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CAMBRIDGE - Colorifix's biological dyeing technology, which is already in commercial use by retailers such as H&M, Pangaia and Vollebak, has been accredited to Oeko-Tex Eco Passport standard.

The technology, which was developed in response to the environmental impact of conventional textile dyeing practices that consume vast amounts of water and rely on petrochemical dyes and harmful chemicals, produces, deposits and fixes pigments to textiles.

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  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    BASF recycled polyamides certified to RCS

    LUDWIGSHAFEN – Global chemicals company BASF's 'Ccycled' recycled synthetic textiles have been certified to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS). RCS certification of the company's PA6 and PA6.6 Ultramid Ccycled products for textile applications means…
  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    Bio-derived LYCRA® fibre made with QIRA®

    SPONSORED CONTENT - In a ground-breaking collaboration, the LYCRA Company has teamed up with Qore®, a joint venture between Cargill, an expert in agricultural fermentation technologies, and HELM, a German chemical company to enable the world’s first…
  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    Radici to show traceable gilet at Techtextil

    FRANKFURT – Italian fibre and yarn manufacturer RadiciGroup is to show off the first garment made through its physical and digital nylon traceability project at the Techtextil trade show in Germany. The gilet, made from yarn manufactured in one of…
  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    SBTi adds to ongoing carbon credits debate Premium Article

    LONDON - The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has posted another clarification on its controversial plans to extend the use of carbon credits to offset scope 3 carbon emissions. The SBTi was heavily criticised after it revealed earlier this…
  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    Archroma launches bio-based water repellent Premium Article

    PRATTELN – Speciality chemical supplier Archroma has launched a new bio-based, PFAS-free durable water repellent (DWR) finish for the sportswear, fashion and home textiles sectors. Phobotex NTR-50 LIQ has been designed to provide high levels of…
  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    UK government urged to act on textile waste

    LONDON - The UK government is being urged to ban the destruction of unused clothing and introduce an effective extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme for textiles in a new report from the Green Alliance think tank. Entitled 'Changing fashion:…
  • Monday, 22 April 2024

    'Support in-conversion cotton farmers' - OCA Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) initiative is highlighting the "critical importance" of supporting in-conversion cotton farmers in its new impact report for the 2022-2023 season. Entitled 'Organic Cotton’s Time Has Come', the report…
  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    Fire breaks out at Lenzing's Austrian HQ Premium Article

    LENZING - An investigation has been launched after a fire broke out today at the Austrian headquarters and production facilities of cellulosic fibre manufacturer Lenzing. "Today, April 19, 2024, at 8:36am, a fire broke out in the area of the…
  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    Researchers explore PFAS-free water repellent finish Premium Article

    ST GALLEN - A team from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) has developed a water-repellent coating process for textiles which, the team says, can provide an alternative to the use of fluorine-containing PFAS…
  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    European textile recycling 'near collapse' Premium Article

    BRUSSELS – The EuRIC (European Recycling Industries' Confederation) trade body is warning that textile reuse and recycling is on the brink of collapse across Europe. EuRIC says the industry is in crisis in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK and…
  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    Spinnova ups commitment to technology partnerships Premium Article

    JYVÄSKYLÄ -Troubled textile innovator Spinnova has reiterated its stance that technology sales are the main driver for growth in the immediate future, effectively ruling out any near-term investments in increasing its own fibre production. Writing…
  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    Cascale sets out 2024 policy priorities Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO - Cascale, formerly the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has outlined its main areas of policy focus for this year when several major nations face key national elections. Countries including the US, UK, India and Pakistan, as well as the…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    Renewables power polyester precursor production Premium Article

    LUDWIGSHAFEN – BASF, which supplies chemicals, thermoplastics, and synthetic textile fibres has for the first time demonstrated an electric steam cracking furnace powered by renewable energy that can be used to make pre-cursors to make polyester and…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    Jack & Jones launches Spinnova fibre t-shirt

