Sustainability

2019-08-22

BASF is founding member of “value balancing alliance e.V.”

Which values do companies create for society – in environmental, human, social, and financial terms? And how can these contributions be measured and compared? Together with seven international companies of the recently founded “value balancing alliance e.V.”, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, BASF strives to create a standard that makes this holistic value creation transparent in monetary terms.

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Sustainability

2019-08-22

Fashion is witnessing an essential shift, as more global brands and groups commit to ambitious environmental targets. More consumers are indicating that they intend to leave fast fashion in the past, in favour of organic, ethical and recycled materials. At the 25th anniversary of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, to be held from 25 – 27 September, eco-friendly supply chain switches and services can be found at All About Sustainability. The zone will also host FASHIONSUSTAIN’s first ever conference in Shanghai.

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Sustainability

2019-08-08

Toray Industries, Inc., has announced it is joining hands with tent manufacturer Sakura Corporation to donate three Kantantent™*1 canopy shelters incorporating SUMMER SHIELD™, to the Kyoto City Government. The triple laminated structure of this Toray-developed woven polyester fabric shields against heat, light, and ultraviolet rays. The tents will be deployed for the Gion Matsuri (festival of Yasaka Shrine), Japan’s most famous fete, which features grand processions of floats called “Yamaboko”.

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Sustainability

2019-08-06

Lenzing AG, producer of pulp and fibers from the renewable raw material wood, has concluded its expansion and modernization drive at the pulp plant at the Lenzing site. The company invested EUR 60 mn for this purpose, increasing production capacities for dissolving pulp extracted from beech wood from 300,000 to 320,000 tons per year. The coming on stream of the additional pulp capacities over the past weeks strengthens Lenzing’s self-supply of pulp in accordance with the sCore TEN corporate strategy.

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Sustainability

2019-08-01

Over 300 representatives from across the cotton supply chain – from farmers to retailers and brands – met in Shanghai on 12 and 13 June for the 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference. The conference, hosted by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), brought the sector together to collaborate on a more sustainable future for cotton. Here are some conference highlights.

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Sustainability

2019-08-22

Responsibility from raw material purchasing to customer product

Sustainability does not begin and end at the CHT Group's factory gates, as the Group focuses on both its supply chain and its customers.

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Sustainability

2019-08-15

“Operation Clean Sweep” arrives in the RadiciGroup Synthetic Fibres Business Area

RadiciGroup has expanded its Operation Clean Sweep project – started up over one year ago in its engineering polymers business – to its Synthetic Fibres Business Area. Noyfil SA (Stabio - CH), a company specializing in the manufacture of polyester continuous yarn, has joined Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), an international programme promoted by Plastics Europe with the goal of “Zero Pellet Loss”.

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Sustainability

2019-07-24

Grüner Knopf („the green button“)

The introductory phase of the Grüner Knopf certification mark begins in mid-2019. From now on, interested companies are invited to apply to the Grüner Knopf office for a conformity assessment. Companies actively participating as early movers during the introductory phase will, under certain conditions, have the assessment fees waived.

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Sustainability

2019-07-24

ISKO Washing Seminar returns to Italy to share knowledge.

Sharing values and expertise is at the very heart of ISKO, the leading denim ingredient brand behind people favorite jeans. Since the very beginning the company has relied upon three main pillars – competence, creativity and citizenship – through which the Responsible InnovationTM approach was developed.

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Sustainability

2019-07-24

SAC appoints Amina Razvi as executive director

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC or The Coalition), the leading association representing the apparel, footwear and textile industry in sustainability, today announced that its board of directors has confirmed the appointment of Amina Razvi as Executive Director. Razvi has assumed day-to-day leadership of the Coalition and has responsibility for its global operations.

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Sustainability

2019-07-11

Launch of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), Version 3.0

Textile Exchange announces the release of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), version 3.0. This signifies the first substantial revision since the 2014 launch of the standard, that presently covers more than 500 million birds.

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Sustainability

2019-07-04

Dress with CO2

Dress with CO2: Two research projects have succeeded in making elastic textile fibers based on CO2 and so partly replacing crude oil as a raw material.

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Sustainability

2019-07-04

NEONYT: 10 years as THE global tradeshow for sustainable fashion

From 2-4 July 2019, Neonyt will transform Kraftwerk Berlin into the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation with 170 international labels, making the tradeshow the world’s biggest hotspot for progressive, sustainable fashion and technological innovations. Numerous speakers from renowned institutions and companies will be driving forward the change of fashion with unmissable talks and discussions on the issues that matter.

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