fashion & textiles

22 Sep 2023
--- As Barbie, one of the highest grossing movies of all time, continues to receive praise and criticism, Ecoveritas is drawing attention to the mounting consumer waste its merchandise collaborations have created during the... Read More
13 Sep 2023
--- Tipa and Charter Next Generation (CNG), a US specialty film manufacturer, have partnered to drive US production and adoption of compostable packaging by introducing two films. To expand Tipa’s US presence, CNG will... Read More
07 Sep 2023
--- The UN’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) has published a zero draft text of the international legally binding treaty on plastic pollution ahead of the third negotiation session, which will take place from... Read More
28 Aug 2023
--- This year’s Pack Expo trade show in Las Vegas, US, is gearing up to launch the “largest show since its inception” next month (September 11-13) with over 2,000 global exhibitors set to showcase the... Read More
03 Aug 2023
--- The fashion industry’s wasteful practices are increasingly gaining attention from brands, consumers and packaging manufacturers. Consumers are becoming more aware of the wasteful practices of fast fashion, brands are... Read More
17 Jul 2023
--- Research published by Systemiq presents a roadmap for achieving high-circularity and low-emissions systems for PET packaging and polyester textiles in Europe. The study titled “Circular PET and Polyester: A circular... Read More
12 Jul 2023
--- US consumers are failing to correctly dispose of compostable packaging due to ineffective on-pack labels, even when they have home access to curbside organic collections. Closed Loop Partners is urging policymakers to... Read More
07 Jul 2023
--- The Waste Framework Directive (WFD) revision is a missed opportunity, says Zero Waste Europe (ZWE). While the environmental NGO welcomes the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to introduce EU-wide food waste reduction... Read More
22 Jun 2023
--- At the Bonn Climate Change Conference in Germany, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took a step forward in addressing polluter interference in climate talks, which public-interest civil... Read More
14 Jun 2023
--- Australian environment ministers met in Sydney last Friday to discuss new waste management and packaging restrictions to begin transitioning to a circular economy. For the first time, the country will develop mandatory... Read More
13 Jun 2023
--- European technology provider Erema has unveiled its Intarema FibrePro:IV machine for PET fiber-to-fiber recycling. Aimed at the textile industry, the machine’s material preparation and spinning oil-removing... Read More
06 Jun 2023
--- A “first-of-its-kind” study has found that synthetic textiles, including “compostable” plastics like polylactic acid (PLA), do not degrade after more than a year in the ocean. But the bioplastics... Read More
29 May 2023
--- Avery Dennison has selected BeFC, Moree, Peafowl Plasmonics, Puro Renewables and Stemly as the five winners of its second AD Stretch Accelerator Program cohort.“Avery Dennison aims to foster a start-up mentality of... Read More
25 May 2023
--- Fashion Index has updated its Eco-Friendly Packaging Sourcing Platform allowing fashion companies to find complimentary packaging retailers to support their ecological goals.“Fashion Index was created to unite new and... Read More
19 May 2023
--- The hidden costs of international logistics go beyond the environmental impact, which is a reason in itself to reduce transportation. The European Union Environment Agency states that, between 2000 and 2019, the demand for... Read More
11 May 2023
--- With “Meaningful connections” named as one of Innova Market Insights’ top packaging trends for 2023, PackagingInsights speaks to Alice Chang, CEO and founder at Perfect Corp., about how technology can... Read More
28 Apr 2023
--- Cupshe, a global fashion and beachwear e-tailer, has launched The Recycled Swim Collection, made with a minimum of 20% recycled materials. The release signifies an attempt to help circularize fashion industry production,... Read More
20 Apr 2023
--- The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has opened its global environmental disclosure platform for 2023, allowing companies across sectors to disclose their plastic-related impacts for the first time. The platform allows brands... Read More
17 Apr 2023
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is calling on EU policymakers to make material recovery and biological treatment (MRBT) of mixed waste mandatory. The organization has found the method is cost-competitive with controversial,... Read More
13 Apr 2023
--- Stella Lee, artist and material designer, has taken to social media to showcase her whimsical shoe designs where instead of using typical leather and rubber materials, she employs leftover packaging from fashion merchandise.... Read More