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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

Sustainability enters mainstream with new age designers

Sustainability enters mainstream with new age designers

"Textile industry has gained pole position of polluting the environment, which is only after oil industry. A recent report by Yale Environment 360, testifies that in the US alone, people dispose off about 12.8 million ton of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman and child. India is one of the largest ... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing pr…

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

"Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International (CCI) recently said disposable, fast fashion has made a big contribution to the rise of synthetic, man-made fibres that are cheap to manufacture, though not easily recycled, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment. Unfortunately, scientific resea... Read more

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

"A new 56-page report entitled ‘Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018’ reviews the state of the industry, analysing the sustainability initiatives currently being implemented, and offers a framework that fashion businesses can follow in their efforts to reduce their negative environmental and social imp... Read more

6th Copenhagen Fashion Summit stresses on making fashion green

6th Copenhagen Fashion Summit stresses on making fashion green

"Numerous speeches and discussions enabled audiences to gain valuable perspective and insight on issues related to sustainability and more. Eco-pioneer Stella McCartney spoke about her own journey towards developing an eco-friendly approach, emphasizing the lack of support from the rest of the industry. Entrepreneur an... Read more

Environment activists call out Levi’s as a major polluter

Environment activists call out Levi’s as a major polluter

"In a new report, ‘Too Deadly To Wear: Levi’s Pollution, the Booming Fashion Industry and Its Role in Deaths from Air Pollution and Climate Change,’ calls out the fashion industry in general and Levi Strauss, in particular, as having an outsized role in the deadly impact of climate change ... Read more

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainabi…

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

"While sustainability rankings have gained prominence however, one doesn’t really know the authenticity of these reports and on what basis assessment are done. Sustainability assessment is complex, especially where the value chain is long and products are diverse. Rules to ensure a ‘level playing field&rsqu... Read more

Blue Jeans Go Green Programme gives new lease of life to used den…

Blue Jeans Go Green Programme gives new lease of life to used denim

When denim is worn out, consumers tend to dump old clothes but now denim makers have a new way of reusing used denim. The Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling programme gives new purpose to old denim. Roian Atwood, Director – Sustainability, Wrangler points out that in 2017, the company contributed more than 43,00... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

  Global Fashion Agenda, organiser of Copenhagen Fashion Summit has unveild the full programme for upcoming edition. It features a line-up of 75 leading voices and discussion topics ranging from robots to #metoo. On May 15-16, 2018, the 6th edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will open doors at the... Read more

Recycling clothes catches up in the apparel retail industry

Recycling clothes catches up in the apparel retail industry

Earth Day once more highlights the importance of buying clothes responsibly. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Stats in 1977, clothing accounted for 6.2 per cent of US household spending; now, each households spends half as much (3.1 per cent). Earlier, retailers used to take time to introduce cl... Read more

Textile recycling gaining traction in New York

Textile recycling gaining traction in New York

"In line with various eco-efforts being taking place globally, non-profit organisation Fabscrap has invited clothing brands, designers, tailors and others in New York City to sign up for textile pickup and recycling. The organisation provides reusable bags in two colours – black for proprietary materials and brow... Read more

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from app…

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from apparel giants

“It’s the first time in history that key players from the industry have joined forces to discuss and agree on what to prioritise to improve the industry’s environmental and social footprint. It takes a coordinated effort to move the needle on sustainability, which is why this agenda for a common indus... Read more

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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

US Cotton task force sets sustainability goals

The Cotton USA Sustainability Task Force has established goals for improvements in key areas of... Read more

GFA urges brands to work on eliminating hazardous chemicals

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) has called on brands to join collaborative initiatives to help them... Read more

Wear, Sabinna partner to develop biodegradable garments

Fashion-tech firm (Wear) and a forward-thinking fashion brand (Sabinna) have teamed up to trans... Read more

API and ICM develop textile solutions

API and ICM have announced joint development in innovative and sustainable technical fabrics. T... Read more

Southern India Mills Association to tie up with an external agency

Southern India Mills’ Association plans to tie-up with an external agency to ensure that ... Read more

Mounting problem of textile waste

The mounting problem of textile waste is beginning to be quantified in scientific research. Acr... Read more

New garment recycling process launched

WEAR - a fashion-tech firm and a fashion brand Sabinna have collaborated to launch a novel proc... Read more

German researchers to use insects to produce fabrics

German researchers based at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnol... Read more

The North Face promotes circular fashion

Active wear brand The North Face has launched a pilot program that will promote a circular fash... Read more

