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New MRSL opens door to “true collaboration”

Thursday, 24 July 2014

MRSLWAKEFIELD - The new MRSL of the ZDHC has been welcomed as evidence that brands are deadly serious about improving and will no longer allow the pursuit of ‘zero’ be the enemy of environmental progress. “The recently published ZDHC MRSL is significant,” said Ecotextile News correspondent Phil Patterson. “Not only does it give a clear message that the way forward in the real world is via deliberate usage bans and restrictions using tough limits, it is the key that opens the door to true collaboration with the chemical industry and therefore the key to progress.”  Read More >>

 
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Sustainable cotton: the big debate, 'Business as usual not an option in Bangladesh' report analysis, Two Minutes with: Elin Larsson, corporate responsibility manager, Filippa K, Detox Deconstructed report stirs welcome debate, Is too much 'fast fashion' a design destined for trash? Tone Skårdal Tobiasson discusses. Invista launches bio-derived Lycra, International Wool Textile Organisation Congress round-up, Tiny fibres = big problem, New resource on plastic particles found on global shorelines and their link to the textile industry, Can retailers continue to 'save the planet' whilst simultaneously sharing aggressive growth plans?, Bangladesh call for action reaches Parliament, Unifi increases production capacity, The Bigger Picture – Soup of the day: plastic, Special report: organic cotton in Central Asia, China gets tough on polluters, and all the latest news, insight, analysis.

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Think-tank launches factory improvement consortium

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Bayer launches sustainable PU range

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

article thumbnailLEVERKUSIN - Bayer MaterialScience has launched its new generation of more sustainable polyurethane (PU) coated textile materials with a solution called Insqin, in a move which it claims will be “a...

Archroma produces ZDHC MRSL-compliant list

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

article thumbnailREINACH – Specialty chemicals business, Archroma, has published a formulation list of colorants and chemicals which comply with the ZDHC’s new MRSL, in a move which suggests that brands and...


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Cambodia’s war on wages continues

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

article thumbnailCAMBODIA – Factories and workers groups are continuing to clash over wage levels in the country’s increasingly troubled textile industry, and Ecotextile Textile news understands that further...

Vaude raises bar with sustainability report

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

article thumbnailTETTNANG - German company Vaude has looked to raise the bar with its latest sustainability report by becoming the first outdoor brand to report in accordance with the international Global Reporting...


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