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™ […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Toray introduces Ecodear® Nylon – An environmentally friendly, high value-added new nylon

The 60% Bio-Based fabric reflects Toray’s commitment to producing lower-impact textiles Toray Industries, Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that represents a major step forward in the company’s Sustainability Vision and makes it possible to create bio-based versions of proven Toray technologies like Entrant® and Dermizax®. • Ecodear® Nylon is 60% bio-based, developed […]


Bluesign, making the world a better place to live

Concerns of sustainable textile supply chain has long been known in the outdoor industry. Their close connection to nature has made impact reduction a key part of the outdoor industries value. While the transition for sustainable and responsible manufacturing into the fashion, and especially the luxury markets, has been sluggish, we are seeing the point […]


EPIC Group enters into strategic partnership with Arvind Envisol

Hong Kong-based EPIC Group, a leading garment manufacturer for global brands has announced its strategic partnership with Arvind Envisol, water treatment business of Arvind Ltd. This partnership aims at integrating best practices of water and wastewater treatment and use, thereby reducing the environmental footprint across manufacturing units of EPIC Group in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Jordan […]