TEXTILE RECYCLING. Revolutionary Textile Sorting based on Fiber Type: FIBERSORT

Fibersort is the world’s first automated system to automatically sort large volumes of mixed post-consumer textiles, by fiber type! Once sorted, these materials become reliable, consistent input materials for high-value textile to textile recyclers. Over 20 million tonnes of post-consumer textiles are landfilled across Europe and North America each year simply. This excess provides an … Continue reading TEXTILE RECYCLING. Revolutionary Textile Sorting based on Fiber Type: FIBERSORT

TEXTILES&TRIMS S/S 19. Sustainability & Traceability First. Check Japan’s Timber Dyes and Italy’s Smart Labels.

January/February 2018. It’s international Textile Sourcing Trade showtime for the fashion industry. S/S19 season is guest of honor and the sustainability subject eventually goes beyond  “trend”  consideration and gets the full attention of the textile sourcing business system. Following the sustainability breakthrough, traceability becomes the other major issue.  Baring in mind these two key influencers, Premier … Continue reading TEXTILES&TRIMS S/S 19. Sustainability & Traceability First. Check Japan’s Timber Dyes and Italy’s Smart Labels.

BIOSYNTHETIC FIBER. New Website to Demystify this Gamechanger.

Textile Exchange just launched a new website dedicated to Biosynthetics. The site, called aboutbiosynthetics.org, is backed by an industry-wide Working Group and aims to demystify the subject and provide soundly based information and market intelligence for businesses and interested consumers alike. “Biosynthetics are on the rise yet still emerging within the textile industry. We are all looking … Continue reading BIOSYNTHETIC FIBER. New Website to Demystify this Gamechanger.

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