8th Future Fabrics Expo 24 - 25th January 2019

Our Future Fabrics Expo returns on 24-25 January 2019 for its greatest showcase yet!

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 thousands of commercially-available fabrics and materials from suppliers who are offering innovative solutions with a lower environmental footprint. 

Our biggest-ever edition will be in a new venue of 22,000 sq ft at Victoria House in London, WC1.



24 – 25 January, 2019

Opening Hours:
Thursday & Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Location Details:
Victoria House Basement
Bloomsbury Square, Southampton Row
London, WC1B 4DA
Nearest tube station:  Holborn station, Central line.


Future Fabrics Expo is a platform to:

  • Discover more sustainable textiles and innovations that are responsibly produced, traceable, and with a lower environmental footprint;
  • Learn more about the efforts of global textile mills who aim to design, manufacture, and function more sustainably;
  • Enable informed sourcing solutions by providing educational background information and research;
  • Extend networks in the fashion and textile industries.


At 2019 Future Fabrics Expo, we invite you to:

  • Source from thousands of textiles and materials each labelled with sustainability information, environmental certification details, and contact details of suppliers
  • Join our popular seminar programme (see list of speakers below)
  • Visit dedicated presentation spaces for our sponsors and core-exhibitors
  • Explore the Innovation Hub, featuring emerging materials and technologies includes an exclusive collaboration with Fashion for Good’s Plug and Play Accelerator Programme
  • Learn more about current major trends and environmental issues with our informative educational materials displayed throughout the showcase
  • Discover manufacturers and globally recognised certifiers
  • Experience our sustainable fashion brands showcase featuring their supply chain stories, from materials sourcing to product realisation


Seminar Programme

Our annual Seminar Programme features panel discussions and presentations with key thought leaders, innovators, industry insiders, textiles producers and designers. This year’s guests speakers include:

24th January 2019 :

  • 9.30am: Dilys Williams, Professor, Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion 
  • 11.00am: Seminar panel on recycling: Besim Özek, Director, Bossa Denim and Hideaki Nakano, Chief clerk, Toyoshima and Fabrizio Tesi, Comistra 
  • 12.30pm: Orsola de CastroCo-founder of Fashion Revolution in conversation with Claire Bergkamp, Global Director of Sustainability and Innovation, Stella McCartney
  • 2.00pm: Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion, in conversation with Emma Scarf, Ventures Analyst, Fashion for Good- Plug and Play Accelerator
  • 3.30pm: Krishna MandaSenior Manager In Sustainability Integration, Lenzing Group
  • 5pm: Edwina EhrmanCurator, Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashioned From Nature in conversation with Ben GleisnerCo-founder- Connecting Good (CoGo) and Conscious Consumer Guide on “Is a labelling system going to help shoppers to buy clothes that don’t cost the planet?”

25th January 2019:

  • 9.30am: Michael Kininmonth, Senior Project Manager for Denim, Lenzing Group on the microplastics problem in fashion 
  • 11.00am: Arizona Muse, model and sustainability campaigner, moderating the conversation between Tiziano Guardini, Designer, and Adriana Galjasevic, Denim and Sustainability Expert, G-Star RAW, about the challenges and opportunities they face integrating sustainability
  • 12.30pm: Lukas FuchsResearch Analyst – Make Fashion Circular, Ellen MacArthur Foundation introduction to circular economy and “How to make Fashion circular” 
    followed by a conversation with Sergi Masip, Sustainable Development, Hallotex, on circular fashion in practice from the perspective of a supplier
  • 2.00pm: Seminar panel on innovations- Paulo Amaury, Nova Kaeru and Matthias Foessel, CEO, Beyond Surface Technologies and Ina Budde, Founder of Circular Fashion
  • 3.30pm: Panel discussion about the realities of producing materials in China: Enrico Forin, Advance Denim, Carol Chyau, Shokay and Tommaso Rull, Profits Fund Global
  • 4.30pm: Amanda Johnston, Curator, The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabrics Expo, presenting a lecture to students


Clare Press, presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large, will be mediating our seminar programme, alongside Arizona Muse, model and sustainability campaigner, and Bel Jacobs, ethical fashion journalist and former fashion editor for Metro.


Stay tuned for more updates and speakers in the upcoming weeks, or follow us on Twitter for the latest news. 


Core Exhibitors 

Thousands of curated materials in the Future Fabrics Expo are surrounded by dedicated presentation spaces of our sponsors and core exhibitors: 

core-exhibitors for the #FUTUREFABRICSEXPO 



Our innovative materials and fabrics on display include:
organic-cotton, regenerated cellulosics, recycled pre / post-consumer textiles, low-impact dyes, vegan leather, materials derived from algae, agricultural food waste…and more!

Since 2011, the Expo has facilitated and supported sustainable sourcing practices, enabling fashion brands to begin diversifying their fabrics and materials and lowering environmental impacts.



Interested in showcasing at our event?
Please contact info@thesustainableangle.org



See our Past Future Fabrics Expos





Discover a curated range of globally-sourced sustainable materials and resources online, any time, from anywhere. Visit our Future Fabrics Virtual Expo

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NOTE: The Sustainable Angle would like to warn members, exhibitors and delegates that some of the Future Fabrics Expo’s communication channels have been targeted by unknown companies offering lists of delegates attending those events. Our database and website safety features have been checked and have not been breached. False claims are being made to entice people to purchase data. Should you receive an email with the suffixes: 

@expolists.com / @b2bshows-list.org / @bookbtb.com / @questleads.com / @accucompany.us 

or any other unfamiliar source, please note that these entities are in no way affiliated with The Sustainable Angle, the Future Fabrics Expo, or its official shows or conferences. The lists offered are inaccurate and compiled or acquired fraudulently and in contravention of data protection regulations. The use of our association name and event names by these companies has been made without our authorisation. We have taken immediate action in response and further ask that delegates and visitors be cautious. We encourage you to contact us when receiving these types of solicitations.