Award Testimonial

“The Sustainable Angle won the Common Objective Leadership Award in 2019 for its incredible driving progress on an industry-wide level. The Future Fabrics Expo not only educates the industry, but makes it practically possible for large retailers, and SME’s to make tangible progress in transitioning to using more sustainable/ethical fabrics and fibres which is aspirational and design-led! As a result, The Sustainable Angle has really become a leader in the sustainable materials space – through your consultancy work, and consistent engagement with industry events, you’re spreading awareness on a global scale.”

Visitor Testimonials

“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

“This was a great event with a good selection of brands attending and I learned about some new fibre technologies that have recently been released onto the market as a result. If you’re looking for sustainable fabrics the Sustainable Angle has a great library to browse covering all different product types and manufacturing regions.” 

 

Mark Dodds, Topshop/Topman

“The Future Fabrics Expo has a great selection of fabrics and fashion materials, and the guided tour!”

 

COS

“The expo was very good and the cause is really important. The expo was very well put together… I really appreciated the expo, and I would like to visit again.” 

 

H&M

“The Future Fabrics Expo is a very visionary and inspiring showcase. It is the future.”

 

M&S

“Future Fabrics Expo is very interesting and super useful. Anybody who is interested in sustainable textiles should go; it is a great sourcing hub!” 

 

Katharine Hamnett

“We learnt about new innovations and interesting techniques at the 6th Future Fabrics Expo. We had no expectation when we arrived but went away with happy faces and a lot of new ideas.”

 

Peak Performance

“[Conventional] cotton is so overrated. The Future Fabrics Expo is really good to find alternative fabrics.”

 

Leah Borromeo, Guardian Sustainable Business

“The innovation embodied in the event was exceptional. The Future Fabrics Expo highlighted the sheer range of sustainable solutions available on the global market today, and demonstrated that the pace of innovation in sustainable technology is reaching the stage where it can comfortably keep up with consumer demand…”

“Having worked as a designer, researcher and tutor in the field of fashion and its contribution to life, I was truly inspired, clearly informed and delightfully surprised by the incredible Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabrics Expo recently held in London. The aesthetic of the show was balanced by its integrity in visualizing and describing a range of high-quality fashion materials with diverse application possibilities. Other visitors seemed equally captured by the contents and the exhibition was buzzing with excitement and interest. This is no ordinary fabric show, this is a future fabrics expo – this shows that the possibility is there for fashion designers and buyers to explore more credible practices with style!” 

 

Dilys Williams, Director Centre for Sustainable Fashion

“We believe [the Future Fabrics Expo] has the potential to become a significant force in steering the industry down a greener route.”

 

Sportswear International

“I was very impressed with the collection of sustainable fabrics available, in particular the shirting fabrics. The Info Hub provided interactive information on relevant tools and initiatives for anyone (but specifically would be of interest to designers, buyers, and technicians) wishing to enhance their knowledge on sustainable design and sourcing.”

 

Carol Rose, WRAP

“I love the curating job in this Future Fabrics Expo with the fabric categories and rails organised by feeling. As a brand, we appreciate this kind of curating. It is great to see progressive technical fabrics as well as aesthetic fabrics together.” 

 

Ada Zanditon

“The Expo brings together leading fabric innovation from localised production to cutting edge globally sourced fibres, to provide designers and brands with much-needed access to sustainable suppliers. It is awesome to see the diverse collection as a whole and connect with the dedicated suppliers who make it up. It is an invaluable resource for fashion designers and fashion educators.” 

 

Lizzie Harrison, Sustain, Royal College of Art

“Great to see such a diverse array of sustainable materials on show. I particularly enjoyed the amount of information that was available about materials and sustainability and other related research projects. The expo was easy to navigate around and information was accessible and engaging. I thought the series of iPads also worked really well as information points to different issues and ideas – helping to add a richer context around the materials collection as a whole.” – Emma Dulcie Rigby, Programme Co-Leader, Fashion Design, Buckinghamshire New University

“We flew in from California just for the Future Fabrics Expo. It was so worth it, we found many fabrics for our brand.”

