7th Future Fabrics Expo

12 Dec 2017

I remember my first visit to the Future Fabrics Expo over 5 years ago. I was beyond excitement at the prospect of discovering new innovations in sustainable fabrics and the expo did not disappoint.

Since the visit, the Cock & Bull Menswear collection went on to create collections made from 100% organic cotton, PET (hemp and recycled polyester) and 100% hemp textiles and yarns. This year the list of exhibited fabrics is even longer than previous years and spotlights some very exciting innovations including those below:

  • Algae-derived materials
  • Apple skin vegan leather
  • Denims with post-consumer recycled cottons from Responsible denim alliance
  • Chrome-free tanned leathers
  • Cradle to Cradle certified yarns and threads
  • Ecovero™, TENCEL™Luxe, Tencel™, Refibra™, Modal™ by Lenzing Group
  • GOTS certified links, fabrics, lace, and ribbons
  • Orange fibre 
  • Oyster shell fabrics
  • Mushroom leather
  • Pineapple textile
  • Recycled polyester from ocean plastics


2018 and beyond Cock & Bull Menswear will feature some of these interesting innovations and so I am very much looking forward to sourcing at the upcoming  7th Future Fabrics Expo.  Until then below is a video from last year's event.

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