ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® adds a third stage of testing

October 8, 2018

Established two years ago, the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification serves to examine textile chemicals used as aids in production. The certification by Hohenstein supplements the existing OEKO-TEX® certifications, such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX. A third stage was recently added to the certification process. In the interests of sustainability,

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Vivobarefoot shoes will be made with more PET

October 5, 2018

Vivobarefoot’s latest developments continue to offer leather-alternative shoes designed to uphold the company’s tagline: Healthy feet, healthy planet. In 2018, the company says it’s introducing more recycled and traceable fibers into over 50 percent of its vegan line, including eco-mesh linings and uppers. The shoes feature an ultra-thin sole that

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Avalon debuts unmanned airship

October 3, 2018

The EOS from Avalon Airships is the company’s new zero-emission, unmanned airship, which has been designed from the ground up to cater to a wide range of roles across multiple industries. The vehicle could be used to improve policing, surveillance, ambulance and rescue services, in farming, and in commercial settings

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ECOTEC® by Marchi and Fildi announces new partners

September 24, 2018

ECOTEC® smart cotton by Marchi & Fildi, widens its international reach with new partners that offer a range of products. The trademark represents high-quality 100 percent traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process, which support the company’s contemporary values, such as as chemical safety and human health.

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TAF launches sustainability campaign

September 17, 2018

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF) has launched a campaign positioning Radianza™ fiber as an eco-friendly and sustainable product for the textile and apparel industry. Called “Nature Thanks Back,” the campaign defines how this fiber helps to reduce the negative impacts on the environment by allowing minimum discharge of harmful

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DHS awards $199K for development of energy harvesting fabric

September 10, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $199,260 to Boston-based Protect the Force Inc. for the development of photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting fabrics that will be able to produce and store electricity within the fabric’s weave to power portable devices. The company received its

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Textile solutions among the finalists in Green Challenge

August 20, 2018

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship, awards major grants to “green” start-ups from around the world for their promising sustainable business plans. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service, and to bring it to

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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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