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European fashion leaders introduce new manifesto on circularity

European fashion leaders introduce new manifesto on circularity

"EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), International Apparel Federation (IAF) and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) have collaborated to release a new policy for circular economy in textiles. The manifesto urges po... Read more

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

"To exploit its dominance in cotton production, Turkey now plans to develop colored cotton. The country will produce two completely natural and colored cotton known asx‘sarı gelin’ (yellow bride) and ‘gelincik’ (poppy). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to produce fabrics by using b... Read more

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon fo…

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

"A new report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) reveals, around £140-million worth of clothing is discarded every year in the UK. The fashion industry works on a ‘take-make-dispose’ model with new, cheaply-made and cheaply-sold items introduced every season. The total carbon footprint... Read more

Fashion industry’s environmental impact, brands team up to chalk …

Fashion industry’s environmental impact, brands team up to chalk way forward

"A major source of environmental contamination, the global fashion industry, emits 10 per cent of the greenhouse emissions annually. Due to its long supply chain and energy-intensive production, the industry consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined. As most of the clothing manufacturing is now undertake... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

"The recent edition of Kingpins Amsterdam, held on April 10 and 11, 2019 attracted the attention of several top international denim, jeanswear and fashion brands. However, attendance at this event was significantly lower than previous editions. This was mainly due to the cost cutting measures adopted by many companies.... Read more

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

"Fast Fashion is losing its sheen with brands not only stepping up their ethical standards of production but also implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to transform their business processes. These initiatives are fructifying with brands witnessing bonus uplift in consumer loyalty."   Fast F... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothin…

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability and transparency, the two watchwords of the millennials, are now been actively taken up by the Gen Z. New and friendly brands of this generation are creating sustainable, authentic and transparent products and services that address the concerns and aspirations of Gen Z and build trust for the future. Th... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is working on several ot... Read more

Ethical fashion gains ground with growing awareness on socio-envi…

Ethical fashion gains ground with growing awareness on socio-environmental issues

"Young consumers today are concerned about social and environmental causes that are defining issues of our times. They support their beliefs by favoring brands aligned to their values. Studies indicate nine out of 10 GenZ consumers feel companies have a responsibility to address environmental and social issues. However... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative …

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

"The Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be attended by over 3,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The event, to be held from March 12-14, 2019 will span a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. The event will have comprehensive product zo... Read more

Brands add an altruistic dimension to their businesses

Brands add an altruistic dimension to their businesses

"Sustainability, the buzzword in consumer goods right now, is doubly important for the fashion industry. Lindsey Tramuta, in the February issue of Fortune, reveals the industry, in the last 15 years, has doubled its production, adding to the already sizable problem of clothing waste. As the Secondary Materials and Recy... Read more

Fashion industry adopts a three-fold approach to sustainability

Fashion industry adopts a three-fold approach to sustainability

"Textile dyeing is the second-largest polluter of clean water globally. Polyester microfibres add to the ever-growing volumes of plastic in the environment. As most garments are non-biodegradable, they present serious threats to our oceans and wastelands. Growing cotton increases the impact of toxic chemicals in agricu... Read more

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Denim House Isko to introduce new performance wear fabric in US

Leading denim producer Isko will enter a new market in the United States next month when it int... Read more

Over 100 brands, retailers attend BCI Forum in Sydney

Over 100 brands, retailers, NGOs, cotton scientists, farmers and industry attended the Better C... Read more

Mango reduces water use in its jeans production cycle

Mango’s consumption of water, energy and chemicals has been reduced through the introduct... Read more

Texworld USA to host Fashionsustain

Texworld USA will be held from July 22 to 24, 2019. The trade show has put the spotlight on sus... Read more

Prym Group launches eco-friendly snap fasteners

Prym Group, one of the major suppliers of fasteners and accessories to apparel and textile sect... Read more

Lenzing turns to blockchain

Lenzing will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business. This will ... Read more

Kering to promote clean fashion

Luxury giant Kering has been tasked to bring together a group of brands to set unified sustaina... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrates a decade, focus on sustainability

Copenhagen Fashion Summit held from May 15 to 16, 2019 attracted 1300 guests, and 78 high-level... Read more

SAC launches new technology company Higg Co

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has launched Higg Co, a for profit tech spin that will develo... Read more

C.L.A.S.S to display smart innovations at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

C.L.A.S.S. will have a special place fully dedicated to its smart innovation within the "Design... Read more

Devan launches two new technologies at the Techtexil Show

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals launched two new technologies at the Techtextil show in Frank... Read more

Fashion brands’ sustainability initiatives make slow progress

A report by consultancy BCG reveals, even though fashion brands improved their environmental an... Read more

Circularity gets attention at Bangladesh denim fair

Bangladesh Denim Expo was held on May 2 and 3, 2019. It provided endless possibilities of netwo... Read more

Brands redefine denim production, make it more sustainable

Brands in the US are becoming sensitive about the water and chemicals being used in denim produ... Read more

Fashion persists with harmful ways damaging the environment

The pace of sustainability progress in the fashion industry has slowed by a third in the past y... Read more

Circle Economy, Fashion for Good to form global network of solution provide…

Circle Economy has partnered with Fashion for Good to accelerate re-commerce and rental busines... Read more

