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Cornell Team Develops Machine with Aim of Ending Textile Waste.

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Ithaca, New York – The average American goes through roughly 70 pounds of clothing each year, creating approximately 21 billion pounds of clothing sent to landfills – five percent of all landfill waste, according to the Council for Textile Recycling.

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Continuous Growth of Companies Committing to the ZDHC Program and Safer Chemical Management.

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – ZDHC announced that seven new organisations join the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program and in doing so, support the Program’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industry to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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Lenzing Showcases New Sustainability Strategy on “World Earth Day”.

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Lenzing, Austria – Lenzing AG, globally leading producer of wood-based cellulose fibers, presented its new sustainability strategy within the context of the “World Earth Day” organized by the worldwide Earth Day Network. Each year millions of people actively participate in Earth Day on April 22 and stand up for the preservation of a livable environment.

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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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