Our core project, Future Fabrics Expo, focuses on how fashion’s environmental impact can be lowered through textile innovation, and novel ideas to transform the fashion system and design practice.

www.futurefabricsvirtualexpo.com is an online sourcing platform to make the hundreds of sustainable materials and resources available any time, from anywhere.


We also consult on sustainable fabric research and sourcing for brands, running workshops and consultations in brand HQs, and delivering international talks and educational projects.

The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation that initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry and society, and that help make it easier for companies, institutions, and individuals, to make better informed decisions when it comes to sustainability.

Environmental Criteria

The Sustainable Angle selects fabrics for the Future Fabrics Expo according to quality, aesthetics and suitability for both fashion and function.

To ascertain environmental impact, we assess each fabric and mill individually against the following environmental criteria, which have been developed together with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

The fabrics and mills are not definitively graded, but are awarded the following symbols in relation to the provenance, processing, raw materials and systems management involved in the fabric production, in order to help easily identify and choose materials.

As well as these key criteria, ethical and local production, recycled materials, and entirely certified supply chains are taken into consideration.

Water – the reduction of water use and wastage across the textile supply chain, the treatment and filtering of effluent and wastewater, and use of exemplary wet processing methods.
Waste Waste – the utilization of identifiable waste streams for textile production and the reduction and recycling of solid waste throughout the textile supply chain.
enegry Energy – reducing the carbon impact across the textile supply chain, use of renewable energy, and employing production methods that reduce reliance on petrochemicals.
biodiversity Biodiversity – the preservation and promotion of biodiversity, with an emphasis on diversification in textile fibres; moving away from a global dependence on raw materials that utilise unsustainable agricultural practices or result in the depletion of finite natural resources.

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