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A strong differentiation strategy can boost resale companies’ bus…

A strong differentiation strategy can boost resale companies’ businesses, say experts

The pandemic has fuelled US consumers’ love for pre-owned fashion. A report by resale clothing website ThredUp, shows, in 2020, the pandemic year, around thirty-three million consumers in the country bought secondhand apparel for the first time. Around 76 per cent of these first-time buyers plan to increase the... Read more

Plant-based materials to dominate A/W 2022-23 collections: Textil…

Plant-based materials to dominate A/W 2022-23 collections: Textile Intelligence

The European fashion industry seems to be going back to nature as fabrics made from plant-based materials are set to dominate most collections in autumn/winter 2022-23 season. A report titled ‘Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2022-23,’ by the global business information company Textil... Read more

Bangladesh ready to cope to EU’s new sustainability decision

Bangladesh ready to cope to EU’s new sustainability decision

Apparel Industry experts in Bangladesh believe, the country is fully equipped to cope with the European Union’s recent decision end to fast fashion by 2030 The EU recently announced an expansion of its eco-design rules in textile products. The Union also urged big companies to disclose the volume of unsold inv... Read more

Fashion rental booms in India as consumers become more brand cons…

Fashion rental booms in India as consumers become more brand conscious and internet savvy

  Still a niche segment globally, fashion rental has great potential for expansion in India with growing awareness on sustainability and rising internet usage. An increasing appetite for branded clothes is also driving the growth of this market in India. ‘Hygiene’-an important factor in clothing re... Read more

Fashion for Good launches ‘Sorting for Circularity Project’ in In…

Fashion for Good launches ‘Sorting for Circularity Project’ in India to map textile waste

   Fashion for Good, the global platform for fashion and textile innovation for a better tomorrow, launched the ‘Sorting for Circularity Project’ in India to understand the pre-consumer and post-consumer textiles waste streams. This consortium project to pilot sorting and mapping solutions in I... Read more

Future blockchain adoption in fashion depends on returns on inves…

Future blockchain adoption in fashion depends on returns on investments

Blockchain technology was introduced to provide immediate, shared and completely transparent information stored on an immutable ledger that can be accessed only by permissioned network members.  The technology is yet to be widely adopted in the fashion industry though stakeholders have been eyeing it for years t... Read more

As global ethical fashion market surges ahead, men’s segment will…

As global ethical fashion market surges ahead, men’s segment will see higher growth

  The growth curve of global ethical fashion market risen to touch $6,345.3 million in 2019, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 per cent from 2015. Growing further, the market is expected to be worth $8,246.1 million in 2023 at a CAGR of 6.8 per cent, states a report ‘Ethical Fashio... Read more

The green advantages of digital fashion shows

The green advantages of digital fashion shows

  Though the pandemic has led to a 45 per cent dip in luxury sales, it has also given the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry an opportunity to tap the potential of digital shows in a post-COVID world. Last month, New York Fashion Week held it first online presentation while the London Fashion Week also live-... Read more

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste…

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste piles up

  Textile and apparel recycling, which prevents the fashion industry’s growing of pile of waste from being dumped into landfills, is reeling under COVID-19. Thrift shops and clothing banks outside stores and on streets across the world are deluged with more clothes than could be sold on, reports China Dai... Read more

Conscious consumption can lead to a positive future in fashion

Conscious consumption can lead to a positive future in fashion

  With top brands focusing on health, the global fashion industry has witnessed a major upheaval in 2020. Garments reflecting the current health concerns are being launched by brands. Diesel launched a new Upfreshing collection that features antibacterial coating, writes Bel Jacobs in ‘A new way of living... Read more

Sustainability demands more efforts from small innovators and inv…

Sustainability demands more efforts from small innovators and investors

  The latter half of the 20th century brought about a revolution in the fashion industry with the rise of big, well known brands, high streets and shopping malls, and the emergence of the middle class. As per Trista Bridges and Donald Eubank’s book ‘Leading Sustainability: The path to Sustainable Bu... Read more

Aligning business with changing values to help sportswear brands …

Aligning business with changing values to help sportswear brands ensure sustainability

  It’s common to see people wearing suit with casual shoes, leggings with heels, or yoga pants at work. Growing interest in health, recycling and environmental protection is compelling consumers to mix sports and fashion and create new style trends. Sportswear brands are adapting to this new reality by co... Read more

