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Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges int…

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Brands focus on repair rather than replace to increase sustainabi…

Brands focus on repair rather than replace to increase sustainability

"The fast-pace of our modern life makes it increasingly difficult to sustain the life of our garments even after producing them in the most environmentally friendly manner as possible. They end up in the garbage dumps quickly. For a long time, the industry has been greatly impacted by this use and disposal of clothing.... Read more

Sustainability, AI, social media tools to determine future fashio…

Sustainability, AI, social media tools to determine future fashion trends

"A number of brands will actively engage themselves in improving their eco-footprint in 2019. Younger consumers will align themselves with businesses that support their values. This includes tracing the origin of products, its manufacturing technique and impact on environment. Recycled fashion will become more popular,... Read more

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

"A new report by NGO KnowTheChain reveals the fashion industry lacks in its efforts to address forced labor. The NGO surveyed 43 of the world’s largest clothing and footwear companies’ efforts to address the issue. These companies scored only 37 out of a possible 100, with more than two-thirds scoring below... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainabil…

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability focus

"Consumers and government are increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of fashion across the globe. While last month’s BBC3 documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secrets exposed the industry’s failings to the public, the Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an inquiry into sustainability in fash... Read more

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

"As per Chinese Textile Industry Association, the textile industry uses 25 per cent of global chemical output. Out of this 42 per cent is used by China reveals the United Nations Environment Program. Greenpeace published a report, Dirty Laundry in 2011 that urged consumers worldwide to demand change in the fashion indu... Read more

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impac…

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

"Although the fashion industry has kept pace with changing consumer demands, it fails to cater to their most important need that of altering consumption patterns to ensure the survival of the planet. The industry produces 20 per cent of global wastewater and 10 per cent of global carbon emissions with textile dyeing be... Read more

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion ind…

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

"The world is being plagued by environmental abuse from all kind of industries. Traditional economies, dominated by the use and throw policy, did not consider the material’s end use. It only sourced the inputs from the environment, manufactured them, and channeled them into the industrial process to make end prod... Read more

Revolutionising the clothing re-commerce market, some players tak…

Revolutionising the clothing re-commerce market, some players take lead

"As re-commerce, when particularly executed by partners, unleases a low-risk, high-reward market for goods, and offers a straightforward path into a more circular business model, clothing brands are increasingly turning to re-commerce partners to tap into secondary markets. As thredUp's 2018 Resale Report indicates, th... Read more

Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing 2018 focuses on fast fashion, sustai…

Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing 2018 focuses on fast fashion, sustainability

"Fast Fashion, denim, knit, tailoring, leather and the latest offers by the Moroccan brands were highlighted at Maroc in Mode-Marc Sourcing fair, held from October 11-12, 2018 at Marrakech. In line with current market trend, the fair focused on fast fashion and sustainable ecosystems. It deployed a specific promotion s... Read more

Future retail spaces to offer high-touch, seamless experience

Future retail spaces to offer high-touch, seamless experience

As per WGSN, a firm that provides advisory solutions, emerging attitudes around age, gender and disability is likely to shape the future of retail space. Designing for sustainability will be the key as consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the damage they are causing to the environment. Retailers will offer tech... Read more

Innovative and sustainable Italian technology solutions displayed…

China is currently implementing several policies to reduce carbon emissions and adopt a low carbon economy with low energy consumption and low-pollution. To support this initiative, the country is procuring cleaning, dyeing and finishing machines, knitting, stitch-bond, lace and auxiliary machinery from Italy. Over the... Read more

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Source Denim UK teamed up with Common Objective to offer green solutions

UK sourcing show Source Denim, Fashion SVP’s dedicated denim showcase was held from Janua... Read more

Sustainability to go mainstream in 2019

In 2019, sustainability will go mainstream and influence more aspects of our lives than ever be... Read more

Bestseller adopts sustainable strategies

Bestseller has launched a new strategy, Fashion FWD, placing sustainability at the core of its ... Read more

