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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 its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have yielded significant results, achieving a 29% reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from its 2019 baseline, against a target of a 40% reduction by 2030.

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  • Friday, 12 July 2024

    Global Standard to expand beyond GOTS Premium Article

    STUTTGART – Global Standard, the NGO behind the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), plans to launch a new standard for ‘sustainable’ synthetic and natural fibres that goes beyond organic yet uses the existing GOTS framework. No branding or…
  • Friday, 12 July 2024

    Companies turn to tech to combat forced labour Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - More than 95% of US companies have started using technology and verification tools to check for forced labour risks in their supply chains since the introduction of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), according to the US…
  • Friday, 12 July 2024

    Inditex invests in lab-grown cotton pioneer Premium Article

    MADRID / BOSTON - Zara owner Inditex has bought a stake in US cellular agriculture start-up Galy which is working to develop lab-grown cotton. Galy claims its cotton grown in the lab from plant stem cells can lead to significant savings in water,…
  • Friday, 12 July 2024

    New guidance on science-based targets for nature

    GLOBAL - The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) has issued fresh guidance to help businesses set science-based targets for their nature impacts following a pilot programme. The SBTN has unveiled a new target-setting guide, with updated technical…
  • Friday, 12 July 2024

    OCA claims expansion in new annual report Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) claims to have expanded its work to support farmers transitioning to organic cotton production in its new annual report. The OCA's report says that in 2023 more than 70,000 farmers benefitted from the…
  • Thursday, 11 July 2024

    Major companies 'succumb to greenhushing'

    LONDON / NEW YORK - Six out of 10 major companies are underselling their sustainability efforts for fear of being accused of greenwashing, according to a new study. Data insights company Connected Impact and data science specialist Ringer Sciences…
  • Thursday, 11 July 2024

    Dye innovator Coloreel files for bankruptcy Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM — Swedish textile dyeing innovator Coloreel, known for its sustainable instant thread dyeing technology, has filed for bankruptcy. The company said it had been unable to scale quickly enough to secure the backing needed from investors and…
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024

    Spiber partners with Italian mills

    YAMAGATA - Japanese biotechnology company Spiber has announced partnerships with Italian mills Marzotto, Filatura Papi Fabio and RD Gruppo Florence to use its Brewed Protein fibres. Spiber's Brewed Protein is made from plant-derived biomass, such as…
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024

    Analytical and GoBlu team up on compliance

    ARZIGNANO - Italian testing and certification company Analytical has announced a strategic partnership with GoBlu International, the company behind the BHive digital data management platform. The two companies said they planned to work together to…
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024

    Shein launches €250m fund in the UK and EU Premium Article

    LONDON - Ahead of a potential London listing, Chinese-owned ultra fast fashion company Shein has announced plans to invest €250 million ($270m) in sustainability and circularity in Britain and Europe over the next five years. The company has…
  • Tuesday, 09 July 2024

    Inditex urged to 'reduce airborne fashion'

    ARTEIXO - Zara owner Inditex is being urged by campaigners to reduce its use of air freight after its transport-related CO2 emissions increased by 37% to a record high last year. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Public Eye and other campaign groups…
  • Tuesday, 09 July 2024

    Digital technology ‘can tackle slavery’ – report Premium Article

    MANCHESTER – The UK garment industry must better utilise digital technology to combat modern slavery in global supply chains, according to a new report by academics at the University of Manchester. Researchers called for urgent attention from…
  • Tuesday, 09 July 2024

    Study flags Bangladesh's microfibre pollution

    DHAKA - Waste treatment plants for Bangladesh's garment and textile factories are ineffective at removing microfibres which are leaking into waterways and the environment, according to a new study. Textile effluent treatment plants (ETPs) are…
  • Monday, 08 July 2024

    Euratex eyes cuts to tax and de minimus rules Premium Article

    PARIS – In an exclusive interview with Ecotextile News at last week’s Première Vision, Euratex president Mario Jorge Machado spelt out his ambitions to improve the sustainability of the European textile industry while protecting economic viability.…
  • Monday, 08 July 2024

    Textile Exchange traceability system delayed Premium Article

    LONDON - Textile Exchange has put back the roll out of its new eTrackit digital traceability system for raw materials due to complexities in developing the product with pilot technology partner TextileGenesis. The project is part of a planned…
  • Monday, 08 July 2024

    Firms link up to advance textile traceability

    GRONAU - Circular textile specialist Turns and traceability company Tailorlux have joined forces with textile recycler Altex to advance traceability for recycled cotton products. The German companies' collaboration is aimed at leveraging European…
  • Monday, 08 July 2024

