Lyocell – An Environmentally Sustainable Fiber 

An Environmentally Sustainable Fiber  Lyocell is an amazing eco-friendly fabric that represents a groundbreaking development in environmentally sustainable textiles. It is a natural, man-made fiber made with pulp from sustainable tree farms. Lyocell, also known as Tencel, is a semi-synthetic fabric that is commonly used as a substitute for cotton or silk. This fabric is a form of rayon and…

Transparency in the Textile Industry

Transparency in the apparel and textile industry has been a trending topic of discussion. It is the process of allowing consumers to see what goes into the production process of the clothes and shoes they buy. Transparency is becoming a huge movement due to a various number of reasons. Looking at a poll taken by Sourcing Journal about the importance…

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): What it is and how to get certified

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is ranked best in “Traceability of Clothing with Textile Seals” in a study conducted by Stiftung Warentest, a German product-testing organization. The test compared 5 different seals for clothing, with GOTS performing the best. GOTS is the only seal tested to offer complete transparency and traceability. Also complying with…

Silk and Blended Silk: What are the differences

Silk Silk is a very valuable natural protein fiber in the textile industry. The proteins are natural polymers and biodegradable and have reactive functional groups. Silk fibers are thin, long and soft. They are known for their strength, absorbency, luster, and wrinkle resistance. However, there are some downfalls of natural silk. It is weakened by sunlight, sweat, bleach, body oils,…

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Digital Transformation of the Fashion Industry

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the method by which brand and reputation can be protected in a complex and changing environment. The fashion industry is undergoing changes due to the rise of technology and its impact on consumer behavior is the push for the industry to adapt. Many brands have started various initiatives to improve their speed to the market…

Environmental Impact of the Textile and Clothing Industry in the EU

The Textile and Clothing Industry can be complex. Textiles and clothing is a diverse sector that plays an important role in the European manufacturing industry. This sector has undergone radical change recently to maintain its competitiveness with a move towards sustainability in textiles, with a higher value. The EU textile and clothing industry is the leader in world markets. It…

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Textile and Fashion Certifications you need for a successful sustainable business

Fashion Supply Chain Certifications A certification is a legal or contractual requirement. A standard is a performance benchmark and framework establishing how something should be made. A material or process can be certified against various standards that pertain to different environmental and social conditions. They are intended to ensure that certain conditions have been met in the production process.  …

Apparel & Textile Industry shows slow down on Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability is the focus In 2017 a huge turn was made towards sustainability and the Pulse performance score, powered by Higg Index, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, has been presented again giving great insights. The Pulse of the fashion industry for those who don’t know, measures, and tracks the sustainability of the global fashion industry on important environmental and…

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The future of graphene yarns for wearable textiles

Imagine having your very own Iron Man suit that could sense information and changes from your body and send that data to your smartphone. The idea of wearable smart or e-textiles has become popular due to their vast potential applications in healthcare, fitness, and aerospace. However, the greatest challenge to integrating smart devices into clothing has been the heavyweight, bulkiness,…

Supply Chain Trends and why digitalization is key for the Textile Industry

The fashion industry is changing faster than ever, and this year will be no different. The greatest challenges for companies to tackle are responding and adapting to disruptions quickly, getting the product mix right, and improving supply chain visibility. Technology innovation and full digitalization of supply processes are the key to strategic business management that will help create steady growth.…

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