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Rise of the smart denim, solutions for design and sustainability

Rise of the smart denim, solutions for design and sustainability

"Designers today are equipped with the right mindset and tools to face the rapidly changing manufacturing and retail landscapes. In a panel discussion at Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas recently, experts set out to further streamline some of the sector’s confusion. The panel titled, “Fashion Design Is All Ab... Read more

Ignoring their aesthetic appeal, brands focus on sustainable prod…

Ignoring their aesthetic appeal, brands focus on sustainable products

"Though fashion provides consumers with a mode of self-expression, a celebration of originality and fine craftsmanship, or a temporary pleasure, it is also one of the world’s most polluting and wasteful industries. As a recent report by Ellen MacArthur Foundation reveals, global textile production has more than d... Read more

Growing hazards of fast fashion from economy, to social and envir…

Growing hazards of fast fashion from economy, to social and environmental

"In a world of accelerating demand for apparel, consumers want -- and can also afford -- new clothes after wearing garments only a few times. Entire business models are built on the premise of fast fashion, providing clothes cheaply and quickly through shorter fashion cycles. However, this linear fashion model of buyin... Read more

CEO agenda launched at WEF meet, sets the roadmap for sustainable…

CEO agenda launched at WEF meet, sets the roadmap for sustainable fashion

"A new research from UNFCCC reveals, greenhouse gas emissions from textile production currently amount to 1.2 billion tons annually. This is more than the emissions of all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The fashion industry has increasingly been working on issues such as chemicals, circularity an... Read more

Brand, retailers to combat overproduction with innovative strateg…

Brand, retailers to combat overproduction with innovative strategies

"A report from retail software company ShareCloth reveals the problem of overproduction currently plagues with nearly 30 per cent of fashion goods produced going unsold. Additionally, over 50 per cent of fast fashion sold is thrown out less than a year later, with 12.8 million ton of clothing annually dumped into landf... Read more

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges int…

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Brands focus on repair rather than replace to increase sustainabi…

Brands focus on repair rather than replace to increase sustainability

"The fast-pace of our modern life makes it increasingly difficult to sustain the life of our garments even after producing them in the most environmentally friendly manner as possible. They end up in the garbage dumps quickly. For a long time, the industry has been greatly impacted by this use and disposal of clothing.... Read more

Sustainability, AI, social media tools to determine future fashio…

Sustainability, AI, social media tools to determine future fashion trends

"A number of brands will actively engage themselves in improving their eco-footprint in 2019. Younger consumers will align themselves with businesses that support their values. This includes tracing the origin of products, its manufacturing technique and impact on environment. Recycled fashion will become more popular,... Read more

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

"A new report by NGO KnowTheChain reveals the fashion industry lacks in its efforts to address forced labor. The NGO surveyed 43 of the world’s largest clothing and footwear companies’ efforts to address the issue. These companies scored only 37 out of a possible 100, with more than two-thirds scoring below... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainabil…

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability focus

"Consumers and government are increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of fashion across the globe. While last month’s BBC3 documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secrets exposed the industry’s failings to the public, the Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an inquiry into sustainability in fash... Read more

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

"As per Chinese Textile Industry Association, the textile industry uses 25 per cent of global chemical output. Out of this 42 per cent is used by China reveals the United Nations Environment Program. Greenpeace published a report, Dirty Laundry in 2011 that urged consumers worldwide to demand change in the fashion indu... Read more

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impac…

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

"Although the fashion industry has kept pace with changing consumer demands, it fails to cater to their most important need that of altering consumption patterns to ensure the survival of the planet. The industry produces 20 per cent of global wastewater and 10 per cent of global carbon emissions with textile dyeing be... Read more

 
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Japanese sportswear company Asics, is collaborating with the Charity I:Collect on a sports appa... Read more

New York NGO recycles textiles unsuitable for donation

Enter Fabscrap, a non-profit organisation is dedicated to recycling and reusing textiles that a... Read more

Almost 40 fashion brands commit to COP 24 ‘Fashion Industry Charter’

The COP 24 Climate Conference in Katowice marked a major step forward in the fashion segment as... Read more

Hanes Brands lauded for its climate initiatives

Hanes Brands has earned an A- score and taken a leadership position in the CDP 2018 Climate Cha... Read more

Digital textile printing saves 40 billion liters of water in 2018

Digital textile printing saved over 40 billion liters of water worldwide in 2018. It offered g ... Read more

Viscose poses threat to habitats globally

Poor waste management of viscose factories not only pollutes nearby waters and air but causes w... Read more

Sourcing at Magic focuses on water conservation, tariffs, and trade

The trials and changes presently facing supply chains may have spurred attendance at Sourcing a... Read more

Textile and apparel companies turn to water saving methods

Companies like Taylor Home & Fashion and Lenzing are working on reducing water use. Taylor ... Read more

New UK report measures financial viability of closed loop fashion

A new report evaluated the financial viability of using post-consumer clothing and textiles as ... Read more

The CanopyStyle initiatives adds new members

The CanopyStyle initiative has reached 170 brand partners with the addition of companies Abercr... Read more

The Big Plastics Debate to discuss future of plastics

To be hosted on the dedicated Ecopack stage, The Big Plastics Debate will welcome industry expe... Read more

Pure London will go plastic-free

Pure London will replace speakers’ plastic water bottles with sustainable glass ones, get... Read more

Greenpeace cautions, fast fashion creates waste

The rise of fast fashion has not only changed shopping habits but has led to the creation of mo... Read more

