Future Fabrics Expo by The Sustainable Angle

  1. In September 2015 we were delighted to welcome hundreds of visitors over two days to the 5th edition of the Future Fabrics Expo*, inside Fashion SVP at London Olympia exhibition centre. The 5th Future Fabrics Expo presented a curated showcase of globally sourced materials with reduced environmental impacts, featuring approximately 1500 qualities from over 80 mills, with sustainability information displayed for each mill and fabric.

    A key focus for the 5th Future Fabrics Expo was to showcase leading innovations from around the world, summarised by highlighting our ‘Top 5’ innovations including leather alternatives made from waste pineapple leaf fibre, South American giant mushrooms, and natural rubber from the Amazon rainforest, along with biodegradable resin buttons, and organically tanned by-product exotic fish skin and ostrich leather.

    Even if you didn’t make it to the expo you can still discover hundreds of sustainable materials from the Future Fabrics Expo by visiting http://www.futurefabricsvirtualexpo.com. In addition, the whole Future Fabrics Expo can be booked by brands and organisations, to be brought to their HQ or events – please contact us for information.

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  2. The fourth Future Fabrics Expo* took place for the second time within Fashion SVP at London Olympia.

    The Future Fabrics Expo was shown to be a key platform for showcasing both sustainable textiles, and initiatives and tools from a range of organisations which were presented at our sustainability Info Hub.

    A key focus for the 4th Future Fabrics Expo was on supply chain traceability, and we additionally presented a seminar on ‘building sustainability into your textile buying’, exploring how to assess fabrics in relation to sustainability, avoiding pitfalls when sourcing sustainably, and developments of the sustainable textiles market.

    * The Future Fabrics Expo is a curated showcase of high quality fashion fabrics with a reduced environmental impact. Since its inception in 2011, the Future Fabrics Expo has achieved a winning combination of increasing the visibility of innovative textiles, effectively promoting and communicating textiles with a lower environmental impact to designers and buyers in an accessible design-led format.

    The 4th Future Fabrics Expo was generously sponsored by Kassim Denim and Elmer & Zweifel.

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  3. The 3rd Future Fabrics Expo took place in September 2013 at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, showing several hundred fabrics with a reduced environmental impact from over 50 international mills. The expo was held as part of Fashion SVP, the leading fashion sourcing event specialising in near-shore fashion manufacturing.
    Visit http://www.thesustainableangle.org for more information.

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  4. In June 2013, John Hoke, Nike’s Senior VP Global Design, unveiled MAKING to Nike designers.

    The Sustainable Angle worked on the exciting Nike x London College of Fashion “Mobilize Makers” project, curating and presenting a diverse range of sustainable textiles and materials for the students and designers. The Future Fabrics Expo presentation provided new information and a sourcing opportunity for those involved in the project, and aided the development of the Nike Making app.

    Nike believe that MAKING is just the beginning of a larger ecosystem where designers throughout the world can contribute ideas and build new tools that support innovative, sustainable design.

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  5. The second Future Fabrics Expo was hosted at The London College of Fashion on November 7th - 9th 2012 with support from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, and again showcased high quality lower environmental impact fashion fabrics.

    It provided a physical showcase of roughly 650 fashion fabrics with a reduced environmental impact, as well as interactive information and videos, intended inform and inspire fashion designers and buyers about the variety, availability and viability of sustainable fabrics.

    The second Future Fabrics Expo provided an even more inspiring and informative experience than last year by looking deeper into the fashion and textile supply chain, in order to drive forward the discussion on sustainability, and to demonstrate that responsible fashion design goes beyond using sustainable fabrics.

    The next Future Fabrics Expo will be held in Copenhagen on September 8-10 2013

    More information can be found at http://www.thesustainableangle.org/futurefabricsexpo

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Future Fabrics Expo by The Sustainable Angle

The Sustainable Angle

The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation that initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry and society.

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The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation that initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry and society.

The Future Fabrics Expo showcases and promotes innovative and commercially viable fibres, fabrics and products that embody a range of sustainable principles and new technologies, sourced from suppliers and mills who demonstrate a commitment to lowering environmental impact across the textile supply chain.

The next Future Fabrics Expo will take place in Copenhagen on September 8-10 2013.

More information can be found at http://www.thesustainableangle.org/futurefabricsexpo

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