Festival of Natural Fibres
On 8th September, Ecosophy will be participating in the Festival of Natural Fibres, an event exploring how we can get rid of plastics in our textiles, find solutions in nature and build a society that is more connected.
Over half of the textiles produced globally are made of synthetic fibres, such as polyester, acrylic and nylon. These fibres are constructed from plastic polymers, such as PET, and when they are washed, they shed tiny fibres, called microfibres, which travel through our waste system and into the sea. Due to their tiny size, they are easily consumed by marine life and can thereby travel up the food chain, potentially onto our plates.
The Festival of Natural Fibres, which is being organised by the Khadi Initiative in collaboration with a network of ethical brands, will explore the natural alternatives to synthetic fibres that exist. The event will include talks, panel discussions and workshops on topics such as nettle fibre, botanical inks and the diversity of natural fibres that are grown in the UK.
Ecosophy will have a stall where we will be displaying our new products, such as our organic cotton towels and a new range of naturally dyed cushion covers.
We look forward to seeing you on 8th September.
Location: Craft Central, The Forge, 397-411 Westferry Road, London E14 3AE (10 mins walk from Mudchute and Island Gardens DLR stations)
Tickets and further information: https://bit.ly/2NhGcph