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While the environmental benefits of international second-hand apparel trade may not appeal to a Trump White House, the economic argument could well gain more traction. David Styles speaks to Marjorie Norton, a professor at Virginia Tech University, to discover how her latest study will assess the benefits and complexities of this market for the United States.

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  • Friday, 21 June 2024

    Policy Hub outlines textile labelling modifications Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The Policy Hub industry initiative has published a series of recommendations that it would like to see included in the upcoming revision of the European Union’s (EU) Textile Labelling Regulation (TLR). The initiative – a coalition…
  • Friday, 21 June 2024

    Ba&sh earns B Corp status Premium Article

    PARIS – French luxury fashion brand Ba&sh has been awarded B Corp status in recognition of the company's ongoing efforts in social and environmental sustainability, transparency, and ethical business practices. To receive certification, companies…
  • Friday, 21 June 2024

    Date confirmed for Australia clothing stewardship scheme Premium Article

    SYDNEY – Australia’s new clothing product stewardship scheme will begin on the 1st July, environment minister Tanya Plibersek has announced. The ‘Seamless’ scheme aims to make Australian clothing circular by 2030, with a $0.03 (A$0.04) per garment…
  • Friday, 21 June 2024

    Study shows environmental benefits of synthetic silk Premium Article

    NEURIED - Advanced materials manufacturer AMSilk has completed an independent cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment which it says shows that fibres made with its biodegradable silk proteins have a significantly lower environmental footprint compared…
  • Friday, 21 June 2024

    Domo outlines sustainability milestones Premium Article

    GHENT - Domo Chemicals, which manufacturers a range of nylon materials for the technical textiles sector, has published its latest sustainability report, summarising its actions and progress towards reducing its environmental impact. Domo says that…
  • Friday, 21 June 2024

    US Cotton growers urged to seek additional funding Premium Article

    MEMPHIS - The US Cotton Trust Protocol has confirmed that US cotton growers can now enrol in its Climate Smart Cotton Program Level 2, an initiative that works to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of the industry. The programme, led by the…
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024

    UNECE conference provides update on field trials Premium Article

    MILAN – The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has provided an update on the three-year progress of its ‘Sustainability Pledge’ project to highlight ongoing challenges and solutions in adopting a supply-chain-wide traceability…
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024

    M&S reverses alpaca wool ban

    LONDON – British retail giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reversed its ban on the use of alpaca yarn in its garments, a move that is expected to face backlash from animal rights campaigners. The move comes after the announcement of a…
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024

    India pilot for regenerative cotton standard Premium Article

    HAMBURG - The Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) – which manages the Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA) initiative – is rolling out its new standard for regenerative cotton to India. Expanding its scope of operations beyond Africa for the first time, the…
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024

    Gildan outlines sustainability achievements

    MONTREAL - Gildan Activewear, the major global apparel and sock manufacturer, has released its 20th ‘Environmental, Social, and Governance’ (ESG) report, in which it highlights its progress against key 2030 targets and the implementation of its…
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024

    Survey raises consumers MMCF concerns Premium Article

    GENEVA - Just 25% of consumers believe that fashion brands are effectively addressing their concerns over the environmental impact of clothing made using ‘forest-derived’ fibres, new research suggests. The findings are included in a new consumer…
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    ZDHC to adopt sustainable chemistry index Premium Article

    ST. GALLEN – Bluesign and the Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) are to donate their jointly developed Sustainable Chemistry Index (SCI) methodology to the ZDHC Foundation – and the wider textile industry – in a move aimed at…
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    IFC $100m green finance deal for Epic Group Premium Article

    HONG KONG - The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is providing global apparel supplier, the Epic Group, with a $100 million green finance partnership to support sustainable manufacturing in Bangladesh and India. IFC, part of the World Bank…
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    Apparel is major source of microplastic pollution, report Premium Article

