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7th Future Fabrics Expo, 24th - 25th January 2018

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Iris Studios

Adrian Mews

Ifield Road


SW10 9AE

United Kingdom

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Opening Hours:

10am - 6pm

Why attend:

  • Unique showcase of innovative sustainable fashion materials , Ideal for sourcing

  • 4000+ fashion materials with a reduced environmental impact from over 100 mills and suppliers

  • Experience innovative materials like Orange fibre, pineapple leathers, man made cellulosics like Tencel, Ecovero and Refibra, vegan leathers from apple peels, recycled materials, recycled oyster shell wools

  • Get hands on and experience for yourself the innovative materials that are commercially available

  • Explore sustainable practices within the fashion industry with background information displayed

  • Read detailed specifications for how each material is sustainable

  • Unique showcase of sustainable fashion materials: Ideal for sourcing

  • Innovation section: fashion materials for the future from algae to vegan leather from grapes and apples

  • NEW: Yarns section

  • 10 seminars held by industry experts run over 2 days alongside exp

Innovations, Fabrics and Leather Highlights that you read about in the news can actually be experienced in this unique, largest materials showcase in central London:

  • Algae derived materials
  • Apple skin vegan leather
  • Castor oil plant textile
  • Chrome-free tanned leathers
  • Cradle to Cradle certified yarns and threads
  • Ecovero, TENCEL™ Luxe, Tencel™, Refibra by Lenzing Group
  • GOTS certified Inks, fabrics, lace, and ribbons
  • Orange fibre
  • Oyster shell fabrics
  • Mushroom leather
  • Pineapple textile
  • Recycled polyester from ocean plastics

The 7th Future Fabrics Expo:

Our curated materials collection embodies a range of sustainable principles and new technologies, sourced from international suppliers and mills who demonstrate a commitment to lowering the environmental impact across the textile supply chain. Our aim is to support sustainable sourcing, enabling fashion brands to begin diversifying their fabrics and materials basket, in order to contribute to reducing their environmental impact. Each fabric has detailed specifications regarding its environmental impact, relevant certifications and the contact details of the supplier displayed.

The 7th Future Fabrics Expo will again showcase a diverse range of more than 4000 individually sourced fabrics with a reduced environmental impact sourced from more than 100 of international mills and suppliers. Alongside our showcase of innovative fabrics with a lower environmental footprint, we also feature low impact leathers and leather alternatives. Background information explaining sustainability in materials is displayed throughout the showcase. Fabrics on show will be ideally suited for a wide range of market levels and product types, making this the largest and most diverse showcase of commercially available sustainable materials in the industry. Extensive background information on sustainability in fashion and textiles, and the latest textile and processing innovations will also be showcased.


As in January 2017, we will again feature seminars from key organisations and innovators, highlighting circular economy systems and transparency in the fashion supply chain. Your ticket will include entry to the seminars which you can book upon entry to the Future Fabrics Expo, you can see previous seminars HERE

We invite you to come by to discover a diverse range of sustainable materials and resources, where we'll be on hand to talk to you about sustainable sourcing and materials.

Seminars presented by industry leaders from:

  • Beyond Surface Technologies on finishing technology with green chemistry

  • BOTTLETOP on building stores with 3D printing with recycled materials

  • Lauffenmühle about making yarns, fabrics and trims Cradle to cradle certified

  • Lenzing Group about continuously innovating with closed loop processing

  • Responsible Wool Standard on new wool standard

  • Vegea on WINELEATHER® derived from fibers + vegetal oils from wine making process

How to get there:

The Future Fabrics Expo will be held at Iris Studios, London, SW10 9AE

The nearest tube stations are

- West Brompton on the District line – only 500 yards from Iris Studios.

From West Brompton station, turn right onto Old Brompton Road for around 200 yards, turn right onto Finborough Road and then, after 100 yards, bear right into Ifield Road. Continue on Ifield Road for around 200 yards and Adrian Mews may be found on your right hand side.

- Earls Court

From earls court exit via the warwick road/exhibition centre, turn left and walk straight for around 200 yards crossing Old Brompton road, tkeep straight onto Finborough Road and then, after 100 yards, bear right into Ifield Road. Continue on Ifield Road for around 200 yards and Adrian Mews may be found on your right hand side.

Please contact us if you require further information at info@thesustainableangle.org

About us:

The Sustainable Angle has been researching and presenting high quality fashion fabrics since 2011 which are produced with the intention of reducing environmental impact throughout the fashion and textiles supply chain.

If you can't make it to the 7th Future Fabrics expo don't worry you can book a Future Fabrics Expo tailored workshop by emailing Christina@thesustainableangle.org or your place at one of our masterclasses HERE

You can discover hundreds of sustainable materials from the Future Fabrics Expo by visiting www.futurefabricsvirtualexpo.com. In addition, the whole Future Fabrics Expo can be booked by brands and organisations, to be brought to their HQ or events – please contact us for information.

Find out more about the last expo, and see photos and videos here.

Get a sneak preview of our sustainable materials and resources here.

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Visit our website www.thesustainableangle.org

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