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The good, the bad, the ugly of 2016’s Planet Textiles

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

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Planet Textiles: It was busy. It was vibrant. And it was bristling with practical ideas about how we can build a more sustainable global textile industry. 2016’s Planet Textiles was the best yet, by far. More of the same in 2017 please, with the event likely to be…

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Inditex, H&M join interviewees for 10th anniversary

WAKEFIELD – Ecotextile News is pleased to announce a raft of new high profile names who have agreed to be interviewed for the tenth anniversary edition of the magazine which will appear…

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New initiative to map all Bangladesh garment factories

DHAKA – BRAC University (BRACU) and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) have signed an agreement to support the collection of “credible, comprehensive and accurate”…

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IWTO defends wool against allergen claims

BRUSSELS – The IWTO has hit back at suggestions that wool is an allergen amid the recent controversy surrounding American Airlines’ wool uniforms which have reportedly caused more than 1,600 employees…

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“Highly contaminated” effluent from Ethiopian textile mills

ADDIS ABABA – Humans and livestock have been exposed to high levels of pollution from four textile mills in fast growing textile production hub of Ethiopia, according to newly published research. Textile…

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C&A and Malha launch a sustainable fashion project

RIO DE JANEIRO – C&A and Malha, an independent sustainable fashion project, have announced a partnership which proposes new ways to organise, produce and consume fashion. The project has four fronts, with the first two dedicated to incubating new brands and developing an upcycling hub – in order…

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Wrangler ramps up water saving commitment

NORTH CAROLINA – US denim brand has pledged to reduce water usage at its production facilities by 20 per cent in the next four years. The target has been set after the company announced it has already saved 3 billion litres of water since 2007 – a figure which Wrangler says equates to the annual…

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Brands ranked on China supply chains, Kering introduces EP&L capital app, Kingpins tackles hazardous textile chemicals, Burberry research raises MRSL questions, Award for nanocellulose dyeing research, election threatens progress on environment, Study makes way for Haiti cotton farming, Recover takes mechanical recycling to next level, Lenzing launches eco-friendly spun-dried fibres, BBC uncovers Turkey labour violations, Microfibres pose growing threat to world’s oceans, Making the case for sustainable polyester …
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