Poll reveals Americans’ distrust for fashion brands

A new poll by Changing Markets, an organisation dedicated to reducing the environmental footpri... Read more

Arvind to adopt sustainable dyeing technologies in its units across India

Textile major Arvind is keen on introducing DyeCoo’s CO2-dyeing technology at its manufac... Read more

Upcycling gaining momentum

Beyond wanting to buy clothing that doesn't make a person feel guilty, more consumers are show... Read more

J Crew and Cotton Inc team up to recycle denim for home insulation

J Crew has partnered with Cotton Incorporated on a program that recycles denim into affordable ... Read more

UK researchers evaluate denim laser etching potential

An interdisciplinary research team at Manchester Metropolitan University has conducted an exten... Read more

Archroma’s advanced denim dyeing solutions saves 92 per cent water

Archroma has innovative and sustainable solutions for denim and casual wear manufacturers and b... Read more

Fast fashion creating mountains of waste worldwide

Overabundance of fast fashion has created an environmental and social justice crisis. Fast fash... Read more

J.Crew disposing denim waste responsibly

J Crew has a denim recycling program. The brand offers cash toward a new pair of jeans for ever... Read more

SAC named convergence host of Social & Labor Convergence Project

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has been named an accredited host of the Social & L... Read more

Moral Fiber launches eco-friendly polyester to combat marine plastic pollut…

Moral Fiber, formerly Ambercycle Inc, is pioneering an eco-friendly polyester textile as part o... Read more

Lenzing partners Hyosung for sustainable collection

Lenzing and Hyosung have collaborated on a new sustainable fabric collection. This new collabor... Read more

Moral Fiber uses science to make sustainable fashion

Moral Fiber, an Indian-American startup based in Los Angeles uses science to make fashion everl... Read more

Moral Fiber recycling polyester to create new fiber

Moral Fiber wants to revolutionize fashion by recycling polyester to create a sustainable fiber... Read more

Levi’s gets top ranking for green supply chain

Green Supply Chain has ranked Levi’s as the world’s top apparel brand. Other appare... Read more

Finland makes fabrics from Ioncell extracted from birch trees

With consumer attitudes beginning to change, people are becoming much more aware of the environ... Read more

White Street market fashion show in Italy next month

White Street Market will be held in Italy from January 12 to 14, 2019. The show will offer thre... Read more

Global textile companies adopt positive approach to reduce eco footprint

Companies are finding ways to improve the impact of their operations and products on the enviro... Read more

Recycled fibers, circular economies driving global denim industry

New recycled fibers and technologies are allowing the denim industry to become increasingly goo... Read more

Microplastic particles released while washing clothes pollute oceans

There is a search for alternatives to petroleum-derived fibers like polyester and acrylic. Natu... Read more

UK apparel brands plan to minimize waste

UK consumers are purchasing new clothing at a faster rate than their counterparts in mainland E... Read more

Nike joins Global Fashion Agenda

Nike has joined Global Fashion Agenda. With this new addition Global Fashion Agenda has expand... Read more

Disposability in fashion leads to increasing use of fake fur

As per MP Mary Creagh, who is currently leading a parliamentary inquiry into sustainability in ... Read more

BCI to achieve its target of 30 per cent global cotton being grown sustaina…

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is well on its way to achieve its goal of having 30 per cent of ... Read more

Inditex to retail 118 million garments in 2018

Inditex is on path to achieve its target to retail 118 million garments across all brands under... Read more

Jeanologia joins SAC to focus on sustainability

Jeanologia has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Spanish company will use the... Read more

Lenzing scores high with its environment initiatives

Lenzing is expanding its environmental leadership commitment. The group is changing from coal-f... Read more

TN government urges industrialists to handover land for CETPs in state.

