We’re delighted to announce that our new shop in Skipton is now open! After weeks of decorating and shopfitting we opened on the 12th of October, offering our unique range of ethically sourced clothing, accessories and gifts.
Skipton is famous for being the “gateway to the Dales”, and is certainly a picturesque town with great [...]
One of our main suppliers in Laos, Saoban, are very pleased to have seen the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wearing a Saoban scarf for her audience with the Dalai Lama. The scarf was given to her by someone from Amnesty International who told her about the origin of the scarf and about [...]
Afghanistan is part of the orginal “hippy trail” and has a great history of textiles, arts and crafts. But war and conflict have meant that in modern times it’s become a difficult place to visit, and Afghan products like handmade textiles, clothing and accessories are difficult to find in the West, compared to those from [...]
At From The Source we’ve been steadily increasing the amount of cotton products we source from Laos, in particular handwoven, naturally dyed fabric that’s produced in rural areas. We love these cotton products, and now stock cotton scarves for men and women in a range of beautiful natural colours that [...]
The Panchachuli Women Weavers is a fair trade cooperative producing the finest quality handwoven scarves and shawls from cashmere and lambswool. Located near Almora in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, visiting Panchachuli back in 2005 was a big inspiration for us and for the creation of From The Source.
From The Source offer natural indigo silk and cotton scarves and men’s shirts, made fom beautiful fabrics produced in rural Laos.
In Laos making indigo dye is an ancient art and steeped in myths – for example, menstruating women are kept away from the indigo jars for fear of upsetting the indigo spirit and rendering [...]
From The Source scarves are made by organisations that make a real difference to people’s lives such as Phontong Handicrafts in Laos. This year Kommaly Chanthavong, the founder of Mulberries, Camacrafts, and Phontong Handicraft Cooperative in Laos, was one of the honoured recipients of the International Women of Courage Awards. This is an acknowledgement of [...]
We were lucky enough to make a short trip to Laos in early 2011 (or at least one of us was!) to visit our suppliers, make new relationships and work on new designs and products.
The pace of in change in Laos is striking, as building and new roads change the way of life, particularly [...]