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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

CanopyStyle ropes in 100 fashion brands to protect global forests

CanopyStyle ropes in 100 fashion brands to protect global forests

"Canopy, award winning environmental not-for-profit, announced that CanopyStyle, which focusses on the elimination of ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose fabrics, has hit the significant milestone of 100 committed brands. Kathmandu, SVILU, Raquel Allegra and Duffield Design are the l... Read more

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile di…

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspora

"It’s always a tough challenge for cotton as it competes with synthetic fibers, and, for the past several years, cotton has been much more expensive than other fibres, points out Mark Messura, Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated. In order to create an awareness of cott... Read more

C&A Foundation with Fashion for Good transforming apparel ind…

C&A Foundation with Fashion for Good transforming apparel industry

"C&A Foundation, with Fashion for Good, made an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, sustainability and fashion thought leaders today in Amsterdam. Created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A, Fashion for Good is a global initiative tha... Read more

Sustainability Goals: H&M pledges use of 100 per cent recycle…

Sustainability Goals: H&M pledges use of 100 per cent recycled materials by 2030

"Hennes & Mauritz AB recently set the next milestone with a pledge to use only recycled or green materials in its products by 2030. Crafted in 2016, Sustainability Report, H&M will work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to be climate positive throughout its entire value chain by 2040. The retail... Read more

Swedish research reveals interesting facts about apparel sustaina…

Swedish research reveals interesting facts about apparel sustainability

"Every year, 100 million tons of new textiles come into the market and the textile industry has one of the highest turnovers in the world. It has long been understood that textile production has major environmental impact. But it has been difficult for textile companies to determine what choices they can make to reduce... Read more

IKEA pledges €1bn to the cause of sustainability

IKEA pledges €1bn to the cause of sustainability

"Global home furnisher IKEA has released its sustainability report for FY-16 in where it commits to invest €1bn in sustainability initiatives in the coming 12 months. The company says it continues to source most cotton from sustainable sources, namely Better Cotton Initiative (82 per cent) and uses recycled cotton... Read more

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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 ties-up with Acticell

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

Gap outlines five year goal for sustainable fibers use

By 2021, Gap is aiming to to source all its cotton from sustainable sources. For its Athleta ac... Read more

Top brands focus on eco clothing

Sustainable clothing is striving to clean up the apparel industry’s reputation as the sec... Read more

Water shortage hits Tirupur units, as they turn to sustainable methods

Tirupur is facing a water crisis. So knitwear units have installed zero liquid discharge facili... Read more

Evrything, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Avery Dennison team up

Evrything, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Avery Dennison have gone into a partnership. The p... Read more

Timberland and Thread to present at Planet Textile in Bangalore

Bangalore is gearing up to host Planet Textiles on May 24, 2017. The event is about sustainabil... Read more

PimaCott’s DNA tagging to improve traceability in cotton supply chain

The world’s most popular textile fiber has been linked to slavery in Uzbekistan and thous... Read more

ASBCI conference to focus on sustainability

The ASBCI Spring Conference 2017, titled DOING THE RIGHT THING? Best practice for sustaining ou... Read more

Lenzing expands tencel capacity

Lenzing is expanding production capacities of Tencel fibers. New types of Tencel premium fibers... Read more

Ethisphere hails VF Corp as the most ethical copmany

VF Corporation has been named the world’s most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institut... Read more

Global apparel brands come clean on suppliers

Brands are publicly disclosing their supplier lists. Popular online fashion retailer ASOS is se... Read more

US company Rothy’s uses pet bottles to make shoes

An American company Rothy’s has developed a method to make shoes using recycled plastic b... Read more

Focus on reducing textile waste

Textile production has a major environmental impact. Conventional cotton growing, where large q... Read more

ASBCI to host sustainability event in UK

Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) is hosting a conference in th... Read more

C&A Foundation launches sustainability initiatives

C&A Foundation has launched a global initiative aimed at helping brands, retailers and manu... Read more

GOTS releases new version of textile standards issued

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has released version 5.0 of textiles standards. GOTS is ... Read more

Bangalore to host Planet Textiles in May

Planet Textiles will be held in Bangalore on May 24. This year’s summit will be dominated... Read more

Timberland, X Thread collaborate for creating sustainable apparels

Timberland X Thread is a range of men’s footwear, backpacks, bags and T-shirts. This is a... Read more

IWTO release new wool guidelines

International Wool Textile Organisation has released a set of guidelines designed specifically ... Read more

Bangladesh RMG factories take green initiatives

Garment factories in Bangladesh are adopting sustainable practices. The sector has made impress... Read more

VF Corp pledges to protect forests

VF Corporation has formulated a policy on sustainable forest materials and products. The policy... Read more

Organic clothing becoming popular globally

Worldwide, the organic personal care market will grow at nearly 10 per cent a year to 2019. The... Read more

Synthetic clothing a major ocean pollutant

A new report argues that synthetic clothing should be designed in such a way that it it sheds f... Read more

Debate on denim supply chain

Global leaders in the chemical industry for textiles are driving towards consistent and conscio... Read more

Lenzing’s black fiber has great benefits

Lenzing has developed fabrics featuring black fiber. This is a spun-dyed — or solution-dy... Read more

Levi Strauss, recycling pioneer

By 2025, Levi Strauss plans to manufacture all its products from recycled cotton. It would be t... Read more

Myanmar operations safe, says H&M

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has expanded its sustainability work in Myanmar. The company ... Read more

Global denim mills become eco-friendly

From reinventing traditional dyeing and recycling processes to working toward zero water denim,... Read more

Primark’s sustainable cotton program boosts profits of small growers

Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Program aims to help women smallholders in India embrace env... Read more

Lenzing creates new recycled fiber ‘Refibra’

Lenzing has developed a new fiber based on cotton scraps and wood. Called Refibra, it is the fi... Read more

Bangalore to host next Planet Textiles with focus on sustainability

Planet Textiles will take place in Bangalore on May 24. This is an annual summit on environment... Read more

Candiani produces no-mess sustainable denim with

Candiani the Italian denim maker uses two ingredients to clean up denim manufacturing considera... Read more

MAS joins ZDHC program

MAS has become the first company from Sri Lanka to join the ZDHC program. ZDHC is aiming to ach... Read more

Sustainable Moves: G-Star Raw uses Bluesign

Dutch denim brand G-Star Raw is using Bluesign components in its collection, from zippers and r... Read more

ZDHC Foundation launches a new online portal for chemical management traini…

ZDHC Foundation has launched a new online portal for chemical management training. The ZDHC Aca... Read more