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  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024

    Podcast: Cascale – taking carbon out of clothing

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman sits down with Sean Cady, vice president of global sustainability, responsibility and trade for VF Corporation and also elected board director for Cascale, and Andrew Martin, executive vice president of Cascale for…
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024

    Podcast: Cascale – preparing for policy and communication

    WAKEFIELD – Two industry experts join host Philip Berman for our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast that advises listeners how best to prepare for new European Union legislation on responsibly communicating sustainability information to consumers – and…
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    Podcast: Cascale - measuring for impact

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman speaks with Jeremy Lardeau, senior VP of the Higg Index at Cascale, and Quentin Thorel, group head of sustainability for CIEL Textile, for our latest podcast. The first of a four part series, brought to you in…
  • Thursday, 29 February 2024

    Podcast: Figuring out fashion’s CO2 emissions

    WAKEFIELD – If the global textile sector is to reduce the impact of its CO2 emissions on the planet – it first needs to know where they come from in the supply chain. To explain one way to do this, Philip Berman is joined by Ecotextile News…
  • Thursday, 22 February 2024

    Podcast: Cash for climate solutions

    WAKEFIELD – For the first of a new three-part series in our Ecotextile Talks podcast, produced in partnership with the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), our host Philip Berman is joined by two leading figures behind an ambitious attempt to reduce the…
  • Thursday, 07 December 2023

    Podcast: Threaded Together - climate smart cotton

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman talks to Daren Abney, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol; Christine Morgan, chief scientific officer for the Soil Health Institute; and Jesse Daystar, chief sustainability officer with Cotton…
  • Thursday, 30 November 2023

    Podcast: How to measure cotton’s environmental impact

    WAKEFIELD – In the second of this three-part podcast series: 'Threaded Together – How best to measure cotton’s environmental impact' host Philip Berman talks to Dr Jesse Daystar from Cotton Incorporated and Joel Mertens from the Sustainable Apparel…
  • Wednesday, 22 November 2023

    Podcast: Exclusive interview with Renewcell CEO

    WAKEFIELD – The new acting CEO of embattled Swedish textile recycler Renewcell speaks exclusively to Tom Bithell for the latest episode of our Ecotextile Talks podcast. Magnus Håkansson, who was appointed by the board of directors to replace Patrik…
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2023

    Podcast: Threaded Together - sustainability and cotton

    WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman explores sustainability issues related to cotton in the first of a new three part series of our Ecotextile Talks podcast, entitled Thread Together, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated. Berman catches up with Jesse…
  • Wednesday, 18 October 2023

    Podcast: How far can resale drive decarbonisation?

    WAKEFIELD – Following a report outlining the potential benefits for fashion brands looking to integrate resale into their business model, Ecotextile Talks hears from Andy Ruben, founder of recommerce specialist Trove, who shares his insights on…
  • Wednesday, 11 October 2023

    Podcast: Bridging the fashion industry influence gap

    WAKEFIELD – As a formal partnership between the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and International Apparel Federation (IAF) is signed, a key figure involved in the collaborative process speaks to Ecotextile Talks about what the duo hope to…
  • Monday, 02 October 2023

    Podcast: Fashioning a better response to natural disasters

    WAKEFIELD – In a this extended episode of Ecotextile Talks, the way in which the apparel sector responds to natural disasters is placed under the microscope. Podcast host David Styles is this week joined by two guests to discuss reports which…
  • Wednesday, 13 September 2023

    Podcast: Should QR codes replace clothing labels?

    WAKEFIELD – The latest instalment of the Ecotextile Talks podcast series explores the motivations behind a campaign calling on the fashion industry to move away from conventional care and content labels in favour of digital alternatives. Steve…
  • Tuesday, 05 September 2023

    Podcast: Traceable viscose – back in black

    WAKEFIELD – Philip Berman sits down with Caroline Ledl, head of product and application management at the Lenzing Group to hear about the company’s plans to ramp up its production of its spun-dyed viscose in Indonesia. Lenzing launched its ‘EcoVero’…
  • Wednesday, 23 August 2023

    Podcast: Why organic cotton monitoring is out of this world

    WAKEFIELD – In the latest episode of Ecotextile Talks, Jeffrey Thimm from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) discusses an initiative exploring the potential of combining artificial intelligence and satellite technologies to monitor organic…
  • Wednesday, 16 August 2023

    Podcast: Time fashion gets tough on Turkmen forced labour?