    New programme to upskill EU textile industry

    BRUSSELS - A new initiative has been launched to develop skills in the European textile industry to increase its competitiveness and sustainability. The TCLF Skillbridge programme is backed by trade bodies Euratex, COTANCE (Confederation of National…
  • Monday, 08 July 2024

    Marzotto Group & Authentico® by Schneider Group

    SPONSORED CONTENT - an exceptional partnership in the name of traceability Guaranteeing a complete and transparent, ethical and high-quality supply chain for wool fabrics where style and quality are combined and supported by responsible production…
  • Friday, 05 July 2024

    Canada launches textile waste consultation Premium Article

    QUEBEC – The Canadian government has launched a public consultation to address plastic waste and pollution from the textile and apparel sector. Outlining a number of measures the government could implement, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment…
  • Friday, 05 July 2024

    Major companies 'failing on social impacts' Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - Nine out of 10 of the world’s most influential companies are failing on human rights, decent work and ethical conduct - but apparel and footwear is the best performing sector, according to a new study. The World Benchmarking Alliance's…
  • Friday, 05 July 2024

    Report highlights regenerative agriculture growth

    LONDON - The Regenagri regenerative agriculture initiative tripled the amount of land under its certification in 2023, according to a new report. The latest %u2018Impact Report%u2019, in which Regenagri outlines its growth throughout the year along…
  • Friday, 05 July 2024

    'World first' polyester project for The North Face Premium Article

    TOKYO - What is claimed to be the world's first supply chain for more sustainable polyester fibre - based on captured CO2 emissions, as well as renewable and bio-based materials - has been established to supply outerwear brand The North Face. A…
  • Thursday, 04 July 2024

    New partnership for textile circularity in Indonesia Premium Article

    JAKARTA – The Indonesian department of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has unveiled a new partnership to drive textile circularity and sustainable growth in the country through its ‘Green Transition Investment Programme’. The GGGI says the…
  • Thursday, 04 July 2024

    Campaigners accuse ASICS over jailed worker Premium Article

    KOBE – Japanese sportswear brand ASICS has been accused by workers' rights campaigners of standing by while a garment worker at one of its Cambodian supply factories was jailed for forming a trade union. The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) claims…
  • Thursday, 04 July 2024

    Research team advances mixed fibre recycling Premium Article

    NEWARK - Researchers at the University of Delaware are working on a new chemical recycling technology for use on blended textiles and garments. The process, known as ‘microwave-assisted, heat-based glycolysis’, has been created to address the…
  • Wednesday, 03 July 2024

    ICA seals partnership with Supima Premium Article

    LIVERPOOL - Global cotton sector trade organisation, the International Cotton Association (ICA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Supima, the cotton group which represents more than 500 American Pima cotton growers, to formally…
  • Wednesday, 03 July 2024

    SBTi CEO steps down amidst credits controversy Premium Article

    LONDON - The CEO of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), who has been at the heart of controversial proposals to expand the use of carbon credits to offset CO2 emissions, has stepped down for "personal reasons". Luiz Amaral will stand down…
  • Wednesday, 03 July 2024

    DITF launches bio-based garment research project Premium Article

    DENKENDORF - Researchers at the German Institute of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have launched a collaborative project to develop recyclable outdoor and work clothing made from renewable, bio-based materials. The €7 million ($7.52m)…
  • Wednesday, 03 July 2024

    Textile recycling bill advances in California Premium Article

    SACRAMENTO - A landmark bill to implement an extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework and ramp up textile recycling in California has passed a key stage following a 9-3 approval from the state assembly’s Natural Resources Committee. As…
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024

    Study shows PFAS can be absorbed through skin Premium Article

    BIRMINGHAM – Researchers have suggested for the first time that PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), dubbed ‘forever’ chemicals, can be absorbed through human skin. The study, titled ‘Dermal bioavailability of perfluoroalkyl substances using…
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024

    UNIDO and WTO partner on cotton programme Premium Article

    GENEVA - The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the World Trade Organisation have signalled their intent to raise $12 billion to support the sustainable cotton industry in West Africa. Working with ‘Partenariat pour le…
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024

    Brands 'all talk, no action' on circularity Premium Article

    CHICAGO - Global fashion brands are "all talk, no action" when it comes to their progress toward circularity and sustainability, according to management consulting firm Kearney's 2024 Circular Fashion Index (CFX). Kearney's annual CFX, now in its…
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024

    Indorama secures funding to drive recycling programme Premium Article

    BANGKOK - Synthetic fibre giant Indorama Ventures (IVL) has secured a new seven-year, $200 million loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help fund the continued growth of its sustainability programmes in India, Thailand and…
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024

    Podcast: Can we trust textile factory audits in China?

