The heart of sustainable fashion

Related Keywords: chemicals, fabric, fashion, fossil fuel, green, IKEA, manufacturing, material, sustainable, Textile, viscose

Sweden
The heart of sustainable fashion
Summary: 
More than ever, people are looking for more sustainable ways to lead their lives. From the food they eat, to the transport they choose and even to the clothes they wear. Forward thinking retailers and designers such as IKEA and Marimekko have responded by experimenting with more sustainable, alternative materials, but overall our fast-fashion lifestyles and reliance on fossil materials keep us hooked on unsustainable

More than ever, people are looking for more sustainable ways to lead their lives. From the food they eat, to the transport they choose and even to the clothes they wear. Forward thinking retailers and designers such as IKEA and Marimekko have responded by experimenting with more sustainable, alternative materials, but overall our fast-fashion lifestyles and reliance on fossil materials keep us hooked on unsustainable textiles.

So where should we be looking for wardrobes that are green in every color? And what are the problems with our current array of common materials?

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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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Russian textiles industry to get a boost

Related Keywords: Boost, geotextiles, innovation, procurement, Russia, Russian textile industry, Textile, Textile Industry

Russia
Russian textiles industry to get a boost
Summary: 
The Russian technical textiles industry may receive an additional impetus for growth this year, thanks to the recently announced government plans to ease the existing restrictions on global producers taking part in public tenders for the purchase of innovative textile products for state needs. These plans have been recently confirmed by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, responsible for the development of the technical

The Russian technical textiles industry may receive an additional impetus for growth this year, thanks to the recently announced government plans to ease the existing restrictions on global producers taking part in public tenders for the purchase of innovative textile products for state needs.

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PurFi ready for global expansion after partnering with Concordia Textiles

Related Keywords: Belgium, Concordia Textiles, global expansion, PurFi, Recycle, sustainable textile, technology, Textile, upcycling

Belgium
PurFi ready for global expansion after partnering with Concordia Textiles
Summary: 
PurFi, the U.S. developer of high-end products derived from rejuvenated textile waste streams, announces a joint venture with Belgium-based manufacturing partner Concordia Textiles. The new formation will be PurFi Manufacturing Belgium, headquartered in Waregem, Belgium, with management provided by Joy Nunn of PurFi and Carl Baekelandt of Concordia. The JV presents integration of ground-breaking

PurFi, the U.S. developer of high-end products derived from rejuvenated textile waste streams, announces a joint venture with Belgium-based manufacturing partner Concordia Textiles. The new formation will be PurFi Manufacturing Belgium, headquartered in Waregem, Belgium, with management provided by Joy Nunn of PurFi and Carl Baekelandt of Concordia.

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MMI Textiles, Inc. aquires assets of Competition Textiles

Related Keywords: customers, fabrics, import, MMI, stock, Textile

United States
MMI Textiles, Inc. aquires assets of Competition Textiles
Summary: 
MMI Textiles, Inc., a diversified supplier of fabrics, trims, hardware and other notions has acquired the assets of Competition Textiles. Mike Wire, the former owner of Competition Textiles, has been in the textile industry for 40 years, and started Competition Textiles in 1996 after 17 years with Top Value Fabrics. Competition Textiles is a synergistic acquisition for MMI as they are also a woven fabric converter, as well as an importer

MMI Textiles, Inc., a diversified supplier of fabrics, trims, hardware and other notions has acquired the assets of Competition Textiles. Mike Wire, the former owner of Competition Textiles, has been in the textile industry for 40 years, and started Competition Textiles in 1996 after 17 years with Top Value Fabrics. Competition Textiles is a synergistic acquisition for MMI as they are also a woven fabric converter, as well as an importer of fabrics, that will enhance the existing stock line for MMI Textiles to offer their large, domestic and international customer base.

