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UK fashion designers focus on sustainability for S/S18

UK fashion designers focus on sustainability for S/S18

"Total ethical spending in the UK is now worth £54billion (2016) and represents around 7 per cent of all UK consumer spending. The value of overall ethical sales grew by 8 per cent to £38 billion in 2015, during a period when inflation barely rose above 0.5 per cent, says the new Ethical Consumer Markets re... Read more

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle a…

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

"Birla Cellulose becomes one of the first viscose staple fibre producers to earn the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its products as well as to complete the audit conducted by the Rainforest Alliance. As in recent years, fashion as an industry is blamed to have emerged as a rapi... Read more

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

"A new investigation report has found fast fashion majors such as H&M, Zara and Marks & Spencer are buying material produced in factories that devastate peoples’ health in Indonesia, China and India. Toxic run-off from the manufacture of viscose, a supposedly environmentally friendly fibre used to make cl... Read more

Post Trump’s pullout, Brands pledge We Are Still In

Post Trump’s pullout, Brands pledge We Are Still In

"When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate agreement last week and sent the world careening toward a global environmental calamity, a historic collection of parties in the United States came together in response."       When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate agr... Read more

BD Denim Expo showcased sustainable ways to grow business

BD Denim Expo showcased sustainable ways to grow business

"With exhibitors from 12 countries, four unique seminars and workshops, and a bigger ‘Trend Zone’ with a brand new ‘Information Exchange Zone’, the 6th edition of the BD Expo marked another leap forward. Highlighting the importance of developing business relationships and promoting best working ... Read more

First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton

First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton

"The new research led by Z. Jeffrey Chen at The University of Texas at Austin might offers a break for the industry. He with his team have taken the first step toward a new way of breeding heartier, more productive cotton through a process called epigenetic modification."       The new ... Read more

Global clothing firms taking the first few green steps

Global clothing firms taking the first few green steps

"Fashion cycles change faster than one can imagine. From just a few collections a year, fast-fashion brands such as Zara now offer more than 20, while Sweden’s H&M manages up to 16. It’s a big shift from days when there were only 3-4 collections a year. While this has gone down well with fashion police ... Read more

The new Circular Fibres Initiative looks at take-make-dispose mod…

The new Circular Fibres Initiative looks at take-make-dispose model

The Circular Fibres Initiative, launched at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, aims at bringing together leading businesses, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and public bodies to create a vision for a new global textiles system that will replace the linear, take-make-dispose model dominating the industry, ... Read more

Transparency, sustainability integral for growth of global RMG in…

Transparency, sustainability integral for growth of global RMG industry

"Taking a cue from Rana Plaza incident that occurred four years back in Bangladesh, clothing manufacturers have been showing signs of change when it comes to partner selection across the globe. The tragedy was marked as a wake-up call for the industry and a chance to improve the safety of global supply chains. More tha... Read more

India maintains top position in Global Organic Textile Standard

India maintains top position in Global Organic Textile Standard

"India continued to maintain top position in a row with 1,488 GOTS certified facilities. GOTS is also a part of the QCI-UNFSS India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards, launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce. GOTS representative in India Sumit Gupta is a member of the textile subcommittee in thi... Read more

Sustainability in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam and Denim Première …

Sustainability in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam and Denim Première Vision

"The push and pull between rigid and stretch, authentic and performance, and fast and handcrafted played out at Kingpins Amsterdam and Denim Première Vision, where a global blend of mills, trim suppliers and other elements of the denim supply chain came together to present their Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 collectio... Read more

Ably presents eco-friendly clothing line Filium

Ably presents eco-friendly clothing line Filium

"The apparel industry accounts for over 10 per cent of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second to the petroleum industry. About four million people are employed in the US fashion industry. The average household in America spent almost $2,000 last year on apparel and footwear, ... Read more

Runway fashion gets eco-connect across the world

Runway fashion gets eco-connect across the world

"Toronto Women's Fashion Week held recently focused on sustainable fashion paradigms. Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks's sophomore Peggy Sue Collection brought down the house with her farm-to-high-fashion designs one day after former Project Runway Canada star Evan Biddell showcased his saucy repurposed Value Village collec... Read more

