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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

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

Bangladesh emerges among top eco-friendly textile manufacturers

Bangladesh emerges among top eco-friendly textile manufacturers

"In the past few years, Bangladesh exports and sustainability have both grown faster than most global counterparts strengthening its momentum. For instance, denim maker Vintage Denim is extremely conscious about workers’ wellbeing. Vintage Denim offers up to Tk 25000 per person or family for their healthcare need... Read more

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

"Worldwide, approximately 80 billion garments are produced annually, which is equivalent to 11 pieces of clothing per person, per year. At the same time, the number of worn clothes being discarded is also growing. In Shanghai alone, hundreds of tons of garments are being discarded every day, equating to 130,000 tons a ... Read more

Carbon emissions from fashion industry to rise 60 per cent by 203…

Carbon emissions from fashion industry to rise 60 per cent by 2030

"As per State of Fashion report 2018 released by McKinsey & Company, the ecological impact and the carbon footprint of the fast fashion industry, remains a cause of concern even though the industry has become more environmentally responsible and sustainable. The journal Natural Climate Change reveals the curre... Read more

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

"More and more companies are acquiring industry materials and manufacturing certifications as a part of their sustainability goals and brand building. The latest include the Oeko-Tex’s Eco Passport certification, recognised as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Program. This sh... Read more

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

"A new report by Changing Markets Foundation on sustainability has yet again brought fast fashion retailers under scanner as the biggest pollutants. The report concludes that many firms are still not doing enough to ensure sustainability of their textile supply chains. While there has been bold leadership from some ret... Read more

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

"A by-product of spinning, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a toxic gas that causes eye irritation, function impairment, and neurobehavioural changes. The toxic gas smells of rotten eggs. Other harmful chemical for health and environment are: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sulphuric acid (H2SO4). NaOH is highly toxic if absorbe... Read more

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

"Counterfeiting is a huge risk to fashion companies and is reportedly worth $450 billion. According to the UK’s Anti-Counterfeiting Group, counterfeiting and theft of intellectual property fuels drugs smuggling and cases of human trafficking. The Burberry statement says the company has careful processes in place ... Read more

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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

Textiles recycling needs a relook

There are limitations to textile recycling. There is a need to anticipate the possibility of re... Read more

BCI releases new leaderboards of top brands

Better Cotton Initiative has released new leaderboards showing the world’s top users of B... Read more

EAC notes sharp increase in discarded clothing materials

A recent hearing of Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) hearing on the sustainability o... Read more

Seven companies join ZDHC program

Seven new companies have joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Program. UK online fashion company, As... Read more

Textile waste business grows 11 per cent

The global textile industry waste management market is expected to grow nearly 11 per cent by 2... Read more

SAC releases 2018 Higg Facility Modules

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the leading association for the apparel, footwear, and tex... Read more

Clothes treated with silver killing marine life

Swedish researchers say clothing treated with silver poses a toxic threat to sediment-dwelling ... Read more

Candiani launches new eco-smart denim range

Candiani launched its new eco-smart denim range in partnership with ROICA™ from Asahi Kas... Read more

LLF awarded the 4th CarbonNeutral status

Leading high-end leather garment manufacturer, Lanka Leather Fashion (LLF), was awarded CarbonN... Read more

Canopy develops viscose mapping with help from top brands

More than 150 million trees are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and p... Read more

Unifi to recycle 30 billion bottles by 2022

Unifi plans to recycle 20 billion bottles by 2020 and 30 billion bottles by 2022. The company, ... Read more

DyStar implements healthy practices

Last year marked the seventh year of DyStar’s journey towards reducing production footpri... Read more

Wear2Wear to establish closed-loop textile recycling across European countr…

At Expoprotection Paris, to be held from November 6-8, 2018, wear2wear will establish closed-lo... Read more

EU adopts restrictions on 33 textile chemicals

The European Union (EU) has restricted the use of 33 hazardous substances in clothing, footwear... Read more

Spain’s Jeanologia works on five zero finishes

Jeanologia has introduced two new collections, 5.Zero indigo & vintage and 5.Zero all black... Read more

WWF, business group seek to green textile industry

World Wide Fund for Nature and the Việt Nam Textile and Apparel Association launched a project ... Read more

China says no to textile and plastic waste

China will not accept textile or plastic waste from the rest of the world any more. The country... Read more

Levi’s, C&A top ranked for green supply chain practices

Levi’s has been ranked as the world’s top ranked apparel brand in a report which as... Read more

New Zealand launches Formary, a textile reuse program

New Zealand is tackling head-on the challenges created by disposable fashion. Formary is a text... Read more

Recycling of used clothes yet to catch on

Indeed, bBrands and retailers are on board with the idea of sustainability. Many are setting ta... Read more

