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Crystal Vietnam knits factory gains green building certification

18 December 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been granted EDGE green building certification for its newly designed Vietnam knits factory, Regent Garment Factory Limited.... read more


Crystal International latest to join Jeans Redesign

8 December 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has joined the Jeans Redesign project for denim circularity and will be using its guidelines to make jeans that meet minimum requirements for durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability.... read more


Crystal Denim launches 4Zero digital showroom

18 November 2020 | Leonie Barrie

The denim division of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has launched a digital showroom to share the sustainability efforts that have gone into the production of its 4Zero jeans. ... read more


Crystal eyes ambitious sustainability targets for denim in 2022

11 September 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Hong Kong garment manufacturer Crystal International is eyeing greater reductions in freshwater consumption and carbon footprint in its denim arm for 2022, despite falling short of some targets for 2019.... read more


DuPont, Sateri partner on sustainable fabric project

10 September 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

DuPont Sorona and Sateri's EcoCosy have collaborated on a new fabric to achieve a sustainably sourced, soft material that is highly stretchable yet shape-retaining.... read more


Crystal International scales up virtual sampling

14 August 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been scaling up its use of 3D virtual sampling, and expects to use the technology in 80% of the products that it develops by next year.... read more


Crystal focuses green future on circular economy and Industry 4.0

31 July 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group continues to make progress towards its sustainability targets, with highlights last year including reducing more than 3% of fresh water intensity compared with the year prior. But reducing carbon emissions is proving to be more of a challenge.... read more


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

27 July 2020 | just-style

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ... read more


Crystal collaborates on fully traceable upcycled denim

22 May 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has collaborated on a fully traceable upcycled denim collection with The R Collective.... read more


Industry heavyweights partner on traceable, upcycled denim range

12 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) has partnered on a traceable, nine-piece upcycled denim collection aimed at reducing apparel's climate impact.... read more


Crystal International to drive global scale for Better Work

11 March 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based Crystal International Group has become the first global manufacturer to team up with the Better Work initiative as the programme scales up across the garment industry.... read more


Crystal develops denim from cutting room scraps

9 December 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International Group is stepping up its efforts to recycle textile waste with the imminent launch of denim fabric made from cutting room scraps.... read more


DuPont and Lenzing collaborate on natural fabrics

21 October 2019 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Biomaterials and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing have collaborated to launch a fabric collection made predominantly of fibres derived from natural materials.... read more


Stella McCartney reveals sustainable bio-based faux fur

2 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Stella McCartney has become the first fashion designer to launch a new sustainable bio-based faux fur, made using plant-based ingredients.... read more


Cone Denim and Crystal collaborate on eco-friendly denim

30 August 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Two leading denim specialists – US based Cone Denim and Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International – have teamed up on a new range of sustainable denim fabrics.... read more


Crystal makes progress on latest sustainability targets

26 July 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International is already making progress on its latest set of sustainability targets, with highlights including a 6% reduction in carbon footprint per garment. But it admits reducing the fresh water consumption per garment is proving more of a challenge.... read more


New Susterra site for footwear and apparel designers

21 June 2019 | Beth Wright

DuPont Tate & Lyle is launching a new website in a bid to make it easier for outdoor footwear and apparel designers to find sustainable bio-based material options that also enable improved performance.... read more


DuPont and Unifi partner on sustainable insulation

14 June 2019 | Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has partnered with DuPont Biomaterials and outdoor specialist Youngone on a new collection of insulation products that offer sustainable options for cold-weather garments.... read more


Crystal International leads energy saving drive

16 April 2019 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has led 11 subsidiary factories in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in switching off unnecessary lights, encouraging the use of energy-efficient lighting and promoting energy saving.... read more


G Star, Selfridges join Global Fashion Agenda’s new sustainability circle

28 February 2019 | Beth Wright

G-Star Raw, Crystal International and Everlane are among five companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's new Associate Partners circle, supporting the organisation's mission to make the fashion industry sustainable.... read more


New blended down insulation fabric in single sheet

4 February 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Two innovative material brands have collaborated on the development of what they say is a new category of blended down insulated fabric.... read more


HeiQ, DuPont team on eco-friendly water-repellent leather treatment

8 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ has collaborated with DuPont Consumer Solutions to roll out an eco-friendly water repellent product for treating leather. ... read more


Crystal International works to empower female employees

6 November 2018 | Michelle Russell

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International says it is confident its work on female empowerment will benefit 40,000 of its employees across its global manufacturing base by 2022.... read more


DuPont Artistri textile digital inks get Eco Passport certification

25 October 2018 | Beth Wright

DuPont Advanced Printing has been awarded the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification for its DuPont Artistri textiles digital inks.... read more


Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe

15 August 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


DuPont's Sorona joins Bluesign standard

24 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

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


Crystal International app boosts worker engagement

27 April 2018 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has boosted communication with more than 5,000 workers at its Yida denim jeans factory in China thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app.... read more


Investment to meet growing demand for biomaterials

9 March 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


DuPont partners with FTC on heated clothing tech

26 January 2018 | Beth Wright

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


Crystal Group boosts worker and environmental performance

4 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

Newly-listed Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group is to expand its worker empowerment programme to facilities in Bangladesh and Cambodia – and says it expects all of its wholly-owned factories will have adopted the Higg Index Facility Environmental Module (FEM) 3.0 to measure environmental performance in 2018.... read more


Crystal IPO nets Fast Retailing, L Brands investment

3 November 2017 | Leonie Barrie

Shares of garment manufacturer Crystal International Group made their debut in Hong Kong today (3 November) – with key customers Fast Retailing and L Brands the cornerstone investors.... read more


Crystal Group eyes US$574m IPO to fund expansion

26 October 2017 | Leonie Barrie

The world’s largest garment maker, Hong Kong-based Crystal International Group, is hoping to raise up to HK$4.48bn (US$574m) in an initial public offering (IPO) that will be used to fund the expansion of its manufacturing operations and a move into fabric production.... read more


Dupont and Unifi partner on apparel insulation

12 October 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


DuPont unveils new stretchable electronic inks for smart clothing

31 July 2017 | Beth Wright

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


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations

18 May 2017 | Beth Wright

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.  ... read more


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