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Fashion Resources: Fabric Sourcing

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This website serves as a "directory designed specifically for members of the clothing & fashion accessories industry." The page provides links to wholesale fabric sourcers.

This Fabric Link page provides visitors access to information about fabrics searchable by Company, Trademark, Fiber/Yarn, Fabric and Technological Finish and can assist with sourcing.

This page provides a directory of wholesale fabric suppliers organized by fabric type.

"The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well." Visitors to the site may download the current GOTS certification standards. Visitors may also search the public database for suppliers of GOTS certified textiles and products.

Based in The Netherlands, Materia "functions as a platform between the creative professional and the manufacturer" in architectural and interior design. The website provides visitors with access to Materia's database of innovative architectural and design materials, which may be searched by keyword, technical or 'sensorial' qualities. Registration is required but free. Visitors may wish to search under terms such as 'fabric', 'fiber' or 'fashion' for interesting results.

Intended to be an online extension of the triannual Printsource New York textile and surface design tradeshow, the database is promoted as "the first and only global online tool that allows buyers of surface and textile designs to search for information on creative talent worldwide." Visitors may search this site by company name, country, industry role or product category. Some businesses include a linkable portfolio page of design examples.

This website provides sustainable fabric sourcing and services from a network of suppliers. Visitors may "search through a comprehensive and curated selection of materials and services, review technical and sustainability specs, calculate lead and ship times, connect with suppliers, and source swatches, yardage and products." Membership is free. A site blog also provides updates on eco-fashion internships, jobs, conferences and news.

Textile Exchange is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to expanding the organic/sustainable textiles market. While membership is required for access to some features of the site, viewers may access the Marketplace database to search for member companies and suppliers, download the monthly newsletter, and access a number of educational materials through the Learning Zone and Farm Library sections including audio and videos.

The Textile Source site offers an International Textile Sourcing Directory searchable by company, textile type or country.

WeConnectFashion is a fashion marketplace intelligence service for connecting retailers, brands and suppliers. It features online product, service and supplier directories. Brief articles provide trend information and career tips.