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H&M aims to be climate positive across value chain by 2040

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 19, 2018

H&M aims to become climate positive across the entire value chain by 2040, says its sustainability report 2017. The company has been making strong progress towards its vision to lead the...

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EU Launches Innovation Observatory for Shared Ideas on Textile Sustainability

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 19, 2018

The European Union (EU) is tackling industrial pollution with a new initiative designed to yield a more sustainable textile sector.

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REI introduces new sustainability standards

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 16, 2018

REI Co-op, a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle, has debuted product sustainability standards that apply to over 1,000 brands sold at the co-op to elevate sustainability...

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Washing unit polluting borewells, allege farmers in Tamil Nadu

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 12, 2018

Following a complaint from a group of farmers near Perumanallur area that a textile garment washing unit was releasing effluent into unused borewells, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (...

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Applied DNA to introduce 'GeoTyping' for cotton tracking

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 22, 2018

Applied DNA Sciences will introduce 'GeoTyping' Beta program, helping brands and retailers in identifying country-of-origin in cases of cotton substitution. This is an expansion of Applied DNA's...

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Huntsman makes non-fluorinated water repellent for textile

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 17, 2017

Huntsman Textile Effects, a leader in high quality dyes and chemicals for textile industries, has unveiled the new PHOBOTEX RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) that raises the...

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ASICS partners bluesign; strengthens chemical management

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 14, 2017

ASICS Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of sporting goods, has announced a strategic partnership with Swiss bluesign technologies as the first Japanese brand to accelerate the use of...

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Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co, Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation join Science Based Targets initiative

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 25, 2017

As Climate Week begins in New York, six top apparel companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative. Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co, Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation have...

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Power supply to two printing units disconnected for discharging effluents into open ground in Tirupur

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 22, 2017

The district collector K S Palanisamy has directed to disconnect electricity connections to two textile printing units for discharging effluents into open ground in Tirupur on Thursday....

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H&M Foundation, HKRITA find way to recycle textiles

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 14, 2017

The non-profit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) together have found groundbreaking solution to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and...

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