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What We Learnt About Sustainability & Innovation at Industry Events
We have a stacked calendar of industry events that we attend and exhibit at. As well as learning the latest about sustainable materials, innovation and branding from others, we use these opportunities to share what sustainable initiatives we can make possible for top fashion, homeware and sportswear brands.
Read on to find out what we learnt at recent events at home and across the globe.
Premiere Vision Paris - Feb 2023
In February, we exhibited at one of our favourite industry events, Premiere Vision Paris. Premiere Vision helps connect all members of the fashion industry and highlights innovative solutions and new products from suppliers worldwide.
This year, we showcased our new sustainable range — the Earth in Mind collection. From packaging to trims, we showed new and prospective customers our latest products whilst displaying our keen focus on sustainability.
Read on to discover some highlights.
Colour creativity and material sourcing
Premiere Vision is the perfect place to browse the latest fashion trends and innovations. There was an incredible variety of styles and colours showcased in the forum areas, signalling the start of a new season for fashion enthusiasts worldwide.
One of the most interesting trends that caught our eye was the shift away from traditional leather towards more sustainable alternatives. In the smart creation area of Hall 4, we saw a plethora of innovative materials on display, including Mycelium, Pinatex, Olive and other eco-friendly options.
We look forward to seeing how these new innovative products and materials will shape the future of fashion and contribute to a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry.
This three-day event was a whirlwind of networking, discovering fresh product innovations and indulging in delectable French delicacies. As always, our team was thrilled to showcase our range board rail which is a great place to browse our offerings and draw inspiration from our latest designs and trends.
We were also excited to make new connections with brands looking to partner with a branding specialist like Weavabel. The show provided an excellent opportunity to introduce ourselves and discuss potential collaborations. We also had the pleasure of reconnecting with existing brands and clients, providing the perfect platform for us to strengthen these relationships face-to-face.
We can't wait to see what the future holds for the fashion industry and the collaborations that lie ahead.
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London Textile Fair - Jan 2023
We had the pleasure of exhibiting at The London Textile Fair, the biggest industry show in the UK, showcasing collections from 500 international exhibitors. One of the biggest focuses for this year's fair is sustainability — specifically how we should all be making more conscious decisions in our day-to-day lives to gradually improve mindsets for the future.
Read on to discover some of our highlights.
Sustainable Technology, Robotics and AI
Technology is becoming a force for good, helping to increase sustainability, traceability and accountability, allowing us to make more considered decisions and review the environmental impact they may have.
At Weavabel, we use various technologies to produce, emboss, brand and embellish our luxury garment and packaging trims. We put great emphasis on the materials we use to create low-impact products and the energy consumption of our production process to make the entire process environmentally-minded.
There's been a dramatic improvement in materials, processes and technology in recent years, including the introduction of robotics and AI, which has had a profound impact on production techniques. These new developments have helped to improve lead times, reduce waste and improve costs.
The increase in plant-based materials has helped develop the circularity of many items across the fashion industry. Material integrity has been on our radar for a long time and is incorporated into our own product development and ethos. It's great to see the strides in industry come to life and be met with new and surprising solutions.
The London Textile Fair is fantastic for sneak peeks of some of the upcoming industry trends for 2024, including the colour palette of Spring/Season 2024. We're seeing baked tones such as terracotta and stone as well as neutrals and washed-out hues. In many scenarios, these are complimented by earthy, leafy greens and browns and accented by more striking, oceanic blues.
"Heated brights" elevate many textile concepts showcasing fiery reds and sunsets oranges. There's even the occasional splash of pink for a truly tropical affair.
When it comes to textures and fabric there are many new entrants. Body mapping, gradients and psychedelic prints take us back to the seventies, while heavily digitalised prints ground us in the modern day. Natural dyes, ribbed surfaces and patchwork make every material feel kitsch and lean into the feel-good trend of upcycling.
Find Innovative Textiles, Anytime
Innovation doesn't end at live events. We're always looking for ways to reinvent the wheel and improve the impact of industry favourites. Want a quick way to digest this information? Download our cheat sheet which breaks down our bestselling, most environmental materials in detail.