From The Source
Sustainability is in fashion
Inside one of Skipton's much loved
From The Source has been selling sustainable fashion in Skipton for over 7 years, and during this time ethical fashion has been moving from the margins to the mainstream. Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental and social impact of fast fashion and throwaway cheap clothing. More and more people are choosing to buy clothes made from sustainable fabrics from brands using fair trade practices. From The Source exclusively stocks clothing from ethical brands, but also works directly with suppliers in India and Nepal to make own-brand clothes and accessories. This really gives From The Source a unique identity as an independent shop – something that's so important now in creating strong experiences for shoppers on the high street.
Choosing the items from the growing number of fantastic brands stocked in the shop can be tricky – there is only so much space! The team pre orders a couple of times a year, and works hard to curate an overall collection that works together in the shop. The ranges from leading ethical fashion brands including Thought, Nomads and SKFK are made from sustainable natural fabrics, and sourced responsibly. But perhaps more importantly they are beautiful and original clothes, made to last – as the team at From The Source are quick to comment, if the product is not the best then being ethical alone is not going to sell it.
These brands sit alongside the ranges that From The Source import from India and Nepal. The owner, Paul, regularly visits suppliers in India and Nepal to work on new designs. The range of hand printed clothing from India is made using the traditional techniques of block printing from wooden blocks, and coloured using natural vegetable dyes. As we are coming into winter the wool hats and accessories from Nepal are arriving, all hand-knitted in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas.
To find out more, visit www.fromthesource.co.uk or pop in to the shop.
From The Source
23-25 Coach Street, Skipton BD23 1LH
Against a backdrop of closing shops on the high streets, the orginal and ethical product range at From The Source is key to it's growing popularity. Visiting the shop is a great experience, with some wonderful products but also a great atmposphere and staff that are happy to chat and spend a bit of time with customers too.