    WASHINGTON – Fresh from his high-profile appearance at a recent US Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing, Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Workers Rights Consortium in Washington DC, gave Ecotextile Talks a hard-hitting interview…
  • Monday, 01 July 2024

    Textile chemical firms eye bio-based feedstocks Premium Article

    BRUSSELS – The Dutch government and EU member states France, the Czech Republic, and Ireland recently presented new EU proposals to decarbonise the chemical sector by replacing fossil fuel-derived chemistry with biomass, CO2, and recycled materials.…
  • Monday, 01 July 2024

    Stella McCartney backs PETA ‘feather free’ campaign Premium Article

    LONDON – Fashion house founder Stella McCartney has called on the international designer community to sign PETA’s new ‘Feather-Free’ pledge, commiting to never to use feathers again in their collections. Following exposés by PETA revealing that…
  • Monday, 01 July 2024

    Refusal to probe Xinjiang cotton 'illegal' Premium Article

    LONDON - Campaigners are claiming a "landmark victory" after a court ruled that the UK National Crime Agency’s (NCA) refusal to investigate forced labour links to cotton imported from China was unlawful. Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and the…
  • Friday, 28 June 2024

    Cotton Campaign calls for action on Turkmen cotton Premium Article

    BRUSSELS – The Cotton Campaign has urged business leaders, textile machinery manufacturers, and fashion brands and retailers to cease all investments in Turkmenistan’s textile industry, amid concerns over what it calls the “systematic and widespread…
  • Friday, 28 June 2024

    Cascale scope expands as membership grows Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – Cascale, formerly the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, saw its membership grow to 302 from across 34 countries in 2023, up from 257 the previous year, with the new members including retailers, brands, manufacturers, governments, and…
  • Friday, 28 June 2024

    Lenzing to replace CEO with Archroma boss Premium Article

    LENZING – Current CEO of Archroma Textile Effects, Rohit Aggarwal, who also ran Huntsman Textile Effects before it was bought by Archroma in 2022, will take over as the new boss of Lenzing after the departure of CEO Stephan Sielaff – expected latest…
  • Friday, 28 June 2024

    Ex-saleswoman sues Gucci over snake skins Premium Article

    CHICAGO - A former Gucci saleswoman is suing the luxury fashion house claiming she was misled into thinking that animal welfare standards were maintained for the sourcing of snake skins for handbags and shoes. Tracy Cohen, who says she sold nearly…
  • Friday, 28 June 2024

    M&S launches repair and alterations service Premium Article

    LONDON – Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched its first clothing repair service. The UK retail giant will operate the ‘Plan A - Another life’ platform through a partnership with clothing repair and alterations specialist, Sojo, with customers able to…
  • Friday, 28 June 2024

    Slow Fashion Caucus launched in US Congress Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - A 'Slow Fashion Caucus' has been established by politicians in the US Congress, in partnership with stakeholders including brand Patagonia and resale specialist ThredUp, in a bid to rein in the fast fashion industry. Democrat Chellie…
  • Thursday, 27 June 2024

    Textile Exchange expands risk assessment tool Premium Article

    LONDON - Textile Exchange has expanded its Materials Impact Explorer (MIE) tool which aims to help brands and retailers understand the impact risks associated with their sourcing of raw materials. The tool, launched at the industry body's annual…
  • Thursday, 27 June 2024

    Legal challenge launched to UK Shein listing Premium Article

    LONDON – UK human rights group Stop Uyghur Genocide (SUG) has launched a legal campaign to stop ultra-fast fashion retailer Shein’s potential £50 billion ($64bn) flotation on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The group, represented by a human rights…
  • Thursday, 27 June 2024

    New funding to drive Samsara recycling capability Premium Article

    MITCHELL - Australian recycling company Samsara Eco, which works in partnership with athleticwear brand Lululemon, has raised A$100 million ($65m) in its latest funding round. Samsara Eco, which uses plastic-eating enzymes to recycle apparel waste,…
  • Thursday, 27 June 2024

    Carbios inks China bio-recycling plant deal Premium Article

    CLERMONT–FERRAND – Biotech specialist Carbios has struck a deal with Chinese textile firm, the Zhink Group, to build a bio-recycling plant in China. Under the terms of the letter of intent, the plant will use Carbios’s disruptive enzymatic…
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024

    Emissions down, sales up, claims Decathlon Premium Article

    LILLE – Sporting goods retailer Decathlon is claiming to have reduced its overall CO2 emissions while increasing sales for the second successive year in 2023. The company outlined its progress on mitigating climate change and reducing its…
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024

    John Lewis partners on ‘circular’ collection Premium Article

    EXETER – UK fashion retailer John Lewis has teamed up with a research team from the University of Exeter on a new ‘circular’ collection of garments and home textiles. The Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy and UKRI Circular Economy Hub at the…
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024

