As former textile sourcing specialists, we were often confronted with an industry reality that was quite frustrating:
we wanted the freedom to experiment with fabrics
Like us, many designers want a broader selection to test, develop and enhance their existing or future products. Whether you're sourcing for an exclusive private collection or specialized in mass production, you still need to size, assess and experiment, before creating.
On the flip side, and for many different reasons, manufacturers are left with extra textile that piles up in their warehouses, until they're ultimately sold off to distributors, that will then sell to buyers, who will never know who produced what they've bought. There's no business growth potential in that.
Many manufacturers have exactly what buyers are looking for. It's just too complicated to start knocking on individual doors, in order to find it. We figure that if we can showcase what's available out there, in real-time, then make it easy to buy and ship, we're connecting both buyers and vendors, and possibly creating new collaborations along the way.