    GLOBAL - The global apparel industry is a significant yet often overlooked source of microplastic leakage, new research suggests. The study, published in the journal Nature estimates that the apparel industry generated 8.3 million tonnes of plastic…
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    Brands 'failing on freedom of association' Premium Article

    GLOBAL - Fashion brands are failing to fulfil commitments to freedom of association and collective bargaining in their supply countries in South and Southeast Asia, according to new research today. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024

    M&S reveals progress on Plan A strategy

    LONDON – British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has published a new ESG report revealing the company's progress on its 'Plan A' sustainability strategy. It claims to have reduced emissions in its own operations by 33% since its base year of 2017 -…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024

    Cotton made in Africa backs WTO-FIFA project Premium Article

    HAMBURG - Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) has joined an initiative aimed at integrating West African cotton-growing countries more closely in the global supply chain for football clothing. CMiA has joined the steering committee of the ‘Partenariat pour…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024

    Researchers explore garments from gelatine Premium Article

    COLORADO - Researchers at the Atlas Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed textiles made from gelatine that could be used to make dissolvable clothing. The team claims to have developed a machine that is able to spin…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024

    Worldly links up with Logility platform Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO - Worldly, which runs the Higg Index suite of tools for Cascale has announced a new partnership with digital supply chain platform Logility. Logility will leverage Worldly's ESG data for its "AI-first" supply chain software to help…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024

    Untapped potential in next-gen materials, report

    NAPA - The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) has published a new report that shines a light on what it calls the “significant untapped potential” within the next-generation materials industry. With a particular focus on silk, wool, down, and fur…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024

    Carbios and Tomra partner on recycled polyester Premium Article

    OSLO/CLERMONT-FERRAND - Biotech firm Carbios and recycling and sorting specialist Tomra have joined forces in a bid to help scale the circularity of polyester textiles. The agreement will see the establishment of a supply chain of post-consumer…
  • Monday, 17 June 2024

    New York Fashion Act backers to fight on Premium Article

    ALBANY - Supporters of the New York Fashion Act have vowed to continue their fight to introduce new legislation to hold the industry accountable for its environmental and human rights impacts. The Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act…
  • Monday, 17 June 2024

    Green Efforts at BeBe Cotton

    SPONSORED CONTENT - As global awareness of environmental issues increases, more and more consumers are concerned about the impact of the textile industry on the planet. Grandtek Asia Corporation has become one of the key drivers in leading Taiwan's…
  • Monday, 17 June 2024

    New body targets apparel and footwear testing Premium Article

    GLOBAL – A new body has been set up to improve physical testing in the apparel and footwear industry to advance the measurement of product quality, durability and recyclability. The new Apparel and Footwear Quality Association (AFQA) aims to achieve…
  • Monday, 17 June 2024

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation urges EPR action Premium Article

    COWES - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has published a new report in which it outlines why mandatory, fee-based extended producer responsibility (EPR) is essential to building a global circular economy for textiles. The report, ‘Pushing the…
  • Friday, 14 June 2024

    Ingka Group net-zero targets approved Premium Article

    LEIDEN - Ingka Group, the franchise owner of the majority of IKEA stores, has had its revised net zero emissions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In line with SBTi recommendations, Ingka’s revised targets include…
  • Friday, 14 June 2024

    Textile recycling firm scoops Achema award Premium Article

    FRANKFURT - Achema, the trade show which describes itself as a ‘world forum for the process industries’, has selected textile recycling firm Re.solution as the winner of its ‘Start-up Award 2024’. Based in Aachen, Germany, Re.solution has developed…
  • Friday, 14 June 2024

    Farmers raise fears PEF will favour synthetics Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - An international coalition of farmers has written an open letter to the European Union (EU) raising fears its proposed PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) tool will favour synthetic fibres at the expense of 'natural' alternatives such…
  • Friday, 14 June 2024

