The heart of sustainable fashion

Related Keywords: chemicals, fabric, fashion, fossil fuel, green, IKEA, manufacturing, material, sustainable, Textile, viscose

Sweden
The heart of sustainable fashion
Summary: 
More than ever, people are looking for more sustainable ways to lead their lives. From the food they eat, to the transport they choose and even to the clothes they wear. Forward thinking retailers and designers such as IKEA and Marimekko have responded by experimenting with more sustainable, alternative materials, but overall our fast-fashion lifestyles and reliance on fossil materials keep us hooked on unsustainable

More than ever, people are looking for more sustainable ways to lead their lives. From the food they eat, to the transport they choose and even to the clothes they wear. Forward thinking retailers and designers such as IKEA and Marimekko have responded by experimenting with more sustainable, alternative materials, but overall our fast-fashion lifestyles and reliance on fossil materials keep us hooked on unsustainable textiles.

So where should we be looking for wardrobes that are green in every color? And what are the problems with our current array of common materials?

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AAFA to delay the tariff imposition

Related Keywords: AAFA, America, American Apparel and Footwear Association, China, footware apparel, Imports, tariff, US

United States
AAFA to delay the tariff imposition
Summary: 
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has said the US government’s decision to delay until December 15 the imposition of 10% tariffs on some imports from China will be of little help to its member companies or to US consumers. In its announcements about this, the government claimed to have removed some products from the tariff list altogether for reasons including national security, but also including health and safety. Nevertheless, AAFA pointed out, products such

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has said the US government’s decision to delay until December 15 the imposition of 10% tariffs on some imports from China will be of little help to its member companies or to US consumers.

In its announcements about this, the government claimed to have removed some products from the tariff list altogether for reasons including national security, but also including health and safety. Nevertheless, AAFA pointed out, products such as allergy-resistant bedding and protective footwear remain on the list.

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Critical approach to fashion industry

Related Keywords: cotton, fabric, fashion, fashion industry, fiber, Garments, pure, silk, sustainable fashion

United Kingdom
Critical approach to fashion industry
Summary: 
In a long-ago era before the world worried about climate change, social justice, ecology, etc., sustainable fashion was based on the snob value of pure wool, pure cotton and pure silk. In a long-ago era before the world worried about climate change, social justice, ecology, etc., sustainable fashion was based on the snob value of pure wool, pure cotton and pure silk. Synthetic fabrics, initially hailed with wonder because they laundered

In a long-ago era before the world worried about climate change, social justice, ecology, etc., sustainable fashion was based on the snob value of pure wool, pure cotton and pure silk.

In a long-ago era before the world worried about climate change, social justice, ecology, etc., sustainable fashion was based on the snob value of pure wool, pure cotton and pure silk.

Synthetic fabrics, initially hailed with wonder because they laundered reasonably well the first few times and did not require ironing, were subsequently regarded with disdain by true fashionistas.

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Readymade garment import India

Related Keywords: apparel, Bangladesh, China, exports, fabrics, fiber, Garments, Imports, manufacturing, readymade

India
Readymade garment import India
Summary: 
Apparel industrialists here expressed worry over the duty free import trade of ready made garments (RMG)from Bangladesh. China has taken undue advantage of the free trade and is selling goods to India, they said. Under the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement, Bangladesh was allowed to export more than 60 products including RMG to India without any duty. The neighbouring country’s share in international RMG market is next only to China. Industrial sources

Apparel industrialists here expressed worry over the duty free import trade of ready made garments (RMG)from Bangladesh. China has taken undue advantage of the free trade and is selling goods to India, they said.

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Fashion offers a lot to learn in New York

Related Keywords: America, cotton, dresses, fashion, fashion industry, jersey, sportswear, suits, Textiles, wool

United States
Fashion offers a lot to learn in New York
Summary: 
The educational and cultural-influencing aspects of fashion exhibitions are often eclipsed by their visual appeal, but a few new exhibitions are set up to be more thought-provoking. Next month visitors to the Bard Graduate Center’s “French Fashion, Women and the First World War,” will get a better understanding of wartime textiles and fashion, French-American fashion allegiance

The educational and cultural-influencing aspects of fashion exhibitions are often eclipsed by their visual appeal, but a few new exhibitions are set up to be more thought-provoking.