    WAKEFIELD – The latest report from Cotton Campaign insists the time has come for the fashion industry to act conclusively on forced labour in Turkmen cotton fields, with human rights lawyer and researcher Allison Gill telling Ecotextile Talks that…
  • Wednesday, 09 August 2023

    Podcast: Australia trials voluntary textile circularity levy

    WAKEFIELD – As an apparent global push to include extended producer responsibility (EPR) frameworks in legislation gathers pace, podcast host David Styles catches up with Claire Kneller, managing director of WRAP Asia Pacific, to discuss the…
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023

    Podcast: New test aims to verify organic cotton

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, Philip Berman catches up with John Murphy, Hohenstein’s technical director for Europe, for an update on the company’s testing and certification process for its new Oeko-Tex organic cotton standard…
  • Monday, 17 April 2023

    Podcast: Perspectives on Rana Plaza

    WAKEFIELD — A decade on from one of the fashion industry’s darkest days, a panel of industry experts come together as part of a special podcast examining the long-term impacts of the Rana Plaza catastrophe and assessing what progress has been made…
  • Thursday, 02 March 2023

    Podcast: How do fashion shoppers navigate sustainability?

    Philip Berman sits down with Eva McGeorge, Lenzing’s Head of Marketing and Communications, to discuss the company’s recent survey on consumer attitudes to sustainability in fashion. Lenzing says the aim of its new survey – the results of which will…
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022

    Podcast: Oeko-Tex tool addresses due diligence

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, hosted by Phil Berman, we hear from Oeko-Tex product manager Melanie Teuteberg regarding the company’s recently launched Responsible Business tool. The Swiss firm launched the solution in late…
  • Thursday, 03 November 2022

    Podcast: How Timberland and Lenzing tackled traceability Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, we hear how apparel brand Timberland worked together with Lenzing to overcome a variety of challenges to launch a new traceable apparel collection that has credible, measurable, environmental…
  • Friday, 01 July 2022

    Podcast: Unravelling the problem of organic cotton fraud Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, our cotton expert Simon Ferrigno tells host Phil Berman why he’d like to see a parliamentary-style inquiry into widespread fraud in the organic cotton sector. Ferrigno also talks about his recent…
  • Wednesday, 29 June 2022

    New AI podcast launched by Ecotextile News Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Are you too busy to sit down in front of your computer to scour the latest news on environmental and social issues in the fashion sector? If so, you can now catch up easily through a new weekly podcast from Ecotextile News that we are…
  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022

    Podcast: The biggest ESG risks in fashion today Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, Randy Rankin, Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance global client development director for North America, spells out the current key environmental, social and governance risks facing the textile and…
  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022

    Podcast: Biopolymer lowers emissions and improves circularity Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, Alexa Raab, the global brand and communications manager for bio-materials with US chemicals giant DuPont, explains how the company's partially bio-based Sorona PTT helps to lower carbon emissions…
  • Tuesday, 22 March 2022

    Podcast: Using Higg to assess product impacts Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, McKenzie Everett, an apparel developer with US cycling apparel brand Pearl Izumi, explains how the company uses the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's (SAC) Higg Index product tools. She tells our…
  • Monday, 14 March 2022

    Podcast: How to pinpoint climate and water impacts Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, we’re joined by Alisia Mätz, product manager of Oekotex’s STeP certification program to discuss the company’s new ‘Impact Calculator’ tool and how it can help textile mills to mitigate their…
  • Thursday, 17 February 2022

    Podcast: Re-thinking the rules of fashion Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the latest podcast from Ecotextile Talks, former Timberland chief operating officer (COO) Ken Pucker shares some home truths about the success of current ESG (environmental, social and governance) frameworks in play across the fashion…
  • Thursday, 13 January 2022

    Podcast: Lenzing explains its new climate targets Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Our Ecotextile Talks podcast host Philip Berman talks to Lenzing's head of product management textiles, Caroline Ledl, about the company's plans to reduce the size of its carbon footprint. Lenzing became the first wood-based cellulosic…
  • Thursday, 16 December 2021

    Podcast: Lycra aims to expand its eco horizons Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, host Philip Berman speaks with the Lycra Company’s sustainability director Jean Hegedus to learn about how its eponymous stretch fibre can contribute to the textile industry's pursuit of supply…
  • Thursday, 02 December 2021

    Radio Show: Episode 5, Closing the loop with retailers and consumers Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the final episode in our five-part documentary series on textile-to-textile recycling, we get to hear from retailers Bestseller and Filippa K about how and why they are tackling the issue of circularity in their supply chains. We also…
  • Friday, 12 November 2021

    Radio Show: Episode 4, EPR and the EU Waste Directive Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – We look at the implications of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and the EU’s Waste Directive in the fourth episode in our five-part audio documentary on the textile-to-textile recycling industry. Speaking mainly to French…
  • Friday, 05 November 2021

