Guess joins the Better Cotton Initiative

News Tags: an organization that works with cotton farmers, Guess focussed on the company’s first-ever sustainability plan and ‘Denim Water Lifecycle Assessment, Guess has joined The Better Cotton Initiative, Sustainability Report, The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

India
Summary: 
In its FY16-17 Sustainability Report, Guess focussed on the company’s first-ever sustainability plan and ‘Denim Water Lifecycle Assessment’ of its denim category.The company added that it will make public its official goals for sustainable cotton sourcing later this year.By becoming a BCI retailer and brand member, Guess believes that it can commit to a more sustainable future for cotton production by investing in the Initiative which, last year, reached and trained 1.6 million cotton farmers on more sustainable agricultural practices, such as efficient use of inputs like water, pesticides, increasing yields, and addressing gender equality and child labour issues

In its FY16-17 Sustainability Report, Guess focussed on the company’s first-ever sustainability plan and ‘Denim Water Lifecycle Assessment’ of its denim category.The company added that it will make public its official goals for sustainable cotton sourcing later this year.By becoming a BCI retailer and brand member, Guess believes that it can commit to a more sustainable future for cotton production by investing in the Initiative which, last year, reached and trained 1.6 million cotton farmers on more sustainable agricultural practices, such as efficient use of inputs like water, pesticides, i

https://fashionunited.in/news/business/guess-partners-with-bci-to-source-better-cotton/2018041917387
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Memorandum of Understanding to develop a commercial scale factory and supply chain solution for cellulose production

News Tags: Nanollose’s focus is to develop sustainable alternatives to plant-based cellulose, provide sustainable and greener textile fibre samples, PT Supra Natami Utama, supply chain solution for cellulose production

Sydney
Summary: 
Nanollose has developed innovative proprietary technologies relating to the production, processing and applications of microbial nano cellulose, which have the potential to effect change in the global cellulose industry and to offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to plant-based cellulose materials.The company today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesian food producer, PT Supra Natami Utama, a subsidiary of PT Niramas Utama, to develop a commercial scale factory and supply chain solution for cellulose production

Nanollose has developed innovative proprietary technologies relating to the production, processing and applications of microbial nano cellulose, which have the potential to effect change in the global cellulose industry and to offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to plant-based cellulose materials.The company today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesian food producer, PT Supra Natami Utama, a subsidiary of PT Niramas Utama, to develop a commercial scale factory and supply chain solution for cellulose production

http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/74967/
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Breathe by Milliken is now available as a performance cotton fabric option

News Tags: adding Breathe by Milliken to their line allows forward-thinking companies like Four Seasons to offer something completely new to their consumers – a natural, cleanable cotton fabric, ensuring that they meet strict chemical emissions limits and enhancing the indoor air quality of living spaces, Greenguard Gold certification, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business has landed a new placement for its fluorine-free performance fabric

USA
Summary: 
Performance fabrics are huge right now, so we have been looking for a 100% cotton twill with a good weight, attractive colors and a strong performance story,” as quoted by Four Seasons’ director of merchandising Holly Cogan, Four Seasons decided to add Breathe by Milliken to fill a need for an effective all-cotton performance fabric.“. “Breathe checked all our boxes in terms of aesthetics, protection and sustainability”she added

Performance fabrics are huge right now, so we have been looking for a 100% cotton twill with a good weight, attractive colors and a strong performance story,” as quoted by Four Seasons’ director of merchandising Holly Cogan, Four Seasons decided to add Breathe by Milliken to fill a need for an effective all-cotton performance fabric.“. “Breathe checked all our boxes in terms of aesthetics, protection and sustainability”she added

http://www.hometextilestoday.com/article/552631-breathe-milliken-expands-eco-friendly-performance-fiber-placements/
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A sell out show for ITMA 2019!

News Tags: 18thshowcase to be held in Barcelona, France, Germany, Interest in ITMA 2019 is extremely strong, Italy, ITMA exhibition, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) comprises national textile machinery associations from Belgium

Barcelona
Summary: 
Show owner expanding space to accommodate overwhelming response.18 April 2018 - Held every four years since 1951, ITMA has reinforced its reputation as the world’s leading textile and garment technology exhibition. Exhibition space for its 18thshowcase to be held in Barcelona has been fully booked by the application deadline of 6 April 2018.

