Source Fashion is set to shine a spotlight on near-shoring, high-quality textile production, flexible MOQs, and sustainable manufacturing practices from accredited Portuguese manufacturers and producers.

This news follows Source Fashion announcing the debut of Ethiopian and Filipino pavilions as part of its line-up of over 300 exhibitors from 30 countries.

According to Suzanne Ellingham, sourcing director of Source Fashion: “Portugal has a powerful textile industry which has increasingly prioritised sustainability and CSR compliance and is known for its high-quality technical and performance textiles, and fabrics made from recycled materials. We are excited to welcome such a strong Portuguese contingent to Source Fashion and continue to build on our sourcing diversity at the show.”

Among the prominent brands showcasing their offerings at the event are:

  1. SMSenra: With over 30 years of heritage and certifications from Oeko-Tex and Gots, SMSenra is a Porto-based company specialising in custom-made apparel and solutions in the circular knitted industry. Known for its use of premium raw materials, SMSenra exports 95% of its products to 10 countries, including the UK, France, and Italy. Its fully equipped production unit ensures reliable, high-quality garments and fast deliveries.
  2. Calvi: A Portuguese textile company situated in Vizela that produces sportswear and streetwear for women, men, and children. The company occupies a modern industrial space spanning 6,600 m2. Calvi places emphasis on continuous process improvement in a sustainable manner, responsiveness to customer requests, and offering competitive solutions.
  3. Lima & Companhia S.A.: A vertical textile company with expertise in producing knitted garments. Its production capacity of 1500 pieces/day enables it to handle every stage of garment creation, from weaving and dyeing to cutting, embroidery, confection, and packaging. Lima specialises in various fabrics, including jersey, pique, interlock, and fleece, and constantly innovates by developing new textures and patterns.
  4. Marjocri: An Oeko-Tex accreditation-holding knitwear manufacturer offering a wide range of products from 3 to 14 gauges, encompassing women’s, men’s, and children’s wear. Operating with a vertical structure, Marjocri manages all stages of production, from manufacturing and treatment to confection and packaging.

Source Fashion serves as a hub connecting global manufacturers and suppliers with buyers seeking reliable partners for new range creations. The show encompasses various aspects of the fashion supply chain, including raw materials, fabrics, trims, packaging, and contract manufacturers providing in-house design services.

Designers attending the event will have the opportunity to discover the latest designs, fabrics, and accessories to fuel their creativity. Sourcing and procurement teams can engage with international garment manufacturers, discussing ways to materialise their vision. Additionally, buyers can meticulously examine trims, fixtures, and even consult with yarn manufacturers to explore options for bespoke materials.

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Taking place at London Olympia from 16-18 July the event aims to foster greater sourcing diversity while promoting the virtues of ethical fashion.