Avenues of opportunity for textiles makers

Related Keywords: fabric, fibres, manufacturing, nonwoven, oil, sustainable, Textile, thermoplastic

United Kingdom
Avenues of opportunity for textiles makers
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What are the key attractions of the composites industry for manufacturers of technical textiles? Peter George: The global composites market is a relatively young and dynamic industry with strong growth rates and attractive margins and offers a range of opportunities and benefits for companies in adjacent markets looking to diversify. The overall market is divided into an estimated US$ 30 billion industry for raw materials (fibres and resin) which is converted

What are the key attractions of the composites industry for manufacturers of technical textiles?

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Levi Strauss & Co. announces funding for future apparel leaders

Related Keywords: apparel, carbon emissions, clothes, Levi Strauss & Co., Levis, Recycle, supply chain, sustainability, sustainable, Textile

United States
Levi Strauss & Co. announces funding for future apparel leaders
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Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The funding will go toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain that address issues related to climate change. Projects include rescuing excess fabrics to create beautiful clothes designed by award-winning sustainable

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The funding will go toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain that address issues related to climate change.

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Kontoor releases forest friendly sourcing policy

Related Keywords: denim, FDM, fibre, forestry, innovative, materials, products, purchasing, sustainable, Wrangler

United States
Kontoor releases forest friendly sourcing policy
Summary: 
Denim group Kontoor Brands, owner of Wrangler and Lee, has published its first forest-derived materials (FDM) policy, which sets standards for the company’s purchasing and use of sustainable forest materials and products. Until May, the group was part of VF Corp, which published its FDM policy in 2017. Kontoor’s forestry policy covers the sustainable and responsible use of forest

Denim group Kontoor Brands, owner of Wrangler and Lee, has published its first forest-derived materials (FDM) policy, which sets standards for the company’s purchasing and use of sustainable forest materials and products.

Until May, the group was part of VF Corp, which published its FDM policy in 2017.

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Portuguese textile company unveils new eco fiber

Related Keywords: cork tree, Cork-A-Tex, cotton, fashion, fiber, innovation, natural, New York, Portugal, sustainable, Têxteis Penedo, Textile, yarn

Portugal
Portuguese textile company unveils new eco fiber
Summary: 
At the New York Market – It took much persistence and passion. But now, after eight years in development, Têxteis Penedo is at New York Home Fashions Market with its Cork-A-Tex innovation, developed to turn cork into fabric for home textiles. At its headquarters in Guimarães, Portugal, the company recently opened a new factory to produce sustainable home textiles made of 30% cork fiber and 70% cotton. Portugal is the world’s leading producer of

At the New York Market – It took much persistence and passion. But now, after eight years in development, Têxteis Penedo is at New York Home Fashions Market with its Cork-A-Tex innovation, developed to turn cork into fabric for home textiles.

At its headquarters in Guimarães, Portugal, the company recently opened a new factory to produce sustainable home textiles made of 30% cork fiber and 70% cotton.

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First traceable ocean plastic fabrics

Related Keywords: blockchain, fabrics, plastic, Recycle, sustainable, Textile, traceability, waste, Waste2wear

France
First traceable ocean plastic fabrics
Summary: 
Sustainable textiles company, Waste2wear, will present the world’s first collection of traceable recycled ocean plastic fabrics at international textile fair Première Vision Paris (September 17-19). The used plastic comes from a small island near Shanghai where, in collaboration with NGO’s and the local government

Sustainable textiles company, Waste2wear, will present the world’s first collection of traceable recycled ocean plastic fabrics at international textile fair Première Vision Paris (September 17-19).

The used plastic comes from a small island near Shanghai where, in collaboration with NGO’s and the local government, Waste2wear created a business model in which former fishermen could recover lost income by fishing plastic from the ocean, known as the Ocean Plastic Project; they now collect more than 30 tonnes of waste from the ocean every month.

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Chargeurs launches first complete eco responsible collection

Related Keywords: apparel, BCI, brand, Chargeurs, cotton, environment, fashion, manufacturing, polyester, sustainable

United States
Chargeurs launches first complete eco responsible collection
Summary: 
Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, an apparel interlinings manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Sustainable 50™. The product line is the first complete collection of interlinings — the technical components that give garments their shape and structure — to be made with eco-responsible materials, including BCI cotton, hemp, recycled polyester textiles, recycled

Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, an apparel interlinings manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Sustainable 50™. The product line is the first complete collection of interlinings — the technical components that give garments their shape and structure — to be made with eco-responsible materials, including BCI cotton, hemp, recycled polyester textiles, recycled plastics and Bemberg.

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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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H&M remarketing damaged garments

Related Keywords: apparel, brand, CO2, environment, fashion, H&M, sustainable, Textile, water, waterless

Sweden
H&M remarketing damaged garments
Summary: 
The H&M Group has partnered with The Renewal Workshop to debut a new test collection made from unsold clothes that have been repaired and brought back to market through its COS (Collection of Style) branded stores. H&M says this ‘first of its kind’ ‘Restore’ collection developed by its internal innovation department ‘The Laboratory’ will and its fashion brand COS (Collection of Style) will launch tomorrow

The H&M Group has partnered with The Renewal Workshop to debut a new test collection made from unsold clothes that have been repaired and brought back to market through its COS (Collection of Style) branded stores.

H&M says this ‘first of its kind’ ‘Restore’ collection developed by its internal innovation department ‘The Laboratory’ will and its fashion brand COS (Collection of Style) will launch tomorrow in three stores located in Berlin, Stockholm and Utrecht. The COS brand launched in 2007 and currently operates over 250 stores in more than 40 worldwide markets.

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Ruyi Group, the only company signing the fashion pact from Mainland China

Related Keywords: Burberry, China, development, environment, fashion, Gap Inc, Nike, plastic, sustainable, Textile

China
Ruyi Group, the only company signing the fashion pact from Mainland China
Summary: 
Thirty-two leading global fashion and textile companies gathered ahead of the 45th G7 meeting to sign the Fashion Pact as environmental protection and sustainable development has become one of the most critical topics of global development. They have committed to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: Climate, Biodiversity, and Oceans, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion

Thirty-two leading global fashion and textile companies gathered ahead of the 45th G7 meeting to sign the Fashion Pact as environmental protection and sustainable development has become one of the most critical topics of global development. They have committed to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: Climate, Biodiversity, and Oceans, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industry.

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Biodegradable trainer created by Brazilian companies

Related Keywords: Brazil, fibre, innovative, manufacturer, polyamide, sustainable, Usaflex, yarn

Brazil
Biodegradable trainer created by Brazilian companies
Summary: 
Eight Brazilian companies have worked together to produce a shoe made with biodegradable materials and which they claim uses 30% fewer processes in its production compared with traditional methods. Fibre manufacturer Rhodia supplied the Amni Soul Eco biodegradable polyamide yarn for the upper, which was knitted by Bertex. The insole, also made of Amni Soul Eco yarn, was developed by the Cofrag

Eight Brazilian companies have worked together to produce a shoe made with biodegradable materials and which they claim uses 30% fewer processes in its production compared with traditional methods.

Fibre manufacturer Rhodia supplied the Amni Soul Eco biodegradable polyamide yarn for the upper, which was knitted by Bertex.

The insole, also made of Amni Soul Eco yarn, was developed by the Cofrag Group, and Linhasita supplied Green Fibre biodegradable polyamide stitching thread.

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