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Wrangler Shows How Sustainability Data Transforms Supply Chains

Wrangler Shows How Sustainability Data Transforms Supply Chains

A white paper published by Wrangler and farm-management software company MyFarms demonstrates how field-level sustainability data can strengthen business relationships and results throughout agricultural supply chains. The paper draws on Wrangler’s cotton supply chain experience.

Hugo Boss Sets Sustainable Material Targets, Emphasizes Circular Fashion

Hugo Boss Sets Sustainable Material Targets, Emphasizes Circular Fashion

The Hugo Boss Group is developing sustainable sourcing strategies for its most important materials based on natural capital valuations, according to the global apparel company’s latest sustainability report. This month Hugo Boss published its fifth sustainability report. For the first time, it contained the non-financial report required by CSR-RUG, the … Read more »

Clothing Giant’s Sustainable Sleepwear Reduces Operational Risk

Clothing Giant’s Sustainable Sleepwear Reduces Operational Risk

Clothing giant Primark has launched its first line made from sustainable cotton; because identifying the source of materials such as cotton can be difficult, Primark will only use certified sustainable cotton in a single line of pajamas, for now. But as it slowly increases its use of sustainable cotton, the … Read more »


Levi’s Saves 1bn Liters of Water

Levi Strauss and Co. says it has saved 1 billion liters of water since 2011 through its Water<Less process, which reduces the water used in garment finishing by up to 96 percent. This announcement coincides with the release of Levi’s Product Lifecycle Assessment (LCA), an update on the company’s groundbreaking 2007 … Read more »

Cotton Bleaching Process Cuts Energy, Wastewater

Researchers from the University of Georgia and China’s Donghua University and Dymatic Chemicals have developed a method that can reduce the amount of energy needed for — and the amount of wastewater produced in — the cotton bleaching process, while improving the quality of the end product. The technique is described in A Novel … Read more »


DuPont, Huntsman Cotton Processing Technology Cuts Water, Chemical Use

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, in collaboration with Huntsman Corporation, says a six-year study of its enzymatic bleaching technology shows reductions in water use, energy consumption and chemical use coupled with increases in product quality and yield. Portugal’s Acabamentos Têxteis de Barcelos (ATB), the nation’s leading knitwear dyeing and finishing specialist and … Read more »

Bayer CropScience e3

Bayer CropScience Launches Sustainable Cotton Program

Bayer CropScience has launched a sustainable cotton program, e3, that the company says provides stringent guidelines for US farmers who grow its Certified FiberMax or Stoneville cotton. Bayer’s Certified FiberMax and Stoneville programs allow buyers to identify where their cotton was grown using a Bayer-maintained certification database. The company says … Read more »

Cotton Offers Green, Low Cost Way to Clean Oil Spills, Study Finds

Unprocessed raw cotton may be an ecologically friendly, lower cost solution to clean up oil spills, according to a report published in the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. The report, Crude Oil Sorption by Raw Cotton, describes research by scientists at Texas Tech University and includes … Read more »

DuPont Bio-Based Enzymes Cut Water Use in Cotton Production by 70%

Using DuPont’s bio-based enzymes as a replacement for traditional chemicals in cotton textile preparation can reduce water use by 70 percent and energy use by 27 percent, the company says. A collaborative trial between DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Pacific Textiles Limited, a Hong Kong-based fabric manufacturer, used DuPont’s PrimaGreen biodegradable … Read more »

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