As a former textile sourcing expert, Annie Cyr faced interminable lead times, high minimum order barriers, as well as other realities that made the buying process frustrating and inefficient.
In 2018, she did something about it.
Tengiva became the first online marketplace for ready-to-ship textiles around the world. Connecting buyers and suppliers directly, the point was to cultivate new partnerships, educate, and simplify trade throughout the industry.
The current pandemic highlights a grim fact: the industry is glaringly behind in terms of using technology to conduct business. And while conferences and trade shows are no longer an option, Tengiva’s platform becomes an indispensable tool where buyers can find available textiles in the quantities they need, and sellers can showcase their in-stock material to develop new business relationships. This, without ever having to get on a plane.
Tengiva’s vision is to become a structured, secure space for trade, growth, development and collaboration for everyone involved in the textile industry.
Make buying smart and simple
Provide clear, concise textile information and an easy
Build business relationships
Connect industry buyers and sellers for better growth
Encourage the pursuit of sustainable fashion by facilitating material distribution and networking
Founded by textile professionals who care about the future of the industry
Industrial fashion management major Annie Cyr, a reputed textile sourcing expert, author of the Textile Fibers Guide and founder of the textile publishing and education firm CACITH Inc., is a passionate advocate for textile technology advancement, innovation and quality control.
Carlos Agudelo, Ph.D
With a Ph.D in industrial engineering, specialized in textile and paper, Dr. Agudelo is a highly published, multilingual international speaker, with a deep understanding of textile science, quality control, manufacturing processes, synthesis and development of polymers for medical and technical applications, textile and paper industry process and innovation management.
Meet the team behind the mission
|Émile Brunelle, Backend programmer |
Amélie Lamarche, Textile products manager
Sara Mercille, Graphic designer
Pedro Cybis, Sustainability manager
|Natalia Agudelo, Sales & communications Latin America|
Sylvie Laitre, Content developer and media relations
Francis Beausoleil, Head of programming
Deveshree Shinde, Digital marketing manager