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Archroma Receives Eco-Innovation Award for Sustainability Initiatives from WWF Pakistan.

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Reinach, Switzerland- Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, received the Award for Eco-innovation from WWF Pakistan at the organization’s Annual Green Office Network Meeting in Karachi.

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Lenzing Number One in the World for Sustainable Wood Sourcing.

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Lenzing, Austria – The Lenzing Group was rated number one globally with respect to the procurement of wood, the key raw material in cellulose fiber production.

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VF Corporation Cuts Global Emissions by 12 Percent During 5-Year Period; Exceeds Carbon Reduction Goal.

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – VF Corporation announced a reduction in global carbon emissions by 12 percent from 2011 to 2015, exceeding the 5 percent goal originally set for that 5-year period.

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Natural Pigments and Useful Raw Materials from Autumn Leaves for Industry.

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Espoo, Finland – Autumn leaves contain a range of interesting substances such as pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and compounds that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.

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Making all Wet Wipes ‘Do not Flush’ isn’t the Answer.

By   /  November 3, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Auderghem, Belgium – More than 90% of the wipes available in supermarkets and stores across the UK should be disposed of in the rubbish bin, and the biggest thing consumers can do to protect the sewer network is to stop flushing things that weren’t designed to be flushed. … but baby, cleaning and cosmetic wipes […]

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OEKO-TEX® Brand: Expanding and Refreshing.

By   /  October 28, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Textile manufacturers, sourcers, brands, and retailers around the world know that every January there will be an update to the OEKO-TEX® test methods and limit values for harmful substances.

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DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®.

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  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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IFC’s PaCT and VF Corporation Partner to Reduce Water, Energy and Chemical Use in Textile Factories in Bangladesh.

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, are working together to enhance the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the textile wet processing sector in Bangladesh by reducing excessive groundwater extraction and surface water pollution, energy and chemical use. 

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One of Each Please – Healthy and Sustainable Children’s Clothing is a Hit with Mothers.

By   /  October 7, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Chic, trendy and affordable – these are the requirements for children’s clothes. And, of course, they must also be practical, hard-wearing and comfortable to ensure that they are accepted by the little ones.

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Washing Clothes Releases Thousands of Microplastic Particles into Environment, Study Shows.

By   /  October 7, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Plymouth, United Kingdom – More than 700,000 microscopic fibers could be released into waste water during each use of a domestic washing machine, with many of them likely to pass through sewage treatment and into the environment, according to new research.

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