Tackling Chemical Challenges in Textile & Leather Industries
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Tackling Chemical Challenges in Textile & Leather Industries The global discourse surrounding chemical restrictions within supply chains has become a focal point of political discussion. Insights from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA, 2023) reveal that 70% of the export volumes of hazardous substances pertain to industrial chemicals. These chemicals are utilized by companies across diverse sectors, often without full awareness. Fostering effective communication between downstream users and suppliers helps to facilitate the seamless flow of information. As concerns escalate regarding har ..read more
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Fashion's carbon footprint falls - report
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SAN FRANCISCO – The fashion industry's carbon footprint fell slightly in 2022 although the long term trend remains upward, according to latest figures from the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) initiative. In a new update on Aii's 2021 Roadmap to Net Zero report, climate ..read more
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Worldly launches new Higg Index data tool
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SAN FRANCISCO – Technology company Worldly today launches a new addition to the Higg Index suite of tools which it runs in partnership with Cascale, formerly the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. The Facility Data Manager (FDM) aims to help brands and manufacturers share ..read more
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Video: Supply Trace makes forced labour risk data open access
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Supply Trace, a pilot established jointly by Sheffield Hallam University and Northeastern University, is using machine learning to develop a free-to-access, searchable online platform that enables anyone to explore tens of millions of shipping records - with the goal ..read more
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Secondhand platform in profit for first time
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VILNIUS – Secondhand fashion marketplace Vinted has turned a profit for the first time in a sector where it is notoriously difficult to do so.  The Lithuanian company reported a 61% year-on-year revenue growth for 2023, with a net profit of €17.8 ..read more
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Brits put half of textile waste in the bin
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LONDON – People in the UK are throwing out almost half (49%) of their unwanted used textiles in the general rubbish bin, according to new research from waste recycling charity WRAP. On average, each person in Britain throws 35 items of unwanted textiles straight into ..read more
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Researchers explore PFAS-free water repellent finish
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ST GALLEN - A team from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) has developed a water-repellent coating process for textiles which, the team says, can provide an alternative to the use of fluorine-containing PFAS (per- and ..read more
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Fire breaks out at Lenzing's Austrian HQ
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LENZING - An investigation has been launched after a fire broke out today at the Austrian headquarters and production facilities of cellulosic fibre manufacturer Lenzing. "Today, April 19, 2024, at 8:36am, a fire broke out in the area of the Laugeturm (CAP exhaust ..read more
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Leading brands 'off track on climate goals'
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GLOBAL - Major corporations - including fashion giants H&M, Zara owner Inditex, Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing, Nike and Adidas - are significantly off track the Paris Agreement goal of limiting climate change to 1.5°C, according to a new report. A total of 51 major ..read more
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Podcast: Cascale – taking carbon out of clothing
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WAKEFIELD – Our host Philip Berman sits down with Sean Cady, vice president of global sustainability, responsibility and trade for VF Corporation and also elected board director for Cascale, and Andrew Martin, executive vice president of Cascale for our latest podcast ..read more
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