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Virent BioFormPX® Paraxylene Used to Produce World’s First 100% Plant Based Polyester Shirts.

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Wisconsin, United States – Virent announced that its BioFormPX® paraxylene was used to produce the world’s first 100% plant-based polyester shirts. This important project demonstrates the potential

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Covestro Earns Top Grades for Sustainability.

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Leverkusen, Germany – Materials manufacturer Covestro has once again received “Gold” certification from the international rating agency EcoVadis in recognition of its achievements in sustainability. In the recent survey,

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Sympatex Presents New Outer and Lining Materials Made of Recycled PET Bottles.

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Munich, Germany – Sympatex Technologies will introduce a new highlight of its sustainable product portfolio in Munich during the PERFORMANCE DAYS (20th – 21st April 2016): A currently important theme of the fair trade is recycling,

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Primark Joins German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles.

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Republic of Ireland / Germany – Irish fashion retailer PRIMARK joined the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien or short Textilbündnis) further underlining its long standing commitment towards achieving social,

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Covestro aims to Halve CO2 Emissions by 2025.

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Leverkusen, Germany – Covestro has set ambitious sustainability targets for itself. Today on Earth Day, the company has announced that it intends to reduce its specific CO2 emissions per ton of product by 50 percent based on a base line of 2005. It joins global governments, civil society and forward-looking private sector businesses in supporting […]

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A&E Releases 2015-2016 Sustainability Report.

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, announced it is releasing its 2015-2016 Sustainability Report in conjunction with the global celebration of Earth Day.

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H&M Releases the Sustainability Report for 2015.

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Stockholm, Sweden – The H&M Conscious Actions Sustainability Report 2015 has been published. The report shows a steady increase of sustainable sourced materials and great progress when it comes to the use of renewable electricity. Yet another highlight is the signing of the Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union and IF Metall.

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OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Test Criteria – New Regulations for 2016 Came Definitely into Force on 1 April.

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – After the expiry of the usual three-month transition period, the test criteria and limit values for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 that were published at the start of the year came definitely into force on 1 April 2016.

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Aquafil Partners with Levi Strauss & Co. to Produce Sustainable Jeans.

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

United States / Italy – Aquafil announces a new partnership between its ECONYL® brand and Levi Strauss & Co., one of the world’s largest apparel companies and a global leader in jeans, to create a new men’s collection made from regenerated nylon from waste materials such as fishing nets and spent carpets.

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HanesBrands has five additional manufacturing plants achieve U.S. EPA Recognition for Energy Efficiency Gains.

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – HanesBrands announced that five additional company manufacturing plants have earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Challenge for Industry awards

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