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<strong>EXPO</strong> <strong>2013</strong><br />

<strong>UPCYCLING</strong><br />

SHOWCASING FOR THE FIRST TIME,<br />

PIONEERS IN THE <strong>UPCYCLING</strong><br />

PROCESS FOR FASHION PRODUCTS<br />

IMAGE: SOURCE MEMBER HOUSE OF<br />

WANDERING SILK


TRENDS<br />

• Scaling up<br />

• Matching conventional<br />

quality<br />

IMAGE: SOURCE MEMBER REET AUS


DGRADE<br />

Products: DGrade designs, develops and<br />

produces unique clothing collections for both brands<br />

and businesses exclusively using fabrics made from<br />

recycled plastic bottles.<br />

Ethics: Uses 50% less energy, 20% less water and<br />

produces 55% fewer carbon emissions than it takes to<br />

produce conventional Polyester<br />

USP: Quality rivals comfort, performance and even<br />

price of other conventional materials, big names<br />

clients already on board – Coca Cola, Nike + more<br />

Connect:<br />

www.dgrade.com<br />

kris@dgradeclothing.com<br />

Based in: UK and U.A.E<br />

Phone: +97155498763<br />

Contact: Kris Barber


DGRADE


REET AUS<br />

Products: Timeless high-quality fashion design<br />

products are made in Bangladesh using production<br />

leftovers from collections made for many known<br />

brand<br />

Ethics: Produces garments with 70% less water<br />

and 64% less energy per garment and reduce<br />

production waste by 40%<br />

USP: First brand in the world offering integration of<br />

upcycled design and mass-production<br />

Lead Times: Small orders 2 - 4 weeks, big<br />

orders not more than 3 months<br />

Min. Order: None<br />

Connect:<br />

www.reetaus.edicypages.com/en<br />

ausdesign@ausdesign.ee<br />

Based in: Estonia<br />

Producing in: Bangladesh<br />

Phone:(372) 53490709<br />

Contact: Reet Aus


REET AUS


HOUSE OF<br />

WANDERING SILK<br />

Products: Production and wholesale of unique<br />

accessories, jewellery and homewares from recycled<br />

and scrap materials<br />

Ethics: Working with 400 rural female artisans,<br />

committed to zero waste, fair trade, environmental<br />

and transparency policies<br />

USP: Beautiful, top quality silk products from<br />

vintage, disused and scrap materials<br />

Lead Times:6 - 8 weeks<br />

Min. Order: 10 pcs<br />

Connect:<br />

www.wanderingsilk.org<br />

katherine@wanderingsilk.org<br />

Based in: India<br />

Phone: (91) 9958263885<br />

Contact: Katherine Neumann


HOUSE OF<br />

WANDERING SILK


INTATEX<br />

Products: Sources textiles from surplus stocks<br />

including military, civilian and production over runs<br />

Ethics: Creating productive solutions to the<br />

problem of textile waste<br />

USP: Already working with a host of brands to<br />

incorporate upcycled materials into collections<br />

Lead Times: Depends on what’s in stock<br />

Min. Order: Depends on entirely on material<br />

Connect:<br />

www.reworks.org.uk<br />

intatexltd@gmail.com<br />

Based in: UK<br />

Phone: +44 (0) 7799 737956<br />

Contact: Alastair Harper


RECLAIM TO WEAR<br />

Products: System facilitators between designers,<br />

and retailers within the fashion industry in creating<br />

upcycled concept lines<br />

Ethics: Focus on upcycling to slow down<br />

unnecessary textile production, to minimise<br />

environmental damage and saving energy and water,<br />

as well as preventing discarded textiles from going to<br />

land fill<br />

USP: Over 15years industry expertise and<br />

successful collaboration with brand such as Topshop<br />

and Speedo<br />

Connect:<br />

www.reclaimtowear.com<br />

info@reclaimtowear.com<br />

Based in: UK<br />

Phone:+44(0)20 86178818<br />

Contact: Orsola de Castro<br />

IMAGE COURTESY OF TOPSHOP: RECLAIM TO WEAR COLLECTION


VISIT<br />

SOURCE<br />

DATABASE<br />

SOURCING<br />

Directory, for full<br />

details of<br />

suppliers<br />

represented in this<br />

showcase.<br />

www.ethicalfashionforum.c<br />

om/source-directory/<br />

directory/4


SUPPLIER<br />

DIRECTORY<br />

2014<br />

THE GLOBAL GUIDE<br />

TO SUPPLIERS OF<br />

SUSTAINABLE<br />

FABRICS, FIBRES,<br />

COMPONENTS, AND<br />

PRODUCTION<br />

SERVICES TO THE<br />

FASHION INDUSTRY<br />

Printed Directory<br />

issued to over<br />

1000 brands in<br />

<strong>2013</strong><br />

** The deadline<br />

to be included in<br />

the 2014 Supplier<br />

Directory is 13 th<br />

Dec <strong>2013</strong><br />

FAIR TRADE: ECO: ETHICAL:<br />

RECYCLED: CHANGING LIVES<br />

IMAGE: REET AUS


BRAND<br />

PREVIEW<br />

2014<br />

4 TH – 5 TH FEBRUARY<br />

THE GLOBAL<br />

SHOWCASE FOR<br />

SUSTAINABLE<br />

FASHION:ONLINE<br />

IMAGE: SOURCE MEMBER<br />

LINDA MAI PHUNG


BE A PART<br />

OF IT…<br />

JOIN SOURCE FOR<br />

FULL ACCESS TO<br />

INTELLIGENCE<br />

RESOURCES AND<br />

TRAINING, AND THE<br />

CONNECTIONS YOU<br />

NEED TO TAKE YOUR<br />

BUSINESS<br />

FORWARD…<br />

IMAGE: SOURCE<br />

MEMBER LALESSO

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