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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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 Aug/Sept 2014

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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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Evacuation required at Bangladesh apparel factory

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

BANGLADESH – Safety inspectors from the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have called for an immediate evacuation of a garment factory in Bangladesh after safety inspectors found...

New guide to sustainable cottons

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

article thumbnailWAKEFIELD – An extensive new 50-page report to be published by MCL Global on sustainable and identity cottons has bemoaned the “frightening” lack of market penetration made by such cottons and...


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Report highlights Myanmar labour concerns

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

article thumbnailWAKEFIELD - Myanmar’s garment manufacturing industry needs to quickly address social and environmental concerns in order to achieve its growth potential according to a new report which makes...

BCI approved for ISEAL membership

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

article thumbnailGENEVA – The Better Cotton Initiative has become a member of the ISEAL Alliance, a global membership association for sustainability standards. ISEAL noted that BCI’s ‘credible practices and...


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Beijing to restrict textile expansion

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

article thumbnailBEIJING – The expansion of industries such as textiles, chemicals and paper and oil refining have been restricted in Beijing in a bid by the Chinese government to reduce pollution levels in the...

Responsible garment supply chains roundtable

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

PARIS – The International Labor Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will host a roundtable in Paris next month on responsible supply chains in...


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