Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers segment drives recycling as an urgent area of focus

Recycling resources is one major pillar of the sustainability concept across the industries but especially so in textiles. The fact was driven home at the first virtual Global Fiber Congress where a whole session was dedicated to this aspect. Oerlikon Group’s Manmade Fibers segment ‘as the sole manufacturer’ offers an entire mechanical recycling chain – […]


Lenzing launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers

Following wider corporate commitments made by the Lenzing Group in 2019 to drive sustainability and combat climate change, TENCEL™, Lenzing’s flagship brand for textiles, is introducing its very first carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers to the market. Following the strict guidelines of The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality, carbon-zero TENCEL™ […]


Gradiant Corporation secures 12 new water treatment projects across Asia Pacific

Consider this – it takes about 150 liters of water to make one kilogram of textile material. This astounding fact also shines light on another crucial fact that the resulting waste water is laden with dyes and chemicals that requires advanced treatment methods to make it either safe for the environment or for further reuse. […]


Sarex Chemicals – Launches 2 New Specialty Solutions to Fight COVID Pandemic

Sarex Chemicals launches 2 new specialty solutions to fight COVID pandemic. Setting up an example, Sarex shows resilience and leaves the textile industry to follow in its footsteps. The recipe for a business to flourish is innovation, perseverance towards growth, and goodwill among the public. But the secret ingredient is resilience – with which businesses […]


TUV Rheinland to enhance understanding on reducing fibre shedding during washing

If its synthetic, the microfibres persist in the environment. An estimated12-21 million tonnes of waste – including fibers shed from synthetic textiles – was removed from the top 200 meters of water, as per the National Oceanography Centre in UK, which published its research on measurements of micro plastics in the Atlantic Ocean. The horrific […]


SCHUTZEN Chemical successfully validates anti-viral SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV finish

The all-new SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV is now proven to deactivate 99.9% human corona virus HCoV 229E – surrogate for SARS-COV-2 virus. From the house of SCHUTZEN Chemical Group, the textile finish is silver free, and is anti-microbial and anti-viral in nature. The Indian textile specialty chemical manufacturer, SCHUTZEN, successfully validated its new textile finish as per ISO […]


Trust, Safety and Sustainability – OEKO-TEX Reiterates Its Vision in Annual Report 2019-2020

OEKO-TEX® Association, the global standard in certifications, emphasizes its vision of transparency, trust, safety and sustainability in the textile production processes in its Annual Report 2019/2020.   Excerpts from the Annual Report 2019-2020: The organization released measures in March-April 2020 which showcase how it has adapted its processes for certificate renewal. Despite disruption in manufacturing […]


Lenzing survey on sustainable raw materials finds ‘Conscious Consumer’ trusts in biodegradable and sustainable textiles and brands

The conscious consumer is one who seeks 3 key parameters when it comes to selecting home and fashion textiles – 1) sustainable clothing that comes from sustainable raw materials; 2) humane and eco-responsible processes used in manufacturing textiles; 3) transparent display of raw materials used on finished textiles. Lenzing Group’s survey conducted early this year […]


Gap Inc. & Textile Exchange Together Launch Preferred Fiber Toolkit

The much-awaited Preferred Fiber Toolkit (PFT) is now out. The Toolkit – publicly made available together by Gap Inc. and Textile Exchange – offers guidance to sourcing and design teams to help their companies be on target with their sustainability goals. The brainchild of Gap Inc., PFT comprises a rigorous evaluation of raw material choices […]


‘Fashion for Good’ kicks-off Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling

Leading global organisations have come together to join hands for ‘Fashion for Good’ – a first-of-its-kind consortium project. Named ‘Full Circle Textiles Project – Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling’, the initiative aims to investigate economically viable and scalable solutions for cellulosic chemical recycling. This is to enable a closed loop system to convert textile waste […]


Devan Chemicals confirms its BI-OME fabric coating technology’s virus reducing capabilities

Devan Chemicals, a worldwide developer of speciality chemicals for textiles, confirms the ability of its BI-OME fabric coating technology in reducing virus attacks in both unwashed and intensely washed fabrics. In the last few months since the pandemic set in, the company has been working with independent international laboratories in testing different fabric substrates against […]


AMANN makes it to the Top 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders by UN Global Compact

It is a RACE WE CAN WIN with sustainable practices! And AMANN has it woven into its DNA. Since its inception in 1854, AMANN Group has pioneered in innovative threads and yarns while making a conscious effort in protecting the environment and the community they are in. In a fitting acknowledgement, AMANN finds place in […]