Sustainability

2018-09-14

The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification of textile chemicals

As an accredited test laboratory with over 1.000 staff worldwide, Hohenstein belongs to one of 18 institutes run by the OEKO-Tex® company and specialises in testing for toxic substances in textile products and textile components. Established two years ago, the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification serves to examine textile chemicals used as aids in production. The article details the certification process using the example of Total’s Lissolfix coning oil.

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Sustainability

2018-09-06

Should I order that cute romper suit in red or blue? For many parents today, this is definitely not the only question they ask. Instead, clothing and textile products that are harmless to health and manufactured in an environmentally friendly and socially acceptable manner are much more in demand. Of course, most parents still like to dress their children in trendy clothes. Independent product labels such as the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® or MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® make the buying decision much easier and prove that children’s clothing can be fashionable, child-friendly and sustainable.

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Sustainability

2018-08-29

A new project aiming at raising awareness on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals among young people (below the age of 30): this is the ongoing initiative promoted by Global Young Voices (GYV) and supported by RadiciGroup.

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Sustainability

2018-08-02

Garmon Chemicals relaunches its commitment to an increasingly green and transparent use of chemicals. The new goal for the company, which in January 2018 has become part of the US Kemin Industries group, is to embark on an actual journey towards sustainability, integrating product innovation with increasingly distinctive strategic actions.

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Sustainability

2018-08-01

Sustainability is more than an industry trend. By definition, it is a long-lasting key message for development, with more buyers looking to source environmentally-friendly products that are still competitively-priced. Responsible sources of specialty yarns, fancy yarns and chemical fibres are all on offer at this year’s Autumn Edition of Yarn Expo, held from 15 – 17 October. For this Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo is set to take place concurrently with the biennial ITMA ASIA + CITME.

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Sustainability

2018-09-13

SDG roadmap for the apparel, retail and textile sector

Textile Exchange and KPMG, one of the leading global advisory firms, joined forces to develop a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) roadmap for the apparel, retail and textile sector: “Threading the Needle: Weaving the Sustainable Development Goals into the Textile, Retail and Apparel Industry.”

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Sustainability

2018-09-13

Intrinsic Advanced Materials brings CiCLO Sustainable Textile Technology to market

Parkdale Advanced Materials, Inc., the innovative fibers and yarns division of Parkdale Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of spun yarns, and Intrinsic Textiles Group, LLC, have announced the formation of Intrinsic Advanced Materials, a joint venture to bring CiCLO Sustainable Textile Technology to market.

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Sustainability

2018-08-23

MSCI upgrades sustainability rating of Covestro

MSCI, one of the world’s leading index suppliers, has raised Covestro’s sustainability rating from BBB to A. The financial services provider’s reason for the upgrade was Covestro’s stepped up focus on sustainable product solutions and technologies as well as continual improvement in safety standards.

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Sustainability

2018-08-16

Reebok launched the first product from its highly-anticipated “Cotton + Corn” sustainable products initiative

The Cotton + Corn program aims to produce footwear with “things that grow” in order to create sustainable products. The sneaker, the NPC UK Cotton + Corn, is constructed from an upper made of 100% cotton, and a corn-based sole. The shoe has insoles that are derived from castor bean oil and comes in packaging that is 100% recycled.

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Sustainability

2018-08-02

ZDHC recognizes ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® as a LEVEL 3 indicator of ZDHC MRSL conformance

OEKO-TEX® announces that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognized as a LEVEL 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap To Zero Programme. The ZDHC organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is implemented in connection with the ZDHC Gateway-- Chemical Module.

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Sustainability

2018-07-23

Kelheim Fibres VILOFT® awarded

The project “Bio-degradable wet toilet tissue with the viscose speciality fibre VILOFT®” from the Bavarian viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been awarded the Lighthouse by the Bavarian Environmental Cluster.

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Sustainability

2018-07-19

EqoBalance® from Beaulieu Yarns wins Green Product Award 2018

Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is the proud recipient of the Green Product Award 2018 Material category for its EqoBalance® family of “biomass-balance” yarns.

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Sustainability

2018-07-19

Lenzing continues to raise the bar in sustainability

Lenzing – The Lenzing Group, producer of botanic fibers from wood, expands its environmental leadership commitment. As a leader in wood-based cellulosic fibers, Lenzing has particular responsibility and ambition to help raising the bar in sustainability in the textile and nonwovens industries. To fulfill this vision, Lenzing is continuing its ambitious roadmap by investing more than EUR 100 mn in sustainable manufacturing technologies and production facilities until 2022.

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