Sustainability

2019-12-05

The key to a sustainable fashion industry? At Intertextile, it’s communication and collaboration

Global climate targets and powerful consumer action are a major influence on the future of fashion. And as one of the largest trading platforms for apparel fabrics in the world, what role does Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics play in facilitating sustainability in fashion? This report takes a look from different perspectives from the industry, each represented at the 25th Autumn Edition of the fair in September 2019.

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Sustainability

2019-12-04

The second EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS) was held in Beijing, 18 - 19 November, attracting around 150 participants who enjoyed a productive 2-day event exploring the latest technical developments and case studies in the geosynthetics sphere and exchanging best practices in standardisation and sustainability.

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Sustainability

2019-11-28

With sustainable raw materials from waste, plants and CO2, the chemical industry can support the transition to a circular economy. At the Raw Materials Summit 2019, which took place on Monday at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany representatives from business, politics and science called for the increased use of such sources instead of crude oil. Accordingly, non-fossil resources help to close the carbon loop and can contribute to climate protection. At the summit the “Resource Innovator” start-up prize was awarded to the young company Ineratec from Southern Germany.

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Sustainability

2019-11-28

Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network announces commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals in global collaboration with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into over 50 leading international textile trade fairs attracting more than 22,000 companies and over half a million trade visitors annually.

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Sustainability

2019-11-28

More sustainability for the Trend Space: Heimtextil (7 - 10 January 2020), together with its international Trend Council, has developed a material manifesto and thus chosen a new sustainable approach for the conception of the Trend Space.

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Sustainability

2019-11-21

TEXON joins sustainable apparel coalition

Texon, a leading developer of eco-friendly material solutions, which are widely used in the construction of shoes, clothing, luggage, handbags, and other everyday items, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) – the leading alliance for sustainable production in the apparel, footwear and textile industry.

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Sustainability

2019-11-21

ISKO goes fully responsible with new R-TWO™ program.

ISKO denim mill has recently welcomed to its family of innovations its most revolutionarily responsible yet: R-TWO™. This concept was essential to the development of the SS21 fabrics collection featuring an across-the-board employment of the “reused and recycled” program throughout ISKO™’s denim offer, confirming once again the company’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

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Sustainability

2019-11-21

Levi Strauss & Co. and Hohenstein collaborate

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and Hohenstein announced a collaboration to utilize the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification system in the LS&Co. supply chain. This will amplify the capabilities of the Screened Chemistry program developed by LS&Co., helping establish a clearer pathway toward safer chemistry in the apparel industry by providing enhanced levels of testing, verification and transparency for chemical safety.

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Sustainability

2019-11-14

Textile Exchange reports global production of organic cotton increases 56 percent

Textile Exchange’s 2019 Organic Cotton Market Report reveals that 2017/2018 saw an impressive 56 percent growth in global organic cotton production, with India, China, and Kyrgyzstan as the biggest contributors to this increase.

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Sustainability

2019-11-14

INVISTA continues strong tradition of environmental excellence with multi-million-dollar Victoria wetland renovation

INVISTA’s Victoria, Texas, site has completed a 15-month, multi-million-dollar investment project to renovate its 53-acre wetland.

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Sustainability

2019-11-14

ISKO is back at Performance Days to showcase Arquas 6.0

Resulting from the company’s Responsible Innovation, it is the ultimate platform for woven technologies , breaking new ground in performance wear.

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Sustainability

2019-11-07

The great importance of the HIGG Index for sustainable action in the textile value chain

Many internationally renowned speakers will give interesting and informative talks at the sustainability conference sustain&innovate on November 14th in Munich, offering help throughout all stages of the textile value chain with the aim of becoming even more sustainable. One of such specialists is Karin Ekberg.

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Sustainability

2019-11-07

W.L. Gore & Associates presents new versatile GORE-TEX 3-Layer products

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) unveiled their new GORE-TEX 3-Layer laminate at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, Colorado. This innovative product continues the journey of developing fit-for-use performance fabrics offerings that improve the environmental footprint of outdoor apparel while meeting expectations regarding durable comfort and protection.

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