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  • Friday, 05 July 2019

    Global Fiber Congress looks to sustainability

    DORNBIRN – Austria is set to play host to the Global Fiber Congress (GFC) in September, where more than 100 international experts are expected to present their latest innovations in the textile industry. The event will also place a focus on…
  • Thursday, 04 July 2019

    Poll: the textile industry’s planetary priorities

    WAKEFIELD – For well over a decade, Ecotextile News has called for greater harmonisation and consolidation of work on environmental issues in the textiles sector. It regularly argues for greater collaboration on chemical management, the pooling of…
  • Monday, 24 June 2019

    Planet Textiles Pod returns for 2019

    BARCELONA - MCL News & Media’s Planet Textiles summit, which took place during ITMA 2019, saw the return of the Planet Textiles Pod, after its debut at the 2018 edition of the show. Throughout the day, industry leaders from across the textile…
  • Monday, 24 June 2019

    Planet Textiles: HSBC and the future of finance

    BARCELONA – At the 10th annual Planet Textiles conference, held here in Barcelona alongside ITMA, Susanna Wilson, HSBC’s global head of sustainable networks and entrepreneurship outlined the integral role of the financial sector in the industry’s…
  • Thursday, 20 June 2019

    Candiani wins ITMA sustainable innovation prize

    BARCELONA — Italian denim manufacturer Candiani has scooped the top prize in the 2019 Sustainable Innovation Award, winning first prize for its Re-Gen: Creating Circular Denim project with Austrian fibre producer Lenzing. David Styles reports live…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2019

    Green Guide to ITMA 2019 published

    WAKEFIELD – All four publications under the MCL News & Media banner have come together to produce the 2019 edition of the Green Guide to ITMA, following on from the success of previous incarnations that were distributed at the previous show. And…
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2019

    New conference to focus on cellulose fibres

    COLOGNE – Research and consultancy institute, the Nova Institute, has announced the first International Conference on Cellulose Fibres – Technologies, Applications and Sustainability in Textiles, which will take place 11th–12th February 2020 in…
  • Thursday, 13 June 2019

    Planet Textiles 2019: zero tolerance of textile pollution

    BARCELONA – At the forthcoming Planet Textile Summit on sustainability next week at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, a high-level breakout session led by Frank Michel, the CEO of the ZDHC Foundation will provide advice and practical examples of how to…
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2019

    Environmental tools the focus for SAC, ZDHC forum

    BARCELONA — The latest edition of the SAC and ZDHC Manufacturer Forum series will be held on 21st June alongside ITMA at Fira de Barcelona. The event, which is open to all textile and apparel industry manufacturers, brands and retailers who wish to…
  • Friday, 07 June 2019

    Planet Textiles gives ITMA new take on sustainability

    BARCELONA – The upcoming Planet Textiles Summit to be held at the ITMA textile technology exhibition, which expects over 100,000 visitors over 7 days, will hold three special breakout sessions that deal with some of the textile industry’s biggest…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2019

    H&M to give circular insights at Planet Textiles

    BARCELONA — This year’s edition of Planet Textiles will be opened by H&M’s head of sustainability, Pascal Brun, who will give fresh insights on the fashion giant’s work on innovation, circularity and the business case for reducing the environmental…
  • Monday, 03 June 2019

    Kingpins highlights top ‘sustainable’ products

    AMSTERDAM – The organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have announced an initiative intended to help attendees identify the most ‘sustainable’ products on offer at the show. Kingpins’ Most Sustainable Products will see ten winners selected at each…
  • Friday, 31 May 2019

    A blueprint for denim change

    BARCELONA – How should the denim manufacturing industry make jeans by 2025? And what breakthroughs in technology and thinking are needed to make this happen? These will be some of the key talking points at the special session on denim production…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2019

    Southampton’s second hand fashion surge

    SOUTHAMPTON — Southampton Clothes Swap, a community project funded by Southampton City Council and established to run monthly events promoting sustainable fashion consumption, is set to hold Sustainable Fashion Fest 2019 at the John Hansard Gallery.…
  • Thursday, 30 May 2019

    ITMA announces Sustainable Innovation Award finalists

    BARCELONA – Ahead of ITMA 2019, the finalists of the second ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award have been unveiled, with the winner set to be announced at a prize presentation ceremony at the event on 20th June. The award comprises two categories: the…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019

    Archroma to debut five innovations at ITMA

    REINACH – Swiss colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma has announced that it will be presenting five innovations and 24 system solutions, and plans to host ‘Innovation and Solutions Sessions’ at its booth to showcase them. This will include…
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019

