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Sustainability in plus size fashion will help industry invoke rea…

Sustainability in plus size fashion will help industry invoke real progress

  As adopting a sustainable lifestyle becomes more and more important today given the current situation with COVID-19, plus-size shoppers are at a disadvantage as sustainable clothes are normally not available in their sizes. Affordability hampers sustainability Independent brands do not normally create a ful... Read more

Activewear needs a fresh approach as consumers stay away from syn…

Activewear needs a fresh approach as consumers stay away from synthetics

  As COVID-19 forced gyms and workout studios to close doors, the activewear industry suffered huge losses. However, apparel makers still have a chance to improve sales if they start offering clothes in natural fibers with performance technologies. A recent NPD Group survey notes the adult activewear industry ... Read more

Profits with a purpose to be the new dictum in the fashion indust…

Profits with a purpose to be the new dictum in the fashion industry

  In its bid to prioritize profits over everything else, global fashion industry has been veering away from its original purpose for the last few years. The outbreak of COVID-19 has further exposed the industry’s deep-seated disregard for the environments. The only way forward is to infuse a social purpos... Read more

China Chemical Fibers Association reignites Green Fibre programme

China Chemical Fibers Association reignites Green Fibre programme

    Ever since China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) launched its green fiber program several years ago, about 30 chemical fiber companies have been qualified for the certificate of the green fiber logo and the green fiber-rich products.   China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) recently organi... Read more

COVID-19 to test fashion companies’ resilience, sustainability in…

COVID-19 to test fashion companies’ resilience, sustainability initiatives

In their new report titled, ‘Weaving a Better Future: Rebuilding a More Sustainable Fashion Industry After COVID-19,’ Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and technology company Higg Co lay out a framework for a phased rebuilding of the fashion industry that elevates the role of social and environmental commitment... Read more

COVID 19 to propel fashion’s sustainability makeover

COVID 19 to propel fashion’s sustainability makeover

Experts and industry leaders have been highlighting the need for lessening the impact of fashion on the environment now; COVID-19 has accelerated the industry’s need to be sustainable. Sustainability is the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and contributing to greater... Read more

Inherent adoption of sustainability to secure brands’ future post…

Inherent adoption of sustainability to secure brands’ future post COVID-19

Brands and manufacturers are debating as to whether sustainability initiatives will take a back seat after COVID-19, as economic resurgence takes precedence. The fifth Fashion Transparency Index published by Fashion Revolution Week explores how brands, manufacturers and thought-leaders are analysing current metrics and... Read more

Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: M…

Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Spurring the biggest economic contraction since World War II, COVID-19 has hit every sector from finance to hospitality. Its discretionary nature makes the sector particularly vulnerable, say McKinsey & Company and Business of Fashion in a Coronavirus update to the ‘State of Fashion 2020’ report. The av... Read more

Complete overhaul of business model to help industry become more …

Complete overhaul of business model to help industry become more sustainable

"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

Brands balance profit with purpose while embedding sustainability…

Brands balance profit with purpose while embedding sustainability initiatives

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

Tintex - combining an environment-driven approach with cutting-ed…

Tintex - combining an environment-driven approach with cutting-edge technology

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

Hackathons enable brands to crack sustainability strategies

Hackathons enable brands to crack sustainability strategies

"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 apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

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

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability…

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst garment manufacturers

"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

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Google, WWF Sweden partner for a data-driven platform on sustainability

   Google and WWF Sweden are partnering to create a data-driven platform to enable... Read more

Textile industry in a critical state: BIR

   According to Martin Boschen, President-Textiles, Bureau of International Recycl... Read more

Textile Exchange begins work on Responsible Alpaca Standard

   Textile Exchange has begun work on a Responsible Alpaca Standard. The draft Res... Read more

UK citizen to discard 67 million clothing items post lockdown: WRAP survey

   A study by the UK charity WRAP reveals, 67 million clothing items — mostl... Read more

Vardhman Textiles launches anti-COVID range of fabrics

   India-based integrated textile manufacturer Vardhaman Textiles has launched a n... Read more

Carvico launches Xlance range of eco-sustainable fabrics

    Leading Italian knitter Carvico has launched Xlance, a whole range of eco-susta... Read more

Global sustainable footwear market to reach $11.8 bn by 2027

    The global sustainable footwear market is expected to expand by 5.8 per cent CA... Read more

Textile Exchange releases 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge report

US-based global non-profit Textile Exchange recently released the 2025 Sustainable Cotton Chall... Read more

VF to open stores by mid-2020

VF has started reopening its outlets, and now plans the mid-calendar year 2020 to reopen all st... Read more

Spinnova collaborates with Kemira for eco-friendly dyeing method

Spinnova, the sustainable fiber company, has entered long-term collaboration with the global ch... Read more

RMG Sustainability Council takes over Accord’s operations

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has handed over all its operations to the RMG ... Read more

Zalando, SAC, Higg collaborate for a new sustainability standard

Zalando, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co, have announced a new collaboratio... Read more

The Lycra Company partners with Sudwolle Group

The Lycra Company, an innovator in the apparel industry and wool spinner Südwolle Group, h... Read more

Invest in sustainable fashion, urges RSA report

A new report from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (R... Read more

Albini Group develops new anti-viral fabrics

Albini Group, best known as a dress shirt fabric supplier to companies including Kering, Armani... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Week selected as semi-finalist in EUSIC 2020

Copenhagen Fashion Week has been selected as one of the 30 semi-finalists of the 2020 European ... Read more