    JYVÄSKYLÄ - Fashion brand Jack & Jones, part of the Bestseller Group, and Spinnova have launched a t-shirt made from the latter’s fibre from textile and agricultural waste without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. The launch will come as a…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    Bluesign pushes forward on denim Premium Article

    ST GALLEN – The Swiss chemical management specialist Bluesign has partnered with Italian chemical firm Soko Chimica, and compatriot denim brand Dondup as it pushes further into the global denim market. Soko, which has a strong focus on chemicals for…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    Eco-technologies scoop innovation awards Premium Article

    FRANKFURT – Messe Frankfurt has announced the winners of this year’s Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards with several environmentally-friendly technology suppliers named among the recipients. Included in the 15-strong winners list is a vegan…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    Xinjiang forced labour risk platform launched Premium Article

    BOSTON / SHEFFIELD - An open access platform which analyses shipping and customs data, import and export records and supply chain data to assess forced labour risks in the Xinjiang region of China has been launched. The Supply Trace platform - which…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    Archroma and Cotton Inc renew dyes partnership

    PRATTELN – Speciality chemical supplier Archroma and Cotton Inc. have renewed their eight-year collaboration which includes the production of sulphur dyes produced from textile waste materials. Archroma and the US-based cotton NGO began working…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

    AFIRM and BHive partner on chemical management Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – The BHive textile chemical management platform will now incorporate the RSL-listed substances of the textile and footwear industry advisory body the AFIRM Group. The two organisations have signed an agreement that incorporates the…
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024

    Eastman links with Debrand on textile recycling

    KINGSPORT — Speciality materials manufacturer Eastman has launched a collaboration with circular solutions provider Debrand to recycle textile waste to create new fibres. Eastman is using its molecular technology to recycle 5,000 pounds of pre- and…
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024

    New UK polyester recycling plant opens Premium Article

    LONDON – A commercial-scale, post-consumer polyester recycling plant, billed as the first of its kind, has begun operations in the UK in a joint venture between textile recycler Project Plan B and the Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL). Known…
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024

    Asics and Terracycle partner on shoe recycling

    TRENTON – Recycling specialist TerraCycle has partnered with Asics on the sports footwear and apparel brand’s first closed-loop running shoe. As part of the initiative, consumers who wish to recycle their used and worn-out Nimbus Mirai branded…
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024

    Call to probe Shein, Temu 'forced labour links' Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - US Senator Marco Rubio is calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate Chinese-owned retail giants Shein and Temu for alleged links to forced labour in the Xinjiang region of China. Rubio wrote to DHS Secretary…
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024

    CHT partners on biodegradable polyester

    TÜBINGEN – Textile chemical specialist CHT has teamed up with Swiss textile manufacturer OceanSafe on the production of a new biodegradable polyester fibre. Branded as naNea, OceanSafe is utilising CHT’s latest dyeing and finishing technologies…
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024

    Australian wool standard is split on mulesing Premium Article

    ADELAIDE - A new integrity and sustainability programme has been launched for Australian wool which includes two categories - one for mulesed and one for non-mulesed sheep. The Australian Wool Sustainability Scheme (AWSS) is described as an…
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024

    Aii 'quadrupled CO2e savings in 2023' Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – The Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) claims to have almost quadrupled the amount of actual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions saved as a result of its programmes last year. The Aii's new impact report for 2023 reveals annual GHG emission…
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024

    Pilot explores challenges of digital product passports

    HELSINKI - A cross-industry research programme in Finland has been exploring the potential opportunities and challenges of the European Union’s planned adoption of digital product passports (DPP). The research involved four pilot projects, including…
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024

    PETA - alpaca shearers face cruelty charges

    AZANGARO - Police have charged five shearers at the world's largest privately owned alpaca farm with animal cruelty following an undercover investigation by the PETA animal welfare organisation. PETA submitted a formal complaint to the Peruvian…
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024

