AFA to make FloorTek an annual staple

Related Keywords: AFA, Dalton, floorcovering, FloorTek 2019, future, technology

United States
AFA to make FloorTek an annual staple
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FloorTek 2019 continued the tradition of being a veritable hub of the floorcovering industry. This year’s exhibition had 30 first time exhibitors, as well as 50+ returning exhibitors both local and international continuing a tradition of floorcovering innovation and excellence in Dalton. Because of the success of the event, and a high satisfaction rating among exhibitors, the AFA intends to make FloorTek an annual staple as opposed

FloorTek 2019 continued the tradition of being a veritable hub of the floorcovering industry. This year’s exhibition had 30 first time exhibitors, as well as 50+ returning exhibitors both local and international continuing a tradition of floorcovering innovation and excellence in Dalton. Because of the success of the event, and a high satisfaction rating among exhibitors, the AFA intends to make FloorTek an annual staple as opposed to holding it every other year.

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China produces two third of global fibre

Related Keywords: apparel, China, export, fibre, Intertextile, production, Shanghai, Textile

China
China produces two third of global fibre
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The vice-president of China’s National Textile and Apparel Council, Xu Yingxin, has said the textile industry is still one of the pillars of the Chinese economy and provides employment to more than 20 million people there. Speaking at the Intertextile Shanghai exhibition at the end of September, Mr Xu said that, in 2018, China’s total mill fibre consumption reached 54.6 million tonnes and fibre production exceeded 50 million tonnes, accounting

The vice-president of China’s National Textile and Apparel Council, Xu Yingxin, has said the textile industry is still one of the pillars of the Chinese economy and provides employment to more than 20 million people there.

Speaking at the Intertextile Shanghai exhibition at the end of September, Mr Xu said that, in 2018, China’s total mill fibre consumption reached 54.6 million tonnes and fibre production exceeded 50 million tonnes, accounting for more than two-thirds of global fibre production.

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Diesel and Coca Cola launches sustainable fashion collection

Related Keywords: brand, Coca-Cola, Conversen, denim, Diesel, environment, fashion, plastic bottles, Recycle

United States
Diesel and Coca Cola launches sustainable fashion collection
Summary: 
Companies from various industries are taking responsibility for the waste they contribute to the environment. Case in point: Diesel teamed up with Coca-Cola to launch a new collection made with recycled cotton and recycled plastic bottles. The co-branded Diesel x Coca-Cola: The (Re)Collection offers

Companies from various industries are taking responsibility for the waste they contribute to the environment.

Case in point: Diesel teamed up with Coca-Cola to launch a new collection made with recycled cotton and recycled plastic bottles.

The co-branded Diesel x Coca-Cola: The (Re)Collection offers men’s, women’s and unisex denim, sportswear and accessories made from the recycled fibers. The collection consists of 12 pieces, including a unisex denim jacket and jeans with workwear influences, and women’s high-waisted jean shorts with Coca-Cola red accent stitching.

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Sustainability is a tectonic shift in fashion

Related Keywords: clothing, environment, fabrics, Fashinnovation, fashion, Inditex, sustainability, Zara

United States
Sustainability is a tectonic shift in fashion
Summary: 
Sustainability is the fashion industry’s latest trend. Brands, retailers and designers are pledging their hearts to the environment and to protecting their workforces, and yet the industry remains the second largest polluter in the world. The horrendous working conditions and illegally low wages at Boohoo’s factories have not stopped the company’s profits from growing, or consumers wanting

Sustainability is the fashion industry’s latest trend. Brands, retailers and designers are pledging their hearts to the environment and to protecting their workforces, and yet the industry remains the second largest polluter in the world. The horrendous working conditions and illegally low wages at Boohoo’s factories have not stopped the company’s profits from growing, or consumers wanting their fast fashion.

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Avenues of opportunity for textiles makers

Related Keywords: fabric, fibres, manufacturing, nonwoven, oil, sustainable, Textile, thermoplastic

United Kingdom
Avenues of opportunity for textiles makers
Summary: 
What are the key attractions of the composites industry for manufacturers of technical textiles? Peter George: The global composites market is a relatively young and dynamic industry with strong growth rates and attractive margins and offers a range of opportunities and benefits for companies in adjacent markets looking to diversify. The overall market is divided into an estimated US$ 30 billion industry for raw materials (fibres and resin) which is converted

What are the key attractions of the composites industry for manufacturers of technical textiles?

