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Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

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

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers an…

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers and finer gauges

The world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, Groz Beckert Asia offers its customers systems and services for production and joining of textile fabrics. The company, founded in 1852, employs more than 9,000 people and has production sites in Germany, Belgium, the Czec... Read more

Pitti Uomo: Slow start but gains momentum with more visitors and …

Pitti Uomo: Slow start but gains momentum with more visitors and events

"International menswear show Pitti Uomo, held from January 7 to 10, 2020 in Florence's Fortezza da Basso, launched many new collections for F/W 2020-21. Though the show started on a slower note, its second and third days were busier and livelier, and hosted more number of visitors"   International menswear show ... Read more

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

"The realisation that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world is also impacting consumer behavior. For instance, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took a zero-emissions sailboat to New York for the UN’s climate conference this summer instead of the regular airplane. Similarly, brand H&a... Read more

“We should be a part of the global supply chain.”

“We should be a part of the global supply chain.”

Hemant Bharat Ram, Managing Director, DCM Novelle A leading manufacturer and exporter of 100 per cent cotton carded and combed yarns DCM Nouvelle aims to grow its business by 10-15 per cent annually. Formed a few months ago, the company is the textile arm of the former DCM.  “We don’t do synthetics. O... Read more

Rise of sharing economy fostering a circular model in fashion

Rise of sharing economy fostering a circular model in fashion

"A pioneer of rental fashion is Rent the Runway- the first American company that started offering subscription-based fashion services in 2009. In a short time, the company grew rapidly by catering to the growing needs of a new consumer segment. It is currently valued at about $800 million and offers everything from eCo... Read more

Education, awareness to fuel use of recycled fibers in denim maki…

Education, awareness to fuel use of recycled fibers in denim making

"The focus on recycled fibers at the Spring/Summer 2021 Kingpins New York edition, once again highlighted the importance of recycling in fashion. As Ozge Ozsoy, Marketing Chief of Bossa noted recently, fashion industry’s interest in recycling is growing with brands taking many steps to lessen their negative impac... Read more

Diligent product development, long-term planning to accelerate br…

Diligent product development, long-term planning to accelerate brands’ goals

"Brands are investing in digitisation and mapping real-time data. They are also developing demand-led models based on consumer insights, which helps fashion brands cut down on over-production. However, this shift towards digitisation is being adopted by only those brands which can afford to invest in such technologies.... Read more

China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for…

China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for others

"The Chinese textile industry has become a key player after decades of reform. In 2018, Chinese production of chemical fibers made up over two thirds of the global production. “Textile exports from the country also increased by 3.5 per cent to reach 37.6 per cent of the world’s total in 2018, while apparel ... Read more

Sustainable cotton farming grows in India with new schemes

Sustainable cotton farming grows in India with new schemes

"Since the cotton producing regions have unique soil and agro-climatic conditions, the cotton produced by them are of different varieties and staple groups. The different varieties of cotton produced in India include medium staple, medium long staple and long staple. The country has largest area under Bt Cotton cultiva... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2020 to help tap new opport…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2020 to help tap new opportunities in the sector

"The next Spring Edition will be held from March 11-13, 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. To be organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) alongwith Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre, the expo will enable worldwide textile suppliers and buyer... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with…

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with compliance

"To cater to this demand of their consumers, GST continuously invests in new technologies to ensure top performance and sustainability of their products. The group has laboratories close to its factories to customise the testing of its products It can also provide fast lab testing and adapted onsite testing, helping wi... Read more

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyb…

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

"The United Nations recently declared an 11-year deadline to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. UK-based NGO Fashion Revolution has launched a Black Friday campaign that encouraged people to protest against mindless consumption and retailers to abstain from providing discounts.  Similarly, Extinction... Read more

 
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Kering gains momentum on CDP ‘A List’ for taking measures on climate change

Kering is widely appreciated for its efforts and actions among a small number of high-performin... Read more

Primark to add more organic, sustainable products to its basket

Primark is intensifying programs to increase levels of organic and sustainable product in its s... Read more

UNIC CONCERIE ITALIANE is announcing its new communications campaign on pro…

The new UNIC - CONCERIE ITALIANE campaign has been designed in collaboration with Spring Studio... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags ... Read more

NCTO talks on Signing of Phase One Deal on 301 Tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), shows the full spectrum of U.S. textiles ... Read more

Ireland to reduce plastic and fast fashion waste

Ireland has formulated a ‘radical’ new strategy to focus on reducing plastic packag... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. participates at the World Economic Forum in Davos

C.L.A.S.S. eco hub with UN-related platform Fashion 4 Development Solutions at World Economic F... Read more

ROICA premium to upgrade level of sustainable innovation at Interfilière 20…

World's leading trade show for fabrics and accessories for lingerie, swimwear & activewear ... Read more

JETRO presents third installment of Japan textile salon in NYC

JETRO (Japanese External Trade Organization), is overwhelmed to announce the third installment ... Read more

Global denim segment take to organic cotton

The global denim jeans market is adopting organic cotton in a big way. Denim is on a sustainabl... Read more

Mumbai hosts ZDHC hosts event

A ZDHC conference held in Mumbai on December 10 focused on creating awareness and commitment fo... Read more

GOTS certifies 39 US textile companies in 2019

Total 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2... Read more

European textile moves toward circular economy

The European textile and apparel industry is in a privileged position to deliver and prosper in... Read more

UK fashion struggles with waste

The United Kingdom’s fashion industry is not cutting waste fast enough. Although progress... Read more

