The Sustainable Angle

The Sustainable Angle is a not-for-profit organisation and founders of #FutureFabricsExpo. We initiate and support projects with a focus on sustainability in Fashion and Textiles and related industries such as food and agriculture.

 
We Connect brands and designers with mills, suppliers and innovators in the fashion supply chain who produce sustainable fabrics and materials with a low environmental impact.
 
We Research sustainable material alternatives that are commercially available, and identify emerging innovations in the market.
 
We Educate businesses and organisations about making informed decisions regarding the materials used for their products.
 
Since 2010, our main project, the FUTURE FABRICS EXPO, has become the largest dedicated showcase of innovative and sustainable material solution for the fashion industry, with over 5000 materials exhibited to professionals around the world every year. 
 
Through the resources and activities showcased at the Future Fabrics Expo, The Sustainable Angle’s educational background information displayed, and via the seminars and workshops held, our aim is for fashion to have a positive impact upon nature and communities  and be a vehicle and agent for change — working with sustainably produced textiles that are safe, renewable, restorative, and apply responsible practices throughout the supply chain.

Future Fabrics Expo

Now in its 9th edition, The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabrics Expo is the largest dedicated showcase of sustainable materials for the fashion and textile industry in Europe.  The expo features more than 5000 commercially-available fabrics and materials from over 150 suppliers who are offering innovative solutions with a low environmental footprint.

Our Organisation 

The Sustainable Angle was established as a not for profit organization in Switzerland in 2010 with the aim of initiating and supporting projects that lower the environmental impact of industry and society. The fashion and textile industries are amongst the worlds most polluting, and as such, became the main focus of our work The Future Fabrics Expo was initiated in order to effect positive change within the industry by connecting and promoting innovators and suppliers of sustainable materials with fashion brands. In order to achieve this, we established a set of criteria and researching sustainable materials that meet them became our main task. We contextualize this activity with the provision of much needed educational information regarding sustainability in textiles, via workshops and informative events.

The Sustainable Angle receives funding via donations and support from foundations and other entities, including sustainable textile suppliers who receive promotion via our activities and initiatives. The crucial research and educational information that we disseminate supports and underpins the meaningful change required by the industry. Without the aforementioned generous donations and contributions that support The Sustainable Angle, we could not provide the research that forms the backbone of knowledge to inform this critical change. 

As the Future Fabrics Expo has matured and sustainable textiles and practices have become more widespread, demand from both industry and suppliers has increased and more expansive showcases and event spaces became necessary, offering exhibitors producing sustainable materials the scope to present more extensive ranges of materials in the Future Fabrics Expo in their own dedicated spaces. 

This expansion necessitated the creation of a UK entity, established for insurance and liability purposes, with London being our main geographical location. 

This entity, Future Fabrics Expo Ltd, will, hopefully in the future be able to not only be self-sufficient, (it is currently partly supported by The Sustainable Angle) but will eventually generate funds which will loop back to The  Sustainable Angle, in order to support the educational research and engagement that is a significant part of what we do. We are focused on operating as independently as possible.