Sustainability

2017-04-04

In a nutshell: Cotton is renewable, recyclable and 100% biodegradable

With its attributes 'renewable', 'recyclable' and 'biodegradable', the Bremen Cotton Exchange sees cotton as one of the most sustainable raw materials on the planet from an ecological, social and economic point of view.

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Sustainability

2017-03-30

In time for its 25-year anniversary, the OEKO-TEX® Association has expanded its product portfolio to cater for the leather sector with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. The first certifications are being carried out with the sheepskin producers G.L. Bowron and Gerberei Hofbrucker, as well as with the retail chain LIDL. The group from Neckarsulm, Germany, will use the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® for advertising purposes across Europe. Further certificates are expected to be granted soon.

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Sustainability

2017-03-27

71 Companies have stepped up to the mark and put themselves forward for benchmarking against their peers and competitors in the Textile Exchange Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Benchmark Program, linking their efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Sustainability

2017-03-09

VAUDE’s new specialized production facility at its company headquarters in southern Germany, VAUDE Manufaktur, doesn’t look like a typical industrial building with its warm-toned, blond wood façade. The new 2-million euro production plant built by the outdoor outfitter began operation at the beginning of the year.

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Sustainability

2017-03-02

It's official: Messe Frankfurt is moving to a new location with its trade fair duo. For the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week (4-6 July 2017), Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin will welcome their international visitors to the Funkhaus Berlin for the first time.

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Sustainability

2017-04-27

Concrete steps for a global sustainable garment value chains

EURATEX welcomes the European Commission new working document and the efforts of the European Parliament for global sustainable garment value chains and looks forward to supporting the achievement of concrete results in the next steps.

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Sustainability

2017-02-23

TE calls for papers for the 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference

Textile Exchange, the global nonprofit organization that works to make the textile industry more sustainable, is calling for papers for the 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference which will take place in Washington, D.C. from 9th to 13th October. This year' s conference motto is ‘United in Action: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals in Textiles’.

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Sustainability

2017-02-23

Official Verification: All standard Lenzing fibers are derived 100 percent from nature

Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® fibers including all their product families were awarded the Biobased Product Label granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The prestigious certification is further proof that all standard types of fibers produced by Lenzing are fully derived from the natural and renewable raw material wood.

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Sustainability

2017-02-09

Forward-looking biomass balance approach raises the renewables share in construction products

More and more companies are committed to greater sustainability and efficient resource use in production. A manufacturer of sandwich panels, BASF customer Falk Bouwsystemen B.V., Netherlands, also endeavors to supply its customers with products contributing to the use of renewable resources. To promote sustainable production throughout the value chain, BASF has developed the biomass balance approach and thus supports customers’ innovation and performance efforts.

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Sustainability

2017-02-02

Milliken launches first-ever fluorine free eco-based performance fabric available in natural or recycled fiber

Milliken & Company, a leading global textile technology company, recently launched Breathe by Milliken™, a new and unique collection of eco-elegant performance upholstery fabrics that are durable, repel everyday stains and clean easily without compromising the fabric’s look or soft feel.

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Sustainability

2017-02-01

Heimtextil 2017: OEKO-TEX® successfully presents product portfolio

From the 10th to the 13th of January, the International OEKO-TEX® Association successfully presented products at Heimtextil Frankfurt, the popular leading trade fair for home and contract textiles. The fair highlighted the following: For suppliers in the furnishings market, too, it is more important than ever to focus on consumer confidence in addition to the quality, function, and fashion statement of a product range.

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Sustainability

2017-02-01

Dust mite allergy - biofunctional fabrics without permethrin

Permethrin is a widely used substance for treating textiles against mites. However, the neurotoxin may also cause undesirable side effects, e.g. headaches or deafness, in humans. The William-Küster-Institute for Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at the Hohenstein Institute has now tested a new product made by Proneem France which contains alternative active ingredients but proved highly effective against mites.

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Sustainability

2017-01-20

OEKO-TEX® announces partnership with ZDHC

OEKO-TEX® is pleased to announce that it is joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. OEKO-TEX® has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry and best practices in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries in order to protect consumers, workers, and the environment.

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