Sustainability

2021-05-06

Lenzing pushes forward group-wide climate neutrality by investing EUR 200 mn in Asia

The Lenzing Group, the leading global supplier of wood-based specialty fibers, will invest more than EUR 200 mn in its production sites in Purwakarta (Indonesia) and Nanjing (China) to convert existing standard viscose capacity into environmentally responsible specialty fibers.

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Sustainability

2021-05-06

How to recognize truly sustainable fashion? How can responsible recycling of garments and fabrics - as well as new formulas for circular economy - make a difference in fighting the climate emergency? These are just some of the topics addressed during THE TEXTILE LIBRARY CIRCULAR SYMPOSIUM, the open-ended program of virtual meetings with some of the most influential fashion and sustainability experts organized by the Museo del Tessuto di Prato in collaboration with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub.

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Sustainability

2021-04-29

Esquel Group is now listed on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) website as a signatory, among seven other companies from Hong Kong (as of April 2021). The group signed the WEPs at the end of last year, in a pivotal step towards the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in line with the Group’s commitment in that area.

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Sustainability

2021-04-22

The Lenzing Group, the leading global supplier of sustainably produced specialty fibers, presented its Sustainability Report 2020 on April 22, 2021, World Earth Day. Featuring the title “Stand up for future generations”, Lenzing once again emphasized its commitment to taking responsibility beyond the products it makes.

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Sustainability

2021-04-15

This April, two Contributors and two Friends of ZDHC join their community. By doing this, they join the vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel and footwear industries.

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Sustainability

2021-05-06

Strategic programmes: Circular economy and biobased fibres exploration phase ended

58 organisations and more than 210 professionals participated in the 6-month exploration phase of the two programmes. This first phase ended and we are now assessing the feedback received from the participants, which particularly appreciated the state-of-the-art presentatations.

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Sustainability

2021-04-29

Asahi Kasei renews membership in business call to action led by United Nations development programme

Asahi Kasei renewed its membership in the Business Call to Action (BCtA) led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in February 2021 with businesses in India for Bemberg™ regenerated cellulose fiber (cupro) and Microza™ polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow-fiber membrane.

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Sustainability

2021-04-29

Call for expressions of interest for projects on circular plastic packaging and textiles in developing countries

A partnership led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has issued a call for expressions of interest for pilot projects aiming to accelerate the circular economy in two critical value chains in developing countries, namely textiles and garments, and plastic packaging. Submissions from European Union-headquartered multinational corporations (MNCs) working with suppliers in developing countries to implement circular practices are welcomed.

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Sustainability

2021-04-29

"Together for Tomorrow" by Milliken & Company

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company released its third annual corporate sustainability report, entitled Together for Tomorrow. This report, which analyzes Milliken’s performance through the lens of its holistic sustainability efforts, highlights its progress towards the 2025 sustainability goals the company set in 2018. Covering people, product and planet, this report creates increased accountability while inviting new conversations and collaborations as the company works to create a positive impact on the world that will last generations.

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Sustainability

2021-04-29

Birla Cellulose wins innovative & sustainable supply chain award by UN Global Compact Network India

Birla Cellulose, part of the Aditya Birla Group and one of the largest global manmade cellulosic fibre (MMCF) producer, has emerged as a winner in the first edition of the “National Innovative and Sustainable Supply Chain Awards” by UN Global Compact Network India.

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Sustainability

2021-04-22

For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end- of-life option?

The BioSinn project found products and applications for which biodegradation at the end-of-life is a real option. 25 fact sheets answer technical and regulatory questions for each application. The market volume of these applications was also estimated: in Germany it is about 140,000 tonnes, in the European Union about 1 million tonnes per year!

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Sustainability

2021-04-15

Levi Strauss & Co. joins Fashion for Good

Today Fashion for Good announces the official partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. “We’re incredibly proud to welcome them as a corporate partner and excited to collaborate together, further helping them in executing and achieving their ambitions towards affecting positive change in the fashion industry,” says Katrin Ley Managing Director Fashion for Good.

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Sustainability

2021-04-15

Fashion for Good South Asia breaks new territory with third batch of innovators

Fashion for Good has selected ten new innovators to participate in the third batch of their South Asia Innovation Programme. This batch includes innovators from eight countries adding Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to the roster. With this cohort Fashion for Good expands its regional programme deeper into the South East Asian market, further solidifying the platform’s presence and shining a spotlight on innovations from the region.

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