On 24th and 25th January 2019 Vegea attended once again the Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabrics Expo. This year’s biggest-ever edition was at a new venue of 22,000 sq ft at Victoria House in London, WC1.
The Future Fabrics Expo is the largest dedicated showcase of sustainable materials for the fashion and textile industry in Europe. The expo featured thousands of commercially-available fabrics and materials from suppliers who are offering innovative solutions with a low environmental footprint.
Through the resources and activities showcased at the Expo, The Sustainable Angle aims to promote and connect materials suppliers with visionary designers and brands, who realise that fashion can have a positive impact upon nature and communities by working with safe, renewable materials and responsible practices throughout the supply chain.
Now in its eight season, the largest tradeshow focused on sustainable materials hosted the products of over 1000 mills .
Nina Marenzi, founder and director of The Sustainable Angle told: “The overreliance on conventional cotton and virgin polyester, both reliant on finite resources and polluting in its production, needs to change. Sourcing materials from a wider variety of fibers, including innovations appearing now made from food waste is the way forward. Companies like Vegea have developed fabrics from agricultural waste. Solving two problems in one they are solving wastage caused by our food consumptions and turning it into natural, resourceful fibers for the fashion industry”.