Stoa is the online platform facilitating connectivity between fashion brands and suppliers.
Finding a supplier can be complicated. Stoa makes it easy. We fill in the missing link to easily connect with verified Suppliers from Asia, Europe and beyond. We give brands the tools necessary to help them find the perfect match much faster than before. Hereby we lower the barriers of entry for manufacturing and make producing accessible for everyone.
A brand is any fashion company, designer or person that wants to produce fashion and clothing related products or is in need for assistance in the production process.
A supplier is any manufacturer, producer or service company of fashion or clothing related products that adds something to the supply chain. Suppliers and service providers can be listed on Stoa to get access to brands from all over the world.
Although Stoa offers a great way to connect with fashion manufacturers, materials suppliers and product developers, brands must take into account that choosing a specific supplier is their own responsibility. Therefore Stoa highly recommends brands to do due diligence. For example:
Visit a supplier before booking an order.
Check references of suppliers.
Ask if they have experience with your product(s).
Confirm all terms of contract, make sure all costs and responsibilities are clearly set out.
The first step is to tell us whether you are a brand, a manufacturer, a materials supplier or a product developer. Once you’ve chosen this, you fill out a short questionnaire telling us more about yourself. This is the profile that people will see so it’s important to share as much (accurate!) information as possible.
Once that’s done, you can search for potential partners using our filters to target specific needs that you have, such as location or quantities. If you feel you have found a relevant partner, you can connect to them by becoming a Stoa member.
We believe that Stoa should be a buyer’s platform, meaning that members cannot search for customers on the platform. We don’t want our members to be flooded with messages from partners who aren’t relevant to them. Members can only search for suppliers from whom they are interested in buying goods or services.
Stoa does not get involved in the relationship between brands and suppliers. All connections and interactions are the responsibility of the relevant parties. If you feel that a member is being abusive or has mis-represented their business, please report them to our team directly. We can only assess interactions that have taken part on the platform, so we encourage you to keep your discussions within our chat framework.
Pricing and Billing
A membership is a great way to get all the features you need when looking for the right supplier. Below is a summary of the plans currently available:
Once you have purchased a membership, this is non refundable; it will continue to run until it expires. However, should you wish to stop your membership, You can simply choose to “unsubscribe” in the membership page and you will not be charged when your membership ends.