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Interfiliere Shanghai re-emphasises on sustainability with its fo…

Interfiliere Shanghai re-emphasises on sustainability with its focus on eco-friendly materials

"A meeting point of all global players in the lingerie and swimwear industry, Interfiliere Shanghai offered a China-based view of textiles and textile accessories for lingerie and swimwear industry. Organised from September 26-27, 2019 in the Chinese capital city, the event reflected the current fashion trends in China... Read more

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

"Official statistics released by the China Customs reveal the textile manufacturing sector is going through an intense transformation. Few years ago, many garment factories in China refused to manufacture less than 1,000 pieces of clothing on a single model. These factories also calculated their profit margins based on... Read more

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product cer…

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product certification

"For decades the home textiles business focused on launching a wide range of products. These included everything from bed sheets and comforters to towels. But recently, the industry has started to curtail its product excess as it is finally discovering that less is often more. This was particularly evident at this year... Read more

Time running out for the launch of Blockchain project in Italy

Time running out for the launch of Blockchain project in Italy

"Launched by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE) in collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia (SMI) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an American IT company, the Textile Blockchain Project is currently facing a crisis as the time for its implementation is fast running out. The project... Read more

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry le…

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

"With 1014 exhibitors from 25 countries, Texworld Paris once again asserted their dominance as undisputed leaders of sourcing for fabrics, components, trimmings and materials for the clothing industry. Spread across three halls in September, these remarkable events for anyone involved in creating fashion proved to be a... Read more

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

"Though a Bureau of Economic Analysis NIPA table notes Americans spent $391.5 billion on their clothing and footwear in 2018, their share of disposable income on these items declined from 3.8 per cent in 2007 to 3.0 per cent in 2019. Even more alarming is the fact that their global share of expenditure on fashion was o... Read more

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morroc…

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile and clothing industry

"The upcoming Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing, to be held from October 17-18, 2019 in Marrakech, will offer international buyers and retailers a complete overview of the Moroccan textile and clothing industry by focusing on varied topics ranging from fast fashion to sustainable production."   The upcoming Maroc i... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. partners with ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo

C.L.A.S.S. partners with ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo

"C.L.A.S.S. partnered ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo-the international fair dedicated to yarn held in Milan from September 25- 26, 2019. The ROICA EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard ) yarn is made with 58 per cent f pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by the in... Read more

Fashion for All gains popularity as brands transcend size, gender…

Fashion for All gains popularity as brands transcend size, gender boundaries

"For decades, most retailers and brands focused on traditional sizing with a few plus size offerings (beyond size 0-12) often hidden at the back of the store. However, it is no longer acceptable for brands to cater only to a specific size or body type. They are now reaching beyond the norm into new categories and produ... Read more

Sustainability and innovations rule Premiere Vision Paris F/W 202…

Sustainability and innovations rule Premiere Vision Paris F/W 2020-21

"Held from September 17-19, 2019, latest edition of Premiere Vision in Paris showcased innovations for F/W 2020-21. Well-attended by top international buyers and insiders, the show held a number of meetings and networking activities. Focusing on sustainability, the fair displayed several new age materials and products ... Read more

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-fri…

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly materials

"Over the last 60 years, Taiwan has evolved from a mass supplier to an innovator equipped with a comprehensive yet integrated value chain and developer of high value added products and functional textiles. One of the most significant sectors of the manufacturing industry, the textile industry now ranks among the top se... Read more

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

"From top fashion brands like H&M and Gucci to small fabric companies, all fashion lovers are making conscious efforts to reduce the colossal amount of waste filling our landfills every year. Luxury brand LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recently signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committ... Read more

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in futur…

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

"Around 60 per cent of Indian textile industry, projected to grow $223 billion by next few years, is cotton-based. Cotton cultivation consumes around 25 per cent of the world’s pesticides which is fast becoming a major cause of concern for the industry. Textile is the one of the biggest contributors of both dry a... Read more

