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New report scathing of Bangladesh RMG

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bangladesh reportNEW YORK - An alarming new report on garment manufacture in Bangladesh has painted a fiendishly complex, smoke and mirrors picture where major factory groups use ‘showcase’ factories with high safety and production standards to deal with Western buyers, while, behind the scenes, less compliant facilities carry out the majority of contract work.  Read More >>

 
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ETN April May 2014

Ecotextile News

 Apr-May 2014

Printed magazine features:

Ecotextile News asks Ilze Smit, detox campaigner at Greenpeace International, to outline where the Detox campaign is going and what Greenpeace thinks it has achieved so far, CmiA launches new traceability standard, New initiative tackles China’s dyeing sector, What price sustainable wool? Two Minutes with: Timo Perschke, Founder and CEO, PYUA, Italian textile environmental efforts, Criteria revision for GOTS, KEMI proposes toxic textile chemicals tax, Levi launches water-saving standard, New plasma technology from Pepwing, Eco-collections: game-changer or gimmick? 2014: a critical year for Higg Index, Report ranks retailers on Uzbek cotton, The Bigger Picture – The global production of standard-compliant cotton, and all the latest news, insight, analysis.

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Fairtrade optimistic on cotton sourcing programme

Thursday, 24 April 2014

LONDON – As Swiss clothing company Switcher has become the first clothes manufacturer to pioneer the new Fairtrade Sourcing Programme from Fairtrade International, Ecotextile News looks at the...

Archroma increases dye prices

Thursday, 24 April 2014

article thumbnailREINACH – Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has announced major price increases on a wide range of its dyes for the textile industry. The news follows our report earlier this week...


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Patagonia invests in textile processing

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

VENTURA – Outdoor apparel company Patagonia has announced an investment in a new textile processing method which uses liquid carbon dioxide and is claimed to use no water and reduce energy...

Kering scoops award for E P&L work

Thursday, 17 April 2014

PARIS - French luxury goods brand, Kering, has won the inaugural FIR Prize of Analysts for Socially Responsible Investment, which is awarded to companies for outstanding environmental, social and...


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Planet Textiles 2015 date announced

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SHANGHAI – Sustainable textile conference Planet Textiles, which aims to raise awareness of the environmental and social impacts of the global clothing and textile supply chain, will return to...

Jeanologia expands use of ‘nano-bubbles’

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

article thumbnailVALENCIA – Textile technology firm Jeanologia has developed new uses for its ‘e-soft’ resource saving ‘nano-bubble’ technology, including the ability to apply 3D resins to denim, water...


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