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Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe Beth Wright | 15 Aug 18

Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.


DuPont's Sorona joins Bluesign standard Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 18

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has joined the Bluesign standard for environmentally-friendly textile products for its bio-based, high-performance polymer Sorona.


Investment to meet growing demand for biomaterials Michelle Russell | 9 Mar 18

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a joint venture between chemical giant DuPont and ingredients maker Tate & Lyle to replace petrochemicals in the making of apparel and textile fibres, is expanding its Tennessee manufacturing facility to increase production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol.


DuPont partners with FTC on heated clothing tech Beth Wright | 26 Jan 18

DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) has developed a powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating in partnership with  Taiwan's Formosa Taffeta Company (FTC).


Dupont and Unifi partner on apparel insulation Beth Wright | 12 Oct 17

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has partnered with US yarn maker Unifi to develop a high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, designed to offer leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products.


DuPont unveils new stretchable electronic inks for smart clothing Beth Wright | 31 Jul 17

DuPont Advanced Materials has revealed its newest generation of stretchable electronic inks and films for smart clothing.


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations Beth Wright | 18 May 17

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  


DuPont develops new Artistri dye sublimation ink Beth Wright | 15 Sep 16

DuPont Advanced Printing is set to launch a new Artistri dye sublimation ink it says will deliver superior product consistency and colour while improving productivity.


Sorona fibre marks five years of Oeko-Tex certification Beth Wright | 28 Jul 16

DuPont's renewably sourced Sorona fibre, which is made from ingredients such as corn, has received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for the fifth year in a row.


DuPont unveils new Artistri textile printing inks Beth Wright | 24 May 16

DuPont is set to launch new and improved DuPont Artistri inks through its Advanced Printing business that will deliver brighter colours, shorter production cycles and higher production throughput for direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing.


DuPont grows apparel testing capacity with new facilities Katie Smith | 29 Jan 16

DuPont Protection Solutions is increasing its capacity to test and analyse the performance of protective apparel exposed to sudden fire, with the addition of two new facilities in Brazil and Singapore.


Sustainable fibres, finishes, printing and processes at ITMA Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 15

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainability edge, from using fewer resources to reducing waste and speeding up processes. Here, we take a look at a few of the innovations launched.


Reebok CrossFit collection gets tough with Kevlar Leonie Barrie | 13 May 15

Sportswear firm Reebok International is to use DuPont’s Kevlar fibre – more commonly found in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour - in a new high performance workout line.


Textile science firm DuPont to consolidate HQ Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 15

Science-based products giant DuPont is consolidating its corporate headquarters following a review of separation of assets and real estate, which saw the spin off of its performance chemicals business.


DuPont develops stretchable electronic ink materials Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 14

DuPont Microcircuit Materials has developed a line of stretchable electronic ink materials for use in smart clothing applications and other wearable electronics.


DuPont unveils new Teflon clothing range Richard Woodard | 11 Nov 14

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions has joined forces with Old Toledo Brands to launch a new line of Teflon-branded apparel.


Sourcing shifts: China starts to shed lower end sourcing Wang Fangqing | 4 Jun 14

As labour costs in China continue to rise, the country's apparel and textile industry is seeing some orders transferred to other outsourcing locations as foreign buyers seek lower-cost manufacturers.


US: New artificial leather uses biobased technology Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 14

Flokser Group division Poliser is using DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products’ Susterra 1,3-propanediol (PDO) as a biobased building block for its new artificial leather fabric.


PORTUGAL: Enzyme-based bleaching yields eco-friendly results Leonie Barrie | 25 Oct 13

Results of a six-year trial of enzyme-based bleaching technology at one of Europe's largest textile mills are said to show significant savings in energy and water use, along with increased productivity, compared with conventional cotton bleaching techniques.


US: DuPont to expand coloured Kevlar capacity Richard Woodard | 26 Jun 13

DuPont Protection Technologies is to increase its production capacity for coloured Kevlar yarn at its plant in Richmond, Virginia.


CHINA: Consumers “embracing green products” Richard Woodard | 6 Dec 12

Consumers in China have a growing understanding of “green” products and have more confidence in them than their North American counterparts, according to a new survey.


US: DuPont reveals job losses as Q3 profit falls Katie Smith | 24 Oct 12

Science-based products giant DuPont has revealed it will axe some 1,500 jobs in the next year and a half amid falling third-quarter net profits.


US: Kolon rejects DuPont trade secrets charges Richard Woodard | 19 Oct 12

Korean fibre business Kolon Industries has hit back against charges brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over the alleged stealing of trade secrets from DuPont.


HONG KONG: Pacific Textiles trials biobased enzymes Leonie Barrie | 4 Oct 12

The use of bio-based enzymes as an alternative to traditional chemicals in the bulk production of cotton textiles can offer "significant sustainability benefits" according to trials carried out at Pacific Textiles Limited.


US: DuPont Sorona fibre extends apparel fabric options Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 12

DuPont Biomaterials has taken the development of its Sorona fibres - which are made from a polymer derived from renewable plant sources such as corn instead of traditional petrochemical ingredients - to the next level with variants designed for trousers and jeans, seamless apparel and swimwear.


US: Court puts 20-year ban on Kevlar's Korean rival Leonie Barrie | 11 Sep 12

A US court has imposed a 20-year ban on Korean company Kolon to stop it from making and selling its Heracron aramid fibre, in a ruling that marks the end of a three-year battle in which DuPont accused the company of stealing trade secrets relating to its own Kevlar high strength fibres used in products like body armour.


HONG KONG: Trials show benefits of biobased textile enzymes Leonie Barrie | 24 May 12

The use of biobased enzymes as an alternative to traditional chemicals in the production of cotton knits can eliminate the need for caustic chemicals, as well as cut water and energy use and overall processing time, trials have shown.


just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 14 Nov 11

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a detailed look at the footwear sectors in China and Mexico, Asos' focus on service and research into the Australian clothing retail sector.


just-style management briefing: Yarns and fibres see domestic sourcing shift MJ Deschamps | 1 Nov 11

The purchase of yarns, fibres and other materials from developing countries for rich country-controlled garment manufacturing has long been a cost-effective business practice. But many factors - including high shipping costs and delays in supplies - have caused companies in recent years to look for a supply chain that is closer to home.


Global news roundup Petah Marian | 20 Oct 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

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