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Ecotextile News e-bulletin 15.12.11

Thursday, 15 December 2011

 



U.S. offers aid to boost African cotton trade
The United States is offering new financial incentives to boost cotton production in West African countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali as a way to revive the stalled Doha talks.

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RITE Group 2012 date announced
The 6th edition of the RITE Group conference on sustainable textiles will take place on 10th October 2012 at Central Hall, Westminster, London..

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Textile Exchange announces NYC workshop
Textile Exchange is to run a workshop on sustainability in the apparel and textile supply chain at the Arvind Denim Lab SoHo Loft in New York on 1st March 2012.

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Anvil saves water, waste but ups carbon emissions
US-based Anvil Knitwear has unveiled its 2011 CSR Progress Report, which reveals a 10 per cent reduction in production water usage and a 25 per cent reduction in landfill waste, but higher carbon emissions in its fiscal 2010 operations.

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Huntsman forms strategic partnership with Ramatex
Huntsman Textile Effects has formed a strategic partnership with vertically integrated textile manufacturer Ramatex to become the world’s first textile company dedicated to and capable of enabling the brands to deliver the commitments contained in the Joint Roadmap: Toward Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.

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Sustainable cotton guide launch draws closer
The Insiders Guide to Cotton and Sustainability, written by Simon Ferrigno and edited by John Mowbray, will be available for purchase from January 2012. Published by MCL Global, producers of Ecotextile News and Knitting Trade Journal, the 100 page booklet covers the ecological impact of cotton production and the environmental challenges that this presents.

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In the Next issue of the magazine - OUT NOW

-Interviews: Two minutes with Baroness Lola Young, OBE; Sun Ruihze, Vice President, CNTAC, China; Martin Hojsik, Greenpeace International.
-Toxic free industry? Adidas, Nike, H&M and others team up;
-Water conservation in dyeing; Sustainable cotton seed supply;
- Planet Textiles and RITE Group reports in full;
- M&S in Turkish eco-fabric trials;
- China's plans for sustainable textiles to 2016; Zambia cotton special;
- Latest synthetic fibre advances; Wool sector fights back against LCA's;
- Latest news, insight and analysis. And much more ...

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