    Podcast: decarbonisation – and all About You

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman talks to Magnus Dorsch, head of corporate sustainability at German online fashion retailer About You, and Joyce Tsoi, senior director of the decarbonisation programme at Cascale, for our latest podcast on…
  • Monday, 15 April 2024

    SBTi makes U-turn on carbon credits Premium Article

    LONDON – After it was criticised last week for plans to extend the use of carbon credits to offset scope 3 carbon emissions, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has performed a hasty volte face, saying there is “no change” to its current…
  • Monday, 15 April 2024

    Archroma and DMIx partner on colour management

    PRATTELN – Archroma has partnered with ColorDigital to bring the textile chemical specialist’s library of engineered colour standards to the DMIx ‘phygital’ platform, which is designed to connect fashion brands and retailers with a range of…
  • Monday, 15 April 2024

    Spiber raises $65m to expand Brewed Protein Premium Article

    YAMAGATA - Japanese biotechnology company Spiber has raised JPY 10 billion ($64.8 million) in a funding round to accelerate the mass production and global sales of its 'Brewed Protein' materials. Spiber's Brewed Protein materials are made from…
  • Monday, 15 April 2024

    Call for end to virgin synthetics by 2030 Premium Article

    LAMESA - The Textile Exchange industry body has issued a new report setting the fashion and textiles industry the ambitious challenge of ending the use of virgin fossil-based synthetic textiles by 2030. The report also calls for the end of the use…
  • Friday, 12 April 2024

    WRAP opens American branch to target waste Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC – UK waste recycling charity WRAP is expanding its efforts across the Atlantic after opening a new office where it will co-ordinate campaigns on issues, including textile waste, across South, Central and North America. WRAP, the NGO…
  • Friday, 12 April 2024

    AAFA backs bid to extend African trade deal Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) trade body has welcomed moves to extend the trade agreement between the US and eligible Sub-Saharan African countries for another 16 years. AAFA, which represents more than 1,000…
  • Thursday, 11 April 2024

    Plastics created from wood and CO2 Premium Article

    TALLAHASSEE – Scientists have created a new way to make recyclable plastics through the combination of CO2 and lignin into a low-cost renewable replacement for petroleum-based polymers for a range of products including textiles.The new material is…
  • Thursday, 11 April 2024

    Call to add textile waste to Basel Convention Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - European Union (EU) states France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Austria are calling for textile waste to be covered by the Basel Convention to restrict exports to developing countries. They urged the EU Environment Council to support…
  • Thursday, 11 April 2024

    Mimaki launches water-saving technology Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Japanese digital print machinery manufacturer Mimaki has launched a textile pigment transfer printing system that is claimed to make significant savings on wastewater. The system, named “Trapis”, will be available commercially later this…
  • Thursday, 11 April 2024

    Inditex accuses Better Cotton of breach of trust Premium Article

    LONDON - The Better Cotton initiative has today issued a statement after fashion giant Inditex described allegations linking cotton certified by the organisation with deforestation in Brazil as a "serious breach in the trust placed in Better…
  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024

    Tomra and Circle-8 partner on UK recycling initiative Premium Article

    OSLO/LONDON - Circle-8 Textile Ecosystems has entered into a partnership with multifaceted recycling tech company Tomra to develop the first automated textiles sorting and pre-processing facility (ATSP) for non-reusable textiles in the UK. The…
  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024

    SBTi to extend use of Scope 3 carbon credits Premium Article

    LONDON – The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has been criticised by the Carbon Market Watch non-profit after it confirmed plans to extend the use of carbon credits to offset Scope 3 carbon emissions. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Scope 3…
  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024

    M&S launches new Plan A initiatives Premium Article

    LONDON – UK retail giant Marks & Spencer has announced a tranche of new investments in collaborative projects to help achieve its ‘Net Zero by 2040’ goals. The £1 million ($1.27m) investment, funded through its ‘Plan A Accelerator Fund’, includes a…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    Armani to co-operate over worker abuse claims Premium Article

