India cotton farmers

Better Cotton calls for eradication of HHPs

September 25th, 2023

Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, and its partners in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition have issued a position paper demanding a global phase-out of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) across agricultural supply chains. Ahead of the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), set to take place in Bonn, […]

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MycoWorks opens world’s first commercial-scale Fine Mycelium plant

September 21st, 2023

MycoWorks' Reishi™ leather. Photo: MycoWorks Biotechnology company MycoWorks began production at its world-class manufacturing facility in Union, S.C. Now capable of scaling-up to meet luxury industry demand, the company is set to grow millions of square feet of its leather-alternative material produced with the company’s proprietary technology, Fine Mycelium™. This patented technology produces Reishi™, a […]

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Durst Group acquires Aleph SrL

September 20th, 2023

Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production solutions, has acquired Aleph SrL, a pioneer in sustainable digital solutions for textiles and interior and exterior decorations. With this strategic move, Durst Group further enhances its position in water-based and sustainable printing technologies. For Durst Group, the acquisition also serves as a bridge to Como, […]

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Orion S.A. investing $13.6M in circular carbon black

September 15th, 2023

Orion S.A., a global specialty chemicals producer, is investing $13.6 million (€12.8 million) – including several million in funding from the German government and European Union – to further develop and demonstrate a climate-neutral process for producing carbon black from alternative carbon sources, the company said today. The technology is designed to improve Orion’s yield […]

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BASF hosts roundtable on cotton at UN  

September 14th, 2023

Farmers across the globe are working to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainably grown cotton. True sustainable sourcing of natural fibers can be complex and challenging, which is why BASF Agricultural Solutions brought together a global delegation of farmers from Europe and the United States to ensure their voices are heard and supported. The event, aptly named […]

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Santoni Shanghai acquires Terrot

September 12th, 2023

Santoni Shanghai Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd., founded and wholly owned by Italy's Lonati family, announced the strategic acquisition of Terrot GmbH, a manufacturer of circular knitting machines based in Chenmitz, Germany. The move comes as the latest development in Santoni Shanghai's long-term vision to build an ecosystem that aims to reshape and consolidate the circular knitting industry. The transaction […]

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recycled textiles

Accelerating Circularity, Goodwill Industries test textile feedstock hubs

September 8th, 2023

The Walmart Foundation has granted $1.2 million to support Goodwill Industries International Inc. and Accelerating Circularity to develop skills, systems, and infrastructure at participating Goodwill organizations to transform unsellable textile donations into recycling feedstock. This transformation is critical to the circular textile economy. The partnership with Goodwill is intended to develop skills, systems, and infrastructure at local […]

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Kelheim Fibres, Magnolab join forces

September 7th, 2023

Short cut viscose fibers for specialty papers, cartons, filters and wipes. Photo: Kelheim Fibres GmbH. The viscose specialty fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has entered into a collaboration with MagnoLab, an international network of companies in the textile industry based in the Biella region. This partnership highlights the importance of collaboration between different companies to drive […]

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Yibin Grace unveils 50% recycled viscose testing line

September 6th, 2023

Viscose producer Yibin Grace hopes to reach a 50% blend for the market by the end of 2023. Chinese manufacturer Yibin Grace has created a new testing line for a viscose fiber made with 50% recycled textiles and hopes to reach a 50% blend for the market by the end of 2023. The new material […]

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Group celebrates 140 years of U.S. manufacturing

August 31st, 2023

Meridian Industries leadership. While thousands of U.S. manufacturing companies have closed over the past 40 years, or moved operations overseas, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) has remained in the USA and this year is celebrating 140 years of continuous operation outside Chicago. Through two world wars, two global pandemics, a major depression, countless recessions and […]

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