Future Fabrics Expo at Copenhagen fashion summit featuring key suppliers
The Sustainable Angle initiated the Future Fabrics Expo in 2011 to connect innovative sustainable mills and suppliers with fashion brands. This solutions driven, curated showcase displays thousands of commercially available materials with a lower environmental impact:
- Biodegradable sequins
- Natural organic fibres
- Closed loop regenerated cellulosic innovations
- Recycled natural and synthetic textiles
- Pre- and post consumer waste materials
- Low impact leathers
we show a wide variety of sustainable solutions in textiles alongside detailed background information. An edition of the Future Fabrics Expo supported by the Lenzing Group is going to be shown at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit’s Grand solutions Innovation Forum from tomorrow, 15th – 16th May 2018.
The Future Fabrics Expo highlights are:
Fish leather from Atlantic Leather, a by-product of the fishing industry using production processes from renewable hydro and geothermal energy. www.atlanticleather.is
Avery Dennison works with brands and retailers worldwide to design and innovate sustainable branding and technology solutions for the apparel and footwear market. www.averydennison.com
Beyond Surface Technologies is a Swiss green chemistry innovator in finishing processes of textiles, achieving lower potential hazards and a reduced carbon footprint overall. www.beyondst.com
Hallotex is a design and manufacturing fashion company, specialised in knitted fabrics. Members of Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Textile Exchange, their factories, processes and materials are GOTS and GRS certified. www.hallotex.com
Sustainable Brazilian exotic bio leathers, pioneers in chrome free tanning and non toxic seamless paneling technology for fish from by-products of the food industry coming from sustainably managed farms controlled and regulated by IBAMA. www.novakaeru.com.br
Remei AG coordinates the production of sustainable cotton and sustainable textiles made from organic cotton. Remei keeps all stages of the production chain transparent to its customers. www.remei.ch
The Sustainable Sequin Company offers both stock sequin shapes and a bespoke design and cut service, currently using 100% recycled PET with a biodegradable sequin film in development. www.thesustainablesequincompany.com
Südwolle Group delivers worsted wool and wool blend yarns, providing specialist services for weaving, flat/circular knitting, hosiery and technical textiles. Produced in Europe and in Asia with a focus on sustainability. www.suedwollegroup.com
From raw materials to garments Toyoshima work with fibres like Tencel™. The FOODTEXTILE project uses residue and leftover vegetables from the food manufacturing process as dyes. Made in Japan. www.foodtextile.jp/en
Supported by The Lenzing Group, an international company that produces high-quality botanic fibers from certified renewable raw material wood with environmentally friendly and innovative technologies. These fibers form the basis for a wide range of textile and nonwoven applications, and are also used in work and protective wear and in industrial applications.
Its products are marketed under the following brands: TENCELT™ for textile applications, VEOCEL™ for nonwovens and LENZING™ for special fiber applications. Innovations like TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ branded lyocell fiber technology, the identifiable LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded fibers and TENCEL™ Luxe branded lyocell filament yarn make Lenzing a global innovation leader.