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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

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

 
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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

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC will showcase their latest Color iMatch formulation softwar... Read more

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

A joint Sino-Dutch project has been launched in the Yangtze River Delta. ‘Sustainable Tex... Read more

Consumers want companies to get real

Over half of consumers in the UK and US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable. C... Read more

Candiani partners with Roica for sustainability

Italian denim mill Candiani emphasizes sustainable products. Candiani Denim is a frontrunner in... Read more

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

Lenzing will use blockchain technology to ensure that brands and consumers can track its Tencel... Read more

Greenpeace to use third party tools to test new industry standards

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace will use best third party tools and standards – a... Read more

Brandix gets Net Zero Carbon certificate

A Brandix factory in Sri Lanka is the world’s first apparel manufacturing facility to ach... Read more

Coalition to accelerate Circular Economy in Nordic Countries

Key leaders from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark have collaborated to accelerate Circular E... Read more

Textile recycling catches up across the board

There is a lot going on in the field of textile recycling. The main raw material is textile pro... Read more

Kingpins names compliant brands

Kingpins will release a list of top 10 most sustainable products found on its show floor. This ... Read more

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

Entrepreneurs in Egypt are creating sustainable and ethical fashion solutions. Norhan El Sakkou... Read more

ITMA to host a special denim event

There will be a special session on denim production at Planet Textiles on June 22, at Itma, Bar... Read more

France comes down on apparel waste

France wants brands to stop destroying unsold clothes and luxury goods. Legislation would be en... Read more

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

As a result of Adidas’ partnership with Parley for the Oceans five million pairs of shoes... Read more

Textile waste challenges UK

The UK is debating how to deal with textile waste. Demand for used textiles from Eastern Europe... Read more

Everlane partners with Bluesign

Everlane is partnering Bluesign in an effort to move toward more sustainable textile manufactur... Read more

A clutch of LA brands prioritizing sustainability

Several fashion brands have emerged in Los Angeles with a focus on sustainability. They aim at ... Read more

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

Textiles and apparel industry association Euratex has launched a manifesto, urging EU policy ma... Read more

Asia Pacific yet to reach SDG goals

On its current trajectory, Asia and the Pacific will not achieve any of the 17 Sustainable Deve... Read more

Apparel waste is big business in Bangladesh

Apparel waste is a growing business in Bangladesh. There are two categories of waste, one from ... Read more

Textile Exchange, Reblend supports Circle Economy’s Cotton Recycling Pilot

Textile Exchange and Reblend have joined Circle Economy’s Cotton Recycling Pilot as knowl... Read more

Eurojersey reuses water

Italian warp knit fabrics producer Eurojersey reuses 30 million liters of water in its manufact... Read more

Denim House Isko to introduce new performance wear fabric in US

Leading denim producer Isko will enter a new market in the United States next month when it int... Read more

Over 100 brands, retailers attend BCI Forum in Sydney

Over 100 brands, retailers, NGOs, cotton scientists, farmers and industry attended the Better C... Read more

Mango reduces water use in its jeans production cycle

Mango’s consumption of water, energy and chemicals has been reduced through the introduct... Read more

Texworld USA to host Fashionsustain

Texworld USA will be held from July 22 to 24, 2019. The trade show has put the spotlight on sus... Read more

Prym Group launches eco-friendly snap fasteners

Prym Group, one of the major suppliers of fasteners and accessories to apparel and textile sect... Read more

Lenzing turns to blockchain

Lenzing will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business. This will ... Read more

Kering to promote clean fashion

Luxury giant Kering has been tasked to bring together a group of brands to set unified sustaina... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrates a decade, focus on sustainability

Copenhagen Fashion Summit held from May 15 to 16, 2019 attracted 1300 guests, and 78 high-level... Read more

SAC launches new technology company Higg Co

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has launched Higg Co, a for profit tech spin that will develo... Read more

C.L.A.S.S to display smart innovations at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

C.L.A.S.S. will have a special place fully dedicated to its smart innovation within the "Design... Read more

Devan launches two new technologies at the Techtexil Show

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals launched two new technologies at the Techtextil show in Frank... Read more

Fashion brands’ sustainability initiatives make slow progress

A report by consultancy BCG reveals, even though fashion brands improved their environmental an... Read more

Circularity gets attention at Bangladesh denim fair

Bangladesh Denim Expo was held on May 2 and 3, 2019. It provided endless possibilities of netwo... Read more

Brands redefine denim production, make it more sustainable

Brands in the US are becoming sensitive about the water and chemicals being used in denim produ... Read more

Fashion persists with harmful ways damaging the environment

The pace of sustainability progress in the fashion industry has slowed by a third in the past y... Read more

Circle Economy, Fashion for Good to form global network of solution provide…

Circle Economy has partnered with Fashion for Good to accelerate re-commerce and rental busines... Read more

GOTS certified facilities up 14 per cent

In 2018, the number of GOTS certified facilities increased 14.6 per cent. Certified facilities ... Read more

Luxury needs to be redefined

Sustainability has become an element of brand value. But luxury brands in particular seem to be... Read more

Bangladesh exports to EU up 10 per cent

Last fiscal year, Bangladesh apparel exports to the European Union rose by 10.58 per cent. Now ... Read more

SAC hosts LA event

Bringing together experts and apparel-industry veterans, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC... Read more

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