Seamless Source

Seamless Source is a fashion-tech start-up that provides an automated omnichannel sourcing platform and integrated order management tool to help SME fashion brands build faster, leaner, and more responsible supply chains.

Categories

Fashion and Textiles  

GB United Kingdom

Country

Summary

Seamless Source is a fashion-tech start-up that provides innovative solutions to connect fashion businesses with ethical and sustainable manufacturers, suppliers, and designers. The company has developed an automated omnichannel sourcing platform and integrated order management tool to help SME fashion brands build digitalized, faster, leaner, and more responsible supply chains. The cloud-based system acts as a digital co-working space and integrated product life cycle management system for managing the ordering process from concept to delivery.

Seamless Source aims to revolutionize the fashion industry by providing a responsible and digital supply chain. Suppliers are assigned a social, environmental, and reliability-based score through the company's proprietary scoring system. The algorithm favors high-scoring suppliers, rewarding them with more orders, as an incentive to have a socially responsible fashion ecosystem. The platform provides 50% extra visibility of the production journey and a blockchain-technology-based tracking system, which provides an additional layer of trust and security.

One of the most significant benefits of Seamless Source is its ability to cut costs and time. With the inbuilt order management tool, fashion businesses can reduce costs by up to 20% and improve efficiency by up to 50%. SME fashion businesses can track orders in one place, saving time and resources. The company provides transparency to fashion brands, enabling them to manage their supply chains from concept to production all in one place, accessible from everywhere. 

Seamless Source was awarded the Innovators For Sustainable Fashion by the University of Cambridge, UK, and Santander Entrepreneurship Award by Nottingham Trent University, UK. 

 


History

In the age of social media aesthetics and digital giants, fashion has its eyes set on some big endeavours in the technology sector. Leading this innovation wave are players like Seamless Source (originally named Chanodil), which is laying the framework for the next era of fashion.

Established in 2019, the automated omni-channel sourcing platform and integrated order management tool helps SME fashion brands build digitalised, faster, leaner and more responsible supply chains, with industry-leading reliable, responsible and sustainable suppliers across the globe. The vision is admirable; perceiving hurdles in the old process, mainly a lack of transparency in the fashion supply chain, where most middle parties were a barrier between fashion brands and suppliers, the platform acts as a management tool to help fashion brands build a more responsible supply chain whilst making sustainable sourcing more accessible. Consequently, fashion businesses save time, reduce costs by up to twenty per cent and achieve fifty per cent extra visibility of the production journey as well as a tracking system that enables trust and security for their partners.

“The fashion supply chains always suffer from a set of problems related to unreliable suppliers, complex networks, costly operations, time-consuming follow-ups, less sustainable ethics and limited transparency. At Seamless Source, we want to work with you to build a global community to digitalise the supply chain to eliminate all the above negative issues while building a better fashion industry,” explains Chathura Sudharshan, Founder and CEO, Seamless Source, on the official website.

Success stories include maternity wear brand Mambloom, which was struggling to find manufacturers to create their products at a technical level. When founder Tatiana joined Seamless Source, she achieved a clear supply chain strategy, taking Mambloom through the production journey, including finding suppliers who could swiftly move to the sampling stage and at the desired quantities. Mambloom also achieved their objective of a faultless fit with all products including maternity and postnatal leggings, nursing bamboo T-shirts and nursing bamboo tank tops. Another success story involves assisting NexLife right through the production process of developing wearable tech. The team worked to create tracking devices, solving issues with the intricate production process of the gadget data and adapting to challenges ensuring that upgrades to the techniques and finishes created the high-quality products NexLife envisioned, to revolutionise the market.

Continuing to push fashion forward with offices in the UK and Sri Lanka and a live running digital platform, Seamless Source has customers from different parts of the world including USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Sweden and Denmark. Currently, the team is working closely with University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainable Leadership and I4SF accelerator program along with United Nations to ensure their business and all stakeholders work actively to achieve the UN 2030 sustainable development goals.


Mission

Seamless Source aims to transform the fashion industry's supply chain by providing an automated and award-winning sourcing platform. The platform helps global brands build faster, leaner, and more responsible supply chains within the fashion industry. The company's ultimate goal is to enable global fashion brands to achieve responsible and innovative solutions by offering a platform that makes it easier to connect with ethical and sustainable manufacturers, suppliers, and designers.

