WAKEFIELD – As we close down for the Christmas period we’d like to extend 'Season's Greetings' to all of our readers, wish everyone all the very best for 2015 and as usual at this time of year, we can reveal our top five 'most read' stories in the last 12 months.

Once again, the industry has taken another giant step towards becoming a more environmentally conscious industry, and although there is still lots of work ahead, 2014 has seen an increasing number of brands, textile suppliers and other organisations step up their efforts on textiles and sustainability. This has been reflected in traffic to our web-site where so far in 2014 we have had over 2.9 million page views and over 121,000 unique visitors.

Our top five most read stories on Ecotextile News are detailed in the box below, but a highlight includes our number one news item of 2014: ‘Disney invests in textile laser technology’, which reported on laser technology company RevoLaze – who add a worn or patterned look to denim textiles without the environmental and social hazards of sandblasting – received new investment from the Disney family investment company.”

Elsewhere, bio-derived Lycra, Ethiopian cotton, sourcing in Bangladesh and textile pollution in China related to dye stuff price hikes were just some of the other leading stories that made the headlines on Ecotextile News and, as always, we'll be following up on all these news stories and more in the coming year.

Much of these stories are detailed in further depth in the printed magazine and we look forward to bringing our readers the leading coverage of the sustainable textiles sector through 2015 which will undoubtedly be an even more eventful 12 months ahead.

Happy Holidays everyone – and happy reading in 2015!

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