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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

    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

    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

    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…
  • 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…
  • 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

    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

    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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

    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

    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

    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…
  • 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

    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

    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…
  • 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

    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…
  • Thursday, 21 March 2024

    Study explores financial viability of biopolymers Premium Article

    VIENNA - A new study has outlined the different manufacturing scenarios required to ensure the production of financially viable, bio-based polyester (bio-PET), recycled polyester (r-PET) and their blends. The primary aim of the research at the…
  • Thursday, 21 March 2024

    Future textiles among EU research priorities Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - The Euratex textile industry trade body has welcomed the inclusion of textiles among the priorities of the European Union's (EU) flagship Horizon Europe innovation funding programme for the next three years. 'Textiles of the Future' is…
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2024

    Fashion for Good programme for innovators Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The Fashion for Good initiative has revealed the 10 new innovators selected to receive tailored support for their technologies through its 2024 Innovation Programme. The Innovation Programme provides support based on the development…
  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024

    Ecotextile News explores innovation challenges Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD - The new edition of our Ecotextile News magazine - due out next week - considers some of the challenges of scaling innovations in the textiles industry following the demise of Swedish recycling pioneer Renewcell. Our editor John Mowbray…
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