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  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Eco-friendly dyeing

    VANCOUVER – CEO and co-founder of Colorifix Orr Yarkoni is committed to making the future of dyeing less damaging for the environment. To some this may seem unrealistic, but Yarkoni is insistent that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. “It's…
  • Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Chemical management

    VANCOUVER – “I think the single most important thing the industry could do is converge upon one list of chemicals of concern.” Former NRDC senior scientist Linda Greer got straight to the point in her interview at last year’s Planet Textiles event,…
  • Friday, 11 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Deforestation

    VANCOUVER – Nicole Rycroft, CEO of CanopyStyle, is the latest industry figure to take to the Planet Textiles Pod to discuss the issues of deforestation and unsustainable sourcing practices within the apparel sector.
  • Tuesday, 08 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Forestry management

    WAKEFIELD – In a filmed interview from the Planet Textiles Pod, Alfie Germano, Nanollose chief executive, discusses the Australian firm’s proprietary fibre production technique and how that can avert the threat of deforestation posed by…
  • Friday, 04 January 2019

    Webinar tackles endangered forestry and sustainable sourcing

    VANCOUVER – A webinar co-hosted by environmental non-profit Canopy and Ecotextile News will address some of the key issues posed by the fashion sector in terms of forestry management and how brands can improve the sustainability of their viscose…
  • Thursday, 03 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Dry Finishing

    VANCOUVER – At Planet Textiles 2018, CEO of Green Theme International Gary Selwyn sat down with us in the interview pod at Planet Textiles, as part of a series of interviews conducted with leading figures in the textiles and apparel industry. The…
  • Friday, 21 December 2018

    Ecotextile News on 2018

    WAKEFIELD – It has been a typically busy year for the textile industry, and it has, as always, been the role of Ecotextile News to highlight the positive work undertaken to improve the sector while also exposing some of the bad practices which still…
  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    Sympatex confirmed as Planet Textiles Event Partner

    MUNICH – Functional textiles firm Sympatex will once again be the official event partner at Planet Textiles 2019 – which will be held alongside the ITMA textile technology exhibition in Barcelona on 22nd June 2019. Following on from Planet Textiles…
  • Thursday, 13 December 2018

    Archroma Pakistan wins employment award

    KARACHI – Textile colour and chemical specialist Archroma’s Pakistan affiliate firm has, for the third time, been named Employer of the Year in the multinationals award category by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP). EFP is said to have…
  • Tuesday, 11 December 2018

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Chemical management

    WAKEFIELD – Is the harmonisation of textile sector chemical management a realistic goal? Xander Wessels, CEO of Archroma, believes so. As part of a filmed interview in the Planet textiles Pod, Wessels stated, “it’s very realistic to deliver this,”…
  • Monday, 10 December 2018

    Fashion climate initiative launches in Poland's coal hub

    KATOWICE – Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, over forty leading apparel brands, suppliers and supporting organisations have today launched the ‘Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’ at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24) – which…
  • Monday, 10 December 2018

    Worn Again CEO recognised for circularity leadership

    LONDON – Cyndi Rhoades, CEO of UK-based Worn Again Technologies, has been selected as a finalist in the Leadership Award Category of The Circular Economy Awards. Whether or not Rhoades receives the award at the World Economic Forum in Davos in…
  • Thursday, 06 December 2018

    ZDHC event embodies new, broader scope

    AMSTERDAM – Implementation was very much front and centre on the first day of the Friends of ZDHC Implementation and Innovation Experience event, with several key figures from all stages of the textile supply chain taking to the stage to share their…
  • Thursday, 06 December 2018

    Record attendance at Organic Cotton Café

    ABIDJAN – As this year’s World Café on Organic Cotton comes to a close, the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) reflects on a highly successful 77th annual meeting in the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, which attracted a record number of…
  • Wednesday, 05 December 2018

    Launch welcomes sustainable start-up finalists

    BENTONVILLE – Launch will today present the finalists of this year’s Circular Innovation Challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, each of which will receive financial support as they look to bring to market an array of sustainable technologies. Thirty…
  • Friday, 23 November 2018

    Exhibition explores fast and slow fashion innovation

    LONDON – Following a two-year research project, a collaboration between Mistra Future Fashion, Centre for Circular Design at University of the Arts London and Filippa K has yielded an exhibition focused on “pushing the limits of ‘fast’ and ‘slow’…
  • Friday, 23 November 2018

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod - Financing sustainability

    WAKEFIELD – What is the responsibility of major financial institutions in facilitating the implementation of more sustainable practices? Patricia Gomes, HSBC North America’s head of global trade and receivables finance, tells us they have a “huge…
  • Thursday, 22 November 2018