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

"A new luxury or premium look is giving the traditional five-pocket denim a life beyond basics. New denim makers are responding to the changing mindset of consumers who now prefer brands that offer comfortable styles and designs besides using sustainable fabrics and adopting responsible manufacturing practices."  ... Read more

 
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Tinctorium creates toxic-free indigo

Tinctorium has created a proprietary bio-synthesized dye solution that can eliminate the need f... Read more

Cone Denim uses new CiCLO fibers in new collection

Cone Denim has used Intrinsic Advanced Materials’ CiCLO technology in its newest collecti... Read more

Sustainable processes acquire urgency says report

Environmental-friendly sourcing is a priority across the apparel space, says McKinsey. Reflecti... Read more

Bangladesh Denim Expo in November

Bangladesh Denim Expo will be held from November 5 to 6, 2019. The world’s leading denim... Read more

Adidas launches new initiative for used clothing

Sportswear giant Adidas has launched a new sustainable initiative that rewards customers with c... Read more

Investcorp invests $11.2 mn investment in Bewakoof Brands

Global alternative asset manager Investcorp, invested $11.2 million in Bewakoof Brands - one of... Read more

Lenzing aims at being carbon neutral

Lenzing plans to drastically reduce its CO2 footprint and become entirely carbon neutral by 205... Read more

IAF sponsors the Keqiao World Textile Merchandising Conference

The IAF sponsored the second edition of the Keqiao World Textile Merchandising Conference held ... Read more

Textile Forum to showcase 100 fabric collections

To be held from October 16-17, 2019 in London, Textile Forum will showcase around 100 collectio... Read more

UK scores in clean apparel manufacturing

Emissions created by manufacturing clothes in the UK are lower than those created by a similar ... Read more

Canopy partners with ZDHC

Canopy and ZDHC are partnering to increase their collaborative work toward taking on the negati... Read more

Bangladesh Business Forum focuses on sustainability in the RMG industry

The Annual Bangladesh Business Forum, held on October 2, 2019 in Dhaka focused on sustainabilit... Read more

Cotton USA showcases its latest innovations at Intertextile Shanghai and Ya…

Cotton USA showcased its latest innovations in smart fashion at its booths in both Intertextile... Read more

Thread maker A&E launches eco friendly threads

American & Efird (A&E) has released a new line of 100 per cent recycled, industrial sew... Read more

Lycra launches branded elastane

Lycra has launched EcoMade, its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content. The EcoM... Read more

Lenzing’s innovative fiber Refibra features 30% pulp from upcycled cotton

Lenzing has hit a new milestone with Refibra technology. The Tencel-branded lyocell fibers can ... Read more

Sustainability initiatives to help global textile dyestuff market earn more…

Researchers from the Texas Tech University have developed a method to separate toxic dyes from ... Read more

The EURATEX ’19 convention focuses on challenges, opportunities

The 2019 EURATEX convention focused on the challenges of globalisation, environmental impact an... Read more

The North Face launches new material

The North Face has launched new material known as Futurelight that aims to create a new paradig... Read more

Tencel seen as a viable sustainable alternative

Lenzing invites fashion industry players to use more environmentally friendly materials like Te... Read more

Lenzing launches botanic shoe in India

Lenzing has entered Indian footwear with the botanic shoe. The launch of botanic shoe comes at ... Read more

Archroma joins ZDHC Foundation

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

Bangladesh sells underpriced leather due to compliance issues

Bangladesh has to sell tanned leather at 40 per cent below international rates. This is because... Read more

Brands working on zero waste and clean water

Brands like Lenzing and Eileen Fisher are working toward goals like zero waste, clean water and... Read more

Phytogen renews partnership with Cotton Incorporated’s recycling program

Building on a successful first year, PhytoGen, the U.S. cottonseed brand of Corteva Agriscience... Read more

Brazilian project to strengthen organic cotton production in seven states

The new Brazilian initiative, ‘Cotton in Organic Farming Consortium’ will aid appro... Read more

Levi Strauss & Co. grants $380,000 to fellowship program

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS & Co.) is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of the... Read more

