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  • Thursday, 17 November 2022

    Textile Exchange bid to improve sustainability data Premium Article

    COLORADO SPRINGS – New Textile Exchange CEO Claire Bergkamp has been outlining the organisation's ambitions to improve the data on which the industry relies to measure its progress against its sustainability targets. Bergkamp, who is taking over as…
  • Wednesday, 16 November 2022

    Textile Exchange conference opens in Colorado Premium Article

    COLORADO SPRINGS – The 20th annual conference of the Textile Exchange industry organisation has opened with impassioned speeches for greater collaboration in the battle to reduce the sector's impact on climate change. Nearly 900 people – and another…
  • Friday, 04 November 2022

    Global Fashion Summit spreads its wings Premium Article

    SINGAPORE - Hosted outside of Copenhagen for the first time, the Global Fashion Summit this week assembled over 250 stakeholders representing manufacturers, garment workers, retailers, brands, suppliers, NGOs, policy and innovators. Formerly known…
  • Thursday, 22 September 2022

    First ITMF awards celebrate sustainability Premium Article

    DAVOS – At the recent International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) annual conference, event organisers handed out awards in the categories of sustainability and innovation, and international cooperation for the first time. Among the…
  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022

    Global Fashion Summit heads for Singapore Premium Article

    SINGAPORE – Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) has announced that the first destination for its Global Fashion Summit outside of Copenhagen is Singapore, which will host the event from November 3rd later this year. As the Copenhagen Fashion Summit has done…
  • Tuesday, 30 August 2022

    Bremen cotton conference focuses on sustainability Premium Article

    BREMEN - Ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the global cotton industry will be the focus of the 36th International Cotton Conference Bremen on the 29th and 30th September. The event, organised by the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the…
  • Thursday, 25 August 2022

    Neonyt event plans global roll out Premium Article

    FRANKFURT – The next edition of the Neonyt sustainable fashion and business exhibition from Messe Frankfurt will take place in Düsseldorf for the first time next January, before being rolled out globally with a new partner. Neonyt, originally known…
  • Thursday, 04 August 2022

    Bestseller to spotlight circularity at CFW Premium Article

    BRANDE – Ahead of Copenhagen Fashion Week (CFW), which gets underway from August 9th, Danish retailer Bestseller has announced that it will showcase garments produced by designers across its brand portfolio, who’ve partaken in an internal circular…
  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022

    Copenhagen Fashion Week partners with Circulose Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN – The organisers of Copenhagen Fashion Week (CFW) have forged a five-year partnership with Circulose, the fibre brand of Renewcell, which will assist with the launch of a new Talent Support Scheme for burgeoning designers and innovators.…
  • Wednesday, 01 June 2022

    Ellen Macarthur Foundation launches sustainable fashion awards Premium Article

    MILAN - The Ellen Macarthur Foundation has partnered with Italian non-profit organisation, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), to launch a new set of awards aimed at bringing circular design for fashion to the top of the Italian fashion…
  • Monday, 30 May 2022

    Better Cotton outlines conference details Premium Article

    MALMÖ – Sustainability initiative Better Cotton has announced details of its first in-person global conference since the start of the pandemic, which will take place in Malmö, Sweden, from 22-23 June. Under the theme ‘Cotton and Climate Action’, the…
  • Wednesday, 04 May 2022

    Challenge the Fabric event heads for Paris Premium Article

    PARIS - This year's Challenge the Fabric (CTF) event, which aims to improve and connect the supply chain of man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCF), is to be staged later this month. CTF 2022, which will focus on sustainability, transparency and material…
  • Tuesday, 03 May 2022

    SAF hopes to “raise the bar” on sustainability Premium Article

    DHAKA – Government ministers, as well as representatives from the European Union and United Nations, will join leading fashion brands and manufacturers at this year’s Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF), which gets underway in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from…
  • Wednesday, 20 April 2022

    WEAR takes on new format for 2022 Premium Article

    TORONTO - Canada’s premier forum for advancing sustainability in the fashion industry, the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR), is to take on a new format this year and will be held as two separate one-day events on 10 May and 6 October 2022.…
  • Wednesday, 02 March 2022

    Messe Frankfurt suspends events in Russia Premium Article

    FRANKFURT – International events organiser Messe Frankfurt has announced that it is suspending all of its events in Russia following the country's invasion of Ukraine. The decision puts a question mark over events such as the Techtextil Russia…
  • Tuesday, 01 February 2022

    Copenhagen Fashion Summit to go global Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is being rebranded as the Global Fashion Summit and is due to return in physical form this summer after being staged online for the last two years because of the pandemic. The new name reflects both the…
  • Thursday, 09 December 2021

    Hybrid cotton restoring faith at ICAC Plenary Premium Article

    Hybrid cotton, global sustainability measures, and support for regenerative farming were all hot topics on day three of the ongoing 79th International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Plenary. Simon Ferrigno reports.
  • Wednesday, 08 December 2021

