German textile industry to go green

Related Keywords: clothing, Gerd Müller, Germany, Green Button, Rana Plaza, supply chain, sustainability, Textile

Germany
German textile industry to go green
Summary: 
German Development Minister Gerd Müller (above right) presented the country's new "Green Button" seal for sustainable textiles on Monday. The new scheme is meant to ensure that consumers can purchase clothing that has achieved certain social and environmental standards, including a minimum wage for textile workers and a ban on child labor, as well as the use of certain chemicals

German Development Minister Gerd Müller (above right) presented the country's new "Green Button" seal for sustainable textiles on Monday. The new scheme is meant to ensure that consumers can purchase clothing that has achieved certain social and environmental standards, including a minimum wage for textile workers and a ban on child labor, as well as the use of certain chemicals and air pollutants.

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The future of smart textile

Related Keywords: clothing, cotton, eco-friendly, fabrics, fiber, future, microplastics, Pinatex, science, sustainable, synthetic leather, vegan

United Kingdom
The future of smart textile
Summary: 
The clothing of the future will look nothing like what we wear today. Or maybe it will. A hunger for sustainability is leading researchers to new organic materials from which to design clothing. Other visionaries are working to make our future outfits as smart as we want to look. One of the fun things about watching science fiction movies, especially old ones, is seeing filmmakers' sometimes daffy predictions of what

The clothing of the future will look nothing like what we wear today. Or maybe it will.

A hunger for sustainability is leading researchers to new organic materials from which to design clothing.

Other visionaries are working to make our future outfits as smart as we want to look.

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Kitsbow chooses North Carolina for 890,000 dollars investment

Related Keywords: clothing, government, Kitsbow, McDowell, North Carolina, United States

United States
Kitsbow chooses North Carolina for 890,000 dollars investment
Summary: 
Kitsbow, a specialty clothing manufacturer based in California, will create 53 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $890,000 in operating a manufacturing and distribution facility in Old Fort. “Kitsbow’s decision to move their manufacturing facility to Old Fort is exciting news for McDowell

Kitsbow, a specialty clothing manufacturer based in California, will create 53 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $890,000 in operating a manufacturing and distribution facility in Old Fort.

“Kitsbow’s decision to move their manufacturing facility to Old Fort is exciting news for McDowell County,” said Governor Cooper. “This new plant means growth for the whole area and good jobs for the people who will power production.”

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Indian textile sector suffering in international market

Related Keywords: apparel, Bangladesh, China, clothing, cotton, export, fabric, import, India, Textile, Vietnam, yarn

India
Indian textile sector suffering in international market
Summary: 
India ranked fifth in the global textile and clothing exports in 2018 though it was in the second position between 2014 and 2017, according to the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry. Sanjay K. Jain, chairman of the Confederation, has said in a press release that the space vacated by China was largely occupied by the least developed countries, including Vietnam and Bangladesh. India has not been able to tap the opportunities

India ranked fifth in the global textile and clothing exports in 2018 though it was in the second position between 2014 and 2017, according to the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry.

Sanjay K. Jain, chairman of the Confederation, has said in a press release that the space vacated by China was largely occupied by the least developed countries, including Vietnam and Bangladesh. India has not been able to tap the opportunities because of its competitive disadvantages and trade barriers in the international markets.

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Transparent electronic devices made from nylon?

Related Keywords: clothing, innovation, material, nylon, polymers, synthetic, technology, Textile

Denmark
Transparent electronic devices made from nylon?
Summary: 
As the microelectronic industry is now shifting toward wearable electronic gadgets and electronic (e-)textiles, the comprising electronic materials, such as ferroelectrics, should be integrated with our clothes. Nylons, a family of synthetic polymers, were first introduced in the 1920s' for women's stockings and are nowadays among the most widely used synthetic fibers in textiles. They consist of a long chain of repeated

As the microelectronic industry is now shifting toward wearable electronic gadgets and electronic (e-)textiles, the comprising electronic materials, such as ferroelectrics, should be integrated with our clothes. Nylons, a family of synthetic polymers, were first introduced in the 1920s' for women's stockings and are nowadays among the most widely used synthetic fibers in textiles. They consist of a long chain of repeated molecular units, i.e. polymers, where each repeat unit contains a specific arrangement of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen with carbon atoms.

