Future Fabric Focus
For 2022, UKFT has brought together some of the latest updates in textile innovation from the UK, alongside new developments in apparel fabrics and textile design that will be exported all around the world.
We find out how UK researchers are exploring the shift from linear to circular economies, data-driven design, late stage customisation and aesthetic communication to shape the future textile industry.
We also find out how a new UK-led project is underway to improve transparency of fashion supply chains, which could create a new benchmark for the UK industry.
We hear from Halley Stevensons, a Scotland-based waxed cotton specialist established in 1864, is underlining its commitment to sustainability and implementing a 3-year capital spend plan to update machinery to lower its carbon footprint.
We profile some of the dynamic companies that will be on show at leading textile event Première Vision in Paris this week, showcasing lighter weights in wool, cashmere, silk, linen and blends, a new range of luxury cashmere shirting and innovative fabrications with exquisite handle and drape, as well as original prints and eyecatching embroidery.
UKFT co-ordinated the project, with the generous support of The Clothworkers’ Company.
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