TEXTILE ECONOMY. A New Design for Fashion’s Future

  Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches “New Textiles Economy report”, a crucial step forward to develop a global textiles system fit for the 21st Century. London, November 28th, 2018. Ellen MacArthur (founder and chair of trustees of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation) together with fashion designer Stella McCartney co-host the launch of the Foundation’s new report: A new textiles … Continue reading TEXTILE ECONOMY. A New Design for Fashion’s Future

RECYCLED POLYESTER. Unifi Aims to Recycle 20 Billion Bottles by 2020, 30 Billion by 2022

In honor of today’s (Nov 15th) America Recycles Day, Unifi, an influent multi-filament polyester (including REPREVE recycled polyester) and nylon textured yarns manufacturer – Headquartered in Greensboro, – NC, USA;  announces it has recycled more than 10 billion plastic bottles, converting them in apparel fibers. Building on that momentum, Unifi is now targeting 20 billion bottles recycled … Continue reading RECYCLED POLYESTER. Unifi Aims to Recycle 20 Billion Bottles by 2020, 30 Billion by 2022

CIRCULAR CONSTRUCTION DESIGN. Dutch Design Week’s Take on Circular Economy

Eindhoven (The Netherlands) celebrated last October its Dutch Design Week (DDW)- a leading design event for Northern Europe and beyond. Organized by Dutch Design Foundation (DDF), for its 2017 edition, the event decided to develop with a sustainable approach. DDF collaborated with the company New Horizon (and their new Urban Mining Collective, known to recover useable components and raw … Continue reading CIRCULAR CONSTRUCTION DESIGN. Dutch Design Week’s Take on Circular Economy

BIODYES. Inks and Textile Dyes Made of Micro-Organisms, not Petrol

With biodegradable dyes from the edge of biotechnology, PILI challenges the opportunities of the dyeing industry. Dyes are used primarily in the production of consumer products, including paints, textiles, printing inks, paper, pharmaceuticals, and plastics. Huge markets! The “conventional” dyeing processes (of all industries) and color pigment ingredients are making the buzz today as their environmental … Continue reading BIODYES. Inks and Textile Dyes Made of Micro-Organisms, not Petrol

NEW RECYCLED POLYESTER. For Automotive, Apparel and Beyond: Trevira SINFINECO

Trevira, the Germany-headquartered synthetic fiber & filament producer introduces its new responsible Trevira SINFINECO label. The Indorama (Thailand) ventures company and manufacturer of man-made fibers and filaments, worldwide famed for its Trivira CS flame retardant polyester for interior and contract, introduces this month a new Trevira SINFINECO tag which will label all textiles that contain sustainable … Continue reading NEW RECYCLED POLYESTER. For Automotive, Apparel and Beyond: Trevira SINFINECO

BIOPOLYMER YARN. Awarded Algiknit Seaweed-Based Material for Fashion and Footwear

In June 2017, National Geographic, as part of a partnership with GSK Consumer Healthcare, announced the launch of Chasing Genius, a digital initiative built on the premise that transformational ideas can come from anywhere, and from anyone. National Geographic recently announced the winners of the Chasing Genius challenge. We are pleased to discover that Asta Skocir … Continue reading BIOPOLYMER YARN. Awarded Algiknit Seaweed-Based Material for Fashion and Footwear

E-SHOPPING. New Site Pulls Together Conscious Beauty and Fashion Brands

Sagekat, a San Francisco-based company, launched new discovery and shopping site for responsible, style-conscious green beauty products and ethical fashion. The new website focuses exclusively on products that meet the Sagekat Standard for non-toxic, cruelty-free, natural, sustainable and ethical commitment. From cosmetics to apparel, the shopping site includes merchandise from Stella McCartney fashion to Naja lingerie, from Axiology natural organic lipsticks … Continue reading E-SHOPPING. New Site Pulls Together Conscious Beauty and Fashion Brands