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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


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


US: New artificial leather uses biobased technology

21 January 2014 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more


PORTUGAL: Enzyme-based bleaching yields eco-friendly results

25 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


Sorona fibre marks five years of Oeko-Tex certification

28 July 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


DENMARK: Genencor adds sustainable textile enzymes

14 April 2011 | just-style.com

Genencor, which makes a range of enzymes for textile pre-treatment and finishing, has added new products to its line-up including a sustainable range that includes enzymatic bleaching.... 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


HONG KONG: Pacific Textiles trials biobased enzymes

4 October 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... 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 grows apparel testing capacity with new facilities

29 January 2016 | Katie Smith

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. ... 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


US: Oeko-Tex label extends Sorona to infants' wear

9 September 2011 | Leonie Barrie

DuPont's Sorona polymer, which is made from renewable plant sources such as corn, has been awarded the stringent Oeko-Tex Class 1 certification which allows it to be used in textiles and clothing used by infants and toddlers.... read more


CHINA: Consumers “embracing green products”

6 December 2012 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more


HONG KONG: Trials show benefits of biobased textile enzymes

24 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... 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


Sustainable fibres, finishes, printing and processes at ITMA

30 November 2015 | Michelle Russell

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.... 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


just-style's research roundup

14 November 2011 | Liz Hague

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.... 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


UK: London spotlights eco and ethical fashion

11 August 2010 | just-style.com

Two major eco-textile and ethical fashion events will join forces in London this autumn when the Ethical Fashion Source exhibition runs alongside the fourth international RITE Group conference on sustainable textiles.... 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


Global news roundup

20 October 2011 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


just-style research roundup

4 April 2014 | Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include an in-depth look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Mexico, hosiery in France, and a profile of fashion giant H&M in the UK.... read more


Sourcing shifts: China starts to shed lower end sourcing

4 June 2014 | Wang Fangqing

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.... 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


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