Direct to Source is a fashion consulting agency founded by Tim Austin, a professional of over 25 years rag trade-specific experience. (Factory X Group, Myer, Witchery).

Specialising in the Design, Product Development, Ethical Sourcing, Manufacturing, Branding, Sales, Marketing, Shipping and Logistical areas of the fashion business, Tim utilises his intimate knowledge of the industry, and extensive network of contacts, to deliver greater efficiency across all aspects of his clients businesses.


Through a focussed and collaborative approach, Direct to Source has consulted to a number of Australian fashions biggest names, individually tailoring systems unique to each specific case, identifying new opportunities and providing simple strategies for an immediate, positive impact.

Tim’s intimate knowledge of the rag trade and extensive network of global contacts will make a difference to anyone that is navigating the ever-evolving fashion industry.