    Radio Show: Episode 3, Sourcing feedstock for textile recycling Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – The third episode in our new five-part audio documentary examines the challenges of sourcing enough of the right feedstock for chemical textile-to-textile recycling. Ecotextile Talks speaks to Södra’s Niclas Berg, whose job involves…
  • Tuesday, 02 November 2021

    Radio Show: Episode 2, Next-generation pulp from post-consumer textiles Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Following today’s timely announcement around deforestation at COP26, the second episode in this new five-part audio documentary on textile-to-textile recycling delves into how the ‘OnceMore’ process from Södra uses post-consumer textile…
  • Friday, 29 October 2021

    Radio Show: Episode 1, Södra sets out to tackle waste Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Ahead of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, we’re bringing to you part one of a new five-part audio documentary series, in affiliation with forest industry group Södra, that will explore how…
  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021

    Podcast: Lenzing promotes biodegradability of fibres Premium Article

    LENZING – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, host Philip Berman is joined by Florian Heubrandner, the vice president of fibre manufacturer Lenzing’s global textiles business, to discuss the biodegradability credentials of its man-made…
  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021

    Podcast: Hohenstein solution identifies GMO in cotton Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, host Philip Berman speaks with Harald Notz-Lajtkep, Hohenstein’s division manager, to learn more about a new quantitative method for assessing the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)…
  • Friday, 20 August 2021

    Podcast: How Zalando uses Higg data to drive sustainability Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the fourth episode in our series of Ecotextile Talks podcasts supported by Higg, our host Philip Berman talks to Zalando sustainability director Kate Heiny about how the online clothing retailer harnesses data to drive sustainability…
  • Monday, 28 June 2021

    Podcast: How the H&M Group helps rivals access suppliers Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD - In the third of our Ecotextile Talks podcasts supported by Higg, our host Philip Berman talks to Hanna Hallin, global sustainability manager with Treadler, the B2B service launched by the H&M Group last year to help rival companies…
  • Monday, 14 June 2021

    Podcast: Hohenstein brings order to textile chemistry Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the latest Ecotextile Talks podcast, we hear from John Frazier, senior technical director at textile testing, certifications and product labels authority Hohenstein, about the organisation’s Eco Passport chemicals verification system.…
  • Monday, 17 May 2021

    Podcast: The Higg MSI and Scaling Sustainability Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest Ecotextile Talks radio show, Jeremy Lardeau, vice president of the Higg Index at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and Cash East, director of analytics at tech firm Higg discuss their work developing the Material…
  • Thursday, 15 April 2021

    Podcast: The Higg Index - 10 years in the making Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Ten years on from the foundation of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the latest edition of our Ecotextile Talks Radio Show examines the progress of the Higg Index suite of tools that it helped to create. In this first episode of…
  • Wednesday, 16 December 2020

    Podcast: the critical need for ‘sustainable’ forestry Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the latest Big Closets, Small Planet podcast, founder of the environmental NGO Canopy, Nicole Rycroft, and chief commercial officer of Austrian fibre producer Lenzing, Robert van de Kerkhof, join host Michael Schragger to discuss the…
  • Thursday, 03 December 2020

    Podcast: Textile traceability: is blockchain the answer? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Former BBC producer Phil Berman hosts our latest Ecotextile Talks Radio Show to find out how blockchain can be an important new tool for clothing retailers to provide real-time transparency in their supply networks when sourcing clothes…
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020

    Podcast: Is the SAC making a difference? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Nearly a decade on from the establishment of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), this podcast explores the impact on sustainability of this innovative industry collaboration and speaks with the author of a recent report to find out…
  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020

    Podcast: Sweden's textile chemical tax - part 2 Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD - In the second part of our look at the Swedish government's proposed tax on chemicals in textiles, we talk to some of those in support of the project. Three experts join our host, Michael Schragger, founder of the Sustainable Fashion…
  • Wednesday, 28 October 2020

    Podcast: Could Sweden’s chemical tax drive change? Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – With a chemical tax on textiles set to come into force in Sweden that will incentivise companies to move away from harmful substances, the subject of the latest Big Closets, Small Planet podcast is whether such a regulatory framework is…
  • Wednesday, 14 October 2020

    PODCAST: Is fashion a lost cause for sustainable investors? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Sustainable investment expert Sasja Beslik explains why he thinks that fashion can be considered a "stranded asset", like coal or gas, but why - despite this - he still thinks it's worthy of investment. Beslik, who fled Bosnia when he…
  • Wednesday, 30 September 2020

    PODCAST: Cracking textiles' chemical problem Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Ecotextile News expert contributor Phil Patterson argues that the way the textile industry uses chemicals is broken and offers a way forward. Patterson, chair of the MRSL Advisory Council and managing director at Colour Connections,…

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