P Thangamani, Minister of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise, Tamil Nadu, has urged industrial... Read more

Leading brands launch industry charter for climate change

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, over forty leading apparel brands, suppliers and suppo... Read more

Bangladesh: PaCT II concludes first year with seven members

The second edition of the Partnership for Clean Textile (PaCT II) campaign has concluded its fi... Read more

Absolute Denim uses Archroma indigo

Absolute Denim will be the first denim manufacturer to switch 100 per cent of its production to... Read more

Study finds fashion waste high among young consumers across UK

A survey in the UK has found most consumers aged 18 to 35 purchase garments they never wear. Th... Read more

Tariffs changing global denim sourcing strategy

Denim and jeans manufacturers are finding their way through the sourcing complexities created b... Read more

Zara’s new outwear collection focuses on recycling

Inditex, the parent company of the Spanish apparel and accessories retailer Zara has expanded i... Read more

Performance Days Munich focuses on sustainability

In its 10th year, Performance Days, the Munich trade fair for functional fabrics was held from ... Read more

VITAS, WWF launch water risk report for textile and garment industry

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched ... Read more

Cone Denim uses Archroma tool One Way, pushes sustainability

Cone Denim has partnered Archroma for One Way. Cone Denim is a mill with expertise in denim pro... Read more

Dutch brand Mud Jeans gets Nordic Swan ecolabel

Dutch brand Mud Jeans’ entire denim collection, or 41 styles, has received the Nordic Swa... Read more

Horizon Ventures grants $2.2 million series seed fund to AlgiKnit

AlgiKnit, a biomaterials company which is developing yarn spun from kelp, has received a$2.2 mi... Read more

Bangladesh: Despite rising input costs buyers unwilling to pay higher price

Bangladesh garment suppliers are being driven down pricewise by apparel brands and retailers. W... Read more

Growing use of viscose and brand’s commitment to sustainability

Many of the world’s largest viscose manufacturers have not yet adopted responsible produc... Read more

Novozymes’ Bio Prep Fusuaion helps save costs, water use

Denmark-based Novozymes has launched the Bio Prep Fusion concept. This allows textile mills han... Read more

H&M, biggest user of sustainable cotton, man-made cellulosic materials

Textile Exchange has published its yearly Preferred Fiber Materials Market Report, in which H&a... Read more

India: CRB’s conference focuses on sustainability in the apparel & text…

The issue of sustainability in the apparel and textiles sector took centre-stage at the recentl... Read more

Applied DNA Sciences develops denim tags that survive harsh processing

The tags of Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) can be used to authenticate denim products, even when s... Read more

C&A launches gold denim jeans with eye on sustainability

C&A has released the world’s first Cradle to Cradle certified Gold denim jeans. The j... Read more

Cotton Incorporated focuses on denim recycling

Keeping denim out of landfills is a big priority for Cotton Incorporated. The company’s B... Read more

New spun-dyed laminates from Sympatex

Sympatex will launch a new line of spun-dyed laminates. These apparel innovations from Sympatex... Read more

For Days shows the way how a zero waste model works

US-based For Days is turning the idea of consumption on its head. This closed-loop clothing lin... Read more

Pollution from cotton, linen fibers make up 80 per cent of all deep-sea mic…

A new research on Southern European seas reveals, pollution from cellulose fibers such as cotto... Read more

US cotton industry introduces plan to meet sustainability goals

Cotton Council International President Ted Schneider, at the Cotton Sourcing USA Summit, reveal... Read more

Timberland to facilitate creation of greenspace

Timberland has teamed up with Belgian non-profit King Baudouin Foundation to facilitate the cre... Read more

C&A Foundation’s cotton program helps Indian farmers

C&A Foundation provides interest-free loans to smallholder and marginal cotton farmers in I... Read more

Reducing energy costs with Monforts eco applicator

Monforts technology is behind many denim innovations. As an alternative to conventional padding... Read more

Nanotechnology used for sustainable cotton finishing

Ultra thin coating technology offers new opportunities for cotton finishing. Researchers at the... Read more