Textiles

Representing various disciplines from design through to manufacture and recycling, the eight recruits include Alan Wheeler who is director of the UK’s Textile Recycling Association and also...
Funded by BIR as well as by several other organisations and companies, the visit enabled BIR's representatives to explain in detail the benefits of importing primary sorted mixed clothing and...
Japan’s flag carrier has partnered with recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning - better known as Jeplan - and Tokyo’s Green Earth Institute to establish a collaborative council to...
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to experience shipping problems and uncertainties,...
As a result, the shirts and uniforms were donated to the victims of Hurricane Matthew who lost everything in the flooding caused by a disaster which swept through parts of the Caribbean and also the...
Involving only non-toxic chemicals, the 'easy-to-operate' process employs low-cost, reusable reagents in a way that retains the strength of the cotton fibres. Fabric blends of cotton and polyethylene...
Dismissing the media reports as ‘inaccurate and unbalanced’, the statement points out that the recycled textiles industry reduces the need for landfill space, lessens the pressure on...
The levy proposed on the 20 million pairs of jeans sold each year in the Netherlands would repair a hole in the recycling market as far as jeans are concerned, it is argued. ‘Only 15% are...
In total, some 90 000 kg of textiles remaining after the ladies had picked up their new uniforms was processed into a raw material. According to the airline, this represents 'a great example' of...
Inditex says it will be focussing on creating premium textile raw materials from its fabric scraps, initially involving about 500 tons of textile waste. ‘The aim is to raise this to around 3...
Contributing to the Materials Recycling World magazine, he points out that a large proportion of the UK’s business is conducted with EU member states, with free trade having helped to support...
And yet despite this significant but unwanted ‘milestone’, he told delegates in the German capital, ‘I still have to answer questions from the public, media and charities themselves...
Watson wore a black and white five piece look created from three different types of eco-yarns; the futuristic costume also incorporated organic silk and zippers made from recycled content. All post-...
The team of Australian scientists discovered a non-toxic, biodegradable chemical process that allows keratin to be distilled, which might benefit cosmetics or even pharmaceutical applications....
There has been no Nordic production of viscose, the main textile fibre from timber, since the last manufacturer stopped nearly a decade ago, while the 2011 spike in cotton prices contributed to...
As in every winter period, collection volumes of originals are at their lowest level and so sorting plants have insufficient material to run at full capacity. However, demand for originals is...
Attended by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the awards ceremony on February 10 marked the culmination of the first annual innovation challenge for circular fashion initiated by the non-profit H...
ATRS purchased the collection site, which operates 144 bins in the region, from Retail Management Specialists of Eastern Missouri LLC so as to enable 'easy and convenient' recycling solutions for a...
Shipping freight rates are close to historical lows in some instances. But heading into the final quarter of 2015, sellers in the leading exporting regions of the world have witnessed no spurt in...
Iwamoto took the first ride in his bio-car on the auspicious date of October 21 2015 - when Doc and Marty start their time travel adventure in the film series. He won't disclose the purchase price...
Aalto University and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland took top honours in the technology improvement and R&D category of this year's awards for their Ioncell-F process for turning...
The initiative is part of Solvay’s Move4earth project, which is backed by the European Commission’s LIFE+ programme. The venture will focus on designing, implementing and validating an...
Roughly half of the post-consumer textiles on the UK market are collected for reuse and recycling, according to Alan Wheeler, director of the country's Textile Recycling Association. A notable trend...
According to the retailer, its Conscious Foundation aims to 'catalyse green fashion' to make a positive contribution in the resource efficiency debate. The winner of the innovation accelerator will...
Modern footwear can contain as many as 65 components and require up to 360 manufacturing steps. 'This is not only a waste of resources, but also a recycling issue our society should be aware of,'...
A significant hurdle to recycling waste clothing and other textiles into their original fibres is that most of this material is composed of blended fibres - the most common being polyester/cotton...
'Any consumer who brings an item of clothing to recycle will receive a voucher for 20% off a single, regular-priced Levi's item in-store,' the brand states. Its collection partner will ensure that...
A series of market reports from Europe, Asia and the USA ensured that trading conditions were amply reflected during the latest BIR textiles division meeting. At the same time, delegates - and...
Large fibre consumers in China have been looking to rebuild their inventories, partly in preparation for the start of packaging production for the Christmas season. But another leading buyer of...
Although this 'unjustifiable negative publicity' amounted to nothing but 'a red herring', Wheeler emphasised the importance of challenging it. The East African Community (EAC) intergovernmental...
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