We are definitely moving into an era of exploring solutions in sustainable materials! Since I’ve been researching and writing about sustainable CMF, I got to learn all the different types of “ingredients” for making sustainable threads and yarns. But oh wow, I have to say, what I knew was only 5% of what I saw at PV Paris! Aside from threads and yarns, just leather alone, there are unimaginable paths in circular leather and/or alternatives.

For now, these sustainable soft materials are mostly applied on wearable fashion and accessories, but soon, it wouldn’t be surprised to see them on automobile and consumer electronics. I’m waiting for that day!

Let’s walk through these sustainable innovation with photos. If you fancy these sustainable materials from Première Vision, here is the Sustainable CMF Report in PDF that you can keep in your file. Comment, download, and share!

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Leather & Alternatives

Say goodbyes to animal cruelty! Just leather alone, there are unimaginable paths in sustainability. As brands and material scientists explore sustainable solutions, circular leather and its alternatives take the front row seats in this journey towards sustainable fashion – with a foreseeable future of expanding into luxury automobiles and home appliances.

Vegan leather made from pineapple leaf fibers by Ananas Anam
Vegan leather made from pineapple leaf fibers by Ananas Anam
Vegan leather made from olive cores by Eredi Mezzabotta Maria
Vegan leather made from olive cores by Eredi Mezzabotta Maria
Leather-to-leather material circularity, ByPell, by Eredi Mezzabotta Maria
Leather-to-leather material circularity, ByPell, by Eredi Mezzabotta Maria
Leather-to-leather material circularity by Recyc Leather
Plastic-free biobased non-leather, Mirum, by NFW
Plastic-free biobased non-leather, Mirum, by NFW


Threads & Yarns
Since fashion retailers started introducing affordable and convenient clothes in the 90s, the exponential growth of fast fashion has resulted in significant waste. To address these environmental consequences, brands are challenged to explore alternative paths for sustainable threads and yarns, with the hope of stitching together the environmental wounds across the fashion, interior, and various other industries.

Eco yarns made from pineapple leaf fibers by Ananas Anam
Eco yarns crafted from bamboo by Ettitude
Textile-to-textile material circularity by Coleo
Wool-to-wool material circularity by Manteco
Wool-to-wool material circularity by Manteco
Biobased yarns derived from protein by Spiber Inc
Biobased yarns derived from protein by Spiber Inc
Eco yarns made from ore stones by AddElm
Eco yarns made from ore stones by AddElm
Regenerated yarns made with marine litter from the ocean as part of the Seaqual Initiative
Regenerated yarns made with marine litter from the ocean as part of the Seaqual Initiative


Sustainability & More!
Sustainability doesn’t end with leather and fabric! Global brands are actively embracing innovative solutions and regenerative materials, paving the avenue for a more responsible and sustainable future for all. This is just the beginning. We can expect a growing presence of sustainable materials in upcoming exhibitions and in-market products across various industries.

Visor panels made from post-consumer fishnets by Recyctex
Polyester yarns made from post-consumer bottles by Recyctex
Polyester yarns made from post-consumer bottles by Recyctex
Cork-composite rubber material in development by NFW

Download Sustainable CMF Report from Première Vision

Problem-solving ??? ?????. Former head of CMF at Motorola. A New York-based and world-traveling Design Consultant with over 13 years of specialty in CMF Design. 高雄囡仔,前摩托羅拉CMF設計團隊負責人,目前定居於紐約並遊牧世界,任自由撰稿人兼CMF設計顧問,持續投入在CMF設計的科普推廣,並為WGSN及羅技等公司提供CMF專案支持或諮詢服務。

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