Supply Chain Collective
The Supply Chain Collective aims to help alleviate hurdles related to topics such as sustainable solutions for materials, packaging, hangers and plastics, logistics for fulfillment, warehousing and distribution, inventory management, size inclusivity, and artisan sourcing, among others. The CFDA has developed the Supply Chain Collective, a new initiative that allows designers to gain knowledge and business connections directly with leading fashion supply chain companies.
Learn more at the CFDA.
In 2019, SwatchOn and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have partnered to provide an in-kind fabric sourcing opportunity for emerging label Collina Strada by designer Hillary Taymour.
Through the partnership, Taymour was able to source and explore new fabrics through SwatchOn’s online platform. Based on the Collina Strada brand ethos, she used the SwatchOn service to select sustainable materials including eco-soft TENCEL fibers, deadstock, and also utilized their customized digital print service to print her own design on knit and woven fabrics. The designer incorporated the aforementioned fabrics for three of her pieces with final constructions produced in NYC’s garment district.
Collina Strada stays true to craft and on course to becoming a fully sustainable and radically transparent brand. Taymour’s collections are manufactured in New York and her brand offers easy-to-wear clothes, imbued with a fearless fluid attitude, re-inventing classics and unexpected details.
Collina Strada, a 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist, unveiled the SwatchOn pieces in her NYFW Runway show.
Hillary Taymour of Collina Strada :
“Collaborating with SwatchOn allowed me to customize fun prints in a sustainable way. Working with their deadstock program was a great way to incorporate the brand ethos and still be able to create a story.”
Sample Pieces made by Collina Strada