Sustainability: Page 2


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    Workers’ rights and environmental legislation endorsed by European Union

    The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive would require companies to take responsibility for detecting and remedying problems in their supply chains.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 15, 2024
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    Textile recycling company Infinited Fiber closes $43.8M funding round

    The news comes after Renewcell, its competitor in the recycled materials space, filed for bankruptcy due to lack of funding.

    By March 14, 2024
  • Models in colorful clothes walk the runway during the Pharrell Williams Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show finale as part of Paris Fashion Week. Explore the Trendline
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion Dive

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion Dive staff
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    How the SEC climate rule will impact manufacturers’ supply chains

    Even with scope 3 emissions left out of the new rule, contract manufacturers should be prepared to report emissions data as more states adopt disclosure requirements, experts say. 

    By Kate Magill • March 13, 2024
  • A pair of denim jeans that is half Diesel and half Lee.
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    Diesel and Lee collaborate on recycled denim capsule

    The four-piece collection launched globally last week and features jeans made from unsold fabric sourced from both brands’ stock.

    By March 11, 2024
  • Models wear sportswear pieces and walk across a stage as one models stands alone in the center staring at the camera.
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    H&M launches its H2 Exchange circular fashion initiative

    The program, created in partnership with designer Heron Preston, seeks to bring sustainable clothing concepts to a younger, wider audience.

    By Howard Ruben • March 8, 2024
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    The Council of the EU and European Parliament reach deal on forced labor product ban

     The provisional agreement includes clarity on assessing potential violations.

    By March 6, 2024
  • A person with a ponytail holds two thick exercise ropes and wears a cropped workout top and leggings.
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    Gap Inc. will begin using regenerated polyester in Athleta apparel

    Cycora, a material from textile science manufacturer Ambercycle, is expected to show up in the athleticwear brand's clothing beginning in 2026.

    By March 6, 2024
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    J.Crew launches swimwear takeback program

    The recycling initiative, in partnership with SuperCircle, will give consumers shopping credit in exchange for used bathing suits from any brand.

    By Howard Ruben • March 4, 2024
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition rebrands as Cascale

    The move follows the December exit of CEO Amina Razvi and the organization’s step back from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SEC to scrap scope 3 reporting from climate disclosure rule: Reuters

    The omission could create a compliance conundrum for companies that still need to report scope 3 under the EU’s CSRD and California’s climate regulations.

    By Zoya Mirza • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Textile recycler Renewcell to file for bankruptcy

    The Circulose fiber manufacturer was unable to secure financing following several quarters of declining sales.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Intimiti Australia launches compostable polyester fiber

    The new product, called Celys, is made from recycled polyester and is 95% compostable and biodegradable in 179 days.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Lululemon accused of greenwashing in anti-competition complaint

    Advocacy organization Stand.earth is asking the Competition Bureau Canada to investigate the athleticwear company’s conduct over environmental claims.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
  • Rolls of finished filament yarn in the Fiber Spinning Lab at The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University.
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    Under Armour, Celanese develop spandex alternative

    The companies partnered on Neolast, a high-performing alternative to elastane — a fiber that gives apparel stretch.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 26, 2024
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    Textile tech brand Repreve introduces yarn made from plastic bottles

    The fiber, called Recomfort, is designed to to be pill-resistant and feel like traditional cotton, acrylic and rayon.

    By Howard Ruben • Jan. 25, 2024
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    TrusTrace lands $24M growth investment

    The traceability platform will use the money to boost its global expansion strategy.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Biomaterials firm backed by Kering raises 11 million euros

    Mogu Srl has completed Series A funding and plans to launch a demo production plant, expand its team and increase its research and development efforts.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
  • Sedef Uncu Aki poses for a professional headshot.
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    Leather alternative startup names new chief product officer

    Gozen, which recently closed a $3.3 million funding round, named Sedef Uncu Aki to the position.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Renewcell secures $9.8M in short-term funding

    The new capital comes after the textile recycling firm reported underperforming Q3 sales.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Tapestry partners with national firm on six Illinois clean energy projects

    The community solar projects are set to come online and begin delivering clean energy in early 2025.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 19, 2023
  • A promotional images shows several models posing in a gym wearing recycled clothing designed by Andrew Burgess for Puma.
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    Puma expands its textile-to-textile polyester recycling program

    The company said its Re:Fibre technology would be used to create most of its club and federation replica jerseys in 2024.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 11, 2023
  • Models stand outside wearing a Champion collection of crewnecks and joggers.
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    Champion launches sustainable collection with fiber tech firm CiCLO

    The collection of crewnecks and joggers comes as HanesBrands works to position the brand for growth and attract a younger consumer.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    TrusTrace partners with UK apparel retailer on supply chain software

    New Look will use TrusTrace’s tech to help reach some of the company’s sustainability goals, which include reaching net-zero by 2040.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Adore Me launches sustainability accelerator

    The Victoria's Secret-owned lingerie brand is working with four startups on technology to lessen the impact of manufacturing processes.

    By Dani James • Nov. 22, 2023