Sustainability Project

Milano Unica's commitment to sustainability in the textile apparel sector

Over time, the Sustainability Project has attracted increasing attention from its interlocutors, who recognize that the project plays an important role of information and motivation for the entire sector. This path continues to evolve significantly, with the objective of keeping attention levels high on sustainability.


The Project was launched in October 2017 with the presentation of the Save the Planet theme for the Tendenze SS 2019: a vision for a future of innovation and responsibility which further developed in the following Milano Unica edition with the presentation of a selection of fabrics and accessories produced with sustainable materials and processes.


In the July 2018 edition, Milano Unica presented the project again, recording increased interest and participation from exhibitors. In fact, the Area dedicated to Sustainability almost tripled, with 123 companies presenting over 750 samples of fabrics and accessories.  

A Catalogue was designed specifically for the Area, including information and details regarding the producers and the samples presented.

With the 28th edition of Milano Unica (February 5-7, 2019) the Sustainability Project grows further and significantly evolves compared to the past editions, launching a new approach that puts production processes at the center and, consequently, the critical role of the industry as the real driver in the pursuit of sustainable innovation.


29th edition of Milano Unica (July 9-11, 2019)

The Sustainability Project has reached its fourth edition and has changed its approach to reflect the changes occurring in industrial processes and, especially, the growing attention to proposals that stand out for their trendy and avant garde style.

For the first time, the Sustainability Project displays samples divided according to their creative and stylistic content: the “FancyGreens”  featuring greater creative content, and the “EverGreens” display a more classic and continuous style.


30th edition of Milano Unica (February 4-6, 2020) – Sustainable Creativity

The February 2020 edition completes a path of research and insight to which Milano Unica has long dedicated great commitment with an important change in the core concept of the trade show and of its Content Projects. The change involves the two conceptual souls of the event: Tendenze and Sustainability. For the first time since the Sustainability Project was first launched, the products and proposals of this area are integrated into the Tendenze Area, the creative heart of Milano Unica and one of the most iconic areas of the entire trade show.


Milano Unica's commitment to sustainability has long been extended to the organizational aspects of the event itself, with concrete steps to ensure an event with an even lower environmental impact. These include the elimination of plastic tableware in the restaurant area, the use of recycled carpeting and the installation of a compacting machine for plastic bottles at the Acqua Lauretana booth.


31st edition of Milano Unica (September 8-9, 2020)

The September 2020 edition of Milano Unica presents the exhibitors' proposals inspired by the A/W 2021-2022 Tendenze and the proposals related to the Sustainability project in a single exhibition area that, similarly to the past edition, promotes the most advanced solutions in terms of creativity and also in terms of the commitment to increasing the environmental awareness of the fashion/apparel supply chain. ​​​​​​


MU Tendenze e Sostenibilità Fall/Winter 2021-22