RegioGreenTex project to support SMEs in transforming textile waste into value
On February 21st 43 partners of the RegioGreenTex project met in Brussels to kick start a three year project that should change the way we manage textile recycling.
How to protect the climate during textile production - Polyester fibers bind CO2
Start for an EU-wide collaborative project: Under the leadership of the French company Fairbrics SAS, 17 project partners from 7 European countries are coming together. The common goal is to produce end products from polyester in a closed cycle using industrial CO2 emissions and to bring them to market maturity.
Successful CLOTH project ClusterXChange in Milan
The team of the Bulgarian Fashion Association has returned from Milan, where it organized a short-term exchange in the EU supported CLOTH Project.The participants, 8 Bulgarian companies and 7 companies and organizations from Denmark, Spain and France, shared their content from the excellent organization and rich program.
A slow-fashion love story - from tree leaves to apparel
One year and a half is the process of creation of the print, made completely with natural materials – natural tree leaves on canvas of refined silk. This masterpiece of nature and human creativity becomes a dress of the sustainable slow fashion brand YOD from the European country Bulgaria.
Sustainable Fashion and Laundry: How to Care for Your Clothes and the Planet
The recent climate changes have made us think about our contribution to it. Several industries contribute to the environmental impact, and the fashion industry is one.
15 organizations will participate in the CLOTH project ClusterXChange in Milan 01-03 February 2023
The CLOTH project ClusterXchange visit organised around the MILANO UNICA fair will take place in Milan, February 01-03, 2023. 15 organizations, among which SMEs and business support organizations from Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain and France will take part in this short-term exchange in the EU supported CLOTH Project .
Asahi Kasei collaborates on development of recycling technology for inexpensive, high-quality carbon fiber
Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, has developed a new technology for recycling carbon fiber plastic compounds together with the National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College and Tokyo University of Science.
How Can We Control Pollution?
People have been polluting the environment since the Industrial Revolution. It has gotten to a high level recently. It's rare to visit a place where you won't spot different kinds of pollutants in this modern world. This is alarming. Some are visible (illegal dumpsites in groves visible from urban areas and plastic pieces from beaches). Pollutants come in different forms. How can we control pollution in our environment? That's what this guide will discuss.
WORTH II 2nd call is open - Inspiring innovation through creative connections around Europe
WORTH Partnership Project is funded by the European Commission under COSME, the EU Programme for the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. WORTH is the sole European project where designers, SMEs, manufacturers, and tech providers work together to develop innovative, design-oriented business ideas. The project focuses on lifestyle industries, including fashion and textile, footwear, leather and fur, furniture/home decoration/interior design, jewellery and accessories.
New sustainability regulations in France for 2023 inform consumers on the pollution of the products
The fashion industry is about to experience a major shift - new regulations on sustainability in Europe and the USA will force many brands to become more transparent about their manufacturing processes and environmentally friendly practices, drastically reducing greenwashing in the industry.
Sustainability: The Focal Point of Stella McCartney's Paris Show | Leading the Fashion Industry by Example
Pompidou Centre in Paris was treated to a feast of the eyes recently as it played host to the world-famous designer, Stella McCartney. However, what most of the attendees didn't realize was that the fashion designer had something up her sleeve!
Hybrid Enterprise Europe Network Matchmaking for Textiles and Fashion Organizations at Biarritz Good Fashion 2022
The match-making event brings together companies, R&D centres and academies in the field of textiles and fashion, actions sports and the swimwear industry. It is a unique opportunity to generate new business, technology and research and innovation contacts and contracts.
EARTHDAY.ORG Global Campaign: Fast Fashion is Out of Fashion
From September 9th to October 3rd the semi-annual major Fashion Shows will appear in due succession in New York, London, Milan and Paris. On high display, top designer brands will dazzle the world with the newest styles for next year’s Spring and Summer wardrobes. The wheels of the $2.4 trillion industry will turn once more. But as quickly as dreams are spun on the runways of the world’s fashion capitols, an alternate reality that is as dark as the fashion shows are bright and glittering will continue to feed off the glamour and the hype.
CLOTH Project ClusterXChange event in The Netherlands
The CLOTH Project, the European alliance which brings together individuals, companies and clusters working on the transformation of the fashion sector towards sustainability and digitalization, will organize another ClusterXchange event in The Netherlands, between 27 and 29 of September.
GENT London launches a new sustainable fashion concept at London Fashion Week 2022
GENT London is excited to bring its unique blend of sustainable fashion and modern, contemporary and street art to London Fashion Week this September. Showcasing its new collaborations with artists including, but by no means limited to, Sophie Tea, Rich Simmons, Emma Gibbons and the uprising talent of Ghost; GENT London reworks iconic fashion pieces to create wearable works of art.
Custom Made Bags UK – How to Buy the Best Printed Bags
Have you heard about custom made bags in the UK? These are bags that are made and printed to the specifications of the client – mostly businesses and institutions – with an intention of selling a brand. This is a common branding and marketing strategy in the UK, which is why you will regularly see shoppers, students, and corporate people among others carrying branded bags around.