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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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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol to give brands a verifiable window

Related Keywords: America, clothing, cotton, fabric, greenhouse, research, sustainability, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

United States
U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol to give brands a verifiable window
Summary: 
The American cotton industry is placing a lot of hope on the new cotton sustainability verification program, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It’s a program that has some pretty deep roots and has taken years to refine. I know, having been in the business for over 20 years and preached its message, that it’s a hot ticket item and has caused cotton producers and others in the industry a lot of blood, sweat and tears. In the 1980s, cotton won the heart of consumers with its Fabric

The American cotton industry is placing a lot of hope on the new cotton sustainability verification program, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.

It’s a program that has some pretty deep roots and has taken years to refine. I know, having been in the business for over 20 years and preached its message, that it’s a hot ticket item and has caused cotton producers and others in the industry a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

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Fragrance-releasing fabric found by researchers

Related Keywords: clothes, clothing, cotton, fabric, liposomes, OBP, Portugal, research

Portugal
Fragrance-releasing fabric found by researchers
Summary: 
Researchers from the University of Minho in Portugal have modified cotton fabric to release a lemony citronella aroma upon contact with sweat, benefitting those exposed to hot summer weather or intense physical activities. In recent years, scientists have developed smart fabrics that react to stimuli such as light, temperature or mechanical

Researchers from the University of Minho in Portugal have modified cotton fabric to release a lemony citronella aroma upon contact with sweat, benefitting those exposed to hot summer weather or intense physical activities.

In recent years, scientists have developed smart fabrics that react to stimuli such as light, temperature or mechanical stress and respond in certain ways, such as by changing colour or conducting an electrical signal. Furthermore, researchers have also explored different methods to release fragrances from fabrics.

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Pressure on the cotton prices remains maintained

Related Keywords: China, clothing, consumption, cotton, Imports, market, Osaka, production, Textiles, United States

United States
Pressure on the cotton prices remains maintained
Summary: 
Even though the trade dispute between the United States and China has moved away from escalation and towards reconciliation since the G20 meeting in June in Osaka, the consequences of this already year-long exchange of blows between two big players in the international cotton industry are clearly noticeable in the market. There are widespread insecurities in completing contracts in the international

Even though the trade dispute between the United States and China has moved away from escalation and towards reconciliation since the G20 meeting in June in Osaka, the consequences of this already year-long exchange of blows between two big players in the international cotton industry are clearly noticeable in the market. There are widespread insecurities in completing contracts in the international cotton trade. “Uncertainty is the new normal,” summed up Bremen Cotton Exchange in its Cotton Telegram of 16th July 2019.

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Where does the world's cotton comes from?

Related Keywords: apparel, bales, Brazil, China, clothing, cotton, exports, fiber, market, production, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, world

United States
Where does the world's cotton comes from?
Summary: 
Cotton is perhaps the most recognized fiber in the apparel market, and is used, either in its pure form or blended with other materials, to make much of the world’s clothing. The soft, fluffy staple fiber grows in a boll around the seeds of a cotton plant, and the fiber is nearly pure cellulose, the most abundant organic polymer on Earth. Fibers from the cotton plant are spun into yarn or thread and made

Cotton is perhaps the most recognized fiber in the apparel market, and is used, either in its pure form or blended with other materials, to make much of the world’s clothing.

The soft, fluffy staple fiber grows in a boll around the seeds of a cotton plant, and the fiber is nearly pure cellulose, the most abundant organic polymer on Earth. Fibers from the cotton plant are spun into yarn or thread and made into fiber, yielding soft, breathable textiles. Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber in clothing today.

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