Human rights, labour rights coalition urge brands for transparenc…

Human rights, labour rights coalition urge brands for transparency

More apparel and footwear companies should join 17 leading apparel brands that have aligned with an important new transparency pledge, a coalition of unions and human rights and labor rights advocates said. The pledge commits companies to publish information that will enable advocates, workers, and consumers to find ou... Read more

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Jeanologia gears up for bigger play in Indonesia

Jeanologia is keen to guide technological reformation of Indonesia’s textile industry. Th... Read more

DyStar supports circular economy initiative in apparel sector

C&A, one of Europe’s leading fashion retailers has launched the first Cradle to Cradl... Read more

Esquel focuses on sustainability

Esquel is one of the largest suppliers of premium shirts and polos around the world. The brand ... Read more

BIR warns of ‘devastating effect’ of Chinese import ban

Headquartered in Brussels, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is concerned about reven... Read more

Top denim outsource production to avoid accountability for pollution

By outsourcing jeans production to contractors in developing countries, apparel companies are a... Read more

Inditex keeps its focus on sustainable growth and circular economy

Inditex’s president Pablo Isla feels a sustainable growth strategy is key to the future o... Read more

Designers turn to forests for innovative fibers

Designers are looking to forests for clothing ideas. They are moving away from old-fashioned ma... Read more

Fruit of the Loom joins The Sustainability Consortium

US-brand Fruit of the Loom has recently joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). TSC is a gl... Read more

WRAPs sustainable clothing plan close to water/carbon targets

Over 50 per cent of the UKs clothing market has achieved a 10 per cent reduction in carbon emis... Read more

Wrangler joins sustainable cotton initiative

Wrangler plans to increase its supply of sustainable cotton in the US. The denim brand has join... Read more

Rayon may be cheap but manufacturing harmful for environment

International fashion giants are under fire again for Rayon fabric. An investigation from the C... Read more

Hugo Boss joins US and Australian cotton initiative

One of the global luxury fashion brands Hugo Boss, has joined more than 460 partners from acros... Read more

Wool campaign spreads the world over

Campaign for Wool is a global campaign that was started in 2010 to raise awareness among consum... Read more

Kenai Sports’ green efforts include converting trash to apparels

US-based Kenai Sports is a sportswear brand that makes clothes out of trash. Each day, the comp... Read more

Ethiopia banks on Arvind for water treatment in industrial park

Ethiopia is developing 10bmega industrial parks in different regions of the country. These indu... Read more

Vietnamese suppliers to VF Corp and Target focus on sustainability

A group of Vietnamese textile suppliers to VF Corp and Target Corporation have achieved $15 mil... Read more

WRAP guide targets sustainable fashion

WRAP has produced a Sustainable Clothing Guide to share best practice on how to design, produce... Read more

Textile Exchange releases organic cotton guide

Textile Exchange has released a Quick Guide to Organic Cotton, which gives an overview of the p... Read more

H&M, Zara using viscose, posing health and environmental hazards

Zara and H&M are been found to source viscose from manufacturing sites whose processes pose... Read more

100 fashion brands opt for transparency

More than 100 fashion brands across 42 companies are now publishing lists of their suppliers, r... Read more

Dystar partners C&A for gold certified apparel dyes

DyStar’s apparel dyes for the fashion industry have been awarded a gold-level material he... Read more

Birla Cellulose earns USDA Biobased Certification

Grasim Industries has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Produ... Read more

Southwire launches third sustainability report

Written in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 Guidelines Core opt... Read more

Radici Group presents sustainable high quality yarn

Radici Group presents its reduced environmental impact product range. Solution-dyed polyester, ... Read more

Fulgar joins Higg Index

Fulgar has joined the Higg Index. Fulgar is a manufacturer of nylon and covered yarns for the m... Read more

Blanket imports may soar after GST

India’s blanket making units face a bleak future following the decision to cut the levy o... Read more

EU insists on labor reforms

The EU will suspend trading terms for Bangladesh and disqualify it for trade privileges if it f... Read more

