THREAD X Timberland collection is sustainable and “doing good”

April 9, 2018

Hip-hop dancer Phillip Chbeeb and ballet dancer Renee Kester offer each other different styles of dance to cohesively tell one story, demonstrating their “free movement” in Timberland® Killington Oxfords featuring the brand’s SensorFlex™ comfort system. Photo: Timberland. Timberland® has launched a line of products that use Thread International PBC Inc.’s Ground

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Macy’s chooses MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®

April 5, 2018

The Hohenstein Institute has announced that Macy’s will bring MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® labels to select private brand sheets and towels. Macy’s says that selecting the MADE IN GREEN label is a way to make the company’s sustainability initiatives visible to shoppers. Because the label is traceable, customers can

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GOTS hosts U.S. textile industry roundtable

March 15, 2018

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) hosted a roundtable for the textile industry in Charleston, S.C., in March, headlined “Making a Business Case for GOTS Certification.“ The event attracted brands, trade associations, textile manufacturers, organic certification agencies and organic cotton farmers. They heard and discussed presentations on topics ranging from

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OIA launches new sustainability platform

March 12, 2018

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announces that it has launched a new education and content platform under its sustainability pillar on outdoorindustry.org. The platform provides tools and resources created by the OIA Sustainability Working Group (SWG), which has been addressing supply chain issues for over a decade. The site launch

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PolyOne drives textile sustainability with colorant technology

March 6, 2018

PolyOne Corp. announces that it continues to advance its fiber colorant technology, ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorant Solutions, which helps textile manufacturers, converters and brands improve sustainability efforts, operational efficiencies and market response rates. The company’s clorant solutions combine colorants and specialized melt-spinning equipment to provide an adaptive, innovative system for coloring

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Costco picks OEKO-TEX® standard for product screening

February 26, 2018

Costco has announced a partnership with the Hohenstein Group to integrate STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification into its Smart Screening Program to ensure safe, traceable and sustainable products. The program is designed to protect consumer and environmental health by removing chemicals of concern (COCs) from the products offered in Costco

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RICOSTA shoes will have Sympatex eco-friendly linings

February 26, 2018

Sympatex Technologies announces that RICOSTA shoes will use Sympatex 100 percent recycled lining materials in creating its eco-friendly children’s shoes. The linings consist of global recycled standard or bluesign® certified polyester fibers made from recycled PET bottles. According to Sympatex, compared to producing 1 kilogram of new polyester fibers, the

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Textile coating system without C8 developed

February 12, 2018

In response to the imminent ban on C8 fluorocarbon technology, due to emissions of PFOS and PFOA, Nano-Care Deutschland has developed a new textile coating system for water and oil repellency. The company set out to retain high standards of oil repellency while eliminating long-chain fluorination, the company says. The

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GeoTyping DNA tagging traces global cotton substitution  

February 9, 2018

The GeoTyping Beta Program uses a known library of biomarkers that designate the DNA fingerprint of the cotton cultivar, including genus, species and one of 70 different geographic-cultivar-dependent genotypes.Applied DNA Sciences has announced its GeoTyping Beta Program. Cotton samples may be submitted during the month of February by brands and

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Transparency, systemic incentives to offset textile waste

February 7, 2018

A recent report by Reverse Resources says that an average of 25 percent of resources used to manufacture fabrics and garments is wasted. The company is offering ideas about how to reduce that figure. In an article in Raw Materials, researchers don’t pin the inefficiency on factories or label it

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