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Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

"Counterfeiting is a huge risk to fashion companies and is reportedly worth $450 billion. According to the UK’s Anti-Counterfeiting Group, counterfeiting and theft of intellectual property fuels drugs smuggling and cases of human trafficking. The Burberry statement says the company has careful processes in place ... Read more

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environment…

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

"The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced an update to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), a tool that enables the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impact of materials used in global manufacturing. With the most recent update, businesses around the world c... Read more

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global polluta…

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

"These fibers, made from polyester or other popular synthetics, often linger in the environment, just like plastic packaging that coats so many of the world’s beaches. They also bond to chemical pollutants in the environment, such as DDT and PCB. Additionally, the fact that the textiles from which they are shed a... Read more

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

"With Leatherworld Paris, Messe Frankfurt France intends to launch equivalent flexible materials such as fake fur - the quality and technical properties of which have improved considerably to the point of providing competition for genuine fur. This inclusion in Leatherworld has generated tremendous response with clothi... Read more

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fib…

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

"To keep up to the sustainable promise, apparel companies need to invest in finding cotton alternatives. These solutions need to be holistic and intentional, designed to alter the status quo, points out Anita Chester, Head of Sustainable Raw Materials at C&A Foundation. For her, collaboration is the key. Talking ab... Read more

VF Corp going strong on sustainability agenda

VF Corp going strong on sustainability agenda

"VF Corp, which owns 27 brands, including The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Wrangler, Lee and Napapijri, went through a complete transformation in 2016 to become a performance-driven, purpose-led business, which is based on sustainability and consumer-centric retail. Martino Scabbia Guerrini, EMEA President, VF Corp, r... Read more

Rising Transparency: A sharp increase in AGT’s list of compliant …

Rising Transparency: A sharp increase in AGT’s list of compliant companies

"As per The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT), currently there are 4,268 production sites in India where participating companies produced goods in the past year. This sharp rise in the number of production sites is a result of more companies signing up the Agreement, as well as them gaining insi... Read more

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwov…

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

"The Lenzing Group introduces Veocel, the company’s new nonwoven specialty brand. Positioned as a premium brand of nonwoven fibres for daily care rituals, Veocel provides the nonwoven industry with fibers that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally resp... Read more

REI comes up with stringent sustainability norms for suppliers

REI comes up with stringent sustainability norms for suppliers

"With growing eco-landscape, retail giant REI has come up with a new set of sustainability standards, which will apply to 1,000-plus outdoor brands it sells currently, and the ones it will sell in the future. With immediate effect, companies will need to abide by the code of conduct, pledging to uphold environmental an... Read more

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay…

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for fashion

"Garments, traditionally made from animal furs, are increasingly being replaced by synthetic materials, causing large scale deforestation. For instance, a wool sweater, earlier made from animal hair, is now being made from cotton or nylon yarn. Coats are being stuffed with goose down or synthetic insulation depending o... Read more

Global T&A industry needs to up its sustainability performanc…

Global T&A industry needs to up its sustainability performance

"The ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry’ report by Copenhagen-based Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) in partnership with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), reveals that textile/apparel is the world’s second most polluting industry after oil, and has ample room for improving its sustainability performance. The text... Read more

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Visio…

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

"The recent edition of Denim Première Vision brought to fore many developments in the denim sector. Global companies such as Bossa, Kilim and Berto presented fabrics made with fiber from post-consumer recycled denim. A panel discussion was devoted to the developments in post-consumer recycled denim (PCRD) and be... Read more

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold cl…

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothing

"As per the European Clothing Action Plan, Europeans consumed over 6.4 million ton of clothing in 2017. France alone discards 600,000 ton of clothing and accessories per year, reveals a case study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, of which only a quarter is collected in recycling bins or charity shops. Under the count... Read more

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REACH regulation criticised by European textile groups

European textile groups are blaming the REACH regulation for the relocation of the European tex... Read more

Fashion Summit HK 2018 to focus on circular economy

Fashion Summit HK 2018, set to be Asia’s largest sustainable fashion conference, will foc... Read more

Sri Lanka emerges a pioneer in ethical fashion

Sri Lanka is South Asia’s pioneer in ethical fashion. For the Lankan apparel industry, su... Read more

RIL partners Arvind to make high performance fabrics

Reliance Industries (RIL), as a part of RIL’s Hub Excellence Partners (HEP) Program, has ... Read more

Kering valuates environmental impact of its operations

Luxury retailer Kering which owns like Gucci and Alexander McQueen, has published its latest En... Read more

Australia’s Nanollose introduces innovative method to produce rayon

Nanollose has come up with an innovative method to produce rayon. Instead of cutting down trees... Read more

Amfori partners CII to boost sustainability

Amfori and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will cooperate in the areas of sustainabi... Read more

Monfort’s eco innovations a boost for denim manufacturers

Monfort, the number one supplier of finishing ranges to the global denim industry, has come up ... Read more

BCI works with 350 brands to boost sustainable cotton production

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and brand members are committed to supporting a more sustainable... Read more

Dutch brand Botter focuses on ocean pollution

Dutch fashion brand Botter has made a unique, environment-centric fashion statement. It has com... Read more

Inditex does recycling in China

Inditex will start an at-home pick up service in China for recycling garments in September. The... Read more

Green’s the way to go boost apparel exports in Bangladesh

Bangladesh feels by building its image as a green industry in the global market the country&rsq... Read more

China draws up green supply map for apparel suppliers

The Green Supply Chain Map has top notch brands as its members. This is an online transparency ... Read more

Orta makes a mark with its sustainable cotton and denim dyeing process

Demand is growing around the world for Orta Anadolu’s sustainable cotton fabrics. The com... Read more