    Nilit updates on sustainability progress Premium Article

    MIGDAL HA’EMEK - Nylon manufacturer Nilit has published its latest sustainability report, summarising its actions and progress towards reducing its environmental impact. The report, ‘Nilit 50 Impact Report’, outlines how the company is progressing…
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024

    LVMH subsidiary linked to worker abuse Premium Article

    MILAN - An Italian subsidiary of French luxury giant LVMH has been put under court administration over allegations it sub-contracted work to Chinese-owned firms which mistreated workers. The Milan court ordered manufacturer Dior, which is fully…
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024

    EU takes aim at textile cleaning solvents Premium Article

    BRUSSELS – The European Commission has adopted an EU-wide restriction on a certain class of ‘greener’ solvents that are used for dry cleaning textiles. The recent adoption of a restriction on siloxanes could well be a headache for some luxury…
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024

    Brands back bid to decarbonise supply chain Premium Article

    DHAKA - Global brands Bestseller, Gap, H&M and Mango are backing a new initiative which aims to help apparel suppliers decarbonise their facilities in Bangladesh. The Future Supplier Initiative, launched by the Fashion Pact in partnership with the…
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

    Ambercycle partners with Hyosung to scale Cycora Premium Article

    LOS ANGELES / SEOUL – Hyosung, the world’s largest elastane manufacturer, has partnered with US materials science company Ambercycle to advance the commercialisation of its Cycora-branded recycled polyester. Under the terms of the deal, Hyosung says…
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

    New report shows workers’ rights declining Premium Article

    BRUSSELS – A new report has again identified major textile and garment-producing countries, including Bangladesh, Turkey, Myanmar and Guatemala, among the worst 10 in the world for workers’ rights. The International Trade Union Confederation’s…
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

    Spinnova partners with brand to launch t-shirt Premium Article

    JYVÄSKYLÄ – Scandinavian textile fibre innovator Spinnova has partnered with Finnish sportswear group Luhta to release a t-shirt made partly with its fibre. Luhta brand Rukka is behind the t-shirt which is made from a blend of 29% wood-based…
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

    Selenis recycled polyester from Circ textile waste Premium Article

    PORTALEGRE - Polyester manufacturer Selenis says it has successfully produced recycled PET chips from terephthalic acid from textile recycling specialist Circ. Made from polycotton textile waste, the high-quality PET chip has been transformed into…
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

    Rubio warns UK over Shein London listing Premium Article

    LONDON - US senator Mark Rubio, one of the fiercest critics of Chinese-owned ultra fast fashion giant Shein, has written to UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warning against allowing the company to list on the London Stock Exchange. Shein is widely reported…
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

    Suzano to take 15% stake in Lenzing Premium Article

    VIENNA – Suzano, the world’s largest producer of cellulosic pulp is to buy a 15% stake in Lenzing from the Austrian textile fibre supplier’s majority shareholder – and has the option to double its stake by the end of 2028. Located in Brazil – where…
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024

    Sourcing where human rights are under threat Premium Article

    GLOBAL - Companies sourcing from countries and regions where human rights are under extreme pressure are being offered guidance in a new report from the Joint Ethical Trading Initiatives. Entitled 'Human rights due diligence in challenging…
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024

    London to host Future Fabrics Expo Premium Article

    LONDON – Swiss non-profit The Sustainable Angle (TSA) has announced that its annual Future Fabrics Expo (FFE) will return later this month as part of London Climate Action Week. TSA says the event is the largest dedicated sourcing destination for…
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024

    Equip outlines sustainability achievements Premium Article

    ALFRETON - Equip Outdoor Technologies, owner of brands such as Rab and Lowe Alpine, has published its latest sustainability report, summarising its actions and progress towards reducing its environmental impact as well providing an update on its new…
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024

    Better Cotton targets reduced pesticide exposure Premium Article

    KARACHI - Farmers in Pakistan growing their cotton under the guidance of the Better Cotton initiative experienced a reduced level of exposure to harmful pesticides, new research suggests. The year-long study, which was carried out during the 2020/21…
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024

