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Copenhagen Fashion Summit to put the spotlight on sustainable sol…

Copenhagen Fashion Summit to put the spotlight on sustainable solutions

"The upcoming Copenhagen Fashion Summit, to be held in May 2018 is set for a revamp. As per the new format, the global multi-stakeholder event will expand to two days, allowing more time to explore the many Summit components, including the new Innovation Forum, which boasts of more than 50 sustainable solution provider... Read more

Fibre testing system to augment sustainability check

Fibre testing system to augment sustainability check

"Textile sustainability has been gaining traction lately and putting a lot of pressure on fashion companies to take sustainable route. While some go by standards organisations like GOTS or ISO, to learn more about the supply chains of their favourite brands, we still don’t have scientific evidence to show exactly... Read more

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

"More than ever, the eco-efficiency of the textile & clothing industry has been under scanner with many associations taking steps towards enhancing sustainability in the apparels industry. This was the topic of discussion at the recently held exhibit in New York at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It focused on rethink... Read more

Bangladesh RMG focus on sustainability, adopt water saving techno…

Bangladesh RMG focus on sustainability, adopt water saving technologies

"The popularity of Bangladesh RMG is such that every third European has a T-shirt made in Bangladesh and every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. The country exports $28.14 billion worth of the item or 6.4 per cent of the global share and the export target by 2021 is to push it up to $50 billion. Th... Read more

China’s ban on textile scrap import hampers global recycling prog…

China’s ban on textile scrap import hampers global recycling programs

"As a stepping stone, textile companies have taken the onus on themselves to ensure sustainable development. While on the other hand, a new ban on scrap textile imports in China could curb global textile recycling progress. In one of the first initiatives, a recent life-cycle assessment (LCA) of a waterborne polyuretha... Read more

Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone to showcase sustainable denim rang…

Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone to showcase sustainable denim range

"Global denim mills will congregate at Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone in Munich, September 5-7, 2017 to present their Autumn/Winter 18-19 collections. Their major target is making a mark in the German and Northern European markets. These mills bring forth innovations and new product lines, with focus on sustainab... Read more

Indian apparel companies focusing on sustainability measures

Indian apparel companies focusing on sustainability measures

"Just like corporates in steel and automotive industries, apparel companies are increasingly waking up to sustainability and doing their bit to go green. In line with this, Pratibha Syntex, Indore, is going to be the first company to release its sustainability report. Last year, Arvind, had produced its first ever sust... Read more

Future of fast fashion lies in becoming sustainable

Future of fast fashion lies in becoming sustainable

"With rapid movement of styles from catwalk to retail shelves, fast fashion is space in everyone’s wardrobe. And as Tasha Lewis, a professor at Cornell University’s Department of Fibre Science and Apparel Design says, the rate of new fashion cycles has accelerated to a feverish pace. It used to be four seas... Read more

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

"It was a great platform for companies eying to connect with British brands, at the recently concluded London Textile Fair, held at the London Design Centre in Islington. As John Kelley, show organiser and Textile Events owner, says there was a huge range of fabric producers, print studios and accessories and a strong ... Read more

UK fashion designers focus on sustainability for S/S18

UK fashion designers focus on sustainability for S/S18

"Total ethical spending in the UK is now worth £54billion (2016) and represents around 7 per cent of all UK consumer spending. The value of overall ethical sales grew by 8 per cent to £38 billion in 2015, during a period when inflation barely rose above 0.5 per cent, says the new Ethical Consumer Markets re... Read more

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle a…

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

"Birla Cellulose becomes one of the first viscose staple fibre producers to earn the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its products as well as to complete the audit conducted by the Rainforest Alliance. As in recent years, fashion as an industry is blamed to have emerged as a rapi... Read more

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

"A new investigation report has found fast fashion majors such as H&M, Zara and Marks & Spencer are buying material produced in factories that devastate peoples’ health in Indonesia, China and India. Toxic run-off from the manufacture of viscose, a supposedly environmentally friendly fibre used to make cl... Read more

Post Trump’s pullout, Brands pledge We Are Still In

Post Trump’s pullout, Brands pledge We Are Still In

"When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate agreement last week and sent the world careening toward a global environmental calamity, a historic collection of parties in the United States came together in response."       When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate agr... Read more

BD Denim Expo showcased sustainable ways to grow business

BD Denim Expo showcased sustainable ways to grow business

"With exhibitors from 12 countries, four unique seminars and workshops, and a bigger ‘Trend Zone’ with a brand new ‘Information Exchange Zone’, the 6th edition of the BD Expo marked another leap forward. Highlighting the importance of developing business relationships and promoting best working ... Read more

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