Sustainability

2021-09-09

Helena Helmersson and Maisie Williams on “Fashion’s new normal”

Helena Helmersson, CEO at H&M Group, and Maisie Williams, Actor and Global Sustainability Ambassador for H&M, discussed “Fashion’s new normal” at the Fashion Future’s 2021 conference in Stockholm.

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Sustainability

2021-09-06

Lorpen, the leading domestic and international outdoor socks brand, has taken another step in terms of sustainability. And they've done it boldly by using recycled materials. They've replaced Coolmax® polyester in the new spring summer 2022 models with Coolmax® Ecomade, which is made entirely with recycled PET bottles and provides the same long lasting freshness you expect from the Coolmax® brand, but it's made with 97% recycled materials to help the environment.

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Sustainability

2021-09-02

As part of its global “Be Your Own Champion” campaign, Champion Athleticwear today announced that it has launched Champion Renewed in partnership with The Renewal Workshop – a company that renews apparel that would have otherwise gone into landfill.

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Sustainability

2021-09-02

The current assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the urgency by which we must transform value creation processes in order to secure the future of the earth as a healthy biosphere. Approximately 8 – 10 % (about 4 to 5 billion tonnes) of global CO2 emissions are generated during the production of textiles.

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Sustainability

2021-09-02

The Berry Healthcare facilities of Astra Plastique, Bellignat and Offranville in France have been awarded International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus accreditation. This enables the sites to sell to healthcare customers ISCC Plus certified packaging and plastic components that contribute to a circular economy approach based on advanced recycling and mass balance.

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Sustainability

2021-09-16

Global Textile and garment manufacturers initiative publishes white paper on commercial compliance

The initiative, led by the STAR Network, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the Better Buying Institute and supported by GIZ FABRIC consists of 13 industry associations from nine countries facing similar challenges regarding purchasing practices in the textile and garment industry. Through a process of consultation, these associations have now jointly agreed on the text of the white paper that is published today. This marks the first joint manufacturers’ position on the improvement of purchasing practices.

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Sustainability

2021-09-16

Ahlström Collective Impact makes a significant investment into UNICEF’s Global Education Program

Ahlström Collective Impact (ACI), a joint responsibility initiative by a group of companies and foundations has decided to make an investment of 600,000 € into UNICEF’s Global Education Program. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is one of the members and founding partners of the initiative.

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Sustainability

2021-09-16

Innovative viscose specialities from Kelheim Fibres: a sustainable blend of nature and performance

Not only since 2021 has sustainability been a topic high on society’s agenda. And yet the importance of sustainability for consumers and companies has once again increased sharply as a result of the Corona pandemic, as numerous studies confirm. Then why is it often so difficult to implement this conviction in everyday life? One of the biggest obstacles to sustainable consumer behaviour is the lack of availability of alternatives.

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Sustainability

2021-09-02

H&M Group signs new international accord for health and safety in the textile and garment Industry.

Fire and building safety are extremely important issues for H&M Group. We are pleased to have signed a new agreement, called the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, with trade unions and other brands to continue our joint efforts to ensure a safe work environment in the garment industry.

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Sustainability

2021-09-01

Ian Berry and Tonello nominated for Film Award!

Ian Berry and Tonello have been nominated for an inaugural Blue Lenz Award in the Best Sustainability video category for 2021!

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Sustainability

2021-08-26

The Global Change Award is back, with new scope

The world’s largest innovation challenge to transform the fashion industry is now open for applications. The Global Change Award 2022 is seeking early-stage innovations contributing to a planet positive fashion industry by addressing the earth’s global commons: land, water, oceans, climate and biodiversity. Winners get to share a grant of 1 million euro, provided by the H&M Foundation. 25 August, 2021

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Sustainability

2021-08-19

Textile Exchange report shows growth of preferred fiber and materials market needs to be accelerated

With post-pandemic fiber production increasing, the transition to preferred fibers and materials must be a non-negotiable decision, notes Textile Exchange. According to a new Textile Exchange report, the market share for preferred fiber and materials grew significantly in 2020. The Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report 2021 outlines the market for plant fibers such as cotton, hemp, and linen; animal fibers and materials such as wool, mohair, cashmere, alpaca, down, silk, and leather; manmade cellulosics (MMCFs) such as viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate, and cupro; as well as synthetics such as polyester, polyamide, and more.

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Sustainability

2021-08-19

Well prepared for the textile market of the future with sustainable production

The Austrian textile producer FEINJERSEY and the German textile machinery manufacturer BRÜCKNER are connected by a long-standing partnership. Both develop and produce in Austria and Germany respectively, have a high competence in their field and offer their customers quality and first-class service.

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