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

“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

“It [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 learned 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 Perfomance

“[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 visualising 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

“…a small but perfectly formed affair!” – Ted Baker

“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, designer

“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

“What a great opportunity to be able to see the various approaches and aspects of sustainability and be able to compare the fabrics side by side.” – Designs on Earth

“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

“Future Fabrics Expo is brilliant and cohesive and provided me with lots of interesting new solutions” – Ada Zanditon

Exhibitor Testimonials

“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”.
Vanessa Barker 
Papillon bleu

“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

“Future Fabrics Expo is a wonderful show organised by a professional team of enthusiastic people. For us, as a fabric supplier focusing on long term sustainability, this exhibition is an ideal place to meet likeminded clients. The expo carefully safeguards its sustainability standards, which is not only great for the market, but also attracts high level brands. Good for business: we are surely coming back & can’t wait to see how to show develops in the years to come.” – Cindy Peng the COO of GAC

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

“I am so glad I had the chance to attend the 5th Future Fabrics Expo, and I have had a very good experience working with The Sustainable Angle. Straight after the show I started working with my R&D team to create more varieties of our Seawool fabric, and wish to showcase them with The Sustainable Angle again.” – Hans Global Textile

“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 enquiries from designers, already with a history of working ethically, who may not have found us otherwise.” – Offset Warehouse

“The Future Fabrics Expo is more than a unique and selective exhibition. It is a place to be innovative and bold. It is a space to dare to break with convention and societal expectations in order to bring humanistic values to the forefront of the conversation in the fashion and textile industries. Our world is changing very rapidly and a hub like the Future Fabrics Expo is contributing to help the industry, and consequently our society, catch-up with the needs of our times.” – Silvana Palacios, Selvacolour ™

“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 joined the Future Fabrics Expo because we firmly believed in the concept of sustainability. Through this forum we can show the world Pakistan’s resolve to be an active player in the crucial matter of sustainability. The response we get from visitors to the expo is most heartening, and we welcome all queries about our denim products from all. The integrity shown by The Sustainable Angle to this cause has had us sponsoring the Future Fabric Expo, and we shall continue our support in the future.” – Kassim Denim

“The Future Fabrics Expo, organised by The Sustainable Angle, gave a great opportunity to make the many visitors aware of GOTS. The Expo allowed us to make the link between GOTS and the touch and feel of really sustainable fabrics that carry our logo and which are available to designers now.” – Christopher Stopes UK Representative of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

“This is going really well, there were already several brands contacting us a few days after the expo” – Elmer & Zweifel

“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 Future Fabrics Expo had a real buzz about it and was a great opportunity for us to meet a cross section of the Fashion industry interested to think about where their products are coming from and how they have been made. It is great to see so many people passionate about sustainability, and we hope the event will continue to grow.” – Historic Futures

“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

“We really enjoyed participating at the Future Fabrics Expo. It was great to have the opportunity to share our research with the fashion and textile industry, and we had some brilliant conversations that will help contribute to the development of our work. The digital and physical space curated by The Sustainable Angle captured an exciting and important movement for the textile and fashion industry that is gearing towards future developments in transparency, open innovation and new collaborative partnerships.” – FIREup

“We are getting many e-mails from customers that are ordering colour swatches [right after the expo] and that is really positive. We are really pleased with The Sustainable Angle’s work. We think it is important to have our material shown on their website and expo.” – Atlantic Leather

“The Future Fabrics Expo was a great launching point for the London Cloth Co and has led to new business, and contact with one of the UK’s biggest fashion retailers. The expo outshone the entire SVP trade fair, in terms of accessibility, interest and creativity.” – London Cloth Company

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 fabric sourcing team 

“Thank you for organising 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 learnt with our teams”.
Laura Broadfoot – Production Assistant, Ted Baker

“The Designing for sustainability: pros and cons of natural and man-made fibres masterclass was 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 were really welcoming and it was a great opportunity to learn from their expertise in a small group.” – Sophie Lang, Associate Merchandiser,  Mantis World

” With clear presentations, inspiring examples and hands on sample exploration, the Future Fabrics Expo Masterclass has really given me the 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。 definitely helps develop our collection”.
Esther // Fabric for Freedom 
“Really informative with plenty of information about the fabrics”. Thank you
Jenny and Ruth- People Tree