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Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

  Global Fashion Agenda, organiser of Copenhagen Fashion Summit has unveild the full programme for upcoming edition. It features a line-up of 75 leading voices and discussion topics ranging from robots to #metoo. On May 15-16, 2018, the 6th edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will open doors at the... Read more

Recycling clothes catches up in the apparel retail industry

Recycling clothes catches up in the apparel retail industry

Earth Day once more highlights the importance of buying clothes responsibly. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Stats in 1977, clothing accounted for 6.2 per cent of US household spending; now, each households spends half as much (3.1 per cent). Earlier, retailers used to take time to introduce cl... Read more

Textile recycling gaining traction in New York

Textile recycling gaining traction in New York

"In line with various eco-efforts being taking place globally, non-profit organisation Fabscrap has invited clothing brands, designers, tailors and others in New York City to sign up for textile pickup and recycling. The organisation provides reusable bags in two colours – black for proprietary materials and brow... Read more

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from app…

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from apparel giants

“It’s the first time in history that key players from the industry have joined forces to discuss and agree on what to prioritise to improve the industry’s environmental and social footprint. It takes a coordinated effort to move the needle on sustainability, which is why this agenda for a common indus... Read more

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

"An average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year in the US; in China’s Xintang province, a hub for denim, 300 million pairs are made annually. These figures could illustrate the harmful impact of denim manufacturing on the environment. And showcasing these effects, award-winning filmmakers David McIlvride and... Read more

Clash of interest, mindset come in the way of ethical clothing pu…

Clash of interest, mindset come in the way of ethical clothing purchase

"While consumers and retailers alike are vouching for the benefits of going green, the real picture is quite different. People are still lured to fast fashion and discard clothes faster than ever before. Why has there been a stark conflict between mindset and interest? Scientists say shopping makes people feel good eno... Read more

Sustainability issues in textile factories highlighted by campaig…

Sustainability issues in textile factories highlighted by campaign group

"A recent investigation has revealed the factories supplying material for garments to H&M, Asda, Next and Tesco are leaking toxic chemicals into rivers and environment. A report by campaign group, the Changing Markets Foundation says villagers in the area around a plant in India told investigators about cases of ca... Read more

Levi’s working towards a green manufacturing model

Levi’s working towards a green manufacturing model

While Levi’s has been moving towards sustainability in manufacturing denim, the company finds it hard to live up to expectations. For example, a team of designers takes weeks to figure out exactly where to fade the indigo and position the tears for the most authentic vintage look. Then, factory wo... Read more

New tech tools driving companies’ sustainability goals

New tech tools driving companies’ sustainability goals

Growing consumer awareness on eco clothing is forcing companies to take the sustainable route. The proof is the various initiatives taken up by associations and companies such as Fashion Positive, a part of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and the H&M Foundation, through its Global Change Award t... Read more

Growing ethical renaissance among African RMG makers

Growing ethical renaissance among African RMG makers

"Growing consumer awareness on sustainable clothing has been pushing eco canvas for leading companies. In order to abide by the laws of nature, H&M’s Conscious Collection is one such catalogue that uses organic and recycled materials to produce fairly-priced clothes that are mindful of environmental obligatio... Read more

VF Corp focuses on incorporating sustainable changes in the appar…

VF Corp focuses on incorporating sustainable changes in the apparel industry

"With annual sales of $12.4 billion, VF Corp has the potential to bring in dramatic shift not just in its operations but across the value chain. In order to do so, the company created a complex initiative called ‘Made for Change’, outlining aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements acr... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit to put the spotlight on sustainable sol…

Copenhagen Fashion Summit to put the spotlight on sustainable solutions

"The upcoming Copenhagen Fashion Summit, to be held in May 2018 is set for a revamp. As per the new format, the global multi-stakeholder event will expand to two days, allowing more time to explore the many Summit components, including the new Innovation Forum, which boasts of more than 50 sustainable solution provider... Read more

