OEKO-TEX® announces a new certification tool and rebranding

November 28th, 2022

Starting November 2022, the OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS tool and certification will support brands, retailers and traders in the textile and leather sector with due diligence compliance. This requires companies to take legal responsibility for all human rights and environmental violations in their global supply chains. Faced with multiple interests of worldwide stakeholders with different points […]

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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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NCTO launches sustainability blog

March 9th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is launching a new blog series on sustainability in the U.S. textile industry, a news release has announced. The organization reports it will "use the series to highlight the significant strides the U.S. textile industry has made to mitigate the impact of manufacturing processes on the environment.” NCTO blog […]

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Global sustainability commitment announced

January 20th, 2020

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 outlined their future collaboration to further their Sustainable Development Goals in the fashion and textile industries. Source: Behind the Seams

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China holds sustainability conference

December 12th, 2019

Hosted by Wuhan Textile University, the conference for the international apparel and home fashion industry is scheduled for Dec. 13–17. It will cover sustainable product development, innovation and technology.   The conference is supported by the China Textile and Apparel Education Society and will feature environmental protection design competitions and joint exhibitions of sustainable development design […]

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Candiani recognized for sustainable innovation

June 24th, 2019

Candiani SpA has won the ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award for Re-Gen, its “circular denim” fabric created from regenerated and recycled raw materials, a recent release from ITMA reports. The Candiani Re-Gen denim was created to commemorate the company’s 80th anniversary. Re-Gen is composed of 50 percent Tencel x Refibra Lyocell made of pulp from cotton […]

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