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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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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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Fluorine-free DWR cotton outerwear

Thursday, 21 August 2014

article thumbnailCARY – Cotton Incorporated has teamed up with Archroma to produce a fluorine-free version of its durable water repellent ‘Storm Cotton’, which it says can significantly accelerate the timeline...

Vietnam falls short with labour compliance

Thursday, 21 August 2014

article thumbnailHO CHI MINH – As foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to flood into Vietnam’s garment manufacturing industry, a recently released report suggests social compliance legislation continues to...


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Cambodian garment workers dying at work

Friday, 15 August 2014

article thumbnailCAMBODIA – Working conditions for garment workers in the Cambodian textile industry are under the spotlight again, as IndustriALL Global Union blames a combination of low wages and poor working...

VF publishes Bangladesh factory safety update

Thursday, 14 August 2014

article thumbnailGREENSBORO – American clothing company VF Corp has published a progress report which highlights its work with the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and its actions over the past year to improve...


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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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