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Source4Style Partners with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to Give Designers Concierge-Level Access to the Latest Global Textile Sourcing Platform

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Source4Style, the first online marketplace for the global fashion textiles industry, is the latest company to join the Business Services Network of the CFDA. Through this partnership, CFDA members will have concierge-level access to Source4Style's cutting-edge sourcing marketplace.

Source4Style showcases leading mills in over 36 countries, offering textile buyers and sourcing specialists 24/7 access to the latest collections. Buyers can connect directly with suppliers through in-site messaging, submit requests for material customization, order sample yardage, request swatch samples to be delivered to their office and negotiate final terms before submitting a purchase order to any supplier on the platform.

"We built this platform because designers need uninterrupted access to a comprehensive yet curated range of global sources," says Source4Style CEO Benita Singh. "Sourcing is one of the most critical stages of the design process, and buyers need a new solution, other than offline trade shows and costly buying trips, to discover and source new textiles."

With the launch of www.Source4Style.com/CFDA, Source4Style will offer a benefits package exclusively for CFDA members, including dedicated sourcing concierge and complimentary swatch samples. In honor of the new partnership, the company will also donate 1% of all purchase orders created by CFDA members on the Source4Style platform back to the CFDA Foundation.

"The CFDA values partners like Source4Style for the integral role they play in the development cycle of a designer's collection," adds Steven Kolb, CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. "We are thrilled to partner with a company with such an innovative perspective on fabric and textile sourcing. We hope CFDA Members will benefit from this new partnership."

Source4Syle will share their latest sourcing features with CFDA members by hosting an exclusive demo week at their Chelsea offices the week of October 21st. For more information, visit www.source4style.com/cfda or www.cfda.com.

About Source4Style
Source4Style is the first online marketplace for the global fashion textiles industry. Showcasing hundreds of suppliers from over 36 countries, the Source4Style platform allows qualified buyers to search, sample and source the latest textiles 365-days a year.

About the CFDA
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 400 of America's foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA {Fashion Incubator}, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Scholarship Award and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Business Services Network, a high-profile group of companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA created and manages the worldwide Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative; raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations with events such as Fashion's Night Out and 7th on Sale and addresses the issue of model health with The CFDA Health Initiative.

For more information, please visit www.CFDA.com, facebook.com/cfda, twitter.com/cfda, cfda.tumblr.com, and youtube.com/cfdatv

Contact:
Tracy Paul & Company
Sana Qazi
sana@tracypaul.com
212-741-5459

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