The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation that initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimising 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.
The Future Fabrics Expo is our main project taking place yearly and focuses on how fashion’s environmental impact can be lowered through textile innovation, and novel ideas to transform the fashion system and design practice. Yearly we show over 3000 materials from 100 suppliers, and have over 650 visitors from major luxury brands, high street retailers, and start-up brands.
The Future Fabrics Expo is a curated, sourcing platform and information resource for a broad range of innovative, high quality fabrics, leather and leather alternatives with a reduced environmental impact. Over the last six years we have increased the visibility of innovative sustainable textiles and leathers, showing that they are both commercially viable and suitable for fashion, by promoting and communicating them to the fashion industry in a jargon-free and positive manner. Promoting mills and material producers with a reduced environmental impact in a number of pop ups and consultations as well as the annual Future Fabrics Expo
Nina Marenzi, While Nina was researching for her dissertation ‘Organic Cotton: Reasons Why the Fashion Industry is Dragging its Heels’ for her MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at Imperial College, she interviewed numerous fashion designers, representatives of the textiles industry, and NGOs. As a result, the need for a curated sustainable textiles showcase became apparent and the Future Fabrics Expo was born. Nina has previously worked as a consultant on various environmental policy initiatives, and set up The Sustainable Angle in 2010 to initiate and support projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of industry.
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: Fabric For Fashion, and Fabric For Fashion The Swatch Book (both published 2010; 2nd edition 2014). Amanda teaches at the London College of Fashion, and regularly runs sustainable materials workshops, delivering presentations and seminars internationally, both at industry events and in educational forums. Amanda has a degree in Fashion Design from Kingston University.