After countless trade shows and many sourcing trips, Benita Singh knew there had to be a better way for designers to get their hands on quality materials that represent quality, transparency & sustainability.
Meanwhile, the founding team's research showed that designers can spend up to 80% of their time sourcing - valuable time spent away from designing, marketing, and growing their businesses.
Six years and countless photoshoots, product iterations, and supplier additions later, the Le Souk platform serves over 21,000 active buyers - connecting them to the best mills & tanneries in 19 countries.
And we are just getting started.
"The company, led by Benita Singh, was the first to remove one of the biggest pain points for designers, sourcing materials. Le Souk’s virtual trade show, available 365-days a year, is an alternative to the time-consuming, in-person, 2x/year traditional trade show visits that often conflict with fashion week.
It would stretch the travel budget of any designer to hit the world’s finest textile mills in a search for that perfect fabric. Singh is offering a different solution. Her company, Le Souk, brings far-flung mills and tanneries online for the first time.
- LinkedIn Next Wave
Le Souk offers a platform to search and sample quality materials direct from the source — providing much-needed transparency and year-round access in an industry traditionally reliant on the trade show calendar.