Ethical and Sustainable Suppliers Edit - China Clothing Textile Accessories Expo and International Sourcing Expo

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Are you overwhelmed when you think of navigating a trade fair? Have you heard about the free trade agreement coming into effect between India and Australia and don't know where to start? Or have you got ideas to introduce a new product line and can't find someone to execute it? Let me help you!

In this Ethical and Sustainable Supplier Edit I have included select suppliers from the China Clothing Textile Accessories Expo and International Sourcing Expo, recently held in Melbourne, Australia. By focussing on mid-upper end casual product, across knits and wovens, I have curated a list of exhibitors across both Expos from China, India and Turkey:

  • Ladies - 10 options
  • Childrens - 5 options
  • Mens - 2 options
  • Bedding/Home Furnishings - 2 options
  • Fabric suppliers - 4 options

There are a mix of suppliers able to accomodate minimums as low as 30 pieces, right through to 800 pieces and beyond and all are incorporating ethics and sustainably into their business. 



Why is it not free?

Typically when you download a "free" supplier guide, a supplier is often paying to be on that guide. Integrity is high on my list of values so I want to be clear that i'm not affiliated with anyone on this list and am not getting a commission from any orders. And, whilst I really want to help suppliers and brands connect I value my time and skills in this area.

How did you choose the businesses on the list?

Selection criteria was based on the quality of samples presented, market area, interest and use of ethical practices and better choices in sustainable materials. The majority of suppliers have a social compliance certification and are using certified fabrics. I focussed on casual product predominantly within Ladies and Children's however where a supplier offered mens or bedding/home as well, I have included that information.

What is in the guide?

Included for each supplier are photos of the stand and key styles/techniques they are producing, and where available, the MOQs (minimum order qty's), Social Compliance and Fabric Certificate information, contact details and a short summary from me. Where there are prices mentioned, these are only for a rough guide to decide on whether it is viable for you to work together.

What isn't in the guide?

There are no suppliers in the sports/performance/formal/party/tailoring/footwear/accessories categories

Have you checked all of the certifications?

No, this would be part of your due diligence to follow up and check with the registering bodies. 

Are you affiliated with either Expo?

No, the edit is based purely on my own time spent at the show and my own opinion, the guide is in no way endorsed by either Expo.


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