he online project for materials arises from a collaboration between the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Deckers Brand-owned Ugg, with the aim of replying to the growing demand for green cutting-edge materials by brands and designers, while assisting the fashion industry in connecting with key innovators, vendors and resources across fashion’s material sourcing community.

The open-access Materials Hub on the CFDA website will allow designers to map out means to strengthen their impact within materials and provide educational and professional development opportunities for all, hosting a series of public webinars about material innovation, from fibres to fabrics and packaging.