FashionRetailSustainability

Buyer Alert: Dye-free Denim Yarns

Cone Denim continues to grow its EarthSpun recycled polyester yarn program, which is an essential element to the mill’s broad initiative for eco-conscious denim solutions at the fiber and fabric levels. Manufactured by neighboring North Carolina spinner Patrick Yarns, EarthSpun yarns are made from domestically sourced,… Read More

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Raw MaterialsSustainabilityTechnology

Cleantech Company to Offer Fluorocarbon-Free Performance Textiles in Asia

Swedish clean technology company OrganoClick is taking its environmentally friendly performance materials into the Asian market in a new partnership with Taiwanese textile manufacturer Chang-Ho Fibre, the company announced last month. OrganoClick created OrganoTex, a fluorocarbon-free water-repellent textile treatment technology that is readily biodegradable and… Read More

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ComplianceFashionLaborSustainabilityTrade

How to Choose Supply Chain Partners to Improve Sustainability

Manufacturers know there is an environmental cost to each and every piece produced. To create a more sustainable environment, many firms are looking at their supply chains to see what can be improved.

While the price of entering the world of sustainability and level of commitment may be high, companies like Patagonia choose to work with partners to improve labor conditions, restrict the use of dangerous chemicals and increase transparency of social and environmental practices. In even the largest firms, “you cannot audit all the conditions in all of the factories yourself,” said Vincent Stanley, director of philosophy for Patagonia, so supply chain partners are necessary.

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