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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Overlapping seasonality and the five 'Rs' of sustainability

Related Keywords: CO2, denim, fabric, innovation, launch, market, production, sustainability

Italy
Overlapping seasonality and the five 'Rs' of sustainability
Summary: 
PG DENIM, the designer project by Paolo Gnutti, is ready for several important events scheduled for the autumn with ground-breaking interpretations and a new – increasingly green – business model. The occasion is its participation in the Blue Zone at Munich Fabric Start (Munich, 3-5 September 2019), a space which is increasingly often reserved for companies and projects

PG DENIM, the designer project by Paolo Gnutti, is ready for several important events scheduled for the autumn with ground-breaking interpretations and a new – increasingly green – business model. The occasion is its participation in the Blue Zone at Munich Fabric Start (Munich, 3-5 September 2019), a space which is increasingly often reserved for companies and projects with a high innovation rate in the world of denim.

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Recycled nylon and polyester cleaning the ocean waste

Related Keywords: fabrics, fashion, Knit, manufacturing, NGO, nylon, plastic, polyester, Recycle, sustainability, swimwear, Textile, waste

United States
Recycled nylon and polyester cleaning the ocean waste
Summary: 
Plastic waste is one of the big problems of this time. By 2050, the oceans could contain more waste than fish. Consumer demand for recycled fashion is on the rise, and more and more sports and fashion companies work with it - in different ways. It’s an unsightly plight and causing damage to marine life globally, as plastic from our lifestyles ends up in the oceans. According to data UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) eight million tons of waste end

Plastic waste is one of the big problems of this time. By 2050, the oceans could contain more waste than fish. Consumer demand for recycled fashion is on the rise, and more and more sports and fashion companies work with it - in different ways.

It’s an unsightly plight and causing damage to marine life globally, as plastic from our lifestyles ends up in the oceans. According to data UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) eight million tons of waste ends up in our seas every single year, 640 thousand tons of fishing nets abandoned at the bottom of the ocean.

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Hush's sales up by 35 percent

Related Keywords: cloathing, fashion, Garments, Hush, Missguided, oversupply, PrettyLittleThing, Sales, sustainability, technology, UK, US, women

United Kingdom
Hush's sales up by 35 percent
Summary: 
PrettyLittleThing and Missguided have hit the big time selling £5 dresses and £1 bikinis to the youth market but another online British brand, Hush, is expanding rapidly in a backlash against fast fashion. Sales at London-based Hush, which is run by a husband and wife team, jumped 35% last year to more than £40m as its jumpsuits and dresses found an audience among

PrettyLittleThing and Missguided have hit the big time selling £5 dresses and £1 bikinis to the youth market but another online British brand, Hush, is expanding rapidly in a backlash against fast fashion.

Sales at London-based Hush, which is run by a husband and wife team, jumped 35% last year to more than £40m as its jumpsuits and dresses found an audience among women aged 35 to 45 who, it says, “like fashion but are not a slave to it”.

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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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Synthetic textile exports go up

Related Keywords: environment, export, fabrics, fibre, growth, India, man-made, MMF, polyester, sustainability, technology, Textile, value chain, viscose, yarn

India
Synthetic textile exports go up
Summary: 
Man-made fibre (MMF) industry is contributing 2% to India’s GDP and providing jobs to over 18 million people directly and more than 20 million indirectly and technical textiles are expected to see a significant growth in coming time, according to a textiles export body. Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council chairman Ronak Rughani said with an increasing focus on protecting environment, the demand for man-made fibre (MMF) textiles as a substitute for cotton is growing

Man-made fibre (MMF) industry is contributing 2% to India’s GDP and providing jobs to over 18 million people directly and more than 20 million indirectly and technical textiles are expected to see a significant growth in coming time, according to a textiles export body.

Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council chairman Ronak Rughani said with an increasing focus on protecting environment, the demand for man-made fibre (MMF) textiles as a substitute for cotton is growing globally.

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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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Hong Kong preparing for the fashion summit

Related Keywords: Asia, cloathing industry, fashion, Fashion Summit, Hong Kong, Hugo Boss, sustainability, sustainable fashion, Textile

Hong Kong
Hong Kong preparing for the fashion summit
Summary: 
The 2019 edition of The Fashion Summit, which bills itself as Asia’s sustainable fashion event, will go ahead in Hong Kong on September 5 and 6. Co-organisers include the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium and the Clothing Industry Training Authority. Speakers will include Frank Michel, executive director

The 2019 edition of The Fashion Summit, which bills itself as Asia’s sustainable fashion event, will go ahead in Hong Kong on September 5 and 6.

Co-organisers include the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium and the Clothing Industry Training Authority.

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Burberry introduces Econyl nylon

Related Keywords: Aquafil, fabric, fashion, greenhouse gases, nylon, Paris, plastic, sustainability, sustainable, yarn

France
Burberry introduces Econyl nylon
Summary: 
British fashion brand Burberry has announced the launch of a collection made with Econyl; a ‘sustainable’ nylon yarn made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic. This marks the latest brand to incorporate the increasingly popular Econyl into its range, joining counterparts such as Levi’s, Prada and Tchibo. Pam Batty, VP of corporate responsibility

British fashion brand Burberry has announced the launch of a collection made with Econyl; a ‘sustainable’ nylon yarn made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic.

This marks the latest brand to incorporate the increasingly popular Econyl into its range, joining counterparts such as Levi’s, Prada and Tchibo.

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