“The future of sustainability for fashion and textiles lives in the realm of science. Advances in biofabrication and material reclaim are enabling the creation of a truly circular design economy which seamlessly blends material innovation with digital systems for transparency.”
On the 16th of January, Future Tech Lab Chief Innovation Officer Dr Amanda Parkes moderated a seminar on Building a Sustainable Material Culture through Technological Innovation at Première Vision in New York. She presented the potential of science for future high-tech and eco-friendly fashion evolution, accompanied by the inspiring examples of FTL’s portfolio companies.
Première Vision is the global textile event for North American fashion professionals. Each year the event brings together leading creatives of the fashion industry from all the world to provide exclusive insights and solutions that will shape tomorrow’s industry. This year’s program raised important issues about sustainability and gave each visitor an opportunity to understand what can be done to move towards a more sustainable future. This was done through Smart Creation program: A Smart Library, where leading sustainable-development exhibitor products were showcased, a Smart Wardrobe, with finished outfits by fashion brands, and Smart Talks, to debate and compare experiences with sustainable fashion experts.