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    Royal Robbins releases sustainability update and goals


    For spring 2023, U.S. brand Royal Robbins has released a set of lower-impact products to support the brand’s climate goals for 2025. As a first and major step, the company has identified its material choices as a key portion of its overall carbon footprint and has picked lower-impact fibers for ...

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    Alpine Group joins Fashion for Good


    Apparel manufacturer Alpine Group, supplier of brands including Sweaty Betty, The North Face and Under Armour has joined Fashion for Good as an affiliate innovation partner. The two organizations aim to explore and support the commercialization of technologies that reduce environmental impact. One main topic of the partnership is the ...

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    New resale platform for Canada Goose


    Canada Goose has launched a new DTC secondhand offering powered by Trove, the service provider who also runs the secondhand stores of Patagonia, Lululemon, REI, Arc’teryx, On and Allbirds. Canada Goose’s new authorized reselling platform “Canada Goose Generations” is stocked with post-consumer product that is traded in online. Items are ...

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    New EU Commission campaign targets fast fashion


    With the newly launched international marketing campaign “ReSet The Trend” across the EU, the European Commission aims to engage Europeans in the fight against fast fashion and raise public awareness of the EU Sustainable and Circular Textiles Strategy. According to the Commission, the current amount of clothing produced, worn and ...

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    Five new SGS testing laboratories approved by TMC


    The Swiss testing and certification company SGS has received approval by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) for a further five laboratories offering fiber fragmentation testing services. With the new labs in Bangladesh, India, Turkey, the U.S. and Vietnam, the company is expanding into new regions and markets. SGS is based in ...

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    Accelerating Circularity launches directory of textile recyclers


    The U.S. based nonprofit organization Accelerating Circularity has launched a new, free online directory of international recyclers to catalyze connections between recyclers and the rest of the textile value chain, including collectors, mills, brands, and retailers. The directory of textile recyclers includes the various commercial technologies for chemical and mechanical ...

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    Maloja’s flagship store experiments with circular business model


    German clothing brand Maloja has begun a pilot second-hand clothing initiative in its flagship Munich store. The initiative has been spearheaded by intern and student of Transformation Design, Svenja. Along with existing maintenance help and repair offerings, the “Second Love” program aims to keep Maloja products in circulation for as ...

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    Initiative supported by Patagonia takes the next step to Vjosa National Park


    The project team fighting for the creation of the Vjosa Wild River National Park in Albania has taken an important step forward. Albanian and international experts have presented their vision, feasibility study, and a strategic project plan to the Albanian government. The assessment is the result of six months ...

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    Fashion For Good launches 18 month-project Sorting for Circularity in the U.S.


    Source: Fashion for Good Fashion for Good’s Sorting for Circularity U:S. project sets out for research in the textile waste streams in North America. Funded by Adidas, Inditex, Levi Strauss & Co, Target, Eastman, H&M and Nordstrom, Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good (FFG) has launched a new initiative ...

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    UnternehmerTUM launches new networking project Circular Republic


    UnternehmerTUM, a hub for company start-ups and a joint initiative by companies and the Technical University Munich (TUM), has launched a spin-off project named Circular Republic. The newly founded initiative sets out to back start-ups and support established companies with circular economy funding programs. As a connective platform, the Circular ...

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    Sustainability Reports: Greenwashing, job creating, or doing good?


    For those who want to find them, outdoor brands are now producing reports about their impacts. Just like a business has to produce its company accounts on a regular basis to demonstrate that they are operating legitimately, there is now a push for more than just profit-and-loss financial figures. Fortunately, ...

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    Oeko-Tex certifies first German tannery according to STeP


    Leder Heinen, one of the last tanneries in Germany, and its Terracare product label have received the Oeko-Tex® STeP certificate. Terracare leather is used in the products of well-known outdoor footwear manufacturers such as Lowa, Meindl, Hanwag and Mammut. Oeko-Tex STeP is an abbreviation for “Sustainable Textile & Leather Production” ...

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    Polygiene completes LCA with encouraging results


    Chemical technology specialist Polygiene has completed a life cycle assessment (LCA) to achieve a precise database for the environmental impact of washing, comparing non-treated garments with those treated with its StayFresh textile treatment. For the evaluation, Polygiene teamed up with engineering firm Sweco to study the benefits of skipping just ...

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    Amer Sports pioneers with Sourcemap’s new traceability software


    SaaS-provider Sourcemap has announced that Amer Sports, the parent company of Arc’teryx, Salomon and Wilson, among others, will be the first customer to utilize the software for products made with cotton and viscose. After the U.S., legislation like the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) forced importers to irrefutably prove ...

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    1% for the Planet certifies over $66 million in 2022


    In a short update, the non-profit organization 1% for the Planet has delivered some numbers on the initiative’s development and achievements in 2022. Overall, the U.S.-based organization certified $66 million in giving to environmental partners and welcomed more than 1,800 new business members into its global network. Business members of ...

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    The nominees for Cellulose Fiber Innovation of the Year 2023


    Six companies have been nominated for the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023” award, which has reached its third edition. The award will be presented at the “Cellulose Fibers Conference 2023” on March 8-9, 2023, in Cologne, organized by the independent German research institute nova-Institute. The six nominees are ...

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    Thule Group tightens climate targets


    The Thule Group has set net-zero targets for 2050, extending its climate strategy set up already in 2020, when the company applied for formal review and approval by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). According to the company, the group commits to reducing its overall greenhouse gas emissions by at ...

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    EuRIC study on secondhand clothing quantifies what we suspected


    While 62 percent of used clothing still end up in household waste today, their re-use could contribute massively to CO2 and water savings efforts. The Brussels-based European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has now commissioned a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) that compared new clothing to secondhand textiles. The LCA shows that ...

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    Global situation worsens according to new Circularity Gap Report


    Global impact organization Circle Economy has released its latest annual Circularity Gap Report – for the first time this year in collaboration with Deloitte. The report makes for sobering reading, with circularity down from 8.6 percent in 2020 to 7.2 percent in 2023 and the world relying almost exclusively on ...

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    Modern Meadow and Singtex partner on new sustainable materials for outdoor wear


    Biotech firm Modern Meadow and Singtex, a global supplier of functional textiles, will co-develop innovative biomaterials, starting with a sustainably produced, high-performance, waterproof membrane-based material for outdoor apparel. The bio-derived membrane-based material, free of solvents and per- or poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), is engineered to bring the outdoor industry a ...