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  • Jan 25, 2022

    Event highlights US second-hand apparel market Premium Article

    BELLEVUE – To mark National Thrift Shop Day in the Unites States, apparel retailer Savers has released its sixth annual Thrift Shopping Survey; examining the relationship between American consumers and the used garment market. To promote the reuse… Read More
  • Aug 10, 2018

    Circular Economy focus of Fashion Summit HK 2018

    HONG KONG – The 2018 edition of Fashion Summit HK, which looks set to be Asia’s largest sustainable fashion conference to date, will focus on the theme of ‘Circular Economy’. The objectives of this year’s summit, as set out by its organisers, are to… Read More
  • Aug 07, 2018

    California dreaming of a circular future

    OAKLAND – The agenda for Clean Economy Week, a new initiative starting in California, has been announced with a focus on all areas of circularity and sustainable innovation – many of which directly impact the textile sector. Between October 15-19 in… Read More
  • Jul 26, 2018

    EOCA surpasses milestone in Friedrichshafen

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has confirmed that over the four-day agenda of the 25th OutDoor show it has raised more than €25,000 for conservation projects and, in the process, gained three new member… Read More
  • Jul 25, 2018

    TAITRA talks Taiwanese textiles in Denver

    DENVER – At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) hosted a Taiwan New Products Launch session, debuting the new products of four Taiwanese textile manufacturers. The four… Read More
  • Jul 16, 2018

    Helsinki Fashion Week partners with Circle Economy

    HELSINKI – As part of a drive to put circularity at the top of the fashion agenda, Helsinki Fashion Week (HFW) has confirmed Circle Economy as a knowledge and content partner for its annual industry event. This year’s edition of the event, taking… Read More
  • Jul 13, 2018

    Unifi partners with sustainability platform Pac-12

    BOULDER – Unifi has announced a long-term partnership with Pac-12 which will see the Repreve fibre manufacturer serve as the Founding Sustainability Partner of Pac-12 Team Green and as a sponsor of the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference. As part of… Read More
  • Jul 11, 2018

    Outdoor coalition opens assembly doors to entire sector

    BRUSSELS – The It’s Great Out There Coalition has invited stakeholders in the outdoor apparel sector to attend its 2018 Annual Assembly, set to take place on the eve of the EOG (European Outdoor Group) Outdoor Summit in Malmo. The non-profit… Read More
  • Jul 06, 2018

    Netherlands, India further sustainable textile partnership Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The latest Netherlands Trade Mission to India has been completed, with a record participation level and progress cited by all parties on the focus topic of Sustainable Business. The 2018 trade mission – which was the first for three… Read More
  • Jul 05, 2018

    Denim initiative to address UN SDG conference Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The Alliance for Responsible Denim has announced that it will be presenting as part of this month’s High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Speaking on the theme of ‘Transformation towards sustainable… Read More
  • Première Vision Paris gets smart
    Jul 04, 2018

    Première Vision Paris gets smart Premium Article

    PARIS - The next edition of global upstream fashion trade show Première Vision Paris (PVP) will be enhanced by the inclusion of a series of new initiatives which reflect the changes currently taking place across the industry. Elements such as… Read More
  • Jun 20, 2018

    Textiles a focus of London Circular Economy Week Premium Article

    LONDON – As part of the inaugural Circular Economy Week in London, businesses, charities and social enterprises are being urged to implement circular practices and tackle the biggest issues facing, amongst other industries, the textile sector. Read More
  • Jun 19, 2018

    Student designers seek alternative wool PETA prize Premium Article

    NEW YORK – The winner of the 2018 PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool will be decided this week, with three shortlisted designers hoping their innovative alternative to wool fibres will be chosen at an awards ceremony at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in… Read More
  • Jun 19, 2018

    Book review: Will the organism devour the host? Premium Article

    Transnational corporations are in the process of taking over debates on the environment and sustainability, writing the rules and bending the targets to suit their commercial aims. Their grand plan is to create “a regulatory setting amenable to… Read More
  • Jun 18, 2018

    Textile waste t-shirts for World Cleanup Day collaboration Premium Article

    TALLINN – Ahead of World Cleanup Day, designer Reet Aus has teamed up with the Let’s Do It! Foundation to produce a range of t-shirts by salvaging around five tonnes of textile which would otherwise have been destined for landfill. The collaboration… Read More
  • Jun 15, 2018

    Innovation Fest celebrates one year of Fashion for Good Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – To mark its first anniversary, Fashion for Good has hosted Innovation Fest – an event which brings together around 180 brands, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, investors and innovators to discuss cutting-edge solutions to… Read More
  • Jun 13, 2018

    Blockchain the focus of industry ‘Twitter chats’ Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – An initiative seeking to educate the industry on blockchain technology and its potential role in supporting and enabling circular supply chains, Circle Lab and Circle Economy are hosting a series of ‘Twitter chats’. Several major… Read More
  • Jun 12, 2018

