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Complete overhaul of business model to help industry become more …

Complete overhaul of business model to help industry become more sustainable

"Owning to its faulty approach, the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts have remained largely insufficient. Instead of completely overhauling its business model, so far the industry has only been focusing on recycled materials, waste and rented clothing. The latest ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry&rsquo... Read more

Brands balance profit with purpose while embedding sustainability…

Brands balance profit with purpose while embedding sustainability initiatives

Criticising brands like Athleta or Uniqlo for their delayed adherence to sustainability should not be the focus instead, they need to be supported and their initiatives need to be highlighted to the general public. Embedding sustainability into operations Today, many brands have to embedded sustainability practices i... Read more

Tintex - combining an environment-driven approach with cutting-ed…

Tintex - combining an environment-driven approach with cutting-edge technology

Jersey manufacturer Tintex has established itself as a global leader in smart innovation. The commitment to support brands in creating responsible collections is interwoven with its motto `Naturally Advanced’. At Première Vision the company presented its S/S 2021 collection and a new strategic approach to ... Read more

Hackathons enable brands to crack sustainability strategies

Hackathons enable brands to crack sustainability strategies

"Stepping up their sustainability efforts, fashion players like Kering and LVMH are organising hackathons that include awarding prizes to developers, students and experts to help them manage their supply chains and overproduction. However, as these hackathons lack proper resources or metrics, they run the risk of turni... Read more

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many global companies whose USP is fast-changing and affordable fashion. Fast-fashion retailers are waking up to a changed glo... Read more

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability…

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst garment manufacturers

"The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipm... Read more

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability ha…

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

"Finally in 2019, the global business community, politicians and consumers awakened to the importance of sustainability that is affecting everyone to a great or less degree. Driven by consumer’s demand for carbon neutrality, the textile industry is slowly adapting its manufacturing processes to fully reverse the ... Read more

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Held in Copenhagen, the CIFF Fashion Fair, focused on sustainability. Besides the regular brands that showcased clothing lines made from organic cotton or other recycled materials, new brands like Tomorrow, OFFT, 1331 and Cult Studios also incorporated sustainability as a part of their DNA. The Special Project area fo... Read more

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability am…

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability among brands

"Though brands remain committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, buy carbon offsets and develop new sustainable materials, experts have raised doubts over the genuineness of these commitments. This is owing to the fact that though the industry has been introducing innovations periodically besides running pilot proje... Read more

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

"The focus of most denim brands in 2020 will be on sustainability as they introduce new initiatives to eliminate hazardous chemicals such as per- and polyfluorinated chemicals from their supply chains. Pioneering this campaign is G-Star, the Dutch denim brand which henceforth plans to use only 100 per cent sustainably ... Read more

Taking sustainability to newer heights to meet challenges

Taking sustainability to newer heights to meet challenges

Swiss Textile Machinery members can reduce the adverse effect on environmental footprint of the finishing industry Since the antiquity humans have been exploiting color to enhance both the personal appearance and the world we live in. Dyed and printed textiles are a prime example, with a huge global coloration industr... Read more

Despite challenges, Fabscrap aims for a waste-free future

Despite challenges, Fabscrap aims for a waste-free future

"The fashion industry is often referred to as the second-most-polluting business in the world as it contends with issues like overproduction, chemical use, carbon emissions and waste. Fashion companies have become increasingly preoccupied with their sustainability credentials"   The fashion industry is often ref... Read more

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

It takes a special kind of focus for a company to achieve the status of a recognized ‘industry leader’. Maintaining that position is even more challenging, with a constant drive for maximum efficiency, optimized quality and total customer satisfaction. The Chinese company Esquel has exactly those attributes... Read more

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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

UK shoppers turn down fast fashion

The number of sustainable shoppers in the UK has increased by a third in the last 12 months. Cu... Read more

Touchpoint, Spinnova collaborate to develop sustainable workwear collection

Touchpoint and Spinnova have jointly launched an apron. The objective of the collaboration is t... Read more

Clothing rentals displace fast fashion

Concerned about the environment consumers are turning more and more to buying used clothes or r... Read more

ISKO showcases R-TWO, its 100% responsible platform, at Drapers Sustainable…

With the fashion industry being considered one of the world’s most polluting businesses-s... Read more

Coats progress with its sustainability initiatives

For years, Coats has had a robust approach to sustainability and 2019 saw progress made in the ... Read more

The new EU Industrial Strategy: how do we get from principles to practice?