    Brands urged to back under fire Cambodian NGO Premium Article

    PHNOM PENH - Workers' rights campaigners in Cambodia who accused a factory watchdog of failing to protect garment workers are now reportedly under attack themselves from pro-government unions. The Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights…
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024

    Garment workers protest for basic rations Premium Article

    DHAKA - Garment workers in Bangladesh are staging protests in industrial areas calling for ration cards because they say their wages are not sufficient to pay for food and other basic needs. The minimum wage for the country's garment workers…
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024

    Fulgar launches bio-based nylon Premium Article

    CASTEL GOFFREDO - Italian synthetic yarn manufacturer Fulgar has launched a new bio-based nylon yarn derived partially from corn waste. The yarn, branded as Q-Geo, is said to combine the benefits of natural fibres with the advanced performance of…
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024

    TrusTrace upgrades forced labour platform Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – Traceability platform TrusTrace has launched an upgraded version of its Forced Labor Prevention (FLP) platform, which is designed to help fashion brands and textile firms map out supply chains, screen them for risk, and efficiently…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    Carhartt partners in bid for responsible cotton Premium Article

    DEARBORN – US workwear brand Carhartt has joined the US Cotton Trust Protocol and the Better Cotton initiative in a move towards more responsibly sourced cotton. Guided by Textile Exchange, Carhartt says that both partnerships will aid its strategy…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    Microfibre impacts 'overlooked' - TCM paper Premium Article

    BRISTOL – Microfibre shedding is overlooked as a major issue in many biodiversity, climate and environmental pollution strategies, according to the Microfibre Consortium (TMC). In a statement today, TMC says microfibre shedding - which it prefers to…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    Nextevo opens first pineapple fibre facility Premium Article

    HO CHI MINH – Agricultural waste specialist Nextevo has launched its first pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) production facility in Vietnam. The company has been working with farmers in Southeast Asia for over three years to create ready-to-spin fibres…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    Solidaridad report urges action for cotton workers Premium Article

    UTRECHT - The Solidaridad international organisation has published a new paper highlighting adverse working conditions in the global cotton supply chain, including poverty, forced and child labour, and the impact of pesticides on the health and…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    The OCA expands its programme to Turkey Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) initiative has announced the expansion of its farmer support programme to Turkey. The OCA says that it will build on and adapt its current programme to promote and facilitate the scaling of…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    Textile recycler launches partners programme Premium Article

    DANVILLE - Textile recycling company Circ has brought together a number of its global supply-chain partners under a new partnership scheme to showcase the benefits of its cotton and polyester processing technology to fashion brands. The inaugural…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    Sourcery seeks funding to drive future growth Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Sourcing technology specialist Sourcery has launched a new equity programme, part of its plan to create a global alliance of stakeholders working to improve sustainability in the cotton supply chain. The partner stock option subscription…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

    New study highlights next gen challenges Premium Article

    PARIS - The challenges and opportunities of the industry's transition to next generation materials are highlighted in a new report from the Sustainabelle Advisory Services consultancy, in partnership with French fashion giant Kering and the Laudes…
  • Tuesday, 25 June 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, 24 June 2024

    IndustriALL event outlines threats to garment workers Premium Article

    GENEVA - Workers from across the global garment sector face significant changes due to climate change and the twin green and digital transitions, a conference has heard. The challenges facing textile workers and what is needed to ensure a just…
  • Monday, 24 June 2024

    Wool giant launches new traceability platform Premium Article

    VERRONE – Wool and cashmere processor, the Schneider Group has launched a new platform that claims to offer full transparency and traceability ‘from farm to garment’. Branded as Authentico, the Italian firm has also partnered with traceability…
  • Monday, 24 June 2024

    Vinted report claims significant emissions savings Premium Article

    VILNIUS – Second hand marketplace Vinted has released a new report that claims its member shopping for second hand fashion helped avoid 679 kilo tonnes of CO2e in 2023. Vinted’s latest ‘Impact Report’, which is based on independent analysis…
  • Monday, 24 June 2024

    UNECE urges action on textile waste Premium Article

    GENEVA - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a new report in which it offers a series of recommendations to deal with the rising levels of textile waste in Chile’s Atacama desert. The news comes after our recent…
  • 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

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 plastic pollution, report Premium Article

    GLOBAL - The global apparel industry is a significant yet often overlooked source of plastic 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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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

    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…
  • Friday, 14 June 2024

    Green Efforts at BeBe Cotton

    SPONSORED CONTENT - Most designers follow the aesthetic fashion in the textile industry. However, rapid industrial development results in the ignorance of protection of environment for this green plant. Ethical fashion represents a solution to the…
  • 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…
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