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China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for…

China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for others

"The Chinese textile industry has become a key player after decades of reform. In 2018, Chinese production of chemical fibers made up over two thirds of the global production. “Textile exports from the country also increased by 3.5 per cent to reach 37.6 per cent of the world’s total in 2018, while apparel ... Read more

Sustainable cotton farming grows in India with new schemes

Sustainable cotton farming grows in India with new schemes

"Since the cotton producing regions have unique soil and agro-climatic conditions, the cotton produced by them are of different varieties and staple groups. The different varieties of cotton produced in India include medium staple, medium long staple and long staple. The country has largest area under Bt Cotton cultiva... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2020 to help tap new opport…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2020 to help tap new opportunities in the sector

"The next Spring Edition will be held from March 11-13, 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. To be organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) alongwith Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre, the expo will enable worldwide textile suppliers and buyer... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with…

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with compliance

"To cater to this demand of their consumers, GST continuously invests in new technologies to ensure top performance and sustainability of their products. The group has laboratories close to its factories to customise the testing of its products It can also provide fast lab testing and adapted onsite testing, helping wi... Read more

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyb…

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

"The United Nations recently declared an 11-year deadline to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. UK-based NGO Fashion Revolution has launched a Black Friday campaign that encouraged people to protest against mindless consumption and retailers to abstain from providing discounts.  Similarly, Extinction... Read more

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainabl…

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

Alexander, the Reinach, Switzerland-based diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals, serves the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets globally. The leading company operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized p... Read more

Sustainability forces brands to rethink fast fashion

Sustainability forces brands to rethink fast fashion

"With sustainability gaining traction across the globe, fashion brands are going all out to align operations with better environmental practices. This was evident from all the fashion shows held last month in New York, London, Milan and Paris which focused on sustainability. Spanish fashion retailer Zara announced its ... Read more

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

"With fashion trends changing at the drop of a hat, consumers throw away nearly 83 percent of their clothes and shoes into garbage bins every year. Some brands also burn their unsold stock to protect their exclusivity. A glaring instance of this is Burberry which destroyed $36 million worth of unsold clothes/accessorie... Read more

Arvind in India, redefines cotton cultivation with new initiative…

Arvind in India, redefines cotton cultivation with new initiatives

"It’s popularly said, that ‘leaders don’t do different things, they do things differently. A recent embodiment of this is Arvind, the leading textile manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of denims in India. The brand rewrote the history of cotton cultivation in India when it partnered Better Cott... Read more

Hong Kong designers increase global footprint blending innovation…

Hong Kong designers increase global footprint blending innovation and design

"The February 2019 edition of New York Fashion invited three Hong Kong fashion designer labels, 112 Mountainyam, Anveglosa and Heaven Please+ to showcase their Fall/Winter 2019 collections. In addition, medium to high-priced fashion clothing bearing Hong Kong designer labels are being sold at renowned department stores... Read more

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

"The company outlined the tastes of New York by showcasing 'conversational' prints and scenic designs. The company’s florals in a patchwork arrangement are currently very much on trend and are set to be one of the key looks for the spring/summer 2020 season. Another European exhibitor Lyon-based Ercea Internation... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Brands introduced a bunch of initiatives for ensuring sustainability in denim manufacturing, these drove up the cost of the garment. So the real challenge before Morrision was to offer customers a more sustainable solution at much closer price value proposition. He believes, though people are interested in being carbo... Read more

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

"The realisation that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world is also impacting consumer behavior. For instance, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took a zero-emissions sailboat to New York for the UN’s climate conference this summer instead of the regular airplane. Similarly, brand H&a... Read more

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Tibi tote creates ants-inspired, eco-friendly tote

Fashion brand Tibi has created an eco-friendly philanthropy tote inspired by ants as drawn by p... Read more

Burberry reduces emissions by 43 per cent

During 2018-19, Burberry reduced its market-based emissions by 43 per cent. In the same period,... Read more

Jeanologia joins sustainability initiative

Jeanologia has committed to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With the aim of building more ... Read more

Inditex commits to recycling

Inditex has committed to using only organic, sustainable or recycled polyester, linen or cotton... Read more

PVH Corp’s emission targets gets Science Based Target Initiative approval

PVH Corp, owner of iconic brands, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Speedo an... Read more

COP25 encourages collaborators to take steps to achieve net zero emissions

The Steering Committee of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action  ... Read more

Asia Pacific Rayon cleans viscose rayon making

Asia Pacific Rayon is committed to clean production of viscose rayon fiber. The company constan... Read more

Neonyt to focus on sustainable fashion brands

Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation, will gather green fashion la... Read more

Denim project Jeans Redesign attracts brands and mills

Denim brands and fabric mills have joined Jeans Redesign. The project has been launched by &lsq... Read more

Synthetic down jacket makers doing away with giant ovens

The synthetic down in puffy jackets comes at an environmental cost. One stage of the manufactur... Read more

Guess joins Make Fashion Circular

American retailer Guess has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular... Read more

Genesis uses recycled fabric and polymer in S/S ’21 collection

Europe -based denim and garment maker Genesis’ spring/summer 2021 collection incorporates... Read more

New technologies, sustainability and women workforce to spur the growth of …

Any industry that hopes to prosper has to put the welfare of its workers on par with business p... Read more

EU Design makes corozo buttons

The EU Design/Fenili Group has introduced a collection of garments that feature buttons and emb... Read more

PG Denim turnover up 40 per cent

PG Denim’s turnover increased 40 per cent in 2019. The company continues to create a uniq... Read more

Lenzing aims at 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

By 2030, Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions by 50 per cent. Now a further milestone has... Read more

“Brands need to incorporate sustainability in their business models.”