South Indian mills to ensure environmental compliance

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) and Perundurai SIPCOT Textile Processors Ass... Read more

US states differ on polyester, microfiber legislation

The proposed polyester legislation from several US states in light of textile microfiber pollut... Read more

Marks & Spencer increasingly using sustainable cotton

Marks & Spencer has recently stated that for the first time with more than three quarters o... Read more

Focus on brand transparency at Kingpins Transformers

“Transparency isn’t new, but people want more information and this will become the ... Read more

Campaign highlights textile microfiber pollution

Hubbub has launched a campaign which is seeking to achieve the same kind of media exposure for ... Read more

Time to close the textile loop

The textile industry generates more harmful Co2 than the entire air and ship traffic as a whole... Read more

GOTS Seminar held in Coimbatore

GOTS India Seminar 2018 was organised by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), in Le Meridien... Read more

Textile dye companies discuss concerns for the industry

A number of textile dye and chemical companies have signed an open letter to the Stichting ZDHC... Read more

Few North American takers for second hand garments

‘Savers’ released its third annual State of Reuse Report, which reveals that while ... Read more

Next decade predicted as the transformation period for fashion industry

To reduce human exposure to damaging chemicals, the clothing and textile industry will go throu... Read more

Green showroom and Ethical Fashion Show to be merged

Green fairs Green showroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin will be merged under the name Neonyt... Read more

Recycling denims into insulation

The company Bonded Logic is credited with is a high-performance insulation that’s made fr... Read more

Indigo partners with the Better Cotton Initiative

Indigo Ag, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet... Read more

Sportswear brands innovate methods to reduce pollutants

Faced with government pressure to reduce pollutants and the need to adhere to corporate social ... Read more

M.i.h launching sustainable jeans and upcycling initiative

M.i.h. is launching its most sustainable jeans yet. The capsule collection is made in partners... Read more

Cone Denim launches sustainable denim

Cone Denim plans to release a new sustainable denim fabric into the market a blend of Tencel an... Read more

Threat from garment microfibers

Garments made with polymer-based cloth can release as many as 1,900 microfibers per wash that e... Read more

Digital Summit “Fashion for the Sustainable Development Goals” held

In anticipation of the launch of the United Nations Partnership for Sustainable Fashion in New ... Read more

Used clothing spells business in South Africa

Secondhand clothing imports dominate African markets.They accounted for half the fall in employ... Read more

Angora rabbit fur on the firing line

Angora rabbit fur is being used for sweaters, hats, gloves, and more. Angora rabbits have long,... Read more

Jack & Jones sets standard in environmentally friendly jeans manufactur…

Jack and Jones brand sets now new standards in the field of environmentally friendly jeans manu... Read more

Fashion summit takes up ethics

The sixth edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 was held in Denmark on May 16. Policymaker... Read more

Redress to hold Design Award 2018 in September

Redress will organise ‘Design Award 2018’ the world’s largest sustainable fas... Read more

Microfibers in focus at recent Planet Textiles

Planet Textiles was held in Canada, May 22. Textile technology that can recycle discarded cloth... Read more

Isko joins ZDHC

Turkish mill Isko is a member of the ZDHC Foundation. Isko joins forces with other 94 ZDHC cont... Read more

Project Effective reshapes value chains

Project Effective is a multi-company collaboration to produce more sustainable fibers and plast... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit urges to adopt socially responsible practices

A group of panelists speculated at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS) about the various impact... Read more

US benefits from used clothing exports

The United States is the world leader in exporting used textiles. Exporting used clothing and... Read more

Swedish brand Kappahl joins SAC

Swedish fashion chain Kappahl has become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). ... Read more

Textiles to account for a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions by 2050

If growth in fashion continues along its current trajectory, by 2050 the textile industry would... Read more

Primark to redesign the fashion industry

Primark has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative that... Read more

Ethical Fashion Group launches Common Objective

Common Objective (CO), a new digital platform that aims to make sustainable business decisions ... Read more

Tintex joins the "Make Fashion Circular” initiative

Tintex Textiles is participating in the Make Fashion Circular initiative by the Ellen MacArthur... Read more

Brands join circular economy initiative

Some of the biggest names in fashion are joining forces to create a thriving industry based on ... Read more

Canadian company makes recyclable clothing

Faire Child, based in Canada, makes recyclable clothing.This includes children’s raincoat... Read more

Dyers’ event in Mumbai

The Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC) organized an event in Mumbai, April 20. The theme was ... Read more