IPCC recommends worldwide reduction of carbon consumption

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says, to prevent a climate catastrophe, ca... Read more

Coach to go fur free

Luxury brand Coach will soon become fur-free. The ban will be applied on all types of animal fu... Read more

H&M tops sustainable cotton use

H&M is the world’s leading user of sustainable cotton and manmade cellulosic material... Read more

Candiani develops Roica denim

Roica yarn has been used by Candiani to develop a new eco-smart denim range called ReLAST. Cand... Read more

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to strengthen national statistical…

Countries in Asia and the Pacific recently adopted a declaration that will strengthen national ... Read more

Prosperity Textile chooses sustainable-oriented Itema technologies for new …

Prosperity Textile, one of the main denim producers worldwide, has chosen for its new facility ... Read more

Nike Circular Innovation Challenge receives over 600 applications

Sportswear giant Nike received over 600 applications from 58 countries for its Circular Innovat... Read more

Fashion threatens global biodiversity

There is a lot of attention on the fashion industry’s impact on water and climate. But mo... Read more

Albini creates traceable Supima cotton

Italian company Albini in partnership with Oritain has created the first 100 per cent traceable... Read more

Du Pont, Mud Jeans joins Circular Economy

Du Pont Biomaterials and Mud Jeans have joined the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network. Circul... Read more

Brazil ranks 20 apparel brands on transparency

Brazilian campaign Fashion Revolution has ranked 20 apparel brands and retailers for their tran... Read more

Taiwan company converting polyester waste into feedstock

Taiwan’s Far Eastern New Century has unveiled pioneering new recycling technology that co... Read more

Lenzing develops denim capsule

Lenzing, and he sustainable fashion designer Pawan Kumar, and denim manufacturer Saitex have co... Read more

Fashion companies to provide evidence of sustainability efforts

Although in recent years there has been a renewed interest in clothing made in Britain, there a... Read more

Fashion firms adopt eco-friendly initiatives

Amid mounting social criticism, fashion businesses are adopting eco-friendly initiatives to pre... Read more

Eastman develops cellulosic fiber -- Naia

Eastman has developed a new eco-friendly cellulosic fiber named Naia. Naia can transform into l... Read more

Microplastics from clothes polluting the planet

Synthetic fibers from washed clothes are linked to ocean microplastics. About 35 per cent of mi... Read more

Pop-ups in London, New York focus on fashion’s environmental impact

In an effort to educate US and UK shoppers about the environmental impacts of the clothes they ... Read more

Consumption of new clothes highest in UK among European countries

As per House of Common’s committee, consumption of new clothes is higher in the UK than a... Read more

Eastman launches new bio-based cellulosic fiber

Eastman has launched a new cellulosic fiber called Naia. This is made from wood pulp derived on... Read more

Non-improvement of ESG strategies to cost Asian companies dearly

As per a report commissioned by HSBC in conjunction with East & Partners, Asian companies, ... Read more

GOTS releases factsheet on Sustainable Developmental Goals

Delhi hosted the ‘International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards’ (ICS... Read more

British luxe brand Tengri announces winners of Innovation Award

British fair-trade luxury knitwear brand Tengri has announced the winners of its inaugural Teng... Read more

Responsible denim by Isko at Green Carpet Fashion Awards

An innovative, fashionable, and responsible range of denim was displayed by Isko, a leading ing... Read more

H&M launches new upcycled collection

Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has launched a new upcycled capsule collection which uses di... Read more

Fiber recycling gets attention

Currently, the majority of industry-scale recycling processes exist solely for the mechanical r... Read more

DyStar opens labs across Asia

DyStar will open more Texanlab offices across South Asia to provide end-to-end solutions throug... Read more

Global fashion mulls change

The focus of the global fashion industry is turning to the environment, and the industry’... Read more

Brands adopting SDGs to achieve environmental, economic and social targets

Although the SDGs are still a relatively new idea in the business world, a growing number of br... Read more

Birla shares sustainability philosophy at New York Home Fashions Market

Birla Cellulose is focused on sharing the sustainability philosophy behind its home textile fib... Read more

Stella McCartney joins sustainable fashion initiative

Luxury lifestyle brand Stella McCartney has joined Fashion for Good, a sustainability initiativ... Read more

Textiles recycling prices tumble

Prices paid for recycled textile materials have weakened. One textile recycler had to stop expo... Read more

Companies adopting recycling solutions that go a long way

Companies around the world are implementing recycling solutions that are sustainable and busine... Read more

Reliance, Vardhman Textiles partner for manufacturing 'R|Elan'

Reliance Industries (RIL) recently entered into a partnership with Ludhiana-based textile major... Read more