Hugin reiser til London og ser fremtiden!

 

7th Future Fabrics Expo

Hva: 7th Future Fabrics Expo
Hvor: Iris Studios, ved Earls Court
Når: 25 januar 2018

Hugin vendte snuten mot London og besøkte Future Fabrics Expo for å lukte på nye unike løsninger for fremtidige produksjoner og gjett om vi fant hva vi lette etter!

Future Fabrics Expo er en samling av produsenter og leverandører som stiller ut nye og spennende løsninger innen metervare. Vi vet at alle bruker uttrykket "nye og spennende løsninger" men når vi blir møtt av fibre utvunnet fra ananas blader, lær fremstillt fra sopp og Tencel® basert denim så føler vi at vi kanskje underdriver litt.

almost 5000 materials on display

Ok, vi har ingen planer om å kle dere i ananas blader (enda). Messen i sin helhet har et sterkt felles mål med bærekraftig produksjon med Lauffenmühle som snakket om materialer med "Cradle to cradle"-sertifisering* og Lenzing Group som stolt viste frem sin "Closed loop process"**. Bærekraftig produksjon og økovennlige råmaterialer er ryggraden i Hugin. Det er første og største kriteriet når vi utvikler nye plagg og når Future Fabrics Expo´n viser frem nesten 5000 stoffprøver så kan du banne på at vi fant mange gode leverandører å gå videre med.

Christian at Lenzings lectureLenzing showing their different fibres

Vi tar all læring fra messen og foredragene med oss inn i utviklingen av nye produkter med innovative og bærekraftige stoffkombinasjoner.

Vi har en spennende framtid i vente.

- Christian & Frederick at Hugin Clothing

 

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*Cradle to Cradle® describes the safe and potentially infinite circulation of materials and nutrients in circulation.

It is a design concept, where nature has as an example. All products are designed according to the principle of a potentially infinite circulation economy. After their use, the materials return to the producer, can be traced back into the technical or biological cycle – the value chain is thus considered from the raw material to the remaining product.

The biological cycle, which is selected by Lauffenmühle, circulates consumer goods which can be recycled without pollutants after use. They become compost or other nutrients that make up new products. The waste of an old product becomes the “food” for a new product.
(hentet fra: https://www.lauffenmuehle.de/en)

 

**Sustainable Production of TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibers

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained a commendable reputation for their environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. Consumers can have the assurance that their fashion choices are not contributing to an adverse impact on the environment.
(hentet fra: https://www.tencel.com/sustainability)
The TENCEL™ fibers won the EU prize for the most eco-friendly production process thanks to its closed loop production of 99.7% and its use of bioenergy.
(hentet fra: http://www.lenzing-fibers.com/en/tencel/refibra/)

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A few more snaps from the trip :)

Paddington StationPaddington Station

Paddington

Entering the future

Classic visit to Piccadilly Circus

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The GOTS is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

Global Organic Textile Standard, Ecology & social responsibility. May 2017. The Standard. [https://www.global-standard.org/the-standard.html]. Accessed January 18, 2019.