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Responsible Care: Kelheim Fibers scores high points with Flushable Moist Toilet Tissue and Integrated Product Policy.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Kelheim, Germany – Kelheim Fibers was pleased to claim the Recognition Award in the Responsible-Care-Competition 2017 of the Bavarian branch of VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry e.V.) for its integrated product policy.

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Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Texas, United States – Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these Global Recycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, […]

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Growing Support from the Industry to Advance Towards Zero Discharge.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Seven companies commit to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program, a collaboration of leading textile, leather and footwear brands working collaboratively together to implement safer chemistry practices to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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How ‘Green’ Is Your Waterproof Jacket?.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

England, United Kingdom – But new research from the University of Leeds suggests that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in the manufacture of most of these garments may be unnecessary.

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IFC and NRDC Promote Sustainability Efforts in China’s Textile Sector.

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) presented cumulative results of their joint Green Textile City Initiative in Shanghai.

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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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