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Time to Unlock the Value of Household Textile Waste, Says WRAP.

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Other Textile News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

England – New research from WRAP suggests it’s time to unlock the potential economic value of discarded textiles thrown out by consumers for waste collection.

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HPS Brings Sustainable Digital Textile Printing Solutions to EcoPrint.

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Noord Brabant, Netherlands – Hollanders Printing Systems (HPS) is participating as a founding exhibitor at EcoPrint, Berlin, which takes place on the 26 and 27 September.

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Ahlstrom to Increase Filtration Material Capacity in Turin, Italy.

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Turin, Italy – Ahlstrom, a high performance materials company, will invest into additional capacity in filtration materials at its site in Turin, Italy. The investment will be operational by the third quarter of 2013 and will consist of an upgrade to a paper machine producing filter media for transportation and gas turbine applications. Total investment […]

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Sainsbury’s Encourages Customers to Recycle More.

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

London, United States – Sainsbury’s is seeking to work with local authorities throughout the UK to reinvigorate its customer recycling facilities.  The transformed facilities will offer a more consistent and comprehensive service, making it easier for customers to recycle their household materials, and will complement existing kerbside collections.  They are also intended to complement existing […]

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KappAhl is Working for More Sustainable Fashion in Our Wardrobes.

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Other Textile News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Sweden – KappAhl’s effort to increase the proportion of sustainable fashion in our wardrobes continues. In fiscal year 2011/2012 selling fashion chain over 11 million garments with certified eco-labels. With the current collection, “It’s all about being friendly” the fashion chain use quirky and personal texts to reinforce the message with the eco-friendly garments. – […]

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Successful Production of Levafix Blue CA.

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Gujarat, India – Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries Ltd. (Lonsen Kiri), a joint venture between LongSheng Group, China and Kiri Industries, India, successfully produced the first bulk quantities of Levafix Blue CA, a fluoro-triazine (TFT) based reactive dye, at their site in Gujarat, India.

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Kangan Institute’s Textile and Fashion Hub wins 2012 Victorian Industry Collaboration Award.

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Victoria, Autralia – The State Government’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development ( DEECD) held its annual Victorian Training Awards. The Kangan Institute and Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) Textile and Fashion Hub collaboration won the  Industry Collaboration Award on the night, to the delight of the industry. TFIA and Kangan Institute […]

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British Fashion Awards Nominees.

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – The British Fashion Council (BFC) hosted a reception at The Savoy Hotel to announce the shortlisted nominees for the British Fashion Awards 2012. The British Fashion Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of talent in the British fashion industry from the emerging stars to the designer brands, models and style icons, […]

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The Woolmark Company: Inviting New Designers to Discover the Creative Possibilities in Fabrics Using Merino Wool.

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Fabric, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Merino wool provides textile designers with natural yarns and fabrics which are versatile, luxurious and strong, whether used in interiors or in apparel. Through the sponsorship of the second Woolmark Texprint Award in support of Campaign for Wool, The Woolmark Company encourages new designers to explore the design possibilities and benefits […]

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H&M Puts Ban on Perflourinated Compounds (PFC:s).

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Stockholm, Sweden – From 1st of January 2013 H&M Group puts a global ban on Perfluorinated Compounds (PFC:s). This means that all orders placed 1st of January 2013 or later will be produced without PFC:s. PFC:s are used to achieve water repellent function mainly on outer wear garments, but also on shower curtains, tents, etc. […]

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