Andrew Olah is the inaugural interviewee for the new 'Hard Talk' series in our printed magazine. The CEO of Olah Inc. which runs Kingpins, the first denim supply chain event launched back in 2004, he started Kingpins Transformers in Amsterdam ten years later.

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  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019

    R Collective launches textile waste collection

    HONG KONG – The R Collective, founded by environmental charity Redress, has launched its inaugural upcycled clothing collection, which re-uses textile waste that would ordinarily end up in landfill. According to Global Fashion Agenda, An estimated…
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019

    Textile recyclers call for UK government action

    MAIDSTONE – Following today’s publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s ‘Fixing Fashion’ report, the Textile Recycling Association has called for the UK government to accept and act on the recommendations made. It has also called on…
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Mohan Senevirante

    VANCOUVER – The most recent Planet Textiles event featured the debut of the PT Pod, which hosted a range of interviews, including one with Mohan Senevirante, global water lead at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Mohan sat down to talk…
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019

    MPs want legislation to fix UK fashion

    WAKEFIELD – UK politicians have called on the Government to change the law to require fashion retailers to perform due diligence across their supply chains and have recommended tax breaks for companies that comply with environmental and social…
  • Monday, 18 February 2019

    Boohoo wool ‘ban’ short-lived

    MANCHESTER – UK fast-fashion brand Boohoo walked back its ban on wool products hours after it was initially announced, following strong criticism from Australian sheep farmers – the industry’s biggest source of merino wool fibre. However, Ecotextile…
  • Monday, 18 February 2019

    Special supplement: The Life Cycle of Luxury

    WAKEFIELD – The latest printed edition of Ecotextile News contains an exclusive 12-page bonus supplement on work done by the Italian textile sector to evaluate the environmental impacts of silk textile production through publication of a new LCA…
  • Friday, 15 February 2019

    Fast fashion’s circularity drive: promising or pointless?

    LOS ANGELES – Recent weeks have seen H&M USA busily working to increase the quantities of unwanted textiles donated to its garment return programme. Initiatives to support this effort include a partnership with the Environmental Media Association…
  • Friday, 15 February 2019

    ISKO panel tackles greenwash in the denim sector

    PARIS - Turkish denim specialist ISKO has hosted a Responsible Denim event which the company says provided an opportunity to share ideas on the development of an integrated field-to-fabric approach along the value chain, as well as an occasion to…
  • Friday, 15 February 2019

    Recycling recognition sought at London Fashion Week

    LONDON – To coincide with the beginning of London Fashion Week (LFW), the Global Recycling Foundation has called on the fashion industry to celebrate brands which have already incorporated recycling materials and technologies into their operations.…
  • Friday, 15 February 2019

    Prada CSR programme to promote diversity

    MILAN – Luxury fashion brand Prada has announced the creation of a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council in order to change the culture of both its operations and the wider fashion industry. The Council has the mission statement to “elevate…
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019

    BCI reaches 10 year milestone with renewed focus

    LONDON – Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) CEO Alan McClay has said that throughout 2019, the organisation will focus on the updated of its ‘claims framework’, which is being seen by some BCI member brands as an urgent priority so they can more easily…
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Recycled rugs help Adidas trainers change their stripes

    AMSTERDAM – To coincide with the announcement that it will aim to produce eleven million pairs of footwear incorporating recycled plastic in 2019, Adidas has collaborated with designer Simone Post and German recycling innovator I:CO to create novel…
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Money talks in Bangladesh Accord debate

    NEW YORK – A group of 190 investors with global assets of over estimated US$3 trillion has released a public statement and written directly to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister calling for an extension of the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in…
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019

    OETI launches natural fibre products certification

    VIENNA – OETI (Institut für Ökologie, Technik und Innovation) has unveiled its new Inspected Quality label, developed for products which are composed of 100 per cent natural fibres. In addition to being made entirely of natural fibres, products…
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Odlo awarded Leader status by Fair Wear Foundation

    HÜNENBERG - Functional sportswear company Odlo has been awarded Leader status from the Fair Wear Foundation for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Major brands under microfibre scrutiny in new study

    AMSTERDAM – Adidas, Nike, H&M and Zara apparel has all been tested in relation to the quantities of microfibres shed during laundering, as part of a study undertaken by the Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials at the Italian National…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Proposal aims to restrict ‘C6’ textile finishes

