Cotton Threads

About STSC

The Sustainable Textile Supply Chain works with a range of Fabric Mills, Artisans and Suppliers across the globe who aim to inspire creatives to design with true sustainable eco-textiles that have minimal negative impact on the environment and maximum impact on the welfare of all people along the supply chain.

We focus on beautiful, truly sustainable, circular, natural, biodegradable and ethical textiles that are either handloom, powerloom or knitted to each clients order. These include GOTS Organic Cotton, GOTS Organic Peace Silk, Ayurvastra Textiles., CircStretch Knits as well as a range textiles from LENZING™ such as TENCEL™, MODAL™ , TENCEL™ Luxe, ECOVERO™, TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™.


Our specialty fabrics include blends such as Organic Cotton and Banana Stem, Organic Cotton and Calotropis to make Plant “Cashmere”, Organic Cotton and Nettle, Organic Cotton and Silk, Jute and Hemp blends as well Recycled Wool and Yulex and Lexcell Compostable Neoprene Foam. 

STSC also provides additional colouration services for our range of fabrics. These include Natural Plant Dyeing, Eco Digital Printing, AZO-Free Pantone Match Dyes and Pure Plant Based Dyeing with Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants and Herbs.

 

Alison Jose is the Director of The Sustainable Textile Supply Chain and The Circular Centre, Australia’s leading Circular Textile Waste Service.

With years of extraordinary research Alison researched and built relationships with Makers and Artisans in India and across the globe who value sustainable and ethical textiles, while supporting the environment and their employees.


She cares passionately for the future of our shared environment, using her extensive and versatile career knowledge in public relations and marketing, event coordination, and fine art curation to create businesses which aim to “be the change you wish to see in the world”. - Mahatma Gandhi

Originally from the rural NSW City, Orange, Alison has always held a powerful connection to the hard-working people of the land. However it was during her first trip to India in 2008, that Alison became connected to the country and its people. Alison and her husband from Kerala, now share an Indian-Australian, eco-warrior son named Watson and stay closely connected to their Indian family.


Alison and her talented, close-knit STSC team have worked closely with mills in India, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China to develop entirely new and innovative Fabric Blends and GSM’s which we believe will change the world.

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The Sustainable Textile Supply Chain was born to share knowledge, encourage and inspire designers to collaboratively embrace the exponential shift towards sustainable eco-products. Alison and her team aim to build larger sustainable and ethical supply chains which support Indian communities, farming families and traditional Artisans who hold remarkable knowledge, experience and passion for making textiles to the highest level of sustainability. 


Please follow our Journey on social media and support small Indian community’s through the Eco Green Unit’s “Wealth from Waste Project”