Hohenstein develops new method to detect genetic modifications in organic cotton

August 16th, 2021

Hohenstein has developed a new quantification method specifically for genetically modified cotton. One of the first labs with this ability, Hohenstein uses DNA analysis to identify known genetic modifications and calculate their percentage in organic cotton. Stakeholders will use the data to distinguish between minor contaminations and mixtures, control quality and verify claims. For qualitative […]

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Moss Inc. partners with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE to offer sustainable graphics solution

August 6th, 2021

Custom exhibit display provider Moss Inc. of Franklin Park, Ill., is partnering with the SEAQAUL INITIATIVE to add an innovative ocean plastic-based fabric solution to its sustainable product portfolio. The SEAQUAL INITIATIVE works with ocean clean-up programs worldwide to transform recovered marine litter into upcycled marine plastic. The partnership has launched SustainaTex Ocean, a fabric […]

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REPREVE receives first Higg MSI scores

July 26th, 2021

Long regarded as a global leader in recycled fiber, REPREVE, made by Unifi Inc., has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores. The Higg MSI (version 3.2) is the most comprehensive tool for sustainability analysts, designers and product developers who want to make more informed materials choices. The Higg MSI study confirms that […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Polartec to host sustainable fabric panel discussion

March 17th, 2021

Polartec will host the online panel discussion “The Science of Sustainable Fabric” on March 23, 2021. The conversation will cover circularity, recycled plastics, biodegradability and the testing and measurement of sustainability. The event will begin with a brief introductory presentation from Polartec president Steve Layton, updating attendees on Polartec efforts, and introducing the event’s participants, […]

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Archroma and CleanKore partner to promote sustainable indigo dyeing

February 3rd, 2021

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with technology innovator CleanKore, aiming to advance sustainable dyeing processes throughout the denim supply chain. The agreement will allow Archroma and CleanKore to promote the benefits of each other’s technologies. This includes Archroma’s robust catalog of dyes and specialty chemicals […]

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CDP honors Lenzing for environmental transparency

December 10th, 2020

The Lenzing Group has been recognized by the global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change and acting to protect forests. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. This year, more than 5,800 companies were scored […]

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Is hemp fiber the new sustainable knit for footwear?

November 5th, 2020

Zoe Newman, a graduate student from North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, shared her research on the impact of introducing hemp fiber into more sustainable knit footwear during IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. Newman explained that sustainable materials are lacking in the textile industry, especially for footwear, and integrating natural fibers into the market […]

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