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  • Validating its vision to extend the utility of apparel beyond clothing,US’ Integrated Tactical Technologies(iT2) has announced that theDefense Innovation Unit(DIU) of the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the company a multi-phase contract worth up to $19.4 million to develop a wearable two-way communication solution to enable the ‘Wireless Soldier.’The ‘Wireless Soldier’ prototype Other Transaction (OT) authority contract funds a unique communication system that enables users to communicate d
  • Turning the domesticgarment industry sustainableis essential to fully exploit opportunities arising from free trade agreements and integrate deeply into the global value chain, according to theVietnam Garment and Apparel Association (VITAS),which recently said the government’s commitment at the COP26 to achieve net-zero emission by 2050 would push the industry to go green.The association’s president Vu Duc Giang said that most fashion brands in the United States, Japan and the European Union (EU
  • The international textile chemicals market is expected a boom given the rise of technical textiles, apparel fashion and home textiles products consumption after the pandemic normality. According toReports and Datareport, the global textile chemicals market size is expected to reach $38.66 billion by 2030 and registering a revenue CAGR of 4.3 percent by 2030.Figure: Global textile chemicals market size is expected to reach $38.66 billion by 2030.The report highlighted that primarily the textile c
  • In support of the circular economy in the Nordic countries, the two textile pioneers are initiating a large-scale collaboration. Elis, a Swedish textile service firm, andRester, a Finnish recycling pioneer, are collaborating to giveworkweara new lease of life at the end of its life cycle through mechanical processing, which turns it into new raw material.The Swedish textile service company, Elis, has partnered with Rester, a Finnishtextile recyclingcompany, to recycle worn workwear supplied by E
  • German sportswear giant Puma is to pilot a new circular production process using old football jerseys to create new ones.The Herzogenaurach-based company said its goal is to reduce waste and move towards a more circular production model.Called RE:JERSEY, the yarn of existing items can be used to create new jerseys, despite old logos, embroideries and badges which once hindered the process.Puma said its garments are chemically broken down into their main components (depolymerization) and colours
  • American fashion retailer,Wrangler® has expanded its Rooted Collection™, a collection of jeans and shirts that are grown, cut, and sewn in the United States. The business has developed men's and women's jeans made entirely of sustainable cotton grown in the United States, as well as state-specific jeans for Alabama, California, North Carolina, and Texas for Spring '22. The objective of the collection is three-fold: to celebrate local farmers, encouragesustainable farmingtechniques, a
  • British online fashion retailer,Boohoo Group, has announced a partnership withCottonConnect, an organization that works with farmers in Pakistan to grow cotton using more sustainable production methods.The partnership saw 2,500 farmers trained on how to grow cotton more sustainably at specially created demonstration plots, allowing Boohoo to trace it back to the hamlet where it was grown.The REEL (Responsible Environment Enhanced Livelihoods) cotton produced by Boohoo Group will result in a high
  • China’s southern port city of Shenzhen has been under lockdown for over a week as is the province of Jilin in the north. Shanghai has also placed new measures on its citizens. With a fresh seven-day lockdown announced in Shenzhen on March 13, there are fears of global supply chains getting affected with restrictions on port activities and entry of truckers.Shenzhen is the second-most important port in China after Shanghai, and processes about 10 per cent of the containers shipped from China ever
  • It all comes down to water use.Whether it’s in our own personal lives or the fashion brands we patron, lowering our water use is a significant part of how we reduce our environmental impact. And it matters in the raw materials these brands and retailers decide to source.Figure: U.S. cotton growers are continuously improving their sustainability practices by employing new technologies to their lower water use.Contrary to popular belief, cotton is not a water-intensive crop. According to Transform
  • Avgol Industries, a global leader in high-performance nonwoven fabric solutions, will use IDEA22 to underline its commitment to helping customers meet their long-term sustainability objectives. The company will highlight its work in biodegradation technology for polyolefin nonwoven fabrics at the Miami Beach event, from March 28-31, 2022, in booth 1404.Together with its sister companies from Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) – who will be presenting biodegradation capable polyolefin and polyester
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