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  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024

    Further speakers confirmed for Climate Action Week

    STOCKHOLM - The Scandinavian Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA) has confirmed a new raft of speakers for its upcoming webinar series aimed at highlighting the challenges facing the apparel industry in reducing its carbon footprint.…
  • Thursday, 15 February 2024

    New course to focus on microfibre release

    LONDON - The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) has launched a new online course to help textile manufacturers reduce the release of microfibres into wastewater during production processes. The course is made up of four modules, each based on the TMC's…
  • Wednesday, 07 February 2024

    Texworld buyers receptive to ‘Econogy’ concept

    PARIS – Messe Frankfurt says the vast majority of buyers at the ongoing Texworld Evolution Paris trade fair this week, now ask exhibitors for products with sustainable attributes. Speaking to Ecotextile News at the event in Porte de Versailles,…
  • Friday, 02 February 2024

    Interdisciplinary event seeks circularity collaboration

    LEEDS – Figures from industry, academia and policy-making will attend a fashion sustainability symposium later this month, with the goal of harnessing wide-ranging expertise to propose new environmental and design frameworks. At the event, hosted by…
  • Thursday, 25 January 2024

    Spotlight on recycling at Bremen cotton event

    BREMEN – The global cotton industry will convene in the German city of Bremen for the International Cotton Conference in March, where a key topic will be will be a session analysing the recycling of textiles made of cotton and blended fibres as part…
  • Monday, 15 January 2024

    Texworld to focus on 'economy and ecology' combination

    PARIS - Messe Frankfurt will introduce its new Texpertise network sustainability initiative at next month's Texworld Evolution Paris. Branded as Econogy, a nod to the combination of economy and ecology, the new cross-fair initiative will act as an…
  • Friday, 05 January 2024

    Première Vision Paris to embrace deadstock Premium Article

    PARIS - The Première Vision Paris trade show has announced that it is to champion the repurposing of deadstock materials in the fashion industry's creative process for the first time. Organisers of the event want to embrace the 'revaluation' of…
  • Wednesday, 20 December 2023

    Threaded Together: A three-part podcast on cotton

    In a new three-part sponsored series entitled, Threaded Together, podcast host Philip Berman looks at Cotton Incorporated's role in improving the sustainability of cotton in the textile industry. Cotton Incorporated a US-based, not-for-profit…
  • Thursday, 07 December 2023

    Biodiversity in the spotlight at ISPO

    MUNICH – Amidst a dangerous decline in nature threatening the survival of one million species and impacting the lives of billions of people, issues surrounding biodversity were the main talking points of a series of events at the recent IPSO…
  • Thursday, 26 October 2023

    Textile Exchange announces climate award winners

    LONDON - Textile recycling company Circ, fashion company Tapestry and regenerative farming specialists British Pasture Leather have been named the recipients of Textile Exchanges's 2023 Ryan Young Climate+ Awards. The awards, announced at Textile…
  • Wednesday, 25 October 2023

    Conference highlights pressures on sustainable textiles

    BARCELONA - Europe’s sustainable clothing and textile sector currently faces a number of critical challenges such as fragmented supply chains, regulatory ambiguity, and insufficient data tools, a conference has heard. Delegates at the Ecosystex…
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2023

    Textile Exchange conference opens in London Premium Article

    LONDON - Textile Exchange CEO Claire Bergkamp has opened the industry organisation's annual conference here in London with a plenary speech on the sustainability challenges facing the sector. With more than 1,300 people attending the event in…
  • Friday, 13 October 2023

    Accelerating Circularity to host circular cotton events

    NEW YORK - The Accelerating Circularity initiative will host two events during the upcoming Textile Exchange conference in London. Focusing on mechanically recycled cotton, it is hoped that both events will help catalyse new circular supply chains…
  • Monday, 09 October 2023

    SDC to host conference on sustainability Premium Article

    MANCHESTER - Sustainability and circularity in the global textile colouration sector will be the focus of an international conference next summer by the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC). Taking place on the 18-19th June 2024 at Manchester…
  • Friday, 29 September 2023

    Fashion industry convenes for GFA sustainability summit Premium Article

    BOSTON - Representatives from across the fashion industry gathered at the Global Fashion Summit in Boston this week to hear about the challenges, differences, and opportunities facing the sector as it moves towards a more sustainable value chain.…
  • Wednesday, 20 September 2023

    Textile firms nominated for prestigious Earthshot Prize Premium Article

    NEW YORK - Circ and Colorifix, two companies working to tackle waste in the fashion and textile industry, have been selected as finalists for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize. Both companies have been nominated within the 'Build a Waste-Free World'…
  • Tuesday, 19 September 2023

    Performance Days enhances sustainable sourcing options Premium Article

    MUNICH – The organising body of Munich’s Performance Days exhibition has outlined a series of new features designed to improve visitor access to the latest sustainable textile trends and developments. Taking place at the Messe München exhibition…
  • Thursday, 07 September 2023

    Performance Days pushing for better solutions Premium Article

    MUNICH - Organisers of the Performance Days trade show - to be held at the Messe Munich exhbition centre on 4th and 5th October - are pledging the event will highlight progress on fabric sustainability. They have unveiled their plans for the…
  • Tuesday, 05 September 2023

    Activists disrupt Bangladesh garment trade event Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - An event staged in the Netherlands to promote the Bangladesh garment manufacturing industry has been disrupted by activists calling for justice for murdered trade unionist Shahidul Islam. Members of the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and…
  • Wednesday, 02 August 2023

