Decoupling resource use from resource growth is the goal, says The Renewal Workshop

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H&M Foundation launches program to make sustainability scalable for the fashion industry

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Textile fiber innovation abounds in Scandinavia

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Of all the garments processed by The Renewal Workshop over the past two years, around 50% have been resold without any repair work carried out.

The textile and apparel industry’s linear business model of make, use and dump has been perfected over many decades and ensures that the 80 billion new pieces of clothing now produced each year are worn on average only four times. It’s an unacceptable status quo many are now trying to change, including The Renewal Workshop …

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Digital avatars were created from scratch for the collection

The Billion Dollar Collection, launched in June by the H&M Foundation, draws attention to ten sustainable start-ups with the potential to make a positive impact on the fashion industry. Showcased as garments in a virtual fashion collection, each start-up has a price tag reflecting the estimated support each company believes they need to achieve scale …

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Designer Rolf Ekroth drew on 80s horror films in the promotion of the first fashion collection made from straw-based Bio2 Textile

Scandinavian countries are currently leading the pack when it comes to new developments in the sustainable production of fibers and moving towards the establishment of circular manufacturing and supply chains. The region’s long heritage in forestry and paper production has led to the introduction of a number of new sustainable cellulosic fibers made from waste …

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Detail from the abstract 3D film made by Moscow studio Superdesigners

In September this year, imat-uve, a development and engineering company based in Mönchengladbach, Germany, intends to apply for Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification for an automotive interior fabric made entirely from mixed fiber post-consumer clothing waste. If successful, this will be a very major achievement, because not only are the automotive industry’s own quality standards …

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High-strength fibers like Dyneema has resulted in ropes that have 75% less weight

The textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, the Frankfurt-headquartered mechanical engineering industry association, held a series of webinars showcasing the technologies of some 30 of its members between June and December 2020. Understandably, many of them concerned the sudden demand for facemasks and PPE last year – in which meltblown polypropylene microfibers proved such a …

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