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Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability…

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst garment manufacturers

"The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipm... Read more

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability ha…

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

"Finally in 2019, the global business community, politicians and consumers awakened to the importance of sustainability that is affecting everyone to a great or less degree. Driven by consumer’s demand for carbon neutrality, the textile industry is slowly adapting its manufacturing processes to fully reverse the ... Read more

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Held in Copenhagen, the CIFF Fashion Fair, focused on sustainability. Besides the regular brands that showcased clothing lines made from organic cotton or other recycled materials, new brands like Tomorrow, OFFT, 1331 and Cult Studios also incorporated sustainability as a part of their DNA. The Special Project area fo... Read more

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability am…

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability among brands

"Though brands remain committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, buy carbon offsets and develop new sustainable materials, experts have raised doubts over the genuineness of these commitments. This is owing to the fact that though the industry has been introducing innovations periodically besides running pilot proje... Read more

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

"The focus of most denim brands in 2020 will be on sustainability as they introduce new initiatives to eliminate hazardous chemicals such as per- and polyfluorinated chemicals from their supply chains. Pioneering this campaign is G-Star, the Dutch denim brand which henceforth plans to use only 100 per cent sustainably ... Read more

Taking sustainability to newer heights to meet challenges

Taking sustainability to newer heights to meet challenges

Swiss Textile Machinery members can reduce the adverse effect on environmental footprint of the finishing industry Since the antiquity humans have been exploiting color to enhance both the personal appearance and the world we live in. Dyed and printed textiles are a prime example, with a huge global coloration industr... Read more

Despite challenges, Fabscrap aims for a waste-free future

Despite challenges, Fabscrap aims for a waste-free future

"The fashion industry is often referred to as the second-most-polluting business in the world as it contends with issues like overproduction, chemical use, carbon emissions and waste. Fashion companies have become increasingly preoccupied with their sustainability credentials"   The fashion industry is often ref... Read more

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

It takes a special kind of focus for a company to achieve the status of a recognized ‘industry leader’. Maintaining that position is even more challenging, with a constant drive for maximum efficiency, optimized quality and total customer satisfaction. The Chinese company Esquel has exactly those attributes... Read more

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers an…

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers and finer gauges

The world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, Groz Beckert Asia offers its customers systems and services for production and joining of textile fabrics. The company, founded in 1852, employs more than 9,000 people and has production sites in Germany, Belgium, the Czec... Read more

Pitti Uomo: Slow start but gains momentum with more visitors and …

Pitti Uomo: Slow start but gains momentum with more visitors and events

"International menswear show Pitti Uomo, held from January 7 to 10, 2020 in Florence's Fortezza da Basso, launched many new collections for F/W 2020-21. Though the show started on a slower note, its second and third days were busier and livelier, and hosted more number of visitors"   International menswear show ... Read more

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

"The realisation that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world is also impacting consumer behavior. For instance, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took a zero-emissions sailboat to New York for the UN’s climate conference this summer instead of the regular airplane. Similarly, brand H&a... Read more

“We should be a part of the global supply chain.”

“We should be a part of the global supply chain.”

Hemant Bharat Ram, Managing Director, DCM Novelle A leading manufacturer and exporter of 100 per cent cotton carded and combed yarns DCM Nouvelle aims to grow its business by 10-15 per cent annually. Formed a few months ago, the company is the textile arm of the former DCM.  “We don’t do synthetics. O... Read more

Rise of sharing economy fostering a circular model in fashion

Rise of sharing economy fostering a circular model in fashion

"A pioneer of rental fashion is Rent the Runway- the first American company that started offering subscription-based fashion services in 2009. In a short time, the company grew rapidly by catering to the growing needs of a new consumer segment. It is currently valued at about $800 million and offers everything from eCo... Read more

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IFC develops web tool for Bangladesh RMG sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a web tool to help calculate resource... Read more

A joint study highlights linen’s growing appeal among young consumers

Linen is in vogue with growing number of young, environmentally conscious consumers. Creative m... Read more

US show Sourcing Magic exhibits ecologically sound goods

Sourcing at Magic was held in the US from February 4 to 7, 2020. Representing Madagasar’s... Read more

French brands focus on traceability

Brands in France want to improve their textile traceability. Transparency has gained traction, ... Read more

Buyers avoid brands that fail to focus on sustainability: ING

A new report by global financial institution ING reveals, consumer attitudes have reached a tip... Read more

Adidas develops recyclable shoe

Adidas has developed a recyclable shoe, made solely from a form of thermoplastic polyurethane. ... Read more

More US companies get GOTS certification

Almost 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in ... Read more

C&A partners Paikstan textile mill for Beluga denim

An off-white denim created by retailer C&A, Pakistan textile mill Rajby Textiles and circul... Read more

Eurovet events focus on Back to Basics concept

The 2020 edition of the Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfiliere Paris, focused on t... Read more

Kornit Digital Brings On-Demand Eco-Fashion Technology to Pure Origin

Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced tha... Read more

North Face repurposes worn garments

North Face is designing garments with their entire life cycle in mind. The focus is on extendin... Read more

Ethical fashion fights cost bias

While the idea of ethical fashion is becoming increasingly popular globally, few are willing to... Read more

C&A introduces Platinum denim fabric

C&A has introduced the first Cradle to Cradle Certified Platinum denim fabric. The denim wa... Read more

Lee introduces denim made minus water

Denim brand Lee is introducing a new signature denim collection that is made without using wate... Read more