    MILAN - Italian fashion group Armani has pledged to co-operate with the authorities after one of its subsidiaries was accused of indirectly subcontracting production to companies in Milan which paid workers as little as €2 ($2.17) an hour. It comes…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    Alchemie opens Taiwan innovation hub Premium Article

    CAMBRIDGE – Chemical sector innovator Alchemie Technology has announced the opening of its first in-market production and demonstration facility in Nantou, Taiwan. Dedicated to working with woven polyester fabrics, the facility will be used to…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    Lululemon debuts recycled polyester product Premium Article

    VANCOUVER / CANBERRA – Canadian athleticwear brand Lululemon and Australian recycling company Samsara Eco have introduced what is claimed to be the world’s first commercially available product made from enzymatically recycled polyester. Samsara…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    UK textile mill hits ‘zero to landfill’ status Premium Article

    LEEDS – Historic Yorkshire textile mill AW Hainsworth says it has achieved zero to landfill status following its work with waste management consultant Reconomy. The 240-year-old heritage firm, which manufactures woollen fabrics for customers…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    Podcast: Cascale – taking carbon out of clothing

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman sits down with Sean Cady, vice president of global sustainability, responsibility and trade for VF Corporation and also elected board director for Cascale, and Andrew Martin, executive vice president of Cascale for…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    Leading brands 'off track on climate goals' Premium Article

    GLOBAL – Major corporations – including fashion giants H&M, Zara owner Inditex, Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing, Nike and Adidas – are significantly off track with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting climate change to 1.5°C, according to a new report.…
  • Monday, 08 April 2024

    Selfridges extends resale platform Premium Article

    LONDON - Following a successful launch at its flagship London store, British retailer Selfridges is rolling out its Reselfridges resale platform at its three other UK sites. The platform, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase and sell…
  • Monday, 08 April 2024

    Australia to make firms reveal climate risks Premium Article

    SYDNEY - ESG risk management company Fair Supply has produced a report to help companies stay onside of proposed new Australian legislation which would require companies to disclose their climate change-related financial risks. The Treasury Laws…
  • Monday, 08 April 2024

    US urged to speed up sustainable procurement rules Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC – US civil societies are urging the US government to swiftly implement its previously announced raft of sustainable procurement rules for buyers across all federal departments, while also calling on the European Union to implement a…
  • Monday, 08 April 2024

    US tightens up on forced labour textile risks Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to protect the US textile industry by tightening up restrictions on imports suspected of being produced with forced labour. The DHS says it has intensified the checking…
  • Monday, 08 April 2024

    eBay drops pre-owned fashion seller fees Premium Article

    LONDON – Online auction house eBay UK has announced that individual sellers can now sell their pre-owned fashion items free of charge on its platform, a move designed to reduce the £16.3 billion ($20.5 billion) worth of clothing the company says…
  • Friday, 05 April 2024

    French MPs back ban on PFAS in textiles Premium Article

    PARIS - French MPs have backed a bill which would restrict the manufacture, import and sale of "non-essential" products - including textiles - containing PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). Dubbed 'forever chemicals' for their durability in…
  • Friday, 05 April 2024

    Bestseller and Sodra partner on recycled knits Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN – Danish Fashion brand Object, part of the Bestseller group has partnered with recycling innovator Sodra Group, on a new knitwear collection made partly from textile waste. The used cotton and cotton-polyester waste that is added to…
  • Friday, 05 April 2024

    Textile manufacturing's microfibre impact Premium Article

    LEEDS - Manufacturing decisions play a crucial role in determining the extent of microfibre release from textiles, according to new research at the University of Leeds. The study, published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers of Environmental Science,…
  • Friday, 05 April 2024

    SEC puts climate disclosure rules on hold Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put on hold its new rules requiring US listed companies to disclose their climate-related risks and CO2 emissions to investors. Amidst multiple legal challenges, the regulator…
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024

