Solar film use is growing in Europe 

December 19, 2022  |  EcoNote

Solar film, a relatively new product, is being developed by European firms such as the German brand Heliatek and the French enterprise Solar Cloth and has grown in its use recently. While existing solar panels provide an excellent source of clean energy, their rigid framework prevents them from fitt…
Leather-like material is made from discarded flowers

December 12, 2022  |  EcoNote

“Flaux” is a new textile, leather-like material that uses waste from commercially produced flowers as its main ingredient and dye. The project was part of Aalto University’s “The Wardrobe of the Future” exhibition, which was organized to support the reimagining of fashion for a sustainable…
OEKO-TEX® announces a new certification tool and rebranding

November 28, 2022  |  EcoNote

Starting November 2022, the OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS tool and certification will support brands, retailers and traders in the textile and leather sector with due diligence compliance. This requires companies to take legal responsibility for all human rights and environmental violations in the…
VTT expands development capability of sustainable soft materials 

November 28, 2022  |  EcoNote

Due to resource scarcity and intense pressure to become carbon neutral, companies in industries like textile, packaging, and construction are looking for alternative materials to replace unsustainable ones and improve the performance of their products through new, improved designs.
Covestro partners with HUAFENG on footwear textiles 

November 14, 2022  |  EcoNote

The textile industry continues to look for ways to reduce its CO₂ footprint, for example in the fabrication of sports shoes. HUAFENG, a textile technology company, chose to apply INSQIN® PU by Covestro, a waterborne polyurethane technology, as a coating binder in their HAPTIC® printing technolog…
Federal policy update presented at Expo

October 24, 2022  |  EcoNote

At this year’s Federal Policy Update at Expo in Charlotte, N.C., Auggie Tantillo, president of SRG and Associates, as well as part of the government relations team serving USIFI and NFI, touched on government procurement, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—or what he refers to …
GTT announces $5.4 million in new financing

October 10, 2022  |  EcoNote

Green Theme Technologies Inc (GTT) based in Albuquerque, N.M. has announced that it has raised $5.4 million in its series B2 financing. GTT is a producer of water-free and PFAS-free textile finishing. The company says that it will use the new capital to grow its water-free EMPEL™ performance te…
ARTILECT announces a new advanced DWR hoodie

September 12, 2022  |  EcoNote

The Divide Fusion Stretch Hoodie from ARTILECT integrates new materials for performance and sustainability, offering moisture management and thermoregulation as a standalone product, which can be optimized when used together with other pieces of ARTILECT's A/SYS technical apparel system.