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Fashion Label Reclaims and Recycles Cashmere Sweaters

Fashion Label Reclaims and Recycles Cashmere Sweaters

NYC-based cashmere clothing company White + Warren introduced a new winter collection made from reclaiming and recycling existing sweaters. The process involves stripping cashmere down to its natural fibers, and then re-weaving them into new garments, Forbes reported. “Morrissey stumbled onto the idea of sustainable cashmere while her design team … Read more »

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Every second, humanity trashes or burns enough clothing to fill a garbage truck, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In response, this week the foundation’s Circular Fibers Initiative released a sustainability report calling for a new textiles economy. Industry giants like H&M and Nike back the report, which proposes a … Read more »

Nike Introduces Recycled Leather Material for Shoes

Nike Introduces Recycled Leather Material for Shoes

Nike has introduced a new material made from at least 50% recycled natural leather fibers, the sports apparel company announced. Called Flyleather, the material is designed to mimic athletic full-grain leather for shoes. Normally during leather manufacturing, as much as 30% of a cow’s hide gets discarded, Nike says. For … Read more »

Aquafil Reclaims Carpets in First US Facility, Fabricates Fiber for Fashion Industry

Aquafil Reclaims Carpets in First US Facility, Fabricates Fiber for Fashion Industry

Yarn manufacturer Aquifil found it could get extract its Nylon 6 fibers from carpets. So the company created its own recycling process and is now opening its first carpet recycling center in Phoenix, boosting its own bottom line and making more product for sustainable fashion.

Has the Sustainable Fashion Industry Reached a Tipping Point?

Has the Sustainable Fashion Industry Reached a Tipping Point?

In the world of environmental management, hearing about clothing manufacturers chasing sustainable textiles, processes, and supply chains is nothing new. But the latest annual, elite fashion-fest in the Big Apple, New York Fashion Week, may just be an indication of how far the industry has come. And we may have reached a tipping point…

‘Sustainable Apparel’ Apparently Continues to Gain Momentum; Supply Chain Cited

‘Sustainable Apparel’ Apparently Continues to Gain Momentum; Supply Chain Cited

In yet another announcement about “sustainable apparel,” Levi Strauss & Co. has said that it is funding $350,000 toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain. Projects will include expanding a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive, and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible … Read more »