Digifair's 3 Tips on How to Efficiently Source Fabrics

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Need some help with sourcing? Looking for sustainable materials? Vegan leathers or organic cotton?

Digifair is a new online company that helps emerging designers source fabrics easily. The process is simple and all you need to do is submit a fabric or material request to their database of suppliers which includes 4,000 vendors worldwide. Best of all, it’s free to use and there’s no minimum order requirement.

To make the best out of your sourcing experience, Digifair has 3 key tips for emerging designers:

1. Source Efficiently By Searching Online

The sourcing process can be challenging for several reasons. The time and effort it takes to research fabrics, go to trade shows and find suppliers can be all-consuming. Investing in online tools like Digifair can help you save time and money. Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of vendors all year round rather than just those at a show.


2. Learn to Communicate Your Vision

With production partners, it’s important to articulate your needs clearly. When you are reaching out to a potential supplier, have specs, moods boards, photos and references available. Also, be able to explain how you plan on using materials because they may have other recommendations for you.

Whether you use Digifair on your desktop or through their app, you’ll be able to submit up to 5 photos to communicate your needs. There’s also a place to describe what you want, so be sure to write a thoughtful summary of your needs!

3. Build Relationships with Vendors

Always think beyond just a one time transaction because your vendors should be an extension of your team. Be sure to keep them updated on your sales, next collection and any feedback that you receive. This can ultimately help strengthen your relationship and at the same time, they can continue to educate you on their area of expertise.

See how easy it is to source when you sign up for Digifair.

Note: This is a sponsored post.


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