Free online service Yourbrandspace, which brings wholesale fashion online exclusively for buyers, now has over 30% of its buyer membership from outside of the UK. 1900 retailers now subscribe to the site.

With over 45% of enquiries through the site in the last 4 weeks coming in from outside of the UK, the growth in international retailers signing up is also benefiting the 150 brands that showcase on the site. Many of the brands have been surprised to find that overseas retailers are willing to take them on without seeing the product in a live environment.

Co-founders, Louisa Valvano and Samantha Bleasby attribute the growth in international retailer numbers to a need to find new ways of operating in these challenging times.  “Our aim was to provide a free online service for fashion retailers anywhere in the world, to enable them to find new brands and products to stock, and this is now reality! In such tough economic trading conditions, our free service allows buyers to access new brands and products all year round, whether you are in the UK or China.”

Kasia Kurylin, owner of British brand MaybeBlu has first hand experience of this. "We are delighted to have received new wholesale accounts from showing on Yourbrandspace, including a new stockist in America.  This is a great, cost-effective way to reach international retailers and shows that international retailers are happy to order from brands without seeing the product!”

Based in the UK, allows fashion wholesale buyers to pre-order items from thousands of products. Launched by Samantha Bleasby, former Event Director, Pure London and Louisa Valvano, former Global Marketing Director, WGSN, comes from an industry need for retailers to source brands and products online on an ongoing basis. The site features Womenswear, Menswear, Footwear, Accessories, Lingerie and Swimwear.