"Owning to its faulty approach, the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts have remained largely insufficient. Instead of completely overhauling its business model, so far the industry has only been focusing on recycled materials, waste and rented clothing. The latest ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry&rsquo... Read more
Criticising brands like Athleta or Uniqlo for their delayed adherence to sustainability should not be the focus instead, they need to be supported and their initiatives need to be highlighted to the general public.
Embedding sustainability into operations
Today, many brands have to embedded sustainability practices i... Read more
Jersey manufacturer Tintex has established itself as a global leader in smart innovation. The commitment to support brands in creating responsible collections is interwoven with its motto `Naturally Advanced’. At Première Vision the company presented its S/S 2021 collection and a new strategic approach to ... Read more
"Stepping up their sustainability efforts, fashion players like Kering and LVMH are organising hackathons that include awarding prizes to developers, students and experts to help them manage their supply chains and overproduction. However, as these hackathons lack proper resources or metrics, they run the risk of turni... Read more
Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many global companies whose USP is fast-changing and affordable fashion.
Fast-fashion retailers are waking up to a changed glo... Read more
"The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipm... Read more
"Finally in 2019, the global business community, politicians and consumers awakened to the importance of sustainability that is affecting everyone to a great or less degree. Driven by consumer’s demand for carbon neutrality, the textile industry is slowly adapting its manufacturing processes to fully reverse the ... Read more
Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product.
Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more
Held in Copenhagen, the CIFF Fashion Fair, focused on sustainability. Besides the regular brands that showcased clothing lines made from organic cotton or other recycled materials, new brands like Tomorrow, OFFT, 1331 and Cult Studios also incorporated sustainability as a part of their DNA.
The Special Project area fo... Read more
"Though brands remain committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, buy carbon offsets and develop new sustainable materials, experts have raised doubts over the genuineness of these commitments. This is owing to the fact that though the industry has been introducing innovations periodically besides running pilot proje... Read more
"The focus of most denim brands in 2020 will be on sustainability as they introduce new initiatives to eliminate hazardous chemicals such as per- and polyfluorinated chemicals from their supply chains. Pioneering this campaign is G-Star, the Dutch denim brand which henceforth plans to use only 100 per cent sustainably ... Read more
Swiss Textile Machinery members can reduce the adverse effect on environmental footprint of the finishing industry
Since the antiquity humans have been exploiting color to enhance both the personal appearance and the world we live in. Dyed and printed textiles are a prime example, with a huge global coloration industr... Read more
"The fashion industry is often referred to as the second-most-polluting business in the world as it contends with issues like overproduction, chemical use, carbon emissions and waste. Fashion companies have become increasingly preoccupied with their sustainability credentials"
The fashion industry is often ref... Read more
It takes a special kind of focus for a company to achieve the status of a recognized ‘industry leader’. Maintaining that position is even more challenging, with a constant drive for maximum efficiency, optimized quality and total customer satisfaction. The Chinese company Esquel has exactly those attributes... Read more