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Better Cotton approves €9 million spending

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

BCIGENEVA - The Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP), whose committee includes Ikea, H&M, VF Corp and Marks and Spencer, has announced that this year 50 Better Cotton projects, reaching approximately 750,000 farmers, will work to produce nearly one million tons of Better Cotton, with project spending for the year approved for almost €10 million.  Read More >>

 
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Ecotextile News

 Apr-May 2014

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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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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...

Planet Textiles 2015 date announced

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SHANGHAI – Sustainable textile conference Planet Textiles, which aims to raise awareness of the environmental and social impacts of the global clothing and textile supply chain, will return to...


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Japanese firm in eco-fashion game-changer?

Friday, 11 April 2014

article thumbnailTOKYO — In a potentially game-changing move for sustainable fashion, one of Japan’s leading fashion retailers, Cross Company, is planning to launch a major new chain of stores targeting the US...

Bayer spotlights sustainable textile coatings

Friday, 11 April 2014

article thumbnailSHANGHAI – A new state-of-the art textile coating plant in Shanghai that uses waterborne polyurethane technology instead of potentially polluting solvents has been launched by Bayer MaterialScience...


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H&M ramps up sustainability efforts

Thursday, 10 April 2014

STOCKHOLM – Fashion retailer H&M has today published its twelfth sustainability report which looks at its environmentally ‘conscious actions’ in 2013, including its closed loop clothing...

C&A warns of organic cotton shortage

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

article thumbnailDÜSSELDORF – Apparel retailer C&A, reportedly the largest buyer of organic cotton, has warned that despite an increasing demand for organic cotton in international markets, global production...


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