The company's mission is to make it easier for fashion brands to achieve this responsibility by providing a platform that facilitates the creation of responsible and sustainable supply chains.


Vision

The vision of Seamless Source is to become the ultimate solution for innovative apparel sourcing. The company's goal is to be the go-to platform for fashion brands that want to build sustainable and responsible supply chains. The vision highlights the company's ambition to be a leader in the apparel sourcing industry by providing innovative solutions that meet the needs of modern businesses.

By becoming the ultimate solution for innovative apparel sourcing, Seamless Source aims to be a trusted partner for fashion businesses looking to build responsible and sustainable supply chains. The company envisions a future where supply chain responsibility is the norm in the fashion industry, and where fashion brands can operate in a way that is both profitable and sustainable.


Key Team

Chathura Sudharshan (Founder)

Sean Ansett (Sustainability Officer)

Rob Jarvis (Business Advisor)

Udesh Tissera (Head of Operations)

Ahmed Khalifa (Marketing Executive)

Jocelyn Barber (Graphic Designer)

Asitha Nanayakkara (Full Stack Developer)

Ravindu Amaya (Full Stack Developer)


Recognition and Awards
Seamless Source, a fashion-tech start-up, has been recognized with various awards and nominations for its innovative and sustainable approach to fashion. In 2020, the company was awarded the Digital Disruptor Award by Mainframe, UK, for its automated omnichannel sourcing platform and integrated order management tool that helps SME fashion brands build faster, leaner, and more responsible supply chains. Seamless Source was also recognized as a Top Team by the European Innovation Academy, Italy, for its cutting-edge solutions in the fashion industry. The company was a finalist in the HIVE and Santander University Program, UK, which recognizes innovative and scalable business ideas. Additionally, Seamless Source was a finalist in the Business Awards 2020 in East Midlands Chamber, UK, which recognizes businesses that have demonstrated exceptional growth and innovation. The company's commitment to entrepreneurship and sustainable fashion was further recognized by the Santander Entrepreneurship Award, Nottingham Trent University, UK. As "Innovators for Sustainable Fashion" at the University of Cambridge, UK, Seamless Source is committed to transforming the fashion industry into a more sustainable and responsible ecosystem.

Products and Services

Seamless Source offers a range of products and services designed to help fashion brands build responsible and sustainable supply chains. One of the key products offered by the company is its innovative concepts, which include WT, IOT, compression wear, technical activewear, adoptive clothing, and technical fabrics. These concepts are designed to meet the needs of modern fashion brands that want to create innovative, sustainable, and responsible apparel collections.

In addition to developing innovative concepts, Seamless Source also offers a range of design services. The company designs seasonal fashion collections and creates industrial tech packs and patterns for clients' design ideas. The company also develops virtual samples for pre-testing designs or marketing them in advance, as well as designs collections for gaming and other virtual simulators. These services help fashion brands to bring their design ideas to life and create unique collections that stand out in the market.

Seamless Source also offers a range of sourcing services. The company sources the best organic, sustainable, or other materials for collections with the support of expert fabric technologists. The company also develops physical samples to complete bulk production at fully audited, ethical, and hand-picked factories with the highest quality standards. These services help fashion brands to ensure that their collections are produced using sustainable and responsible materials, and that the production process is ethical and high-quality.

Finally, Seamless Source offers a range of support services to help fashion brands manage their supply chain. The company provides a dedicated account manager throughout the process to support costing, price negotiation, critical path, approvals, and invoice management. These services help fashion brands to manage their supply chain more efficiently and effectively, reducing costs and improving efficiency. 


References
Seamless Source
Leadership team

Chathura Sudharshan (Founder)

Rob Jarvis (Business Advisor)

Udesh Tissera (Head of Operations)

Industries

Fashion and Textiles

Products/ Services
Design, sourcing, material selection, physical sampling, order management
Number of Employees
0 - 50
Headquarters
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Established
2019
Company Type
Private company limited by shares or Ltd
Social Media

Related Companies

Related Companies

Sat Feb 24 2024
About

businessabc offers a global business, SMEs wiki directory blockchain, NFTs, AI powered marketplace for businesses worldwide.

Follow Us
Produced by
In collaboration with
Logo

Copyright 2023 © businessabc powered by ztudium