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New York Textiles Summit to Focus on Material Reuse and Recycling

A group of fashion companies and government groups will discuss textile reuse and recycling at the New York Textiles Summit at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology on Oct. 31.

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Soil Association Report Decries India’s GM Cotton Use

A new report by the U.K.-based Soil Association on what it calls “the astronomical rise and catastrophic fall of GM cotton in India” details and criticizes efforts to expand genetically modified cotton in India.

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PAN UK Report Cites Uneven Progress in Pesticide Use in Cotton Farming

The use of pesticides in cotton farming has shown some improvement over the years, particularly in the utilization of less harmful chemicals, but progress remains slow, according to a new report from the Pesticide Action Network U.K.

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Responsible Wool Standard Being Adopted by Argentine Wool Industry

Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard will be used by two key Argentina organizations–ProLana and the Industry Wool Federation–as a basis for the outreach to and training of regional farmers.

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PV’s First Vision Barometer Shows Growth in Textile Production Outpacing Leather

Première Vision’s first Vision Barometer, created to study the economy of creative materials for fashion, showed an uptick in textile production in 2016 and a slight downturn in leather manufacturing.

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Lenzing Launches First Filament Fiber, Tencel Luxe

The Lenzing Group has introduced its first filament fiber called Tencel Luxe, marking the third fiber the company has launched this year after Refibra and EcoVero.

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There’s a New Recycled Polyester Yarn on the Scene

Synthetic fiber maker Trevira has launched a new brand called Sinfineco, its first range of recycled polyester yarns that meet the Global Recycled Standard and the GCS-NL recycled claim standard.

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