Uzbekistan could be one of the fashion and textile worlds best kept secrets. Since 2016 the country itself has been on a journey of transformation, with the textile industry core to its export strategy. Not only is Uzbekistan the 3rd largest silk producer, in the world it is also part of the UK’s Enhanced GSP framework. This means its industry has met over 27 different conventions relating to the environment, labour rights and governance that has meant the UK government has deemed it safe to work with and also removed the import duty on certain goods, making it one of the easiest countries to import from.
Pure origin will host a curated mix of the best manufacturers from the region with fabrics that are sure to spark inspiration.