    EU urged to target ultra fast fashion on EPR Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - Austria, Finland, France and the Netherlands are calling on the European Union (EU) to allow member states to penalise ultra fast fashion e-tailers, such as Shein and Temu, for the impacts of their products. The four countries have…
  • Monday, 10 June 2024

    Decathlon launches ‘sustainable’ wetsuit Premium Article

    LILLE – Sporting goods retailer Decathlon has partnered with US materials science firm Yulex on a neoprene alternative wetsuit based on 100% certified, natural rubber. Although Decathlon reports that alternatives to neoprene, which is 100%…
  • Monday, 10 June 2024

    GRI consults on updated labour standards Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has announced a public consultation to update its labour-related standards. The three standards under review – ‘Labour/Management Relations’, ‘Employment’ and ‘Market Presence’, monitor how well…
  • Monday, 10 June 2024

    AI platform aims to boost fashion circularity Premium Article

    SYDNEY - Australian fashion technology startup Azura has launched AI-powered technology to enable the resale of off-season, end-of-line, and pre-loved fashion items across multiple global marketplaces. The company claims its AI model, integrated…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Textile companies face lawsuit over PFAS Premium Article

    COLUMBIA - A US city is suing more than 40 textile companies and chemical manufacturers which it claims have polluted the municipal water supply with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, could…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Full steam ahead for denim manufacturing Premium Article

    OBERTSHAUSEN - Textile machinery specialist Karl Mayer has developed a new processing system for denim yarns which it says offers significant energy savings during the sizing and dyeing stages. The Cascade system uses recycled steam as a source of…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Vestiaire partners with garment repair specialist Premium Article

    PARIS - Luxury fashion resale platform, Vestiaire Collective is partnering with clothing alteration and repair service, Sojo. Last year, the Paris-based firm announced a ban on all fast fashion items being bought, sold or listed on its platform,…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Boohoo investors launch modern slavery lawsuit Premium Article

    MANCHESTER - Fast fashion giant Boohoo is facing a new lawsuit from investors over the drop in the company's share price after serious worker rights issues emerged in Leicester supply factories in 2020. Law firm Fox Williams has filed a lawsuit…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Germany launches textile returns pilot Premium Article

    BERLIN - A cross-industry consortium of trade associations has come together in German to launch a pilot project for a new smart textile returns system. The German Textile and Fashion Industry, the Textile Research Board, the GRS Batteries…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Cambodian factory watchdog 'failing workers' Premium Article

    PHNOM PENH - The Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) initiative's role as watchdog of the country's garment industry is at risk due to failures to uncover breaches of workers' rights, according to a new report. Entitled 'Barriers to Representation:…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Resource saving dyeing for cellulosic fibres Premium Article

    LENZING – Lenzing Group has partnered with technology start-up Exponent Envirotech on a new yarn dyeing technology that is said to significantly reduce water and dye consumption. Working closely with Hong Kong-based knitwear manufacturer Cobalt…
  • Friday, 07 June 2024

    Apparel Impact Institute widens grant programme Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), which works with brands and factories to reduce the environmental and social impact of the fashion and textiles industry, is to launch the second round of its climate solutions portfolio (CSP)…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    Textile waste project targets Northern Europe Premium Article

    DROGHEDA – Funding has been announced for a new project which aims to reduce textile waste in the European Union's (EU) Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region which comprises Finland, Ireland and Sweden, along with the Faroe Islands, Iceland,…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    FibreTrace to track Target cotton in real time Premium Article

    SINGAPORE - Traceability solutions provider FibreTrace has linked up with US retailer Target and agricultural giant Cargill to pioneer the real-time verification of US and Brazilian cotton through the global supply chain. The initial aim, during the…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    Indian startup sets sights on textile waste Premium Article

