Taking place at London Olympia from 16-18 July, Source Fashion plans to introduce Ethiopian and Filipino pavilions at the event. This news comes after the platform boasted geographical diversity for the July show.
The event is a platform for manufacturers, designers, and producers to connect with buyers seeking variety, assurance, and innovation.
In its debut, Fairs and More Inc, a subsidiary of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), will showcase Filipino fashion in the UK, highlighting the region’s rich heritage, talent, and forward-thinking approach. Filipino companies championing creativity with sustainability will exhibit a mix of traditional fabrics, embroidery, patterns, and modern fashion trends, portraying vibrant colours, intricate designs, and boundless creativity.
Sourcing director of Source Fashion, Suzanne Ellingham said: “We are extremely excited to be welcoming manufacturers, designers, and producers from 30 countries including new regions like Ethiopia, Mongolia, and the Philippines to the show in July. Thousands of buyers, sourcing, and procurement teams have already registered to attend knowing that Source Fashion is the only UK platform to offer such variety, assurance, and newness.”
Among the Filipino exhibitors:
Artisanat Handmade presents timeless everyday staples.
Lin-Ay by Binky Pitogo offers contemporary Filipiniana designs, empowering women in small communities and promoting sustainability.
Orient Meadow Export Corporation specialises in straw hats, bags, and crafts, utilising abundant and biodegradable raw materials native to the Philippines.
Ethiopia, another notable addition, brings eight exhibitors to the pavilion.
Demka Group renowned for producing sustainably produced high-end garments, will be present.
Isabella Socks Manufacturing with over 50 years of experience in sock and tights manufacturing.
Hela Apparel Holdings leads the industry in ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices.
Atraco, based in Dubai, offers apparel manufactured in Kenya and Ethiopia.
JP Textile an Ethiopian enterprise, emphasises green textile production powered by hydropower.
Sunshine Ethiopia Wool Textile PLC, backed by Jiangsu Sunshine Group China, specialises in high-quality wool fabric and suits.
Other pavilions will include the Madagascan pavilion which features five established, ethically focused manufacturers and the Jordan pavilion also makes a successful return.