Euratex welcomes the proposed new EU industrial strategy but wonders how the proposed principle... Read more

India, Bangladesh record a spurt in number of GOTS facilities

The number of GOTS-certified facilities around the world increased 35 per cent in 2019. India a... Read more

YKK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in two years

YKK Corporation will continue to identify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its business a... Read more

H&M launches B2B initiative

H&M Group has announced a major initiative, called Treadler, around sustainability and its ... Read more

GOTS registers highest growth rate ever in 2019

In 2019, the number of GOTS certified facilities globally grew by 35%, from 5,760 to 7,765 loca... Read more

Sustainable initiatives come at a price for global apparel makers

Sustainable strides are being made in the denim world at large. But the apparel industry as a w... Read more

New initiative ‘Accelerating Circularity’ created to tackle waste

A new sustainability initiative ‘Accelerating Circularity’ is working with major ap... Read more

Delhi hosts maiden conference on sustainability in textile and apparels ind…

The First South Asian Conference on Sustainability in Textile and Apparel Industry was held in ... Read more

Textile sorting issues plague industry despite rising awareness about susta…

Despite a surge in the number of brands incorporating recycled materials into their products, s... Read more

France develops new scoring system for clothing

The French government is developing a scoring system for clothing, grading from A to E. The sco... Read more

Ikea reduces emissions by four per cent

Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of Ikea furniture fell 4.3 per cent last year.... Read more

Utenos trikotažas becomes first Greenpeace-complaint company

Global environmental organisation Greenpeace has recognised SBA Group company Utenos trikotažas... Read more

Tirupur manufacturers adopt clean processes

Tirupur garment exporters are investing in sustainability. For example, Tirupur-based Sulochana... Read more

Invista builds ADN plant in China

Invista is building a plant in China which will produce up to 4,00,000 tons of adiponitrile (AD... Read more

Amae – a combination of fashion and sustainability

The Amae collection perfectly embodies the combination of high-end looks with a sustainable vis... Read more

Gap partners thredUP to boost circular fashion

Gap has partnered with thredUP to encourage customers to exchange secondhand clothes for shoppi... Read more

Kerala-based Aranya Natural promoting natural dyed fabrics

Aranya Natural, based in Kerala, produces natural dyed fabrics. The fabrics are produced by spe... Read more

New apparel industry group kicks off project to eliminate textile waste

Accelerating Circularity, a new apparel industry collaborative project, announced the launch of... Read more

Canopy promotes rayon, viscose made from alternative fibers

Canopy is supporting the promotion of rayon and viscose products made from low-impact alternati... Read more

Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference event in Amsterdam this April

Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference will be held in Amsterdam, April 28 to 29, 2020. Th... Read more

Mango joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Mango has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an international alliance within the ... Read more

IFC develops web tool for Bangladesh RMG sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a web tool to help calculate resource... Read more

A joint study highlights linen’s growing appeal among young consumers

Linen is in vogue with growing number of young, environmentally conscious consumers. Creative m... Read more

US show Sourcing Magic exhibits ecologically sound goods

Sourcing at Magic was held in the US from February 4 to 7, 2020. Representing Madagasar’s... Read more

French brands focus on traceability

Brands in France want to improve their textile traceability. Transparency has gained traction, ... Read more

Buyers avoid brands that fail to focus on sustainability: ING

A new report by global financial institution ING reveals, consumer attitudes have reached a tip... Read more

Adidas develops recyclable shoe

Adidas has developed a recyclable shoe, made solely from a form of thermoplastic polyurethane. ... Read more

More US companies get GOTS certification

Almost 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in ... Read more

C&A partners Paikstan textile mill for Beluga denim

An off-white denim created by retailer C&A, Pakistan textile mill Rajby Textiles and circul... Read more

Eurovet events focus on Back to Basics concept

The 2020 edition of the Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfiliere Paris, focused on t... Read more

Kornit Digital Brings On-Demand Eco-Fashion Technology to Pure Origin

Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced tha... Read more

North Face repurposes worn garments

North Face is designing garments with their entire life cycle in mind. The focus is on extendin... Read more

Ethical fashion fights cost bias

While the idea of ethical fashion is becoming increasingly popular globally, few are willing to... Read more

C&A introduces Platinum denim fabric

C&A has introduced the first Cradle to Cradle Certified Platinum denim fabric. The denim wa... Read more

Lee introduces denim made minus water

Denim brand Lee is introducing a new signature denim collection that is made without using wate... Read more

McKinsey partners with Global Fashion Agenda

McKinsey has joined Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) as a strategic knowledge partner. Together, the... Read more

Kering gains momentum on CDP ‘A List’ for taking measures on climate change

Kering is widely appreciated for its efforts and actions among a small number of high-performin... Read more

Primark to add more organic, sustainable products to its basket

Primark is intensifying programs to increase levels of organic and sustainable product in its s... Read more

UNIC CONCERIE ITALIANE is announcing its new communications campaign on pro…

The new UNIC - CONCERIE ITALIANE campaign has been designed in collaboration with Spring Studio... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags ... Read more

NCTO talks on Signing of Phase One Deal on 301 Tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), shows the full spectrum of U.S. textiles ... Read more

Ireland to reduce plastic and fast fashion waste

Ireland has formulated a ‘radical’ new strategy to focus on reducing plastic packag... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. participates at the World Economic Forum in Davos

C.L.A.S.S. eco hub with UN-related platform Fashion 4 Development Solutions at World Economic F... Read more

ROICA premium to upgrade level of sustainable innovation at Interfilière 20…

World's leading trade show for fabrics and accessories for lingerie, swimwear & activewear ... Read more