    MUMBAI - Indian startup ReCircle has launched a new programme, Project Extra Life, in a bid to tackle the country's textile waste problem and accelerate the transition to circularity. The company is aiming to collect, sort and sell at least 570…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    Cascale to host forum for manufacturers Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – Cascale, formerly the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, will host a forum in Shanghai as part of a global series to address local sustainability challenges faced by manufacturers in the apparel industry. The event, to be staged on 28th…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    Nanollose and Paradise sign exclusive R&D deal Premium Article

    PERTH – Australian textile innovator Nanollose has signed a deal with Paradise Textiles, the material science hub of the Alpine Group, to exclusively provide it with Nullarbor fibre for research and development (R&D). Paradise will undertake R&D to…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    Nativa launches sustainable cashmere programme Premium Article

    NEW YORK - Nativa, part of the Chargeurs Group and a developer of fully traceable, sustainable merino wool, has announced the launch of blockchain-driven, sustainable cashmere fibre. The ethically sourced, ‘direct from the farm’, cashmere is…
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024

    Decathlon relaunches tent buy-back scheme Premium Article

    LONDON – Sporting goods retailer Decathlon has relaunched an expanded buy-back scheme for tents to mitigate ongoing concerns over music festival waste. The ‘no tent left behind’ campaign is now running in the UK until 13th September to stop…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024

    Climate change brings cotton growing to Italy Premium Article

    PRATO - Textile manufacturer Beste has spent more than €10 million ($10.9m) on a project to return cotton growing to Italy as part of a supply chain stretching from fibre to finished product. Along with substantial investments in machinery and new…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024

    MAS signs offtake for Ambercycle's Cycora Premium Article

    COLOMBO / LOS ANGELES - MAS Holdings, South Asia’s largest apparel and textile manufacturer, has signed a three year offtake agreement for US materials science company Ambercycle's Cycora-branded recycled polyester. The two companies say the…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024

    Paris prepares for summer textile showcase Premium Article

    PARIS - Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors when it opens its doors in July. As one of Europe’s leading platforms for textile and apparel sourcing, the three-day event, scheduled to take place from 1st -3rd July,…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024

    Initial findings from cotton transparency platform Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Sourcing technology specialist Sourcery has published the initial insights from its impact and assurance programme, a data collection scheme that is working to bring higher levels of transparency and traceability to the cotton supply…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024

    Houdini assesses planetary boundary impacts Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish sportswear brand Houdini has released a new report in which it assesses its impacts in the context of the 'Planetary Boundaries Framework' and urges the global apparel industry to follow suit. Scientists at the Stockholm…
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024

    H&M expresses concerns over SBTi statement Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – Swedish fashion giant H&M has penned an open letter to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to express concerns over its controversial 'proposals' to extend the use of carbon credits to offset CO2 emissions in supply chains. "We…
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024

    TextileGenesis partners with FSC Premium Article

    BONN - Traceability solutions provider TextileGenesis has partnered with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to drive the traceability of cellulose fibres from responsibly managed forests. Under the terms of the deal, the new collaboration will aim…
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024

    €3 million funding for secondhand shopping tool Premium Article

    BERLIN – German startup Faircado has raised €3 million ($3.26 million) in a pre-seed funding round to develop its AI-powered secondhand shopping assistant. Faircado has developed a browser extension that uses image-matching algorithms to provide…
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024

    Green-light for Kraig Labs spider silk production Premium Article

    ANN ARBOR – US biotech firm Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has begun commercial production of its hybrid BAM-1 spider silk at its plant in Vietnam a month ahead of schedule. Kraig said it originally planned the launch of spider silk production in July,…
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024

    US officials crackdown on import loophole Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - US officials are cracking down on a loophole which allows overseas online retailers, such as Chinese-owned Shein and Temu, to send their packages direct to US consumers without them being checked by customs officers. Politicians fear…
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024

