ECO PASSPORT recognized by ZDHC

August 17, 2018

OEKO-TEX announced that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognized as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme. The ZDHC organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) is integral to the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module, an advanced search engine for conforming formulations that support textile and leather manufacturers to

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Indorama Ventures expands PET recycling capabilities

August 16, 2018

Indorama Ventures (IVL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Sorepla Industrie, a plastics recycling facility in France, Innovation in Textiles reports. Sorepla Industrie is one of the largest recyclers in Europe and has 58 employees. The facility consists of three production lines; recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), recycled high density

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Polygiene technology aims to keep clothes fresher

August 13, 2018

Polygiene Stays Fresh Technology is applied to clothes with the aim of keeping the wearer fresh all day. Because a silver salt is permanently applied to each product, the company says that people can wear the garments more and wash them less, saving time, water and energy associated with washing. The Polygiene

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Chinese viscose producers agree on sustainability roadmap

August 6, 2018

Ten major Chinese viscose producers have released a joint three-year roadmap for the sustainable development of the viscose manufacturing industry in China. These companies together produce about 50 percent of the world’s supply. Ecotextile News says that the roadmap is in partnership with two Chinese textile trade associations. It requires

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Adidas aims to eliminate virgin polyester by 2024

July 30, 2018

Sportswear manufacturer adidas wants all its clothing and footwear products to use only recycled polyester, sportstextiles.com reports. “Our goal is to get rid of virgin polyester overall by 2024,” Eric Liedtke, adidas’ head of global brands, told the Financial Times. He explained that, because of the volume of polyester used

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Eucalyptus fiber textiles are biodegradable

July 23, 2018

Photo: SOLVE. A design studio has launched clothing designed to discourage excessive consumption. The OMDANNE collection by Romanian-Danish studio SOLVE makes use of natural, renewable resources and product life-cycle traceability to create sustainable, multifunctional and compostable clothing. The collection includes three pieces of clothing that can transform into more than

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The upcycling of ocean plastic waste

July 9, 2018

According to Parley for the Oceans, recent studies indicate that at least 5 trillion pieces of plastic weighing more than 250,000 tons are now floating in the world’s oceans. The majority of the debris sinks or remains in the five areas of the oceans called vortexes. However, a significant percentage

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FixIt plastic is an eco-friendly household repair product

July 5, 2018

Chris Lefteri Design has launched what it claims is the world’s first compostable, hand-moldable plastic stick meant put quick fixes for ordinary challenges back in the hands of the user. The plastic stick softens in 60 °C water and can then be molded to patch or handle any number of

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Food crop waste to be used in fiber production

July 3, 2018

Circular Systems, a materials-science startup, plans to turn food crop waste like banana peels, sugarcane pulp, pineapple leaves, and hemp and flax stalks into textiles, according to an article in Sourcing Journal. The company’s proprietary closed-loop system, called Agraloop Bio-Refinery, is designed to do just that.    According to Isaac

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Nut shells used for natural textile dyes

June 25, 2018

Basque outdoor brand Ternua has announced the launch of a project which will see it collect nut shells to be used to make natural dyes for its products. The initiative is supported by Spain’s Dept. of the Environment and by the regional government of the Gipuzkoa province, with the cooperation

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