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SOURCE Expo is the only industry tradeshow dedicated to suppliers of sustainable fabrics, components and manufacture to the fashion industry. It also includes the Designer Pavilion, showcasing some of the very best designers pioneering in sustainable sourcing.

SOURCE Expo 2011 was held at Sadler’s Wells on 17th and 18th of October.

Thank you to all who came along and participated. We’ve created a group on our network, to allow exhibitors and visitors to the Ethical Fashion SOURCE Expo to connect, liaise and share information.

To find out more about what was on offer to our 2011 exhibitors read our Exhibitor Information Form or SCROLL DOWN for:



We are pleased to announce that this years SOURCE Expo will be held over two days in the modern and bright spaces of Sadler’s Wells, EC1, minutes away from Angel tube station.

Monday 17th October
7:00am Exhibitor set-up
9:00am-7:00pm Exhibition open for visitors
Seminar programme on the hour every hour

Tuesday 18th October
8:30am Exhibitors arrive
9:00-2.30pm Exhibition open for visitors
2.30pm-3.30pm Exhibitor break-down
Seminar programme on the hour every hour until 4pm


DOWNLOAD the DRAFT SOURCE Expo 2011 floor plan
Please note that this is a draft plan and subject to change.
Stands will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


The SOURCE Expo, managed by the Ethical Fashion Forum, is the first and only international fashion trade show dedicated to ethical sourcing. It attracts hundreds of industry professionals dedicated to ethical sourcing from all over the world- from the largest retailers to hundreds of independent designers and brands.

The Ethical Fashion Forum is the industry body for ethical fashion, bringing together thousands of fashion businesses, organisations and individuals in 100 countries worldwide. The EFF receives hundreds of enquiries each month from business representatives seeking sources of fabric and manufacture for ethical fashion collections, which are directed to SOURCE Expo exhibitors.

All exhibitors benefit from:

  • A profile on the SOURCE Expo directory on EFF’s website, which receives over 40,000 unique visitors every month
  • A listing on the SOURCE Expo hand-out, issued to all visitors
  • Unique exposure to our 12,000 strong industry network, including sourcing and production teams, buyers, designers, press and entrepreneurs, all dedicated to sustainable sourcing
  • Showcasing at this prestigious event based in London
  • Contact details in advance of the show for exhibitors wishing to arrange meetings with key visitors (This applies to visitors who agree to share their contact details)
  • Highly discounted price on an optional promotional package including profile in event brochure, dedicated mail-out to press and buyers and showcase on plasma screen at the event

Supplier/ manufacture exhibitors gain in addition:

  • A 12 month free listing on the SOURCE Directory, the world’s most comprehensive database of ethical fashion businesses and resources.

Designer Pavilion exhibitors gain in addition:

  • Exclusive promotion as one of a handful of designer businesses selected for showcase to the EFF network of press and buyers

Feedback from SOURCE Expo exhibitors 2010:

“We were overwhelmed by the response we received ….we had a constant flow of people visiting and interested in us….from representatives of big names like Vivienne Westwood and Monsoon to smaller brands from all over the world- from Germany, Sweden to the United States and Uruguay.” Pieter Theron, Norman Hangers

“We were very pleased with the EFF Expo, and took the opportunity to continue our dialogue with Marks & Spencer and capture fresh interest from Katharine Hamnett and Patrick Organics amongst others for our natural, undyed British-wool cloth. There was a friendly but focused air about the Expo that made the event work well both for us as exhibitors and for our customers….we will definitely be back.” Richard Martin, Director, Marling and Evans

_“We were really busy with promoting our company as soon as the show opened. We were delighted with the level of interest shown in our fabrics and accessories, and made some really positive contacts, which will be long term associates- from large High St retailers to independent brands_“ Mary King, Panchachuli


Suppliers, manufacturers, cooperatives, and sourcing agents:

The Ethical Fashion SOURCE Expo is open to any supplier of products, components or services to the fashion industry, who meets the terms of the Exhibitor Mandate. This includes: fabric and component suppliers and agents, representatives of factories and production units, dye and print houses, cooperative and fair trade suppliers and producer groups, and production agents.

Certification bodies, support bodies, service providers and NGO’s

Part of the exhibition is dedicated to sustainable support bodies, certifiers, networks, and service providers that facilitate sustainable sourcing and practices.


The Designer Pavilion showcases pioneering international brands and designers that source to high ethical standards.


Application forms can be downloaded from this website and issued by email. Payment is also possible online or by cheque or transfer.

If you wish to exhibit in the main body of the exhibition please go to Register as an Exhibitor

If you wish to exhibit in the Designer Pavilion, please visit the Designer Pavilion page

Email us at sourceexpo@ethicalfashionforum.com if you have any queries.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor benefits, who can exhibit, and how to apply

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