    Decathlon cuts overall CO2 emissions by 10% Premium Article

    LILLE – Sporting goods retailer Decathlon reduced its absolute CO2 emissions - across Scopes 1, 2 & 3 – by 10% last year, compared to -2% in 2022, according to its new annual report. The company says the reduction is a significant step towards its…
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024

    Australian Cotton Conference details released Premium Article

    GOLD COAST - Regenerative agriculture and other practices aimed at making cotton production more sustainable will be among the issues under the spotlight at the Australian Cotton Conference later this year. A “record” number of industry stakeholders…
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024

    Levi's accused of breaking pledge to workers Premium Article

    URFA - Denim giant Levi's has been accused by campaigners of breaking a promise to garment workers involved in a dispute over union recognition at one of its suppliers in Turkey. Workers at the Ozak/Kubrateks factory in the south-eastern city of…
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024

    Challenge the Fabric event speakers revealed Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – The first round of speakers for this year's Challenge the Fabric (CTF) event, which explores innovations in man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCF), has been announced. Next gen materials in the MMCF sector are under pressure following the…
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024

    Calls for fashion to take climate action now Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – The recent Climate Action Week series of webinars held by the Scandinavian Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA), provoked some hard talk from industry experts about exactly how, when, and if, the textile sector can reach its…
  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024

    G-Star opts for ‘aniline-free’ denim Premium Article

    PRATTELN – Dutch fashion brand G-Star Raw has joined speciality chemical supplier Archroma and Chinese garment supplier Advance Denim in a joint commitment to the production of ‘aniline-free’ denim. In other words, denim dyed with indigo where any…
  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024

    Workwear specialist unveils recycled sweatshirt Premium Article

    BORAS - Swedish workwear brand Fristads is looking to reduce both its waste and its need for virgin materials with the launch of a partially recycled sweatshirt collection. Described as the brand’s first “circular product’, the sweatshirt is made…
  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024

    Study produces self-dyeing alternative leather Premium Article

    LONDON - Researchers say they have genetically engineered bacterial cellulose to produce its own pigmentation - removing the need for chemical dyes - in a breakthrough study they claim could revolutionise the textile industry. Published in the…
  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024

    Call for better data sharing on forced labour Premium Article

    LONDON - The Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) coalition has launched a new report which calls for better data sharing on forced labour issues in global supply chains. TAT makes recommendations to businesses, policy makers and civil society to enable…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Worker abuse reports 'triple' in Myanmar Premium Article

    YANGON - Reports of labour rights violations in factories in Myanmar increased by nearly 300% last year, according to the Myanmar Labour News platform which monitors worker complaints. Myanmar Labour News (MLN) says it reported a total of 455 cases…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    ‘Multiple offers’ received for Renewcell Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – Multiple offers have been made for the business and assets of bankrupt Swedish textile recycling pioneer Renewcell. Lawyer Lars-Henrik Andersson, the appointed bankruptcy trustee, confirmed: “These offers will undergo a thorough review…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Brands urged to back arrested garment workers Premium Article

    DHAKA - Workers rights campaigners are urging fashion brands sourcing from Bangladesh to step up and pressure their suppliers to drop criminal cases against garment workers who were arrested during last year's protests over the minimum wage. The…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Sustainable pigment firm raises $3.2m in funding round Premium Article

    CAMBRIDGE - Sparxell, the UK-based developer of high-performance, sustainable plant-based pigments for the textile dyeing sector, has completed a $3.2 million funding round. Consisting of a mixture of seed investments, grants and awards, the funding…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    TRA warns textile recycling 'could collapse' Premium Article

    LONDON - The UK's Textile Recycling Association (TRA) trade body has issued a warning that the textile recycling sector is in danger of imminent collapse due to global market challenges. The crisis in the Red Sea, which was disrupting shipping…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Water crisis facing apparel supply chains, report Premium Article