DuPont, Bluesign team up for bio-based, high-performance polymer Sorona

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has collaborated with bluesign® for bio-based, high-performan... Read more

Waking up to the dangers of viscose

Luxury houses, retailers and brands don’t seem to be bothered about viscose’s impac... Read more

Levi’s to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 per cent

Levi’s plans to reduce 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain by 202... Read more

Importance of using preferred fibres stressed at Texworld USA

Panelists at Texworld USA recently discussed the importance of using preferred fibres. The disc... Read more

Vietnam denim show highlights latest trends in denim

Denim and Jeans show was held in Vietnam from June 27 to 28. The event brought together latest ... Read more

UN proposes to shift textile production to biogradable textiles

A new United Nations initiative that aims to make forests more fashionable has proposed that te... Read more

China and EU move toward circular economy

China and the European Union (EU) have signed a MoU on circular economy. This implies reducing ... Read more

Worn Again comes up with breakthrough polymer recycling technology

Research institute Worn Again Technologies has successfully reached its investment target of &p... Read more

Ternua, Archroma team up to create capsule collection of recycled tees

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions has co... Read more

Bangladesh apparel factories get cleaner

Bangladesh is home to some of the world’s most environment-friendly apparel factories. Th... Read more

China’s Consinee build advanced green manufacturing chain base

Consinee, founded in 1999, is China's largest spinner and exporter of cashmere yarn. Out of eve... Read more

H&M Group praised by Greenpeace

Greenpeace has praised Inditex, Benetton and H&M for leading the industry towards a toxic-f... Read more

Chinese become conscious about apparel waste

Shoppers in China are encouraged to buy items that will contribute to sustainable lifestyles. W... Read more

Wrangler joins various eco initiatives

As an apparel manufacturer, Wrangler wants to improve the environmental performance of its prod... Read more

Monforts offers Eco Line for denim finishing

Monforts supplies finishing range for the denim industry. Monforts’ Eco Line for denim is... Read more

Premium and Seek exhibitors showcase eco awareness

Many of the exhibitors at trade shows Premium and Seek held from July 3 to 5 were clearly inspi... Read more

Progress seen in supply chain cleansing of global brands

The fashion industry has made progress toward purging its supply chain of hazardous chemicals. ... Read more

ARD focusing on improving denim’s image

Alliance for Responsible Denim (ARD) is taking steps to make the denim industry more sustainabl... Read more

Polartec launches upgraded Polartec Power Fill insulation

Leading provider of innovative textile solutions, Polartec has introduced upgraded version of P... Read more

ZDHC see a few new entrants including the Nahar Group

Some more organizations have joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals program. Among th... Read more

Responsible Fashion Summit debates global fashion industry

The theme for the Responsible Fashion Summit was Earth Sensitive, with nearly every stakeholder... Read more

Indi- Netherlands team up to promote sustainability

Indian-Dutch partner organisations are working toward the goal of sustainable and inclusive dec... Read more

Isko focusrd on sustainability in all its mills

Isko has a production capacity of 250 million meters of fabric a year and works with high stree... Read more

Earth Alive launches hemp and cotton clean fiber initiative

Earth Alive Clean Technologies a leading Canadian Clean-Tech company, developer and manufacture... Read more

Euratex to promote sustainability of EU textile and clothing productions

Euratex, the European Textile and Apparel Confederation, has drafted certain recommendations to... Read more

Vietnam to introduce HIGG index in textile and garment industry

In order to build a sustainable brand for Vietnamese textiles, the Vietnam Textile and Apparel ... Read more

Forum for the Future launches online guide for sustainable cotton

Forum for the Future, along with several industry partners which form the Cotton 2040 coalition... Read more

Singtex makes sustainable bio-based nylon fabrics from coffee grounds

Singtex introduced S.Café yarn technology in 2009. Through the S.Café producing p... Read more

Safeguard measures for air quality monitoring implemented

The Suzhou Meteorological Observatory and the Suzhou City Environmental Monitoring Center have ... Read more

Milano Unica’s Sustainability Area generates interest

Milano Unica is exploring innovation, quality and a new vision for the future by creating a res... Read more

Earth Alive launches initiative to improve natural fiber production

Earth Alive Clean Technologies, a leading Canadian clean-tech company, developer and manufactur... Read more

Recycling turning a popular business model among big brands

Companies are, with an ever-increasing frequency, moving into the recommerce marketplace. Addin... Read more

Brandix, GBCSL organise environment awareness campaign

Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) with support from Brandix, organised a week-long en... Read more

Simply Be launches new range of sustainable jeans

Simply Be has become the first UK retailer to launch new jeans made from a blend of cotton and ... Read more

C&A Foundation to invest $1.5 million for circular fashion initiatives

The C&A Foundation has announced $1.5 million to fund five circular fashion initiatives wor... Read more

Two major brands contribute to circular economy

Two major brands – Guess and The North Face–are establishing programs to keep goods... Read more

Bangladesh to construct 300 green RMG factories

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed says nearly 300 green readymade garment (RMG) factories are unde... Read more

New recycling method embraces the full cycle of apparel reuse

A new report suggests the environmental impact of an item's journey continues to go unnoticed a... Read more

Activewear harmful to environment, health

Despite consumer preferences, the activewear is now dominated by synthetics, research reveals t... Read more

M&S implements sustainable cotton plan

Marks & Spencer will source 100 per cent of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2019. Th... Read more

Japanese show TGV held at UN

TGC (Tokyo Girls Collection) was held at the United Nations on May 31, 2018. This is a fashion ... Read more

Roica spearheading the stretch market with innovative fabrics

Roica’s collection of superior functional fabrics is revolutionizing the premium stretch ... Read more

EOG charter gets new members

Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) have adopted the sustainab... Read more