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Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

"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™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

"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

European Commission manifesto focuses on circular economy at the …

European Commission manifesto focuses on circular economy at the global level

"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

Ethical fashion gains ground as brands wake up to hazardous indus…

Ethical fashion gains ground as brands wake up to hazardous industry practices

"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 to launch new production model at ITMA 2019

Jeanologia to launch new production model at ITMA 2019

"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

ShanghaiTex 2019 to feature 1,200 exhibitors

ShanghaiTex 2019 to feature 1,200 exhibitors

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

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fab…

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

"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

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

"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

European fashion leaders introduce new manifesto on circularity

European fashion leaders introduce new manifesto on circularity

"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

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

"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

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon fo…

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

"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

Fashion industry’s environmental impact, brands team up to chalk …

Fashion industry’s environmental impact, brands team up to chalk way forward

"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

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

"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

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

"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."   Fast F... Read more

 
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Hohenstein awarded with the ECOfit certificate

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New guidelines for denim making released by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Bossa organises programme on sustainable denim

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Bestseller sets sustainability goals in sourcing products

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Texfusion New York to organise seminars on sustainability

Texfusion New York will present a program of seminars and talks dedicated to sustainability for... Read more

Mud Jeans plans 100 per cent recycled denim

Mud Jeans, the Dutch brand will launch 100 per cent recycled denim jeans next year. The brand c... Read more

Green doesn’t mean dull anymore

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Gap develops foam-dyed denim ‘Dry Indigo’

Gap will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use. The... Read more

Adidas launches recyclable hoodie and tennis dress

Adidas has launched two sustainable high-performance wear prototypes in collaboration with desi... Read more

Tirupur introduces GreenCo rating system for apparel units

Tirupur has introduced a GreenCo rating system for apparel units. They are validated with bronz... Read more

Orta works toward transparency

Orta Anadolu is on a mission toward greater sustainable denim manufacturing. With the help of B... Read more

Finland’s Telaketju project enables textile recycling

Telaketju, based in Finland, is a network promoting sustainable recycling of textiles. The proj... Read more

Levi Strauss partners IFC to reach sustainability objectives

Through a partnership with IFC, Levi Strauss hopes to meet its corporate sustainability objecti... Read more

Saitex becomes the only apparel factory to be certified by B Lab

Saitex, the Vietnam-based denim manufacturer has become he only apparel factory headquartered i... Read more

Accessories Vision to offer access to Chinese and other international suppl…

The product zone of Accessories Vision, to be held from September 25-27 in Shanghai, offers vis... Read more

Textile Exchange, SupplyShift collaborate to push up responsible sourcing

SupplyShift, a responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency software platform, and Textil... Read more

Burberry sets carbon neutral targets

Burberry is aiming to become carbon neutral in its operational energy use by 2022. Burberry&rsq... Read more

Jeanologia unveils new sourcing model for apparel production

Jeanologia has unveiled a new sourcing model designed to streamline apparel production from fab... Read more

Lenzing to invest €100 million to reduce carbon emissions

The Lenzing Group will invest €100 million over the coming years to reduce carbon emission... Read more

H&M works on carbon neutral product line

Swedish fashion brand H&M has collaborated with Danish transport leader Maersk in a new car... Read more

Gap increases its green footprint by introducing waterless foam dyeing

Gap will produce denim using Dry Indigo, a waterless, indigo foam-dyeing technique. Utilising f... Read more

Archroma to join ZDHC as active and engaged contributor

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has d... Read more

Denim conference in Vietnam advocates green production

Experts at the recently held conference in the Ho Chi Minh City noted that denim production is ... Read more

Fashion for Good expands to South Asia

Fashion for Good is expanding to South Asia with the launch of a dedicated regional innovation ... Read more

C&A reduces global carbon footprint by 12%

According to C&A’s annual Global Sustainability Report, owing to its use of sustainab... Read more

Karl Mayer launches new dyeing technology at ITMA 2019

Karl Mayer launched Greendye, an innovative technology for producing denim fabrics with minimis... Read more

Hong Kong works on textile research

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Wuyi University are working together on research and devel... Read more

ABFR joins circular platform

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail is joining a platform named Circular Apparel Innovation Factory... Read more

Patagonia offers trade-in option

Customers can mail-in used Patagonia clothing in exchange for purchase credit. This is part of... Read more

ZDHC Foundation to advice on discharge of harmful chemicals at ITMA 2019

A high-level breakout session led by ZDHC Foundation, at the forthcoming Planet Textile Summit ... Read more

Germany to host Neonyt in July, future issues facing fashion industry in fo…

Neonyt will be held in Germany, July 2 to 4, 2019. This will feature women’s wear, men&rs... Read more

Ongoing Kingpins New York focuses on sustainability and heritage in denim

Kingpins New York is on from June 12 to 13, 2019. The trade show is focusing on sustainable dev... Read more

US/UK consumers expect brands to focus more on sustainability: Study

Consumers in the UK and the US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable. They now t... Read more

Birla Cellulose does product mapping

Birla Cellulose has completed a life cycle assessment (LCA) of products in its portfolio. The L... Read more

Tintex Textiles to participate in the UN Global Compact Initiative

Tintex Textiles will participate in the upcoming United Nations Global Compact initiative - a v... Read more

X-Rite, Pantone to showcase new color formulation software at ITMA 2019

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Gap Inc to source 100 per cent sustainable cotton by 2025

Gap has announced it will derive 100 per cent of its cotton from more sustainable sources by 20... Read more

Dutch brands launch eco-project in China

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Consumers want companies to get real

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Candiani partners with Roica for sustainability

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Lenzing opts for blockchain to ensure brands, consumers track Tencel produc…

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Greenpeace to use third party tools to test new industry standards

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Brandix gets Net Zero Carbon certificate

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Coalition to accelerate Circular Economy in Nordic Countries

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Textile recycling catches up across the board

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Kingpins names compliant brands

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Bangladesh: IDCOL seeks $166 million funds for energy efficiency

The Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL) in Bangladesh will push in funds worth $166 mill... Read more

Ethical fashion brands gaining ground in Egypt

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ITMA to host a special denim event

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France comes down on apparel waste

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Adidas teams up with Parley for the Oceans to recycle marine waste

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Textile waste challenges UK

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Everlane partners with Bluesign

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A clutch of LA brands prioritizing sustainability

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DCTV forms collaboration for circular clothing

DCTV has collaborated with brands, retailers, manufacturers, their associations, knowledge inst... Read more

Euratex calls for circularity as brands come together for common goals

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