Future Fabrics Expo 2012

The second Future Fabrics Expo was once again hosted by The London College of Fashion with the support of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, on 7th – 9th November 2012.

As in 2011, the expo showcased over 500 high quality lower environmental impact fashion fabrics, suitable for mainstream, mid- and high-end fashion.

The second edition also explored a wider framework: it aimed to provide an even more inspiring and informative sourcing experience by looking deeper into the fashion and textile supply chain, in order to drive forward the discussion on sustainability, and to demonstrate that responsible fashion design goes beyond using sustainable fabrics.

In all our projects The Sustainable Angle aims to creatively showcase novel approaches to improving the fashion design system as well as fashion design practice.


“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


“The 6th Future Fabrics Expo has a great selection of fabrics and fashion materials, and the guided tour!” – COS


“The 6th Future Fabrics Expo is a very visionary and inspiring showcase. It is the future.” – M&S


“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.”


“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


“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