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Manteco says waste is 'precious raw material'

Related Keywords: brand, Italy, Manteco, material, Prato, product, Recycle, sustainability, Tencel, Textile, wool

Italy
Manteco says waste is 'precious raw material'
Summary: 
Italian textile company Manteco exhibited at Première Vision’s Smart Creation for the first time, showing its range of recycled wool products, including blends with Tencel. The company processes 1,650 tonnes of recycled material per year, often starting with post-consumer material, which CEO Matteo Mantellassi describes as “a precious raw material for some of the most cutting-edge

Italian textile company Manteco exhibited at Première Vision’s Smart Creation for the first time, showing its range of recycled wool products, including blends with Tencel.

The company processes 1,650 tonnes of recycled material per year, often starting with post-consumer material, which CEO Matteo Mantellassi describes as “a precious raw material for some of the most cutting-edge developments”.

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Camira Group Acquires Luna Textiles

Related Keywords: Camira Group, fabrics, global, Industry, Luna Textiles, sustainability, sustainable, Textile

United States
Camira Group Acquires Luna Textiles
Summary: 
Camira Group, a global textile designer and manufacturer in England, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Luna Textiles—a move that strengthens the company’s North American presence. The acquisition melds Camira Group’s operational strengths and industry relationships with Luna Textile’s unique portfolio of upholstery

Camira Group, a global textile designer and manufacturer in England, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Luna Textiles—a move that strengthens the company’s North American presence. The acquisition melds Camira Group’s operational strengths and industry relationships with Luna Textile’s unique portfolio of upholstery and panel fabrics.

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Textile industry urged to focus on sustainable production

Related Keywords: Bangladesh, China, exports, Garments, innovation, manufacturers, market, sustainable, Textile, United States

India
Textile industry urged to focus on sustainable production
Summary: 
Textile manufacturers should focus on sustainable textiles and look at consistency in quality, according to Prabhu Dhamodharan, convenor of Indian Texpreneurs’ Federation. At the inaugural of a National Textile Conclave, organised here on Saturday, by Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) and Indian Texpreneurs Forum (ITF), Mr. Dhamodharan said that the trade war between

Textile manufacturers should focus on sustainable textiles and look at consistency in quality, according to Prabhu Dhamodharan, convenor of Indian Texpreneurs’ Federation.

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Inditex demands should be welcomed by linen producers

Related Keywords: cotton, Europe, fashion, fibres, Inditex, linen, polyester, Recycle, sustainable, Textile, yarns

Netherlands
Inditex demands should be welcomed by linen producers
Summary: 
The textile and sustainability manager at The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC), Marie Demaegdt, has said she welcomes targets fashion group Inditex has set for linen. Inditex chief executive, Pablo Isla, told shareholders at a meeting in mid-July that, by 2025, 100% of the cotton, polyester and linen that goes into the products of Inditex’s eight brands (including Zara) will need to

The textile and sustainability manager at The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC), Marie Demaegdt, has said she welcomes targets fashion group Inditex has set for linen.

Inditex chief executive, Pablo Isla, told shareholders at a meeting in mid-July that, by 2025, 100% of the cotton, polyester and linen that goes into the products of Inditex’s eight brands (including Zara) will need to be organic, more sustainable or recycled.

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Textile upcycling system launched by Novetex

Related Keywords: fibre, Garments, mill, NGO, Novetex, R&D, Recycle, sustainability, Textile, yarn

Hong Kong
Textile upcycling system launched by Novetex
Summary: 
Novetex Textiles has opened The Billie System, its new Tai Po textile mill, the first in Hong Kong in over half a century. A key component of this mill is a waterless system which upcycles textile waste. The system is almost entirely automated, and able to process up to three tonnes of recycled fibre per day, which according to Novetex can be further blended with virgin material to produce yarn for various products

Novetex Textiles has opened The Billie System, its new Tai Po textile mill, the first in Hong Kong in over half a century. A key component of this mill is a waterless system which upcycles textile waste.

The system is almost entirely automated, and able to process up to three tonnes of recycled fibre per day, which according to Novetex can be further blended with virgin material to produce yarn for various products and garments.

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