Discover best-practice textiles for the future of fashion
This tool aims to introduce fabrics buyers and designers to international mills and suppliers of sustainable textiles, allowing constant access to specification and sustainability focused information about fabrics with a reduced environmental impact, any time, from anywhere.
Mill Spotlights This Week
Discover more about the mills we are spotlighting from our Future Fabrics Virtual Expo this week. Gain an industry insider’s perspective on the challenges faced when producing sustainable materials, and discover how they are adapting with innovation.
Resilk: A Regenerated Silk Innovation By Mantero
Mantero has been developing RESILK®, a regenerated silk fabric made from silk production waste. The fabric was designed with the goal to maintain and respect the intrinsic value of silk fabrics, their environment and the work behind their creation: from the cultivation of the mulberry and silkworm to the creation of yarns and fabrics.Read More
Banana Fibre: An Interview With Bananatex® Co-founder Hannes Schoenegger
Bananatex® material is a made from banana plants called the Abaća. The material can be composted to close the product cycle loop, from plant to bag and back into the soil. The sustainable farming of Abaća plants in the Philippines has been a key contributor to the regeneration and reforestation of areas that were once eroded by soil damage due to monocultural palm plantations…all while ensuring jobs for local farmers.Read More
Diversifying the Fibre Basket with Pyrates Smart Fabrics
Choosing operations that use processing innovations and take a responsible position on how we balance and manage our precious resources can help sustain our planetary boundaries. Pyrates is a R&D company and textile supplier who specialises in the manufacture of PYRATEX®, a collection of luxury knitted fabrics made from organic, upcycled, or biodegradable fibres which consume less water, energy or CO2 during the production process.Read More
Through its use of agricultural raw materials, the fashion industry and its supply chains are directly linked to the degradation of soil, conversion of natural ecosystems and biodiversity loss caused by conventional intensive farming practices.
Instead, fashion needs to switch to sourcing its raw materials from regenerative and restorative production and farming systems. This will embed sustainability into products, with the aim of contributing positively to people and planet.
Explore the definitions surrounding regenerative agriculture, learn about indicators of soil health and the positive impact on climateLearn More
Materials from Regenerative Agriculture Systems
Forgotten Plant Fibres
As concerns over the environmental damages caused by conventional cotton and viscose production increase, the fashion industry has seen a resurgence of interest in forgotten cellulosic fibres that can be farmed more sustainably. Discover different bast plant fibres such as linen and hemp which help replenish the soil with nutrients and provide rewilding habitats.
Bombyx Silk Ltd.
Cultivated silk is inextricably linked to mulberry tree cultivation, which, when farmed in a balanced ecological system, can provide environmental and economic benefits, and restore and regenerate the soil. Discover different methods used in regenerative silk production.
Wild Animal Fibres
Steiff Schulte GMBH
A fashion industry that supports diverse fibres ensures that animals are protected and integrated into the ecosystem. Along with sustainable farming and production, fashion can preserve our land and species while leaving a positive social impact on the livelihoods of farmers, who are stewards of the natural world. ALPACA fibres are inherently more sustainable than many other options because of the animals themselves.
Reinventing Cotton Classics
Organic Cotton Colours
ORGANIC COTTON COLOURS grows organic cotton in all its natural colours, such as ecru, brown and green shades and hues, which prevents the need for dyeing. Key elements make up the regenerative farming practices of this classic fibre favourite, such as the prevention and minimisation of soil erosion, and cycling crops according to season without the use of pesticides.