    BRUSSELS – Renewed efforts are underway in Europe to restrict ‘C6’ short-chain fluorine-based formulations that are widely used to repel oil and water on textiles and clothing. The move comes in the form of another proposition from the German…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Spinnova announces partnership with textile expert

    Jyväskylä - Finnish sustainable fibre company Spinnova has announced a new collaboration with Borås University textile technology professor Nawar Kadi.
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Asics embarks on marathon emissions project

    HOOFDDORP – Sportswear brand Asics has pledged to reduce product-related greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent globally by 2030, beginning with new product recycling programmes being launched at eight of its sponsored sporting events across Europe…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Survey finds consumers expect CSR from brands

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Consumers expect more responsibility, action and accountability from businesses and tend to shop at companies that share their values, according to a survey carried out by market insight company Clutch. The small-scale survey…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Apparel sector implored to combat sexism and gender violence 

    NEW YORK – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the global apparel industry to support a new ILO convention on violence and harassment at work and to do more when it comes to tackling the discrimination and violence faced by many female garment…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Patagonia urges action in US wildlife conservation effort

    VENTURA – Outdoor brand Patagonia has, through its Action Works platform, called on its customers and supporters to back the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act to ensure it finds its way into US law. The company believes that, if passed, the…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    SFA takes cashmere conference to Mongolia

    ULAANBAATAR – The cashmere supply chain focused non-profit Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA) has revealed details of its Sustainability in the Cashmere Sector Conference 2019, this year to be held in Mongolia’s Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. A theme of…
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    Haiti cotton project reaches commercial crop milestone

    ARTIBONITE – Following the company’s ongoing collaboration with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), representatives from VF Corp-owned apparel brand Timberland have taken part in the first commercial cotton harvest in Haiti for three decades.…
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    US garment workers take to the picket line

    CHICAGO – Workers at two suit making factories in the US states of Illinois and Ohio have gone on strike over unfair labour practices exhibited by their respective employers; a move which offers up a reminder that such struggles are in no way…
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Janne Poranen

    VANCOUVER – At the most recent Planet Textiles event, CEO of Spinnova Janne Poranen took to the hot seat in the PT Pod to answer questions about his company, its drive towards innovation and what he sees in the future for the textile industry.
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    Outdoor brand Norrøna partners with Fashion for Good

    AMSTERDAM – Norwegian outdoor brand Norrøna has been announced as the latest company to join forces with Fashion for Good, as the sustainable fashion initiative continues to gain industry traction by working with an ever-growing pool of apparel…
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    Campaigners still seek full remedy for Indonesian workers

    TANGERANG – Six years after their alleged illegal dismissal from employment, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has hit out at the settlement former workers of PT Panarub Industry (PDK) were offered – calling the reimbursement offered “a pittance.” The…
  • Monday, 11 February 2019

    Canadian union stands with Bangladeshi garment workers

    OTTAWA – Canada's United Steelworkers union has written to the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa to highlight its concern regarding the situation currently facing many garment workers during the ongoing wage dispute in the South Asian nation. In…
  • Monday, 11 February 2019

    Designer calls for end to “unnecessary profit making”

    LONDON – British fashion designer Katharine Hamnett has called for the unification of standards in apparel manufacturing for nations both inside and outside the European Union (EU), along with stating that “a lot of brands are changing, but a lot…
  • Monday, 11 February 2019

    Benetton Group opens doors to IWTO Congress 

    PONZANO VENETO – Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has announced that it will host one of the four days of talks and presentations which will make up the 88th annual IWTO (International Wool Textile Organisation) congress, to be held later this…
  • Monday, 11 February 2019

    Circular attitude shift essential, says UN climate chief

    WEIMAR – The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) executive secretary, Patricia Espinosa, has discussed the importance of the circular economy business model if protection of the climate is to become a realistic goal, in a…
  • Friday, 08 February 2019

    No sob story for Boohoo

    MANCHESTER – After being challenged over “inaccuracies” given to a UK parliamentary ‘fast fashion inquiry’ and becoming embroiled in a faux fur mislabelling debacle, you’d think 2019 would be a period of trepidation for online fashion retailer…
  • Friday, 08 February 2019

    Is the Bangladesh Accord nearing its final destination?