Fibre testing system to augment sustainability check

Fibre testing system to augment sustainability check

"Textile sustainability has been gaining traction lately and putting a lot of pressure on fashion companies to take sustainable route. While some go by standards organisations like GOTS or ISO, to learn more about the supply chains of their favourite brands, we still don’t have scientific evidence to show exactly... Read more

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

"More than ever, the eco-efficiency of the textile & clothing industry has been under scanner with many associations taking steps towards enhancing sustainability in the apparels industry. This was the topic of discussion at the recently held exhibit in New York at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It focused on rethink... Read more

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Fast fashion leaves communities gasping

Fast fashion leads to problems such as child labor and human trafficking. Mass consumption has ... Read more

Pure London launches Pure Conscious, aimed at sustainability

Big brands and retail giants are waking up to sustainability and need for green value chains su... Read more

Circularity gaining ground in global apparel industry

Circularity has become the buzzword in fashion circles today. But it’s usually an abbrevi... Read more

Garmon launches ‘Stretch Care’ an avant-garde range of solutions

Italy-based Garmon Chemicals has launched a Stretch Care collection. In January, the company wa... Read more

Adidas, Reebok top social and environmental transparency index

Adidas and Reebok have again topped the ranking of global brands’ social and environmenta... Read more

Guess joins Better Cotton

Guess has partnered Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Since Guess uses cotton in many of its prod... Read more

PVH engages in water clean-up

PVH will work with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to improve water quality in Ethiopia, India, V... Read more

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performanc... Read more

Moroccan buyers, firms discuss climate change

Moroccan textile enterprises and European buyers are exploring how to mitigate climate risk wit... Read more

Lenzing and Jeanologia produce capsule denim collection

Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated to produce a capsule collection called Blues & Hue... Read more

Wrangler builds on sustainable farming

Sustainable farming is helping drive a more sustainable supply chain for Wrangle’s denim.... Read more

Timberland keeps its CSR goals, continues focus on sustainability

Timberland is progressing toward its goal of operating in a socially and environmentally respon... Read more

H&M launches recycling project, aims to be fully sustainable by 2030

Swedish fashion retailer H&M aims at using only recycled or sustainable materials by 2030. ... Read more

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

"Fashion industry is one of the biggest contributor towards global economy, with an annual worl... Read more

Measuring sustainability in fashion

Italian company RadiciGroup promotes efforts and investments devoted to measuring sustainabilit... Read more

Invista launches Lycra T400 fiber with focus on sustainability

Invista has launched a new version of its popular Lycra T400 fiber. This has enhanced sustainab... Read more

GOTS India seminar to focus on organic textile industry and sustainability

GOTS India Seminar 2018 will be held in Coimbatore on May 29. Stakeholders and actors from orga... Read more

Planet Textiles event to debate on deforestation and climate change

Planet Textiles will be held in Canada on May 22. The event will focus on deforestation where k... Read more

Italian brand Candiani offers Re-Gen denim

Italy-based denim mill Candiani has produced Re-Gen Denim. This is a super-selvedge fabric with... Read more

Kingpins Transformers to tackle denim transparency at upcoming shows

The April edition of Kingpins Transformers Summit is aimed at tackling transparency. The editio... Read more

Jack & Jones launches low impact denim

Jack & Jones’ new low impact denim collection concentrates on optimising all three el... Read more

Turning food waste into fashion

Circular Systems has technology and processes that can turn food crop waste into sustainable an... Read more

Archroma prepares dye from waste

Archroma’s Earth Colors range of biosynthetic dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics... Read more

First-ever CEO Agenda launches for sustainable fashion industry

Global Fashion Agenda, a leadership forum on fashion sustainability around the Copenhagen Fashi... Read more

EU tackles industrial pollution

The European Union is tackling industrial pollution with a new initiative designed to yield a m... Read more

GOTS installs dual leadership

GOTS has come up with an innovative management approach. It has installed dual leadership as mo... Read more