    Neonyt rewrites the script for sustainable fashion events

    BERLIN – As a staple of the Berlin Fashion Week programme has now bid farewell, Neonyt – Messe Frankfurt’s newest show – is ready to steal the headlines in January. The rebranded event, which takes the place of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show…
  • Friday, 16 November 2018

    Event tackles cotton sector labour abuses

    BRUSSELS – A project co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by a collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is set to be launched at an event in Brussels. The Clear…
  • Friday, 16 November 2018

    Registration open for Planet Textiles 2019

    WAKEFIELD – Registration is now open for the 10th edition of Planet Textiles which will take place at the heart of the giant ITMA textile exhibition which is expected to attract up to 120,000 visitors from 147 countries. First launched back in 2009…
  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    Line-up confirmed for Friends of ZDHC event

    AMSTERDAM – Following on from the inaugural Friends of ZDHC event in 2017, ZDHC is gearing up for the second instalment of the event, which will see industry leaders, NGOs, multi-lateral organisations and associations attend an invitation-only…
  • Friday, 09 November 2018

    Bluesign conference: Data drives transparency

    MILAN – Transparency and the necessity of making big data readily available were key concepts explored as part of a varied agenda at the fifth annual bluesign conference, far transcending the chemical compliance programme many were anticipating. The…
  • Wednesday, 07 November 2018

    Klopman seeks sustainability through new PPE

    PARIS – Italian-based workwear company Klopman will display its new range of products at Expoprotection, which it says will demonstrate progress “in the pursuit of sustainability and maximum protection against pesticides.” These include its…
  • Tuesday, 06 November 2018

    Copenhagen Fashion Summit returns for tenth anniversary

    COPENHAGEN – The 2019 edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will mark the tenth edition of the annual fashion sustainability conference, having launched in 2009 to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference COP15. Topics such as climate change,…
  • Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    Partnership aims to boost sustainability in textiles

    MILAN – Textile Exchange has confirmed that it will join forces with the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles in a bid to 'accelerate a shift towards a more sustainable and responsible textile sector.' Non-profit Textile Exchange and the…
  • Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    Graduate wins award for textile waste project

    BALTIMORE – The McGuire Business Plan Competition, run by Laureate International Universities, has recognised Ashita Singal for a project which sought to turn waste into new apparel while also committing to a positive community impact alongside…
  • Thursday, 11 October 2018

    Implementation and innovation on ZDHC agenda

    AMSTERDAM – Following on from last year’s inaugural ‘Friends of ZDHC’ Implementation Experience, ZDHC is set to hold an invitation-only for brands, retailers, supply chain partners and leading sector organisations. The two-day event will take place…
  • Tuesday, 09 October 2018

    National Geographic art in sustainable fashion exhibition

    NEW YORK – In order to address the environmental risks exerted on the planet by the fashion industry, sustainable fashion activist Isabel Varela and National Geographic artist Asher Jay have teamed up for Clothes Minded, an exhibition being held at…
  • Tuesday, 09 October 2018

    Online event seeks circularity through innovation

    LONDON – November will see a series of events focusing on the circular economy, all available online, take place as part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), curated by the non-profit Ellen MacArthur Foundation. DIF invites people from a…
  • Tuesday, 09 October 2018

    VF Corp CSR recognised with US arts award

    GREENSBORO – VF Corporation has been selected as a recipient of The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America award for its commitment to supporting local and national communities through arts programmes in the United States. The…
  • Monday, 08 October 2018

    Panel debates sustainable fashion at US university

    QUEENS – St. John’s University in the New York borough of Queens has hosted a three-person Careers in Sustainable Fashion panel discussion, aimed at encouraging the institution’s students to consider the wide-ranging impacts of the apparel industry.
  • Friday, 05 October 2018

    Method urges consumers to clean up their act

    LONDON – Environmentally-conscious cleaning brand Method has teamed up with Clothes Aid to open a pop-up ‘Slow Fashion Store’ in London to educate consumers on how to lessen their impact on the planet caused by apparel buying habits. The Slow…
  • Friday, 05 October 2018

    Past, present & future on show at Fashion for Good

    AMSTERDAM – The Fashion for Good Experience has opened its doors to the public as a new chapter begins for the Netherlands-based sustainable fashion hub. The Experience comprises an interactive museum showcasing the latest technology which it is…
  • Thursday, 04 October 2018

