EU Green Deal intends to reduce textile waste by half

February 28, 2020  |  EcoNote

The European Union’s “Green Deal” places textiles as a top priority in the EU’s plans to reduce its waste by 50 percent by 2030. Leading the EU’s efforts to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president of the European Commissi…
Polartec announces latest Power Air technology

February 19, 2020  |  EcoNote

Polartec has announced its latest Polartec Power Air fabric technology, made to be 100 percent recyclable and circular, as well as 25 percent lighter than the initial product, according to a Knitting Industry article. Encapsulated lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yar…
Dynamic Modifiers introduces VersaCHAR PVC alternative

February 18, 2020  |  EcoNote

Dynamic Modifiers has incorporated its PAL technology in the company’s latest product, VersaCHAR. PAL compounds are an environmentally sustainable, 100 percent recyclable, olefin-based alternative used to replace melt-extruded flexible PVC, the company reports. The product is designed to…
Latest Tencel Luxe plant

February 13, 2020  |  EcoNote

Lenzing has completed the second pilot production plant for its filament yarn Tencel Luxe, according to an Innovation in Textiles article. The yarn is designed to be suitable for fine fabrics and to blend with wool, cashmere and silk in scarves, ties, blouses, dresses, shirts, ties and lin…
Hohenstein to analyze microfiber shedding

February 3, 2020  |  EcoNote

Hohenstein has completed the development of its new method for analyzing microfiber shedding from textiles. Using dynamic image analysis, the method quantifies shedding behavior and reveals previously unattainable data with practical implications for material development/t throughout the supply chai…
Functional jacket designed to close the textile loop

January 31, 2020  |  EcoNote

rEvolution Hybrid, an upcycled functional jacket, is the latest development from wear2wear. The three-layer jacket was developed and produced in collaboration with the European industry partnership, which aims to rapidly close the textile loop. Sympatex Technologies and Schoeller Textil are two wea…
Global sustainability commitment announced

January 20, 2020  |  EcoNote

Three organizations came together at the United Nations headquarters recently to establish their vision for a more sustainable textiles industry. Texpertise Network of trade show producer Messe Frankfurt, the Conscious Fashion Campaign, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships o…
Plant-based finishes from Devan

January 17, 2020  |  EcoNote

Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, is launching two bio-based solutions at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 7–10, the company says. The new solutions include a bio-based antimicrobial, BI-OME Natural, and bio-based phase c…
PG Denim touts cooler, water-saving dye process

January 10, 2020  |  EcoNote

Italian denim maker PG Denim has teamed up with a shirt supplier to recycle its viscose to create a flocked denim fabric. In a recent release, the company says that it also worked with chemical company Officina+39 and a Mexican manufacturer on a new cooler dye process.  Generally, large quantit…
Biobased Xorel achieves Living Product Challenge certification

December 16, 2019  |  EcoNote

Carnegie Fabrics textile Biobased Xorel, sourced from sugar cane, has garnered Living Product Challenge certification, according to a recent news release. The Living Product Challenge is a program of the International Living Future Institute. The program assesses a product’s life cycle, social equ…