Sustainability

2020-02-20

Toray and MIDORI ANZEN launching Japan’s first uniforms certified by MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®

MIDORI ANZEN Co., Ltd., and Toray Industries, Inc., today announced that their jointly developed work uniforms have become the first in Japan to be qualified a MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, a traceable product label that guarantees that a textile product has been manufactured using sustainable processes under environmentally friendly and socially responsible working conditions. OEKO-TEX® certification is a key benchmark for safety and customer confidence in more than 100 countries. MIDORI ANZEN will launch the new uniforms in January this year.

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Sustainability

2020-02-13

W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH (Gore) announced today that its fabrics manufacturing plant in Putzbrunn, Bavaria, has been certified according to the environmental and quality management standard ISO 14001.

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Sustainability

2020-02-13

From 20 to 24 June 2020, the leading international trade fair Texcare International will once again be the worldwide meeting place for laundry and dry-cleaning technology in Frankfurt am Main. The top theme of sustainability will be reflected at the leading trade fair.

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Sustainability

2020-01-27

How Swiss Textile Machinery members can minimize the environmental footprint of the finishing industry

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Sustainability

2020-01-15

Sbt.: In its “Hot Button Report”, the Canadian non-profit organization Canopy particularly highlights the innovative strength of the Lenzing Group, its active contribution to forest conservation and high level of transparency.

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Sustainability

2020-01-13

Kelheim Fibres a frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“ ranking

In the 2019 `Hot-Button' report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brands already value the `Hot-Button' report as a reliable indicator for sustainability for viscose fibre producers.

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Sustainability

2020-01-13

Suominen’s revised sustainability agenda for 2020-2025

Suominen has revised its sustainability agenda as part of the business strategy work. The agenda crystallizes the sustainability themes and targets for the strategy period 2020-2025.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

Freudenberg at Domotex 2020 in Hannover

Under the headline, “Sustainable Backings”, Freudenberg Performance Materials will be exhibiting at Domotex in Hannover, Germany, from January 10 to 13, 2020 on stand B61 in Hall 11.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

The world's first conference on cellulose fibres will take place in Cologne

The global cellulose fibre market is one of the fastest-growing markets altogether, with an annual growth rate of almost 10%. Experts estimate that sales will exceed 50 billion dollars in 2025. The increasing demand for environmentally friendly and biodegradable fibres for textiles, hygiene products and plastic substitutes in packaging are the most important drivers for the growth. In this context, political regulations, which aim to drastically reduce the discharge of microplastics into the environment, play an important role.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

Dyntex introduces world’s first ultralight biosynthetic functional fabrics

Dyntex, developer and manufacturer of functional materials based in Bregenz, Austria, has launched two world premieres: DYNTEX® Biodegradable is the world’s first ultralight functional fabric that only takes five years to biodegrade. Dyntex® Biological Origin is also ultralight and made entirely from bio-based raw materials. Leading premium manufacturers of athletic and lifestyle clothing have already expressed their interest in the fabrics.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

OEKO-TEX® new regulations 2020

At the start of the year, OEKO-TEX® updated their existing guidelines as well as the valid test criteria and limit values for their certifications and services – in line with consistent consumer protection and the sustainability of textiles and leather products. Following a transition period, all new regulations will come into effect on 01 April 2020. An overview of the most important changes is given below.

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Sustainability

2020-01-08

Devan underlines its sustainability track record with 2 additional bio-based product launches

Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, plans to launch two bio-based solutions at the upcoming Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The company already launched a bio-based flame retardant in May 2019.

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Sustainability

2019-12-19

Together for more sustainability in the textile industry

In the course of an announcement event held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt, the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships provided insights into their future cooperation.

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