Sustainability

2018-01-17

Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles

A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.

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Sustainability

2018-01-17

The unique testing process developed with Hohenstein tests the sun protection factor of textiles in a practice-focused and realistic manner under typical usage conditions and makes an important contribution to consumer safety.

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Sustainability

2018-01-03

In 2018, the OEKO-TEX® Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX® product portfolio were updated on 02 January. The new regulations come into effect on 01 April 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period.

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Sustainability

2017-12-07

The reality of the asphalt meets the romanticism of adventure. From New York via Tokyo to Berlin: all over the world, clothing made of functional materials and accessories with outdoor appeal are shown off in style by a fashion-loving target group. Urban Outdoor is the name of this global fashion trend. From 16-18 January 2018 at the Kraftwerk Berlin, Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin as well as the new Messe Frankfurt conference, FashionSustain and its motto “Run for Circularity”, will show that it can also be sustainable.

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Sustainability

2017-12-07

Customers are particularly demanding if the textile has direct contact with skin. Since 1992, OEKO- TEX® has offered textile testing for harmful substances using independent laboratory tests. Yet customer consciousness towards textiles is constantly expanding and nowadays other questions are increasingly influencing purchasing decisions: Was this bedding produced under socially responsible and safe conditions?

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Sustainability

2018-01-04

ARCHROMA joins the United Nations global compact initiative

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, joining the world’s leading voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative, with more than 9,500 participating companies from 160 countries.

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Sustainability

2017-12-21

Sustainable Apparel Coalition improves transparency and reduces audit fatigue through updated tool

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has released early registration of the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM), a self-assessment tool that globally standardizes sustainability measurement for apparel, footwear, and textile manufacturing facilities. The Higg FEM, optimized for use at an industrial scale, enables factories of any size, anywhere in the world, to assess sustainability performance and easily share results with supply chain partners.

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Sustainability

2017-12-21

BCI publishes the Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) 2016 report

In 2016 over 600,000 farmers* benefitted from the Better Cotton GIF due to a 43% growth in BCI Retailer and Brand Members.

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Sustainability

2017-11-29

ELG Carbon Fibre will work with Land Rover BAR to recycle and reuse carbon fibre products from America’s Cup campaign

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd (ELG) and Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) are working together to ensure that the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from the team are recycled as far as possible, to promote the most economic and environmentally efficient use of this valuable material.

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Sustainability

2017-11-28

Cone Denim introduces S GENE® stretch denim with REPREVE®

Cone Denim and Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) are excited to introduce the latest in advanced stretch technology - S GENE® with REPREVE®. Combining the advanced stretch technology of S GENE with the superior sustainability and performance of REPREVE recycled polyester fiber, the newest S GENE denim offers the most advanced sustainable dual-core stretch denim on the market.

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Sustainability

2017-11-28

Defining Textile Sustainability: What Keeps Consumers Up at Night?

Climate change appears to be a bigger concern for consumers than recent media reports may have indicated. In the ground-breaking, global, quantitative consumer survey, “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability - Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, commissioned by the OEKO-TEX® Association in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, climate change ranked third on a list of sixteen modern day worries on the minds of today’s consumers.

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Sustainability

2017-11-16

Unifi recycles 10 billionth bottle and announces goal to recycle 30 billion by 2022

In honor of America Recycles Day, Unifi, Inc., (NYSC: UFI) the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, announces the Company has recycled more than 10 billion plastic bottles. Building from that momentum, Unifi is targeting 20 billion bottles recycled by 2020 and 30 billion bottles by 2022. To recognize customers who have partnered for this achievement, Unifi is launching the REPREVE Champions of Sustainability Awards.

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Sustainability

2017-11-08

Recycled plastic bottles transformed into Denver Broncos caps

The Denver Broncos just got greener! New Era Cap – the official on-field hat of the National Football League (NFL) – announced the debut of its first-ever official NFL cap made with plastic bottles, thanks to the use of REPREVE® fiber. Starting on November 12, fans will be able to purchase the new, eco-friendly New Era caps at the Broncos Team Store at Sports Authority Field at Mile High during Broncos games. The REPREVE-based caps will come in multiple styles, including the 9FIFTY® and 9TWENTY®.

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