    Messe Frankfurt re-brands sustainability initiatives Premium Article

    FRANKFURT - Messe Frankfurt is introducing a new sustainability initiative within its Texpertise network, which consists of some 50 fairs around the world. Branded as Econogy, a nod to the significance of economy and ecology, the new cross-fair…
  • Thursday, 13 July 2023

    SAC announces return of Manufacturer Forums Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has confirmed the return of its Manufacturer Forums, a series of events aimed at bringing together business leaders and stakeholders to learn how they can use the Higg Index suite of tools and…
  • Wednesday, 14 June 2023

    Award for textile microfibre researchers Premium Article

    TOKYO – Three UK-based researchers who have published several papers exploring the prevalence of textile-derived microfibres polluting waterways and wildlife populations have been recognised as winners of the 2023 Blue Planet Prize. Professor…
  • Tuesday, 13 June 2023

    Planet Textiles gets preview of Higg FEM update Premium Article

    MILAN - Delegates at the Planet Textiles sustainability conference here in Milan were this morning treated to a sneak preview of a major new update to the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM). Higg FEM 4.0 will enable data on CO2 emissions…
  • Thursday, 08 June 2023

    Ten innovators share H&M Foundation prize Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – Grant funding worth €2 million will be split equally between the ten fashion industry innovators selected as winners of the Global Change Award 2023, run annually by H&M Foundation. Novel materials and technological breakthroughs…
  • Thursday, 08 June 2023

    Candiani wins ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award Premium Article

    MILAN – Italian denim manufacturer Candiani has again won the Sustainable Innovation Award at the giant ITMA trade event in Italy. Candiani, which won the same award at the last event in 2019 in Barcelona, took the honour this time for the company's…
  • Thursday, 08 June 2023

    New themes added to Future Fabrics Expo 2023 Premium Article

    LONDON – Sustainability in British textile supply chains and environmental considerations around packaging are among the new themes to be explored at this year's Sustainable Angle and Future Fabrics Expo. The show has also partnered with non-profits…
  • Thursday, 08 June 2023

    Giant ITMA trade fair opens in Milan Premium Article

    MILAN - The 19th edition of ITMA - the world’s largest textile and garment technology trade event - has opened at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in the Italian city of Milan. Featuring more than 1,700 exhibitors from 47 countries, the event…
  • Thursday, 08 June 2023

    Diesel stalwart joins Planet Textiles line-up Premium Article

    MILAN – Andrea Rosso, sustainability ambassador for Italian fashion brand Diesel, has been announced as the opening keynote speaker for day two of Planet Textiles 2023. Rosso will be sharing his journey into sustainability, Diesel's approach to…
  • Thursday, 25 May 2023

    More speakers announced for Planet Textiles 2023 Premium Article

    MILAN – More new speakers have been announced for the forthcoming Planet Textiles event which opens on June 12th in the Congress Centre at ITMA 2023 in Milan. They include Maxine Bédat, director of the New Standard Institute; Evan McCauley, VP for…
  • Friday, 19 May 2023

    More speakers confirmed for Planet Textiles Premium Article

    MILAN – More new speakers have been announced for the forthcoming Planet Textiles event which kicks off on June 12th in the Congress Centre at ITMA 2023 in Milan. They include Zubeida Zwavel, executive director of Centre for African Resource…
  • Tuesday, 11 April 2023

    Planet Textiles puts decarbonisation at top of agenda Premium Article

    MILAN – Delegates to Planet Textiles in June will hear from apparel industry leaders about how to catalyse investments in order to support climate goals; greenwashing and the EU proposal on substantiating claims; closing the loop on circularity; LCA…
  • Thursday, 30 March 2023

    Top names among speakers at Planet Textiles Premium Article

    MILAN - A host of top names - including Amina Razvi, CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC); H&M's sustainability head Pascal Brun and Sean Cady, VP for global sustainability, responsibility and trade at VF Corp - will be among the speakers…
  • Tuesday, 21 February 2023

    Sustainability in spotlight as Shanghai show returns Premium Article

    SHANGHAI – Driven by a desire for greener products, especially among China’s younger generations, the innovations at next month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics are set to include a range of newly developed sustainable denim, functional…
  • Wednesday, 08 February 2023

    Première Vision Paris to return with new focus Premium Article

    PARIS - The Première Vision Paris trade show will return in July 2023 with a new format focused entirely on sustainable fashion. Organisers of the event, currently staging their winter show at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, say the…
  • Wednesday, 01 February 2023

    Planet Textiles aims to future proof supply chains Premium Article

    MILAN – Registrations are now open for Planet Textiles 2023 which takes place at ITMA Milan in June where it will focus on sustainable innovations that aim to future proof global textile supply chains. The two-day sustainability event takes place on…
  • Wednesday, 25 January 2023

    SAC backs 2023 Sustainable Apparel Forum Premium Article

    DHAKA - The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is linking up with the Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) for the fourth edition of the Sustainable Apparel Forum where industry stakeholders will exchange ideas on how best to advance sustainability.…
  • Tuesday, 17 January 2023

    Planet Textiles, SAC team up for ITMA’s return Premium Article

    MILAN – Planet Textiles, the international sustainability conference will return this summer at the world’s largest textile industry trade fair, ITMA. Following on from the previous Planet Textiles held pre-pandemic at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, this…
  • Thursday, 08 December 2022

    Copenhagen Fashion Week announces line up Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced the line up for its next event - the first in which all participating brands are required to meet minimum sustainability requirements. Participants have to comply with 18 minimum standards,…
  • 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…
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