    Cottoning on to climate, integrity and labelling Premium Article

    Climate change, organic cotton integrity, textile label flood, the EU Product Footprint tool and supply chain due diligence were all on the agenda at yesterday’s second session of the International Cotton Advisory Council plenary meeting. Simon…
  • Tuesday, 07 December 2021

    ICAC announces new African cotton projects Premium Article

    Plans for a new ‘African cotton sustainability programme 2030’ that could increase cotton production by 2 million tonnes a year and deliver significant financial and environmental benefits to farmers – in a ‘genes to jeans’ approach – have been…
  • Tuesday, 16 November 2021

    Textile Exchange announces Ryan Young Climate+ Award winners Premium Article

    DUBLIN – On the opening day of Textile Exchange’s (TE) Textile Sustainability Conference, the organisation has announced the winners of the inaugural Ryan Young Climate+ Awards. Representatives of environmental organisation Fibershed, printwear…
  • Monday, 15 November 2021

    Ecotextile News in Dublin for Textile Exchange event Premium Article

    DUBLIN – The Ecotextile News editorial team has arrived in Dublin for Textile Exchange’s annual global conference where we are among the exhibitors and look forward to welcoming visitors to our booth. Editor John Mowbray, assistant editor Chris…
  • Thursday, 27 May 2021

    Tickets on sale for Copenhagen Fashion Summit Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - Tickets have gone on sale for this year’s digital edition of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS+) on 7th and 8th October which will carry the theme of ‘Prosperity vs Growth’. Participants will experience an exclusive hybrid of…
  • Wednesday, 17 March 2021

    Performance Days goes digital for May showcase Premium Article

    MUNICH – The team behind the Performance Days trade fair has cancelled its May showcase over lingering travel concerns related to COVID-19. Organisers say the ongoing pandemic makes it “difficult or even impossible for many manufacturers and trade…
  • Wednesday, 10 March 2021

    Countdown on for International Cotton Conference Premium Article

    BREMEN - Around 500 participants from 25 countries are expected to attend the 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen - the first in the history of the event to be held online. Visitors to the virtual conference, to be held on the 17th and 18th…
  • Friday, 19 February 2021

    Format change for Microfibre Summit Premium Article

    BRISTOL – Instead of using a 3-day online Fibre Fragmentation Summit to create a cross-industry impact roadmap to address textile microfibre release, The Microfiber Consortium (TMC) will now use a series of focused online round table sessions and…
  • Thursday, 18 February 2021

    Sustainable Innovation 2021 event goes online Premium Article

    LONDON – The biennial Sustainable Innovation conference is to be held online next month for the first time when it will host expert speakers on issues around sustainability and fashion. Sustainable Innovation 2021: Accelerating Sustainability in…
  • Friday, 29 January 2021

    ICC panel to address circular economy Premium Article

    BREMEN - Ecotextile News cotton expert Simon Ferrigno will lead a panel discussion on circularity at the 35th International Cotton Conference in Bremen in March. Entitled ‘Circular Economy - The Future’, the two-hour discussion will take place…
  • Friday, 22 January 2021

    ITMA 2023 to spotlight sustainability Premium Article

    SINGAPORE – The world’s largest textile machinery and garment technology showcase, ITMA, will return from 8-14 June 2023, with the theme ‘Transforming the World of Textiles’. The quadrennial event, commonly referred to as the ‘Olympics’ of the…
  • Friday, 04 December 2020

    Milano Green Forum still available online Premium Article

    MILAN - The second Milano Green Forum - which was this year held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic - is still available online until December 20. The event, held on 20th November, aims to increase environmental awareness and share…
  • Wednesday, 04 November 2020

    First speakers for summit on textile microfibres Premium Article

    UK – As the global apparel industry starts to get to grips with its contribution to pollution related to textile microfibre shedding, the first confirmed speakers for the debut Fibre Fragmentation Summit have been announced. Senior research…
  • Monday, 02 November 2020

    TITAS 2020 proves a success Premium Article

    TAIPEI – The organisers of this year’s TITAS trade show, which took place in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei, have reported that the event proved a success despite the multitude of COVID-19 restrictions which are affecting countries around the world,…
  • Tuesday, 20 October 2020

    Performance Days cancelled, virtual showcase scheduled Premium Article

    MUNICH – The team behind Performance Days has cancelled this year’s December showcase over lingering coronavirus concerns, and will instead host the event digitally. From 9-10th December, exhibitors and visitors are therefore invited to virtually…
  • Thursday, 08 October 2020

    Remake: CFS+ lineup lacks worker representation Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN – Ahead of next week’s virtual Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS+), workers’ rights organisation Remake has called for greater representation of those in fashion supply chain’s in the conference’s programme. “Organisers boast that this…
  • Thursday, 10 September 2020

