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LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®: First Certificates Issued.

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – In time for its 25-year anniversary, the OEKO-TEX® Association has expanded its product portfolio to cater for the leather sector with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. The first certifications are being carried out with the sheepskin producers G.L. Bowron and Gerberei Hofbrucker, as well as with the retail chain LIDL.

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China’s First Wastewater Plant Using Radiation Opens.

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

China / Austria – China inaugurated its first facility that uses electron beams to treat industrial wastewater, ushering in a new era for radiation technology in the world’s leading textile producer.

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GOTS Latest Version 5.0.

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Stuttgart, Germany – The new version is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and social criteria participated.

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Green Initiatives Calls on Shanghai to End Textile Waste, Launches RE:FORM to Activate Eco-Responsible Fashion.

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Shanghai, China – Green Initiatives has just launched RE:FORM—an all encompassing new program designed to educate consumers on the impact of today’s clothing consumption habits and how the public can help tackle it.

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Primark Partnership with Cottonconnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association Announces Third Year Program Results.

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Republic of Ireland / United Kingdom – Primark has released new numbers revealing the impact of its Sustainable Cotton Program on women smallholders in India.

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Jos Berry Highlights New Cellulosic Yarn Brand, Naia™ From Eastman.

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – Jos Berry, global trendsetter, founder and CEO of Concepts Paris and the creative force of trend for the intimate apparel fair Interfilière General Forum, will host Whisperings, a walk-through experience and trends project for the Interfilière Paris fair held January 21–23.

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OEKO-TEX® Announces Partnership with ZDHC.

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

United Kingdom  / Switzerland – OEKO-TEX® announced that it is joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. OEKO-TEX® has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry and best practices in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries in order to protect consumers, workers, and the environment.

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New OEKO-TEX® Regulations 2017.

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – OEKO-TEX® will be 25 years old in 2017 and also in this year, OEKO-TEX® has reviewed the requirements of its products and has published the new regulations at the beginning of the year. An overview of some of the changes:

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DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®.

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – How can textile production facilities successfully communicate whether, and to what extent, they meet the targets outlined by the Detox campaign which excludes process chemicals that are harmful to the environment?

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Fifty Companies Certified to GOTS in the U.S..

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

United States / Germany – The Global Organic Textile Standard, is pleased to announce that there are now fifty companies in the United States certified to GOTS.

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