    DHAKA – The journey towards a safe garment sector has been a long and tumultuous one for the workers of Bangladesh. Delay after delay has left garment workers across the nation in a state of flux – and desperate to avoid the possibility of a return…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    Nike ramps up renewables effort with Iberdrola

    BEAVERTON – Sportswear giant Nike has announced a deal with Spanish renewable energy supplier Iberdrola to receive more than 40MW (megawatts) of electricity from a wind farm in northern Spain. Nike has previously established two similar arrangements…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    United Nations hosts sustainable fashion conference

    NEW YORK - The United Nations recently hosted its ‘Good for the Earth, Good for the Planet’ sustainable fashion conference, which brought together around 400 participants with the goal of inspiring collaborations that will move fashion towards a…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    Weird Fish reaches landmark total for RSPB

    TEWKESBURY – British casual clothing brand Weird Fish has announced that it has reached the milestone amount of £100,000 raised for wildlife charity RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). The partnership has been in place since January…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    Conference in “tumultuous period” for polyester

    HOUSTON – In what organisers describe as a “tumultuous period” for polyester, Wood Mackenzie Americas will hold the 2019 edition of its Polyester Conference to discuss both the challenges and opportunities currently facing the sector. Wood Mackenzie…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    Pakistan resurrects organic cotton production

    PAKISTAN – An organic cotton project run by WWF-Pakistan and Directorate of Agriculture Extension, Baluchistan recently celebrated the certification of Pakistan’s ‘first organic cotton bale’. Great news. However, this is not a first time organic has…
  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    Wool continues to tempt sportswear brands

    MUNICH – With the Sustainable Apparel Coalition talking about garment durability and extended garment use at the ISPO exhibition which closes today, for the winner of the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for most ‘sustainable product 2019’ – Aclima…
  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    WRAP study assesses economics of textile recycling

    LONDON – The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a report analysing the potential barriers and economic practicalities surrounding fibre-to-fibre (F2F) recycling. The study, which WRAP describes as the first-of-its-kind…
  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    Bangladesh garment workers laid off after wage protests

    DHAKA - More than 7,500 garment workers from 27 factories which supply brands such as H&M and Next have allegedly been laid off in Bangladesh after they joined wage protests.
  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    Odour-eating finish gets certified

    BURGDORF - Sanitized has said its non-biocidal odour-management technology ‘Odoractiv 10’ is now certified to bluesign, the ‘skin friendly’ certification from the Hohenstein Institute and Eco Passport from Oeko-Tex for treating polyester sport and…
  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    Labour Behind the Label reprises Six Items Challenge

    BRISTOL – UK-based worker rights NGO Labour Behind the Label has announced that it will once again be holding the Six Items Challenge, tasking the public to raise funds to support its work by getting sponsored to wear just six garments over a six…
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    Canopy branches out with several new brands

    VANCOUVER – Environmental not-for-profit Canopy has confirmed that several new brands have committed that support its work in developing a new generation of viscose fabrics that reduce sourcing from the world’s ancient and endangered forestry.…
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    SFRA event to combat greenwash with evidence focus

    COPENHAGEN – The newly-established Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda (SFRA) event is set to shake up the fashion and textile industries’ summer calendar when it debuts in May 2019. The event has been conceived as a tonic to the industry shows…
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod - Jöel Mertens

    VANCOUVER - Jöel Mertens, integrity engineer at Mountain Equipment Co-op, sat down in the interview Pod at 2018’s Planet Textiles event, as part of a series of interviews conducted with leading figures in the textiles and apparel industry.
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    Kingpins to set the standard for denim compliance

    NEW YORK – Exhibitors failing to practice what they preach will no longer be tolerated by the Kingpins denim event series, as founder Andrew Olah sets out an ambitious new programme to promote industrywide improvements. Starting at the April 2019…
  • Monday, 04 February 2019

    Planet Textiles to host sustainable denim session

    WAKEFIELD – How should denim be made in 2030 from an environmental and social perspective? What are the anticipated key technology breakthroughs that can make this happen? Can denim mills make a profit and be sustainable? And what’s stopping the…
  • Monday, 04 February 2019

    OECD forum to focus on due diligence

    PARIS - Improving transparency and traceability in sustainable value chains, measuring the impact of due diligence and responsible recruitment in garment and footwear supply chains are just some of the topics that will be discussed in-depth at the…
  • Monday, 04 February 2019

