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Where Can Emerging Fashion Designers Source Eco-Friendly Textiles?: by Summer Rayne Oakes, Source4Style, 12/20/1...

Where Can Emerging Fashion Designers Source Eco-Friendly Textiles?: by Summer Rayne Oakes, Source4Style, 12/20/1...

As the first trends-driven global-sourcing marketplace for the fashion industry, Source4Style knows fabric . To celebrate the 2.0 version of its website, co-founder Summer Rayne Oakes has compiled a list of sourcing tips for emerging designers , particularly those with a yen for sustainability. “Despite the rise of online solutions to fashion commerce, the $400 billion market for materials sourcing remains offline and fragmented,” says Oakes. “Design and apparel brands want to come to a place where they are inspired, where they can discover new trends . Most don’t want to purchase the material for their upcoming collection in the same place they can source coffee beans or machine parts. " Source4Style seeks to change all offering designers a curated selection of materials through comprehensive search tools and trend reports. Plus, the first 25 Ecouterre readers to use the ...

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