Sustainability

2020-11-25

Patagonia strengthens commitment to saving our home planet with the hire of Beth Thoren as Environmental Action & Initiatives Director

Patagonia was created to explore wild places, and today, in the face of an impending climate crisis, the company’s mission statement: ‘We’re in business to save our home planet’ has never been more critical.

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Sustainability

2020-11-19

On November 13, visionary leaders in business and academia exchanged a variety of insights and learnings at this year’s virtual 2020 Integral Conversation. Under the theme “Transform and Thrive”, the conference sought to explore how governments, corporations and individuals can lay the foundation for a greener economy that is anchored in solutions geared towards public wellbeing.

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Sustainability

2020-11-12

The Lenzing Group scored a total of 30.5 points (4 points more compared to last year) and received for the first time a leading dark green shirt, the highest Hot Button ranking category. Lenzing once again convinced the non-profit organization Canopy with its innovative vision with regard to circular economy and REFIBRA™ technology, its high level of transparency in wood and pulp sourcing, as well as its active contribution towards protecting forests and preserving biodiversity.

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Sustainability

2020-11-12

The Lenzing Group, a leading company in the area of wood-based specialty fibers, celebrates another milestone on the way to making the textile and apparel industry more sustainable and transparent. Since 2019, Lenzing has been using the blockchain technology powered by the Hong Kong start-up TextileGenesis™ to ensure the traceability of textiles from fiber to production and distribution.

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Sustainability

2020-11-12

H&M Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Leyla Ertur as its new Head of Sustainability. From 1 January 2021, Leyla will take over from Anna Gedda who has led the company’s sustainability initiatives since 2014 and who will take on a new role as Head of Steering and Strategic Planning at H&M Group.

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Sustainability

2020-11-19

Global bioplastic market is estimated to account for US$ 215 Bn by the end Of 2027, says Coherent Market Insights (CMI)

A bioplastic material is a biological product made out of non-biological biomass sources, such as cellulose from wood. Unlike traditional plastics, bioplastic materials are made over many different processes. Some biodegradable bio-plastic may degrade within a 180 day period, provided the right environment exists. Other bioplastics degrade over a much longer period, however, and they require special processes to make them more eco-friendly.

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Sustainability

2020-11-19

Creating sustainable value, from plantation to fashion

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has released its inaugural Sustainability Progress Report covering the first 18 months of its operations from January 2019 to June 2020. Formally inaugurated by Indonesia President Joko Widodo in February 2020, APR is a vertically integrated operation from renewable fibre plantations to high-value textile manufacturing facilities, located in in Riau, Sumatra.

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Sustainability

2020-11-19

Birla Cellulose now maps 100% forest sources on Traceability platform GreenTrack™

Birla Cellulose has advanced the capability of the well-established blockchain-enabled traceability platform, GreenTrack™, which now enables the consumers to see the forests from where the wood is sourced and thus providing a complete end-to-end visibility of forest to fashion. The visibility of forest sources for all the Birla Cellulose’s eco-enhanced products has been achieved by collaboration with Sappi Ltd., the largest supplier of dissolving pulp.The forest information of pulp produced by Birla Cellulose was available on the platform thus far.

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Sustainability

2020-11-18

ISKO proudly supports the virtual Textile Exchange Sustainability conference towards renewed efforts for momentum and best practice.

From November 2nd to November 6th, the leading denim innovator ISKO joined leading industry professionals from around the world at the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference.

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Sustainability

2020-11-05

Elevate Textiles releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is excited to release its 2020 Sustainability Report. Elevate Textiles offers distinguished global textile brands including American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. The report serves as the first corporate report for Elevate and the 10th annual report to include the A&E brand.

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Sustainability

2020-11-05

CHT Group publishes Sustainability Report 2019

As an internationally positioned company for specialty chemicals, the CHT Group stands for open and transparent communication with all stakeholders, especially our customers. Our comprehensive sustainability reporting is a prime example of this. The annual edition has now been completed and published for the period January to December 2019.

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Sustainability

2020-11-05

SAC will retire Higg MSI aggregated single score

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the leading association representing the apparel, footwear, and textile industry in sustainability, today announced plans to accelerate the retirement of the aggregated single score from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) by January 4, 2021.

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Sustainability

2020-11-05

Sateri launches sustainability vision for 2030; pledges to be world’s leading net-positive fibre producer

Sateri, the world’s largest viscose producer, has launched its sustainability vision for 2030 to guide the company’s strategic growth in the coming decade. The Vision is anchored around four key pillars in response to environmental and social challenges faced by the cellulosic fibre industry: Climate and Ecosystem Protection, Closed Loop Production, Innovation and Circularity, and Inclusive Growth.

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