 

Alex Otton, ‘Amor de’ fashion

“Oh joy to be confronted with the largest choice of sustainable fabrics and sustainable fabric producers I have ever seen in one place. Well done for bringing together so many sustainable mills and producers.” 

 

Cock & Bull

“Each time I visit…I am impressed with the number of alternative fabrics that are available.”

 

Style with Heart

“I really appreciate the initiative and think it’s very important to have this expo on sustainable fabrics. It was a clear set up and I’m looking forward to pass by the next time!”

 

Kuyichi

Exhibitor Testimonials

“The Future Fabrics Expo was a wonderful platform to deliver the critical sustainability message amongst the fashion industry.
The visitors were able to learn, understand and share the latest in sustainable development in different areas, meet and discuss the new
initiatives of future materials, with industry wide representatives. We were really impressed that visitors attended from all over the world,
and were so receptive to the innovative and constructive ideas showcased throughout the Expo in their discussions with us.”

“We are more than pleased with the latest Future Fabric Expo in London. It is the only textile show where we participate as a core exhibitor, and we certainly intend to continue doing so! For us, the concept is very much unique in that it has an open and welcoming collaborative concept. It creates a wonderful atmosphere where like-minded people that are serious about making our industry more sustainable can come together to share, listen, learn and create.”

“The Expo was a great experience for us as a Sustainable Packaging company. It was very well organized and we were able to meet many exciting brands all the way from start-up stage to some of the largest brands around.”

“Sustainability, allows us to join hands with other industries in the pursuit of a common goal, since we all should embrace this cause. Although this type of event is not a natural habitat for an outsoles manufacturer, we´ve got an incredible feedback from all types of professionals in the fashion industry.

It has also brought us new challenges, as we´ve got requests for other types of business, using our factory and sustainable approaches.

We´ve started this path of a circular approach more than 10 years ago. Nowadays, it´s rewarding to be at events where we find people in line with our vision. We will definitely be back to present our new advanced sustainable solutions, as this is ongoing process.

The time is now!”

“There is no better EXPO than The Future Fabrics Expo when it comes to sustainable fabric sourcing.The work done by the team at The Sustainable Angle is exemplary; curating eco-fabrics with easy to source reference sections. A must for anyone interested in ‘Doing Fashion Better’. As a manufacturing exhibitor at the 8th Expo, we have benefited from new contacts, business relationships, and projects.The TSA is a leading light in the fashion and textile industry.”

 
 

“As the UK business development manager for three of the exhibitors at the 8th Future Fabrics Expo (Mozartex, Profits Fund Group, and Comistra ) I found the event to be a great networking and learning opportunity, connecting all elements of the supply chain from fibre producers through to finished garments. The event was also well-represented by various academic institutions, which will undoubtedly be a key driving force in terms of expanding the UK sustainable textile industry. I can thoroughly recommend it.”

 

Steve Jones, owner SJ Global Textiles

“Having been to every single one of The Sustainable Angle’s showcase since it’s inception – the 9th Future Fabrics Expo, had a huge change in interest which was overwhelming!

It has been incredible to watch the show grow to its present size and its understanding of the big issues which face our material world.

This year as always did not disappoint- with speaker and panels discussing issues and the new focus on regenerative agriculture was a surprise and a huge takeaway!

The state of soil has never crossed my mind as being an issue – nor had I considered that there were finite limits to the ground in which we grow food and material. Lectures this year highlighted over farming and huge industrial size plant and animal productions – that are killing our soil.

The lack of agricultural rotation accompanied by loss of opportunities to clean our environment thru healthy growing was some of the points discussed – with microbes and biology having reparative qualities that are being denied through abusive soil treatment.”

