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  • 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…
  • Monday, 03 February 2020

    Shanghai textile fairs postponed over coronavirus Premium Article

    SHANGHAI - Messe Frankfurt’s three Shanghai textile fairs which were due to take place in March have been postponed until later in the year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The events - Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Spring Edition, Yarn…
  • Wednesday, 04 December 2019

    Neonyt prepares for first show at new home Premium Article

    BERLIN - The Neonyt 'sustainable' fashion and textile trade show is preparing for its first event at its new home at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport. Leading brands, retailers and other industry players will attend the show which will be staged in…
  • Wednesday, 06 November 2019

    Future Fabrics Expo speakers revealed Premium Article

    LONDON - Organisers of the Ninth Future Fabrics Expo, due to be held in January, have revealed the line-up of speakers for the seminar programme which runs alongside the show. The Sustainable Angle said the speakers would be made up of "outstanding…
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    Podcast: Financing sustainable textile production Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Impact investor Tanvi Karambelkar, of the newly-launched Good Fashion Fund, and Abhishek Bansal, of Arvind - a vertical manufacturer based in India, discuss some of the challenges of funding the technological innovations needed to make…
  • Friday, 11 October 2019

    Textile microfibres: the invisible tide Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – Planet Textiles will team up with Textile Exchange in Vancouver next week to bring delegates a unique panel discussion on the science behind textile microfibre pollution, why it matters – and what the textile industry should be doing…
  • Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    Podcast: Textile microfibre pollution, an urgent problem? Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Though research continues to shed new light on the problem of textile microfibres in our oceans, Sophie Mather, board chair of the Microfibre Consortium, questions whether the proliferation of other micro-particles is muddy the waters of…
  • Monday, 23 September 2019

    Textile innovators invited to Bangladesh Premium Article

    DHAKA – The second edition of the upcoming Sustainable Apparel Forum in Bangladesh is offering the chance for new textile technology companies and solutions providers to promote their innovations free of charge at the event. Event organiser Mostafiz…
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    Australian Circular Fashion Conference to return in 2020 Premium Article

    MELBOURNE – The third edition of the Australian Circular Fashion Conference has been scheduled for the 1st-2nd April 2020, as the event continues to progress towards its goal of recording 350 businesses adopting responsible and ‘sustainable’…
  • Wednesday, 28 August 2019

    Future Fabrics Expo to return in 2020 Premium Article

    LONDON – The ninth edition of The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabric Expo (FFE) is set to take place 29-30 January 2020, once again hosted in the basement of London’s Victoria House. The Expo aims to showcase innovative ‘sustainable’ textiles…
  • Tuesday, 20 August 2019

    SIMA rides sustainability wave Premium Article

    CALIFORNIA – The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is set to host Sustainability in Our Industry: Moving Beyond Recycled, a crash course on sustainability in the apparel industry for staff in leadership, design, product, compliance and…
  • Monday, 19 August 2019

    Fashion Summit puts sustainability first Premium Article

    HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Fashion Summit (HKFS) is set to return for its 2019 edition, with 52 speakers from 12 countries taking part. This year the event’s theme will be ‘Achieving the Goals’, with a focus on how fashion brands can be more…
  • Wednesday, 14 August 2019

    POLL RESULTS: your priorities for the planet Premium Article

    Priorities for the planet, what are they, and what do our readers think? John Mowbray presents the results of a recent poll we held at Planet Textiles and shared through our online channels – nearly 1,000 of you took part. For over a decade,…
  • Tuesday, 13 August 2019

    Performance Days takes sustainable stance Premium Article

    ISMANING – Performance Days has said that its exhibitor trends forum at its next event in Munich will feature only fabrics and accessories that have proven ‘sustainable’ credentials, marking the next step in its sustainability-based Focus Topics…
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019

    Overheard saying… quotes from the Planet Textiles Pod Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Planet Textiles 2019 saw the return of our Pod, in which leading industry commentators sat down to speak with the Sustainable Fashion Academy’s Mike Schragger. The videos and podcasts will be released over the next few months, and…
  • Friday, 05 July 2019

    Global Fiber Congress looks to sustainability Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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 Premium Article

    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’ Premium Article

    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…
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