Flainox

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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Year of Natural Fibres

Year of Natural Fibres

Since the 1960s, the use of synthetic fibers has increased dramatically,  causing the natural fiber industry to lose much of its market share. In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF); a year-long initiative focused on raising global awareness about natural fibers with specific focus on increasing market demand to help...

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California establishes new eco-textile certifier

California’s crackdown on harmful materials in textiles and other consumer products has been boosted with the creation of a new institute, backed by Cradle to Cradle certification, to help manufacturers develop greener...

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Low cost polyesters from biomass?

Avantium has developed a technique to make cost-effective, sustainable polyester-type polymers in bulk from biomass and has teamed up with the makers of Ingeo to develop the...

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Dow Corning sustainability

Dow Corning sustainability

What does sustainability mean for Dow Corning? It means working with our customers to develop materials and solutions that help address some of the most pressing needs of our society. It means acting responsibly in our own operations to protect our environment and our people. It means partnering with communities to help foster a quality of life for today and for future generations. The journey...

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Natural fibre industries

Natural fibre industries

Natural fibre industries employ millions of people 
and contribute to a greener planet. The International Year of Natural Fibres will be officially launched on 22 January 2009, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. Objectives raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibres; promote the efficiency and sustainability of the...

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The PAS 2050

The PAS 2050

The PAS 2050 The PAS 2050 is a publicly available specification for assessing product lifecycle GHG emissions. Development The PAS 2050 has been developed by BSI British Standards and co-sponsored by the Carbon Trust and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). PAS 2050 is an independent standard, developed with significant input from international stakeholders and experts...

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HOME: act for the planet.

HOME: act for the planet.

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this...

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Carbon footprint standard

Carbon footprint standard

Businesses will be able to more accurately measure the carbon footprint of their goods and services with a new standard launched by BSI British Standards, the Carbon Trust and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The standard – which has the catchy title PAS 2050 – will count CO2 emissions of products throughout their entire life cycle, from sourcing raw...

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Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010

On April 22, 1970, some 20 million people across USA rallied to protest the state of the planet.  This first Earth Day was, as American Heritage Magazine said, “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.”  Earth Day was a spontaneous response  at the grassroots level  which spurred Congress to create America’s core environmental protection laws, and continues to...

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PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

Sportswear giant Puma has embarked on the next phase of its ambitious long-term sustainability program with the launch of a new environmentally friendly packaging and distribution system. Designed by industrial designer Yves Behar, the ‘Clever Little Bag’ is a re-usable shoe bag that protects each pair of shoes from damage from the point it leaves the factory until the consumer takes it...

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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Textiles production and processing that is use of intensive chemical applications during the fibre production like in viscose and wet processing such as use of bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals along with dyes.  Associated social and environmental concerns growing towards increasing industrial Pollution, industrial waste disposal problems, economic and social health of the farmers and...

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Textile’s life cycle

Textile’s life cycle

Not all textiles are created equal. Some fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, which are petroleum-derived, are downright unsustainable. And although rayon is composed of wood pulp, its production is a polluting bad boy. Even ubiquitous cotton isn’t untouchable, as we’ll learn in detail in a post of its own. The Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Natural Home & Garden had this to say: The textile...

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