Source the Globe to Showcase Innovative Fashion Sourcing Supply Chain Technology at the 2009 China Keqiao International Textile Expo

Ground-breaking online marketplace connects global apparel manufacturing supply chain for the first time

  • (SHANGHAI) – April 23, 2009 – Jeff Clark, President and CEO of Source the Globe (www.sourcetheglobe.com), will showcase the company’s revolutionary new technology to representatives of the fashion apparel sourcing industry at the 2009 Keqiao International Textiles, Fabrics & Accessories Exhibition in Shaoxing, China between May 8- 10, 2009.

  • Source the Globe, is the ONLY Apparel Manufacturing Supply Chain-specific website that connects Apparel, Fabric, Trim, Decorative, Wash and Branding buyers and suppliers around the globe 24/7, 365 days a week. By effectively linking the entire apparel manufacturing industry for the first time, Source the Globe’s online market interface offers tremendous business development and marketing opportunities for its partners.

  • Fashion buyers and manufacturers have long been challenged by a fragmented supply chain and incomplete or outdated information about international suppliers. It has been difficult and time-consuming for companies to identify appropriate partners and establish supply chain operations that efficiently respond to fast-moving fashion trends and consumer demand.

  • Source the Globe solves this problem by connecting buyers with suppliers through an international online marketplace. Industry representatives can now review up-to date product and company profiles about potential sourcing partners from around the world and contact them directly through the network’s instant messaging system. All subscribers to the product can manage their business connections and supply chain operations through Source the Globe’s online tools, and promote their businesses and products to others in the network. The result is a global community of virtually connected buyers and validated suppliers that are better able to respond to fashion trends, build business relationships, streamline their operations, and market their products.

  • The 2009 China (Keqiao) International Textiles, Fabrics & Accessories Exhibition is known as a professional fair with a great influence and high levels of specialization in the apparel manufacturing supply chain. This year’s exhibition is expected to host over 24,000 attendees, including 4,200 buyers from over 90 countries such as America, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. The Expo takes place in Shaoxing County which is known internationally as China’s Textile City.

About Source the Globe

  • Source the Globe (www.sourcetheglobe.com) is an innovative software service that provides a unique subscription-based online business-to-business resource for apparel brands, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers in the rapidly growing market of international apparel sourcing. The company seeks to become the first site of its kind to link major clothing companies with manufacturers and suppliers in overseas markets, by providing an online platform for global textile and apparel sourcing, and allowing subscribers to communicate with - and market to - each other.

  • Source the Globe launched in beta form in the summer of 2007 and quickly gained rapport among 100 international test users. In the spring of 2008, Clark secured a software development partner that lead to the launch of its full website in September 2008.