Last month, Fashion Positive, a sector initiative of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, took the Fashion Positive Materials Collection to London for Future Fabrics Expo organized by The Sustainable Angle. It was the Fashion Positive Materials Collection’s debut at an industry trade event. We saw familiar faces in the crowd as well as new ones among the 800+ attendees over the course of the two-day show.
The event showcased a range of highly innovative new materials including a myriad of fabrics and materials addressing environmental and social impact. Long-time partners of Fashion Positive, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Textile Exchange, both presented seminar sessions during the two-day event. Fashion Positive brought material samples from the Materials Collection, which were on display in the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute booth. Laurin C Guthrie, Associate for the Fashion Positive Community and resident materials librarian, spent both days of the event meeting designers and brands and sharing information about our Cradle to Cradle Certified™ materials, the digital Materials Collection and other Fashion Positive projects, including PLUS, the Revolving Fund and our educational programming.
The Sustainable Angle has added the Fashion Positive Materials Collection to into the permanent collection of the Future Fabrics Virtual Expo. You can see photos from the event in The Sustainable Angle’s online gallery.