The supplier directory
A comprehensive international database of suppliers of fabric, leather, dyeing, printing, fashion, wardrobe sundries, dry cleaning, manufacturers & disposal.
A COMMON THREAD
A common thread: coalition of craft, is a workshop, teaching space and ethical craft shop based in North London. They sell cruelty-free wool, fair-traded and co-op produced yarns and a selection of vegan, plant derived fibres as well as artisan handmade gifts and accessories.
ARDALANISH ISLE OF MULL WEAVERS
Ardalanish Organic Farm weaves tweeds using 100% pure new Hebridean, Manx and Shetland wool.
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.
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.
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.
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and studio dedicated to contemporary textile practise and design, with a particular interest in up-cycling and eco design.
Hopkins Fabrics sells a certain number of organic and fair-trade fabrics, and also silks which are produced in the UK in an environmentally responsible mill
Indigo Handloom produce unique handwoven fabrics. They work in several different areas in South Asia and work with mostly natural fibres such as silk, cotton, wool and linen.
ISLE OF HARRIS TWEED
The Isle of Harris Tweed company deals with small scale orders, and some stock fabrics are available by the metre online.
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’
KNOCKANDO WOOL MILL
The Knockando Wool mill has been manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784. It seeks to minimise its impact on the environment throughout its sourcing and manufacturing processes whilst staying true to its heritage and traditions.
Lebenskleidung are specialized in environmentally sound and fairly produced organic cotton and silk fabrics.
LES TROUVAILLES D’AMADINE
Les Trouvailles d’Amandine offers collections of design-led and GOTS certified solids, jacquards and prints, bias and pipings. The whole production line is in France, and they hold stock fabrics
LIBERATION KILT COMPANY
Liberation Kilt Company is a US company whose woollen and cashmere fabrics are produced in Scotland by Bute Fabrics Ltd using natural fibres. At the end of the fabrics life the material is 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable.
Panchachuli works with a social enterprise in Northern India, the Panchachuli Weavers Co-operative, where the women own and manage their own production.
Pickering International has been a pioneer of eco and sustainable fabric suppliers since 1992. They offer organic cotton and linen, hemp, wool, soy bean, bamboo and recycled fibres.
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.
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.