In October, the textile trade show presented by Interstoff Asia will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The autumn/winter 2008 fabric collections are going green as ecology and the environment take center stage.
Here's the scoop from Interstoff Asia Via Ecotextile News:
“This season is an invitation to an ‘ecological space trip‘, cast away from monochromatic landscapes. We take note of nature‘s elements, and we are in quest for soft contacts – delicate wool, organic cotton, brushed mohair... but at the same time we are tempted by the conquest of the future and its darkness: metallic tones, onyx black, compact aspects,” said Nelly Rodi of the Nelly Rodi Agency, France.
The three trend stories, "Ice Eco", "Bobo Craft" and "Techno Fiction" will be illustrated in a vivid display using exhibitor fabrics at the exhibition, scheduled for 3 - 5 October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
*One thing I will be watching out for is how to achieve "metallic tones" in textiles, because in my experience this process is not eco-friendly if it makes up the majority of the material. For items labeled "organic" there are guidelines that prohibit the use of metallics. Download this pdf file for more information about the Global Organic Textile Standards for labeling and manufacturing.
Hmmm, maybe I should plan a visit back to Hong Kong! I love the shopping there! (FYI, when I worked for Mecca USA, I traveled to our Hong Kong design/production office over 7 times! It was in Hong Kong where my love for interior decor, retail design and spa services flourished)