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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

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothin…

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability and transparency, the two watchwords of the millennials, are now been actively taken up by the Gen Z. New and friendly brands of this generation are creating sustainable, authentic and transparent products and services that address the concerns and aspirations of Gen Z and build trust for the future. Th... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is working on several ot... Read more

Ethical fashion gains ground with growing awareness on socio-envi…

Ethical fashion gains ground with growing awareness on socio-environmental issues

"Young consumers today are concerned about social and environmental causes that are defining issues of our times. They support their beliefs by favoring brands aligned to their values. Studies indicate nine out of 10 GenZ consumers feel companies have a responsibility to address environmental and social issues. However... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative …

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

"The Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be attended by over 3,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The event, to be held from March 12-14, 2019 will span a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. The event will have comprehensive product zo... Read more

Brands add an altruistic dimension to their businesses

Brands add an altruistic dimension to their businesses

"Sustainability, the buzzword in consumer goods right now, is doubly important for the fashion industry. Lindsey Tramuta, in the February issue of Fortune, reveals the industry, in the last 15 years, has doubled its production, adding to the already sizable problem of clothing waste. As the Secondary Materials and Recy... Read more

Fashion industry adopts a three-fold approach to sustainability

Fashion industry adopts a three-fold approach to sustainability

"Textile dyeing is the second-largest polluter of clean water globally. Polyester microfibres add to the ever-growing volumes of plastic in the environment. As most garments are non-biodegradable, they present serious threats to our oceans and wastelands. Growing cotton increases the impact of toxic chemicals in agricu... Read more

The rise of eco-friendly and durable fast fashion in India

The rise of eco-friendly and durable fast fashion in India

"A Nielsen study conducted eight years ago showed that Indian consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of environment-friendly fashion practices. Groups like the Worker Diaries, that advocate the welfare of workers in the region and Fashion Revolution India, which pushes for sustainable and ethical practices in fa... Read more

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

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CanopyStyle initiative adds three more brands

Canopy recently added three new fashion and apparel brands to its CanopyStyle initiative. With ... Read more

Denim brand Orta launches Biodesign Challenge

Orta has partnered with Biodesign Challenge which tasks teams from top design schools to create... Read more

Microfibers harm the environment

Microplastic pollution is a major problem for the environment. As much as 311 million tons of p... Read more

Finnish brands need to be more open

Finnish clothing brands rank low in terms of climate, environment and human rights transparency... Read more

Fast fashion proving toxic

The meteoric rise of fast fashion is proving to be toxic for the environment. Fast fashion is t... Read more

Adidas creates new age sneaker

Adidas has made Futurecraft.Loop, a performance running shoe out of thermoplastic polyurethane.... Read more

Block chain and fashion go together

Apart from consumer education about issues like waste, transparency and toxins in the fashion i... Read more

Online shopping, secondhand stores combat fashion waste

Speaking at the University of South Florida, as a part of a series of Fashion Revolution Week e... Read more

Redress Design Awards picks semi finalists

Redress Design Award has chosen 30 semi finalists. These 30 designers are from across six conti... Read more

Turkish denim brand ISKO to create a sustainable landscape in the industry

Turkish denim specialist ISKO has joined Textile Exchange to further expand its vision of a res... Read more

Austria to host European Forum on Eco-innovation in May

European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Austria on May 7 and 8, 2019. The forum will e... Read more

Sustainable fashion gains momentum

Sustainable fashion is not just disrupting conventional notions about fashion but also drastica... Read more

Dutch brands adhere to AGT agenda

Brands participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) took spe... Read more

Textile makers focus on sustainability with new materials, production proce…

Leading textile producers are seeking new ways to ensure sustainability by not only introducing... Read more

Sustainable cotton in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam

Denim trends come and go, but cotton is the constant common denominator for most jeans. At a pa... Read more

Walmart, PVH to achieve sustainability by 2025

Global Retailers Walmart and PVH Corp plan to make their manufacturing operations as well as su... Read more

Aquafil Group’s Econyl regenerated nylon leaves a positive impact on enviro…

Econyl regenerated nylon is made out of waste that’s been rescued from landfills and ocea... Read more

Dubai’s textile industry focuses on sustainability measures

Dubai’s textile industry is adopting innovative technology solutions. A manufacturing pla... Read more

Preference for sustainable products increases amongst buyers

A survey by McKinsey & Company and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Italian fashion&rs... Read more

Cone Denim launches Distilled Indigo denims

Cone Denim has launched eco-friendly Distilled Indigo denims made with Dystar’s Cadira de... Read more

BlockTexx creates new technology to recycle polyester and cotton

Australian start-up BlockTexx teamed up with The Queensland University of Technology to create ... Read more

