EU Green Deal intends to reduce textile waste by half

February 28th, 2020

The European Union’s “Green Deal” places textiles as a top priority in the EU’s plans to reduce its waste by 50 percent by 2030. Leading the EU’s efforts to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president of the European Commission, recently spoke to European lawmakers in Brussels about […]

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SMART promotes “recycling renaissance”

April 30th, 2018

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) invites next generation recyclers to revitalize the way people think about recycling. SMART would like to see millennials and members of Gen Z lead the way in making conscious decisions about recycling textiles. “The ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ motto, launched in April 1970, has been a powerful force in encouraging […]

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Designtex debuts Loop to Loop upholstery fabric made from already recycled textile waste

October 31st, 2013

When the wood industry formalized the process called “chain of custody” to shepherd sustainable practices through its supply chain, it illuminated the path from forest to lumber yard to finished product. Now, four companies within the textile supply chain have pioneered a polyester trail that stretches from resin to fiber to yarn, on to fabric […]

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