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If you want to create truly sustainable products you need to think outside the box of conventional design. Understanding the components of your product, the origins of your raw materials, the production processes and all the related costs is essential. Informed innovation is the key to creating a product that is both sustainable and marketable.

It is unlikely that in the first instance you will be able to address every component of the product, you may want to source hemp silk as a primary fabric for your dresses but find it is too difficult or too expensive to source sustainable fabric for your lining. As long as you understand what you are doing well and what you can improve on you will be able to take a systematic approach to your product design and development.

You must carefully research the related costs in every area of your sourcing and production so that you can design your garments and plan your ranges in a way that will allow you to of-set some of the increased costs associated with using sustainable fabrics.

Explore some of the links on this page to find out more about sustainable design and visit some of the UK based suppliers of sustainable fabrics. You can also download our simple pricing guide.

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