    Performance Days to address ‘closing the loop’ Premium Article

    MUNICH – At this year’s Performance Days trade show in Munich, scheduled to go ahead from 9-10 December, a theme of ‘Nothing to Waste – Closing the Loop’ will address the industry’s gargantuan waste issue, with expert talks and exhibits set to…
  • Monday, 07 September 2020

    Post-lockdown ‘Fabric Days’ event a success Premium Article

    MUNICH – The organisers of Munich Fabric Start say their Fabric Days trade show has been a success, having attracted more than 3,600 visitors from 30 countries for the first post-lockdown industry event. Held from 1-3 September, Fabric Days was…
  • Thursday, 27 August 2020

    Première Vision Paris cancels physical show Premium Article

    PARIS – As the French government bans public gatherings of over 5,000 people due to a recent increase in cases of the virus that causes COVID-19, international textile trade fair Première Vision has been forced to cancel its physical show at Paris…
  • Wednesday, 26 August 2020

    Start date looms for consolidated ‘Fabric Days’ event Premium Article

    MUNICH – From next Tuesday, the organisers of Munich Fabric Start will welcome back exhibitors for the first textile trade show to be held in several months, with a revised format which it’s calling Fabric Days. Having U-turned on an earlier…
  • Monday, 24 August 2020

    Lakme Fashion Week to spotlight sustainable start-ups Premium Article

    NEW DELHI – The organisers of Lakme Fashion Week in India have announced plans to host a sustainable fashion boot camp for one day of the upcoming event, which will connect six aspiring start-ups with industry experts. Through the Circular…
  • Monday, 20 July 2020

    Textile microfibre summit set for 2021 Premium Article

    UK – As the global apparel industry starts to get to grips with its contribution to pollution related to textile fibre fragmentation, the Microfibre Consortium will hold an online edition of its Fibre Fragmentation Summit between March 23 - 26th,…
  • Tuesday, 14 July 2020

    Newscast: Ecotextile Talks – Behind the News Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in our editorial newsroom? If so, why not have a listen to the first two episodes of our new series of Ecotextile Talks podcasts available on Apple, Google, Spotify and Deezer. Like…
  • Monday, 13 July 2020

    Transformers Foundation to host Catalysts event Premium Article

    NEW YORK - The Transformers Foundation is set to host its first-ever summit as a non-profit organisation after splitting off from the Kingpins denim trade shows. Entitled Catalysts, the digital event will focus on actively addressing and…
  • Tuesday, 30 June 2020

    Munich Fabric Start adapts September event Premium Article

    MUNICH – The organisers of Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone have U-turned on optimistic plans to host the show in its original format on September 1, opting to cancel the event this year “due to several reasons related to the pandemic." “This hard…
  • Wednesday, 17 June 2020

    Munich Fabric Start targets September return Premium Article

    MUNICH – The organisers of Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone say it’s been their “personal mission” to host the first textile trade fair post COVID-19, as they set the stage for a return on September 1st. Over recent months, we’ve seen textile trade…
  • Tuesday, 09 June 2020

    Frankfurt Fashion Show to launch next year Premium Article

    FRANKFURT - Germany's main fashion week is moving from Berlin to Frankfurt next year in a surprise switch with the new event having sustainability and digitalisation as its two overarching themes. Tradeshow organisers Messe Frankfurt and Premium…
  • Thursday, 09 April 2020

    Fashion Revolution to stage online event Premium Article

    LONDON - Fashion Revolution is to stage a digital version of its annual Fashion Question Time event because of the current measures in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Entitled 'Mass consumption: The end of an era', this year's…
  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    Global Cotton Sustainability Conference postponed Premium Article

    LISBON - The 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference - which was due to be held in Lisbon in June - has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which organises the event, has decided the conference…
  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    Performance Days cancelled over coronavirus Premium Article

    MUNICH – The organiser of the Performance Days trade show has cancelled its April showcase in Munich, due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Despite no stipulations from the German authorities forcing the event to be called off, the team…
  • Tuesday, 10 March 2020

    Kingpins Amsterdam cancelled over coronavirus Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Denim trade fair Kingpins has cancelled its Amsterdam event, which was set to take place 22-23 April, due to escalating cases of the coronavirus around the world, particularly within Europe. Its Hong Kong showcase was cancelled last…
  • Friday, 14 February 2020

    SAC ramps up forum agenda Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – The Sustainable Apparel Collation (SAC) has announced a raft of Higg Index manufacturing forums ahead of its 2020 Global Member Meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Bangkok 16-18 June. First up is the Higg Index Manufacturer…
  • Wednesday, 12 February 2020

    Kingpins Hong Kong scrapped over coronavirus Premium Article

    HONG KONG - The Kingpins denim trade fair scheduled for Hong Kong in May has been cancelled because of global health concerns over the coronavirus epidemic. Kingpins organisers said they had decided to call off the event, which had been due to take…
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