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  • 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,…
  • Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    PODCAST: Revisiting fashion's misinformation problem Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD - Our latest Big Closets Small Planet podcast revisits fashion's misinformation problem which was highlighted by a special Ecotextile News investigation - Busting Myths - late last year. Back then, we looked at some of the more…
  • Wednesday, 29 July 2020

    Newscast: Forced labour and fashion in China Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – We’ve just released episode two of the new series of Ecotextile Talks ‘behind the news’ broadcasts with our journalists John Mowbray, Simon Glover and Simon Ferrigno who give a round-up of the current situation on allegations of forced…
  • Tuesday, 14 July 2020

    Newscast: Ecotextile Talks – Behind the News Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in our editorial newsroom? If so, why not have a listen to the first two episodes of our new series of Ecotextile Talks podcasts available on Apple, Google, Spotify and Deezer. Like…
  • Wednesday, 24 June 2020

    PODCAST: How tax can help save the planet Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Femke Groothuis, founder and president of The Ex'Tax Project, explains the potential power of tax reform to transform the apparel industry at the scale and pace required. Groothuis, whose thinktank calls for the shift of taxation from…
  • Wednesday, 10 June 2020

    Podcast: Breaking down barriers on climate change Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Breaking down mental barriers and reimagining communications on how to combat climate change is integral to aligning people around the world, argues Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes. Stoknes’ research into the psychology behind…
  • Wednesday, 27 May 2020

    Podcast: Circular business models Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD - Circular business models, like clothing resale and subscription rental, are taking off - but to what extent can they replace today's retail models and deliver the radical sustainability improvements needed? Three industry pioneers join…
  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020

    Podcast: COVID-19 - Are millions of workers at risk? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD - Leading figures from across the industry join our host Mike Schragger, from the Sustainable Fashion Academy, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on supply chain workers in our latest Big Closets Small Planet podcast. As millions…
  • Wednesday, 15 April 2020

    Podcast: Is digital clothing the future of fashion? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Two of the leading figures behind digital fashion house The Fabricant join our host Mike Schragger, from the Sustainable Fashion Academy, for our latest Big Closets Small Planet podcast. The Fabricant recently sold a piece of digital…
  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    Podcast: The price of sustainability - $300bn Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Katrin Ley from Fashion for Good and Catharina Martinez-Pardo from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the authors of a new report on what it will cost to meet the industry's sustainability goals, join Mike Schragger from the Sustainable…
  • Wednesday, 11 March 2020

    Podcast: Why fashion should not reinvent the wheel Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Lewis Perkins, president of the Apparel Impact Institute (AII), joins Mike Schragger from the Sustainable Fashion Academy, to outline his vision for accelerating change in the garment industry. Speaking in the first episode of a new…
  • Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Podcast: textile innovator transforms upcycled cotton Premium Article

    BARCELONA – As part of this year’s Planet Textiles sustainability summit Spencer Null, director of product development at Natural Fiber Welding, sat down with the Sustainable Fashion Academy’s Michael Schragger to discuss how his company upcycles…
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2019

    Podcast: Lenzing CEO talks up environmental prospects Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Stefan Doboczky, the CEO of wood-based fibre supplier Lenzing, sat down with Mike Schragger from the Sustainable Fashion Academy to give a largely optimistic view of the big social and environmental challenges the textile industry faces…
  • Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Podcast: Shining a light on unseen workers Premium Article

    BARCELONA – “When you look at the supply chain of an average retailer, when you look at how many workers are registered in that supply chain as a hypothetical example, you can factor in that there’ll be five times more invisible workers than visible…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019

    Podcast: here come the robots! Premium Article

    Advances in robotics and automated technology could potentially reduce the impact of textile and garment manufacture, but how does this play out for impoverished workers in developing nations? In our latest Planet Textiles Podcast, former…
  • Wednesday, 04 September 2019

    Podcast: Chemicals, climate change and greenwashing Premium Article

    BARCELONA - “More of the same is not going to get us to where we need to go,” said the ever-outspoken global fellow for the Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs Linda Greer at the recent Planet Textiles in Barcelona where she sat down…
  • 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…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2019

    Podcast: Subcritical water – a boost for textile recycling? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – The Sustainable Fashion Academy’s Mike Schragger recently sat down with Luke Henning, founder of Tyton BioSciences, who explained how his company stumbled upon a new use for its technology that could shape the future of textile…
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Podcast: H&M climate positive by 2040? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Series Two of the Big Closets Small Planet podcast, run in partnership between Ecotextile News and the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA), is now in full swing. Innovation in Climate Action is this week’s focus. More specifically, host…
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    Podcast: mobile banking to save the planet Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the third podcast of our new series, Mike Schragger speaks to Johan Pihl and Jacob Odqvist of Doconomy, who have developed a ‘mobile banking service for everyday climate action’ which they say makes it easier for consumers to join the…
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

    Podcast: “The era of living in denial is over” Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the second podcast of our new series, Mike Schragger speaks to Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel (HKRITA), about his views on how the fashion and apparel sector is still playing catch-up with…

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