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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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New sustainability goals from The North Face

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

article thumbnailCALIFORNIA – Outdoor apparel retailer The North Face has released a range of new sustainability goals, aiming to reduce its environmental impacts through improved material choices and manufacturing...

Matalan targeted in Rana Plaza campaign

Monday, 28 July 2014

article thumbnailBANGLADESH - Pressure is mounting on clothing and homewear retailer Matalan, after a social media campaign – prompted by political-activism organisation 38 Degrees – claimed that the company owes...


New index pressures brands on Chinese disclosure

Friday, 18 July 2014

article thumbnailGUIYANG – A new index has been launched in China which will measure apparel brands’ performance in managing the environmental impacts of factories in their supply chains in China. The Corporate...

Bangladesh wage struggle lacks transparency

Thursday, 17 July 2014

article thumbnailBANGLADESH – The Bangladesh government has published a review of the minimum wage laws in textile factories, which were recently updated and implemented in January 2014. The review, which includes...


Brands making dubious claims on transparency

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

article thumbnailWAKEFIELD - Major clothing brands are saying one thing but doing another on the issue of transparency – that’s the conclusion of research by Ecotextile News which looked at whether brands are as...

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...


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