The Sustainable Textile Library at the s.LAB provides designers with a comprehensive resource to better understand the impacts of using different textiles, how to source sustainably preferred materials, and examples of innovation and technology within the apparel industry.
Visitors to the s.LAB can learn how over 30 different fibers are made, manufactured and used, and the environmental and social impact of each of those fibers. Additionally, we have an extensive collection of sustainable textile swatches and can help designers source the best materials for their work via our consulting services.
Once a month, we invite sustainable textile mills, suppliers or representatives to show their new collections to our community of designers in order to expose them to new developments in the textile or fiber world. Suppliers bring swatches, yarns or raw fiber along with a presentation on the production process and supply chain for their mill.
We use the presentation as an opportunity not only to showcase new technologies in materials but to answer questions about supply chain, sustainability and textile development.