Future Fabrics Expo 2017


The 6th Future Fabrics Expo showcased innovative and traditional commercially viable fibres, fabrics, products and leathers that embody a range of sustainable principles and new technologies, sourced from international suppliers and mills who demonstrate a commitment to lowering environmental impact across the textile supply chain. It included more sustainable alternatives to the widely available conventional fabrics that currently dominate the market, helping fashion companies to begin diversifying their fabric base and lowering their environmental impact at the same time.

We were delighted to introduce seminars at the 6th Future Fabrics Expo at Iris Studios London. The Seminars featured some of the most important organisations shaping the future of the textile industry including:

  • GOTS

Latest Innovations at the Expo:

  • Fabrics made from citrus waste
  • Leather alternatives made from pineapple; natural rubber and Jellyfish
  • fashion materials made of innovative nonwoven wools
  • low impact lace

Features at the 6th Future Fabrics Expo:

  • Over 2000 materials and textiles with a lower environmental impact
  • Tips on how to source innovative fabrics at trade fairs
  • Innovative materials including low impact leather and leather alternatives
  • Information on sustainable practices within the fashion industry
  • Detailed specifications for how each fabric is uniquely sustainable
  • Cradle to Cradle certified fabrics, trims and elastics
  • The latest news from GOTS standards and certified GOTs fabrics

The 6th Future Fabrics Expo again showcased a diverse range of around 2000 individually sourced fabrics and leathers with a  reduced environmental impact sourced from dozens of international mills and suppliers. Fabrics on show will be ideally suited for a wide range of market levels and product types, making this the largest and most diverse showcase of commercially available sustainable materials in the industry. Extensive background information on sustainability in fashion and textiles, and the latest textile and processing innovations will also be showcased.

The Future Fabrics Expo is generously supported by Kassim Textiles, and Avery Dennison RBIS who developed sustainable digitally printed fabric hangers for the Future Fabrics Expo.

Even if you didn’t make it to the expo you can still discover hundreds of sustainable materials and see presentations from the Future Fabrics Expo by visiting www.futurefabricsvirtualexpo.com.

Please contact us if you require further information at info@thesustainableangle.org


Testimonials :


“We so enjoyed attending the 2017 event and wonderful ranges of sustainable  fabrics and organic cotton based cloth that fitted so well with what we do. The seminars were interesting and the event was a real pleasure to attend” – Phil Wheeler from Organic Textile Company


“It was a really great experience to visit the Expo, as it’s such an opportunity for designers and brands to source their materials from more sustainable mills. The platform you provide makes it a lot easier to get in contact or even discover new mills, such as emerging innovative materials.” – Ana Pasalic from Stella McCartney Ltd


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