GOTS certified facilities up 14 per cent

In 2018, the number of GOTS certified facilities increased 14.6 per cent. Certified facilities ... Read more

Luxury needs to be redefined

Sustainability has become an element of brand value. But luxury brands in particular seem to be... Read more

Bangladesh exports to EU up 10 per cent

Last fiscal year, Bangladesh apparel exports to the European Union rose by 10.58 per cent. Now ... Read more

SAC hosts LA event

Bringing together experts and apparel-industry veterans, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC... Read more

CanopyStyle initiative adds three more brands

Canopy recently added three new fashion and apparel brands to its CanopyStyle initiative. With ... Read more

Denim brand Orta launches Biodesign Challenge

Orta has partnered with Biodesign Challenge which tasks teams from top design schools to create... Read more

Microfibers harm the environment

Microplastic pollution is a major problem for the environment. As much as 311 million tons of p... Read more

Finnish brands need to be more open

Finnish clothing brands rank low in terms of climate, environment and human rights transparency... Read more

Fast fashion proving toxic

The meteoric rise of fast fashion is proving to be toxic for the environment. Fast fashion is t... Read more

Adidas creates new age sneaker

Adidas has made Futurecraft.Loop, a performance running shoe out of thermoplastic polyurethane.... Read more

Block chain and fashion go together

Apart from consumer education about issues like waste, transparency and toxins in the fashion i... Read more

Online shopping, secondhand stores combat fashion waste

Speaking at the University of South Florida, as a part of a series of Fashion Revolution Week e... Read more

Redress Design Awards picks semi finalists

Redress Design Award has chosen 30 semi finalists. These 30 designers are from across six conti... Read more

Turkish denim brand ISKO to create a sustainable landscape in the industry

Turkish denim specialist ISKO has joined Textile Exchange to further expand its vision of a res... Read more

Austria to host European Forum on Eco-innovation in May

European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Austria on May 7 and 8, 2019. The forum will e... Read more

Sustainable fashion gains momentum

Sustainable fashion is not just disrupting conventional notions about fashion but also drastica... Read more

Dutch brands adhere to AGT agenda

Brands participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) took spe... Read more

Textile makers focus on sustainability with new materials, production proce…

Leading textile producers are seeking new ways to ensure sustainability by not only introducing... Read more

Sustainable cotton in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam

Denim trends come and go, but cotton is the constant common denominator for most jeans. At a pa... Read more

Walmart, PVH to achieve sustainability by 2025

Global Retailers Walmart and PVH Corp plan to make their manufacturing operations as well as su... Read more

Aquafil Group’s Econyl regenerated nylon leaves a positive impact on enviro…

Econyl regenerated nylon is made out of waste that’s been rescued from landfills and ocea... Read more

Dubai’s textile industry focuses on sustainability measures

Dubai’s textile industry is adopting innovative technology solutions. A manufacturing pla... Read more

Preference for sustainable products increases amongst buyers

A survey by McKinsey & Company and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Italian fashion&rs... Read more

Cone Denim launches Distilled Indigo denims

Cone Denim has launched eco-friendly Distilled Indigo denims made with Dystar’s Cadira de... Read more

BlockTexx creates new technology to recycle polyester and cotton

Australian start-up BlockTexx teamed up with The Queensland University of Technology to create ... Read more

Pollution mars Bangladesh RMG sector’s safety record

Bangladesh’s textile industry is known for its poor pollution control. Factories spew pol... Read more

Guess develops Eco line denim collection

Fashion retailer Guess has developed a new capsule collection for men and women, with sustainab... Read more

Botanic fibers ideal for performance clothing

Climate resistance, odor control, UV protection, moisture management, and many additional benef... Read more

Target turns away from rare fibers, focuses on sustainbility

Mass market retailer Target will ensure no ancient or endangered forest fiber are found in its ... Read more

Asda’s brand George turns to recycled polyester

George will use only recycled polyester in its collections by 2025. The brand, which is the sec... Read more

Cotton not a water guzzler, says Berman Cotton Exchange

Bremen Cotton Exchange says estimates of water used in cotton farming are exaggerated. It says ... Read more

Target joins CanopyStyle initiative

Target has joined the CanopyStyle initiative which is gaining serious industry traction among p... Read more

Kering launches new website

Kering has launched a new website. Conceived as the group’s digital showcase, this new we... Read more

UN launches new initiative ‘UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion’

The United Nations has launched a new alliance aimed at uniting businesses to combat the fashio... Read more

H&M to stop using conventional cashmere

Swedish retailer H&M plans to phase out the use of conventional cashmere in its collections... Read more

Ten new innovators join Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator

Ten new innovators have been selected to join the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. T... Read more

Burberry pledges to eliminate plastic by 2025.

The fashion giant will ensure that all of its future plastic packaging is either reusable, recy... Read more

Brands, manufacturers looking at a closed loop chain

Some forward-thinking brands are aiming at creating a closed-loop textile supply chain. To brin... Read more

Report highlights wools’ damaging environmental impact

A recent “Pulse of the Fashion Industry” report shows, sheep farming, just like cat... Read more

BCI experiences historic uptake in 2018

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) experienced a historic uptake in 2018 as 93 retailers and brands... Read more

Arvind Envisol mulls water treatment plant in Bangladesh

Arvind Envisol plans to execute water treatment projects in Bangladesh, whose economy depends h... Read more