Sourcing Playground, a leading UK-based B2B product sourcing platform, has rolled out a whole new scheme to offer a free business membership upgrade for apparel manufacturers worth US $ 900.
The scheme will be beneficial for those manufacturers who are able to demonstrate its sustainable credentials and certification.
According to Heather Williams, Founder, Sourcing Playground, the manufacturers who have invested in certification standards and certified audits should be celebrated and rewarded with access to new business opportunities.
The one-of-a-kind offer includes a free upgrade to business level membership, which provides manufacturers with an opportunity to secure deals and quote on brand projects, targeting larger brands across the platform.
It’s worth mentioning here that, owning to rising consumer demand for more sustainable fashion, global fashion brands are looking to source products from the manufacturers across the world who hold strength in sustainable business approach. However, brands find it challenging to identify suitable manufacturing partners online, particularly partners who share a vision for sustainability.
Sourcing Playground’s offer to manufacturers comes at a time when there is indeed a drastic need for the industry to connect brands with manufacturers with an ongoing commitment to remaining socially and environmentally compliant.
“After reading so much in the news about sustainability for brands, we wanted to help manufacturers who are improving their production, reducing their impact to access new brand opportunities as we are committed to promoting manufacturers. Our free membership offer will give those manufacturers improved access to the global market, allowing them to see the returns of investing in people and in the planet,” added Heather.
Through Sourcing Playground, certified manufacturers are able to create professional online profiles, search the enquiry database by product, category or market size, send quotations, chat to new buyers, gain reviews to boost their reputation, secure new business and close deals.
Endorsing the same, Scott Poynton, Founder, Forest Trust averred that finding a supplier that aligns with your values is challenging, but this is where Sourcing Playground comes in. “With their dedicated and experienced team and network, providing more information about factories, they tell you the truth. After more than 20 years supporting responsible sourcing, I’m thrilled to see Sourcing Playground in the game,” stated Scott.
Sourcing Playground has a presence in more than 70 countries worldwide, boasting upwards of 8,000 individual users. The network offers over US $ 6 million export opportunities, having enjoyed rapid success since its inception.
“Sourcing Playground will open up economic opportunities for social enterprises to work with brands and companies they wouldn’t have found before,” claimed Erinch Sahan, Chief Executive of the World Fair Trade Organization.