“We are all interconnected, people, animals, our environment. When nature suffers, we suffer and when nature flourishes, we all flourish.”
Dr. Jane Goodall
Future Fashion Fibre wants to trigger a change within our current textile production system, which is often unsustainable in terms of social standards, animal welfare and the environment. In order to achieve a shift in the production and consumption of unsustainable textiles, the project is focusing on the very beginning of the fashion supply chain: the actual fibre creation.
Future Fashion Fibre is a platform for sustainable textile innovation and a meeting point for likeminded designers and consumers. Its aim is to promote sustainable fibre production and to make innovative materials better known. To begin with, the project explores alternatives and substitutes for conventional silk. Therefore peace silk, banana fibre and soy fibre are being compared on different sustainability aspects and their individual qualities are assessed in comparison to conventional silk. The project showed that each one of these fibres has a positive impact within fibre and textile production, such as animal welfare (peace silk) or fibre creation from ‘waste’, resulting in a resource saving production process (banana fibre, soy fibre). The capsule collection supports these finding by providing a visual fibre comparison within each individual garment. While silk alternatives were compared as part of this project, the website will furthermore be extended to other innovative fibres in the future.
Future Fashion Fibre is a website, material library and designer platform all in one. Not only can consumers and designers learn about innovative fibres, they can furthermore find out about designers who use them. The overall aim of this project is therefore to create a connection between designers and consumers in order to support a sustainable future within textile production.
The vision of this project is to contribute towards a positive change within the fashion and textile industry, starting at the very beginning of the supply chain and focusing on a sustainable approach in terms of fibre processing.
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