Introduction to the new Rag Sourcing website

Welcome to Rag Sourcing! We are a privately owned fashion design, sourcing and manufacturing company and this is our new blog. Dedicated to all things fashion, we want it to be the go-to news site for fashion trends, business solutions and insider info on how we help get brands moving, putting gorgeous fashion first.

With years of industry experience, Rag Creative specialises in the whole fashion supply chain process. For those of you who have just discovered us, here’s a quick intro: we help start-up fashion brands right the way through to household names turn design and manufacturing visions into reality.

Have a look at our new, improved website We hope it’s easier to navigate and gets you all the information you need on our work to help your business grow.

If you encounter any issues or simply have some thoughts to share on how we could improve our user experience, then we’d love to hear from you. Post a comment below, call us or email to get in touch.

Loads more information on what we offer can be found throughout the site. As you navigate through the site, discover snapshots of the products we create, collections we’ve worked on, as well as our design & sourcing capabilities. Read our commitment to ethical trading and how we can help turn your ideas into fashion reality.

As if that’s not enough, why not subscribe to our free newsletter for regular updates on what we’re up to. Whether it’s looking at the trends for the season ahead or watching a video on what we can achieve, subscribe to find out more.

And finally, if you haven’t already, join us on Twitter and Facebook. We have loads of information there including industry news and the latest additions to our website.

So, welcome to the new Rag Sourcing. We hope you enjoy what you read and come to rely on us as your go-to fashion resource on the web. We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

Rag Sourcing Recent Success

With years of expertise behind us, Rag Sourcing just keeps on growing. We’ve been doing a lot of new things, we’ve welcomed in a lot of new clients and we’ve got fashion led information to share in spades.

Most importantly we want to say a big thank you to both our existing & new clients. We’ve had a great start to the first half of the year running with some exciting projects and new techniques.


  • Over the past year our UK team has more than doubled in size, so much so we’re looking for a bigger UK base.
  • We appointed our own satellite office in Turkey. This is a proud moment for Rag Sourcing and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our team & our clients. Thank you to everyone involved.
  • We’ve expanded each and every department of the company. The design team keeps on growing and excelling in their work.
  • Our merchandise & OC team has doubled in size. And with the appointment of personnel in both the UK & Turkey you’ll find our directors, running back and forth more than ever before!

Have you seen our new website yet? So many changes mean we’ve given the Rag Sourcing site a major new overhaul.

Make sure you bookmark it for all the latest information on our work and services. Check out the new meet the team section on the improved site, discover who’s who and how we can help you further with your fashion business.

You’ll be able to find the latest news from the team, see some of our fashion projects from around the globe and you’ll also hear directly from our exiting clients. Check out the new featured projects section for a selection of articles highlighting our work and how we can help your business. We have hundreds of sewing related posts that are waiting to be read.

We’ve also started to post our own photography on the site, including some stunning images taken from our work in fashion and textiles all over the world. Check out for the latest updates and to hear from us directly on what we’re up to.

The Story of Rag Sourcing

For over 20 years, Rag Sourcing has been designing & manufacturing for a huge range of fashion businesses and their clients around the globe.

We started back in the early 90s when fashion was very different to today. Fashion brands had to buy clothing from existing manufactories & brands, they didn’t have the same freedom and choice we have now.

Rag Sourcing was set up by a young designer who wanted to create his own clothing line. He quickly realised that he faced an uphill struggle sourcing all the materials for his designs from existing suppliers. He was a small fish in a big pond.

Back then he started to explore alternative supply routes within the fashion industry. After years of sourcing & manufacturing, he’s still with us today and has seen how his company Rag Sourcing has grown stronger over time.

The more we’ve developed as a company, the more we’ve needed to expand our team and our network of factories & suppliers. We feel most at home when sourcing & working directly with factories across Europe, Turkey, Hong Kong and China.

So if you’re looking for an experienced design & sourcing partner, or need a helping hand with small quantities – we are here to help. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Rag Sourcing is poised to move into the next generation of fashion, and you know we will be there every step of the way.

Fashion Design Solution’s Blog Post Round-Up

This week Fashion Design Solutions takes a look at the ethics of the overseas garment factory, why we believe Turkey is the best value for money when it comes to garment production, how to find a quality clothing manufacturer, as well as tips and tricks for getting your t-shirt design noticed by High Street shoppers. See below for an overview of our five most recent posts, and click the links to visit each article.


Easy Ways to Attract Immediate Attention to Your T-Shirt Design – The classic t-shirt has been a widely owned staple of nearly all closets since its creation in the early 1900s. With t-shirts encompassing everything from cheap underwear to high end name brands, how do you get your design and style noticed? We have a few ways that will get your Ts immediate notice.


What to Look Out for When Looking For a Clothing Factory – Finding a high quality manufacturer for your fashion line is perhaps the single most important decision you will make in the entire production process. A high quality line made from quality materials and sturdy stitching will sell your brand for you, while low quality garments that fall apart after the first wash will ruin your entire business model. Here we delve into what makes a good manufacturer, and what doesn’t.


8 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Turkish Clothing Manufacturer for Your Business – With clothing factories located all over the world, from China and Bangladesh to Italy and Turkey, how do you know where you will get the most for your money? Fashion Design Solutions utilises manufacturers in Turkey for all of our brands, and here’s why we think Turkey would be the right location for you.


The Ethics of the Garment Factory: A Primer – if the idea of using a clothing manufacturer outside of the UK conjures up images of the dreaded sweat shop, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, international clothing manufacturers have been plagued by misconceptions of the international garment worker, and in this article we cover not only how much of the world is implementing ethical trade practices, but also establishing worker rights and legal benefits.


Fundamental Traits Needed to Excel As a Menswear Fashion Designer – Do you have what it takes to design fashionable menswear? In this article we provide a brief overview of the skills needed to succeed in this niche of the fashion industry.