Turning old clothes into art

Related Keywords: clothes, dresses, dyes, environmental commitment, fabric, felting technique, Garments, old clothes, stockpiled material, tops, women apparel

United States
Turning old clothes into art
Summary: 
Eileen Fisher's New York factory is Marie Kondo's worst nightmare: Filled with bags and bags of old clothes, it houses the over 1.3 million garments the brand has collected since launching its take-back program in 2009. These old designs aren't being hoarded

Eileen Fisher's New York factory is Marie Kondo's worst nightmare: Filled with bags and bags of old clothes, it houses the over 1.3 million garments the brand has collected since launching its take-back program in 2009. These old designs aren't being hoarded for posterity's sake, though. If all goes to plan, one day they'll all be reused instead of sent off to a landfill.

How Eileen Fisher is using old clothes in a new way.

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H&M dancing down the ages

Related Keywords: apparel, clothing retailer, environmental cost, fabric, fast fashion, future of fashion, Garments, growth, head of sustainability, organic cotton, polluting industries, Recycle, second-hand market, supply chains, Vintage garments

Germany
H&M dancing down the ages
Summary: 
H&M will trial sales of second-hand and vintage clothes as it seeks to tap into consumers' growing concerns about the environmental cost of fast fashion, its head of sustainability said on Friday. Anna Gedda told Reuters H&M would launch a pilot

H&M will trial sales of second-hand and vintage clothes as it seeks to tap into consumers' growing concerns about the environmental cost of fast fashion, its head of sustainability said on Friday.

Anna Gedda told Reuters H&M would launch a pilot in Sweden for online sales of second-hand garments on the site of its & Other Stories brand, with the aim of extending the scheme to other markets and brands in years to come.

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Clothes change colour when exposed to different gases

Related Keywords: clothes, dyed threads, fabrication method, leaching, materials production, polydimethylsiloxane, spectrometer, spectroscopic

United States
Clothes change colour when exposed to different gases
Summary: 
Scientists have developed a novel method to create dyed threads for clothes that change colour when they detect a variety of gases. The researchers at Tufts University in the US demonstrated that the threads can be read visually, or even more precisely by use of a smartphone camera, to detect changes of colour due to analytes as low

Scientists have developed a novel method to create dyed threads for clothes that change colour when they detect a variety of gases.

The researchers at Tufts University in the US demonstrated that the threads can be read visually, or even more precisely by use of a smartphone camera, to detect changes of colour due to analytes as low as 50 parts per million.
The dyes we used work in different ways, so we can detect gases with different chemistries.

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Bangladeshi government passes the Accord on Fire and Building Safety

Related Keywords: Bangladeshi government, fashion supply chain, fast fashion, garment factory, industry disaster

Bangladesh
Bangladeshi government passes the Accord on Fire and Building Safety
Summary: 
After a tragic fire at a garment factory, the Bangladeshi government passed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety. While the reform has been successful in preventing more tragedies, its future is uncertain. Ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on April 7th, Online Editor Ritika Iyer argues that the accord should

After a tragic fire at a garment factory, the Bangladeshi government passed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety. While the reform has been successful in preventing more tragedies, its future is uncertain. Ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on April 7th, Online Editor Ritika Iyer argues that the accord should be protected.

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Unifi and Nan Ya file petitions with the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission

Related Keywords: antidumping, bulk, duties, Imports, International Trade Commission, moisture absorption, multifilament yarn, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, polyester, polyester textured yarn, synthetic yarn, Unifi manufacturing

United States
Unifi and Nan Ya file petitions with the Commerce Department and the U.S. Inter
Summary: 
Today, two major U.S. synthetic yarn producers – Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. ("Unifi") and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America ("Nan Ya") – filed a "critical circumstances" allegation regarding imports of polyester textured yarn from China in an ongoing trade remedy investigation. The critical circumstances claim charges that imports of the yarn surged into the United States in order to avoid

Today, two major U.S. synthetic yarn producers – Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. ("Unifi") and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America ("Nan Ya") – filed a "critical circumstances" allegation regarding imports of polyester textured yarn from China in an ongoing trade remedy investigation. The critical circumstances claim charges that imports of the yarn surged into the United States in order to avoid the imposition of duties. If the allegation is proven, importers could face significant duty liabilities.

