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Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

Bangladesh emerges among top eco-friendly textile manufacturers

Bangladesh emerges among top eco-friendly textile manufacturers

"In the past few years, Bangladesh exports and sustainability have both grown faster than most global counterparts strengthening its momentum. For instance, denim maker Vintage Denim is extremely conscious about workers’ wellbeing. Vintage Denim offers up to Tk 25000 per person or family for their healthcare need... Read more

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

"Worldwide, approximately 80 billion garments are produced annually, which is equivalent to 11 pieces of clothing per person, per year. At the same time, the number of worn clothes being discarded is also growing. In Shanghai alone, hundreds of tons of garments are being discarded every day, equating to 130,000 tons a ... Read more

Carbon emissions from fashion industry to rise 60 per cent by 203…

Carbon emissions from fashion industry to rise 60 per cent by 2030

"As per State of Fashion report 2018 released by McKinsey & Company, the ecological impact and the carbon footprint of the fast fashion industry, remains a cause of concern even though the industry has become more environmentally responsible and sustainable. The journal Natural Climate Change reveals the curre... Read more

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

"More and more companies are acquiring industry materials and manufacturing certifications as a part of their sustainability goals and brand building. The latest include the Oeko-Tex’s Eco Passport certification, recognised as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Program. This sh... Read more

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

"A new report by Changing Markets Foundation on sustainability has yet again brought fast fashion retailers under scanner as the biggest pollutants. The report concludes that many firms are still not doing enough to ensure sustainability of their textile supply chains. While there has been bold leadership from some ret... Read more

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

"A by-product of spinning, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a toxic gas that causes eye irritation, function impairment, and neurobehavioural changes. The toxic gas smells of rotten eggs. Other harmful chemical for health and environment are: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sulphuric acid (H2SO4). NaOH is highly toxic if absorbe... Read more

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

"Counterfeiting is a huge risk to fashion companies and is reportedly worth $450 billion. According to the UK’s Anti-Counterfeiting Group, counterfeiting and theft of intellectual property fuels drugs smuggling and cases of human trafficking. The Burberry statement says the company has careful processes in place ... Read more

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environment…

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

"The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced an update to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), a tool that enables the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impact of materials used in global manufacturing. With the most recent update, businesses around the world c... Read more

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global polluta…

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

"These fibers, made from polyester or other popular synthetics, often linger in the environment, just like plastic packaging that coats so many of the world’s beaches. They also bond to chemical pollutants in the environment, such as DDT and PCB. Additionally, the fact that the textiles from which they are shed a... Read more

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

"With Leatherworld Paris, Messe Frankfurt France intends to launch equivalent flexible materials such as fake fur - the quality and technical properties of which have improved considerably to the point of providing competition for genuine fur. This inclusion in Leatherworld has generated tremendous response with clothi... Read more

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fib…

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

"To keep up to the sustainable promise, apparel companies need to invest in finding cotton alternatives. These solutions need to be holistic and intentional, designed to alter the status quo, points out Anita Chester, Head of Sustainable Raw Materials at C&A Foundation. For her, collaboration is the key. Talking ab... Read more

VF Corp going strong on sustainability agenda

VF Corp going strong on sustainability agenda

"VF Corp, which owns 27 brands, including The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Wrangler, Lee and Napapijri, went through a complete transformation in 2016 to become a performance-driven, purpose-led business, which is based on sustainability and consumer-centric retail. Martino Scabbia Guerrini, EMEA President, VF Corp, r... Read more

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Nike Circular Innovation Challenge receives over 600 applications

Sportswear giant Nike received over 600 applications from 58 countries for its Circular Innovat... Read more

Fashion threatens global biodiversity

There is a lot of attention on the fashion industry’s impact on water and climate. But mo... Read more

Albini creates traceable Supima cotton

Italian company Albini in partnership with Oritain has created the first 100 per cent traceable... Read more

Du Pont, Mud Jeans joins Circular Economy

Du Pont Biomaterials and Mud Jeans have joined the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network. Circul... Read more

Brazil ranks 20 apparel brands on transparency

Brazilian campaign Fashion Revolution has ranked 20 apparel brands and retailers for their tran... Read more

Taiwan company converting polyester waste into feedstock

Taiwan’s Far Eastern New Century has unveiled pioneering new recycling technology that co... Read more

Lenzing develops denim capsule

Lenzing, and he sustainable fashion designer Pawan Kumar, and denim manufacturer Saitex have co... Read more

Fashion companies to provide evidence of sustainability efforts

Although in recent years there has been a renewed interest in clothing made in Britain, there a... Read more

Fashion firms adopt eco-friendly initiatives

Amid mounting social criticism, fashion businesses are adopting eco-friendly initiatives to pre... Read more

Eastman develops cellulosic fiber -- Naia

Eastman has developed a new eco-friendly cellulosic fiber named Naia. Naia can transform into l... Read more

Microplastics from clothes polluting the planet

Synthetic fibers from washed clothes are linked to ocean microplastics. About 35 per cent of mi... Read more

Pop-ups in London, New York focus on fashion’s environmental impact

In an effort to educate US and UK shoppers about the environmental impacts of the clothes they ... Read more

Consumption of new clothes highest in UK among European countries

As per House of Common’s committee, consumption of new clothes is higher in the UK than a... Read more

Eastman launches new bio-based cellulosic fiber

Eastman has launched a new cellulosic fiber called Naia. This is made from wood pulp derived on... Read more

Non-improvement of ESG strategies to cost Asian companies dearly

As per a report commissioned by HSBC in conjunction with East & Partners, Asian companies, ... Read more

GOTS releases factsheet on Sustainable Developmental Goals

Delhi hosted the ‘International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards’ (ICS... Read more

