Future Fabrics Expo 2013

The 3rd Future Fabrics Expo took place once again in London, in a similar format as the previous two editions (2011, 2012), showcasing several hundred individually selected fabrics with a lower environmental impact from over 50 international mills. In addition, extensive background information on sustainability in fashion and textiles, and the latest textile and processing innovations was included.

For 2013, the expo was hosted in a commercial setting as part of Fashion SVP, the leading fashion event specialising in near-shore fashion manufacturing (Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, on 22nd – 24th September). Fashion SVP, established in 2011, showcased over 70 companies from full-service to CMT, able to produce ladies’, men’s and children’s wear knitted and woven collections.

As well as organising the 3 day long expo, The Sustainable Angle’s curator Amanda Johnston presented one of the most visited seminars, ‘The Sustainable Future of Textiles’, of the 2 day Fashion SVP seminar series.


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“The Future Fabrics Expo was very enlightening. It is great to see the global textile industry uniting to a deeper cause of sustainability. I would also take this opportunity to congratulate the team for putting up a great show and for the support Extended”- Mr Shreyaskar Choudhary, MD Pratibha Syntex Ltd, India

“Oh joy to be confronted with the largest choice of sustainable fabrics and sustainable fabric producers I have ever seen in one place. Well done for bringing together so many sustainable mills and producers.”

“Each time I visit…I am impressed with the number of alternative fabrics that are available.”

“The expo was very good and the cause is really important. The expo was very well put together… I really appreciated the expo, and I would like to visit again.”

“What a great opportunity to be able to see the various approaches and aspects of sustainability and be able to compare the fabrics side by side.”

“…a small but perfectly formed affair!”

“Future Fabrics Expo is brilliant and cohesive and provided me with lots of interesting new solutions”