Macy鈥檚 chooses MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX庐

April 5th, 2018

The Hohenstein Institute has announced that Macy鈥檚 will bring MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX庐 labels to select private brand sheets and towels. Macy鈥檚 says that selecting the MADE IN GREEN label is a way to make the company鈥檚 sustainability initiatives visible to shoppers. Because the label is traceable, customers can confirm the textile鈥檚 manufacturing origins […]

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GeoTyping DNA tagging traces global cotton substitution 聽

February 9th, 2018

The GeoTyping Beta Program uses a known library of biomarkers that designate the DNA fingerprint of the cotton cultivar, including genus, species and one of 70 different geographic-cultivar-dependent genotypes.Applied DNA Sciences has announced its GeoTyping Beta Program. Cotton samples may be submitted during the month of February by brands and retailers interested in identifying country […]

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Annual Global Fibers Congress stresses sustainability, responsibility

January 23rd, 2018

An article in Fashionating World reports that more than 700 participants from over 30 countries took part in the 56th Man-Made Fibers Congress in Dornbirn, Austria. Key areas of discussion included fiber innovations; fibers, textiles and nonwovens for health care and hygiene; protective applications; sports and leisure wear. The three-day event also included a young […]

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Beaulieu introduces EqoBalance polyamide yarns

January 19th, 2018

Beaulieu announced its new EqoBalance PA6 yarns. Production of the polyamide yarns follows the biomass balance approach, which ensures at the start of the supply chain that natural renewable raw materials partially or completely replace fossil fuel sources. The process uses resources such as biogas or bio-naphtha to manufacture the polyamide. The share of bio-based […]

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Biodegradable fleece wins Eco Performance Award

December 11th, 2017

Biopile, a fleece fabric manufactured as a collaboration between outdoor manufacturer VAUDE and the Italian fabric producer Pontetorto, received the Eco Performance Award at the Performance Days trade fair for functional fabrics and sport accessories. Knitting Industry reports that Pontetorto launched its biodegradable products in an attempt to address the environmental issue of dangerous micro […]

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OEKO-TEX surveys 11,000 consumers for textile sustainability study

October 30th, 2017

The聽OEKO-TEX庐聽Association, in commemoration of its 25th聽anniversary, announces that it has commissioned a global research study to assess consumer attitudes about textile sustainability. Titled The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability鈥擜ttitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks, the study of more than 11,000 clothing and home textile consumers around the world examined topics ranging from concerns about […]

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Germany will host 鈥淪ustainable Textile School鈥

June 2nd, 2017

Fashionatingworld.com reports that a 鈥淪ustainable Textile School鈥 will be held in Chemnitz, Germany, September 18鈥20, 2017. Researchers and industry experts will discuss how businesses in the textile industry can develop a more sustainable approach to their operations. In the interests of encouraging the next generation of textile experts, students will be able to participate through […]

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OEKO-TEX addresses sustainability at FIT and AAFA events

May 25th, 2017

Global standards for the textile industry will be discussed by OEKO-TEX at the Summer Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) June 5鈥8, 2017. The聽Summer Conference at FIT,聽titled聽鈥淪ustainability & Textiles鈥擭ew Models,鈥澛爓ill address sustainability standards, closed loop and circular economies, farm to fashion and textile innovations. The聽AAFA Product Safety Seminar sponsored by OEKO-TEX will be […]

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Plastic debris spun into adidas running shoes

May 15th, 2017

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans are turning plastic debris into performance footwear as part of a two-year partnership. Parley for the Oceans is an organization dedicated to bringing creatives together to help end the pollution of our oceans. The new UltraBOOST running shoes will repurpose an average of 11 found plastic bottles per pair […]

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Sympatex partners with Lenzing on laminates

May 4th, 2017

Sympatex Technologies recently presented the first results of its new cooperation with Austrian fiber manufacturer Lenzing AG. The companies are producing functional laminates based on botanic TENCEL庐 fibers. The laminates are intended to provide clothing with breathability and comfort while protecting the wearer from wind and water. According to Lenzing, TENCEL fibers are produced using […]

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