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CO Expo 2022: Sustainable Materials Showcase

​Find solutions to your fabric and material needs, get answers to your tricky sourcing questions.

When it comes to sustainable materials sourcing, there are more options than ever before.

In this slideshow, we introduce a range of materials suppliers on CO that are ahead of the game - including two winners of the prestigious CO 10 Leadership Awards. From silk to lace to wool, cotton, and bio-fabrics. For more information check out their profile on CO or watch the video in the CO Expo Hub. 

When it comes to sustainable materials sourcing, there are more options than ever before.

In this slideshow, we introduce a range of materials suppliers on CO that are ahead of the game - including two winners of the prestigious CO 10 Leadership Awards. From silk to lace to wool, cotton, and bio-fabrics. For more information check out their profile on CO or watch the video in the CO Expo Hub. 

Sourcing Insights

Fast-growing leather alternatives include:

  • Plant-based leather from a vast range of vegetable and fruit by-products
  • Recycled leather from pre-consumer animal leather scraps
  • Bio-fabricated leather from collagen grown from yeast in a lab

What's next for leather alternatives? Biodegradability improvements and the elimination of PU from plant-based leathers at scale.

Sourcing Insights

Fast-growing leather alternatives include:

  • Plant-based leather from a vast range of vegetable and fruit by-products
  • Recycled leather from pre-consumer animal leather scraps
  • Bio-fabricated leather from collagen grown from yeast in a lab

What's next for leather alternatives? Biodegradability improvements and the elimination of PU from plant-based leathers at scale.

Global Green 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Netherlands

Best for: innovative sustainable materials for brands that want to make a difference.

Global Green partner with Nova Kaeru, EcoSimple, and Torcetex and support brands in the full development and improvement of products.

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Global Green 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Netherlands

Best for: innovative sustainable materials for brands that want to make a difference.

Global Green partner with Nova Kaeru, EcoSimple, and Torcetex and support brands in the full development and improvement of products.

Connect on CO

Moralfibre 

BRAND & SUPPLIER, India

Best for: natural, biodegradable, handcrafted fabrics and manufacturing.

Moralfibre track climate change parameters and are members of the Fair Trade Forum. They help to generate livelihood support to 2500+ artisans.

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Moralfibre 

BRAND & SUPPLIER, India

Best for: natural, biodegradable, handcrafted fabrics and manufacturing.

Moralfibre track climate change parameters and are members of the Fair Trade Forum. They help to generate livelihood support to 2500+ artisans.

Connect on CO

MTI

SOURCING AGENCY, USA

Best for: sourcing sustainable materials for garments or accessories.

With 10+ years of experience, MTI have established global partnerships with eco-conscious mills and garment factories. MTI supply brands across North America and Europe.

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MTI

SOURCING AGENCY, USA

Best for: sourcing sustainable materials for garments or accessories.

With 10+ years of experience, MTI have established global partnerships with eco-conscious mills and garment factories. MTI supply brands across North America and Europe.

Connect on CO

Cocccon Crafts Loom 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, India

Best for: supplying high-quality peace silk. 

Cocccon Crafts Loom produce a wide variety of luxury non-violent organic silk fabrics.

Connect on CO

Cocccon Crafts Loom 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, India

Best for: supplying high-quality peace silk. 

Cocccon Crafts Loom produce a wide variety of luxury non-violent organic silk fabrics.

Connect on CO

Nativa 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Italy

Best for: luxury combed wool with blockchain traceability.

50 years of thought leadership in wool has led to a data-driven approach to material traceability. They provide verification through the scanning of a QR code.

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Nativa 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Italy

Best for: luxury combed wool with blockchain traceability.

50 years of thought leadership in wool has led to a data-driven approach to material traceability. They provide verification through the scanning of a QR code.

Connect on CO

Organic Lace by Modespitze

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Germany

Best for: GOTS certified embroidery and embroidered guipure lace.