    Swedish private equity firm rescues Renewcell Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – The remaining assets of bankrupt Swedish textile recycling pioneer Renewcell have been acquired by new owners who plan to continue the business under the name of its existing branded recycled fibre 'Circulose'. Swedish private equity…
  • Monday, 03 June 2024

    M&S updates on net zero targets Premium Article

    LONDON - Marks and Spencer (M&S) has today published its latest annual report which highlights progress with its 2022 sustainability commitments, and its performance against its short- and medium-term net zero targets. M&S says its target is to…
  • Monday, 03 June 2024

    Shein 'preparing for London listing' Premium Article

    LONDON - Chinese-owned ultra fast fashion giant Shein is reportedly moving closer to a public flotation on the London Stock Exchange. The company is set to file a confidential prospectus with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for approval ahead…
  • Monday, 03 June 2024

    UK recycler selected for Amazon sustainability scheme Premium Article

    GLASGOW - UK recycling specialist ACS Clothing has been selected as one of 15 start-ups from across Europe to be part of this year’s Amazon Sustainability Accelerator. The companies will pitch for the chance to pilot their technology with the online…
  • Monday, 03 June 2024

    REVECOL® by ERCA TCS

    SPONSORED CONTENT - a new generation of certified and high performance chemical auxiliaries solution for textiles – PROVEN VALUES. ERCA TCS, and independent company that’s part of the larger ERCA Group based in Bergamo, Italy, is a global reference…
  • Monday, 03 June 2024

    Bangladesh scheme claims progress on impacts Premium Article

    DHAKA - A programme launched a decade ago to reduce the environmental impacts of Bangladesh textile and garment factories claims to have saved enough water to meet the needs of 1.9 million people. The Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) has…
  • Friday, 31 May 2024

    Report calls for Australian fast fashion tax Premium Article

    CANBERRA - People in Australia buy more new clothes than those in any other country, according to a new report which proposes a France-style fast fashion tax to reduce consumption. The study, from the Australia Institute think tank, says the nation…
  • Friday, 31 May 2024

    Far Eastern adds to textile recycling interests Premium Article

    TAIPEI - Taiwanese polyester giant Far Eastern Group has invested in US recycler Circ as part of a strategic effort to help scale textile-to-textile regeneration in the apparel industry. The investment, which is being provided through Far Eastern's…
  • Friday, 31 May 2024

    Greenhouse cotton: 'less impact, higher yield' Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Dutch brand G-Star Raw has revealed the results of its 'Homegrown Denim' initiative to grow cotton in greenhouses to reduce its environmental impacts. It concluded that growing cotton in a greenhouse provided a controlled and protected…
  • Friday, 31 May 2024

    ZDHC outlines ‘Impact Day’ agenda Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The ZDHC Foundation, which works towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, will hold its Impact Day conference in Amsterdam next month under the theme ‘Chemistry in Fashion Transforming Business’. The one-day event, which will…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024

    New EU textile waste prevention project launched Premium Article

    LYON – A new project has been launched this week to support waste prevention across textiles and plastics supply chains in Europe. Solstice is led by French chemistry platform Axel’One and involves stakeholders across the supply chain including the…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024

    Skin sensitisers not priority for UK REACH Premium Article

    LONDON – Unlike their counterparts in Brussels, UK chemical regulators appear to have parked their concerns about skin sensitisers in textiles and other consumer goods – for now at least. This decision is revealed in UK REACH's latest priority list…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024

    SBTi CEO speaks out on carbon credit 'chaos' Premium Article

    LONDON - The Science-Based Targets initiative has released yet another statement on its controversial proposals to allow the use of carbon credits to offset CO2 emissions in global supply chains. It relates to an article posted by the Bloomberg…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024

    Study highlights PFAS risk from Bangladesh textile sector Premium Article

    DHAKA - Water sources in areas of Bangladesh that are close to textile and clothing mills are rife with high levels of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) ‘forever chemicals’, new research suggests. The report, ‘Persistent Threat: PFAS in…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024

