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SwatchOn x NJAL: The $1,000 FABFabric Contest

NJAL is pleased to announce a partnership with the leading online fabric marketplace, SwatchOn. With over 100,000 fabric types and 2,000+ suppliers, the FABFabric contest is giving 20 NJAL designers a unique opportunity to win $1,000 worth of fabric, and show their creations during an exclusive event in Los Angeles in June 2020. Apply by February 28, and be part of an invaluable experience driving forward fabric innovation and sustainability.



Based in Seoul, Korea and established in 2017, SwatchOn is the world’s leader in online wholesale fabric sourcing. Not only does this unique marketplace allow for efficient, sustainable and cost-effective fabric sourcing, but it also provides endless inspiration, with new fabric added to the site each day.

With an online platform of over 100,000 kinds of fabric, and direct access to 2,000+ suppliers, SwatchOn’s team can provide hands-on support in sourcing the exact fabric that a designer is looking for.  They offer just 3 yard minimums (MOQ), providing greater access to fabrics for emerging designers as well as established brands.

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The teams at SwatchOn and NJAL will select 20 visionary designers to receive $1,000 in fabric from SwatchOn to go towards creating three unique looks.

A panel of industry influencers will review and select 10 finalists, who will be invited to show their designs during an innovative event to be held in Los Angeles in June 2020.

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SwatchOn and NJAL will host a one-day event in Los Angeles to celebrate innovation in fabric technology. Workshops, talks as well as various opportunities for designers to learn more about sustainable textile technologies will be offered. The highlight of the FABFabric event will be the showcase of the 10 winning designs coming from this contest. 



Each Finalist’s looks will also be featured in an online showroom at SwatchOn, and both SwatchOn and NJAL will work with the Finalists to create content – from photos to videos – for use across digital promotion.

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The contest is open to all ready-to-wear brands that have been in business for at least 1 year. SwatchOn ships to 59 countries, please ensure your country is listed before applying. 



  • The top 20 designers will be offered a $1,000 Fabric Sponsorship to create three looks.
  • The 10 finalists will receive an exclusive invitation to showcase their looks at the Event in Los Angeles in June 2020.
  • Brand profile and looks are featured in an online showroom. 



Applications are now open, please apply here.

Watch the tutorial below on how to apply and create your SwatchBox:



The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2020



For more information about SwatchOn please visit the official website here.