Australia’s Cotton Sustainability report identifies areas for improvement

By comparing performance from 2014 to 2019 in the industry’s eight most important sustain... Read more

Organic Trade Association organize seminar on GOTS Version 6.0

Organic Trade Association recently organized an online discussion on ‘GOTS Version 6.0 &a... Read more

Bemberg develops new sustainable fibre

Bemberg has developed a new sustainable fiber. The lifespan of Bemberg’s regenerated cell... Read more

H&M opposes proposed tax on use of chemicals in clothing

H&M has opposed Sweden’s proposed tax on substances of very high concern in clothes a... Read more

The LYCRA Company to showcase stretch, performance innovations at Kingpins …

The LYCRA Company, a leader in sustainable solution for the apparel industry, will exhibit its ... Read more

Lenzing’s new report outlines sustainability practiices

Taking a stand up to business as usual approach, renewable wood fiber producer the Lenzing Grou... Read more

GOTS releases new version

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) has released version 6.0. The revision process is undert... Read more

Bluesign releases revised criteria

A revised version of Bluesign criteria has been released. The intent is to simplify the plannin... Read more

Sateri launches viscose made from recycled textiles

Sateri, the world’s largest producer of viscose fiber, has successfully produced viscose ... Read more

Global Fashion Group sets sustainability mapping targets

E-commerce company Global Fashion Group has set targets for 2022. All top 30 brands it sells wi... Read more

Iluna makes smart laces with recycled yarns

Iluna’s smart laces are beautiful, innovative and responsible and totally made with recyc... Read more

Earth Logic Action Plan proposes new sustainability model for fashion indus…

Earth Logic Action Plan urges businesses across the global fashion sector to radically transfor... Read more

Brands renew sustainability commitments through new initiatives

A new report by The Gaurdian states, the fashion market is belatedly responding to the growing ... Read more

UK shoppers turn down fast fashion

The number of sustainable shoppers in the UK has increased by a third in the last 12 months. Cu... Read more

Touchpoint, Spinnova collaborate to develop sustainable workwear collection

Touchpoint and Spinnova have jointly launched an apron. The objective of the collaboration is t... Read more

Clothing rentals displace fast fashion

Concerned about the environment consumers are turning more and more to buying used clothes or r... Read more

ISKO showcases R-TWO, its 100% responsible platform, at Drapers Sustainable…

With the fashion industry being considered one of the world’s most polluting businesses-s... Read more

Coats progress with its sustainability initiatives

For years, Coats has had a robust approach to sustainability and 2019 saw progress made in the ... Read more

The new EU Industrial Strategy: how do we get from principles to practice?

Euratex welcomes the proposed new EU industrial strategy but wonders how the proposed principle... Read more

India, Bangladesh record a spurt in number of GOTS facilities

The number of GOTS-certified facilities around the world increased 35 per cent in 2019. India a... Read more

YKK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in two years

YKK Corporation will continue to identify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its business a... Read more

H&M launches B2B initiative

H&M Group has announced a major initiative, called Treadler, around sustainability and its ... Read more

GOTS registers highest growth rate ever in 2019

In 2019, the number of GOTS certified facilities globally grew by 35%, from 5,760 to 7,765 loca... Read more

Sustainable initiatives come at a price for global apparel makers

Sustainable strides are being made in the denim world at large. But the apparel industry as a w... Read more

New initiative ‘Accelerating Circularity’ created to tackle waste

A new sustainability initiative ‘Accelerating Circularity’ is working with major ap... Read more

Delhi hosts maiden conference on sustainability in textile and apparels ind…

The First South Asian Conference on Sustainability in Textile and Apparel Industry was held in ... Read more

Textile sorting issues plague industry despite rising awareness about susta…

Despite a surge in the number of brands incorporating recycled materials into their products, s... Read more

France develops new scoring system for clothing

The French government is developing a scoring system for clothing, grading from A to E. The sco... Read more

Ikea reduces emissions by four per cent

Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of Ikea furniture fell 4.3 per cent last year.... Read more

Utenos trikotažas becomes first Greenpeace-complaint company

Global environmental organisation Greenpeace has recognised SBA Group company Utenos trikotažas... Read more

Tirupur manufacturers adopt clean processes

Tirupur garment exporters are investing in sustainability. For example, Tirupur-based Sulochana... Read more

Invista builds ADN plant in China

Invista is building a plant in China which will produce up to 4,00,000 tons of adiponitrile (AD... Read more

Amae – a combination of fashion and sustainability

The Amae collection perfectly embodies the combination of high-end looks with a sustainable vis... Read more

Gap partners thredUP to boost circular fashion

Gap has partnered with thredUP to encourage customers to exchange secondhand clothes for shoppi... Read more

Kerala-based Aranya Natural promoting natural dyed fabrics

Aranya Natural, based in Kerala, produces natural dyed fabrics. The fabrics are produced by spe... Read more

New apparel industry group kicks off project to eliminate textile waste

Accelerating Circularity, a new apparel industry collaborative project, announced the launch of... Read more

Canopy promotes rayon, viscose made from alternative fibers

Canopy is supporting the promotion of rayon and viscose products made from low-impact alternati... Read more

Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference event in Amsterdam this April

Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference will be held in Amsterdam, April 28 to 29, 2020. Th... Read more

Mango joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Mango has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an international alliance within the ... Read more

IFC develops web tool for Bangladesh RMG sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a web tool to help calculate resource... Read more

A joint study highlights linen’s growing appeal among young consumers

Linen is in vogue with growing number of young, environmentally conscious consumers. Creative m... Read more