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NEW YORK – The winner of the 2018 PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool will be decided this week, with three shortlisted designers hoping their innovative alternative to wool fibres will be chosen at an awards ceremony at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York.

The prize forms part of the Biodesign Challenge and is sponsored by PETA, Stella McCartney and Stray Dog Capital. The selected design students are subsequently partnered with biotech professionals to help advance the proposed innovative fibre biotechnology.

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  • Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    Graduate wins award for textile waste project

    BALTIMORE – The McGuire Business Plan Competition, run by Laureate International Universities, has recognised Ashita Singal for a project which sought to turn waste into new apparel while also committing to a positive community impact alongside…
  • Thursday, 11 October 2018

    Implementation and innovation on ZDHC agenda

    AMSTERDAM – Following on from last year’s inaugural ‘Friends of ZDHC’ Implementation Experience, ZDHC is set to hold an invitation-only for brands, retailers, supply chain partners and leading sector organisations. The two-day event will take place…
  • Tuesday, 09 October 2018

    National Geographic art in sustainable fashion exhibition

    NEW YORK – In order to address the environmental risks exerted on the planet by the fashion industry, sustainable fashion activist Isabel Varela and National Geographic artist Asher Jay have teamed up for Clothes Minded, an exhibition being held at…
  • Tuesday, 09 October 2018

    Online event seeks circularity through innovation

    LONDON – November will see a series of events focusing on the circular economy, all available online, take place as part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), curated by the non-profit Ellen MacArthur Foundation. DIF invites people from a…
  • Tuesday, 09 October 2018

    VF Corp CSR recognised with US arts award

    GREENSBORO – VF Corporation has been selected as a recipient of The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America award for its commitment to supporting local and national communities through arts programmes in the United States. The…
  • Monday, 08 October 2018

    Panel debates sustainable fashion at US university

    QUEENS – St. John’s University in the New York borough of Queens has hosted a three-person Careers in Sustainable Fashion panel discussion, aimed at encouraging the institution’s students to consider the wide-ranging impacts of the apparel industry.
  • Friday, 05 October 2018

    Method urges consumers to clean up their act

    LONDON – Environmentally-conscious cleaning brand Method has teamed up with Clothes Aid to open a pop-up ‘Slow Fashion Store’ in London to educate consumers on how to lessen their impact on the planet caused by apparel buying habits. The Slow…
  • Friday, 05 October 2018

    Past, present & future on show at Fashion for Good

    AMSTERDAM – The Fashion for Good Experience has opened its doors to the public as a new chapter begins for the Netherlands-based sustainable fashion hub. The Experience comprises an interactive museum showcasing the latest technology which it is…
  • Thursday, 04 October 2018

    Fifth annual bluesign conference agenda confirmed

    ST GALLEN – The agenda for the fifth edition of the bluesign conference has been finalised, with the two-day event following an overarching theme of ‘TraceAbility. NetworkAbility. TransformAbility: Stitching the blue way together.’ Topics including…
  • Monday, 01 October 2018

    Patagonia partner offers retail and trade show circularity

    SAN DIEGO – Brands and retailers seeking to improve the sustainability of its operations in areas such as retail store construction and trade show displays have now been offered a new turn-key circularity solution, delivered by ECOR and Eyelevel.…
  • Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    Textile innovators awarded by green challenge

    AMSTERDAM – The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, which awards environmentally-minded start-ups a share of one million euros, has selected five recipients for its most recent prize. Of the five chosen organisations chosen, two are from the textile…
  • Friday, 14 September 2018

    Unifi crowns Intradeco Champions of Sustainability

    MIAMI – Intradeco Apparel has received the Unifi Repreve Champions of Sustainability Award in recognition for its sustainability strategy and work to protect the environment.
  • Wednesday, 12 September 2018

    Innovation in focus at WEAR 2018

    TORONTO – Ahead of WEAR Conference 2018 in Toronto we caught up with the founder of Fashion Takes Action, Kelly Drennan, to discover what to expect from this year’s edition and how the event has evolved since its launch.
  • Friday, 07 September 2018

    Tess Whitfort scoops Redress Design Award 2018

    HONG KONG – Designer Tess Whitfort has received first prize at the 2018 edition of the Redress Design Award for a punk-inspired apparel collection made using industrial end-of-roll materials and zero-waste patterns.
  • Tuesday, 04 September 2018

    Performance Days dives into water stewardship

    MUNICH – The focus of this November’s Performance Days in Munich will be on the industry’s responsibility when it comes to water usage and pollution. As such, the show’s agenda will feature workshops and speakers from a broad spectrum of…
  • Thursday, 30 August 2018

    Call for innovators as Global Change Award returns

    STOCKHOLM – The H&M foundation has opened applications for the 2019 edition of its global change award. Five selected innovators will once again share a €1 million grant and receive entry to a year-long innovation accelerator programme delivered in…
  • Thursday, 30 August 2018

