SUSTAINABLE SOURCING & PROCUREMENT
EthiSource delivers sustainable sourcing and procurement
strategies to help successfully monetise your project, increasing revenue, reducing costs and mitigating risks. Our team is with you from the initial concept phases through to end delivery.
While we have a network of trusted designers, artisans and factories internationally, we also offer bespoke sourcing for specific projects. We can accompany you on bespoke buying trips allowing you to utilise our expertise throughout your sourcing journey.
We are passionate about ensuring our suppliers’ workers are paid fairly, have decent working conditions and fair terms of trade. Where needed, we can specifically partner you with suppliers with accreditation from organisations such as Fairtrade. We only work with factories that are audited to ensure social compliance and have quality management systems in place.
BRINGING YOUR PRODUCTS TO MARKET
EthiSource turns great ideas into superb, ethical products with sustainable supply solutions, competitive pricing and reliable delivery.
We connect you with the right teams for your project development, from technical teams and designers to larger scale manufacturers or artisans. Our skilled development team guides you through the entire process – from concept boards to detailed trend reports, design, fabric sourcing, and sampling.
We assist with implementing full supply- chain visibility for sustainability and ethical practices, enabling you to safely establish and promote your products in the demanding and complex sustainable retail marketplace.
We assist with global testing and ethical compliance, working with factories that have Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified facilities, Organic Cotton Standard (OCS) certified producers, SA8000 Companies and Global Recycled Standards (GRS) and the SEDEX ethical auditing body.
EthiSource can handle all elements of production – or any single part where your firm needs more significant support – from product sourcing to design and development, fabric development, factory sourcing, production planning and management.
We offer a full design service, strategic marketing support and sourcing of sustainable, eco-friendly packaging solutions to meet all budgets. Our packaging team is always mindful of local packaging regulations for the import and sale of goods in the EU and beyond.
We have in-depth specialist knowledge in procurement, global testing legislation, and ethical compliance and we can assist with independent quality checking. We can collaborate with all areas of your business from design, technical, buying and merchandising to marketing and branding.
With offices in India and UK, the EthiSource team is on hand to visit suppliers when required, to conduct on-site quality control checks, ensure critical path dates are delivered on time and that standards are maintained to the highest level.
We offer an independent quality checking process, quality control inspections and reports to help ensure production quality is maintained at the highest standards while being compliant to producers’ ethical promises and declared sustainability regulations.
We offer competitive supply-chain management through air, sea and road freight solutions. By ensuring customs regulations are met we help the smooth export and import of goods. We provide a range of solutions from time-critical services through to groupage services to help you benefit from ocean freight prices on smaller consignments.