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REI introduces new sustainability standards

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 16, 2018

REI Co-op, a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle, has debuted product sustainability standards that apply to over 1,000 brands sold at the co-op to elevate sustainability...

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Washing unit polluting borewells, allege farmers in Tamil Nadu

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 12, 2018

Following a complaint from a group of farmers near Perumanallur area that a textile garment washing unit was releasing effluent into unused borewells, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (...

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Applied DNA to introduce 'GeoTyping' for cotton tracking

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 22, 2018

Applied DNA Sciences will introduce 'GeoTyping' Beta program, helping brands and retailers in identifying country-of-origin in cases of cotton substitution. This is an expansion of Applied DNA's...

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Huntsman makes non-fluorinated water repellent for textile

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 17, 2017

Huntsman Textile Effects, a leader in high quality dyes and chemicals for textile industries, has unveiled the new PHOBOTEX RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) that raises the...

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ASICS partners bluesign; strengthens chemical management

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 14, 2017

ASICS Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of sporting goods, has announced a strategic partnership with Swiss bluesign technologies as the first Japanese brand to accelerate the use of...

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Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co, Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation join Science Based Targets initiative

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 25, 2017

As Climate Week begins in New York, six top apparel companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative. Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co, Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation have...

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Power supply to two printing units disconnected for discharging effluents into open ground in Tirupur

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 22, 2017

The district collector K S Palanisamy has directed to disconnect electricity connections to two textile printing units for discharging effluents into open ground in Tirupur on Thursday....

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H&M Foundation, HKRITA find way to recycle textiles

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 14, 2017

The non-profit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) together have found groundbreaking solution to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and...

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Over 680 textile mills closed as on June 2017: Government

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 11, 2017

As many as 682 textile mills were closed as on June end this year and 232 of them were in Tamil Nadu, the government said today.      


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Exposure to chemicals used in jeans dyeing units can affect human health, says government

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 9, 2017

The government on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that the exposure to chemicals used in textile dyeing units can affect human health and the civic authorities would take action against any such...

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