Global Sourcing Marketplace

THE ANNUAL INDUSTRY MARKETPLACE FOR SUPPLIERS OF SUSTAINABLE FABRICS, COMPONENTS AND MANUFACTURERS TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY

GLOBAL_SOURCING_MARKETPLACE_LOGO2As a culmination of 2009’s Spotlight on Sourcing event series, the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) will be holding a two-day Ethical Sourcing Marketplace in London. The marketplace will bring together representatives of brands and retailers with manufacturers, suppliers and cooperatives working to high ethical standards.

Invitations to attend and exhibit are extended internationally. The event will include a series of short seminars during the day introducing specific suppliers and products.

GOALS

To promote sustainable fashion practices, and facilitate sustainable sourcing amongst fashion professionals. This event aims to create a platform and opportunities for suppliers with exemplary practices. Ultimately, its goal is to reduce the environmental impact of the industry, support fair and equitable trade, and reduce poverty.

This is a not for profit initiative and all income from participant fees is dedicated towards these goals.

PARTNERS

The Global Sourcing Marketplace is run in partnership with some of the most established global networks of suppliers and experts in the ethical, eco and fairtrade fashion fields, including the Fairtrade Foundation, the World Fair Trade Organisation, and the Textiles Environment Design project at Chelsea College.

WHO IS THE GLOBAL SOURCING MARKETPLACE FOR?

The event will showcase suppliers both small and large and is designed for fashion industry professionals across the sector- from new entrepreneurs to representatives from large retailers and brands.

Students and graduates are welcomed on the saturday morning between 10.30 and 1pm, for which time discounted student tickets are available.

WHY ATTEND THE GLOBAL SOURCING MARKETPLACE?

The Global Sourcing Marketplace is the first and only international sourcing marketplace dedicated to ethical fashion. Exhibitors are drawn from several of the largest international ethical supplier networks, through the Ethical Fashion Forum, the World Fair Trade Organisation and the Fairtrade Foundation.

Title: Global Sourcing Marketplace
Location: London
Link out:
Click here
Start Date: 2009-11-20
End Date: 2009-11-21

Event description directly sourced through EFF

Mary Hanlon

Mary is the founder, editor and lead contributor at Social Alterations. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Vimeo 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *