Sustainability

2019-02-21

Innovation through sustainability

At this year’s Lineapelle (February 20-22, Milan), Sympatex (hall 22P, booths M11-M19 / N12-N20) will premier a new line of functional materials for footwear in which PU foams commonly used in the lining of the laminate are completely replaced by a fleece-like compound made from recycled clothing fibers.

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Sustainability

2019-02-06

Berg Outdoor, a valued customer of Porcher Sport, the Sports and Leisure Division of Porcher Industries, has been announced as the ISPO Awards 2019 Gold Winner for its GERES Zero Gravity Down Jacket within the Outdoor category. Berg Outdoor’s zero gravity down jacket represents the latest trends for sustainable produce in the outdoor sector. Made out of recycled (2nd grade waste) ultra-light parachute fabric and other recycled components it delivers a waterproof, highly insulated yet light weight outdoor jacket that is also easily packable.

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Sustainability

2019-01-31

The Lenzing Group has once again been rated the number one producer of wood-based fibers (out of 31 globally) in the world with respect to the responsible procurement of wood, the key raw material in cellulose fiber production. This is the conclusion of the Hot Button Report published recently by the Canadian environmental organization Canopy.

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Sustainability

2019-01-24

“Closing the loop” prototype: an upcycling production line consisting of a plastic shredder, extruder and 3D printer demonstrates how the shoe industry of the future can take advantage of recycled plastics.

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Sustainability

2018-12-12

Jeanologia, the Spanish company leader in development of sustainable and efficient technology, joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.

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Sustainability

2019-02-21

Textile Exchange releases first annual 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Report

The 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge serves as a cornerstone for change in the apparel and textile industry by encouraging brands and retailers to commit to source 100% of their cotton from the most sustainable sources by the year 2025. The Challenge was formed in 2017 when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales convened a group of CEOs through the work of his International Sustainability Unit that existed to address critical challenges facing the world.

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Sustainability

2019-02-21

NatureWorks announces 100 Percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that by 2020 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ biopolymers and Vercet™ performance chemicals will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) to the ISCC PLUS standard of best practices in agricultural production.

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Sustainability

2019-02-21

Gore fabrics outlines sustainability efforts made in 2018

W. L. Gore & Associates´ (Gore) Fabrics Division published its Responsibility Update 2018. The update details how Gore Fabrics is using scientific research to drive environmentally improved material innovations that deliver uncompromised performance with a reduced environmental footprint of Gore Fabrics’ products. The Responsibility Update 2018 is available at www.gore-tex.com/responsibility.

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Sustainability

2019-02-07

Textile sustainability firmly in sight

In the age of climate change and environmental protection, the pressure on manufacturers, brands and retailers in the textile sector is growing. More and more consumers are calling for compliance with minimum social standards in the manufacture of their textiles. The OEKO-TEX® Association, together with Hohenstein as one of the founding members, has developed a comprehensive product portfolio to provide everyone involved in the textile value creation chain with the best possible security and extensive transparency.

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Sustainability

2019-01-03

Indorama Ventures to acquire PET recycling capabilities from Custom Polymers PET, LLC in US

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a PET recycling facility from Custom Polymers PET in Alabama, US. The facility consists of two production lines; Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) Flake and food-grade rPET Pellets, with a combined capacity of 31,000 tonnes/annum.

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Sustainability

2019-01-03

OEKO-TEX® new regulations 2019

In 2019 the goal of the OEKO-TEX® Association is again to reinforce consumer protection and sustainability along the value creation chain for textiles and leather; the existing guidelines for the OEKO-TEX® product portfolio have thus been amended again for the start of the year. The new regulations will come into effect after a three-month transition period on 1 April 2019.

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Sustainability

2018-12-14

Hohenstein joins ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme

Today, Hohenstein is pleased to announce it is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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Sustainability

2018-12-12

Nonwovens industry pledges uptake in use of recycled PET

EDANA, on behalf of the nonwoven producers amongst its membership, issued a pledge to significantly increase the use of recycled PET in nonwoven fabrics.

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