Ethical & Sustainable

Browse the world’s factories to find the most sophisticated suppliers for your organisation


Solutions for responsible brands

See what’s in it for you

Supplier shortlisting & selection

Search the worlds’ factories and build shortlists of relevant suppliers matching your requirements

Supplier lookups

Find verified sustainability information about a supplier you’re evaluating

Sustainability & certification status

Check suppliers’ compliance and certification to make sure they meet your company policies

Competitors factory lists

Identifying which factories your competitors are using by product

“It’s cut down the time and noise in finding suppliers from months to days, making sure you’re going to source, not through middlemen & agents. I wish we had found it sooner.”

Eddie Latham, CEO @ Velocity

Smart sourcing

Identify where your competitors source

Spot which factories and suppliers your competitors are using by products to find additional networks and sources of supply

  • Competitor factory lists
  • Product history with volumes
  • Competitor market breakdown
  • Competitor searching


Lookup factories’ sustainability scores & capabilities

Access holistic Environmental, Social, Management & Ethics and Quality information which has been verified and checked at the source

  • Factory impact scores on 100,000s of companies
  • Detailed ESG scores
  • 431 criterias, 19 topics across 4 sustainability pillars
  • Certification & compliance status


Discover top countries for nearshoring & changing markets

See which countries are strongest for specific product categories to inspire and narrow your supplier searches

  • Country breakdown analysis
  • Map view
  • Product analysis
  • Top brands within key markets

“With Factory Hunt we’ve been able to gain much deeper insight into our supply chain than we thought possible.”

“Being able to see factory capabilities and ethical standards arms our sourcing teams with rich and detailed knowledge of current factories and potential new partners – helping with new product inspiration and deliver consolidation opportunities.”

Jack Wyse, Partner @ John Lewis

Key Benefits







A solution for...

Sourcing & Quality Directors

Perform strategic sourcing, optimise existing suppliers bases for cost improvement, competitive advantage and increased sustainability

Buying Directors

Reduce associated sourcing costs, with digital sourcing operations for maximised results

Sourcing & Product Teams

Source at scale, with unique insights to effective shortlist innovative, competitive suppliers increasing speed to market

Factory Hunt is a project supported by Innovate UK

Industries covered

Apparel & Clothing

Footwear & Fashion Accessories

Home Furnishings & Accessories

Furniture, Storage, Laundry

Consumer Electronics

Home Electricals & Small Appliances

Gifting & Toys

Other FMCG & Consumables

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We already have sourcing teams on the ground. What is the benefit of Sourcing Playground?
  • What information do you have on suppliers?
  • How did you get this information?
  • What’s the advantage compared to other sourcing websites?

We already have sourcing teams on the ground. What is the benefit of Sourcing Playground?

We already have sourcing teams on the ground. What is the benefit of Sourcing Playground?

Our platform is a market intelligence tool that sourcing teams use to rapidly scan the market, access a wider pool of vendors, and access rich intelligence which would usually take weeks if not months to harvest via manual efforts. Our supplier intelligence allows sourcing teams to invest time and money in the right suppliers by being confident that the best vendors have been evaluated.

Sourcing teams both in head offices and on the ground teams use our intelligence to speed up supplier discovery, fill in gaps in their peripherals and have access to the most up to date competitor analysis. Essentially for them to not waste time with factories who are not suited to their company setup.

- How do we know we're working with the right vendors?
- Are we maximising our efforts and product mix with each factory?
- Are there new markets we could be exploring? If so for which product?
- What are the top 5 vendors in each market for my product category?
- Where are my competitors sourcing from?

These are all the questions that teams use our technology to answer.

What information do you have on suppliers?

What information do you have on suppliers?

Our unique technology is untangling supply chains to harvest key data and intelligence. Our system decodes this data and creates digital profiles on global factories, suppliers and companies.

Insights and intelligence includes:

Suppliers market history:

- Customers they work with
- Products they manufacture
- Up to date certification and compliance: social compliance, environmental practices, if they use sustainable and recycled materials etc

Company information

- Contact details when available
- Sustainability score cards at factory level which are mapped to the UN Sustainable Development Goals to give you a deep understanding of what's happening on the ground in a factory:

> UN SDG5 Gender equality
> UN SDG6 Clean water and sanitation
> UN SDG7 Affordable and clean energy
> UN SDG8 Decent work and economic growth
> UN SDG12 Responsible consumption and production

How did you get this information?

How did you get this information?

We work with verified third parties to obtain supplier information including: Governmental authorities, certification bodies, auditing companies, Non-profit organisations, shipping organisations.

None of the insights we have is obtained by factories (except for contact details).

Our technology scans the market for supply chain data and decodes to create digital profiles on the world's factories and brands.

These insights are used to inform more responsible and confident sourcing decisions.

What’s the advantage compared to other sourcing websites?

What’s the advantage compared to other sourcing websites?

We are not a sourcing website. Most platforms sign up factories and suppliers where they will create profiles and add their company information.

We are different. We don't work with factories or suppliers. Our supplier digital profiles have been created by scanning the market for data & intelligence and we create trusted insights about a factory.

This ensures all the information is factual, accurate and completely unbiased. A factory hasn't paid to be added to our system therefore you can be confident in our intelligence.

Why this matters?

You don't have to spend weeks checking, re checking information supplied by a factory. You can make faster decisions by using trusted insights to pre vet suppliers before investing time and money with suppliers who do not match your requirements.

Provides your team with a tool to ensure the best suppliers are not slipping through the net.

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Factory Hunt might not be suitable for you.

Factory Hunt is a solution designed for larger brands, retailers or scale ups as it helps with strategic decisions and factory consolidation. If you are managing less than 10 suppliers we recommend looking at a ad-hoc project.
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