McKinsey partners with Global Fashion Agenda

McKinsey has joined Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) as a strategic knowledge partner. Together, the... Read more

Kering gains momentum on CDP ‘A List’ for taking measures on climate change

Kering is widely appreciated for its efforts and actions among a small number of high-performin... Read more

Primark to add more organic, sustainable products to its basket

Primark is intensifying programs to increase levels of organic and sustainable product in its s... Read more

UNIC CONCERIE ITALIANE is announcing its new communications campaign on pro…

The new UNIC - CONCERIE ITALIANE campaign has been designed in collaboration with Spring Studio... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags ... Read more

NCTO talks on Signing of Phase One Deal on 301 Tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), shows the full spectrum of U.S. textiles ... Read more

Ireland to reduce plastic and fast fashion waste

Ireland has formulated a ‘radical’ new strategy to focus on reducing plastic packag... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. participates at the World Economic Forum in Davos

C.L.A.S.S. eco hub with UN-related platform Fashion 4 Development Solutions at World Economic F... Read more

ROICA premium to upgrade level of sustainable innovation at Interfilière 20…

World's leading trade show for fabrics and accessories for lingerie, swimwear & activewear ... Read more

JETRO presents third installment of Japan textile salon in NYC

JETRO (Japanese External Trade Organization), is overwhelmed to announce the third installment ... Read more

Global denim segment take to organic cotton

The global denim jeans market is adopting organic cotton in a big way. Denim is on a sustainabl... Read more

Mumbai hosts ZDHC hosts event

A ZDHC conference held in Mumbai on December 10 focused on creating awareness and commitment fo... Read more

GOTS certifies 39 US textile companies in 2019

Total 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2... Read more

European textile moves toward circular economy

The European textile and apparel industry is in a privileged position to deliver and prosper in... Read more

UK fashion struggles with waste

The United Kingdom’s fashion industry is not cutting waste fast enough. Although progress... Read more

CV Alliance and Brand Group discuss sustainable development of the industry

The Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV Alliance), and the Renewable Cellu... Read more

Ricoh unveils innovative micro factory concept

Ricoh has unveiled its Digital Micro Factory (DMF) concept. The micro factory is expected to so... Read more

European group calls for textile strategy

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has called for an ambitious strategy on ... Read more

Turkey’s denim brand Isko wins STeP certification

Turkish denim manufacturer Isko has earned the STeP certification from Oeko-Tex. This is a modu... Read more

Lenzing, Duratex JV builds wood pulp plant in Brazil

Lenzing and Duratex are building a dissolving wood pulp plant in Brazil. The joint venture with... Read more

Desigual, Ecoalf launch winter collection with recycled material

Spanish fashion label Desigual has launched a winter collection that’s made from waste an... Read more

Unilever, BGMEA to work on multiple SDGs

Unilever Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) ... Read more

Sustainability was the buzzword for 2019

If nothing else, 2019 has been the year in which sustainability has been the keyword for both c... Read more

ISKO mill to be felicitated with Step by OEKO-TEX certification

After becoming the first company in the world awarded both the rigorous EU Ecolabel and Nordic ... Read more

Premiere Vision adopts eco-friendly collections at Paris show

For the first time since it’s launching, Première Vision adapted environmentally f... Read more

Sri Lanka apparel earnings up three per cent

In 2018, Sri Lanka’s earnings from apparel exports grew 3.6 per cent from the year before... Read more

The Renewal Workshop helps apparel brands generate value

The Renewal Workshop’s circular model for renewal and re-commerce not only drives sales a... Read more

Tibi tote creates ants-inspired, eco-friendly tote

Fashion brand Tibi has created an eco-friendly philanthropy tote inspired by ants as drawn by p... Read more

Burberry reduces emissions by 43 per cent

During 2018-19, Burberry reduced its market-based emissions by 43 per cent. In the same period,... Read more

Jeanologia joins sustainability initiative

Jeanologia has committed to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With the aim of building more ... Read more

Inditex commits to recycling

Inditex has committed to using only organic, sustainable or recycled polyester, linen or cotton... Read more

PVH Corp’s emission targets gets Science Based Target Initiative approval

PVH Corp, owner of iconic brands, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Speedo an... Read more

COP25 encourages collaborators to take steps to achieve net zero emissions

The Steering Committee of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action  ... Read more

Asia Pacific Rayon cleans viscose rayon making

Asia Pacific Rayon is committed to clean production of viscose rayon fiber. The company constan... Read more

Neonyt to focus on sustainable fashion brands

Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation, will gather green fashion la... Read more

Denim project Jeans Redesign attracts brands and mills

Denim brands and fabric mills have joined Jeans Redesign. The project has been launched by &lsq... Read more

Synthetic down jacket makers doing away with giant ovens

The synthetic down in puffy jackets comes at an environmental cost. One stage of the manufactur... Read more

Guess joins Make Fashion Circular

American retailer Guess has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular... Read more

Genesis uses recycled fabric and polymer in S/S ’21 collection

Europe -based denim and garment maker Genesis’ spring/summer 2021 collection incorporates... Read more

New technologies, sustainability and women workforce to spur the growth of …

Any industry that hopes to prosper has to put the welfare of its workers on par with business p... Read more

EU Design makes corozo buttons

The EU Design/Fenili Group has introduced a collection of garments that feature buttons and emb... Read more

PG Denim turnover up 40 per cent

PG Denim’s turnover increased 40 per cent in 2019. The company continues to create a uniq... Read more

Lenzing aims at 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

By 2030, Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions by 50 per cent. Now a further milestone has... Read more