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9th May 2018, London

Pure London collaborates with Thea Speechley

Product development, sourcing and production guru Thea Speechley. © Thea SpeechleyLondon’s biggest festival of fashion, Pure London, has joined forces with product development, sourcing and production guru Thea Speechley to fast track the show’s sourcing and manufacturing section Pure Origin.

“With nearly 20 years’ experience working with leading textile manufacturers, trading companies and international textile exhibitions instilling systems and processes within the supply chain, I am delighted that Pure London will be collaborating with Thea. Thea will utilise her wealth of experience, knowledge and valuable global network to fast track Pure London’s sourcing and manufacturing section Pure Origin,” commented Julie Driscoll, Managing Director of Pure London.

Thea graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in Fashion Textiles and completed a Fashion Knitwear Design degree at the Nottingham Trent University. For the past 17 years, Thea has been working in product development/ sourcing and production management roles for leading textile manufactures, trading companies and retail brands.

During this time, Thea focused on instilling systems and processes within the supply chain, sourcing new manufacturing facilities that are sustainable to the business, building new teams that could maintain new growth, and developing new innovative products. She currently lives and works in Australia, Hong Kong and China.

“Pure Origin is a fantastic opportunity to showcase new manufacturing techniques, fabrics and innovations and it’s potential for growth is very exciting, I’m looking forward to being part of its dynamic and visionary team,” she commented.

Pure London is a collective of buyers, influencers, retail and trend experts, dynamic brands and media curators from over 64 countries. Gathering twice a year in London, it is the UK’s definitive fashion tradeshow for premium, fashion-forward, trendsetting brands and designers from around the world. The next edition of Pure London will take place from 22-24 July 2018.

Pure Origin is a new concept launching this year. Held at Olympia London alongside Pure London and Pure Man, it is the heart of the fashion supply chain and the gateway for international manufacturers to break into the UK market, to meet with thousands of visitors from the fashion retail ecosystem and be a part of a market whose growth rate is leading across Europe. Over 70 manufacturers from the UK and around the world will be exhibiting, including from Portugal, Turkey and Mauritius.


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