"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™ - 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
"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
"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, 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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
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