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Twin Dragon announces ecological improvements in its textile facilities

US-based Twin Dragon – a multinational textile manufacturer specialized in denim textiles, innovative denim washing and pioneering fashion fabric trends – has announced ecological improvements to its Mexican mills and Asian facilities, by introducing Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing. According to the company, Eco-Finishing at its Mexican mill alone would save up to 40 million gallons of water, using 95 per cent less amount of water. Adding to the new technology’s benefits, using Liquid Indigo saves […]

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Lindex launches upcycled collection ‘Re:Design’

Lindex, a European fashion chain, has took a latest step in exploring new innovative more circular ways of working with the launch of Re:Design – a collection of exclusive upcycled products that have been redesigned and remade locally in Borås, Sweden. Re:Design is a pilot that Lindex has done in collaboration with Re:textile at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. The collection consists of six pieces within women’s wear originated from Lindex Better Denim garments […]

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Pacific Jeans: The pioneer and trendsetter in Bangladesh denim industry

From a small garment factory 33 years back, Pacific Jeans has come a long, long way to be counted as Bangladesh’s top premium jeans manufacturer with annual turnover of around US $ 400 million, producing over 36 million pairs of jeans yearly from its five integrated set-ups and employing a workforce of 28,000 people. Apparel Online caught up with the dynamic & young Director of Pacific Jeans, Syed M Tanvir, to know his take on […]

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit ’17 on May 11

Denmark is all set to host the fifth edition of the world’s most important event on sustainability in fashion – The Copenhagen Fashion Summit, scheduled to take place on May 11, 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. “As a meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, Copenhagen Fashion Summit aims to forge common understanding and lead industry-wide commitments on the […]

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3rd BSTIM knitwear fair concludes with 1,400 visitors

The 3rd edition of knitwear fair, Best Solution in Textile Manufacturing Fair (BSTIM), has concluded in Igualada, Spain on a successful note as it welcomed 1,400 visitors from around the world. The organisers say visitation was almost similar if compared to the previous two editions. BSTIM 2017 featured around 60 manufacturing companies that presented their potential of production to buyers from countries such as Russia, England, Sweden, Norway, Holland and Italy. The visitors were mainly […]

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Fashion label H&M unveils new ‘Conscious Exclusive Collection’

H&M, the Swedish multinational fast fashion retailer, has unveiled its Conscious Exclusive Collection which includes BIONIC®, a recycled polyester made from plastic shoreline waste.  The collection includes a full assortment for women and “relaxed formal wear” for men, pieces for kids, which will be available globally in around 160 stores from 20 April. The star piece of the collection is an intricate pleated gown. Also Read – H&M unveils new ‘Close the Loop’ collection “Creation of the collection was a “chance to dream” for its design team. It’s […]

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HanesBrands reveals CDP 2016 Climate Change Report scores

HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has earned above-average scores for water management and supply chain in the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report. The company’s A-water score was higher than the apparel industry and S & P 500 averages in the following categories: context, governance and strategy, direct risks and response and indirect risks and response. Hanes’ B supply chain score was ahead of the supply chain average in all reporting […]

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Arvind Limited bags Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report Award

Arvind Limited, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglomerate, has clinched Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report award at the recently concluded 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) in Singapore. Commenting on the award, Sanjay Lalbhai, Chairman, Arvind Limited said, “The award reiterates our commitment towards sustainability. Sustainable practices have been a key-focus area for Arvind for quite some time now and we continue to ensure that sustainability remains a top priority.” Also Read – GAP joins forces with […]

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Artisan Leadership Summit by Nest

Nest, a non-profit organization of New York, has completed a decade of commitment to the social and economic advancement of the fashion and home industry’s artisans and homeworkers. Working extensively in many countries, the NGO recently organized the 2016 class of Artisan Leadership Summit, the second in a series, giving opportunity to some handpicked companies to make the long journey to New York City for training, mentorship and industry immersion. The event saw participation from […]

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Kering Talk 2016 to have Stella McCartney as guest of honour!

The annual Kering Talk 2016, set to be held on 14th November in London, hosted in partnership with the London College of Fashion, will have British fashion designer Stella McCartney as guest of honour. Stella will address the issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose, one of the most used fabrics in the world, at the event. Also Read – Stella McCartney bans use of Patagonia wool in her collections The British designer has […]

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HanesBrands leaps ahead of apparel industry: CDP 2016 Climate Change Report

HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has voluntarily disclosed its carbon emissions data for the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report and earned an above-average score of B. The company scored ahead of the apparel Industry and CDP Program Averages in all CDP categories: governance and strategy, risk and opportunity management, emissions management and verification. Hanes achieved its CDP score for its transparency and by managing emissions, implementing best practices […]

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Organic apparel brand Joy of Life opens a new factory in HP, India

Joy of Life, India’s first organic garments brand, by Advantage Organic Natural Technologies Limited (AONTL), has established a state-of-the-art production unit in Himachal Pradesh, India for the manufacturing of organic garments made of non-toxic chemicals with organic herbal and wellness technology. First-of-its-kind In Himachal Pradesh, the factory is equipped with ETP and STP of its own as per the CPCB norms to protect the environment that purifies water and removes any toxic materials or chemicals […]

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Kering adds module to Parson School of Design’s curriculum

Fashion firm Kering and Parsons School of Design have announced a new collaboration under their long-standing partnership with the launch of a new design curriculum which will leverage the pioneering ‘KERING x PARSONS: EP&L Programme Pilot’ and ‘My EP&L App’ to measure and better understand the environmental impacts of students’ creations. The new modules added to Parsons Fashion programme will embed practical lessons in sustainability into the curriculum where students will have the opportunity to […]

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SAC, Lenzing partner with WALDB for a sustainable fashion industry

Switzerland-based environmental sustainability consulting group Quantis has announced the official joining of Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Austrian fibre company Lenzing in the World Apparel and Footwear Lifecycle Database (WALDB) as partners. WALDB is a pre-competitive global initiative founded by Quantis to provide a robust and credible database for environmental impact assessment and foot-printing in the fashion industry. The organization consists of a group of industry leaders that have come together to collaboratively measure the […]

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Vietnamese fashion brand launches new yoga clothing line

Silky Vietnam, a Vietnamese fashion brand, recently introduced its new yoga clothing line ‘Silky 2.0’, which allows energy to flow smoothly without blockages, especially during yoga moves. The assortment is made with 100 per cent organic silk and is dyed with natural (plant-based) dyes. The brand’s special threading technique further takes stretch-ability and durability of silk to a whole new level. Its smooth stitching prevents chafing and irritation on skin of the wearer. Moreover while stretching […]

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