Behavioral changes, sustainable materials can help brands manage …

Behavioral changes, sustainable materials can help brands manage biodiversity

  The planet’s biodiversity is declining at a fast rate with the apparel industry being one of the most significant contributors to this loss. Indeed, global apparel companies have been launching myriad initiatives to become carbon neutral. However, measuring the impact of their operations on the environm... Read more

COVID 19: An opportunity for fashion retailers for a circular bus…

COVID 19: An opportunity for fashion retailers for a circular business model

  A report by GlobalData revealed post COVID-19, sustainability has become one of the most important theme for fashion businesses across the world. Public anger over the lack of action on climate change and corruption has accelerated sustainability discussions amongst fashion retailers. Retailers need to adapt... Read more

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Indo Count Industries joins SBTi’s global campaign on climate action

India-based end-to-end bedding solutions company, Indo Count has aligned its journey for climat... Read more

Cotton exports from Brazil to reach 1.74 million tons next cycle

In the next cotton cycle, shipments from Brazil are expected to reach 1.74 million tons. From A... Read more

Texworld Evolution Paris to be held from February 6 to 8, 2023

The next edition of Texworld Evolution Paris is set to be held from February 6 to 8, 2023. ... Read more

European Union launches Renewable Carbon Initiative

The European Union has launched the Renewable Carbon Initiative to revise a wide range of polic... Read more

Fashion for Good launch textile study on July 27

Fashion for Good plans to launch its textile waste study on July 27 in collaboration with Appar... Read more

Froy Club awarded with C.L.A.S.S. ICON Award 2022

C.L.A.S.S. Eco Hub has selected experimental and responsible project in Milan, Froy Club as the... Read more

Elevate Textiles acquires membership of Textile Exchange

Parent company of Cone Denim, American & Efird, Burlington, Gutermann and Safety Components... Read more

Tissages d’Autan collaborates with VirgoCoop to produce organic denim

Formerly family-owned weaving mill Tissages d'Autan is collaborating with business management c... Read more

Bangladesh set to reduce 30 per cent emissions by 2030

Readymade garment manufacturers and exporters of Bangladesh have a target to reduce 30 per cent... Read more

MIT converts plastic into textiles

   Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an inge... Read more

More brands join cotton initiative

Brax, Jolo Fashion Group and Shinsegae have joined Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). Cotton made in... Read more

Growing demand for Indian and Turkish organic cotton push up prices

While prices of conventional cotton have more than doubled compared to the beginning of Q2 2020... Read more

Sustainable business model can help Bangladesh maintain its position in glo…

  For years, Bangladesh reigned as the world’s most preferred apparel sourcing de... Read more

Smart Voice honors winners C.L.A.S.S Icon competition

Winners of the 2021 edition of C.L.A.S.S. Icon competition and Sustainability Formula were hono... Read more

MANTRA develops ozone treatment method to reduce water contamination

   Surat-based-Made Textile Research Association (MANTRA) has developed an ozone t... Read more

Production facilities by OAR registered members double in three years

   Number of production facilities registered by members of the Dutch Agreement on... Read more

Amsterdam public bodies, textile firms collaborate for sustainable denim ma…

   Public bodies and textile firms working across Amsterdam and civic authorities ... Read more

HKRITA to launch first retail model of G2G system

   The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparels (HKRITA) plans to lau... Read more

Cotton 2040 Impact Alignment group members sign MoU

   Members of the Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group, which includes the ... Read more

Huntsman’s new textile auxiliary helps save 130 million liters of water

   Launched a year ago, Huntsman Textile Effects’ all-in-one ErioponE3-Save ... Read more

New report urges brands to include suppliers in industry’s move to circular…

   In a recent report, Forum for the Future and leading fashion manufacturers Coba... Read more

Nilit sets up cogeneration power plant

   Nylon producer Nilit has set up a cogeneration power plant on-site at its prima... Read more

Simco Spinning & Textile nominated spinner of ‘Aware Integrity Solution…

   Simco Spinning & Textile, manufacturers of Cyclo recycled fibers, has colla... Read more

Millennials reinforce sustainability values during COVID-19: Survey

   According to the Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2020 found that younger gene... Read more

Consider products’ end of working life, urges Project Plan B

   With its motto of protecting others and the planet, Plymouth-based Project Plan... Read more

New report highlights Bestseller’s sustainability initiatives

   The Sustainability Report 2019 report highlights the key sustainability initiat... Read more

