Biarritz Active Lifestyle Integral Chair launched

July 10, 2017

Lectra, l’École supérieure des technologies industrielles avancées (ESTIA), the Today Tomorrow Textiles Foundation and JPS Conseil have announced the creation of the Biarritz Active Lifestyle Integral Chair, an initiative dedicated to tomorrow’s innovative and sustainable materials. Over the next three years, the initiative aims to help the fashion industry’s ecosystem—from textile design to clothing sales—transform …

Indian company debuts cotton for nonwovens

June 26, 2017

South India-based Jayalakshmi Enterprises has developed mechanically processed cotton varieties suitable for use in absorbent technical textile products. Globally, the nonwovens sector is looking for new fibers that are sustainable. To fulfill this need, Jayalakshmi has released two different types of processed cotton that can be used in nonwoven manufacturing processes, such as needlepunching and …

Woven textiles for room acoustics

June 23, 2017

Snowsound-Fiber launched a new line of woven textiles intended to optimize room acoustics. The fabrics can be used for window shades, curtains, partitions, draperies, upholstery, canopies and other applications. The Snowsound-Fiber acoustic fabrics will initially be available in 41 texture/color combinations. The textiles come in six different patented microscopic weave geometries, each offering a distinct …

Kingbird introduces STANDARD 100-certified threads and yarns

June 19, 2017

Kingbird recently introduced yarns and threads that meet the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX. This is part of the company’s commitment to adhere to all global quality standards, including the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, the Business Social Compliance Initiative and SGS quality tests. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX testing criteria involve assessing the quality of …

Major retail brands adopt more sustainable practices

June 12, 2017

Fashion forward means more fashion cycles and the days of three to four collections per year for a clothing design firm are gone. Sweden’s H&M, for example, introduces up to 16. That wealth of creativity and production has an impact on the environment, reports Fashionating World. The magazine cites an estimate from McKinsey that when …

Germany will host “Sustainable Textile School”

June 2, 2017

Fashionatingworld.com reports that a “Sustainable Textile School” will be held in Chemnitz, Germany, September 18–20, 2017. Researchers and industry experts will discuss how businesses in the textile industry can develop a more sustainable approach to their operations. In the interests of encouraging the next generation of textile experts, students will be able to participate through …

OEKO-TEX addresses sustainability at FIT and AAFA events

May 25, 2017

Global standards for the textile industry will be discussed by OEKO-TEX at the Summer Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) June 5–8, 2017. The Summer Conference at FIT, titled “Sustainability & Textiles—New Models,” will address sustainability standards, closed loop and circular economies, farm to fashion and textile innovations. The AAFA Product Safety Seminar sponsored by OEKO-TEX will be …

Plastic debris spun into adidas running shoes

May 15, 2017

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans are turning plastic debris into performance footwear as part of a two-year partnership. Parley for the Oceans is an organization dedicated to bringing creatives together to help end the pollution of our oceans. The new UltraBOOST running shoes will repurpose an average of 11 found plastic bottles per pair …

Project recycles to create new raw material for textiles

May 9, 2017

The TeKiDe project is a collaboration between VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University with the goal of transforming wood fibers and discarded cotton textiles, such as used sheets and towels, into viscose-type fiber to be used as raw material for textile products. The project focuses on the carbamate, BioCelSol and Ioncell-F technologies, …

Sympatex partners with Lenzing on laminates

May 4, 2017

Sympatex Technologies recently presented the first results of its new cooperation with Austrian fiber manufacturer Lenzing AG. The companies are producing functional laminates based on botanic TENCEL® fibers. The laminates are intended to provide clothing with breathability and comfort while protecting the wearer from wind and water. According to Lenzing, TENCEL fibers are produced using …