    Outdoor ads recycled into London Fashion Week collection

    LONDON – Outdoor advertising firm Ocean has teamed up with fashion studio VIN + OMI for London Fashion Week to launch an apparel range incorporating used vinyl panels taken from its advertising displays. The resultant Ocean label will be produced in…
  • Monday, 04 February 2019

    European duo partner for fashion circularity

    BERLIN – Swedish transparency and traceability platform TrusTrace and Berlin-based circular.fashion have announced a formal partnership to help drive innovation and embed circular practices within textile supply chains.
  • Sunday, 03 February 2019

    Bluesign to integrate tools in cloud platform

    MUNICH – Bluesign will integrate its complete set of tools for chemical management within a new cloud-based platform to help improve efficiency, safety and sustainability in the textile industry. Over the course of 2019, the Swiss-based organisation…
  • Sunday, 03 February 2019

    Boost for outdoor sustainability charter

    MUNICH – The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has secured further international backing for its Sustainability Charter with four national associations from Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and Russia signing up to the initiative, which calls for good…
  • Friday, 01 February 2019

    Levi’s and Harvard launch blockchain worker survey

    SAN FRANCISCO - On the back of a software development consultancy being awarded a two-year grant by the U.S. State Department to develop a blockchain platform, Levi Strauss and Harvard University’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for…
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Transparency the topic of latest Fashion for Good collection

    AMSTERDAM – Sustainability initiative Fashion for Good (FFG) has announced the theme of its next capsule collection which will hone in on transparency within the industry. The ‘Naked’ collection – only the second of its kind to be held in FFG’s…
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Copenhagen Fashion Summit launches Design Studio

    COPENHAGEN – Global Fashion Agenda’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit has announced the launch of ‘Design Studio’, which it says will exhibit a curation of solutions tailored to the needs of directors and designers.
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Swedish brand steps up sustainability messaging

    STOCKHOLM – Children’s outdoor brand Isbjörn of Sweden has announced that it will increase its sustainability and environmental messaging on apparel in order to better engage with consumers. The balance the company seeks to strike between…
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Polartec makes recycled and biodegradable product pledge

    ANDOVER - Sustainable textile solution company Polartec has announced its commitment to using 100 per cent recycled materials and biodegradability across its entire product line. The ‘Eco-Engineering’ initiative is a collaboration with Unifi and…
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Council figures highlight scale of landfill clothing problem

    WORTHING – A local council in the UK has published figures on the financial loss caused by residents sending unwanted clothing to landfill rather than attempting to resell or recycle the garments. The volume of used textiles binned by residents of…
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Unifi crowns Repreve Champions of Sustainability 2019

    GREENSBORO – For the second year running Unifi has held a Champions of Sustainability awards to recognise the work undertaken by brands, retailers and textile partners that are deemed to have demonstrated a high level of commitment to…
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    Study backs up calls for fluorinated textile ban

    LEEDS – Researchers in the UK and Sweden have developed a new test method for water- and oil-resistant textiles which uses an innovative ‘roll-off’ method to assess repellence with movement to more actively reflect how clothes actually behave in…
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    Home textiles giant IKEA receives Davos circularity award

    ALMHULT – Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA has been recognised with an award for its commitment to circularity at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. IKEA has been selected as the winner of the Accenture Strategy Award for Circular…
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    Quality over quantity the goal for WEAR 2019

    TORONTO – WEAR (World Ethical Apparel Roundtable) 2019 looks set to take a different approach to the majority of industry trade fairs by keeping attendee numbers low in an effort to enhance the engagement of those who visit the event.
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    MoU signals green finance for Myanmar garment sector

    YANGON – A MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been signed by SMART Myanmar and AYA Bank in order to facilitate green finance in Myanmar’s garment sector, increasing factories’ access to funding for environmentally sustainable and energy saving…
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    UN calls for next Young Champions of the Earth

    NAIROBI – UN Environment has launched its campaign to find the next seven Young Champions of the Earth, and says it is looking for individuals aged 18 to 30 who have developed “big, bold ideas” that can help to positively influence the planet.…
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Sharecloth releases report on apparel overproduction

    NEW YORK – Digital fashion solution company Sharecloth has released ‘The 2018 Apparel Industry Overproduction Report’, with hopes of shining a light on the amount of wasted clothing produced by the fashion industry. The report aims to condense the…
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Unethical UK fashion “not just an issue for Leicester”