    Unifi pitches US swing towards recycled fibres

    GREENSBORO – Global textile firm Unifi utilised the platform of the Wyndham Championship PGA Tour golf tournament to raise awareness on the topic of plastic recycling and its potential for apparel sector applications.
  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018

    Planet Textiles 2019 – ITMA Barcelona

    BARCELONA – It’s less than one year now to Planet Textiles 2019, which will take place on 22 June in Barcelona at the giant ITMA event, which every four years becomes the meeting point for the global textile industry. The textile industry…
  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    SDG Leadership Forum explores circular economy

    TORONTO – In partnership with GlobeScan, C&A Foundation will be hosting an SDG Leadership Forum focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), designed to shed light on how to accelerate a transition…
  • Friday, 24 August 2018

    Latest Fashion Summit HK details revealed

    HONG KONG – As the 2018 edition of Fashion Summit HK fast approaches, organisers have revealed the latest information on the show’s agenda which will focus predominantly on the theme of ‘Circular Economy’. One of the most significant details to have…
  • Friday, 24 August 2018

    Burkina Faso to host West Africa cotton conference

    KOUDOUGOU – This year’s International Cotton and Textile Conference (SICOT), set to be held in Burkina Faso, will feature a four day programme of talks and presentations focused on organic and Fairtrade cotton in West Africa.
  • Thursday, 23 August 2018

    Zalando to host transparency event at Berlin hub

    BERLIN – Online fashion retailer Zalando is set to host an event focusing on supply chain transparency in collaboration with partner organisations betterplace lab and Fashion for Good; at which it will discuss the findings of the TRANSPARENT:…
  • Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Textile Exchange and bluesign in conference collaboration

    ST GALLEN – Textile Exchange will work alongside bluesign technologies in the delivery of back-to-back conferences in the city of Milan which will focus on sustainable textile and apparel production. Hundreds of industry leaders and representatives…
  • Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Fashion for Good exhibits plan for a better future

    AMSTERDAM – Fashion for Good has revealed that on October 5 it will open the doors of its new interactive, technology-driven museum focusing on sustainable and circular fashion innovation. The Fashion for Good Experience seeks to educate visitors –…
  • Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Event highlights US second-hand apparel market

    BELLEVUE – To mark National Thrift Shop Day in the Unites States, apparel retailer Savers has released its sixth annual Thrift Shopping Survey; examining the relationship between American consumers and the used garment market. To promote the reuse…
  • Friday, 10 August 2018

    Circular Economy focus of Fashion Summit HK 2018

    HONG KONG – The 2018 edition of Fashion Summit HK, which looks set to be Asia’s largest sustainable fashion conference to date, will focus on the theme of ‘Circular Economy’. The objectives of this year’s summit, as set out by its organisers, are to…
  • Tuesday, 07 August 2018

    California dreaming of a circular future

    OAKLAND – The agenda for Clean Economy Week, a new initiative starting in California, has been announced with a focus on all areas of circularity and sustainable innovation – many of which directly impact the textile sector. Between October 15-19 in…
  • Thursday, 26 July 2018

    EOCA surpasses milestone in Friedrichshafen

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has confirmed that over the four-day agenda of the 25th OutDoor show it has raised more than €25,000 for conservation projects and, in the process, gained three new member…
  • Wednesday, 25 July 2018

    TAITRA talks Taiwanese textiles in Denver

    DENVER – At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) hosted a Taiwan New Products Launch session, debuting the new products of four Taiwanese textile manufacturers. The four…
  • Monday, 16 July 2018

    Helsinki Fashion Week partners with Circle Economy

    HELSINKI – As part of a drive to put circularity at the top of the fashion agenda, Helsinki Fashion Week (HFW) has confirmed Circle Economy as a knowledge and content partner for its annual industry event. This year’s edition of the event, taking…
  • Friday, 13 July 2018

    Unifi partners with sustainability platform Pac-12

    BOULDER – Unifi has announced a long-term partnership with Pac-12 which will see the Repreve fibre manufacturer serve as the Founding Sustainability Partner of Pac-12 Team Green and as a sponsor of the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference. As part of…
  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018

    Outdoor coalition opens assembly doors to entire sector

    BRUSSELS – The It’s Great Out There Coalition has invited stakeholders in the outdoor apparel sector to attend its 2018 Annual Assembly, set to take place on the eve of the EOG (European Outdoor Group) Outdoor Summit in Malmo. The non-profit…
  • Friday, 06 July 2018

    Netherlands, India further sustainable textile partnership

    AMSTERDAM – The latest Netherlands Trade Mission to India has been completed, with a record participation level and progress cited by all parties on the focus topic of Sustainable Business. The 2018 trade mission – which was the first for three…
  • Thursday, 05 July 2018

    Denim initiative to address UN SDG conference

    AMSTERDAM – The Alliance for Responsible Denim has announced that it will be presenting as part of this month’s High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Speaking on the theme of ‘Transformation towards sustainable…
  • Première Vision Paris gets smart
    Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    Première Vision Paris gets smart

    PARIS - The next edition of global upstream fashion trade show Première Vision Paris (PVP) will be enhanced by the inclusion of a series of new initiatives which reflect the changes currently taking place across the industry. Elements such as…
  • Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Textiles a focus of London Circular Economy Week

    LONDON – As part of the inaugural Circular Economy Week in London, businesses, charities and social enterprises are being urged to implement circular practices and tackle the biggest issues facing, amongst other industries, the textile sector.
  • Tuesday, 19 June 2018

    Book review: Will the organism devour the host?