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Lidl launches reusable bags made from polyester

Related Keywords: bags, consumer, fruit, Lidl, long term, packaging, plastic, plastic waste, polyester, recycling, reusable, UK, vegetable

United Kingdom
Lidl launches reusable bags made from polyester
Summary: 
Lidl has said that it has become the first supermarket in the UK to introduce reusable fruit and vegetable bags across all stores nationwide to help reduce plastic waste in the long term. A Lidl spokesman told Bio Market Insights that the bags were made from durable polyester and were designed to be “machine-washable and long lasting”. The bags, priced at 69p for two, aim to provide customers with a reusable alternative

Lidl has said that it has become the first supermarket in the UK to introduce reusable fruit and vegetable bags across all stores nationwide to help reduce plastic waste in the long term.

A Lidl spokesman told Bio Market Insights that the bags were made from durable polyester and were designed to be “machine-washable and long lasting”.

The bags, priced at 69p for two, aim to provide customers with a reusable alternative to single-use, small fruit and vegetable bags.

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Ridgecut Toughwear launched by Tractor Supply

Related Keywords: apparel, clothing, coats, fabric, retail, supply chain, Tractor Supply Co., workwear

United States
Ridgecut Toughwear launched by Tractor Supply
Summary: 
Tractor Supply Co., a rural lifestyle retailer based in the United States, announced today the launch of a new exclusive apparel line, Ridgecut Toughwear. Ridgecut features workwear apparel and insulated outerwear created especially for people who regularly put their clothing through conditions that go beyond normal wear and tear. Available only at Tractor Supply, the apparel line features durable fabric and wear-resistant

Tractor Supply Co., a rural lifestyle retailer based in the United States, announced today the launch of a new exclusive apparel line, Ridgecut Toughwear. Ridgecut features workwear apparel and insulated outerwear created especially for people who regularly put their clothing through conditions that go beyond normal wear and tear. Available only at Tractor Supply, the apparel line features durable fabric and wear-resistant technology that is unparalleled in the marketplace.

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E-commerce drives growth for adidas

Related Keywords: Adidas, America, Asia-Pacific, China, growth, North America, profit

United States
E-commerce drives growth for adidas
Summary: 
Sports group adidas has reported first-half revenues of €11.4 billion, 5% up on the figure for the first half of 2018. Operating profit increased by 13% to reach €1.5 billion. Commenting on the results, chief executive, Kasper Rorsted, said adidas had achieved double-digit increases in revenues in two areas it had targeted for strategic growth, China and

Sports group adidas has reported first-half revenues of €11.4 billion, 5% up on the figure for the first half of 2018. Operating profit increased by 13% to reach €1.5 billion.

Commenting on the results, chief executive, Kasper Rorsted, said adidas had achieved double-digit increases in revenues in two areas it had targeted for strategic growth, China and e-commerce.

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Pakistan's move won't affect the textile sector

Related Keywords: cotton, Cotton Association of India, export, Imports, India, Pakistan, Textiles, yarn

India
Pakistan's move won't affect the textile sector
Summary: 
Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected to have much impact on the Indian textile industry, said Siddhartha Rajagopal, executive director of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council. Pakistan imports mainly yarn and cotton from India. However, in recent years, Indian exporters have slowed down their supply to Pakistan. Between April and June this year, $38 million worth of cotton yarn was

Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected to have much impact on the Indian textile industry, said Siddhartha Rajagopal, executive director of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council.

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Gap Inc. signs renewable energy agreement with Enel Green Power

Related Keywords: apparel, climate, Enel Green Power, footprint, Gap Inc, global, retail, supply chain, sustainability

United States
Gap Inc. signs renewable energy agreement with Enel Green Power
Summary: 
Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. today announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute

Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. today announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its owned and operated facilities by 50 percent compared to 2015.

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