"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"The new research led by Z. Jeffrey Chen at The University of Texas at Austin might offers a break for the industry. He with his team have taken the first step toward a new way of breeding heartier, more productive cotton through a process called epigenetic modification."
The new ... Read more
"Fashion cycles change faster than one can imagine. From just a few collections a year, fast-fashion brands such as Zara now offer more than 20, while Sweden’s H&M manages up to 16. It’s a big shift from days when there were only 3-4 collections a year. While this has gone down well with fashion police ... Read more
The Circular Fibres Initiative, launched at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, aims at bringing together leading businesses, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and public bodies to create a vision for a new global textiles system that will replace the linear, take-make-dispose model dominating the industry, ... Read more
"Taking a cue from Rana Plaza incident that occurred four years back in Bangladesh, clothing manufacturers have been showing signs of change when it comes to partner selection across the globe. The tragedy was marked as a wake-up call for the industry and a chance to improve the safety of global supply chains. More tha... Read more