    Intertek launches iCare in Bangladesh Premium Article

    DHAKA – Inspection and testing organisation, Intertek has announced the launch of its iCare platform in Bangladesh. Following its successful introduction in Turkey last November and India in March, the digital platform is designed to help textile…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Toxic substances found in Shein childrenswear Premium Article

    SEOUL - Toxic substances up to 428 times permitted levels were found in children's shoes, bags and a belt sold by Chinese-owned fast fashion giant Shein, according to officials in the South Korean capital of Seoul. Seven of the eight children's…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Fair Wear and SLCP target improved working conditions Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The Fair Wear Foundation and the Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) have announced a new partnership which will see Fair Wear use SLCP data in their human rights due diligence (HRDD) facilitation hub in a bid to eliminate audit…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Report reveals cotton recycling trial results Premium Article

    NEW YORK - The Accelerating Circularity project (ACP) has published a new report detailing the results of its textile-to-textile recycling trials for cotton. It covers trials begun in both the US and Europe in 2021 to bring together stakeholders to…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Active Apparel outlines decarbonisation programme Premium Article

    CALIFORNIA - Performance apparel and swimwear manufacturer, Active Apparel Group (AAG) has outlined its new strategy aimed at reducing its environmental impact across its global operations. The company, which supplies more than 25 of the world’s…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    €60m backing for European textile research Premium Article

    BRUSSELS – The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) has announced potential backing of €60 million ($65m) for Europe’s first textile-focused research funding programme. The European Union will provide…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Fresh investment for PFAS ‘destruction’ specialist Premium Article

    MINNEAPOLIS - Claros Technologies, a supplier of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) ‘forever chemical’ analytical and destruction technologies, has raised $22 million in new funding. The company will use the fresh investment to continue…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Used clothing exports 'create jobs in Africa' Premium Article

    LONDON - Exports of secondhand clothing from western countries to five impoverished African nations create badly needed jobs and provide vital revenue streams for governments, according to a new study. Research by sustainable finance specialist…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Bid to drive sustainability in Indian fashion Premium Article

    NEW DELHI – The Sustainable Resolution (SU.RE) initiative and the British Council have partnered to launch a project that aims to promote sustainable practices and innovations in India’s apparel sector. The three-phase project is said to provide…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Recycled nylon coloured with natural dyes Premium Article

    TIVERTON – UK technical fabrics supplier Heathcoat Fabrics explains to Ecotextile News how it produced a new range of recycled nylon fabrics dyed with natural dyes, which it calls a ‘ground-breaking development’. Ordinarily, nylon fabrics are dyed…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

    Euratex and IndustriALL team up on social partnerships Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - Textile and clothing industry body Euratex and global trade union IndustriAll Europe have teamed up to launch Stitch Together, a Europe-wide two-year project to promote social partnerships in the European textiles and clothing industry.…
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024

    Flawed PFAS test gives false positives Premium Article

    PRATO – A new study from an Italian-based testing laboratory claims that a routine test for the presence of PFAS in textiles – designed to meet tough new regulation such as California AB 1817 – is badly flawed. The problem is that the ‘untargetted…
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024

    Amazon joins Life and Building Safety initiative Premium Article

    SEATTLE - Online retail giant Amazon has joined the Life and Building Safety (LABS) programme which works to fostering safer working conditions and sustainable practices within the global apparel, footwear and accessories supply chain. LABS is run…
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024

    Final approval for European ecodesign law Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - The destruction of unsold textile products will be banned throughout the European Union (EU) following final approval of the EU's new 'ecodesign' regulation which sets sustainability requirements for products. The European Council this…
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024

    ACT plots progress on brands’ purchasing practices Premium Article

    GENEVA - The ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) initiative has published its latest report in which it highlights the progress made in its bid to reshape purchasing practices within the garment, textile, and footwear industries. The report,…
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