    Fifth annual bluesign conference agenda confirmed

    ST GALLEN – The agenda for the fifth edition of the bluesign conference has been finalised, with the two-day event following an overarching theme of ‘TraceAbility. NetworkAbility. TransformAbility: Stitching the blue way together.’ Topics including…
  • Monday, 01 October 2018

    Patagonia partner offers retail and trade show circularity

    SAN DIEGO – Brands and retailers seeking to improve the sustainability of its operations in areas such as retail store construction and trade show displays have now been offered a new turn-key circularity solution, delivered by ECOR and Eyelevel.…
  • Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    Textile innovators awarded by green challenge

    AMSTERDAM – The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, which awards environmentally-minded start-ups a share of one million euros, has selected five recipients for its most recent prize. Of the five chosen organisations chosen, two are from the textile…
  • Friday, 14 September 2018

    Unifi crowns Intradeco Champions of Sustainability

    MIAMI – Intradeco Apparel has received the Unifi Repreve Champions of Sustainability Award in recognition for its sustainability strategy and work to protect the environment.
  • Wednesday, 12 September 2018

    Innovation in focus at WEAR 2018

    TORONTO – Ahead of WEAR Conference 2018 in Toronto we caught up with the founder of Fashion Takes Action, Kelly Drennan, to discover what to expect from this year’s edition and how the event has evolved since its launch.
  • Friday, 07 September 2018

    Tess Whitfort scoops Redress Design Award 2018

    HONG KONG – Designer Tess Whitfort has received first prize at the 2018 edition of the Redress Design Award for a punk-inspired apparel collection made using industrial end-of-roll materials and zero-waste patterns.
  • Tuesday, 04 September 2018

    Performance Days dives into water stewardship

    MUNICH – The focus of this November’s Performance Days in Munich will be on the industry’s responsibility when it comes to water usage and pollution. As such, the show’s agenda will feature workshops and speakers from a broad spectrum of…
  • Thursday, 30 August 2018

    Call for innovators as Global Change Award returns

    STOCKHOLM – The H&M foundation has opened applications for the 2019 edition of its global change award. Five selected innovators will once again share a €1 million grant and receive entry to a year-long innovation accelerator programme delivered in…
  • Thursday, 30 August 2018

    Unifi pitches US swing towards recycled fibres

    GREENSBORO – Global textile firm Unifi utilised the platform of the Wyndham Championship PGA Tour golf tournament to raise awareness on the topic of plastic recycling and its potential for apparel sector applications.
  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018

    Planet Textiles 2019 – ITMA Barcelona

    BARCELONA – It’s less than one year now to Planet Textiles 2019, which will take place on 22 June in Barcelona at the giant ITMA event, which every four years becomes the meeting point for the global textile industry. The textile industry…
  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    SDG Leadership Forum explores circular economy

    TORONTO – In partnership with GlobeScan, C&A Foundation will be hosting an SDG Leadership Forum focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), designed to shed light on how to accelerate a transition…
  • Friday, 24 August 2018

    Latest Fashion Summit HK details revealed

    HONG KONG – As the 2018 edition of Fashion Summit HK fast approaches, organisers have revealed the latest information on the show’s agenda which will focus predominantly on the theme of ‘Circular Economy’. One of the most significant details to have…
  • Friday, 24 August 2018

    Burkina Faso to host West Africa cotton conference

    KOUDOUGOU – This year’s International Cotton and Textile Conference (SICOT), set to be held in Burkina Faso, will feature a four day programme of talks and presentations focused on organic and Fairtrade cotton in West Africa.
  • Thursday, 23 August 2018

    Zalando to host transparency event at Berlin hub

    BERLIN – Online fashion retailer Zalando is set to host an event focusing on supply chain transparency in collaboration with partner organisations betterplace lab and Fashion for Good; at which it will discuss the findings of the TRANSPARENT:…
  • Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Textile Exchange and bluesign in conference collaboration

    ST GALLEN – Textile Exchange will work alongside bluesign technologies in the delivery of back-to-back conferences in the city of Milan which will focus on sustainable textile and apparel production. Hundreds of industry leaders and representatives…
  • Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Fashion for Good exhibits plan for a better future

    AMSTERDAM – Fashion for Good has revealed that on October 5 it will open the doors of its new interactive, technology-driven museum focusing on sustainable and circular fashion innovation. The Fashion for Good Experience seeks to educate visitors –…
  • Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Event highlights US second-hand apparel market

    BELLEVUE – To mark National Thrift Shop Day in the Unites States, apparel retailer Savers has released its sixth annual Thrift Shopping Survey; examining the relationship between American consumers and the used garment market. To promote the reuse…
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