    LEICESTER – The Mayor of Leicester has come out in defence of the UK city which he describes as having a “long and proud history of textile manufacturing” following criticism over some of its factories paying illegally low wages. After the UK…
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Finnish study examines consumer circularity engagement

    HELSINKI – A study conducted at Aalto University has sought to address the “theoretical gap in consumer intention to circular business model” within the fashion sector. The Customer intention to engage in circular business models in fashion industry…
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Future Fabrics Expo draws large crowds

    LONDON – The eighth edition of The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabric Expo drew large crowds to London’s Victoria House on the 24th and 25th, featuring talks from industry experts and displays highlighting ‘sustainable’ clothing with an eye toward…
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    EPR shapes French attitudes to fashion

    PARIS – A study on the shopping habits of the French says they are now much more sensitive to the challenges of fashion and the circular economy after the government introduction of its decree no. 2008-602 on waste clothing, linen and footwear.…
  • Monday, 28 January 2019

    Worker rights campaigners begin ‘Week of Solidarity’

    AMSTERDAM – Clean Clothes Campaign has begun a ‘Week of Solidarity’ aimed at showing support for the Bangladeshi garment workforce currently caught in the limbo of the ongoing Bangladesh Accord negotiations, following a series of farcical delays…
  • Monday, 28 January 2019

    Canopy rankings put Lenzing top of the tree

    LENZING – Austrian cellulosic fibre firm Lenzing has retained its place as the highest ranked producer of man-made fibres for its responsible procurement of wood by forestry protection NGO Canopy. The results, which gave Lenzing the highest possible…
  • Monday, 28 January 2019

    Can fashion circularity really save the climate?

    AMSTERDAM – Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy has released a report examining the case for circular approaches being scaled up in the fashion sector in order to positively influence the fight against global temperature rise. Just nine per cent…
  • Monday, 28 January 2019

    Asics aims to make Olympic rings more circular

    KOBE – Sportswear firm Asics is seeking used garment donations after it announced that it will manufacture the Japanese Olympic and Paralympic teams’ official apparel from recycled clothing for the nation’s home games in 2020. In the run-up to next…
  • Sunday, 27 January 2019

    What happened to Fairtrade cotton?

    BURKINA-FASO – Subindu Garkel cotton and textile lead at the Fairtrade Foundation talks to Ecotextile News prior to a recent Fairtrade-organic cotton event in Burkina Faso, which was supporting the West African sourcing coalition with a focus on…
  • Sunday, 27 January 2019

    China viscose group holds environmental talks

    BEIJING – Around 120 delegates from the world of forestry and viscose textile production descended on China to hear about progress from the Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV) group in the run up to the release of its first ever sustainability…
  • Friday, 25 January 2019

    Unifi to debut recycled staple nylon yarn

    GREENSBORO – Synthetic yarn provider Unifi will introduce three new ‘sustainable’ developments at the 2019 Outdoor Retail Snow Show later this month in Denver, Colorado. Repreve nylon staple fibre, ‘Truclean’ chemical-free anti-static fibre and…
  • Thursday, 24 January 2019

    Pakistan garment factories exposé uncovers rights violations

    NEW YORK – A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has highlighted the dangerous and precarious employment experienced by some garment workers in Pakistan as a direct result of the nation’s government failing to enforce laws designed to combat rights…
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019

    China to tighten grip on environmental regulations

    NEW YORK – At a presentation here at Texworld in New York, Yan Yan, Deputy Director at the Office for Social Responsibility of the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) revealed the country wants to forge a new image under three new…
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019

    Beyond benchmarks

    In contrast to what has become the norm for many brands, Timberland is, according to its sustainability director, more concerned with ensuring its “house is in order” than making headline-grabbing environmental claims. David Styles reports.
  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019

    ISPO Munich to highlight functional sustainability

    MUNICH – High on the agenda at ISPO Munich in February will be products that focus on sustainability, while at the same time providing functionality for their user. Ahead of the event, a record number of international companies have been judged by a…
  • Monday, 21 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Aquatic environments

    VANCOUVER – “I'm the guy who brings the bad news to the table, but I very much realise that in bringing that bad news to the story, I'm actually providing ammunition for change for positive change.” This is how Dr Peter Ross, director of OceanWise…
  • Monday, 21 January 2019

    Charity T-shirt workers “earn 35p an hour”

