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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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Suit collection uses DuPont’s fibre

Friday, 25 April 2014

article thumbnailCHICAGO – US corporate apparel business, Cintas Corporation, has launched a new suit collection that is made using DuPont’s Sorona, a renewably sourced, sustainable textile fibre, together with...

Firth grills H&M at fashion summit

Friday, 25 April 2014

article thumbnailCOPENHAGEN – There were fireworks during the afternoon debate of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit as Livia Firth of Eco Age and Vanessa Friedman of the Financial Times locked horns with Helena...


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Adidas exceeds Better Cotton target

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

article thumbnailHERZOGENAURACH – Global sports apparel brand Adidas has exceeded its 2015 target for its use of Better Cotton, with almost a quarter of total cotton sourced in 2013 meeting Better Cotton...

UK Parliament discusses sustainable fashion

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

LONDON – UK Members of Parliament, fashion industry stakeholders, and representatives from textile sector trade bodies, will once again debate ethics and sustainability in the fashion industry at a...


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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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