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Refibra hits 30% recycled raw materials target

Related Keywords: apparel, fibres, Lenzing Group, raw material, Refibra technology, transparency

United States
Refibra hits 30% recycled raw materials target
Summary: 
Lenzing Group hit a new milestone with its Refibra technology, according to the company, with a 30% increase in recycled raw materials. This means the Tencel-branded Lyocell fibres can feature up to 30% of pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from garment manufacturing processes. Lenzing launched the Refibra brand in February 2017. It is based on the

Lenzing Group hit a new milestone with its Refibra technology, according to the company, with a 30% increase in recycled raw materials. This means the Tencel-branded Lyocell fibres can feature up to 30% of pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from garment manufacturing processes.

Lenzing launched the Refibra brand in February 2017. It is based on the group’s Tencel fibre, with the addition of cotton scraps and wood. The fibres, part of the Tencel Lyocell fibres of low fibrillation properties, have enhanced breathability and are especially well suited to knitted applications.

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Lenzing unveils blockchain technology

Related Keywords: brands, clothes, fibers, garment, Lenzing, renewable material, supply chain, Tencel, Textile, traceability, value chain

United States
Lenzing unveils blockchain technology
Summary: 
The Lenzing Group entered the age of digital traceability, showing its blockchain technology at the Première Vision show here. The leader in specialty fibers made from renewable material wood will use the technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business, ensuring transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of its fibers in finished products. Lenzing is partnering with Hong Kong-based TextileGenesis

The Lenzing Group entered the age of digital traceability, showing its blockchain technology at the Première Vision show here.

The leader in specialty fibers made from renewable material wood will use the technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business, ensuring transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of its fibers in finished products. Lenzing is partnering with Hong Kong-based TextileGenesis on the project.

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Lectra supports the growth in Asia

Related Keywords: apparel, Asia, China, export, fabric, fashion, garment, Lectra, technology

China
Lectra supports the growth in Asia
Summary: 
Lectra unveiled its flagship Industry 4.0 solutions for Asia — Fashion On Demand by Lectra and Furniture On Demand by Lectra — as well as the new VectorAutomotive iP9 fabric-cutting solution for automotive seating and interiors this week, at the 2019 edition of the China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories (CISMA) exhibition in

Lectra unveiled its flagship Industry 4.0 solutions for Asia — Fashion On Demand by Lectra and Furniture On Demand by Lectra — as well as the new VectorAutomotive iP9 fabric-cutting solution for automotive seating and interiors this week, at the 2019 edition of the China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories (CISMA) exhibition in Shanghai.

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Post petroleum shoe has come into the market

Related Keywords: accessories, Brazil, France, oil, organic cotton, plastic, Recycle, shoes, Veja

France
Post petroleum shoe has come into the market
Summary: 
Veja, a French company known for its sustainable shoes and accessories, has developed a running shoe that’s 53% bio-sourced. This is Veja’s first foray into the running market and the shoe, called the ‘Condor,’ is being referred to as the “post-petrol” running shoe. According to the company, 99% of the materials in conventional running shoes is plastic – primarily a petroleum

Veja, a French company known for its sustainable shoes and accessories, has developed a running shoe that’s 53% bio-sourced. This is Veja’s first foray into the running market and the shoe, called the ‘Condor,’ is being referred to as the “post-petrol” running shoe.

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Levi Strauss & Co. announces funding for future apparel leaders

Related Keywords: apparel, carbon emissions, clothes, Levi Strauss & Co., Levis, Recycle, supply chain, sustainability, sustainable, Textile

United States
Levi Strauss & Co. announces funding for future apparel leaders
Summary: 
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The funding will go toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain that address issues related to climate change. Projects include rescuing excess fabrics to create beautiful clothes designed by award-winning sustainable

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The funding will go toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain that address issues related to climate change.

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