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West Bengal-based bag maker Ashoka Exports expanding capacity

Howrah-based Ashoka Exports, known for its specialisation in jute and cotton bags, had doubled its capacity, and is looking to enhance it further. Now, the company has a capacity of producing more than 2 lakh bags a month. “Nowadays, a lot of big stores prefer eco-friendly and durable bags (one that can be used for at least a year), since they also attract customers. This aspect also works as a cost-effective option. Printing on bags […]

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Indian Textiles Minister launches ‘Eco-friendly Jute Bag Initiative’ in Capital

In a bid to reduce pollution created by the use of polythene bags, Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has launched ‘Eco-friendly Jute Bag Initiative’ in New Delhi. Mother Dairy, National Jute Board (NJB) and Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL) have joined hands for the Green venture, to provide attractive and low cost jute bags to the customers. The project is promoted by NJB, bags are manufactured by BJEL and supplied to Mother Dairy […]

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Digital technology developments @ ITMA

Among the many technologies on display at the recently concluded ITMA, digital printing emerged as one of the most sought-after and also the fastest evolving trends in terms of R&D. From just a few players a decade ago, the segment had around 35 players at this edition with many predicting two halls by the next show, four years on at Barcelona. Though digital printing is already a well-established technology, in other areas of application it […]

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Matrix Clothing moves forward on ‘green’ route; installs solar power plant

One of the most respected apparel export houses in the Delhi-NCR region – Matrix Clothing, Gurgaon – led by Gautam Nair, has moved forward on the ‘Green’ route by installing a solar power plant of 258 KW at its factory. The plant generates 0.33 million units a year which is near about 10 per cent of the company’s total power consumption. Now 67 per cent of the energy needs of the company are met by […]

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KappAhl releases Annual-Sustainability Report

Apparel retailer KappAhl has published its combined Annual and Sustainability Report for the fiscal year 2014-15. KappAhl’s Annual-Sustainability Report states that during the financial year KappAhl has taken initiatives which marked improvement in its performance: KappAhl started rapid rollout of new store concept, ‘For You’; Increased its digital presence through increased investment in areas such as Shop Online; Implemented a major project to improve the logistic flow from production to store; Worked on clarifying the […]

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Huntsman introduces 210 new dyes

In collaboration with Pantone LLC, Huntsman Textile Effects, has unveiled 210 new dyes for textiles. “The partnership aims to help the textile industry efficiently produce eco-friendly fashion, home furnishings and interior design products. Using this colour system, users can speed the time from inspiration to production while consistently delivering high-quality products to achieve the highest level of light, wet and chlorine-fastness,” Huntsman said. Also Read: Argo Pantes gets Productivity Improvement Program by Huntsman  

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FM meets FICCI representatives to discuss issues in textile sector

FICCI representatives met the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss issues related to the textiles sector and urged for an increase in funds allocation under Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) and interest subvention for exporters. FICCI said, “With the exports incentives been rationalised, TUFS is the support system for the sector. However, for the current year, the budget allocation for TUFS has been reduced as against last year from Rs. 1,840 crore to Rs. 1,520 […]

August 3, 2015

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Huntsman launches eco-friendly reactive black dye Avitera Black SE

In a critical breakthrough, the Singapore-based textile chemical specialist has developed a new reactive black dye Avitera Black SE to address potential impurity of hazardous substance p-chloroaniline (PCA) within reactive black dyes. The company informed that independent analytical test institutes have confirmed that this innovative dyestuff is free from restricted arylamines, including PCA. An extension to the award-winning Avitera SE dye range, the new Avitera Black SE dye meets tighter and stringent restrictions on hazardous […]

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H&M releases new Sustainability Report

The Swedish fashion retailer H&M has recently revealed its sustainability report – the Conscious Actions Sustainability Report 2014, which highlights eco-friendly practices in its supply chain and stores to reduce harmful effects on the environment. It also showcases the retailer’s efforts on a variety of social welfare issues such as gender equality and poverty alleviation. The report reveals the retailer’s expansion of the public supplier factory list, the determination to use only renewable electricity and […]

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Greenpeace launches Detox Catwalk

Greenpeace’s East Asian subsidiary has launched an online platform – Detox Catwalk – to asses how effectively major fashion brands are working towards curtailing water pollution and removal of toxic chemicals from their supply chains. While brands like Inditex, Puma and Valentino have joined 13 Detox leaders, the organization has labeled Nike and Lining “Greenwashers” for their failure to execute Detox’s suggestions. “The fashion companies committed to Detox over the past four years represent 10 […]

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Green Initiatives from M&J Group

A year back M&J Group launched the ‘Start to Measure’ concept, a hardware/software system designed and developed by M&J Group which is able to trace the production of each pair of jeans step-by-step, as well as to develop reliable data about the resources used in the finishing phase. The second phase will be completed soon to enable them to monitor all the data ‘any style any time’. “Only with the knowledge of the actual status […]

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High-Performance, Eco-Friendly Dyes to drive Global Textile Dyes Market, says GIA report

Global Industry Analysts Inc, (GIA), a US-based publisher of off-the-shelf market research recently released a comprehensive global report on Textile Dyes. The report projects the global market for Textile Dyes is projected to reach US $ 8.3 billion by 2020. The surge will be driven by strong textile production in developing countries, and robust demand for high-performance and eco-friendly dyes. The current global scenario is creating new market opportunities for biodegradable and nontoxic dyes. As […]

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Gucci unveils F/W collection for kids and newborns

Italy based fashion and leather goods label Gucci has unveiled its latest Fall/Winter kidswear collection inspired from the 1970s. Replete with pop colours, multi-coloured graphics, and Nordic and military references, the collection offers a versatile mix of modern and classic looks. The newborn collection (for babies from 0 to 36 months of age) reinterprets the season’s inspiration through use of warm, eco-friendly materials like regenerated cashmere and organic cotton, enhanced with graphics and iconic details. […]

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H&M focuses on its new Conscious Exclusive Collection

To promote sustainability, Swedish multinational retailer, H&M, is gearing up to launch its environment-friendly ‘Conscious Exclusive Collection’. The new line will be made up of eco-friendly materials such as Tencel, recycled polyester, Conscious leather, organic silk, cotton and linen. “I love the look of this year’s Conscious Exclusive Collection. The pieces are full of characters with the most beautiful prints, all made from more sustainable materials,” informs Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design. Also Read: Summer […]

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H&M’s Conscious Exclusive Collection 2015

Swedish retailer H&M’s environment-friendly fashion series Conscious Exclusive Collection will be available for purchase in around 200 H&M stores worldwide and online from April 16, 2015 onwards. The new line, as the name suggests, has been designed to promote sustainability and made using Tencel, recycled polyester, conscious leather and organic silk, cotton and linen. the collection has been enhanced with hand-drawn prints, exquisite cuts and detailing inspired from African, Asian and Indian cultures. The upcoming […]

December 16, 2014

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