Show owner expanding space to accommodate overwhelming response.18 April 2018 - Held every four years since 1951, ITMA has reinforced its reputation as the world’s leading textile and garment technology exhibition. Exhibition space for its 18thshowcase to be held in Barcelona has been fully booked by the application deadline of 6 April 2018.

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Wearing a uniform of progress

News Tags: Alberto de Conti, Bavaria, Head of Rudolf Fashion Division, HUB 1922 wants to be the unmatched one-stop shopping for fashion and function, in addition to current aesthetics, innovation and creativity in garment processing, is based in Geretsried, refined selection of chemicals auxiliaries targeting garment finishing and delivering, RUDOLF GmbH, sophisticated functionalities that take denim to the next level in terms of both performance and enhanced quality, today, was founded by Reinhold Rudolf in Northern Bohemia in 1922, which

Amsterdam
Summary: 
At Kingpins Amsterdam, RUDOLF GROUP launches a selection of chemical auxiliaries for fashion and function as well their new HUB 1922.The RUDOLF GROUP, not completely new to garment and denim finishing, decides to take the first steps of what will be a long and exciting journey in the field. In order to shorten the distance with both manufacturers and apparel brands and retailers it deploys two synergic initiatives: • A refined selection of chemicals auxiliaries targeting garment finishing and delivering, in addition to current aesthetics, sophisticated functionalities that take denim to the next level in terms of both performance and enhanced quality. • The launch of a new project that, combining German engineering and Italian style, provides solutions at the crossroad of fashion and utilitarian functionality. The project, called HUB 1922, introduces elements of unorthodox diversity and fosters collaborative environments that can be truly disruptive.

At Kingpins Amsterdam, RUDOLF GROUP launches a selection of chemical auxiliaries for fashion and function as well their new HUB 1922.The RUDOLF GROUP, not completely new to garment and denim finishing, decides to take the first steps of what will be a long and exciting journey in the field. In order to shorten the distance with both manufacturers and apparel brands and retailers it deploys two synergic initiatives:

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Polyester market weakens in March, no support from upstream

News Tags: MEG price in China, MEG price in Europe, meg price in US, MEG prices, mono ethylene glycol prices, paraxylene price, paraxylene prices in Asia, paraxylene prices in Europe, paraxylene prices in US, polyester chip prices in China, polyester filament yarn prices, Polyester prices, polyester yarn prices, psf prices, pta price in China, pta price in US, PTA prices, purified terephthalic acid prices, PX price, spun yarn prices, yarn prices in china, yarn prices in India, yarn prices in Pakistan

Mumbai
Polyester market weakens in March, no support from upstream
Summary: 
Polyester staple fibre prices fell in China while demand was decent, leading to smooth liquidity. Prices in India were firm during the month. In Pakistan, PSF prices were revised up over a strong demand from the yarn producers and a new fall of the rupee.

Ethylene prices in Asian markets jumped in March supported by strong demand amid the heavy steam cracker turnarounds. In US, spot ethylene fell to a nine-year low on weak sentiment as production from new capacity has overtaken consumption amid downstream disruptions. European ethylene spot prices were almost flat for the month.

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Connecticut could act on polyester apparel pollution

News Tags: 900 microfibers per wash, American Apparel & Footwear Association and Fashion Business Inc, education and clothing labeling program that is intended to reduce the amount of microfiber plastic, establish a consumer awareness, Fashion Group International, garments made from synthetic fibers such as polyester can shed up to 1, National Retail Federation, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the American Apparel & Producer’s Network, the Council of Fashion Designers of America

USA
Summary: 
A bill is pending in California that would require a warning label on polyester clothing, alerting consumers that washing polyester contributes to microfiber pollution, and now the Connecticut legislature has taken up the issue.A bill posted to the State Senate calendar, after it passed out of a joint committee, aims to “establish a consumer awareness, education and clothing labeling program that is intended to reduce the amount of microfiber plastic in the state’s waterways” If passed, the bill would order the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, to convene a working group of representatives of the apparel industry and the environmental community to develop a consumer awareness and education program “concerning the presence of synthetic microfibers in clothing”

