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  • US-based manufacturer of clothing tags Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling has said that fashion brands should include details about the causes they support on clothing tags and labels. This can remind consumers of the brand’s messages during the shopping process and each time they wear the item, increasing the likelihood of them returning for future purchases.Many companies only focus on advertising their brand’s vision via traditional methods such as on their website, on signage around physical st
  • WAALWIJK – Dutch process chemicals and coatings firm Stahl has been awarded ZDHC Level 3 for a range of performance coatings from its synthetic and coatings portfolio.The award, given by chemical management testing company Chem-MAP, is the highest level of ZDHC compliance, requiring MRSL conformance for formulations and raw materials, and a chemical management audit.Mel Micham, global market director, performance coatings, at Stahl, said: “Achieving Level 3 compliance for many of our key perform
  • AMSTERDAM - The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) has clarified what it expects of participating garments and textile companies in terms of responsible business conduct.It includes guidance on helping companies to take steps to bridge the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage for the supply chain workers who make their products.The Dutch Agreement brings together companies, trade associations, unions, NGOs and the government with the aim of promoting responsibl
  • Vaccine Economy is what everyone is talking about lately in the US retail sector. As vaccinated shoppers start rushing to stores and malls, Macy’s seems to be one of the biggest gainers.The American fashion retailer, in its recently released first quarter report, distinctly stated that it has added 4.6 million new customers across all channels during the quarter.Now, that’s 23 per cent jump from what it was in 2019.Notably, out of the 4.6 million new customers, 3 million were brand new to Macy’s
  • Leading apparel retail C&A will open high-tech factory in Germany.The company has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art apparel manufacturing facility in the German city of Mönchengladbach.This unit with advance infrastructure will focus on sustainable production.C&A’s ‘Factory for Innovation in Textiles’ (FIT), due to open this Autumn, will initially focus on manufacturing jeans using the latest digital technologies in a carbon-neutral plant.As per a report ofEcotextile, C&A is
  • Karl Lagerfeld, the French fashion house, has launched its first sustainable accessories partnership with supermodel, actress, and activist Amber Valletta for spring 2021, as well as an announcement that the collaboration will be expanded for spring/summer 2022.The environmentally conscious collection is available for sale online from April 8, which includes a limited-edition K/Kushion bag made from vegan cactus leather.About the partnership, Amber Valletta says that to see it all come to life i
  • Cacto, a Mexican-American accessories brand that claims to be the first carbon-negative apparel company in the Americas, believes that carbon neutrality is no longer enough.Cacto makes organic accessories out of cactus leather and has teamed up with On A Mission, a Swiss nonprofit organization that has tracked and reduced 150% of the company's CO2 emissions through sustainable reforestation around the world.According to Cacto, the assessment and offsetting phase will take place every six mon
  • Bergamo-based Italian multinational RadiciGroup collaborated with the high-end hosiery brand Oroblù owned by CSP International to manufacture the first Oroblù-branded tights made in Italy from recycled PET bottles.Both firms, who are known for their creativity and sustainability and are icons of Italian success, wanted to merge their expertise to produce a high-performance, trendy, and environmentally sustainable product.Repetable, a modern RadiciGroup polyester yarn derived from post-consumer r
  • The Cato Corporation, a US-based retailer of women's fashions and accessories, reported 114 per cent sales growth to $211.2 million in its first quarter (Q1) FY21 ended on May 1, 2021, compared to the sales of $98.8 million in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal. The company’s net income for Q1 was $20.7 million (Q1 FY20: loss $28.4 million).“We remain cautiously optimistic about the remainder of the year as we see customer traffic improve, states continue to lift capacity limits as
  • TORONTO - Sustainable fashion and biotechnology startup Alt Tex - which seeks to turn food waste into a plastic-free alternative to polyester - has raised CAN$1.5 million (US$1.24m) in a pre-seed funding round.The company aims to use a novel chemical processing to ferment a polyester-like biofibre from post-industrial food waste to create woven and non-woven textiles for apparel.The funding round was co-led by Garage Capital and Amplify Capital, with participation from Globalive Capital, Panache
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