British luxe brand Tengri announces winners of Innovation Award

British fair-trade luxury knitwear brand Tengri has announced the winners of its inaugural Teng... Read more

Responsible denim by Isko at Green Carpet Fashion Awards

An innovative, fashionable, and responsible range of denim was displayed by Isko, a leading ing... Read more

H&M launches new upcycled collection

Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has launched a new upcycled capsule collection which uses di... Read more

Fiber recycling gets attention

Currently, the majority of industry-scale recycling processes exist solely for the mechanical r... Read more

DyStar opens labs across Asia

DyStar will open more Texanlab offices across South Asia to provide end-to-end solutions throug... Read more

Global fashion mulls change

The focus of the global fashion industry is turning to the environment, and the industry’... Read more

Brands adopting SDGs to achieve environmental, economic and social targets

Although the SDGs are still a relatively new idea in the business world, a growing number of br... Read more

Birla shares sustainability philosophy at New York Home Fashions Market

Birla Cellulose is focused on sharing the sustainability philosophy behind its home textile fib... Read more

Stella McCartney joins sustainable fashion initiative

Luxury lifestyle brand Stella McCartney has joined Fashion for Good, a sustainability initiativ... Read more

Textiles recycling prices tumble

Prices paid for recycled textile materials have weakened. One textile recycler had to stop expo... Read more

Companies adopting recycling solutions that go a long way

Companies around the world are implementing recycling solutions that are sustainable and busine... Read more

Reliance, Vardhman Textiles partner for manufacturing 'R|Elan'

Reliance Industries (RIL) recently entered into a partnership with Ludhiana-based textile major... Read more

Norway’s fashion industry joins hands for recycling campaign -- Tekstilaksj…

Fashion and textile companies in Norway have come together for the fourth year on a collaborati... Read more

ISKO’s Earth Fit collection promotes sustainability

ISKO’s Earth Fit collection is made with raw materials like organic cotton, recycled cott... Read more

Bangaladesh RMG makers feel it doesn’t pay to go green

Factory owners in Bangladesh who adopted eco-friendly techniques wish they hadn’t done so... Read more

Wrangler introduces foam-dyed jeans to reduce eco hazards

Denim brand Wrangler has introduced foam-dyed jeans to lessen environmental impact and save pre... Read more

Patagonia keeps its focus on sustainability goals

US-based brand Patagonia, is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, defending clean wa... Read more

Hong Kong mill Novetex uses innovative ways to separate fabric blends

Novetex, a Honk Kong-based textile spinning mill is harnessing pioneering recycling technology ... Read more

Wrangler to introduce eco-friendly denim using innovative foam-dyeing proce…

American denim brand Wrangler will release a line of denim made using a new eco-friendly foam-d... Read more

Adriano Goldschmied to launch denim knit tee at Denim Days

Adriano Goldschmied, known as the godfather of denim, will launch his limited edition of Godfat... Read more

Adidas producing products from ocean waste

Parley for the Oceans, a nonprofit, has collaborated with Adidas to produce textiles from ocean... Read more

Apparel recycling gains traction in the US

The average North American throws away over 80 lbs. of clothing a year. Most of this clothing s... Read more

Textile Exchange, KPMG develop sustainable roadmap for textiles

Non-profit organisation Textile Exchange in association with auditor KPMG has developed the Sus... Read more

Washing clothes releases microfibers

More than a third of all microplastics released into the oceans are from synthetic textiles use... Read more

Swiss company makes reactor to turn textile waste to biofuel

A new type of reactor made of a textile material has found its way into the market in different... Read more

Burberry tops 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index ratings

Burberry is the leading luxury brand in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The ind... Read more

UK institute advocates action to control textile pollution

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers an influential UK-based association has called on the t... Read more

KPMG, Textile Exchange report recommends implementation of SDGs

In the new 70+ page briefing, KPMG notes the $2.5 billion apparel industry is well positioned t... Read more

Australian designer Tess Whitefort wins Redress Design Award

Australian designer Tess Whitfort has won the Redress Design Award showing her sustainable coll... Read more

Ecolabel guides consumers about environmentally conscious products

The EU Ecolabel promotes products that have a low environmental impact across their entire life... Read more

Intradeco gets Repreve(R) Champions of Sustainability Award

Intradeco Apparel has been given the Repreve®'s Champions of Sustainability Award. The awar... Read more

Italian firm Brugnoli wins Munich Fabric Start’s High Tex awards

Italian jersey producer Brugnoli, has attained first place in Munich Fabric Start’s High ... Read more

Monarch and BMSvision to develop MES for circular knitting industry

Monarch, a leading supplier of high-end circular knitting machines, and BMSvision have entered ... Read more

Around 67 Bangladesh factories obtain LEED certification

In Bangladesh, 67 green garment factories have already obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy and ... Read more

Green technologies can ensure green processing of cotton

A collaborative research between scientists in Kerala, and Florida has utilised supercritical c... Read more

Isko event to showcase sustainable fashion in London

Drapers Sustainable Fashion, to be held on March 14, 2019 in London, will bring together the mo... Read more

BFC to organise fur-free London Fashion Week

The British Fashion Council (BFC), a non-profit trade organisation, will hold a fur-free London... Read more

Swedish brand H&M devises water strategy with WWF

H&M has collaborated on a water strategy with WWF. The aim is to enable the company to beco... Read more

Hong Kong’s recycling mill produces yarn from old clothes

An upcycling mill has opened in Hong Kong. It produces recycled yarn spun out of old, discarded... Read more

Circular economy is the new buzz word in textiles

With emphasis placed on responsible manufacturing and sourcing, circular economy is the new eco... Read more

Jeanologia comes up with two new collections

Jeanologia has introduced the sustainable concept to the textile industry through two innovativ... Read more