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Arvind Ltd.’s first sustainability report leaves no stone unturned

Arvind Limited, having a workforce of almost 15,000 is the first ever Indian clothing company/brand that has published its sustainability report and also got recognition for the same on an international platform. This recognition is a motivation for other Indian companies that are moving forward on the sustainability route, but need to be more focused. The company has adopted the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 guidelines to evaluate its sustainability performance and in most of […]

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Zenitex Mill Flag Bearer of Sustainability in Surat

Windmill that generates power of 1.5 Mega Watts, 5,000 trees and plants with drip irrigation facility, water recycling, rainwater harvesting, heat recovery, use of natural light and installation of inverter control systems, auto coal-feeding system and many campaigns from time to time creating awareness on various serious issues are the sustainable initiatives of Surat-based Zenitex Mill. The brain-child of young entrepreneur Viral Desai, Zenitex Mill (ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified) is just 13 […]

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DMAI honours Huntsman’s Textile Effects Division

Recently held Dyestuff Manufacturers’ Association of India (DMAI) Awards 2016 honoured the Textile Effects Division of Huntsman Corporation for its exceptional performance in exports of dyestuffs. The company also bagged an award in the category – “Excellent Performance in Safety & Hazards Control by a Large Scale Unit”. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of Huntsman Textile Effects in supporting environment, health, safety and sustainability in the textile industry. The company has won these awards […]

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KG Fabriks soaring through the sustainable way…

The quote aptly describes the sustainable efforts at KG Fabriks, led by Founder Director, Sri Hari Balakrishanan, who believes that sustainability is about one’s own commitment to the society and does not necessarily have to translate proportionately into business gains. With the dawn of the 21st century jeans has outgrown its tag as a fad of pop culture and become a fashion statement for all age groups and social strata. Manufacturers of denim, both fabric […]

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ABN: Young and profitable company with crystal clear strategy

Accessories By Nupur (ABN), as the name suggests, is owned and run by Nupur (Batra), a young and educated entrepreneur which is rare in the apparel and textile manufacturing and export business; but what is even more interesting is the positive attitude, total grit and compassion with which Nupur is running the export house for the last four years. This commitment has resulted in her recently shifting to a bigger factory located in Noida (Delhi-NCR). She even got […]

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Mercury Fabrics: GenNext takes the branding route for growth

Though the textile industry is one of the largest employment generators in India, but there are not many who venture into it as a chosen path of future career development. And even at a time when businesses seem to be expanding and many stalwarts are looking to give way to the second or third generation, the young inheritors prefer to choose their own business path which is far from textiles. In times such as these, […]

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Textile Institute & Greenleaf Publishing join hands for ‘Sustainability in Textiles’

Being the second largest industry in the world, textiles and textile production have a huge impact on the environment, and sustainability is one of the key aspects concerning this industry in present times. One of the world’s leading institutions of textile, The Textile Institute, UK and Greenleaf Publishing, UK have joined hand to produce a new, ground-breaking book series, titled Sustainability in Textiles. According to Rebecca Marsh, Publishing Director, Greenleaf Publishing and Rebecca Unsworth, Director […]

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Soma Textiles & Industries closes spinning mill in Ahmedabad

Soma Textiles & Industries Ltd, specialising in denim fabrics, has caved under pressures like high-operation costs and decided to shut down its spinning and winding unit in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India), after considering its viability. The unit will be shut down with immediate effect. The shares of the company, which was one of the first units to manufacture indigo denim, were last trading in BSE at Rs 5.15, as compared to the previous close of Rs […]

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Mercury Fabrics: Providing high-quality knitted fabrics through a technically-equipped setup

Being one of the largest knitted fabric manufacturers in India, Mercury Fabrics is a significant supplier to many leading fashion labels of the world including H&M, C&A, M&S, etc. A fully furbished R&D lab accredited and approved by leading international fashion labels together with the best of technology from around the world like Italy, Japan, Germany and Korea, and teamed up with lean manufacturing processes, enables Mercury to deliver unmatched quality and high-value products. In […]

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Clothes, shoes made from tea byproduct

An associate professor of apparel, merchandising and design at the Iowa State University has developed a gel-like cellulose-based substance that when harvested and dried looks and behaves quite similar to leather and can be used for making clothing, bags and shoes. According to Young-A Lee, a gel-like film, consisting of cellulose fibres (byproduct of kombucha tea) that feeds off a mixture of vinegar and sugar, is grown by using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and […]

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Garment factories still largely unsafe in Bangladesh, says Alliance

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety or Alliance, a global retialers’ group, revealed that only 24 garment factories (of those inspected) out of nearly700 in Bangladesh meets international safety standards. In this regard James Moriarty, Executive Director of the Alliance, said, “There is still much to do to meet our five-year goals, but we’ve come a long way towards improving workplace safety in factories, (We) will continue to work with our partners during the next […]

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Levi’s to recycle old jeans into new ones

In a bid to create circular economy, Levi’s plans to divert clothing from landfills and take-back programmes for apparel to recycle everything from building insulation to cushioning material. In this direction, Levi’s has recently collaborated with Italian fibre supplier Aquafil (maker of Econyl, a nylon fibre made from waste materials such as used carpets, discarded fishing nets and other marine plastic) to produce a new men’s collection incorporating this specially designed nylon. Also Read – […]

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H&M releases World Recycle Week Campaign music video

‘World Recycle Week’, one of the most extensive environmental projects that H&M has undertaken, is all set to begin from April 18-24. To raise awareness about environmental issues, the brand recently released a teaser of its Campaign Video ‘Rewear it’, featuring London-based artiste MIA. The video inspires customers to recycle their old or unwanted clothes. According to an official statement by the brand, “H&M has worked closely with choreographer Aaron Sillis to interpret MIA’s music […]

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H&M leading fair living wage initiatives in Bangladesh, Cambodia

Several companies, seeking to show good faith and concern for the welfare of the employees working in their garment factories, have made it a point to bring forth their standpoint of a “fair” living wage. While a lot of concerned welfare organisations have also brought up this issue, mobilising the workers to make their demands known to the government and the companies their factories work for. Recently, over 200 garment workers in Bangladesh took to […]

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Face to Face with the man behind TÜV SÜD’s South Asia operations

CEO of TÜV SÜD South Asia Niranjan Nadkarni shares his views and thoughts on the apparel sector in the region, and his company’s roadmap to help it attain business growth in a highly competitive environment. Celebrating 150 years of excellence, TÜV SÜD, which started operations in 1866 as a boiler inspection association in Germany, has come a long, long way, evolving from a regional entity to one of the most sought-after global third party testing, […]

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