 

Designer, Michelle Loewe Holder

“We like the Sustainable Angle a lot because dedication towards really environmentally friendly fabrics meets knowledge about materials and trends. Since years they are working hard bringing together material suppliers and interested designers and buyers. We always get a lot of good business leads through the show which is also long-lasting. Highly recommended as a platform.”

 

Lebenskleidung

“The Future Fabrics Expo curate the world’s best in class solutions for the fashion industry, and we could have not been more honoured to participate.
With The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at its core, the Expo brings together small and large suppliers and brands to share resources that encourage collaboration, and most importantly, educates its attendees with thought-leading panel discussions and presentations.”

 

Circular Systems

“We were delighted to be included in this year’s Future Fabrics Expo.  Offset Warehouse is an ethical textile company that works with designers in the fashion industry, and this event was perfectly targeted towards that sector. As we operate primarily online, the expo is a great place for designers to touch and experience our fabrics without having to purchase samples. Participating in the expo was completely hassle-free, requiring only an excel spreadsheet and a box of fabrics – the Sustainable Angle took care of the rest. The event was busy with lots of visitors, and we had many followup inquiries from designers, already with a history of working ethically, who may not have found us otherwise.” 

 

Offset Warehouse

“Thanks for everything and all your support and feedback, and most importantly a successful show! PhotoGanic | Organic Fabrics is thrilled to be involved with such a fresh and dynamic team, and, gauging form the initial response to this latest show, we believe that the Future Fabrics Expo will move from strength to strength in reaching a wider audience and educating more and more designers about the importance and availability of sustainable textiles worldwide. We are already looking forward to the next one.” 

 

PhotoGanic | Organic Fabrics

“We love small designers and start ups, they have the excitement, energy, and courage we enjoy working with, and there seemed to be lots at the show. We have really enjoyed the feedback and response to our fabrics from visitors to the Future Fabrics Expo – many many thanks for all your hard work.”

 

Organic Textile Company

 

“The big interest of the Fashion industry in sustainable textiles showcased by The Sustainable Angle indicates great potential for the Future Fabrics Expo, as they offer a platform for the textile industry as well as sustainable initiatives like CmiA.”

 

Aid by Trade Foundation

“The Future Fabrics Expo is one of the most exciting events in the sourcing calendar. The FFE team has done an incredible job curating such a wide range of amazing exhibitors – nowhere else is there such a variety of innovative and sustainable fabrics, plus the seminars are insightful and thought-provoking. One not to miss!”

 

Supply Compass

Workshop Testimonials

“Great choice of fabrics and nice to see alternatives in cruelty-free production. At The Sustainable Angle’s workshops, we feel optimistic about finding sustainable options to suit our brand!”

Shrimps

“Thank you!! Very informative, lots of new mills to look into. Very inspirational!”

 

Paul Smith 

“Thank you for organizing this talk, it offered a great insight into the ideas and challenges we face in the industry.
The talk was a lovely opportunity to gain insight into Yak fibre, to hear Thecla’s story and experience as well as see the beautiful collection first hand, they have created. 
Being able to speak to Thecla and take samples away was great as we could share what we have learned with our teams.”
 
 
Ted Baker

“The Designing for sustainability: pros and cons of natural and man-made fibres masterclass were really beneficial, with lots of practical points to build into our design process, and very up to date information on new fabric and sustainability developments. The Sustainable Angle team was really welcoming and it was a great opportunity to learn from their expertise in a small group.” 

Mantis World

” With clear presentations, inspiring examples and hands-on sample exploration, the Future Fabrics Expo Masterclass have really given me further understanding and confidence to begin making lasting sustainable changes in my own company.”

 

Matthew Oliver, Product Designer, Larsson & Jennings

“Thanks so much, very helpful to see the collection throughout the year too has definitely helped develop our collection.”
 
 
Esther | Fabric for Freedom 
“Really informative with plenty of information about the fabrics.”
 
 
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