Sustainable Apparel Forum successful in exchange of knowledge

Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) was held in Bangladesh, May 17 and 18. It was the first ever sy... Read more

Solution dyeing offer a lower environmental impact

The water footprint of synthetic fibers is way lower than that of cotton, wool or viscose produ... Read more

Factories turn to reusing, recycling

The textile industry of Bangladesh is thinking of reusing waste water and other natural resourc... Read more

Brands join circular initiative

Leading fashion brands are a part of Fashion Positive Plus. This collaboration works to acceler... Read more

M&S does outreach programs

By 2025 Marks & Spencer hopes to support 1000 communities and help ten million people live ... Read more

ASICS to double use of renewable electricity

Japanese sportswear specialist Asics has released its 2016 Sustainability Report which summariz... Read more

Bangalore hosts theme events

Bangalore witnessed a series of events last week with a focus on sustainability and allied issu... Read more

Germany to host sustainability event

Sustainable Textile School will be held in Germany, September 18 to 20, 2017. Experts from the ... Read more

Arvind showcases sustainable range

With an aim to promote sustainable clothing, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglo... Read more

Resil partners with Acticell to eliminate harmful sprays

Resil Chemicals has tied up with Acticell to develop environmentally-friendly, sustainable text... Read more

Levi Strauss gives $350K to fund sustainability innovations

Levi Strauss is granting more than $350,000 to the inaugural class of LS Collaboratory fellows ... Read more

Mayor Duggan names city’s first Director of Sustainability

Detroit has hired a new sustainability director who will guide the city’s efforts to stre... Read more

Oeko-Tex to promote sustainability

Oeko-Tex will promote sustainability at The Summer Conference and at The AAFA Product Safety Se... Read more

Overconsumption of fashion a global phenomenon: Greenpeace Survey

A recent survey states overconsumption of fashion has become an international phenomenon. More ... Read more

Jeanologia completes a decade in Bangladesh, boosts denim’s eco-footprint

Jeanologia has completed a decade in Bangladesh. It has become an expert technology partner of ... Read more

Patagonia teams up with Archroma to use eco-friendly dyes for its lines

Global leader in color and specialty chemicals Archroma has entered a collaboration with Patago... Read more

Denim Production: It’s about responsibility than sustainability

Sustainable denim production isn’t merely about saving water. Water is less than 10 per c... Read more

H&M joins energy initiative EP100

H&M has become the first international fashion retailer to join EP100, the global initiativ... Read more

Louis Vuitton to source certified leather

By 2020, 70 per cent of the tanneries LVMH sources from will be Leather Working Group certified... Read more

Global Fashion Agenda, BCG to table sustainability report at Copenhagen Sum…

The Global Fashion Agenda, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, published a groun... Read more

Deakin University researchers develop 'circular denim'

Deakin University researchers have come up with 'circular denim' to reduce the huge environment... Read more

New Delhi to host seminar on efficient water usage in textiles sector

A conference on innovative and water efficient processes in the textile sector will be held in ... Read more

Textile waste market grows by 11 per cent

The global textile industry waste management market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 11... Read more

Mexico’s Tavemex reduces water usage with Monforts Eco Denim Line

Mexico-based Tavemex, has become the second denim producer in the world to install a Monforts E... Read more

Brands opting for transparency to meet sustainability goals

Marshal Cohen, Retail Snalyst at NPD Group says shoppers are placing a higher value on where th... Read more

Euratex hails EC's sustainable garment value chain paper

Non-profit trade organisation Euratex has welcomed the European Commission's (EC) new working d... Read more

H&M pledges use of 100 per cent sustainable materials by 2030

The H&M group has made a landmark pledge to use 100 per cent recycled or sustainable-source... Read more

Jeanologia develops new processes

Jeanologia, a leader in the development of sustainable technologies for finishing garments has ... Read more

Adidas commits to sustainability goals

Adidas has a commitment to create one million pairs of shoes made from up cycled marine plastic... Read more

For Patagonia’s sustainability is a mission

Patagonia believes the environmental crisis has reached a tipping point. And its mission is to ... Read more