    GAZIPUR – T-shirts produced in partnership with 90s pop group Spice Girls to raise funds for UK charity Comic Relief are allegedly being made by staff in Bangladesh earning the equivalent of 35p an hour and working 16 hour shifts. The garments which…
  • Friday, 18 January 2019

    Kering report ties Planetary Boundaries to business

    CAMBRIDGE – The first in a series of reports by luxury group Kering and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability has linked the Planetary Boundaries framework to business, seeking to explore how it can help inform decision-making on…
  • Friday, 18 January 2019

    India textile sector weighs up CO2 dyeing

    GUJARAT – Waterless textile dyeing using super-critical CO2 technology could be coming to India for the first time, with Dutch engineering company DyeCoo confirming to Ecotextile News that it’s in talks with several Indian textile companies –…
  • Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Volcom launches 'farm to yarn' initiative

    COSTA MESA – US clothing company Volcom has announced the launch of a new sustainability-focused project in India called ‘Farm to Yarn’. In partnership with the social enterprise CottonConnect, the initiative focuses on growing certified organic…
  • Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Neonyt hosts UN in European trade show first

    BERLIN - The debut of Messe Frankfurt’s Neonyt show during Berlin Fashion Week has seen a wide variety of firsts, with none being more significant than the event hosting the UN’s inaugural European trade show exhibiton. Neonyt - which is the new…
  • Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Helvetas launches Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide

    BERLIN – Swiss development organisation Helvetas has launched an Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide, to coincide with Berlin Fashion Week’s ‘How hard is it to go organic?’ forum. The Guide – produced by Helvetas and the German Partnership for Sustainable…
  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Report yields ‘sustainable fashion’ advice

    HONG KONG – KPMG has published the final conclusions of a consumer survey into sustainable fashion, which follow on from preliminary findings released in September. Polling was done in collaboration with the Hong Kong Fashion Summit and HSBC who…
  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Eco-friendly dyeing

    VANCOUVER – CEO and co-founder of Colorifix Orr Yarkoni is committed to making the future of dyeing less damaging for the environment. To some this may seem unrealistic, but Yarkoni is insistent that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. “It's…
  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Bank & Vogue backs fibre recycling technology

    LONDON – Vintage apparel retailer Beyond Retro and its parent company Bank & Vogue have partnered with Swedish textile recycling company Re:newcell in a bid to introduce a closed loop production cycle and give new life to more than 90,000 pairs of…
  • Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    Lenzing opens Center of Excellence in Indonesia

    PURWAKARTA – Lenzing has opened a new Center of Excellence (LCOE) at its existing location in Indonesia, providing laboratory and analytical facilities to conduct trials and analyses of various types of fibres and yarns. New products will also be…
  • Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    Electrochemical indigo machine debuts in Pakistan

    KARACHI – Technical Color Solution, which supplies a range of technologies to the textile sector has teamed up with French textile machinery supplier Sedo Engineering to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process. The…
  • Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Chemical management

    VANCOUVER – “I think the single most important thing the industry could do is converge upon one list of chemicals of concern.” Former NRDC senior scientist Linda Greer got straight to the point in her interview at last year’s Planet Textiles event,…
  • Monday, 14 January 2019

    Redress winner to partner with leading Chinese fashion brand

    CHINA - Hong Kong-based NGO Redress has launched the ninth edition of The Redress Design Award, which it says is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The winner will receive the chance to collaborate with JNBY Group – one of…
  • Monday, 14 January 2019

    Survey finds sustainability drives demand

    NEW YORK – More than two-thirds of consumers consider sustainability when making a purchase and are willing to pay more for sustainable products, a survey conducted by business application provider CGS has found.
  • Monday, 14 January 2019

    ILO praises Bangladesh minimum wage progress

    DHAKA – The Bangladesh office of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said it is encouraged by the government’s decision to revisit the minimum wages for ready-made garment workers through an agreement made by a special tripartite…
  • Monday, 14 January 2019

    UK researchers evaluate denim laser etching potential

    MANCHESTER – An interdisciplinary research team at Manchester Metropolitan University has conducted an extensive evaluation process to determine the true levels of precision and performance that a carbon dioxide laser etching technique can deliver.…
  • Monday, 14 January 2019

    Polymer nanogel zaps bugs on textiles

    SHANGHAI – Scientists in China say they’ve developed a new anti-microbial finish for cotton textiles that uses a nanoscale polymer treatment based on guanidine, which both inhibits and kills bacteria using a novel method without the use of metals or…
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