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  • 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…
  • Wednesday, 06 March 2019

    Cotton Australia joins Google for global online project

    MASCOT – Cotton Australia has confirmed that it has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to launch an interactive online project highlighting some of humanity’s greatest inventions and innovations – some of which are specific to the textile and…
  • Wednesday, 06 March 2019

    Class partners with fashion sustainability event

    MILAN – Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy (Class) has partnered with Fashion Technology Accellerator, who has organised the third edition of ‘Rethinking Fashion Sustainability’, an event that will bring together brands aiming to lead the…
  • Tuesday, 05 March 2019

    Big Apple seeks big change with textile waste campaign

    NEW YORK – An initiative aimed at educating and engaging consumers on the issues surrounding textile waste and how they can divert tonnes of discarded apparel from landfill is underway in New York. The #WearNext project is being orchestrated by a…
  • Monday, 04 March 2019

    ASBCI conference takes aim at fashion challenges

    HALIFAX – The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) will host a conference on 8th May with a focus on sustainability and ethics in the fashion supply chain, posing the question: “is it up to the industry to change the way…
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Karun Tyagi

    VANCOUVER – At the most recent Planet Textiles event, VP of business development at Proavita Karun Tyagi took to the hot seat in the PT Pod to answer questions about probiotics and what he wants to see in the future for the textile industry.
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    AAFA seeks to educate firms on REACH changes

    WASHINGTON – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a webinar in order to better inform both its member organisations and the wider industry on changes to the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction…
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    The North Face scales new heights with Oscars win

    ALAMEDA – A documentary film supported by VF Corp-owned outdoor apparel brand The North Face has been awarded Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. Free Solo, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin,…
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019

    Nike partnership slashes water use in dyeing

    BARCELONA – In a real-world example of how Planet Textiles 2019 in Barcelona will address some of the practical environmental challenges faced by the textile industry, Nike will explain how working together with a Mexican textile supplier, it's…
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Mohan Senevirante

    VANCOUVER – The most recent Planet Textiles event featured the debut of the PT Pod, which hosted a range of interviews, including one with Mohan Senevirante, global water lead at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Mohan sat down to talk…
  • Friday, 15 February 2019

    ISKO panel tackles greenwash in the denim sector

    PARIS - Turkish denim specialist ISKO has hosted a Responsible Denim event which the company says provided an opportunity to share ideas on the development of an integrated field-to-fabric approach along the value chain, as well as an occasion to…
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    SFA takes cashmere conference to Mongolia

    ULAANBAATAR – The cashmere supply chain focused non-profit Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA) has revealed details of its Sustainability in the Cashmere Sector Conference 2019, this year to be held in Mongolia’s Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. A theme of…
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Janne Poranen

    VANCOUVER – At the most recent Planet Textiles event, CEO of Spinnova Janne Poranen took to the hot seat in the PT Pod to answer questions about his company, its drive towards innovation and what he sees in the future for the textile industry.
  • Monday, 11 February 2019

    Benetton Group opens doors to IWTO Congress 

    PONZANO VENETO – Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has announced that it will host one of the four days of talks and presentations which will make up the 88th annual IWTO (International Wool Textile Organisation) congress, to be held later this…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    United Nations hosts sustainable fashion conference

    NEW YORK - The United Nations recently hosted its ‘Good for the Earth, Good for the Planet’ sustainable fashion conference, which brought together around 400 participants with the goal of inspiring collaborations that will move fashion towards a…
  • Thursday, 07 February 2019

    Conference in “tumultuous period” for polyester

    HOUSTON – In what organisers describe as a “tumultuous period” for polyester, Wood Mackenzie Americas will hold the 2019 edition of its Polyester Conference to discuss both the challenges and opportunities currently facing the sector. Wood Mackenzie…
  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    Wool continues to tempt sportswear brands

    MUNICH – With the Sustainable Apparel Coalition talking about garment durability and extended garment use at the ISPO exhibition which closes today, for the winner of the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for most ‘sustainable product 2019’ – Aclima…
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    SFRA event to combat greenwash with evidence focus

    COPENHAGEN – The newly-established Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda (SFRA) event is set to shake up the fashion and textile industries’ summer calendar when it debuts in May 2019. The event has been conceived as a tonic to the industry shows…
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod - Jöel Mertens

    VANCOUVER - Jöel Mertens, integrity engineer at Mountain Equipment Co-op, sat down in the interview Pod at 2018’s Planet Textiles event, as part of a series of interviews conducted with leading figures in the textiles and apparel industry.
  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    Kingpins to set the standard for denim compliance

    NEW YORK – Exhibitors failing to practice what they preach will no longer be tolerated by the Kingpins denim event series, as founder Andrew Olah sets out an ambitious new programme to promote industrywide improvements. Starting at the April 2019…
  • Monday, 04 February 2019

    Planet Textiles to host sustainable denim session

    WAKEFIELD – How should denim be made in 2030 from an environmental and social perspective? What are the anticipated key technology breakthroughs that can make this happen? Can denim mills make a profit and be sustainable? And what’s stopping the…
  • Monday, 04 February 2019

    OECD forum to focus on due diligence

    PARIS - Improving transparency and traceability in sustainable value chains, measuring the impact of due diligence and responsible recruitment in garment and footwear supply chains are just some of the topics that will be discussed in-depth at the…
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