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  • GEELONG – Australian retail chain Cotton On has pledged to strengthen its commitment to sustainability by setting goals for carbon neutrality, sourcing more sustainable raw materials and reducing its use of water and virgin plastic.In its first 'The Good Report', the company details the steps it is taking to reduce its environmental impact which include a pledge to be carbon neutral and use 100 per cent renewable energy in its own operations by the end of the decade.The Cotton On Group i
  • Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) urged the government to set value-added tax (VAT) on all kinds of yarn at Tk3 per kilogram in the next national budget for the fiscal year 2022-23.In the current budget, a miller has to pay Tk6 as VAT for a kilogram yarn made of manmade fiber and other fiber, where there is a higher presence of artificial fiber.Figure: BTMA urged the government to set VAT on all kinds of yarn at Tk3 per kg.Meanwhile, the platform also wanted an extension of 15% income
  • UK’s Paravir has developed a novel, IP-protected, composite material using readily available dry powders impregnated into off-the-shelf, nonwoven material of the type used in face masks, surgical clothing, and equipment. Recent testing at UK laboratories has confirmed the destruction of 99.99 per cent of the microbial population in under 20 minutes.This represents a world class solution to a global problem with low manufacturing cost. Paravir offers the opportunity to license or acquire novel te
  • Plant-Based epoxy can enable recyclable carbon fibre, improving economics for mass market electric vehicles, according to the US researchers who say that ten times stronger than steel, nearly half the weight of aluminum, far stiffer than fiberglass—carbon fibre carries a package of advantages, making it a preferred material for use in luxury sedans."Carbon fibre is expensive. It is also energy intensive to make, so it is not exactly greenhouse gas (GHG) friendly. Making carbon fibre readily
  • Notwithstanding the industry support to the sanctions in place against Russia, European organisation EURATEX has highlighted that companies are at risk of stopping their production if energy and gas prices continue to rise. The energy crisis that started at the end of last year has been worsening in the last week. Prices of energy, gas and oil have been skyrocketing.Benchmark European gas prices at the Dutch TTF hub rose by 330 per cent last year, while benchmark German and French power contract
  • Standard Fiber, the leading supplier to the home textile market and manufacturer of basic bedding products headquartered in the US, has launched a carbon reduction programme where it will invest in carbon offsets for all cargo containers of textiles it exports from Asia to customers in the US and 20 other countries around the world beginning in March 2022.The company’s carbon offsets will fund accredited carbon reduction programs such as protecting rainforest ecosystems from deforestation in Bra
  • The prices of acrylic yarn increased further in the Indian markets today due to increase in crude oil prices. Acrylic yarn prices gained further by ₹5 per kg, taking the total increase to ₹10 per kg in last one week. The price of acrylic fibre too scaled up by ₹5-6 per kg, but polyester-cotton yarn prices remained stable due to low price of cotton.The prices of crude oil based PSF remained stable despite increase in its raw material price. It is because the downstream industry is adopting a very
  • Standard Fiber, one of the world's largest suppliers to thehome textilemarket and a manufacturer of basic bedding products, is launching a carbon reduction program where it will invest in carbon offsets for all cargo containers of textiles it exports from Asia to customers in the United States and 20 other countries around the world in March 2022, as part of its commitment to sustainability and minimizing environmental impact.Standard Fiber claims that its carbon offsets would go toward accr
  • Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) urged the government to set value-added tax (VAT) on all kinds of yarn at Tk3 per kilogram in the next national budget for the fiscal year 2022-23.In the current budget, a miller has to pay Tk6 as VAT for a kilogram yarn made of manmade fiber and other fiber, where there is a higher presence of artificial fiber.Figure: BTMA urged the government to set VAT on all kinds of yarn at Tk3 per kg.Meanwhile, the platform also wanted an extension of 15% income
  • Leather, which is used for its permanence and versatility, has long been associated with grandeur brands. The production process of the glamourous leather product is involving with huge amounts of energy and exposes workers to a sea of toxic chemicals.We can turn to sustainable vegan-based alternatives that imitate leather’s appearance, strength and touch also.Here are some recent vegan-based alternatives that shows tremendous prospect.Pinatex from pineapple leavesFigure 1: Shoe brand Camper and
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