WhiteCycle: An innovative European project to process and recycle plastic textile waste
An innovative European project is going to process and recycle plastic textile waste. The partnership plans to reach the objectives set by the European Union in reducing CO2 emissions by 2030. The consortium is rallying 16 public and private European organizations working together for more circular economy. The WhiteCycle project, coordinated by Michelin, was launched on Friday, July 1st. Its main goal is to develop a circular solution to convert complex waste containing textile made of plastic into products with high added value. Co-funded by Horizon Europe, the European Union’s research and innovation program, this unprecedented public/private European partnership includes 16 organizations and will run for four years.
Source fashion will replace Pure Origin
From February 2023, Source Fashion will replace Pure Origin as part of a brand evolution reflecting a new vision for sustainable, ethical, and inspirational material and textile sourcing.
Lithuanian Brand Refuses Non-Vegan Silk Materials to Introduce More Compassion in Luxury Sleepwear
As consumers are calling for more cruelty-free options within the fashion industry, Grėtė Švėgždaitė, a Lithuanian luxury sleepwear designer, has created a sleepwear line from a sustainable Naia™ fabric that has all the elements of luxurious silk without actually harming living organisms.
6 Reasons to Buy a Lab-Created Engagement Ring
Created under extreme pressure, the diamond is the hardest known mineral on the planet and has come to represent the eternal love and commitment between two people. This rare and precious stone is valued for its dazzling beauty, and is also the top-selling gemstone for engagement rings.
Custom Bridal Set Rings
Custom bridal set rings are more popular than ever. They are a great way to add your own personality and style with options to suit everyone.
What’s the rPET and its benefits
Recycled PET or rPET is made by recycling plastic bottles, turning them into threads and then turning them into cloth. Also known as recycled polyester. In this system, the problem of flatulence pollution finds consensus.
4 Killer Ideas To Market Your Sustainable Fashion Brand
The fashion industry's growth rate is gradually stabilizing, indicating a swift recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. But just like all other industries, nothing remains the same going into the post-pandemic future.
4 Tips for a More Sustainable Wardrobe
Createan eco-friendlier wardrobe by choosing sustainable materials like merino wool, prioritizing quality over quantity, and learning the art of mending.
EURATEX welcomes EU’s ambition for a sustainable and competitive industry, but calls for a smart and realistic implementation
On 30 March 2022 the European Commission released its long-awaited Strategy for Sustainable Textile, with the ambition to move the sector towards the path of sustainability. EURATEX welcomed the EU ambitions to act on sustainable textiles and investments, in order to change how textiles are made, chosen and recovered. Many European companies have already chosen this path, therefore the strategy should support them in this process, especially considering today’s energy crisis.
Asahi Kasei to accelerate trials for commercialization of polyamide 66 made using biomass-derived intermediate
Asahi Kasei has formed a strategic partnership with USbased Genomatica regarding hexamethylenediamine (HMD) based on biomass-derived raw materials (bio-HMD).
Fashion Influencer Marketing: What are the latest trends?
While the trends come and go, it's important to stay updated on the latest trends sweeping the fashion industry to inform your influencer marketing strategy. This approach will ensure your campaigns are relevant and sensitive to current events.
Sustainable clothing brands: How sustainable is BRAX?
Due to the need to protect the environment, there is an increase in the sustainable approach in product manufacturing. The objective is to reduce carbon emissions which are the leading cause of climate change. Oil and the apparel industry are the most significant contributors to environmental degradation. However, the latter is making efforts to make the world a better place as brands switch to sustainable clothing.
4 Sustainable Fashion Tips
Making changes to our lives that mean we can protect the planet is crucial, and every little thing counts, especially when everyone is doing something. With that in mind, a good place to start could be your clothing. Opting for sustainable fashion is a relatively small change that can make a big difference. Here are some sustainable fashion tips to help you get started.
Capsule collection of recycled textiles and craft technologies, dyed with natural materials from nature
We present you MUB COLLECTION, created in collaboration by Svetlana Petrova (Bulgaria) for Empty Your Wardrobe, Natural Dyer Marta Sieteiglesias Ávila (Spain) for Warm & Wild and Handcrafted and Tailormade artist Dahlia Rodriguez (Portugal) for DsR Atelier.
Unwanted clothes collected at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia
Sustainability was the key topic of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in the Museum of Moscow. This year, MBFW Russia became the place to collect unwanted clothes that upcycling designers will use in their new collections. For the first time ever, these collections were presented at the Fashion Week catwalks on October 19 and 20. VINA and RigRaiser, sustainable brands, presented their collections based on the clothes accepted during the MBFW Russia in April.
Green Fashion Tour in Porto, Portugal
The Green Fashion Tour in Porto is a specific activity of the FASCINATE project happening in the fringes of the Modtissimo exhibition in Porto, Portugal, from October 6th to 8th 2021. It brought together a delegation of 5 clusters and 15 SMEs from Bulgaria, Denmark, Portugal and Spain to visit the Modtissimo fair, network with the rest of clusters and SMEs, look for business and technological cooperation, explore international business opportunities and brainstorm joint strategies towards international markets.