Bimal Arora, Honorary Chairperson, Center for Responsible Business, Aston Business School Bima... Read more

Sri Lanka-based Hirdaramani prioritizes sustainability

The Hirdaramani Group, based in Sri Lanka, prioritizes sustainability in its business model. It... Read more

Europe cuts fashion emissions by 24 per cent

The fashion industry in Europe has cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 24 per cent between 2008... Read more

African fast fashion may swamp ethical fashion

Fast fashion brands are heading for Africa now. The effects will be catastrophic for the enviro... Read more

Ralph Lauren sets targets for using renewable electricity

Ralph Lauren will power all of its offices, distribution centers and stores with 100 per cent r... Read more

Bestseller to focus on digital operations and sustainability

To deal with its falling profits, Bestseller aims to innovate its digital operations besides in... Read more

Burberry phases out harmful chemicals

Burberry intends for every single product it sells to have at least one positive attribute by 2... Read more

Apparel industry contributes six per cent to greenhouse

The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The in... Read more

Australian Fashion Council signs UN Fashion Charter

The Australian Fashion Council has become the second fashion body to sign the UN Fashion Charte... Read more

Lenzing launches Tencel™ Lyocellfibres

Lenzing Group launched the Tencel™ Lyocellfibres with low fibrillation properties.Produce... Read more

New sustainability report outlines 14 strategies

In a new report titled ‘The Future of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry’, expe... Read more

Lycra upgrades fibers to support sustainability

Lycra’s long-term goal is to get to a fiber made with post-consumer content. The company ... Read more

EU looks to reduce textile waste

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union annually uses 1.... Read more

Top retailers join viscose screening plan

High street retailers like New Look and Morrisons have signed up to a new sustainability roadma... Read more

With demand growing for sustainability, prices of products to dip

The global market is increasingly being saturated with misleading messages about sustainability... Read more

Levi Strauss cuts reliance on wholesalers

Levi Strauss is cutting its reliance on wholesalers and refocusing on women’s clothing. N... Read more

Erode to host Weaves from November 27

Weaves will be held in Erode from November 27 to 30, 2019. The textile fair is looking at attra... Read more

Kingpins New York to focus on sustainability

The upcoming edition of Kingpins New York, the trade fair dedicated to denim, will focus on sus... Read more

The Lycra Company to showcase EcoMade fibers at Kingspins New York Denim

The Lycra Company will showcase its Lycra® EcoMade fibers type 166E and 162E, currently pro... Read more

Global organic cotton production on the rise, India among the leaders

World organic cotton production grew by 56 per cent last years, reveals Textile Exchange. Organ... Read more

ISKO launches new recycling program

ISKO denim mill has recently welcomed to its family of innovations it’s most revolutionar... Read more

ZDHC to host conference for the domestic apparel industry

Extending its regional activity chain, the ZDHC Foundation will host a conference with the them... Read more

Consumers turn away from fast fashion

Millennials and Gen Z are becoming aware of the massive ecological damage that fast fashion is ... Read more

Prada’s loan carries sustainability provisions

A loan which Prada has taken from a bank carries with it stringent provisions relating to susta... Read more

Millennial consumers force business to become responsible

Millennials in the US insist on sustainable products. So, retailers, manufacturers and brands a... Read more

SACTWU accepts BRICS summit declaration

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has... Read more

Fast fashion brands lose younger customers with growing awarness

Younger American consumers are becoming aware of the devastating effects of fast fashion on the... Read more

Isko launches recycled fabrics

Isko’s latest series of performance fabrics is made with certified recycled materials. Th... Read more

Patagonia launches new range from old, damaged clothes

Patagonia recently launched a new range called ReCrafted which uses worn out, damaged goods and... Read more

Advance Denim reduces energy use

Advance Denim has reduced its energy consumption per yard of fabric by 42 per cent since 2013. ... Read more

Bangladesh Denim Expo puts the spotlight on responsibility

Bangladesh Denim Expo was held from November 5 to 6, 2019. The expo attracted 99 exhibitors fro... Read more

Candiani launches world’s first biodegradable stretch

Candiani and Denham have launched the world’s first biodegradable stretch denim. Candiani... Read more

Consumer preference of leather declines

A recent Vogue Business poll reveals consumer opinion of leather has plummeted in recent years.... Read more

Sri Lanka focuses on recycling fabrics

Sri Lanka is recycling 30 per cent of its waste into fabric and brushes. Trischel Fabric, a sub... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger launches capsule collection inspired by past

Tommy Jeans Sport Tech Denim is Tommy Hilfiger’s capsule collection inspired by the past.... Read more

APR participates in Bali Fashion Trend Spring Summer 2020

Exhibiting commitment to sustainable fashion in Indonesia, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) participate... Read more

Birla Cellulose launches new viscose line

Birla Cellulose has achieved a breakthrough in manufacturing viscose fiber using pre-consumer c... Read more

Levi’s launches new capsule collection

Levi’s recently launched a capsule collection through its eco-friendly line Wellthread de... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger turns to 3D design

Tommy Hilfiger is using 3D design technology. This will allow the company to meet consumer need... Read more

Piave Maitex to showcase new extended collection at Munich Germany

Piave Maitex will participate in the Performance Days show with its extended collection Again. ... Read more

Gap partners with Hkrita to develop sustainable soulutions

Gap has partnered with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (Hkrita) to dev... Read more