    Textile recycling on World Circular Economy Forum agenda

    HELSINKI — This year’s World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2019) will take place in Helsinki, with around 2,000 delegates descending on the Finnish capital to discuss key issues such as the recycling of apparel and textiles. Aalto University, the…
  • Thursday, 23 May 2019

    PEFC helps fashion see the wood for the trees

    LONDON — PEFC’s Forests for Fashion event has seen industry representatives from the likes of Lenzing and Textile Exchange, alongside organisations such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), come together to discuss the…
  • Tuesday, 21 May 2019

    Final Planet Textiles 2019 line-up revealed

    BARCELONA — The full line-up for this year’s Planet Textiles has now been revealed. Senior executives from Nike, HSBC and H&M will join big names from across a wide variety of textile and apparel businesses in taking to the stage at the sustainable…
  • Tuesday, 21 May 2019

    ASBCI Conference places focus on sustainability

    MANCHESTER – “It is very difficult to be ethical when huge amounts of money are involved.” Fashion commentator Colin McDowell OBE opened the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) Spring Conference with a stark reminder of…
  • Monday, 20 May 2019

    Planet Textiles 2019: Innovation Zone

    BARCELONA — With the tenth edition of Planet Textiles only a matter of weeks away, we take a look at the exhibitors who will form this year’s Innovation Zone, a platform to showcase the latest breakthroughs from across the apparel and textile…
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    Copenhagen event calls for post-growth future

    COPENHAGEN – Questioning efforts to introduce a circular business model for the fashion industry took centre stage in Copenhagen on Monday as the newly-established Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda (SFRA) debut event took place at the Carlsberg…
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    CPH summit under way, EU manifesto launch

    COPENHAGEN — The doors of the DR Koncerthuset in the Danish capital have once again been flung open to welcome delegates from across the fashion industry to the two-day Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Ahead of this year’s proceedings, a manifesto…
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

    Researchers call out ‘misleading’ sustainable fashion rhetoric

    LONDON – The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF), a group established to combat issues such as the fashion sector’s ingrained growth logic, has criticised the communications published in the lead-up to the 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit…
  • Friday, 03 May 2019

    Forests for Fashion comes to London

    LONDON – PEFC, the sustainable forestry NGO will host an event on the 22 May at Techspace Shoreditch, London where delegates will hear from experts at Lenzing, Textile Exchange and others about the latest best available technology for producing…
  • Wednesday, 01 May 2019

    Timberland x SFA hold Haiti ‘Agricultural Revolution’ event

    NEW YORK – Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, the collaboration behind a project to reintroduce cotton to Haiti after a 30-year hiatus, are set to hold an event in New York to discuss the project. February saw the groundbreaking…
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019

    Texprocess panel to explore ‘Commercialising Sustainability’

    FRANKFURT – Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Texprocess will host an hour-long workshop exploring varying approaches and strategies towards the commercialisation of fashion industry innovations. Fabrikology’s Karla Magruder and Micke Magnusson of Re…
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019

    Planet Textiles: Higg Index session, more speakers

    BARCELONA – A breakout session that updates delegates on Higg Index progress and other new developments will feature at the upcoming Planet Textiles Summit in Barcelona with panellists from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition including Jason Kibbey…
  • Monday, 29 April 2019

    Circular fashion spins its way to Australia

    A national clothing take-back scheme in a country of around 25 million people would help to avoid disruption to the fashion industry caused by mandatory regulations, according to founder of the Australian Circular Textile Association, Camille Reed.…
  • Monday, 29 April 2019

    Techtextil and Texprocess place focus on ‘sustainability’

    FRANKFURT – 2019’s edition of Messe Frankfurt’s Techtextil/Texprocess event will place a focus on sustainability for the first time, looking at how exhibitors approach the issue. ‘Sustainability and Techtextil’ and ‘Sustainability at Texprocess’…
  • Friday, 26 April 2019

    R Collective invites public to ‘Meet the Makers’

    HONG KONG — As part of the global series of events to mark Fashion Revolution Week, The R Collective is holding Meet the Makers of Sustainable Fashion, an event centred around a panel discussion exploring the story behind the collective’s inception…
  • Thursday, 25 April 2019

    Wool on the red carpet — and in outer space

    VENICE - “There is no ‘silver bullet’ or perfect fibre,” said keynote speaker and Eco-Age founder, Livia Firth, at the 88th IWTO congress in Venice, in the same building that houses the Biennale. Her new film about wool farmers in Tasmania,…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2019

    Re.VerSo selected for Sustainable Thinking project

    FLORENCE – Representative of zero-waste circular production system for wool and cashmere, Re.VerSo has been selected as one of the members of Salvatore Ferragamo Museum’s Sustainable Thinking project, which the company says is due to “the value it…
  • Thursday, 18 April 2019

