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Ecotextile News e-bulletin 10.12.10

Friday, 10 December 2010






Teijin to launch new bio-polyester fibres in 2012
In April 2012 Teijin Fibers Limited has said that it will start the full production of new plant-derived polyester-based fibres, which will become the company’s core biomaterial going forward and can be fully recycled.


Funds used for sustainable cashmere
A US-based organisation has been awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation, to continue its work on sustainable cashmere fibre production in Inner Mongolia, China.

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Levis Strauss outlines Lesotho clean-up plan
Levi Strauss & Co. has released details of a series of initiatives it has implemented in Lesotho aimed at addressing serious concerns over the working practices of one of its suppliers in the region.

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Fair Trade USA launches ethical fashion label
Fair Trade USA (formerly TransFair USA), a third-party certifier of Fair Trade products, has unveiled a full range of Fair Trade Certified clothing items that are now available in the United States as part of a two-year pilot test.

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Feature: Good for the sole
California-based PLUS Compound Technologies has developed a range of new sustainable products to replace EVA, PU and rubber. Kathlyn Swantko reports.

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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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