giugno, 2010

Code for sustainable business

Major EU retailers, including Tesco, Ikea, C&A, Marks and Spencer and Carrefour, have signed up to a voluntary code of conduct seeking to reduce their environmental footprint on issues ranging from energy use to sustainable sourcing of raw materials. With the launch yesterday (24th June) of the ‘code for environmentally sustainable business‘, leading retailers have committed to a set...

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Polartec and Repreve put bottles to use

Polartec, a leading manufacturer of technical, high-performance fabrics, is partnering with Unifi to introduce fabrics made with Repreve 100 — a recycled fiber made with 100% clear plastic water bottles. When you look at post-consumer waste, the numbers are staggering. More than 21 billion plastic bottles enter landfills every year. Happily, Polartec and Repreve 100 can now help consumers...

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Supply chains for Australian cotton

Environmental issues and corporate and social responsibility will be key themes at this year’s Australian Cotton Conference, which takes place from 10-12 August at the Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, Queensland. With more than 95% of raw Australian cotton exported, one of the key challenges involved in branding “Australia” to the textile and retail sector involves supply...

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Textiles and water use

Textiles and water use

Water.  Our lives depend on it.  It’s so plentiful that the Earth is sometimes called the blue planet – but freshwater is a remarkably finite resource that is not evenly distributed everywhere or to everyone.  The number of people on our planet is growing fast, and our water use is growing even faster.  About 1 billion people lack access to potable water, and about 5 million people die...

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Organic cotton more profitable

Greenpeace has launched a new report which says that farming organic cotton in India is more profitable than growing genetically engineered varieties of cotton because of the higher input costs of GM and a greater potential for debt accumulation. Greenpeace says this difference is magnified during periods of drought. In its report titled “Picking Cotton – The choice between organic and...

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Fossil Fuel CO2 and Volcanic CO2

Fossil Fuel CO2 and Volcanic CO2

We have all seen lots of pictures of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption now, with steam and ash billowing up in the air. The eruption started one month ago, and as the Guardian reports, The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is unlikely to have any significant impact on climate but has caused a small fall in carbon emissions, experts say. The Guardian editors seem to have forgotten that the...

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The Sustainability Learning Curve

A recent American Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) meeting in Miami Beach drew strong attendance and even stronger interaction. Why? Well, this group has never had a problem getting people talking, but with sustainability in the apparel supply chain as the main topic, they weren’t just talking. There was a real effort among fiber producers, spinners, knitters, weavers, dyers,...

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Flainox to talk about ‘true green’ at ITMA

ITMA Asia will represent a showcase of textile machinery. Flainox Srl is going to present ‘NRG/NRG’ upgraded version of well established “NRP/UNIVERSAL”: rotary dye-extractor for garments, hosiery, socks and seamless. ITMA ASIA + CITME will take place in Shanghai, China during June 22-26, 2010. We will be very glad to present in detail the assessment done on carbon foot print. We...

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Henri Lloyd eyes global eco network

Marine apparel brand Henri-Lloyd has unveiled a new company environmental policy which it hopes to extend to cover its entire global network of suppliers and...

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Fibres back to natural fibres

Fibres back to natural fibres

Until comparatively recent times we relied on natural fibres to produce our clothes, cloths, carpets, cordage, paper, ships sails, and insulation and building materials. The use of natural fibres, both plant and animal, to meet our needs goes back thousands of years and plays a significant role in history. In the history of natural fibres, one of the oldest recorded uses of plant fibre for...

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Water and Climate Change

Water and Climate Change

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6 billion Others in Shanghaï

6 billion Others in Shanghaï

From May 1st to October 31st 2010 The World Expo is expected to receive around 70 million local and international visitors over the six months period. The UN Pavilion is expected to receive thousands of visitors per day during the whole length of the exhibition. A unique movie: the mosaïc of faces The core of the exhibition is made up of a synchronised projection on 5 screens. A mosaic...

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6 billion Others Climate voices

A film based on “an alarm call” by those who are undergoing the consequences caused by the climate change. Climate’s specialists are involved in this collaboration. We filmed 600 new interviews in 17 countries. A movie supported by The French Ministry of Ecology and ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency), and also supported by the UNITED NATIONS (UNEP, WMO, IPCC, ISDR and...

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Lo spot per la giornata dell’ambiente

ONU – Lo spot con Gisele Bundchen per la giornata mondiale...

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Expert training for green fashion

Experts and opinion leaders from across the sustainable fashion industry are to offer advance training for industry professionals on key issues ranging from sourcing and certification to CSR, branding and...

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