    HanesBrands scoops 10th straight EPA award

    WINSTON-SALEM – Clothing company HanesBrands Inc. has received the US Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year award for the tenth year running. The accolade is designed to highlight continued success…
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2019

    Eileen Fisher exhibits desire to end clothing waste

    MILAN – A collaborative art project initiated by US clothing brand Eileen Fisher and designed to combat textile waste has reached the last stop on its world tour after taking part in Milan Design Week. The collective has already taken the Waste No…
  • Monday, 15 April 2019

    Diverse cotton summit driven by environmental solutions

    LA JOLLA – Any delegates headed to the Cotton Sustainability Summit in San Diego to hear exclusively about niche issues relating to the cotton supply chain will have been left overwhelmed by the breadth of content discussed. In the city’s La Jolla…
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2019

    Planet Textiles announces ‘Pitch for our Planet’ line-up

    BARCELONA – Fashion for Good will once again host the ‘Pitch for our Planet’ textile innovation session at the forthcoming Planet Textiles event which takes place on 22nd June in Barcelona where it is being co-hosted alongside ITMA 2019. Speakers at…
  • Monday, 08 April 2019

    Kingpins teams with ZDHC to clean up denim

    NEW YORK – Denim industry event series Kingpins has revealed the next phase of its work to ensure all exhibitors comply with a set of mandatory environmental and social standards by end of 2020 to help drive positive change in the denim…
  • Friday, 05 April 2019

    Further speeches for ASBCI sustainability event

    HALIFAX – The keynote slot at Time for Change, the ASBCI’s upcoming fashion sustainability and ethics conference, will see fashion journalist Colin McDowell OBE sit down with environmental, social and governance expert Michael Spenley for an…
  • Wednesday, 03 April 2019

    Global Change Award 2019 strikes familiar tone

    STOCKHOLM — Circularity and material innovation were once again strong themes of this year’s fifth annual H&M Foundation Global Change Award, with five new firms having been selected to receive their share of a €1 million grant. In addition to the…
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019

    AAFA conference to search for apparel trade solutions

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is set to host a global supply chain and trade conference April 30–May 1, titled Solutions to Challenging Times.
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2019

    Garment-to-garment recycling system wins Red Dot Award

    HONG KONG - A Garment-to-Garment (G2G) recycling system, described as a ‘Mini Mill within The Mills’, developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has won the 2019 Red Dot Award for product design. 
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2019

    Green Guide to ITMA returns for 2019 event

    WAKEFIELD – All four publications under the MCL News & Media banner will come together to produce the 2019 edition of the Green Guide to ITMA, following on from the success of previous incarnations that were distributed at the show. Ecotextile News,…
  • Thursday, 21 March 2019

    Stakeholders unite to reduce textile waste

     TORONTO – The Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC) – an independent organisation of over 40 stakeholders – is set to host a Symposium on April 11th to address textile waste diversion and recycling. It will also launch a public awareness…
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2019

    SAC to host design workshop in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES – The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will host ‘The Future of Design Workshop’ in Los Angeles on April 24th, aiming to introduce industry designers and the public at large to the SAC and the Higg Index – more specifically the Higg…
  • Friday, 15 March 2019

    UN debuts Alliance, continues Neonyt collaboration

    NAIROBI – The new United Nations Alliance on Sustainable Fashion, established by a partnership between UN Environment and other UN agencies, has been launched at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. Ahead of the launch, the Alliance’s…
  • Monday, 11 March 2019

    Sustainable tech plaudits for Orange Fiber founder

    CATANIA – The British Department for International Trade's Italy office has recognised CEO & co-founder of Orange Fiber, Adriana Santanocito, with an award for her "outstanding commitment towards a sustainable future” at a ceremony in Catania,…
  • Friday, 08 March 2019

    Trashion Week back to combat textile waste

    ONTARIO – The second edition of the annual Trashion Week, aimed at promoting reuse and raising awareness of the issues surround apparel waste, will take place next month in Stratford, Ontario. 
  • Thursday, 07 March 2019

    Textile dye industry bosses to debate at Planet Textiles

    BARCELONA – The leaders of the world’s largest textile chemical and dyestuff producers will together take part in a unique panel discussion on harmonisation and transparency within textile chemical management at the forthcoming Planet Textiles…
  • Thursday, 07 March 2019

    Chinese sustainable fashion education programme relaunched

    BEIJING – An online programme aimed at educating industry executives on sustainable fashion has been relaunched by CBCF (China Beauty Charity Fund) and WeDesign Group. The programme’s schedule features a variety of online and offline sessions, all…
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