Operating in Germany since 1897, Modespitze produce guaranteed high-quality materials for bridal wear and more.

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Organic Lace by Modespitze

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Germany

Best for: GOTS certified embroidery and embroidered guipure lace.

Operating in Germany since 1897, Modespitze produce guaranteed high-quality materials for bridal wear and more.

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Pigeonwishes 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, United Kingdom

Best for: sustainable fabric and bespoke buttons. 

Products include Lenzing Tencel, Bemberg Cupro, Lenzing Modal, Orange Fiber and more.

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Pigeonwishes 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, United Kingdom

Best for: sustainable fabric and bespoke buttons. 

Products include Lenzing Tencel, Bemberg Cupro, Lenzing Modal, Orange Fiber and more.

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Here are some other suppliers across CO's network:

Anuprerna Artisan Alliance, ARTISAN PRODUCER, India - Handwoven natural textiles using indigenous weaves & techniques.

Symphony Fabrics, MANUFACTURER, India - Premium quality GOTS certified organic fabrics, garments, and accessories.

Mojopanda Exim Private Limited, MANUFACTURER, India - Handknitted GOTS certified organic wool & silk products.

Naturtex Eko Peru, BRAND & SUPPLIER, Peru - Yarns, fabrics, apparel & accessories crafted from organic fibres.

Here are some other suppliers across CO's network:

Anuprerna Artisan Alliance, ARTISAN PRODUCER, India - Handwoven natural textiles using indigenous weaves & techniques.

Symphony Fabrics, MANUFACTURER, India - Premium quality GOTS certified organic fabrics, garments, and accessories.

Mojopanda Exim Private Limited, MANUFACTURER, India - Handknitted GOTS certified organic wool & silk products.

Naturtex Eko Peru, BRAND & SUPPLIER, Peru - Yarns, fabrics, apparel & accessories crafted from organic fibres.

Thermore, MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Italy - Research and produce thermal insulation for garments.

Alma Green Design, MANUFACTURER, Spain - Fully circular sustainable bedding from recycled cotton.

Marasim, ARTISAN PRODUCER, US - Discover skilled artisans with rich textile making, embellishing, and farming practices.

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Thermore, MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Italy - Research and produce thermal insulation for garments.

Alma Green Design, MANUFACTURER, Spain - Fully circular sustainable bedding from recycled cotton.

Marasim, ARTISAN PRODUCER, US - Discover skilled artisans with rich textile making, embellishing, and farming practices.

Visit the CO Expo 2022 Hub

Do you have a specific manufacturing or fabric requirement?

Check out CO Create - our new tool that helps your ideal sustainable supplier find you.

Find out more

Do you have a specific manufacturing or fabric requirement?

Check out CO Create - our new tool that helps your ideal sustainable supplier find you.

Find out more

Revisit CO Expo 2022

Watch back and hear from Helen Palmer, director of materials, textiles and knitwear at WGSN, in discussion with Rodrigo Lopes of Global Green on material innovation - plus sustainable material providers to tick all your boxes.

Watch the recording of this session

Revisit CO Expo 2022

Watch back and hear from Helen Palmer, director of materials, textiles and knitwear at WGSN, in discussion with Rodrigo Lopes of Global Green on material innovation - plus sustainable material providers to tick all your boxes.

Watch the recording of this session

Common Objective (CO) brings together over 50,000 members dedicated to doing fashion better, from across the industry supply chain.

Make the most of CO by:

  1. Updating your preferences
  2. Building your network
  3. Creating a business profile
  4. Accessing resources and training

Let's build a fashion industry that works better for everyone. And the planet.

Common Objective (CO) brings together over 50,000 members dedicated to doing fashion better, from across the industry supply chain.

Make the most of CO by:

  1. Updating your preferences
  2. Building your network
  3. Creating a business profile
  4. Accessing resources and training

Let's build a fashion industry that works better for everyone. And the planet.

Visit the CO Expo 2022 Hub