We so enjoyed the EFF Source Expo today! There was such an array of fantastic suppliers and producers being showcased from all over the world.

Our member, Lisa Bloomer, was one of the only British wool weavers represented.  Design and sustainability are so central to her work and vision that the result is a cutting edge product that offers an aesthetic sensibility that far surpasses the more rural-looking weaves largely presented today. Technique, aesthetic and sustainable methodologies are central to Lisa’s innovation hence she won the Althea McNish Prize for Colour, Royal College of Art 2012 and the Great British Texprint 2012 award as well as being shortlisted for the new Sustain Award at the Royal College of Art 2012. Watch this space!

In Great Britain we have the designers, the heritage and the skills – that’s why the Slow Textiles Group is housing them in their studio!

Lisa Bloomer is now featured on the front cover of the EFF Source Magazine’s Trend Report: Wool and Heavyweight Fabrics:


Other highlights of the day include,


If you’d like to work with us to develop your design work and aesthetic collections, content and development for a western and eastern market,  please mail us via the Contact Page.

The Ethical Fashion Forum website has the full supplier list of today’s SOURCE Expo (Day 1) – there are too many to cite here!

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