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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

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

 
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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

Italian womenswear brand awarded with PEF certificate

Italian womenswear brand Chiara Boni La Petite Robe has received the Product Environmental Foot... Read more

H&M launches restored collection

H&M’s Laboratory project and COS have partnered with The Renewal Workshop to make a &... Read more

G-Star to join UNCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Change

G-Star Raw plans to join the UN Climate Change Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Lau... Read more

Ecuador offers corozo to India

Ecuador wants to promote the use of corozo among Indian textile manufacturers. Corozo is a mate... Read more

GOTS Bangladesh Seminar 2019 to be held on Sept 08, 2019

The GOTS Bangladesh Seminar 2019 is scheduled for September 8, 2019 at the International Conven... Read more

Primark to train Indian cotton farmers on eco-friendly farming

Primark is training 1,60,000 cotton farmers in India, Pakistan and China in environmentally-fri... Read more

Brands look for ways to tackle ocean waste

Plastic waste is a big problem. By 2050, the oceans could contain more waste than fish. Consume... Read more

CEA supports the Egyptian Cotton project

Cotton Egypt Association (CEA), an independent body responsible for the global brand, has been ... Read more

UK-based garment maker Teemill shuns plastic

Teemill is a garment production company which uses certified organic cotton and plastic-free pa... Read more

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