    LONDON – Global supply chains are under threat from a growing water crisis according to new research from global non-profit CDP, with the apparel sector offering mixed results in terms of reporting levels and overall performance. Presenting its…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Brands 'lagging' on climate targets - report Premium Article

    NEW YORK - Two thirds of fashion brands are lagging on meeting their decarbonisation targets - and 40% have actually seen emissions increase since setting their goals, according to new study from the McKinsey consultancy. It says that the fashion…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Hyosung to invests $1bn in bio-based elastane Premium Article

    SEOUL - Hyosung, the world’s largest manufacturer of elastane, says it is to invest $1 billion in establishing a bio-based, raw material supply chain. The initial investment includes plans to build a new, 50,000 tonne, bio-BDO (butanediol) plant in…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Podcast: Cascale – preparing for policy and communication

    WAKEFIELD – Two industry experts join host Philip Berman for our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast that advises listeners how best to prepare for new European Union legislation on responsibly communicating sustainability information to consumers – and…
  • Thursday, 28 March 2024

    Fair Wear and Cascale partner on due diligence Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Not-for-profit Fair Wear has teamed up with Cascale, formerly known as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, in a joint bid to improve conditions for workers in garment and consumer goods factories around the world. The new strategic…
  • Thursday, 28 March 2024

    Trützschler launches mechanical recycling system Premium Article

    MÖNCHENGLADBACH - Textile technology manufacturer Trützschler has launched a new mechanical recycling system to transform textile waste into secondary fibres. Developed in cooperation with Turkish company Balkan Textile Machinery, the Truecycled…
  • Thursday, 28 March 2024

    Research note: Sustainability in market context Premium Article

    DELHI – With economics and global politics disrupting moves towards sustainability goals, Jayanth Kashyap B., investment lead at the Good Fashion Fund explains how these constraints influence plans for India’s textile sector.
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    Soorty targets regenerative cotton sourcing Premium Article

    KARACHI – Pakistan’s largest vertically integrated denim company, Soorty, has set up an initiative that promotes regenerative farming practices to reduce the environmental impacts of cotton in its denim supply chain. The Soorty Regenagri Initiative…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    H&M claims Scope 3 progress in new report Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion giant H&M last year reduced its CO2 emissions in its global supply chain by 22%, compared to a 2019 baseline, according to its new annual and sustainability report. The company says the reduction in its Scope 3 emissions…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    Textile research centre calls for new project partners Premium Article

    GEELONG - Researchers from Deakin University’s Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH), a key centre of environmental textile technology research in Australia, is seeking businesses looking to invest in research-led projects that…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    Green Theme and Hwasung ink textile treatment deal Premium Article

    ALBUQUERQUE – US textile treatment specialist Green Theme Technologies (GTT) is expanding its water and PFAS-free finishing platform into the key South Korean market after striking a deal with functional textile manufacturer, Hwasung International.…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    ASOS, Boohoo, ASDA censured on green claims Premium Article

    LONDON - Fashion retailers ASOS, Boohoo and George at Asda have signed formal agreements to use only accurate and clear green claims in future following an investigation by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The undertakings commit…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    Secondhand market 'still growing' - ThredUp Premium Article

    OAKLAND - The secondhand clothing market is continuing to expand, according to the 12th annual Resale Report from the ThredUp online resale platform which noted a 31% year-on-year growth last year. However, profits remain elusive with ThredUp's own…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    EU-UN project to support migrant workers Premium Article

    BANGKOK - The European Union and the United Nations have launched a joint initiative to help strengthen the rights of women migrant workers and children in southeast Asia. The three-year ‘Protect’ project will work to promote decent work and reduce…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024

    Circular textile project ends, reveals lessons Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The European Union (EU) funded New Cotton Project has come to a close after three-and-a-half years claiming to have gained key insights into how best to achieve the transition to a circular textiles industry. The consortium behind the…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    New Look backs project to reduce impacts Premium Article

