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UKFT launches UK responsible textiles campaign at Première Vision Paris

04/07/2022

UKFT is launching a new campaign to showcase the innovation, heritage and sustainability of the UK textiles industry with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT), Scottish Development International (SDI), The Clothworkers’ Company and Campaign for Wool.

The UK is on an ambitious journey towards a circular fashion and textiles system. UK industry and researchers are co-creating innovations along the entire supply chain, pushing boundaries to create a planet and people-positive future.

The campaign focuses on five key themes: Sustainability, Durability, Creativity, Authenticity and Innovation. Come and speak with us at stand 6B9 at Première Vision Paris and explore the future of textiles.

We would also like to invite you to join us on our stand on the evening of Tuesday 5th July between 5-6pm. Enjoy a selection of our favourite Scottish whiskies and other drinks, while learning more about the UK exhibitors and the wider UK industry at Première Vision.

Sustainability

The UK, with its expertise in natural fibres, is leading on global land stewardship programmes, ensuring wellbeing of animals at the source of our fibres and protecting the environments in which they live. Active collaborations are delivering climate-resilient farming systems, delivering sustainable and ethical raw materials with positive impact. Here at Première Vision you can learn more about UK mills and manufacturers including Samuel Tweed, which is weaving luxury mohair fabrics with RMS certification, through to Marton Mills and its new Leathley range of woven fabrics that champion local manufacturing.

FIND YOUR SUSTAINABLE UK SOLUTION

Durability

UK mills and manufacturers create high performing textiles that are durable, designed to be repairable, reused and recycled, ensuring they are long lived and long loved. At Première Vision, meet companies such as Halley Stevensons, a world-leading waxed cotton innovator, which specialises in weatherproofed apparel and luggage fabrics. One of its latest innovations is the Everwax range of sustainable fabrics and finishes. This innovative set of fabrics explores the re-purposes of ‘waste’ by-products and continues to push the boundaries for more sustainable products- evermore ensuring great protection from the elements. You can also speak to British Millerain, a fellow waxed cotton specialise which is championing its rECOver initiative at the show. British Millerain has made exciting progress in 2022, with the launch of a 100% natural wax derived from sustainable vegetable sources (rECOver Wax 6).

FIND YOUR DURABLE UK SOLUTION

Creativity

The UK is celebrated for its design-led thinking and our unconventional approach often makes the unthinkable possible. We’re continually looking for novel ways to delight customers but also find new solutions to some of our industry’s biggest challenges. At this edition of Première Vision, the UK’s textile designers including Bella Tela, Mirjam Rouden, Design Union and Now Studio are unveiling some of their latest innovative and inspiring collections for fashion and interiors.

FIND YOUR CREATIVE UK SOLUTION

Authenticity

The UK is home to some of the world’s oldest textile manufacturers, with skills built up over generations. They’re working together with new creatives to find new ways to excite luxury brands and designers with prestigious fabrics, niche production and specialist techniques. This year, flannel specialist Fox Brothers is celebrating its 250th anniversary, while Harris Tweed Hebrides is on hand to outline its vast range of traditional and contemporary designs. You can also meet John Foster, which is introducing its first sustainable traceable Oxbridge flannel bunch and Brisbane Moss, the original British corduroy and moleskin manufacturer since 1858.

FIND YOUR AUTHENTIC UK SOLUTION

Innovation

The UK has developed science-based innovations driving planet-positive processes, engineering natural solutions to man-made problems. Discover the latest updates from UK firms including Ananas Anam, a certified B-Corporation responsible for developing innovative plant-based textiles like Piñatex, and breaking barriers in the world of fashion materials to lead the way in sustainability.

FIND YOUR INNOVATIVE UK SOLUTION

UK Exhibitors

Discover some of the highlights from UK exhibitors at Première Vision Paris including Linton Tweeds, Samuel Tweed, British Millerain, Halley Stevensons, Alfred Brown, Fox Brothers, Harris Tweed Hebrides, John Foster, Kynoch of Scotland, William Halstead, Marton Mills, Ananas Anam, Brisbane Moss, Maison Henry Bertrand, Sourced Vintage, Design Union, Mirjam Rouden, Now Studio and Bella Tela.

DISCOVER THE UK EXHIBITORS

Think Sustainability. Think Scotland

Find out more about Scotland’s unique craftsmanship, skill and creativity and how Scottish textile designers, manufacturers and innovators can help buyers meet sustainable and ethical requirements.

DISCOVER SCOTTISH TEXTILES

Find out more at www.ukft.org/pvjuly22  and follow @ukftorg on Instagram.

The UK: Creators of responsible fashion and textiles