    Transnational corporations are in the process of taking over debates on the environment and sustainability, writing the rules and bending the targets to suit their commercial aims. Their grand plan is to create “a regulatory setting amenable to…
  • Monday, 18 June 2018

    Textile waste t-shirts for World Cleanup Day collaboration

    TALLINN – Ahead of World Cleanup Day, designer Reet Aus has teamed up with the Let’s Do It! Foundation to produce a range of t-shirts by salvaging around five tonnes of textile which would otherwise have been destined for landfill. The collaboration…
  • Friday, 15 June 2018

    Innovation Fest celebrates one year of Fashion for Good

    AMSTERDAM – To mark its first anniversary, Fashion for Good has hosted Innovation Fest – an event which brings together around 180 brands, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, investors and innovators to discuss cutting-edge solutions to…
  • Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    Blockchain the focus of industry ‘Twitter chats’

    AMSTERDAM – An initiative seeking to educate the industry on blockchain technology and its potential role in supporting and enabling circular supply chains, Circle Lab and Circle Economy are hosting a series of ‘Twitter chats’. Several major…
  • Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Runway runaway

    It is a cruel irony that an event designed to engender sustainability in a sector crying out for an ethical and environmental overhaul would find itself financially unsustainable. It was this – along with several other influencing factors – which…
  • Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Messe Frankfurt’s Berlin fashion shows get Neonyt rebrand

    BERLIN – Messe Frankfurt’s Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are to merge, forming a single Neonyt event. The rebrand signals a change of management and new direction for the German sustainable fashion shows. At next month’s Berlin…
  • L-R: Sigrid Barnekow, programme director, Mistra Future Fashion, Valerie Langer, strategic projects director, Stand.earth., Nicole Rycroft, CEO, Canopy, Tricia Carey, director of sustainability, Lenzing, Angela Suarez Garcia, sustainability, Inditex.
    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Esprit commits to more sustainable viscose production

    HONG KONG – Fashion giant Esprit has joined the Changing Markets Foundation Roadmap to promote more sustainable viscose production and says it will work with suppliers and viscose manufacturers to move to a closed loop production system by 2023-25.…
  • Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    Warm threads: How can local make a difference?

    FREKHAUG - How could launderettes, dietary requirements and local wool change consumer behavior and mitigate climate change? Close to 80 activists, researchers, academics, designers, small-scale entrepreneurs and sheep farmers explored language and…
  • Thursday, 24 May 2018

    Planet Textiles 2018: mission accomplished in Canada

    VANCOUVER – Textile technology that can recycle discarded clothing to produce both petroleum and plant-based monomers, unique technology to improve the biodegradability of polyester, new textile dyes from biosynthetic and wood-based feedstocks and…
  • Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018
    Wednesday, 16 May 2018

    Burberry, Gap, H&M join circular fashion initiative

    COPENHAGEN – The Burberry Group, Gap Inc., H&M, HSBC, Nike and Stella McCartney have today been announced as new core partners of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative. David Styles reports from the Copenhagen Fashion…
  • Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    Bottom lines, not hemlines the focus of Copenhagen agenda

    COPENHAGEN – The sixth edition of Global Fashion Agenda’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit has begun in the Danish capital. Getting underway in the event’s signature style, a range of speakers took to the stage to open the summit which will take place over…
  • Thursday, 10 May 2018

    A Pitch for our Planet: ColorZen

    VANCOUVER – With Planet Textiles less than two weeks away, our attention turns to ColorZen, a New York-based firm which will be pitching its dyeing process which uses no salt or alkali courtesy of its proprietary fibre pre-treatment process.…
  • Wednesday, 09 May 2018

    Planet Textiles 2018 due to sell out soon

    VANCOUVER – Delegate places are almost sold out at the 400 capacity Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, as Planet Textiles 2018 looks set to be a seminal international event for sustainability and textiles in Canada. The event organisers, MCL News &…
  • Wednesday, 09 May 2018

    C&A Foundation blazes trail for organic cotton co-operation

    BHOPAL – C&A Foundation and the Government of Madhya Pradesh have co-hosted ‘Cotton Trailblazers’, an event held in Bhopal which highlighted, among other things, the role of organic cotton cultivation in improving the livelihood of farmers in the…
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