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Outdoor apparels get a modern touch with new designs and styles

Outdoor apparels get a modern touch with new designs and styles

"It’s been nearly a decade since designers reinvented activewear for everyday use, their popularity continues to soar. This was particularly evident at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, where many brands launched their spring collections that included leggings and tailored, fitted pullovers Enhanced with... Read more

Zara’s sustainability moves positive but needs indepth approach

Zara’s sustainability moves positive but needs indepth approach

"Making sustainability its immediate goal, fast fashion giant Inditex the makers of Zara pledged to only use organic, sustainable and recycled materials like cotton, linen and polyester in all its eight brand’s collections by 2025. The latest fast fashion brand to join the sustainability bandwagon, Zara was influ... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

Can fast-fashion be sustainable by reworking business culture?

Can fast-fashion be sustainable by reworking business culture?

"The growing hazards of fast fashion are forcing many brands to incorporate sustainability initiatives in their operations. A recent example of this is Zara, which introduced a sustainability pledge. However, the brand produces around 450 million garments a year besides releasing 500 new designs every week, about 20,00... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first d…

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-frien…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

"Even though in the Global Fashion Agenda, sustainability has been this season’s must have accessory, almost half of fashion industry is yet to take any action on it. The term has been reduced to self-serving market jargon used by brands to perk up sales. As Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution note... Read more

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

"ROICA™ - the pioneer of innovative stretch fibers, will display five unique yarns groups under the themes of Heritage, innovation and lifestyle at Interfiliere 2019. The Heritage theme will focus on the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first includes ROICA™... Read more

European Commission manifesto focuses on circular economy at the …

European Commission manifesto focuses on circular economy at the global level

"Moving away from its ‘take-make-waste model, the European Commission is motivating brands to recycle and reuse materials and products. These brands are also being influenced by their consumer perceptions who strongly emphasise on sustainability. A fashion industry report published in May 2019 revealed, two-third... Read more

Ethical fashion gains ground as brands wake up to hazardous indus…

Ethical fashion gains ground as brands wake up to hazardous industry practices

"It took a disaster of the magnitude of Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh to stir clothing manufacturers out of their slumber and raise some pertinent questions on dangerous industry practices that were being followed across the world. The tragedy, which killed over 1,100 people besides injuring 2,500, compelle... Read more

Jeanologia to launch new production model at ITMA 2019

Jeanologia to launch new production model at ITMA 2019

"Jeanologia, the Spanish company involved in developing sustainable and efficient technology, will present a new production model based on digitalisation and sustainability that reduces times and simplifies processes, reinventing the way of producing jeans."   Jeanologia, the Spanish company involved in developi... Read more

ShanghaiTex 2019 to feature 1,200 exhibitors

ShanghaiTex 2019 to feature 1,200 exhibitors

The 19th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2019), to be held from November 25-28, 2019, will feature over 1,200 exhibitors. The exhibition, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, will showcase a range of intelligent textile machinery and innovative eco-friendly materials, hel... Read more

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fab…

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

"Besides making them more durable and climate resistant, brands are focusing on sustainability of their garments. They are opting for materials that offer more casual attributes to satisfy consumer’s need for comfort and flexibility. A prominent example of this is the CoolVisions’ dyeable polypropylene fila... Read more

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

"Kim Glas, new the president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organisations since April 2019, has set a definite goal to revive the flagging American textile industry. She notes the American industry in the last few years has seen a remarkable uptick in employment with the industry currently employing 600,000... Read more

 
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UK extends sustainable clothing action plan

UK has extended the sustainable clothing action plan (Scap). It is set to end next year but the... Read more

Mango releases 8 per cent of its suppliers

Mango, the Spanish fashion giant, has released 7.6 per cent more suppliers in 2018 compared to ... Read more

Redress to showcase 10 new collections at fashion design competition

Redress, the Hong-Kong based environmental charity will showcase 10 new collections at the Gran... Read more

Germany introduces Grüner Knopt certification for textiles

The German government will launch the Grüner Knopt certification in September 2019 which w... Read more

Gap partners Enel Green Power for renewable energy

Gap has entered into an agreement with Enel Green Power. US-based Enel Green Power, is a leadin... Read more

Textile companies working on textile waste

Textiles are evolving to meet consumer demand for sustainability. Companies want to be seen as ... Read more

RIL to manufacture and market R|Elan™ GreenGold

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has collaborated with Turkey’s textile brand, K1vanç... Read more

Ethics and responsibility drive young luxury shoppers

Deloitte's latest millennial survey finds ethics and responsibility are often the differentiato... Read more

Meridian Specialty Yarn opens yarn dyeing plant in the US

Meridian Specialty Yarn has opened a high-tech yarn dyeing plant in the US. This is the first y... Read more

BSR collaborates with C&A Foundation for circular fashion

While some textile and apparel companies are interested in social issues, their focus largely h... Read more

Concordia plans circular business model with PurFi

Concordia Textiles plans to introduce a circular business model by leveraging PurFi’s was... Read more

Sustainability in fashion becomes popular in India

A vast majority of Indians think sustainable manufacturing processes are important when buying ... Read more

US holds Functional Fabric Fair show

Functional Fabric Fair was held in the US, July 22 to 24, 2019. The apparel sourcing trade show... Read more

BGMEA accuses Accord of harming the apparel industry

BGMEA President Rubana Huq has accused the new fire safety related conditions imposed by Accord... Read more

