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Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist
SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlistArticle

Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

1 Apr 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contestArticle

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic OceanArticle

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners listArticle

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

Big win for SA's Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion Awards
Big win for SA's Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion AwardsArticle

South African textile and fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo has scooped the title of Independent Designer of the Year at the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards.

12 Oct 2020

Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030
Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030Article

Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

2 Sep 2020

Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton Initiative
Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton InitiativeArticle

Diesel is the latest fashion company to join the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world...

6 Aug 2020

K-Way's Re:Down winterwear makes use of recycled filling
K-Way's Re:Down winterwear makes use of recycled fillingArticle

K-Way has worked with international company Re:Down to create a small range of winter apparel that uses recycled down filling and energy-efficient production methods...

14 Jul 2020

Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollution
Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollutionArticle

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have marked the fifth anniversary of their partnership, focused on addressing the global plastic crisis and its contribution to marine pollution...

2 Jul 2020

Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textiles
Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textilesArticle

Puma's exploration of sustainable alternatives for producing and dyeing textiles continues in its latest biodesign project Design to Fade...

22 Jun 2020

Woolies winter wear incorporates textiles made from recycled PET bottles
Woolies winter wear incorporates textiles made from recycled PET bottlesArticle

Woolworths has diverted over a million 500ml PET bottles from waste streams and recycled them into polyester materials to be used in some of the retailer's 2020 winter fashion ranges...

3 Jun 2020

Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies
Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologiesArticle

Sportswear brand Puma has teamed up with the BA Fashion course at London-based design school Central Saint Martins to explore more sustainable technologies in textile manufacturing...

19 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'
Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'Article

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry
5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industryArticle

One of the greatest challenges faced by the textiles and fashion industry is to make itself more sustainable, not just in terms of economic and labour force issues but in the face of ecological necessity...

Chetna Prajapati 27 Feb 2020

Puma x First Mile sustainable collection goes beyond recycling
Puma x First Mile sustainable collection goes beyond recyclingArticle

Global sports brand Puma and First Mile have co-created a sportswear collection made from recycled plastic, rooted in social impact and human connection...

21 Feb 2020

Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the way
Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the wayArticle

Jane Fonda hit the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony in a beaded red dress by Elie Saab - a gown she had previously worn at Cannes....

Mark Liu 14 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton rankingArticle

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

New Diesel x Coca-Cola collection uses recycled materials
New Diesel x Coca-Cola collection uses recycled materialsArticle

Diesel has collaborated with Coca-Cola to introduce a capsule collection incorporating recycled materials...

22 Oct 2019

Equator's sustainable approach to fashion supply in SA
Equator's sustainable approach to fashion supply in SAArticle

From vegan leather to green building, KZN-based design house and manufacturer Equator is on a journey to drive social and ecological sustainability behind the scenes of SA's fashion supply industry...

14 Oct 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?Article

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact
#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pactArticle

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant waste
G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant wasteArticle

G-Star's new Dyed by Nature collection features garments dyed with upcycled saw palmetto leaf leftovers and upcycled beetroot waste...

9 Jul 2019

Chanel halts use of fur and exotic animal skins
Chanel halts use of fur and exotic animal skinsArticle

French luxury fashion brand Chanel has initiated a ban on the use of exotic animal skins in all future designs...

5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retailArticle

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities
H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilitiesArticle

As part of H&M's mission to become "truly circular" by 2030, its charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has opened two hydrothermal textile recycling plants in Hong Kong...

19 Sep 2018

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion
Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashionArticle

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

Jackie May 14 Dec 2017

#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection
#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collectionArticle

Woolworths placed the spotlight on sustainable fashion at this year's SA Fashion Week with the launch of a sustainable capsule collection...

25 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashionArticle

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2017

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans release eco-friendly swimwear collaboration
Adidas and Parley for the Oceans release eco-friendly swimwear collaborationArticle

Following the release of a stylish sneaker made using plastic salvaged from the ocean, Adidas has once again teamed up with environmental initiative, Parley for the Oceans...

Lindsay Samson 7 Feb 2017

Organic consumers drive the new world marketplace
Organic consumers drive the new world marketplaceArticle

The boom of the natural and organic industry worldwide signals a huge shift in marketing and manufacturing. Big brands - products and stores traditionally don't really embrace change; most prefer to tweak existing models with a percentage move to the left or right. They prefer to implement a new PR spin or design an “improved” package. Those days are over!

David Wolstenholme 5 Sep 2008

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