sustainable products but for a sustainable way of working with people. Really excellent job, thank you for your commitment to this.”
Shari Keller, Mehera Shaw

www.meherashaw.com

MEHERA SHAW SECURING CONNECTIONS

SUCHI: CHANGING LIVES IN INDONESIA

Suchi, part of The Sacred Childhoods Foundation, produces 100% bamboo clothing and bed linen as well as jewellery with recycled metal pendants.

“It’s great to see more and more interest in ethical fashion each year. People are becoming aware of their social and environmental responsibility.”
Natalia Perry, Suchi and The Sacred Childhoods Foundation

www.sacredchildhoods.org

SUCHI: CHANGING LIVES IN INDONESIA

INMAKULATE INSPIRED

Inmakulate is a sustainable and ethical life style brand, a fusion of British and South American craftsmanship.

“The fashion/textile and creative industry really benefits from this platform of sustainable thinking. This event sets up the ground base for sustainable living – inspiring and positive.”
Loula Mercedes, Inmakulate

www.inmakulate.com

INMAKULATE INSPIRED