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  • 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…
  • Sunday, 03 February 2019

    Boost for outdoor sustainability charter

    MUNICH – The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has secured further international backing for its Sustainability Charter with four national associations from Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and Russia signing up to the initiative, which calls for good…
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Copenhagen Fashion Summit launches Design Studio

    COPENHAGEN – Global Fashion Agenda’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit has announced the launch of ‘Design Studio’, which it says will exhibit a curation of solutions tailored to the needs of directors and designers.
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Unifi crowns Repreve Champions of Sustainability 2019

    GREENSBORO – For the second year running Unifi has held a Champions of Sustainability awards to recognise the work undertaken by brands, retailers and textile partners that are deemed to have demonstrated a high level of commitment to…
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    Quality over quantity the goal for WEAR 2019

    TORONTO – WEAR (World Ethical Apparel Roundtable) 2019 looks set to take a different approach to the majority of industry trade fairs by keeping attendee numbers low in an effort to enhance the engagement of those who visit the event.
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    UN calls for next Young Champions of the Earth

    NAIROBI – UN Environment has launched its campaign to find the next seven Young Champions of the Earth, and says it is looking for individuals aged 18 to 30 who have developed “big, bold ideas” that can help to positively influence the planet.…
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Future Fabrics Expo draws large crowds

    LONDON – The eighth edition of The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabric Expo drew large crowds to London’s Victoria House on the 24th and 25th, featuring talks from industry experts and displays highlighting ‘sustainable’ clothing with an eye toward…
  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019

    ISPO Munich to highlight functional sustainability

    MUNICH – High on the agenda at ISPO Munich in February will be products that focus on sustainability, while at the same time providing functionality for their user. Ahead of the event, a record number of international companies have been judged by a…
  • Monday, 21 January 2019

    VIDEO: Planet Textiles Pod – Aquatic environments

    VANCOUVER – “I'm the guy who brings the bad news to the table, but I very much realise that in bringing that bad news to the story, I'm actually providing ammunition for change for positive change.” This is how Dr Peter Ross, director of OceanWise…
  • 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…

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