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New CO2 process ‘un-dyes’ polyester

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

CO2 bleached fabric A new process that uses liquid CO2 for the decoloration of dyed polyester fibres has the potential to accelerate closed-loop textile recycling by greatly improving the quality of recycled raw material inputs. New research is now underway to see if this technique can be used to remove textile finishes and other auxiliary chemicals from fabrics.
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The big question: do you really see more transparency?, Testing times for organic cottonTwo Minutes with: Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, new European head of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Spotlight on China's supply chains, Bangladesh Accord: laws that lack bite, Adidas candid on PFC challenge,Outdoor 2014 hits the right notes, M&S - world's most sustainable retailer?, Italy plays catch-up on sustainability, WWF and IKEA BCI progress, SAC has 'work cut out' on Higg adoption, Phil Patterson on the ZDHC's MRSL, pragmatism over procrastination, Two minutes with: Frouke Bruinsma, G-Star corporate responsibility manager,The Bigger Picture – Sunset organic cotton industry? Let's hope not, and all the latest news, insight, analysis.

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Detox guide pages made available online

Friday, 22 August 2014

article thumbnailWAKEFIELD - MCL has made several pages of its Detox Deconstructed guide freely available to view online. The pages can be viewed HERE.

FluoroCouncil launches fluorinated repellent guide

Friday, 22 August 2014

article thumbnailWAKEFIELD - The FluoroCouncil has launched a new best environmental practice guide for textile mills and finishers that use fluorinated repellent products, including durable water repellents (DWRs)....


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BCI weighs up consumer label options

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

article thumbnailGENEVA – The Better Cotton Initiative is assessing the options for creating a consumer-facing BCI label. The BCI confirmed the news to Ecotextile News as it revealed new projections that...

Planet Textiles Summit 2015

Monday, 18 August 2014

article thumbnailSHANGHAI – Planet Textiles, the sustainable textile event which addresses the environmental and social impacts of the global textile supply chain, will take place at the National Convention and...


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Cambodian garment workers dying at work

Friday, 15 August 2014

article thumbnailCAMBODIA – Working conditions for garment workers in the Cambodian textile industry are under the spotlight again, as IndustriALL Global Union blames a combination of low wages and poor working...

VF publishes Bangladesh factory safety update

Thursday, 14 August 2014

article thumbnailGREENSBORO – American clothing company VF Corp has published a progress report which highlights its work with the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and its actions over the past year to improve...


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