In a bid to provide year-round online access to a range of sustainable fabrics and textile mills, The Sustainable Angle, which initiates and supports projects that contribute to minimizing environmental impacts, has released the first version of its forthcoming Future Fabrics Virtual Expo.
The 3rd edition of Future Fabrics Expo in London displayed hundreds of sustainable fabrics. After encouraging response from visitors, the idea of launching a virtual expo concept was born. The concept is an online source of exhibitors that can be referred to after the event, wherein the Future Fabrics Virtual Expo also provides more in-depth information on textiles and mills.
This online version of the expo features six mills including Kassim Denim with organic cotton denim fabrics, textile designer Susan Gaunt Design with British wool, and Club Masters of Linen, with European linen. The second and more in-depth version of the Future Fabrics Virtual Expo will be launched in spring 2014. It is intended to provide an online tool for communication between textile mills and fabrics buyers and designers, allowing information on sustainability and sourcing to be easily shared, available on a subscription basis.