We recently attended the 9th Future Fashion Expo hosted by the Sustainable Angle, which is the largest dedicated sustainable selection of organic, plant-based and recycled fibres. It showcased the latest innovations in fabric development while promoting the positive benefits of using sustainable materials with low impact, both in production and post life.
The four key criteria for selecting materials with low environmental impact are:
Biodiversity – Grown and sourced materials that preserve natural ecosystems and have organic and regenerative principles
Energy – Suppliers that transition away from fossil fuels, both raw materials and energy
Water – Materials created in systems that reduce, reuse and recycle water and ensure water systems are not depleted or polluted
Waste – Reducing and eliminating waste at every stage of the textile production process and adopting circular models to regenerate waste into new materials.