Source4Style is the first online tradeshow for materials sourcing & global design inspiration.
Showcasing a curated network of fashion textiles suppliers from over 32 countries, the Source4Style platform allows buyers to search, sample & source new material inspiration 365-days a year – rather than a few days a year at a tradeshow.
Our mission is to give all designers and fashion brands uninterrupted access to truly distinctive materials that give their collections an edge above the rest.
Great fashion should tell
an even greater story.
Design for obsolescence is becoming, well, obsolescent.
materials is good for everyone
- most importantly, you.
The biggest trends come from singular discoveries.
We have the world at our fingertips.
From the highlands of Guatemala to the deserts of Kutch, India, Benita's career has taken her on sourcing journeys around the globe to discover new products for brands from ABC Carpet & Home to Barnes & Noble. Today she oversees a growing global sourcing marketplace that's fostering the same creativity & inspiration for designers around the globe – 365-days a year and without the jet lag.
Prior to New York City, Divya spent 10 years in San Francisco where she helped conceive, incubate and launch innovative programs for ecommerce businesses, including Walmart.com and One Kings Lane. Divya's passion for travel has taken her from rural villages in Gujarat, India to textile communities in Cusco, Peru where she developed a passion for local, sustainable and micro-entrepreneurship. As Chief Marketing Officer, Divya is in charge of optimizing Source4Style's global sourcing platform across different markets to bring innovative materials to designers everywhere.
Elizabeth's background in luxury fashion and international business has taken her on travels around the world. Whether attending runway shows in Milan or local markets in Ghana, Elizabeth was always inspired by the beautiful textiles she would encounter. As the Director of Global Sourcing at Source4Style, Elizabeth is bringing new and inspirational textiles to our marketplace every day - from Bolivian alpaca to Ghanian kente cloth. She also works closely with our designer community to help take their collections to the next level.
Immersed in fashion working for tradeshows Premiere Vision (textiles) and CurvExpo (intimate apparel), Camille became rapidly "addicted" to this industry and went on to work for European fashion brands - breaking them into the US market. Using her background with small start ups, governmental agencies and international companies, she works side by side with materials suppliers, designers and institutions - listening to their needs and helping them source what they are looking for from all five continents.
In 2010, two friends with budding careers in fashion met to discuss how great style can create a better world.
What sounds like a trite topic of conversation was rooted in Benita Singh's passion for increasing market access for skilled artisans around the world and Summer Rayne Oakes' deep-seated commitment to imbuing fashion with environmental sustainability.
After many tea dates & lengthy email conversations, Benita & Summer decided to realize their vision by addressing the first - and most scaleable - part of the fashion supply chain. Textiles.
The first version of Source4Style was launched in October 2011. The platform connected 15 textile suppliers to a hand-picked community of independent fashion designers. From India's vegetable-dyed organic cotton to Peru's fair trade natural color cotton, Source4Style unveiled leading materials - all once unbeknownst to our growing design community.
Word got out, and 15 suppliers became over 100 suppliers. Today, these suppliers are coming from over 32 countries. And as two young women with a big vision and clear mission, a great team came together to bring it all to life.
While the marketplace may have grown, the core mission remains the same - to increase market access for textiles suppliers around the world. Source4Style's accessible online platform allows suppliers to reach new buyers 365-days a year - rather than just a few days a year at a trade fair.
Whether it be recycled salmon leather sourced off the coast of Iceland or cashmere from a family-owned mill in Prato, Source4Style's growing marketplace gives designers the inspiration and tools to source truly unique materials that will give their collections an edge above the rest - and play a small role in designing a better world.