UPDATE: Future Fabrics Virtual Expo has now launched. See here.
The Sustainable Angle will soon be launching the Future Fabrics Virtual Expo to provide year-round online access to a curated range of sustainable fabrics and mills. It has been conceived to extend the lifespan of their successful 3rd Future Fabrics Expo, which took place in September 2013 at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London.
Due to great demand they have developed the first trial version of the virtual expo, to allow designers and buyers to tap into their resources, as a glimpse of what is to come in Spring 2014. This first trial version includes six mills which represent a diverse overview of sustainable fabrics, from organic cotton denim, British wool, and sustainable silks, to Lenzing Tencel®, linen and organic cotton blends, low impact leather, European linen, and woven and knitted qualities.
In Spring 2014 they will launch the second stage of the Virtual Expo, showcasing the dozens of mills and hundreds of fabrics usually featured in the annual Future Fabrics Expo. This is intended to function as an online tool to link mills with fabrics buyers and designers, allowing constant access to sourcing and sustainability information about fabrics with a reduced environmental impact, any time, from anywhere. They will be updating the virtual expo seasonally and sharing their insights and finds from the main global textile fairs that they visit.
Buyers, designers, and expo visitors will no longer need to wait until the Future Fabrics Expo to discover new sustainable fabrics and mills, and The Sustainable Angle will be able to more effectively and continuously share the diverse range of fabrics and information that is rigorously researched throughout the year.
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