    LONDON - UK fashion retailer New Look is involved in a project which seeks to reduce the textiles industry's carbon footprint and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen energy. Digital technology company Digital Catapult is behind the 'Made Smarter…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    Carbios joins textile circularity partnership Premium Article

    CLERMONT–FERRAND – Biotech specialist Carbios has joined the Paris Good Fashion (PGF) NGO to “accelerate textile circularity” and will contribute its solution for the bio-recycling of polyester. Carbios is the first recycling tech supplier to join…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    Better Cotton commits to Pakistan emissions project Premium Article

    ISLAMABAD - The Better Cotton initiative has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Net Zero Pakistan (NZP) to promote sustainability on cotton farms across the country and explore ways in which carbon emissions can be reduced. Net Zero…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    Eastman awarded $375m for PET recycling plant Premium Article

    KINGSPORT – Speciality materials manufacturer Eastman has been awarded up to $375 million in funding to build a low carbon recycling plant to transform mixed plastic waste into virgin-quality materials for textiles and packaging. The US Department…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    Brands and retailers facing water-related risks, report Premium Article

    LONDON – A new report claims to have uncovered the significant water-related risks faced by major fashion brands and retailers, including Adidas, Gap, H&M, Inditex, Levi Strauss, Nike, PVH Corp, Ralph Lauren and VF Corp. The report from Planet…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    Podcast: Cascale - measuring for impact

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman speaks with Jeremy Lardeau, senior VP of the Higg Index at Cascale, and Quentin Thorel, group head of sustainability for CIEL Textile, for our latest podcast. The first of a four part series, brought to you in…
  • Monday, 25 March 2024

    Sainsbury's joins ACT wages initiative Premium Article

    LONDON - UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's - which includes Tu Clothing, Habitat and Argos – has joined the ACT initiative which seeks to secure living wages for workers in textile and garment supply chains. ACT (Action, Collaboration,…
  • Monday, 25 March 2024

    Adidas unveils elastane-free stretch sportswear Premium Article

    HERZOGENAURACH - Sportswear giant Adidas has developed a new range of stretch performance garments which it says uses an innovative knit or woven construction to dispense with the need for elastane fibres. Branded as Twistknit and Twistweave, Adidas…
  • Monday, 25 March 2024

    Taiwan showcases benefits of sustainable textiles

    SPONSORED CONTENT - Taiwan's textile industry has performed well on the global stage in recent years, demonstrating its strength and advantages in the supply chain. With a rich history of innovation, quality craftsmanship and technical expertise,…
  • Monday, 25 March 2024

    Companies struggling with reporting requirements, poll Premium Article

    LONDON - Sustainability professionals are struggling to cope with increasingly complex reporting requirements with some trying to align with up to eight different ESG frameworks, according to a new poll. The survey of 500 sustainability decision…
  • Friday, 22 March 2024

    Better Cotton links with Pakistan business lobby Premium Article

    ISLAMABAD - Better Cotton Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) to accelerate the uptake of Better Cotton across the country. Better Cotton Pakistan will…
  • Friday, 22 March 2024

    Ethical Trading Initiative voices Bangladesh concerns Premium Article

    LONDON - The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has expressed concern about the number of arrests, ongoing detentions, pending court cases and actions taken against garment workers in Bangladesh The ETI said it was especially concerned by the use of…
  • Friday, 22 March 2024

    US brands urged to pay laid off workers Premium Article

    SAN SALVADOR - US apparel company Hanesbrands and Californian cycling giant Specialized are being urged to compensate garment workers in El Salvador who are still owed $659,000 in unpaid wages and severance a year and a half after losing their jobs.…
  • Friday, 22 March 2024

    Cotton Trust Protocol expands support system Premium Article

    MEMPHIS — The US Cotton Trust Protocol has created an expanded field-level team dedicated to providing regional support for US cotton growers participating in the voluntary sustainability initiative. Key elements of the role include aiding producers…
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