Nilit develops new sustainability strategy

Nilit, one of the largest manufacturers of premium nylon 6.6 fiber, has developed a sustainabil... Read more

Brands give sourcing bigger attention

The sustainability movement has meant a sea change for raw material sourcing in the apparel ind... Read more

Innatex showcases sustainable fashion from 300 brands

Held between July 27-29, 2019, Innatex- the international trade fair for sustainable fashion an... Read more

Inditex set targets to go fully organic by 2025

The flax plant from which linen is made requires no irrigation. There is no issue over genetica... Read more

Retailers start cleaning up mess

Retailers are working toward sustainability globlly. Inditex has a goal of making 100 per cent ... Read more

Textile waste almost a mountain over the years

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

Textile industry uses toxic chemicals

Apparel brands often fail to disclose the chemicals they use in their manufacturing. They have ... Read more

BPD Expo in New York highlights green techniques

BPD Expo was held in New York City, July 24, 2019. Comfort and sustainability were woven into e... Read more

Zara to shift to 100 per cent sustainable fabrics by 2025

Zara plans to make greater efforts to become fully sustainable. This means transitioning to 100... Read more

SAC gets new executive director

Amina Razvi is executive director of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). She has assumed d... Read more

Connect Fashion Global initiative makes circularity smoother

The Connect Fashion Global initiative aims at solving circularity’s transparency challeng... Read more

Brands opting for sustainable denim production

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a nonprofit focused on the circular economy and sustainable pra... Read more

Adidas will use only recycled plastics after 2024

Adidas has decided to use only recycled plastics in all its shoes and clothing by 2024. The goa... Read more

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches circular principles for denim design

Backed by leading retailers such as Gap, H&M, Lee; the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launc... Read more

Hohenstein awarded with the ECOfit certificate

Hohenstein has been presented the certificate for the Baden-Württemberg support programme ... Read more

New guidelines for denim making released by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

New guidelines are laying out better denim manufacturing practices that focus on garment durabi... Read more

Bossa organises programme on sustainable denim

Specialised denim manufacturer Bossa recently held it’s second of a series “A New W... Read more

Bestseller sets sustainability goals in sourcing products

Bestseller has committed to sourcing 100 per cent of its cotton from more sustainable alternati... Read more

Texfusion New York to organise seminars on sustainability

Texfusion New York will present a program of seminars and talks dedicated to sustainability for... Read more

Mud Jeans plans 100 per cent recycled denim

Mud Jeans, the Dutch brand will launch 100 per cent recycled denim jeans next year. The brand c... Read more

Green doesn’t mean dull anymore

Sustainability can’t do without design. This is a relatively new concept in sustainable f... Read more

Gap develops foam-dyed denim ‘Dry Indigo’

Gap will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use. The... Read more

Adidas launches recyclable hoodie and tennis dress

Adidas has launched two sustainable high-performance wear prototypes in collaboration with desi... Read more

Tirupur introduces GreenCo rating system for apparel units

Tirupur has introduced a GreenCo rating system for apparel units. They are validated with bronz... Read more

Orta works toward transparency

Orta Anadolu is on a mission toward greater sustainable denim manufacturing. With the help of B... Read more

Finland’s Telaketju project enables textile recycling

Telaketju, based in Finland, is a network promoting sustainable recycling of textiles. The proj... Read more

Levi Strauss partners IFC to reach sustainability objectives

Through a partnership with IFC, Levi Strauss hopes to meet its corporate sustainability objecti... Read more

Saitex becomes the only apparel factory to be certified by B Lab

Saitex, the Vietnam-based denim manufacturer has become he only apparel factory headquartered i... Read more

Accessories Vision to offer access to Chinese and other international suppl…

The product zone of Accessories Vision, to be held from September 25-27 in Shanghai, offers vis... Read more

Textile Exchange, SupplyShift collaborate to push up responsible sourcing

SupplyShift, a responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency software platform, and Textil... Read more

Burberry sets carbon neutral targets

Burberry is aiming to become carbon neutral in its operational energy use by 2022. Burberry&rsq... Read more

Jeanologia unveils new sourcing model for apparel production

Jeanologia has unveiled a new sourcing model designed to streamline apparel production from fab... Read more

Lenzing to invest €100 million to reduce carbon emissions

The Lenzing Group will invest €100 million over the coming years to reduce carbon emission... Read more

H&M works on carbon neutral product line

Swedish fashion brand H&M has collaborated with Danish transport leader Maersk in a new car... Read more

Gap increases its green footprint by introducing waterless foam dyeing

Gap will produce denim using Dry Indigo, a waterless, indigo foam-dyeing technique. Utilising f... Read more

Archroma to join ZDHC as active and engaged contributor

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

Denim conference in Vietnam advocates green production

Experts at the recently held conference in the Ho Chi Minh City noted that denim production is ... Read more

Fashion for Good expands to South Asia

Fashion for Good is expanding to South Asia with the launch of a dedicated regional innovation ... Read more

C&A reduces global carbon footprint by 12%

According to C&A’s annual Global Sustainability Report, owing to its use of sustainab... Read more

Karl Mayer launches new dyeing technology at ITMA 2019

Karl Mayer launched Greendye, an innovative technology for producing denim fabrics with minimis... Read more

Hong Kong works on textile research

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Wuyi University are working together on research and devel... Read more

ABFR joins circular platform

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail is joining a platform named Circular Apparel Innovation Factory... Read more

Patagonia offers trade-in option

Customers can mail-in used Patagonia clothing in exchange for purchase credit. This is part of... Read more