January 26th, 2017
Because of my interested in ethical fashion, I was able to attend this event.
Since I’m now developing the new Spring/Summer line, the invitation to go and browse through all the unique materials came at a perfect timing.
I got on the train in the morning, and I brought Emma along. We love to check out fabrics together, so of course I wanted her to be with me. Hanging out with her makes everything better, as it takes away some of my social anxiety, and turns everything into a fun little adventure.
It was easy to get to the place. Being held on a photography studio, walking into the exposition was very cool!
It was full of people, but in about an hour, we got to check every single piece of fabric being shown.
I found it to be so useful to have so many choices available, when it comes to sustainable fabric, all in one place. Selecting materials isn’t as easy as it seems, so having all these info, was very helpful.
Just look at this image, and tell me that doesn’t look like leather.
Now check what it’s made of: 100% mushroom.
There were lots of other strangely interesting fabric samples, some made from apples, others from orange fibres, and so on.
Overall I felt that it was very interesting, and I’m glad I went to check it out.
Other than the unusual fabrics I’ve shown in this blog post, there was so much to pick from when it comes to more common ones – just produced in a more ethical way – and so I got lots of photos for myself with contact details of the producing companies, so hopefully I will be able to get some fabrics for my own clothing line.
Right after the expo we headed back. It was a quick stop in London, but I figured it would be worth talking about it since it was a really cool event, and it is still going on today, in case you are interested!
Have you ever been to anything like this?