Future Fabrics Virtual Expo
The Future Fabrics Virtual Expo showcases individually selected sustainable fabrics that are an alternative to today’s most used textiles, which are predominantly made from polyester and conventional cotton fibres.
The production and processing of textiles are polluting water, air, and soil, wasting energy and natural resources, and impact upon human health as a result of being in contact with toxic substances.
A diverse range of natural and man-made materials suitable for mid to high end, mainstream, and independent fashion companies have been chosen to showcase on the Future Fabrics Virtual Expo, which are selected according to our environmental criteria, quality, design, and innovation. These fabrics demonstrate an on-going commitment to improved performance across the supply chain, which includes fibre cultivation, and processing, spinning, weaving, knitting, bleaching, dyeing and finishing. All individual fabrics are provided with background information on how they have been produced with a reduced environmental impact.
The materials address the following environmental principles which were established with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, and in addition, ethical and local production, recycled materials, and entirely certified supply chains are taken into consideration.