Fabric of Life
Fabrics for a Flourishing Future
24th January, 2019
How next-gen technologies and innovative textiles are disrupting the damaging environmental impact of the fashion supply chain.
Nina Marenzi is the Founder and Director of The Sustainable Angle and the creator of the Future Fabrics Expo. Nina works all over the world to champion sustainable textiles and innovations, to improve the sustainability of global textile mills, and to extend networks in the fashion and textile industries.
Neva Murtha leads Canopy Planet’s Second Harvest Campaign and works with Canada’s major magazine publishers and North America’s leading printers to develop visionary procurement policies for forest conservation and agricultural residue paper development.
Phil Townsend is responsible for delivering the environmental sustainability program for M&S’ Clothing & Home business. Working with the central Plan A team, buying teams, sourcing offices and suppliers, he leads the development and implementation of the key raw material strategies used within M&S. He also works on other projects to develop sustainable supply chains from farm to store – including traceability, animal welfare, chemical compliance and leading the eco-factory programme.
Stacy Flynn is a textile and apparel specialist who is actively reinventing the textile and apparel business model to preserve the future of apparel. She is the CEO of social purpose corporation, Evrnu, which uses a patent-pending technology that recycles cotton garment waste to create premium, renewable fiber.
Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE's Sustainability Editor-at-Large. In 2018, she was made Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative. She’s been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014.
Amanda Johnston is curator and consultant at The Sustainable Angle, having curated the sustainable textiles collection and Future Fabrics Expo since its inception. She has a background in design consultancy and education, and has co-authored two books. Amanda teaches at the London College of Fashion, and regularly runs sustainable materials workshops.
Explore textiles with a lower environmental footprint and innovative sustainable fabrics that are changing the way fashion impacts the natural world. Series guests will start the evening a private tour of the Expo and its Innovation Hub led by curator Amanda Johnston (event-only guests will also have access to explore on their own) followed by a panel discussion. The topic will cover environmental issues in the complex fashion supply chain, its impact on biodiversity and opportunities opening up through innovation.
6:00 PM - Expo After Hours
7:00 PM - Panel
London WC1B 4DA
The Sustainable Angle is delighted to announce that the 8th Future Fabrics Expo will present its largest ever dedicated sustainable materials showcase at a new venue, Victoria House, Central London (Holborn WC1) in January 2019.
Our aim is to provide the fashion industry with a one stop shop for accessing a broad range of material solutions, and the strategic tools needed to respond to the critical imperative to change current practices presented by the wasteful and polluting impacts of the fashion and textile industries. Since our inception in 2011, the Expo has facilitated and supported sustainable sourcing practices, enabling fashion brands to begin diversifying their fabrics and materials and lowering environmental impacts.