Natural and Recycled: The Sustainable Future of Fabrics

DesignTextile Making



9 May 2022 - 14 May 2022, 10:00 - 17:00
15 May 2022, 11:00 - 16:00


Kiosk N1C

108 Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard

Natural and Recycled: The Sustainable Future of Fabrics



Explore the sustainable future of textiles with Dodds & Shute, design industry experts in responsible manufacturing, and Yarn Collective, the textile company specialising in recycled and natural fabrics. Discover Yarn Collective’s recycled collections that are beautifully woven with offcuts left over from clothing production, reducing textile waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

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This collaboration between Dodds & Shute and Yarn Collective aims to help raise awareness of sustainable innovation, imagination and products in the design sector, with a special focus on textiles.

Yarn Collective creates natural and recycled textiles while still supplying fabrics of the highest quality. Its recycled textile collections, Albee, Molly and Jack – all on display over the week – are beautifully woven with recycled cotton from the fashion industry. The cotton is offcuts left over from the production of clothes that otherwise would have gone to landfill. In the UK alone, 1.7kg of fashion waste per person is landfilled each year. Yarn Collective hopes that recycling fashion waste can help lessen the impact we all have on the environment. The company is committed to never having a large number of textile collections, feeling that too often this only leads to unnecessary waste. Instead, it opts to keep its number of ranges small, comprising of timeless textiles, from cottons to velvets to bouclés, that designers can return to again and again. By the end of 2022, the company’s ambition is for at least 70% of its collections to be made with recycled materials.

Dodds & Shute is a design-led procurement practice, delivering aspirational furniture to luxury interiors. It specialises in providing a tailored service to each of its clients, focusing on sustainability, cost planning and design consultancy, and is dedicated to sourcing the most sustainable products. Dodds & Shute works with designers and end clients to help them to achieve their environmental goals and deliver more sustainable projects. The company is optimistic that the design sector can evolve into a transparent and responsible force for change and wants to play a key role in the evolution of the industry. It has a comprehensive understanding of supply chains and responsible manufacturers and is proud of its collaboration with Yarn Collective and the textile company’s innovative approach to helping tackle society’s problem with textile waste.

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