Pollution mars Bangladesh RMG sector’s safety record

Bangladesh’s textile industry is known for its poor pollution control. Factories spew pol... Read more

Guess develops Eco line denim collection

Fashion retailer Guess has developed a new capsule collection for men and women, with sustainab... Read more

Botanic fibers ideal for performance clothing

Climate resistance, odor control, UV protection, moisture management, and many additional benef... Read more

Target turns away from rare fibers, focuses on sustainbility

Mass market retailer Target will ensure no ancient or endangered forest fiber are found in its ... Read more

Asda’s brand George turns to recycled polyester

George will use only recycled polyester in its collections by 2025. The brand, which is the sec... Read more

Cotton not a water guzzler, says Berman Cotton Exchange

Bremen Cotton Exchange says estimates of water used in cotton farming are exaggerated. It says ... Read more

Target joins CanopyStyle initiative

Target has joined the CanopyStyle initiative which is gaining serious industry traction among p... Read more

Kering launches new website

Kering has launched a new website. Conceived as the group’s digital showcase, this new we... Read more

UN launches new initiative ‘UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion’

The United Nations has launched a new alliance aimed at uniting businesses to combat the fashio... Read more

H&M to stop using conventional cashmere

Swedish retailer H&M plans to phase out the use of conventional cashmere in its collections... Read more

Ten new innovators join Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator

Ten new innovators have been selected to join the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. T... Read more

Burberry pledges to eliminate plastic by 2025.

The fashion giant will ensure that all of its future plastic packaging is either reusable, recy... Read more

Brands, manufacturers looking at a closed loop chain

Some forward-thinking brands are aiming at creating a closed-loop textile supply chain. To brin... Read more

Report highlights wools’ damaging environmental impact

A recent “Pulse of the Fashion Industry” report shows, sheep farming, just like cat... Read more

BCI experiences historic uptake in 2018

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) experienced a historic uptake in 2018 as 93 retailers and brands... Read more

Arvind Envisol mulls water treatment plant in Bangladesh

Arvind Envisol plans to execute water treatment projects in Bangladesh, whose economy depends h... Read more

Adidas hikes recycling goals, aims to reduce greenhouse gas by 30 by 2030

Apparel brand Adidas is focusing on corporate social responsibility. Sustainability at Adidas g... Read more

Brands take to using smart materials with increased focus on sustainability

Key and influencing brands are demonstrating how smart materials are able to deliver eco hi-tec... Read more

Government awards KG Fabriks for sustainability

KG Fabriks has bagged the first prize for ‘Water Conservation’ at the National Wate... Read more

Primark launches sustainable jeans

High street fashion retailer Primark has launched a range of women’s skinny jeans made us... Read more

GOTS gets wide acceptance globally

The number of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified facilities has increased 14.6 pe... Read more

Lenzing quits Chinese sustainability collaboration group

Lenzing Nanjing Fibers has decided to leave the Chinese Collaboration for Sustainable Developme... Read more

AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre to collaborate with CIRCOT for salt-free dyei…

AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre for Textiles and Apparels will join hands with ICAR-Central Insti... Read more

Turkey hosts GOTS seminar

A Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) seminar was held in Turkey, February 18, 2019. The on... Read more

Sinterama, a specialist in polyester yarns

Sinterama offers specialist polyester yarns, serving the market for customised solutions. Base... Read more

Kingpins demands CSR conformity

Kingpins will ask denim spinners who exhibit at its next Amsterdam edition to comply with, or e... Read more

C.L.A.S.S organises conference on fashion sustainability

C.L.A.S.S will organise the third edition of “Rethinking Fashion Sustainability” co... Read more

Dyeing units sealed in UP, India

Six textile dyeing industrial units in UP have been sealed. They were found to be operating wit... Read more

The fallouts of exponential growth in fashion consumption

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world, producing 100 billion garments a year. T... Read more

Bangladesh demands fair prices from US and EU brands

Recently Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Bangladesh High Commissioner to the Unite... Read more

Bestseller focuses on sustainability

Bestseller has placed sustainability at the core of its business. The new strategy called Fash... Read more

Lenzing-Hyosung collaborate for a sustainable fabric collection

Earlier this year, global fibre producers Lenzing and Hyosung jointly developed a new sustainab... Read more

Coats launches sustainability strategy

Coats’ sustainability report, ‘Pioneering a sustainable future’, launches a s... Read more

Global Fashion Agenda gets associate partners

Five companies are Global Fashion Agenda’s associate partners. These are Crystal, Erdos,... Read more

VF Corp once again lauded for ethics

Ethisphere has for the third successive year ranked VF Corporation among the most ethical compa... Read more

South African brand Sappi joins SAC

Sappi has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). Sappi will use the group’s sust... Read more