Designer knits biodegradable children’s shoes

October 12, 2020  |  EcoNote

In a day when fast fashion is the norm, and so much of what we wear ends up in landfills, one designer has a fresh idea: biodegradable knit shoes for children that come with an expiration date. “What if we could buy clothes the same way we buy milk, according to our needs and taking into &hel…
Salomon introduces recyclable performance running shoe

October 8, 2020  |  EcoNote

French outdoor brand Salomon as unveiled Index.01, a performance running shoe made to be recycled. The result of three years of research and development at Salomon’s Annecy Design Center in the French Alps, the shoe has been constructed to reduce material waste by using circular life cycle princip…
Lenzing launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers

September 28, 2020  |  EcoNote

Following wider corporate commitments made by the Lenzing Group in 2019 to drive sustainability and combat climate change, TENCEL™, Lenzing’s flagship brand for textiles, is introducing its first carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers to the market. Following the strict guide…
“Designer” plastic can be recycled and reused

September 28, 2020  |  EcoNote

An new class of polymers that matches popular plastics’ thermal and mechanical properties, but has the potential to be recycled and reused indefinitely, has been developed by scientists in the U.S., China and Saudi Arabia. The work has been reported recently in various scientific journals includin…
Toray Introduces environmentally friendly nylon

September 14, 2020  |  EcoNote

Toray Industries Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that the company says represents a major step forward in its “Sustainability Vision.” The development makes it possible to create bio-based versions of Toray technologies such as Entrant® and Dermizax®.  Ecodear Nylon is 60 per…
AITEX certifies Royo dye process as sustainable

August 24, 2020  |  EcoNote

Spanish textile research institute AITEX has certified Tejidos Royo’s Dry Black process as a sustainable technology. The textiles manufacturer, working with machinery company Gaston and consultancy Indigo Mill Designs, has built on research out of Texas Tech University for a way to dye yarns black…
AATCC announces 2020 Sustainability Special Issue

August 17, 2020  |  EcoNote

The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR),AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to members and subscribers, AATCC publishes occasional AJOR Special Issu…
Sciessent earns industry honors for sustainability

August 6, 2020  |  EcoNote

Sciessent today announced new industry recognition for the company’s commitment to safe, sustainable, environmentally responsible solutions, earning bluesign® approval for all of its technologies (AgionÒ, ActiveXL, LavaÒ, Lava XLÒ and CurbÒ) and achieving Level 3 compliance from the Zero …
Hyosung expands recycled fiber offerings

July 27, 2020  |  EcoNote

Fiber manufacturer Hyosung has expanded its 100 percent recycled fiber offering. In addition to its Global Recycle Standard (GRS) 100 percent recycled creora® regen spandex collection, the company will present a series of new recycled polyester and nylon yarns in the coming weeks. These new product…
Collaboration supports greener chemical formulas

July 13, 2020  |  EcoNote

Hohenstein and Scivera have streamlined the process for chemical suppliers to assess and validate preferred chemicals and to proactively improve formulations to ZDHC MRSL conformance level 3 and beyond for apparel, footwear and home textiles. The collaboration integrates software, certification and …