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Girlfriend Collective recycling bottles to make leggings

Direct-to-consumer active wear brand, Girlfriend Collective is finally launching its full range of luxury athletic apparels, firmly committed to sustainability. The brand tested its products before the launch by sending out free leggings to small number of people in order to gain consumer insight. Also Read – Stella McCartney joins hands with non-profit for sustainable collection The entire range of leggings and sports bras will go on sale on their online store on June 28. […]

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Resil partners with Acticell for sustainable denim treatment

One of Asia’s leading textile finishing chemicals and the auxiliary manufacturer – Resil Chemicals – has partnered with Acticell GmbH, an Austrian Chemical research company. The collaboration is said to be focused on developing a range of Green, sustainable chemical solutions for the denim industry. According to Resil Chemicals, to eliminate a hazardous process of using potassium permanganate spray in the denim industry, substitution of this is being considered with ACTIGO TM, a Laser Booster, […]

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Wrangler to launch sustainable denim line

VF Corp.-owned fashion brand Wrangler announced that it is launching a cotton pilot program along with a special denim collection to increase awareness about improving soil health and sustainability in cotton growing practices. Scheduled to launch next year, the special sustainable denim collection is made by Wrangler in partnership with a seven-generation cotton grower in Alabama called Newby family. The brand will utilize 40,000 pounds of cotton from the Newby family’s farms in Alabama for […]

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Adidas advances its swimwear range using recycled ocean waste

Sportswear brand Adidas has announced a partnership with Aquafil for the Spring/Summer 2017 Parley Hero swim range. Aquafil is a leading producer of Nylon 6 for carpets and apparel and will supply its 100 per cent regenerated Econyl fibre for the Adidas’ new range. Explaining the technology, Aquafil reports that once collected, the pre- and post-consumer Nylon waste material – fishing nets, discarded carpets, plastic components, fabrics scraps – goes through the Econyl Regeneration System. Products are then […]

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Alessandro Sartori developing a new fabric

Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Alessandro Sartori, is creating a new fabric to intermingle craftsmanship with nanotechnology. The fashion brand is developing a new crease-resistant wool fibre intended to prevent felting so that the fabric can be machine-washable while retaining the wool’s natural hygroscopic features. “The new fabric is set to be employed for a line-up of pieces including jogging pants and cycling shirts,” said Sartori during a conference at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. The conference board boasted of fashion designer Ermanno […]

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VF Corporation prohibits use of fur in its products

VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has released its first-ever Animal Derived Materials Policy and announced that its brands will no longer use fur, angora or exotic leather in their products. The progressive new policy, developed in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, outlines which animal materials are prohibited and sets formal guidelines for the procurement and use of approved materials by […]

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ASBCI to organize ‘sustainability conference’ in April

ASBCI (Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry) has announced to hold a Spring Conference 2017, which will take place on 5th April 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Peterborough, Canada. Agenda of the conference will be ‘DOING THE RIGHT THING? – Best practices for sustaining our people, planet and profits’ and the event will be chaired by Simon Allitt, ASBCI Event Committee Vice Chairman and Head of Retail, TUV Rheinland. It may be […]

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Three start-up units in apparel export arena; niche products their success route

In a time when established Indian apparel exporters are finding it difficult to survive because of the near recessionary market, few young companies are not only entering into apparel export market, but are growing too. All these companies have a niche focus, participate at international sourcing fairs and are also exploring new customers from across the world for further growth. Meet Tushar Sharma, an IIT Delhi pass-out… Rather than exploring engineering, he forayed into designer […]

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Outdoor apparel maker ISBJÖRN partners with PrimaLoft

Premium outdoor children’s clothing and accessories manufacturer, ISBJÖRN of Sweden, has joined hands with PrimaLoft to expand its range of Silver Insulation Performance Fleece named – the PANDA PrimaLoft Stretch Hoodie. PrimaLoft is the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations, fabrics and yarns. ISBJÖRN of Sweden, alongside PrimaLoft, is an official bluesign Trademark Partner and each of its items is truly sustainable, made without harmful chemicals and with recycled materials. The new […]

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