Arvind reduces its water footprint

On an average it takes about 70 liters of water to make a pair of jeans. Now, Arvind aims to ma... Read more

Lenzing recommitted to sustainability in fibre supply chain

The Lenzing Group is recommitted to sustainability by implementing a further significant reduct... Read more

GOTS hosts round table in the US

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) recently hosted a popular round table for the textile se... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. bringing values into fashion brands

Italy-based C.L.A.S.S, specializes in integrating a new generation of eco values into fashion a... Read more

Jeanologia working towards sustainable technologies for jean production

Jeanologia, a Spanish specialist for sustainable technologies for garment finishing, has been r... Read more

Gap plans to save 10 billion liters of water by 2020

Gap is undertaking water conservation with a new sustainable manufacturing goal to save 10 bill... Read more

Adidas makes shoes from plastic

Now Adidas has made shoes out of ocean plastic. These are wearable and stylish sneakers. Each p... Read more

Trident gets STeP certification

Trident has received the Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certification for its home texti... Read more

Making sustainability palatable

Sustainability has become almost a dirty word. Though it is a hot topic in fashion, there&rsquo... Read more

Guess works on fiber sourcing

Guess is committed to ensuring wood-based fibers—including rayon, modal and viscose&mdash... Read more

GOTS Rating: Bangladesh tops, India, Germany follow line up

Bangladesh got the highest increase in GOTS-certified facilities in 2017, amounting to 40 per c... Read more

Apparel brands take steps to fight pollution

The apparel industry accounts for 6.7 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, a... Read more

New Age washing machines cut down on water use

Xeros has a near-waterless laundry system. Polymer technology allows washing machines to use a ... Read more

New report promotes reducing apparel’s environmental impact

A path-breaking report issued recently from ClimateWorks Foundation and Quantis promotes reduci... Read more

Bangladesh tops in green factories

Bangladesh has 67 eco-friendly green buildings, the highest number in the world. The country&rs... Read more

Pollution, bane of fashion industry

Though the fashion industry is better known for its creativity, innovation, and trendsetting, i... Read more

Levi Strauss develops denim finishing

Levi Strauss has devised a new operating model that ushers denim finishing into the digital era... Read more

G-Star RAW launches the world’s most sustainable denim

Since its conception in 1989, G-Star RAW a cult leader in the denim has continuously challenged... Read more

VF Corp adopts circular economy

VF Corporation is changing to a circular business model. Consumers come back with lightly used ... Read more

SAC, German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles cooperate in Europe

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are... Read more

California to introduce microfiber warning labels for polyester apparels

California may have a law requiring clothing made from fabric that is more than 50 per cent pol... Read more

Planet Textiles Canada event will debate microfiber pollution

Planet Textiles will be held in Canada on May 22. This event on textile sustainability will fea... Read more

C&A committed to continue sourcing eco-friendly cotton

Apparel retailer C&A, joined Prince of Wales global Sustainable Cotton Communiqué, a... Read more

H&M, Aquafil to bring sustainable fashion mainstream

Aquafil and H&M have teamed up to make sustainable fashion mainstream through the H&M C... Read more

Alliance aims at improving supply chains and sutainability

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will cooperate... Read more

Wonder fabric B.Cork made from cork attracts fashion brands at ISPO, Munich

Tintex, the Portuguese textile manufacturer has reported significant interest from internationa... Read more

‘Patagonia Action Works’ unites environmental activists

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has launched an online platform the ‘Patagonia Action Wor... Read more

CanopyStyle momentum ensures 125 global brands unite for forests

Environmental not-for-profit Canopy announced 20 new brands are now committed to eliminate the ... Read more

Archroma, WWF Pakistan pledge to work for sustainable water conservation

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, says it has signed a MoU with the ... Read more

Sustainability in focus at annual International Woolmark Prize

Sustainability and innovation were the buzz words at this year's International Woolmark Prize (... Read more

Used clothes a major environment hazard across the globe

Thrift stores sort through old clothes donations, keep the good items while the bad and the ugl... Read more