NONA-SOURCE is the first online resale platform that revalorizes unsold fabrics and leathers from the most exclusive French Couture Houses. Nona Source provides designers with easy access to high quality fabrics while encouraging the creative reuse of existing resources.
It all started when Romain, an expert in purchasing and manufacturing materials for Givenchy and Kenzo, first discovered the "sleeping beauties", the high-quality fabrics stored in the warehouses of the Couture Houses. He immediately saw the opportunity to give them a new lease on life by boosting their creative potential through a resale platform.
Thanks to DARE, LVMH's intrapreneurial program, an incubator for new projects to transform ideas into concrete solutions. In 2019, Romain meets Marie, materials expert and environmental coordinator at Kenzo, and Anne, head of digital transformation at LVMH.
Their shared passion and commitment to a new model brought them together to bring the project to life. Since 2020 and with the support of LVMH's Environmental Development Department, the team has been working full time on the development of this solution.
Nona Source annual private sale dedicated to students
The Woolmark Company is a non-profit organization and global wool authority.
Supported by 60,000 Australian wool producers, Woolmark works throughout the production chain to enable the various players in the textile industry to access and market this sustainable fiber.
To support the industry, Woolmark :
- offers sourcing support and educational training on wool
- guarantees the quality of wool fibres
- develops collaborations with international brands
- defends the ecological qualities of wool fiber
The Woolmark logo is a globally recognized mark of quality and sustainability.
The Woolmark certification program tests and guarantees the quality of garments, yarns, fabrics and wool care products.
To discover The Wool Lab sourcing tool and the latest innovations with merino wool, make an appointment by phone or email.
+33 7 63 06 62 62
Based in Paris and HK, Close to Clothes is a company specializing in labeling, trimming and packaging. Since 2009, We have been helping brands to realize their identity through different branding products, woven labels, various patches from vegetable leather to embroidery or even packaging, from the shopping bag to the shipping box.
CSR is at the heart of our commitments and our ambition is to get our customers to adopt eco-responsible approaches:
- We offer our customers a logistics tool called JPI which aims to analyze and anticipate their consumption to limit breaks in the production chain while facilitating management of stocks and avoid overproduction.
- Our products are under an eco-toxico charter, thus guaranteeing their composition and neutralizing substances harmful to the environment. All of our suppliers adhere to it and meet Oekotex, GRS, GOTS and FSC standards.
We are committed to orienting brands towards more ethical, eco-design products, while not renouncing creativity; this is why we are pleased to have our place in the materials showroom of the barracks in order to support brands in their search for branding accessories. You can come and discover our products there. Close to Clothes is committed and innovative labeling for the world of tomorrow.
It is possible to meet us directly in our Parisian showroom (Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 7:00 pm) - 25 rue d'Hauteville (Backyard on the right) 75010 PARIS
We can also meet at LA CASERNE, in the materials showroom, on the 2nd floor of the entrance building, a place of exchange and workshop for the development of products.
Designed as a cabinet of curiosities, the innovation space allows everyone to look "elsewhere". The materials that constitute it are there to make us dream of the near future: from the alternative to grape-pomace-based leather from Planet of the Grapes to recycled scraps of leather from RecycLeather, including recycled yarn from Revalorem ... all have in common to engage in dialogue, educate us on the processes used and once again make us aware of the life cycle of the products they will form.
For more than 90 years, Dorlet has supported brands by making accessories to enhance their clothing or leather goods: button, press stud, rivet, hook, buckle, chain, clasp or decorative piece. French specialist in metal, we also work with materials such as Jura wood and materials made from recycled waste.
With unique know-how, our team offers design assistance, 3D resin & metal prototyping, large-scale production, and installation assistance on all material supports.
At the heart of our reflections with our “WE WANT YOU WILD” approach, we offer alternatives to traditional productions and innovate in order to provide concrete solutions to engage the players in the sector towards a more sustainable fashion.
We will welcome you with pleasure at La Caserne or directly at your home.
Appointment request by phone or email
Techtera is the competitiveness cluster dedicated to the French textile industry.
Its mission: to stimulate the competitiveness of a network of more than 250 members through collaborative innovation and the influence of the French textile industry.
Techtera & Circular economy: supporting innovation projects for the textile industry on the circular economy, energizing a network through a dedicated club.
Techtera & La Caserne: connect eco-responsible textile suppliers/manufacturers with fashion and luxury brands.
Come and discover beautiful French companies and their know-how in the fabric library!
Contact: Lucie Lagarrigue – email@example.com - 04 81 13 15 26
Appointment on site at least 10 days in advance
Appointment by videoconference: during the week of the request