How Fashion-Forward Designers Has Utilized PPEs in Their Creations
For the longest time now, fashion has been among the core requirements of the human lifestyle. However, the current pandemic has taken a big toll on the fashion industry, with its main concern diminished globally.
What To Look For When Buying a Second-Hand RV
Heading out on the open road in your RV is one of the most classic Canadian vacations out there. With so much to explore, you can enjoy a unique experience each time you hit the road. If you’ve decided this is the lifestyle you want and the kind of vacation experiences you would enjoy, then you may be looking into purchasing your RV. For many buyers, it makes sense to purchase a second-hand RV, as it can offer huge cost savings yet you can still find all the must-have features you’re after.
Tips for Buying and Using Ethical and Sustainable Swimwear
Swimwear has traditionally been made from synthetic materials such as conventional nylon, polyester, and spandex that are essentially plastic and don’t break down in a hurry. However, in the last decade, designers and manufacturers have started focusing on making more environmentally and ethically sound decisions in the bathing suit arena. Here are some tips you can follow for buying and using eco swimwear this summer and beyond.
6 Ways Clothing Retailers Can Help Customers Find the Perfect Clothes
The world of fashion and clothing is changing rapidly, and more customers are always looking to add to their look at reasonable prices. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, shopping habits for customers have changed too, and more people are buying online than ever before.
FASCINATE project selected 10 frontrunners in internationalization and sustainability experience
10 companies were selected as the frontrunners considering their internationalization and sustainability experience, especially in markets outside EU, from the four countries represented in the Fascinate partnership: Bulgaria, Denmark, Portugal and Spain.
The beauty of African Brazil in Elza Pimenta’s jewels from recycled gold
Elza Pimenta is a jewelry designer and has just presented a wonderful collection for Spring/Summer 2021, inspired from the afro-Brazilian culture, their Gods, and belief systems. This collection is made to feel like home, to welcome you. The minimalist jewelry celebrates the organic forms found in nature and borrows inspiration from talismans and amulets.
Sustainability and circular economy as drives for internationalization
On March 16th took place online the Opening Conference for the FASCINATE project and the workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i - European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
Types of natural fabric for clothing: a choice for well-being and sustainability
Natural fibres are known and appreciated for their intrinsic characteristics of comfort, softness, resistance and versatility. Synthetic fibres are cheaper, and this factor has led many companies to prefer them to natural fibres.
A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization and sustainability
FASCINATE project is organizing its Opening Conference and workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands - Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i - European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
Sustainability in the lace manufacturing industry for a smart contemporary wardrobe by ILUNA LAB
Renowned Lace producer Iluna Group Srl ‘leads the way’ with its pioneering Iluna Lab research and development centre. The Italian company announces important collaborations with booming brands and unveils two new collections.
Unusual prom dress ideas: choose naturalness
Prom is an ideal time to show off your sense of style as you go through yet another rite of passage. As the day draws near, it is quite easy to get lost in the event's dos and don’ts. It gets even more complicated when choosing the dress. You get a list of what to consider, from the shoes to the event’s theme to your date’s dress code. Here is one thing that you might have glazed over: keeping an open mind.
A Review of Brilliant Earth's Ethically Sourced and Conflict-Free Diamonds
Consumers are increasingly concerned with where their products come from. From produce to parkas, customers want to know that their goods are produced with the least possible environmental impact and that workers are treated fairly. Therefore, it's only natural that people want to buy diamonds that are conflict-free and ethically sourced.
FASCINATE - Unprecedented alliance between fashion, footwear, and digital technology industries to access international markets
For the first time, the textile and fashion industry and digital technology industry have set to work side by side to determine how they can use the digital sphere to address the needs of fashion companies when they decide to sell to the world.
What Makes Sustainable Packaging a Wise Choice?
People all over the world have recognized the need to protect the planet. The concepts of ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’ and ‘recycle’ is being widely advocated across sectors. The excessive use of packaging material has given rise to a disturbing trend. It is not only causing excessive waste generation, it is also disturbing the ecological balance.
ReHubs - a joint initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials
The traditional linear textile business model (from virgin materials to products and then waste), results in high consumption of raw materials and generation of waste, which contributes significantly to the large and negative environmental impact of the global textile industry.
AEI Téxtils started two new projects to benefit the advanced textiles’ sector: GALACTICA AND TEXGLOBAL
The Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster AEI Téxtils started two new strategic projects for the cluster that will benefit its members, the manufacturing companies of the advanced textiles’ sector.
The new dyeing plant of the Marchi & Fildi Group breaks down the consumption of water, energy and steam
The latest generation dyeing plant of Marchi & Fildi Group breaks down the consumptions of water, energy and steam. The methodology of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) carried out on the dyeing plant has quantified the energy savings and the reduction on the environmental impact.
Tonello presents a sustainable denim collection
The collaboration between Tonello and denim designer Piero Turk gave birth to a sustainable denim collection, result of a combination of the latest responsible technologies, and created with the most eco-friendly fabrics selected by The Kingpins Show.