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A comprehensive international database of suppliers of fabric, leather, dyeing, printing, fashion, wardrobe sundries, dry cleaning, manufacturers & disposal.
Creation Nepal is a co-operative formed of a group of companies that manufactures and exports fair trade textiles and ethnic handicrafts. They produce handwoven fabrics such as nettle and hemp from locally grown fibres and also wool felt.
Khamir is a platform for the crafts, heritage and cultural ecology of the Kachchh (Kutch) region of Gujarat. Small orders can be made via Simon Marks of ‘Dypt’
MORAL FIBRE FABRICS
Moral fibre is pioneering in organic and ethical textiles production. They offer cotton, silk, wool, blends and organic cotton in a wide range of textures and weights. They are considered “almost carbon neutral” and employ co-operatives which are mainly women run.
Panchachuli works with a social enterprise in Northern India, the Panchachuli Weavers Co-operative, where the women own and manage their own production.
Tengri is a quintessentially British brand, immersed in global heritage. Based in London, they champion Mongolian yak fibre and purchase directly from cooperatives that represent more than 4,500 nomadic herder families.
THREADS OF PERU
Threads of Peru is a social enterprise. They use 100% natural fibres, dyed using locally sourced plant and insect materials according to ancient practices. They use no mechanised components.
Trama Textiles is a 100% worker owned weaving cooperative in Guatemala. They produce textiles, accessories, homewares and clothing that offer a fair wage to their weavers. Textiles are all handwoven from 100% premier grade cotton, using traditional Mayan techniques.
WomenWeave, a registered Charitable Trust based in Maheshwar, MP, has supported and developed the role of women in handloom weaving since 2002. Their project links organic and non-organic cotton farmers of Central India with formerly unemployed local women of Maheshwar.