CV Alliance and Brand Group discuss sustainable development of the industry

The Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV Alliance), and the Renewable Cellu... Read more

Ricoh unveils innovative micro factory concept

Ricoh has unveiled its Digital Micro Factory (DMF) concept. The micro factory is expected to so... Read more

European group calls for textile strategy

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has called for an ambitious strategy on ... Read more

Turkey’s denim brand Isko wins STeP certification

Turkish denim manufacturer Isko has earned the STeP certification from Oeko-Tex. This is a modu... Read more

Lenzing, Duratex JV builds wood pulp plant in Brazil

Lenzing and Duratex are building a dissolving wood pulp plant in Brazil. The joint venture with... Read more

Desigual, Ecoalf launch winter collection with recycled material

Spanish fashion label Desigual has launched a winter collection that’s made from waste an... Read more

Unilever, BGMEA to work on multiple SDGs

Unilever Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) ... Read more

Sustainability was the buzzword for 2019

If nothing else, 2019 has been the year in which sustainability has been the keyword for both c... Read more

ISKO mill to be felicitated with Step by OEKO-TEX certification

After becoming the first company in the world awarded both the rigorous EU Ecolabel and Nordic ... Read more

Premiere Vision adopts eco-friendly collections at Paris show

For the first time since it’s launching, Première Vision adapted environmentally f... Read more

Sri Lanka apparel earnings up three per cent

In 2018, Sri Lanka’s earnings from apparel exports grew 3.6 per cent from the year before... Read more

The Renewal Workshop helps apparel brands generate value

The Renewal Workshop’s circular model for renewal and re-commerce not only drives sales a... Read more

Tibi tote creates ants-inspired, eco-friendly tote

Fashion brand Tibi has created an eco-friendly philanthropy tote inspired by ants as drawn by p... Read more

Burberry reduces emissions by 43 per cent

During 2018-19, Burberry reduced its market-based emissions by 43 per cent. In the same period,... Read more

Jeanologia joins sustainability initiative

Jeanologia has committed to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With the aim of building more ... Read more

Inditex commits to recycling

Inditex has committed to using only organic, sustainable or recycled polyester, linen or cotton... Read more

PVH Corp’s emission targets gets Science Based Target Initiative approval

PVH Corp, owner of iconic brands, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Speedo an... Read more

COP25 encourages collaborators to take steps to achieve net zero emissions

The Steering Committee of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action  ... Read more

Asia Pacific Rayon cleans viscose rayon making

Asia Pacific Rayon is committed to clean production of viscose rayon fiber. The company constan... Read more

Neonyt to focus on sustainable fashion brands

Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation, will gather green fashion la... Read more

Denim project Jeans Redesign attracts brands and mills

Denim brands and fabric mills have joined Jeans Redesign. The project has been launched by &lsq... Read more

Synthetic down jacket makers doing away with giant ovens

The synthetic down in puffy jackets comes at an environmental cost. One stage of the manufactur... Read more

Guess joins Make Fashion Circular

American retailer Guess has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular... Read more

Genesis uses recycled fabric and polymer in S/S ’21 collection

Europe -based denim and garment maker Genesis’ spring/summer 2021 collection incorporates... Read more

New technologies, sustainability and women workforce to spur the growth of …

Any industry that hopes to prosper has to put the welfare of its workers on par with business p... Read more

EU Design makes corozo buttons

The EU Design/Fenili Group has introduced a collection of garments that feature buttons and emb... Read more

PG Denim turnover up 40 per cent

PG Denim’s turnover increased 40 per cent in 2019. The company continues to create a uniq... Read more

Lenzing aims at 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

By 2030, Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions by 50 per cent. Now a further milestone has... Read more

“Brands need to incorporate sustainability in their business models.”

Bimal Arora, Honorary Chairperson, Center for Responsible Business, Aston Business School Bima... Read more

Sri Lanka-based Hirdaramani prioritizes sustainability

The Hirdaramani Group, based in Sri Lanka, prioritizes sustainability in its business model. It... Read more

Europe cuts fashion emissions by 24 per cent

The fashion industry in Europe has cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 24 per cent between 2008... Read more

African fast fashion may swamp ethical fashion

Fast fashion brands are heading for Africa now. The effects will be catastrophic for the enviro... Read more

Ralph Lauren sets targets for using renewable electricity

Ralph Lauren will power all of its offices, distribution centers and stores with 100 per cent r... Read more

Bestseller to focus on digital operations and sustainability

To deal with its falling profits, Bestseller aims to innovate its digital operations besides in... Read more

Burberry phases out harmful chemicals

Burberry intends for every single product it sells to have at least one positive attribute by 2... Read more

Apparel industry contributes six per cent to greenhouse

The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The in... Read more

Australian Fashion Council signs UN Fashion Charter

The Australian Fashion Council has become the second fashion body to sign the UN Fashion Charte... Read more

Lenzing launches Tencel™ Lyocellfibres

Lenzing Group launched the Tencel™ Lyocellfibres with low fibrillation properties.Produce... Read more

New sustainability report outlines 14 strategies

In a new report titled ‘The Future of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry’, expe... Read more

Lycra upgrades fibers to support sustainability

Lycra’s long-term goal is to get to a fiber made with post-consumer content. The company ... Read more

EU looks to reduce textile waste

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union annually uses 1.... Read more

Top retailers join viscose screening plan

High street retailers like New Look and Morrisons have signed up to a new sustainability roadma... Read more

With demand growing for sustainability, prices of products to dip

The global market is increasingly being saturated with misleading messages about sustainability... Read more