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Don’t just think Taiwan for textiles, go there – is the message from the Taiwan Textile Federation in this sponsored piece which says Taiwan remains a top sourcing destination for textiles, innovation and sustainability.

Climate change and carbon reduction have become the most fundamental yet crucial topics among international textile industry in recent years. With the joint efforts of Taiwan's textile industry as well as organisations in both the public and private sectors, Taiwan has become a shining beacon of light internationally for its success in sustainable textile innovation.

Taiwan is leading the world in earth friendly Textile innovation, sustainability, and continuous quality improvement. After more than 60 years of development, Taiwan’s textile industry has evolved from a mass production textile supplier to a textile innovator equipped with a comprehensive yet integrated value chain. Best in class polymer development led by many large vertical companies keep Taiwan ahead of the curve.

Sustainable and socially responsible

Taiwan has the world's most advantageous development of a sustainable textile supply chain. A 2-hour drive covers the factories from upstream yarn to downstream fabric. Most of the suppliers specialising in outdoor and sports brand fabrics have certifications such as bluesign, Oekotex, GRS, RWS, Higg Index and USDA etc. Using recycled coffee grinds, fishing net, oyster, fish scales and pineapple fibre, the industry has developed and continued to improve textile functions, and these fabrics are often combined with recycled polymers to further enhance its performance characteristics.

Libolon has a collection of recycled polyester products in multiple categories in woven and knits. Many even are hard to find recycled Nylon. The mandate in this direction comes from its teams dedicated textile engineers driven both internally and by their core of leading-edge customers. Companies like Patagonia, dedicating to improving our environment, make Taiwan a primary source for textiles and development initiatives.

Even Taiwan's textile industry redefines the characteristics of cotton. Hermin’s Natural Laboratory develop new generation of organic cotton for outdoor apparel. HerMin's waterproof cotton fabric is using a very tight and traditional weaving technique. When dry, the fabric opens up its pores to breathe. When wet, the overtightened cotton fibers swell, thereby sealing the weave and making it waterproof. Evertex Janerino® series is a hybrid merino wool collection engineered for versatility and climate adaptability. All wool blends contain non-mulesing merino wool and certified recycled polyester upon request, solution-dye polyester upon request.

Taiwanese Leadership in unique waterproof breathable laminated and coating expertise is unchallenged, leading the way with C-Zero technology, the “greenest” of all the ways to keep you dry and comfortable. Many companies help forge the way with constant innovation, always on the lookout for a “better way “.

A complete supply chain

A unique woven fabric company brings its expertise to fore in developing manufacturing textile and garments in Asia using Taiwan as its core base. Many Taiwan companies have networked into either direct ownership or partnerships to help ease the process in making complicated technical garments or great athleisure. Part of what makes this special is the unique relationships between the vertical mills and specialized converters with an ability to blend the best characteristics of multiple suppliers. The tradition of cooperation between mills is steeped in the history and growth of the industry. In many parts of the world “converters” are disappearing, a trend not evident in Taiwan. From crude oil, plastic bottles to chips, yarn, knits, wovens, special finishes, piece dyes, yarn dyes, solution dyed and printing, it’s readily available. Then add the various possibilities in finishing, odor and bacteria control, wicking, cooling, and warming, the combinations are endless. These “industrial clusters and integrated supply chains” are critical in the drive for constant innovation. Ad. By BOFT

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  • Monday, 19 December 2022

    Indian cotton bodies to promote sector’s sustainability Premium Article

    NEW DELHI – The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) and the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India (TEXPROCIL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and will endeavour to promote the branding and traceability of cotton produced…
  • Monday, 19 December 2022

    Bio-recycler links up with Stella McCartney Premium Article

    NEW HAVEN - US startup Protein Evolution (PEI) is to work with fashion brand Stella McCartney in a bid to demonstrate the potential of its enzyme-based technology to recycle synthetic textiles. From next year, PEI will turn unused polyester and…
  • Monday, 19 December 2022

    Cotton Traders partners with The Salvation Army Premium Article

    ALTRINCHAM – British fashion brand Cotton Traders has partnered with The Salvation Army and will direct unwanted clothing donated by its customers to the charity’s network of stores. Donations are managed by The Salvation Army Trading Company…
  • Friday, 16 December 2022

    TexAid develops circular tote-bag Premium Article

    SCHATTDORF – Circular solutions provider TexAid has developed a tote-bag from post-consumer textile and plastic waste. The product integrates technology company Circular.Fashion’s QR code-based circularity.ID solution, enabling consumers to scan it…
  • Friday, 16 December 2022

    Brands concerned over REACH regulations delay Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - A total of 22 global companies — including H&M, Adidas, IKEA and Decathlon — have sent a joint letter to European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen expressing concern over a delay to a planned revision of the REACH chemical…
  • Friday, 16 December 2022

    Cotton pilot incentivises regenerative practices Premium Article

    FALLS CHURCH – The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) has launched a new pilot project in the cotton sector, through which farmers will generate carbon credits on their land which they’ll be able to sell off depending on their…
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022

    Crystal Denim adopts Browzwear design solution Premium Article

    HONG KONG – Crystal Denim, a subsidiary of the Crystal International Group, has announced a partnership with digital solutions provider Browzwear as it looks to leverage the latter’s VStitcher 3D design platform. Browzwear’s technologies are used by…
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022

    Bestseller bid to make 'leather' from leaves Premium Article

    BRANDE – Danish fashion company Bestseller has linked up with UK materials innovator Biophilica which is developing a compostable plastic-free leather alternative from leaves. Biophilica's 'Treekind' leather alternative is formulated with…
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022

    Global deal to help Vietnam move on from coal Premium Article

    HANOI - A US$15.5 billion international clean energy deal has been struck for Vietnam - the world's third biggest garment manufacturer - to accelerate the nation’s transition away from coal. The Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) finance deal…
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