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Ecotextile News e-bulletin 22.12.10

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 




Price and quality key to ethical purchasing habits
Price issues remain the main concern for more than 75% of UK consumers when it comes to choosing ethically and sustainable produced fashion while only 28% also believe that organic cotton is of similar quality to conventional cotton, according to a new report.


West African cotton: higher yields, fewer pesticides
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has reported that its on-going project with West African farmers has not only improved cotton yields and farmer incomes but at the same time has also cut the use of pesticides.

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Essential show adopts labelling scheme
The next edition of Interstoff Asia Essential will once again feature its specific eco-labelling system that as well as helping buyers and other visitors easily identify the eco-products on show, will also show which part of the supply chain they are relevant to.

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Guatemala denim firm receives CSR award
Central American denim producer Denimatrix has received a top CSR award presented by Hillary Rodham Clinton at a ceremony in Washington for its work on corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

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Sorona used in computer bags
A new collection of laptop bags has been designed making use of DuPont’s bio-based Sorona polymer which is made from renewable corn-based feedstock.

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Planet Textiles to debut in Shanghai
Some of the world's largest clothing brands will hook up with some of the world's largest apparel companies when the Planet Textiles event on sustainability takes place next year on 19th October 2011 in Shanghai, China.

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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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