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Ecotextile News e-bulletin 02.12.10

Thursday, 02 December 2010






Nike releases sustainable design tool
Nike has today released its much anticipated open-source design tool which will help the company and the rest of the industry to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing and footwear.


Greenpeace spotlights China textile pollution
Greenpeace has released a report today which claims that two Chinese textile factory towns in Guangdong province, that together make millions of pairs of jeans and underwear, are now heavily polluted with chemicals released from textile production.

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Hanesbrands signs further Crailar deal
Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc has entered into a short-term supply agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. for the continued development of Crailar flax fibre.

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Invista hails recycled socks appeal
Invista is reporting a strong takeup of its Coolmax ‘EcoMade’ technology from a growing number of leading legwear brands and retailers.

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Ford drives forward with recycled cotton
The Ford Motor company is to use cotton sourced from post-consumer, recycled denim in the interior of the new 2012 Focus model as part of a wider campaign to increase the use of eco-friendly materials.

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Eco-Textile Labelling Guide 2010 - NOW PUBLISHED
Ecotextile News, in conjunction with Messe Frankfurt GmbH, has published a new, updated and improved version of the 100 page Eco-Textile Labelling Guide which can be ordered securely on-line through the 'read more' link below - for just £29.

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December 2010 issue: Interview: Two minutes with David Bennell, Executive Director, Textile Exchange; Content Claim Certified: New traceability standard; North Face leads way for VF Corp; Marks & Spencer and WWF = Better Cotton; Clear Vision from Crystal Group. Plus Sustainable Cotton Sector report; Fluorine-free finishes; New drive for linen...and all the latest news and analysis.

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