As a client, you will benefit from our services if you want:
…to have textiles that are high-quality and one-of-a-kind.
…to make a positive impact on our planet.
…to improve the lives of artisans and workers in developing countries.
…to be distinctive and stand out with custom fabrics that can’t be found anywhere else.
…to provide customers with a product you can feel good about.
Barkha’s Custom Sourcing is an independent GOTS-certified consulting firm specializing in the sourcing and product development of sustainable textiles and related products. Our goal is to manage a limited number of projects at a time so we (Barkha and her US and India-based team) can be a valuable, dedicated resource to all our clients.
As a full-service company, we coordinate overall logistics and oversee all aspects of the custom sourcing and manufacturing project including research, product design and development, negotiation, purchasing and production, quality control and testing, insured shipping, customs clearance, GOTS certified warehousing and delivery. We are problem solvers and have been serving clients since the early 1990’s.
The process starts with a complimentary consultation. Working agreements and fees are decided based upon each custom project. Please visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!
Learn about the services we offer:
Product Development and Design
From start-ups to established companies, we’re here for our clients every step of the way. Barkha works with an experienced technical team along with a huge network of vetted fabric suppliers, dye houses and printers in India and a support team of graphic designers and researchers to help you in the design and development of your custom fabric and product.
Manufacturing and Private Labeling
We work with a dynamic network of vetted GOTS overseas mills and factories, dye houses, print houses as well as hand loom weavers and artisans to help your custom weaves or knits, prints and finished textile products come to life. The company functions as your very own sourcing department and communicates your vision in a clear, concise manner. All custom specification sheets, price negotiations, payments, quality assurance inspections and lab tests and shipping logistics are handled by us. If your product falls beyond the capabilities of our current network of suppliers, we will actively seek out new suppliers and audit them for environmental and social responsibility before proceeding. We do not represent any suppliers and source from where ever the clients’ needs are best met. Suppliers, irrespective of their certifications, are vetted by us and added / dropped from our list based on our expectations.
In fabrics, we can handle most woven and knitted constructions which are made from organic and / or sustainable fibers. All custom dyeing is GOTS approved. Printing services offered are GOTS or OEKO-TEX certified Rotary, Flat-bed, Table-top screen and fiber-reactive digital. We also offer hand block printing, hand embroidery, kantha stitch and hand quilting among other value addition services.
Having a presence in the US and in India puts us in an extremely advantageous position as a liaison and sourcing office for our clients.
We have no design constraints for your custom projects………custom means custom!
Now offering small run CMT service in the US on a case to case basis for simple scarves, bed and kitchen linens. The manufacturing unit we use in the US is a small scale fair labor unit and not GOTS certified.
Shipping and Delivery
We’ll manage the logistics for each shipment through our affiliations with our freight forwarders, custom broker and numerous courier services.By taking responsibility for complex international trade issues such as international payments, quality control and testing, governmental regulations, and logistics, we insure hassle-free sourcing transactions.
Factory Audits and Inspections
Are you currently getting your fabrics and products sourced and / or manufactured in India or are in talks with a vendor there? If you need someone to help you understand how to overcome the cultural and language barriers, audit the supplier, help with negotiations or manufacturing or other logistics, please get in touch with us to see how we can help.
Warehousing and Fulfillment
We are now offering warehousing and basic fulfillment services from our Atlanta based location. The location is GOTS approved. Please ask for details.
Stock Fabric and Consolidation Program for Small Minimum clients
We are constantly approached by consumers, start-ups and small to mid-sized businesses looking for sampling and low minimum runs of organic and sustainable fabrics and are happy to offer few basic fabrics with no or low minimums through our Etsy platform. For those clients ( looking for custom / specific fabrics) who are unable to meet mill minimums we offer a consolidation program which allows others to place orders for the same fabric until the mill minimum is met.