The supplier directory
A comprehensive international database of suppliers of fabric, leather, dyeing, printing, fashion, wardrobe sundries, dry cleaning, manufacturers & disposal.
AO Textiles creates bespoke, sustainable textiles for interiors and couture, providing both new and modern designs or uses historical patterns from the Gainsborough archive
AURA HERBAL WEAR
Aura Herbal is a manufacturer of herb dyed organic and fairtrade fabrics, clothing and home-wares. They offer stock fabrics, customised production, bespoke dyeing, block printing and screen printing
AURA HERBAL WEAR
Aura Herbal is a manufacturer of herb dyed organic and fairtrade fabrics, clothing and homewares. They offer stock fabrics, customised production, block printing and screen printing.
Avani is a voluntary association collaborating with a cooperative of artisans from the Kumaon region in India. They produce beautiful hand-made wool and silk textiles and garments.
Jenny Robertson hand knits fine cobweb lace from hand-spun yarn using a traditional Hebridean spinning wheel. She makes bespoke shawls, scarves, gloves, wraps and stoles from the Isle of Eigg.
Botanica Tinctoria offers a range of naturally dyed threads and trims.
Both organic and conventional cotton trimmings are dyed with BioDye India in a closed loop process.
DYPT produces contemporary textiles and home-wares, working with local artisans in the city of Bhuj in Gujurat. His focus is on natural dyes and the traditional techniques of weaving, hand block printing, bandhej / shibori & felt.
DyStar is the world’s leading supplier of textile dyes. They have the broadest product range on the market, covering almost all fibres and quality specifications.
Ecological Textiles have a range of natural, easy to use dyes and printing inks, available for purchase, for use on cotton, linen, wool and silk.
Ecological Textiles offer a wide range of fabrics, fibres, yarns and dyes for fashion and interiors.
The fabrics are made using fibres such as wool, hemp and bamboo.
Ecossar is an importer of cloth and accessories made from a mix of pineapple and cotton fibre.
They represent Piña, a local Philippine enterprise.
Herbal Fab is based in Ahmedabad, India. All fabrics are either naturally dyed/printed (woven only) or coloured using certified low impact dyes (knit and woven available). They sell organic cotton, ahimsa silk, khadi, wood based fibres and special blends.
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’
LES TROUVAILLES D’AMADINE
Les Trouvailles d’Amandine is one of the few European companies that provide fully certified GOTS approved digital printing.
Marling and Evans
Based in Huddersfield, Marling and Evans produce traditional cloth that is favourited by luxury designers all over the world.
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.
Permaset Aqua, Permatone and Permaprint Premium screen printing inks are eco friendly textile inks which do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFCs and HCFC’s, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents. The Permatone range of ink for screen printing has also been granted approval by the Soil Association in the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.
Sawang Boran are an online retailer of ethical silk specialising in indigenous silkworm varieties, organic traditional processes, and natural dyes
SCHOFIELD DYERS AND FINISHERS
Schofield Dyers & Finishers are based in Galashiels in the Scottish Border Country. They are Soil Association Approved for organic finishing and organic dying. They offer piece and yarn dying
SHILASDAIR - SKYE YARN COMPANY
Shilasdair Yarns are natural yarn dyers based on the Isle of Skye. They use natural materials are used at every stage of their production, creating dyes using locally available plants such as tansy, woad and lady’s bedstraw.
Skye Weavers are a small weaving and sewing business based on the Hebridean Isle of Skye. On a bicycle pedal-powered loom they weave a variety of woollen products including scarves, blankets, throws and wraps. They produce tweed sold by the meter.
TESSILE ECO BIO
Tessile Eco Bio produce fabrics that are made 100% in Europe. They have Gots certification for their cotton, linen and wool- 100% or in blends with a 30% maximum of natural fibres and again certified fabrics.
THE AFRICAN FABRIC SHOP
The African Fabric Shop is a specialist fair trade dealer in all types of African fabrics - the fabrics are not certified but are fully transparent in terms of where they were sourced
Truecolours Textiles is a specialised online shop for certified organic fabrics including organic and fair trade cotton, silk, and handspun wool
Wild Colours is the largest UK stockist of natural dyes, mordants and kits. They also provide useful resources to help any dyer on their way!
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.