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Resource Calculator Helps Textile Industry Reduce Water, Energy, Chemical Use

Using intelligent processes and smart chemistry can reduce water consumption in the textile industry by 50 percent, energy use by 30 percent and chemicals use by 15 percent, according to bluesign technologies. Bluesign will unveil its blueXpert resource productivity calculator at the ITMA 2015 textile and garment machinery exhibition, which … Read more »

Bayer, Bluesign Push Sustainable Textile Industry

Bayer MaterialScience and bluesign technologies have joined forces to advance a sustainable textile industry globally. The two companies have agreed to enter into a strategic alliance to ensure safe production processes and working conditions along the entire value chain. The bluesign system defines criteria for chemicals use, including the responsible … Read more »

Adidas Group

Adidas Kicks Up PFC-Free Pledge, Partners with Bluesign

The adidas Group, whose brands include adidas, Reebok and TaylorMade, has partnered with bluesign technologies and committed to being 90 percent perfluorinated compound (PFC) free by June 15 and 99 percent PFC free by Dec. 31, 2017. The company has already committed to phase out the use of long-chain PFCs … Read more »

Nike Making app

Nike App Ranks Materials’ Sustainability

Nike has launched an app to help designers and product creators see the environmental impact of the materials they choose and make more sustainable apparel. Making is a designer-specific app that ranks materials based on four environmental impact areas: water, chemistry, energy and waste. The app, which is powered by … Read more »

Nike, Disney Inaugural Partners of Otis Sustainability Alliance

Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver and Todd Oldham are the first apparel brands to join the Otis Sustainability Alliance, a partnership between the fashion industry and higher education that aims to advance environmental, social and economic sustainability. The Otis College of Art and Design launched the alliance Saturday at … Read more »

Launch Challenge

Nike, NASA Launch Sustainable Materials Challenge

Nike, along with partners NASA, the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of State, have challenged materials manufacturers and others to create new, sustainable materials. About 150 billion garments were produced around the world in 2010 and by 2015 the global apparel industry is expected to produce … Read more »

Nike Supply Chain to Use Bluesign Sustainability Tools

Nike has partnered with Bluesign Technologies in an effort to use more sustainable materials and chemistries in its products. The partnership makes available Bluesign’s assessments tools and data to Nike’s materials suppliers. Previously, to access these tools and data, a brand would have to take its supply chain through individual … Read more »