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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New fund helps apparel industry to invest beyond sustainability

Related Keywords: apparel, C&A Foundation, fabrics, footwear, innovation, manufacturer, mill, supply chain, sustainability, technology, Textile

United States
New fund helps apparel industry to invest beyond sustainability
Summary: 
Innovation hubs Fashion for Good and The Mills Fabrica have teamed up with the C&A Foundation to launch an investment fund that will aim to “spearhead systemic change in the apparel and footwear supply chain”. The Good Fashion Fund has launched with initial funding of $13 million, but has a target of quickly attracting new investors and raising the size of the fund to $60 million . It will be managed by specialist

Innovation hubs Fashion for Good and The Mills Fabrica have teamed up with the C&A Foundation to launch an investment fund that will aim to “spearhead systemic change in the apparel and footwear supply chain”.

The Good Fashion Fund has launched with initial funding of $13 million, but has a target of quickly attracting new investors and raising the size of the fund to $60 million . It will be managed by specialist Amsterdam-based investment firm Fount.

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Applied DNA extends their textile business

Related Keywords: Applied DNA sciences, innovation, manufacturing, material, PCR, SigNify, supply chain, traceability

United States
Applied DNA extends their textile business
Summary: 
Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has announced a sales and marketing partnership with Navarpluma that extends Applied DNA’s textiles business to include the global down and feather supply chain. Formalisation of the partnership between the two companies follows the completion

Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has announced a sales and marketing partnership with Navarpluma that extends Applied DNA’s textiles business to include the global down and feather supply chain.

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Levi Strauss & Co. announces new global water action strategy

Related Keywords: apparel, fabric, innovation, Levi Strauss & Co., lifecycle, manufacturing, PaCT, research, science, supply chain, sustainability, technology, water

United States
Levi Strauss & Co. announces new global water action strategy
Summary: 
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced a new water action strategy that represents an evolution in thinking around water use in a global supply chain, particularly in areas already facing water stress, and a new way to define successful water stewardship in manufacturing. It leverages the latest water science and data, consultations with leading water experts, and the company’s own water management experience

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced a new water action strategy that represents an evolution in thinking around water use in a global supply chain, particularly in areas already facing water stress, and a new way to define successful water stewardship in manufacturing. It leverages the latest water science and data, consultations with leading water experts, and the company’s own water management experience and leadership over the past three decades to set a new standard for the company and the industry.

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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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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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Premium fibers help DTC brands to reach consumers

Related Keywords: America, apparel, cotton, DTC, fibers, Garments, manufacturer, purchasing, supply chain

United States
Premium fibers help DTC brands to reach consumers
Summary: 
Getting consumers to take a leap of faith on a direct-to-consumer product is no small feat. Without that hands-on retail experience, how do you convince a shopper that your seams are as strong and your fabric as soft as you’re promising? Throw in the challenge new brands face building a reputation from scratch, and DTC aren’t left with a wide margin of error. Because of this, some are turning to premium branded fibers as a way to assure consumers

Getting consumers to take a leap of faith on a direct-to-consumer product is no small feat. Without that hands-on retail experience, how do you convince a shopper that your seams are as strong and your fabric as soft as you’re promising?

Throw in the challenge new brands face building a reputation from scratch, and DTC aren’t left with a wide margin of error. Because of this, some are turning to premium branded fibers as a way to assure consumers that they’re indeed getting what they pay for, every time.

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Technology behind Nike's newest running shoes

Related Keywords: brand, footbed, footwear, investment, Nike, plastic, Premium, rubber, skin, supply chain, technology, TPE

United States
Technology behind Nike's newest running shoes
Summary: 
Nike has unveiled its latest innovation in athletic footwear technology: the Nike Joyride cushioning system. Joyride is a new, proprietary cushioning platform, released Thursday, which Nike is positioning next to the its revolutionary Nike Air technology and its TPU foam-based Nike React collection. Nike says the new system was designed to provide the holy grail of running shoe features—powerful impact absorption combined with superior energy return—all personalized

Nike has unveiled its latest innovation in athletic footwear technology: the Nike Joyride cushioning system.

Joyride is a new, proprietary cushioning platform, released Thursday, which Nike is positioning next to the its revolutionary Nike Air technology and its TPU foam-based Nike React collection. Nike says the new system was designed to provide the holy grail of running shoe features—powerful impact absorption combined with superior energy return—all personalized to fit an individual runner’s stride.

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AI in fashion industry

Related Keywords: AI, Artificial Intellegence, clothing, e-commerce, fashion, global GDP, sale, supply chain

United Kingdom
AI in fashion industry
Summary: 
As long as humans have started to wear clothes, we’d have the desire to express our own individuality, and one way to achieve that is through fashion. The fashion industry is one of the biggest in the world, estimated at about 3 trillion dollars as of 2018, representing 2 percent of global GDP. Much of brick-and-mortar traditional retail as well as online e-commerce is dedicated to the sale of clothing

As long as humans have started to wear clothes, we’d have the desire to express our own individuality, and one way to achieve that is through fashion. The fashion industry is one of the biggest in the world, estimated at about 3 trillion dollars as of 2018, representing 2 percent of global GDP. Much of brick-and-mortar traditional retail as well as online e-commerce is dedicated to the sale of clothing and fashion items.

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Inditex plans their environmental strategy

Related Keywords: cotton, digitisation, environment, fibres, Garments, Inditex, polyester, Recycle, supply chain, sustainability, sustainable

Spain
Inditex plans their environmental strategy
Summary: 
At its AGM today in Spain, Inditex says that by 2025, 100 per cent of the cotton, linen and polyester used by its eight clothing brands will be made from either organic, ‘sustainable’ or recycled fibres. It also revealed that its ‘Join Life’ labelled garments will account for 25 per cent of the total number of garments

At its AGM today in Spain, Inditex says that by 2025, 100 per cent of the cotton, linen and polyester used by its eight clothing brands will be made from either organic, ‘sustainable’ or recycled fibres.

It also revealed that its ‘Join Life’ labelled garments will account for 25 per cent of the total number of garments that it sells by the same date.

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