    Runway runaway Premium Article

    It is a cruel irony that an event designed to engender sustainability in a sector crying out for an ethical and environmental overhaul would find itself financially unsustainable. It was this – along with several other influencing factors – which… Read More
  • Jun 07, 2018

    Messe Frankfurt’s Berlin fashion shows get Neonyt rebrand Premium Article

    BERLIN – Messe Frankfurt’s Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are to merge, forming a single Neonyt event. The rebrand signals a change of management and new direction for the German sustainable fashion shows. At next month’s Berlin… Read More
  • L-R: Sigrid Barnekow, programme director, Mistra Future Fashion, Valerie Langer, strategic projects director, Stand.earth., Nicole Rycroft, CEO, Canopy, Tricia Carey, director of sustainability, Lenzing, Angela Suarez Garcia, sustainability, Inditex.
    May 30, 2018

    Esprit commits to more sustainable viscose production Premium Article

    HONG KONG – Fashion giant Esprit has joined the Changing Markets Foundation Roadmap to promote more sustainable viscose production and says it will work with suppliers and viscose manufacturers to move to a closed loop production system by 2023-25.… Read More
  • May 29, 2018

    Warm threads: How can local make a difference? Premium Article

    FREKHAUG - How could launderettes, dietary requirements and local wool change consumer behavior and mitigate climate change? Close to 80 activists, researchers, academics, designers, small-scale entrepreneurs and sheep farmers explored language and… Read More
  • May 24, 2018

    Planet Textiles 2018: mission accomplished in Canada Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – Textile technology that can recycle discarded clothing to produce both petroleum and plant-based monomers, unique technology to improve the biodegradability of polyester, new textile dyes from biosynthetic and wood-based feedstocks and… Read More
  • Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018
    May 16, 2018

    Burberry, Gap, H&M join circular fashion initiative Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN – The Burberry Group, Gap Inc., H&M, HSBC, Nike and Stella McCartney have today been announced as new core partners of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative. David Styles reports from the Copenhagen Fashion… Read More
  • May 15, 2018

    Bottom lines, not hemlines the focus of Copenhagen agenda Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN – The sixth edition of Global Fashion Agenda’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit has begun in the Danish capital. Getting underway in the event’s signature style, a range of speakers took to the stage to open the summit which will take place over… Read More
  • May 10, 2018

    A Pitch for our Planet: ColorZen Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – With Planet Textiles less than two weeks away, our attention turns to ColorZen, a New York-based firm which will be pitching its dyeing process which uses no salt or alkali courtesy of its proprietary fibre pre-treatment process.… Read More
  • May 09, 2018

    Planet Textiles 2018 due to sell out soon Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – Delegate places are almost sold out at the 400 capacity Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, as Planet Textiles 2018 looks set to be a seminal international event for sustainability and textiles in Canada. The event organisers, MCL News &… Read More
  • May 09, 2018

    C&A Foundation blazes trail for organic cotton co-operation Premium Article

    BHOPAL – C&A Foundation and the Government of Madhya Pradesh have co-hosted ‘Cotton Trailblazers’, an event held in Bhopal which highlighted, among other things, the role of organic cotton cultivation in improving the livelihood of farmers in the… Read More
  • May 08, 2018

    Ethiopia government in sustainable cotton push Premium Article

    HAWASSA – A workshop on promoting sustainable cotton which was held in Ethiopia last week as part of a four-year government plan to reach export earnings of US$1 billion from its textile and clothing sector by 2019. The garment and textile… Read More
  • May 08, 2018

    Levi’s unveils Collaboratory climate change class of 2018 Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – Levi Strauss & Co has announced the line-up for the second edition of its ‘Collaboratory’ sustainability programme, made up of twelve figures from the textile industry. The global denim brand has confirmed that this year’s class of… Read More
  • Nature Coatings
    May 02, 2018

    A Pitch for our Planet: Nature Coatings Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – As Planet Textiles edges ever closer, we examine the credentials of another of the textile industry innovators which will make up the line-up of companies taking part in the 'Pitch for our Planet' session at the sustainability conference… Read More
  • Apr 27, 2018

    Art exhibition occupies disused Cambodian garment factory Premium Article

    PHNOM PENH – ‘Clothing the Loop’, an art exhibition aiming to highlight both the environmental and societal impacts of the garment sector has been installed in a disused Cambodian garment factory. The Tak Fak site was chosen as, following its… Read More
  • Apr 25, 2018

    A Pitch for our Planet: Tyton Biosciences Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – The latest in our series profiling the companies which will present at the ‘Pitch for our Planet’ session at Planet Textiles, Tyton Biosciences LLC are put under the Ecotextile News microscope. The firm’s technology, which is designed to… Read More
  • Apr 25, 2018

    Manakai Earth Day event targets plastic pollution sea change Premium Article

    MAUI – Hawaiian swimwear brand, Manakai has held what its founder describes as the ‘first of many’ community events aimed at turning the tide on oceanic plastic pollution on the island. In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Manakai and community… Read More
  • Apr 24, 2018

