Sustainability and responsibility

November 22nd, 2021

Since fiber manufacturers, such as Unifi, first learned how to recycled PET into polyester fiber, billions of bottles have been recycled to make new fabric.  Advanced Textiles Conference speakers discuss the textile industry's challenges. by Marie O’Mahony and Janet Preus As world leaders sat down for COP26 in Glasgow, sustainability panelists debated the impact of […]

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AATCC announces 2020 Sustainability Special Issue

August 17th, 2020

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 Issues on topics of importance to the textile industry, which are free and available to all.  The new 2020 Special Issue One of AJOR, covering sustainability issues […]

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Textiles, sports and sustainability

July 13th, 2020

Major brands have led initiatives to improve sustainability in the textile industry.  by Marie O’Mahony The sports industry has become one of the leading drivers of sustainability in textiles, after having got off to a slow start initially. Designers, such as Stella McCartney with her longstanding relationship with global sports brand adidas®, have played an […]

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Pairing functionality and sustainability

November 11th, 2019

Environmentally friendly materials and processes can add value to textiles.  by Seshadri Ramkumar The textile industry and the world of sustainability have evolved in the last four decades. The need to conserve resources for future generation, which has rightly become a movement, began with an examination of greenhouse gas emissions. The labels used to refer […]

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