Textiles and apparel sustainability update, February 2018
Environmental sustainability is a topic of growing importance within the global fibre, textile and apparel industry. Indeed, pressures to focus on environmental sustainability have prompted several companies to develop innovative new products and to adapt their business strategies. This report provides information on the latest product developments and business developments in relation to environmental sustainability with a particular focus on: business news; denim; fabrics; fashion apparel; fibres and yarns; garment finishes; outdoor apparel; synthetic leather; and textile recycling. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations and individuals: Archroma, Aquafil, Bolt Threads, Cone Denim, Denim North America, the Fashion Positive initiative, G-Star Raw, Garmon Chemicals, Gildan, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Katherine Soucie, Lenzing, Made-By, Marimekko, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Modern Meadow, Nanollose, the Oeko-Tex Association, Pontetorto, Reverse Resources, Seaqual 4U, Spinnova, Stella McCartney, Tierra, Trevira, Unifi, Unitin, Vaude, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).