Yarn Expo Autumn to focus on recycled products

   Yarn Expo Autumn, to be held from September 23-25 at National Exhibition and Co... Read more

Kingpins 24 highlights the importance of collaboration, new tech in denim i…

   During Kingpins24, representatives from the denim supply chain said the sector ... Read more

Google, WWF Sweden partner for a data-driven platform on sustainability

   Google and WWF Sweden are partnering to create a data-driven platform to enable... Read more

Textile industry in a critical state: BIR

   According to Martin Boschen, President-Textiles, Bureau of International Recycl... Read more

Textile Exchange begins work on Responsible Alpaca Standard

   Textile Exchange has begun work on a Responsible Alpaca Standard. The draft Res... Read more

UK citizen to discard 67 million clothing items post lockdown: WRAP survey

   A study by the UK charity WRAP reveals, 67 million clothing items — mostl... Read more

Vardhman Textiles launches anti-COVID range of fabrics

   India-based integrated textile manufacturer Vardhaman Textiles has launched a n... Read more

Carvico launches Xlance range of eco-sustainable fabrics

    Leading Italian knitter Carvico has launched Xlance, a whole range of eco-susta... Read more

Global sustainable footwear market to reach $11.8 bn by 2027

    The global sustainable footwear market is expected to expand by 5.8 per cent CA... Read more

Textile Exchange releases 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge report

US-based global non-profit Textile Exchange recently released the 2025 Sustainable Cotton Chall... Read more

VF to open stores by mid-2020

VF has started reopening its outlets, and now plans the mid-calendar year 2020 to reopen all st... Read more

Spinnova collaborates with Kemira for eco-friendly dyeing method

Spinnova, the sustainable fiber company, has entered long-term collaboration with the global ch... Read more

RMG Sustainability Council takes over Accord’s operations

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has handed over all its operations to the RMG ... Read more

Zalando, SAC, Higg collaborate for a new sustainability standard

Zalando, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co, have announced a new collaboratio... Read more

The Lycra Company partners with Sudwolle Group

The Lycra Company, an innovator in the apparel industry and wool spinner Südwolle Group, h... Read more

Invest in sustainable fashion, urges RSA report

A new report from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (R... Read more

Albini Group develops new anti-viral fabrics

Albini Group, best known as a dress shirt fabric supplier to companies including Kering, Armani... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Week selected as semi-finalist in EUSIC 2020

Copenhagen Fashion Week has been selected as one of the 30 semi-finalists of the 2020 European ... Read more

Australia’s Cotton Sustainability report identifies areas for improvement

By comparing performance from 2014 to 2019 in the industry’s eight most important sustain... Read more

Organic Trade Association organize seminar on GOTS Version 6.0

Organic Trade Association recently organized an online discussion on ‘GOTS Version 6.0 &a... Read more

Bemberg develops new sustainable fibre

Bemberg has developed a new sustainable fiber. The lifespan of Bemberg’s regenerated cell... Read more

H&M opposes proposed tax on use of chemicals in clothing

H&M has opposed Sweden’s proposed tax on substances of very high concern in clothes a... Read more

The LYCRA Company to showcase stretch, performance innovations at Kingpins …

The LYCRA Company, a leader in sustainable solution for the apparel industry, will exhibit its ... Read more

Lenzing’s new report outlines sustainability practiices

Taking a stand up to business as usual approach, renewable wood fiber producer the Lenzing Grou... Read more

GOTS releases new version

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) has released version 6.0. The revision process is undert... Read more

Bluesign releases revised criteria

A revised version of Bluesign criteria has been released. The intent is to simplify the plannin... Read more

Sateri launches viscose made from recycled textiles

Sateri, the world’s largest producer of viscose fiber, has successfully produced viscose ... Read more

Global Fashion Group sets sustainability mapping targets

E-commerce company Global Fashion Group has set targets for 2022. All top 30 brands it sells wi... Read more

Iluna makes smart laces with recycled yarns

Iluna’s smart laces are beautiful, innovative and responsible and totally made with recyc... Read more

Earth Logic Action Plan proposes new sustainability model for fashion indus…

Earth Logic Action Plan urges businesses across the global fashion sector to radically transfor... Read more

Brands renew sustainability commitments through new initiatives

A new report by The Gaurdian states, the fashion market is belatedly responding to the growing ... Read more