    Campaigners target a Slow Fashion Summer Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – A ‘Slow Fashion Summer’ campaign has been launched on crowdacting website, Collaction, seeking to get 2,500 consumers to forego buying new clothes for the summer of 2018. When launching the campaign opposing fast fashion, organisers… Read More
  • Apr 24, 2018

    Pure London adds sustainability platform to agenda Premium Article

    LONDON – Pure London has announced the launch of a new exhibition space and seminars dedicated to brands which prioritise ethical and sustainable practices ahead of the July edition of the show. The newly-established ‘Pure Conscious’ will be debuted… Read More
  • Apr 23, 2018

    New manifesto signals start of Fashion Revolution Week Premium Article

    ASHBOURNE – Fashion Revolution has published a new edition of its manifesto and Fashion Transparency Index to coincide with the beginning of the fifth annual Fashion Revolution Week. The organisation says its manifesto sets out clear demands for a… Read More
  • Apr 20, 2018

    Transformers highlights B2C sustainability disconnect Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The series of presentations at this week’s Kingpins Transformers highlighted many innovative and sustainable ways in which the denim sector has been cleaning up its environmental reputation. Much of what was discussed was impressive, but… Read More
  • Apr 20, 2018

    Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 line-up finalised Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN – The line-up of speakers for the 2018 Copenhagen Fashion Summit has now been finalised with the addition of several industry figures including Nike’s chief operating officer, Eric Sprunk. It was announced in February that the keynote… Read More
  • Apr 19, 2018

    A Pitch for our Planet: Colorifix Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – In the second instalment of this pre-event series, we cast an eye over UK-based Colorifix, a firm which has developed a novel method of harnessing protein DNA to produce microorganisms with the ability to deposit and fix dyes to fabrics.… Read More
  • Apr 18, 2018

    Planet Textiles: In with the innovators Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - With the 2018 edition of Planet Textiles - which will feature the inaugural ‘Pitch for our Planet’ innovation platform - fast approaching, Ecotextile News has taken the opportunity to visit Fashion for Good’s headquarters to discuss what… Read More
  • Apr 18, 2018

    Freudenberg launches student sustainability competition Premium Article

    WEINHEIM – The Performance Materials Apparel arm of Freudenberg has launched a ‘Fashioning Sustainability’ competition open to fashion and design students across Europe. 25 colleges in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK are taking part… Read More
  • Apr 17, 2018

    Cotton traceability under spotlight at Transformers Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The opening presentations of the transparency edition of today’s Kingpins Transformers have focused on the role of cotton identification techniques that aim to achieve reliable traceability in the sector. Representatives from Supima,… Read More
  • Apr 17, 2018

    Lenzing urges denim industry to reject ‘greenwash’ Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Speaking at Kingpins Transformers, Lenzing’s director of global business development, Tricia Carey spoke of a worrying rise of ‘greenwash’ in textile and denim industry communications and urged those in attendance to be more active in… Read More
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Labour Behind The Label announces Accord activism week Premium Article

    BRISTOL – Labour Behind The Label has announced a week-long ‘Brand Hustle’ campaign aimed at encouraging brands including Debenhams and Sainsbury’s to sign up to the Bangladesh Accord extension. Beginning on Monday 23rd April, the NGOs efforts will… Read More
  • Apr 11, 2018

    Planet Textiles: Deforestation panel finalised Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – With the 2018 edition of Planet Textiles being held in a nation which is home to ten per cent of the world’s forested land, there has never been a more appropriate time and setting to put the issue of deforestation – which is so often… Read More
  • Apr 10, 2018

    US exhibition commemorates Rana Plaza victims Premium Article

    NORTHFIELD ­– The Price of Our Clothes, an exhibition commemorating the lives of the 1281 garment workers who lost their lives at the Rana Plaza collapse is now open at Minnesota’s Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery. A variety of works are… Read More
  • Unleash Opportunity
    Apr 06, 2018

    Adidas to present at Amfori conference Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Amfori – formerly the Foreign Trade Association – has shared the first speakers for its Unleash Opportunity conference, to be held in Amsterdam in June. Frank Dassler, general counsel at sportswear giant Adidas Group will discuss how… Read More
  • Apr 05, 2018

    Fashion Revolution Week looks to thrive at five Premium Article

    ASHBOURNE – The 2018 edition of Fashion Revolution Week, the initiative behind the ‘whomademyclothes’ and ‘imadeyourclothes’ hashtags which have become synonymous with garment workers’ struggles across the globe is looking for further growth as it… Read More
  • Mar 29, 2018

    A Pitch for our Planet: Nanollose Premium Article

    VANCOUVER - In the build-up to Planet Textiles 2018, Ecotextile News will cast an eye over those firms developing innovative solutions to the textile industry’s environmental issues. The first of these articles takes a look at Australian… Read More
  • Mar 27, 2018

    Kingpins Transformers targets transparency turnaround Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Transparency, described by organisers as ‘The Mother Lode’ of textile industry issues, will be high on the agenda of the Kingpins Transformers shows set to be held in Amsterdam and New York in the coming months. The biannual events will… Read More
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