Lenzing uses blockchain to support Tencel

Lenzing will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business. This will ... Read more

H&M launches F/W collection from recycled materials

H&M’s fall/winter line is made of sustainable materials like recycled polyester, recy... Read more

FW goes circular through repair

The circular economy is helping brands hit their environmental and economic targets and succeed... Read more

Benetton launches ecological line

United Colors of Benetton’s new collection showcases experimental textiles and ecological... Read more

Re.VerSo embodies the spirit of Italy

Re.VerSo is a new textile platform that works with textile partners to produce a fully integrat... Read more

H&M’s Global Change Award to prop up startling innovations

The Global Change Award is an attempt to move the needle in a space where global consumption of... Read more

Miles Johnson and IskoTM collaborate for a new collection

Leading denim brand, IskoTM has collaborated with renowned British fashion designer Miles Johns... Read more

Sustainable brands have takers

When it comes to sustainable fashion, consumers don’t see price or style as an obstacle.T... Read more

Levi Strauss cuts down on water use

Levi Strauss is implementing a strategy aimed at significantly reducing overall water use. Supp... Read more

Australians urged to reuse waste

Australia should take cue from the circular economy on recycling, reusing its waste rather than... Read more

Second GOTS seminar held in Dhaka

The second GOTS seminar was held on September 08, 2019 in Dhaka. The theme of the seminar was &... Read more

Genesis to explore new business possibilities in China

M&J Group’s leading facility Genesis aims to explore new business possibilities in Ch... Read more

Fund promotes scalable solutions

A new investment fund aims at promoting scalable solutions around key supply chain challenges. ... Read more

Accord to consult BGMEA before snapping ties with RMG factories

BGMEA President Rubana Huq has stated the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a p... Read more

Fund connects technologies to apparel industry

Innovation hubs Fashion for Good and The Mills Fabrica have teamed up with the C&A Foundati... Read more

Adwoa Aboah reappointed as BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion

Adwoa Aboah has been re-appointed as the BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion for another year. ... Read more

Brands become more responsive towards sustainability

Brands are transitioning to be more sustainable. Customers have been questioning them on the su... Read more

Coats launches FlameProTM Splash Protect

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, is launching a new product targetin... Read more

PRGMEA holds workshop on sustainable fashion in Pakistan

A PRGMEA workshop and seminar on sustainable fashion was held in Pakistan, recently. The aim of... Read more

British Fashion Council launches Institute of Positive Fashion

The British Fashion Council (BFC) plans to launch the Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) to cr... Read more

German textile industry criticises the ‘green button' seal

The ‘Green Button Seal has been heavily criticised by the German textile industry which t... Read more

Eastman showcases Naia sustainable fabrics at Redress Design Award 2019

Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of 2019 Redress Design Award showcased its NaiaTM fabric at the ... Read more

Mizoram fabrics receive the GI tag

Mizoram's Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei shawl or wraparound, the most exquisite and intricatel... Read more

Global textile waste increases by 811 per cent

Textile waste has increased by a massive 811 per cent from 1960 to 2015, says Retail Dive. The ... Read more

Munich Fabric Start exhibits focus on sustainable fabrics, trims

A the just concluded Munich Fabric Start exhibitors focused a lot on sustainable fabrics, trims... Read more

Italian Converter launches E.C.O. KOSMOS, a new range of green materials

Italian Converter has launched E.C.O. Kosmos, a new range of green materials. E.C.O. stands for... Read more

The Lycra Company launches Lycra(R) FitSense technology

The Lycra Company, a leader in innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel indust... Read more

Primark to train cotton farmers in sustainable farming methods

Primark plans to train more than 160,000 independent cotton farmers—over five times its c... Read more

Advance Denim to launch aniline-free* indigo collection made with

Advance Denim Co will soon become the first Chinese denim manufacturer to offer a collection ma... Read more

Global Fashion Fund focuses on innovative solutions

Good Fashion Fund provides impact lending tools to finance investments in supply chain innovati... Read more