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CCI buys bales of cotton

Related Keywords: buying cotton, Cotton Association of India (CAI), Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), cotton prices, fibre crop, procurement, raw cotton

India
CCI buys bales of cotton
Summary: 
As cotton prices ruled firm for most of the 2018-19 marketing season starting October, the state-run Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) could purchase only 10.7 lakh bales under the MSP scheme. The bulk of the procurement — over 70 per cent — has been from Telangana followed by Maharashtra. According to CCI, market arrivals of cotton till April 1 stood at 254 lakh bales of 170 kg each. The Cotton Association of India (CAI), the apex

As cotton prices ruled firm for most of the 2018-19 marketing season starting October, the state-run Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) could purchase only 10.7 lakh bales under the MSP scheme. The bulk of the procurement — over 70 per cent — has been from Telangana followed by Maharashtra.

According to CCI, market arrivals of cotton till April 1 stood at 254 lakh bales of 170 kg each. The Cotton Association of India (CAI), the apex trade body, had pegged the crop size at 328 lakh bales for the year.

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ColorJet Becomes Platinum Sponsor at ITMA 2019

Related Keywords: digital textile printing, dyeing sector, exhibition, garment technology, Indian manufacturer, printing solutions, textile machinery

India
ColorJet Becomes Platinum Sponsor at ITMA 2019
Summary: 
From a net consumer of textile machinery to being a platinum sponsor of ITMA is a long way to come for the Indian textile machinery industry. ColorJet is the first Indian digital textile printing company to strike a platinum sponsorship deal at ITMA 2019and will have a stand at Hall-3, Booth No-B102. ITMA is the world’s leading showcase for textile and garment technology, including textile printing, and it provides the ideal platform for the industry to

From a net consumer of textile machinery to being a platinum sponsor of ITMA is a long way to come for the Indian textile machinery industry. ColorJet is the first Indian digital textile printing company to strike a platinum sponsorship deal at ITMA 2019and will have a stand at Hall-3, Booth No-B102.

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Culp to focus on innovation and creative designs

Related Keywords: fabrics producer, focused on innovation and creative designs, Frank Saxon, mattress fabrics, Read Window Products (RWP), upholstery fabrics, US trade laws

United States
Culp to focus on innovation and creative designs
Summary: 
Circular knitted mattress fabrics producer Culp has reported financial and operating results for the third quarter that ended 27 January 2019. Net sales were US$ 77.2 million, compared with US$ 85.3 million a year ago. On a pre-tax basis, the company reported income of

Circular knitted mattress fabrics producer Culp has reported financial and operating results for the third quarter that ended 27 January 2019. Net sales were US$ 77.2 million, compared with US$ 85.3 million a year ago.

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Nilit helps brands overcome supply chain challenges

Related Keywords: apparel companies are racing to overhaul their supply chains, factories and mills that can make their product using Nilit yarns, from the garment suppliers to the mills, manufacturer and marketer of nylon textile fibres, mills and brands work together, premium fibres, right partners across the supply chain, Sensil nylon, substantial impact on the way supply chains, yarn producers

Migdal Haemek
Summary: 
Nilit, a leading manufacturer and marketer of nylon textile fibres, is responding to the changing retail landscape shaped by the new generation of shoppers urging brands to deliver a whole package – style, value, sustainability, innovation and speed – at once, with its Sensil nylon.

Nilit, a leading manufacturer and marketer of nylon textile fibres, is responding to the changing retail landscape shaped by the new generation of shoppers urging brands to deliver a whole package – style, value, sustainability, innovation and speed – at once, with its Sensil nylon.

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The Egyptian Cotton Project participates to Better Cotton Initiative Event in Milan

Related Keywords: better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Egyptian textile industry, international textile private sector, producing premium quality cotton GMO free, social and economic, sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, Sustainable Egyptian Cotton, sustainable Egyptian Cotton value chain, The Egyptian Cotton Project

Pointe-Noire
Summary: 
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under the framework of “The Egyptian Cotton Project” expands its global cooperation through a strategic partnership with the better Cotton Initiative (BCI) presented during an event hosted by the Fondazione Industrie Cotone E Lino in Milan.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under the framework of “The Egyptian Cotton Project” expands its global cooperation through a strategic partnership with the better Cotton Initiative (BCI) presented during an event hosted by the Fondazione Industrie Cotone E Lino in Milan.

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