Sustainability and business work in tandem in Bangladesh RMG units

Readymade garment factories in Bangladesh have a similar story to tell when it comes to negotia... Read more

SMART Myanmar, AYA bank sign MoU for green finance to garment sector

SMART Myanmar and AYA Bank recently signed an MoU in order to facilitate green finance in Myanm... Read more

J Crew launches certified denim styles

J.Crew recently launched its first round of Fair Trade certified collections. The collection co... Read more

Invista develops EcoMade line

Invista has developed new products featuring EcoMade Technology. EcoMade technology is a key pa... Read more

Sharecloth predicts fast fashion losing out if present production rate cont…

Digital fashion solution company Sharecloth has released a report on the amount of wasted cloth... Read more

Lenzing Group ranked first once again for sustainable sourcing

Canopy has once again ranked the Lenzing Group number one producer of wood-based fibers (among ... Read more

Denim show Bluezone emphasises on a cleaner denim world

Bluezone is being held in Germany on January 29 to 30, 2019. This event reinforces denim’... Read more

Indorama Ventures works at reducing emissions

Indorama Ventures is taking steps to effectively reduce emissions. The company has developed a ... Read more

Adidas to produce 11 million pairs of shoes in 2019

Adidas plans to double its production of shoes containing recycled plastic waste, from five mil... Read more

China to squeeze environmental transgressions in textiles

In a presentation at the Texworld USA exhibition here in New York, CNTAC executive Yan Yan said... Read more

Vietnam refuses to take up environmentally hazardous projects

Llocal authorities in Vietnam have, lately, expressed strong concerns over some of the latest a... Read more

New sustainable collection launched by Guatemalan designer

Guatemalan designer Juan Carlos Gordillo has launched Planet REhab, a new 15-piece women’... Read more

Source Denim UK teamed up with Common Objective to offer green solutions

UK sourcing show Source Denim, Fashion SVP’s dedicated denim showcase was held from Janua... Read more

Sustainability to go mainstream in 2019

In 2019, sustainability will go mainstream and influence more aspects of our lives than ever be... Read more

Bestseller adopts sustainable strategies

Bestseller has launched a new strategy, Fashion FWD, placing sustainability at the core of its ... Read more

Poll reveals Americans’ distrust for fashion brands

A new poll by Changing Markets, an organisation dedicated to reducing the environmental footpri... Read more

Arvind to adopt sustainable dyeing technologies in its units across India

Textile major Arvind is keen on introducing DyeCoo’s CO2-dyeing technology at its manufac... Read more

Upcycling gaining momentum

Beyond wanting to buy clothing that doesn't make a person feel guilty, more consumers are show... Read more

J Crew and Cotton Inc team up to recycle denim for home insulation

J Crew has partnered with Cotton Incorporated on a program that recycles denim into affordable ... Read more

UK researchers evaluate denim laser etching potential

An interdisciplinary research team at Manchester Metropolitan University has conducted an exten... Read more

Archroma’s advanced denim dyeing solutions saves 92 per cent water

Archroma has innovative and sustainable solutions for denim and casual wear manufacturers and b... Read more

Fast fashion creating mountains of waste worldwide

Overabundance of fast fashion has created an environmental and social justice crisis. Fast fash... Read more

J.Crew disposing denim waste responsibly

J Crew has a denim recycling program. The brand offers cash toward a new pair of jeans for ever... Read more

SAC named convergence host of Social & Labor Convergence Project

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has been named an accredited host of the Social & L... Read more

Moral Fiber launches eco-friendly polyester to combat marine plastic pollut…

Moral Fiber, formerly Ambercycle Inc, is pioneering an eco-friendly polyester textile as part o... Read more

Lenzing partners Hyosung for sustainable collection

Lenzing and Hyosung have collaborated on a new sustainable fabric collection. This new collabor... Read more

Moral Fiber uses science to make sustainable fashion

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Moral Fiber recycling polyester to create new fiber

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Levi’s gets top ranking for green supply chain

Green Supply Chain has ranked Levi’s as the world’s top apparel brand. Other appare... Read more

Finland makes fabrics from Ioncell extracted from birch trees

With consumer attitudes beginning to change, people are becoming much more aware of the environ... Read more

White Street market fashion show in Italy next month

White Street Market will be held in Italy from January 12 to 14, 2019. The show will offer thre... Read more

Global textile companies adopt positive approach to reduce eco footprint

Companies are finding ways to improve the impact of their operations and products on the enviro... Read more

Recycled fibers, circular economies driving global denim industry

New recycled fibers and technologies are allowing the denim industry to become increasingly goo... Read more

Microplastic particles released while washing clothes pollute oceans

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UK apparel brands plan to minimize waste

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Nike joins Global Fashion Agenda

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Disposability in fashion leads to increasing use of fake fur

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BCI to achieve its target of 30 per cent global cotton being grown sustaina…

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is well on its way to achieve its goal of having 30 per cent of ... Read more

Inditex to retail 118 million garments in 2018

Inditex is on path to achieve its target to retail 118 million garments across all brands under... Read more

Jeanologia joins SAC to focus on sustainability

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Lenzing scores high with its environment initiatives

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TN government urges industrialists to handover land for CETPs in state.

P Thangamani, Minister of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise, Tamil Nadu, has urged industrial... Read more

Leading brands launch industry charter for climate change

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, over forty leading apparel brands, suppliers and suppo... Read more

Bangladesh: PaCT II concludes first year with seven members

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