Sustainability

2022-01-27

OCA, GOTS and Textile Exchange expand successful GM cotton testing lab initiative

Global Organic Textile Standard, the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) and Textile Exchange are delighted to announce the renewal of the global ISO IWA 32:2019 proficiency test for a second year in a row, under technical support from Wageningen Food Safety Research.

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Sustainability

2022-01-20

Carbon is the main element in numerous materials used in industrial processes and in our daily lives. It is currently mostly provided from fossil sources. But what if carbon could be used directly from CO2 emissions?

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Sustainability

2022-01-20

With its Frankfurt City Edition 2022, Neonyt’s Fashionsustain conference took place in hybrid form on 19 January: whether live from Frankfurt with limited participant numbers and in line with strict hygiene and safety regulations, or following the live stream, guests enjoyed inspiring insights, panel discussions and fashion deep dives on the status quo of the fashion and textiles sector. Participants included the Green Button, Fond Of, the German Design Council and Tchibo.

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Sustainability

2022-01-20

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the textile and apparel industry, announced today that its largest manufacturing site located in Foshan, China has earned a score in the upper quartile for its third-party audited Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM).

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Sustainability

2022-01-13

Best of sustainable fashion: In a special off-site Neonyt event on 18 January 2022, the season’s coolest sustainable looks will be shown to a selected audience – in the form of an installation at the Danzig am Platz event location in Frankfurt’s Ostend district.

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Sustainability

2022-01-20

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation obtains international NGO registration in China

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has obtained official registration as an international NGO in China, the second largest economy in the world and a long term proponent of the circular economy.

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Sustainability

2022-01-20

Businesses send powerful signal to UN on need for legally binding plastic pollution treaty

Today more than 70 leading businesses and financial institutions have called for a legally binding UN treaty on plastic pollution in a pre-UNEA statement.

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Sustainability

2022-01-20

Revised GOTS standard revision procedure

Keeping in mind the continuous evolution of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Standard gGmbH has decided, in consultation with and under direction from the GOTS Advisory Council, to revise its Standard revision procedure and make it even more inclusive to all stakeholders.

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Sustainability

2022-01-13

OEKO-TEX® new regulations 2022

At the 2021 World Climate Conference in Glasgow, representatives of the textile industry presented a more ambitious version of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. In the updated charter, more than 130 participating companies pledged their commitment to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius– a goal of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Sustainability

2022-01-13

Fashionsustain is inviting guests to a new format: Frankfurt City Edition

In keeping with this season’s Change the set-up theme, Fashionsustain – Neonyt’s international conference format – is adapting the event to the current legislative framework and presenting a compact line-up focusing on the topics of sustainability, supply chains and retail on Wednesday, 19 January. In its hybrid City Edition, the conference will play host to a limited number of guests at the Danzig am Platz even location in the city centre of Frankfurt and will also be streamed live.

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Sustainability

2022-01-13

Indorama Ventures wins “Best Sustainability-Linked Transaction & Best ESG-Linked Financing Deal of the Year” by Alpha Southeast Asia

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, was awarded “Best Sustainability-Linked Transaction & Best ESG-Linked Financing Deal of the Year” for its THB 10 billion Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB) issued in November 2021.

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Sustainability

2022-01-13

KF publishes Sustainability Report

Kelheim Fibres, the world's leading manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres, has published its first Sustainability Report. Sustainability Manager Timo Thunitgut is very pleased to have reached this milestone: "Credibility and trust are based on transparency. Our Sustainability Report according to the framework of the UN Global Compact follows these principles and presents our actions fully transparently.

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Sustainability

2022-01-10

Texon marks Veganuary with Vegan Society certification for Vogue material

Texon – a leading global manufacturer of high quality, high performance, sustainable material solutions for the footwear and textile industries – today announced that its popular cellulose material, Texon Vogue, has been certified by The Vegan Society and can now carry the globally renowned Vegan Trademark.

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