A bill is pending in California that would require a warning label on polyester clothing, alerting consumers that washing polyester contributes to microfiber pollution, and now the Connecticut legislature has taken up the issue.A bill posted to the State Senate calendar, after it passed out of a joint committee, aims to “establish a consumer awareness, education and clothing labeling program that is intended to reduce the amount of microfiber plastic in the state’s waterways” If passed, the bill would order the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Commi

https://sourcingjournalonline.com/connecticut-microfiber-pollution-legislation/
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Arvind, with a base of Rs 6,000 crore, is growing at around 6% at present

News Tags: 000 crore, 000 crore by 2023, 35% of the company’s revenues come from the sales of brands like Calvin Klein, Aeropostale and Gap, Arrow, Flying Machine, in textiles, Textile major Arvind is targeting revenues of `20, the shift in favour of high asset turns and technology-driven expansion, the textiles business of Arvind, Tommy Hilfiger, with a base of Rs 6

Mumbai
Summary: 
Arvind had 1,137 stores across brands, 93 Unlimited stores and 32 specialty retail stores as of December 31.The textiles business of Arvind, with a base of Rs 6,000 crore, is growing at around 6% at present, said Lalbhai. Revenue at Arvind’s textile business grew 9.41% to `1,534.43 crore in Q3FY18. According to analysts Arvind’s management has earmarked `1,500 crore of capital to be invested over the next three years in processing and technology-driven innovations, creating capabilities in advanced materials and developing capacity in the high-growth garmenting division.Over 35% of the company’s revenues come from the sales of brands like Calvin Klein, Flying Machine, Arrow, Tommy Hilfiger, Aeropostale and Gap, among others. Revenues for the branded apparel segment came in at `961 crore in Q3FY18, up 23.6% year-on-year, while Ebitda improved almost 123% to Rs 67 crore

Arvind had 1,137 stores across brands, 93 Unlimited stores and 32 specialty retail stores as of December 31.The textiles business of Arvind, with a base of Rs 6,000 crore, is growing at around 6% at present, said Lalbhai. Revenue at Arvind’s textile business grew 9.41% to `1,534.43 crore in Q3FY18.

http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/textile-major-arvind-targets-rs-20000-cr-revenues-by-2023/1130071/
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Kala cotton to be encouraged by National Institute of Design who combines with an NGO

News Tags: apart from being sustainable, found in a most of Asia and Africa a coarse and short-staple strand, Four artisans from Kutch-based NGO Khamir worked closely with a group of 12 students of National Institute of Design, indigenous cotton and wool, was Kala cotton

Ahmedabad
Summary: 
The officials said that the indigenous cotton and wool, apart from being sustainable and providing livelihood to the traditional practitioners, are also better suited to the local climate. NID and Khamir officials said that commercialization of the products is in the pipeline as multiple stakeholders have shown interest in taking the idea further

The officials said that the indigenous cotton and wool, apart from being sustainable and providing livelihood to the traditional practitioners, are also better suited to the local climate.NID and Khamir officials said that commercialization of the products is in the pipeline as multiple stakeholders have shown interest in taking the idea further

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Government suggested to tighten norms on sale of cotton seed

News Tags: illegal Herbicide-Tolerant (HT) GM cotton spread, licence to produce Bt Cotton seed which needed permission from the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Council, unauthorised sale of seeds by firms under multiple brands

Andhra Pradesh
Summary: 
Only a small number of companies had licence to produce Bt Cotton seed which needed permission from the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Council. “Our enquiries revealed that most of the firms do not have licence to produce the seed and that they are only permitted to co-market the product. Sale of the seed should be allowed only in the packaging of the original seed-producing company to enable the farmers know what they are buying” as quoted by Kiran Vissa of Rythu Swarajya Vedika

Only a small number of companies had licence to produce Bt Cotton seed which needed permission from the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Council. “Our enquiries revealed that most of the firms do not have licence to produce the seed and that they are only permitted to co-market the product. Sale of the seed should be allowed only in the packaging of the original seed-producing company to enable the farmers know what they are buying” as quoted by Kiran Vissa of Rythu Swarajya Vedika

The leaders suggested the government to step in and do the needful

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/cotton-seed-sale-govt-urged-to-tighten-norms/article23545698.ece
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