Twelve months of in-depth research into the apparel business and IT has resulted in the launch of www.2besource.com, a new e-commerce apparel sourcing and supply chain management service.

The platform matches manufacturers and buyers, and blends both traditional and electronic methods to engage members in a productive and transparent online sourcing, WIP and supply chain process from product conceptualisation to production to delivery.

Services include fashion and trend research, sampling, code of conduct compliance, price negotiation, order confirmation, production planning and management, manufacturing control, quality assurance, logistics support, export documentation and quota and stock offers. And nearly 300 professionals worldwide, including fashion designers, fabric researchers, e-traders, e-merchandisers, quality controllers and compliance officers, contribute to the portal.

The service is backed by parent company Tex Line Associates Pte Ltd, which has 19 years of business experience and has been voted the 5th 'Most Enterprising' company in Singapore. 2BeSource.com is also supported by the Singapore Trade Development Board.