The Sustainable Angle Future Fabrics Expo 2012

Future Fabrics Expo 2012 


The second Future Fabrics Expo organized by The Sustainable Angle was hosted on November 7-9 at the London College of Fashion. It provided a physical showcase of roughly 650 fashion fabrics with a reduced environmental impact which looked at biodiversity, water, waste and energy impacts and benefits, as well as interactive information and videos. The expo was intended to inform and inspire fashion designers and buyers about the variety, availability and viability of sustainable fabrics.



The expo was visited by more than 500 fashion industry professionals and fashion students. Companies in attendance ranged from independent sustainable designers to large scale and luxury companies including H&M, ASOS, Puma, Avery Dennison, Ted Baker, Marks & Spencer, Ada Zanditon, Christopher Raeburn, People Tree, and Zalando.


Organisations including the Ethical Fashion Forum, TED, Redress, and the Royal College of Art also visited, which will in turn enable a wider audience to benefit from the expo content.


Fabrics on show ranged from recycled and regenerated performance fibres such as Newlife® recycled polyester (represented by C.L.A.S.S.) and recycled nylon from Hyosung, to organic, cellulosic and local fibres such as Crabyon®, Lenzing Tencel®, 100% European traceable linen from CLUB Masters of Linen, fully certified organic pima cotton from Swiss Organics, and luxury Peruvian alpaca. Processes including laser finishing for denim, innovative dyeing techniques and natural performance attributes were also explored.



The Sustainable Angle’s London studio houses both exhibited and new sustainable fashion fabrics which are available to view throughout the year by appointment.


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Comment by Charlotte Turner on December 1, 2012 at 12:51

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for such positive feedback about the Future Fabrics Expo, we're extremely pleased you found it helpful, and hope that it has a positive impact on your work. The Sustainable Angle are really looking forward to organising the next Future Fabrics Expo and we hope we'll see you there. Do keep in touch via twitter @Sustainable_Ang to keep up to date with our upcoming events.


The Sustainable Angle

Comment by Ethical Fashion Forum on November 30, 2012 at 16:24

Hi Charlie,

Thank you so much for your message. We are delighted that you found the event resourceful and we are looking forward to participating to more events to bring together professionals and individuals to help change the face of the fashion industry.

Best wishes,

The Ethical Fashion Forum Team.

Comment by Miss Charlie Lamb on November 30, 2012 at 13:28

I attended ... was simply amazing with adorable fabrics, esp the cottons .. want them all ;-)

Bless you for organising this event - so resourceful!

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