Sustainable Textiles Library @ E2expo

Use the Library to identify valuable reference resources for standards, sustainability tools, videos of workshops and conferences, and insightful interviews on sustainability

Higg Sustainability Index

Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables textile brands, retailers and facilities to measure the environmental, social and labour impacts of their products and company with accuracy.

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a l...

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Cool Farm Tool

Coolfarm tool is an online calculator to measure the greenhouse gas, water and biodiversity of farming.

Developed by the Cool Farm Alliance, an industry platform for sustainable agriculture metric development and use, it enables textile ...

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Sustainable Clothing Action Plan

Sustainable Clothing Action Plan is a collaborative framework developed by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Program), a UK based organization. It brings together organizations from across the textile value chain to reinvent the textile design and ...

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European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP)

ECAP is an EULIFE funded project which aims to reduce the clothing waste across Europe and implement a circular economy model. Developed by WRAP in collaboration with leading industry organizations, the project provides a framework based on implem...

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US Cotton Trust Protocol

US Cotton Trust Protocol is a platform providing measured and verified data about the sustainability of US cotton to textile brands and retailers. It enables the brands to gather the data directly from the cotton growers through questionnaires and...

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ChainPoint

ChainPoint is a secure, cloud-based software platform to manage and share product, process and supplier information across the supply chain - from raw material to finished product.

It develops custom centralized database systems and...

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Datacolour

Datacolor is a smart colour decision software platform which enables textile dyeing companies to digitally process accurate colours without going for physical samples.

Through a combination of spectrophotometer, colour reader and ot...

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TextileGenesis

TextileGenesis is a blockchain enabled platform providing transparency across the supply chain from fiber to retail. It incorporates GS1 traceability standard to capture the full potential of block chain solutions.

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Preferred Fiber Toolkit

Gap Inc., a leading US textile retailer has developed a Preferred fibre toolkit in collaboration with Textile Exchange to enable companies source sustainable textile fibre raw materials. It includes a rigorous evaluation of textile fibre raw mater...

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Sustainable Fashion Toolkit

The Sustainable Fashion Toolkit has been developed through a collaboration between Fashion Takes Action (FTA) and PwC, to enable fashion industries implement sustainable practices through easy access to resources. FTA is a non-profit organization ...

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DigiView

Verivide's DigiView is a smart swatch tool for vision-based remote colour assessment in textile industries. While conventional colour sampling procedures are time and resource consuming as well as result in increased carbon footprint due to logist...

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GreenTrack

GreenTrack is a blockchain technology based real-time tracking platform to trace the source of cellulose fibres. Developed by Birla Cellulose, a leading supplier of viscose fibres, the software enables live mapping of the complete cellulose fibre ...

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ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals is a program aimed at removing harmful chemical substances across the textile and accessories value chain. By collaborating with companies, it provides a list of restricted chemicals and also provides guidelin...

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Centric PLM

Product life cycle management by fashion brands is critical to understand consumer desires, while enabling them to build transparent, sustainable and accountable supply chain. Centric software's digital PLM platform enables brands to speed time to...

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ESG management software

Turnkey Group has developed a sustainability software platform to mitigate the environmental, social and governance risk across the textile value chain. Through real time system performance tracker, the textile companies receive high quality opera...

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Circular economy software

Circular.fashion has created a software that interconnects circular design, circular retail models, and closed-loop recycling technologies enabling fashion brands to design circular garments. By providing access to hundreds of circular materials...

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Prodsmart

Prodsmart is a production management software which enables real-time tracking of manufacturing operations in apparel and accessories segments. Its built-in Quality Module helps the companies prepare for ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949 audits by simply ...

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TrusTrace

TrusTrace is a Traceability as a Service platform enabling circularity, sustainability and traceability across the value chain. It is custom developed as per the needs of the different teams in the company. Its easy to use modules can be integrate...

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Edgefinity IoT

Edgefinity IoT is a RFID control software solutions for textile manufacturers and retailers to enable supplychain and inventory management. The technology increases inventory accuracy, reduces cycle count time, enable asset tracking, real-time aud...

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Inteos

Inteos is an AR assisted software which enables textile companies in enterprises resource planning and manufacturing execution systems, i.e from offer to invoice and from fibre to product. It provides a holistic approach to overcome technical chal...

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Water Calculation Tool

Water Calculation Tool for the textile wet processing sector is jointly developed by DNV GL and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to help the textile industry manage water consumption more sustainably. This self-asses...

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Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle certification guides innovation and development in the personal care product and fashion industry by assessing product quality across five categories- material health, material utilization, renewable energy and carbon management, ...

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BlueSign

Bluesign is a holistic system that provides solutions in sustainable processing and manufacturing to industries and brands. Based on strict criteria, auxiliary material and services are developed to support the textile company specifically in its...

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Oeko Tex

Oeko-Tex consists of 18 independent research and test institutes in the field of textile and leather ecology. The partner institutes develop the test methods and limit values that creates the standards for product labels, sustainable textile & lea...

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Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria. The aim of the standard is to define requirements that ensure organic status of textiles,...

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Fairtrade Certified Cotton

Ninety percent of the world’s cotton farmers live in developing countries, which is where Fairtrade focuses its efforts. Fairtrade works with farmers who’ve formed small producer organizations, as well as contract production organizations in t...

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Global Recycle Standard

The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.

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Organic Content Standard

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that provides chain of custody verification for materials originating on a farm certified to recognized national organic standards. The primary goal of the OCS is to increa...

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Responsible Wool Standard

The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in sheep farms and chain of custody of wool from certified farms to the final product. The goals of the Responsible Wool Standard are to prov...

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Nordic Swan

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel creates sustainable solutions based on a life cycle assessment and an overall goal to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods. The label intends to drive tough requirements in all phases of...

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USDA Certified Organic

USDA's National Organic Program is a federal regulatory program develops and enforces uniform national standards for organically-produced agricultural products sold in the United States. The final certiffication an organic product receives is the ...

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Zque

ZQ is a wool certification, developed and owned by The New Zealand Merino Company. It is an on-farm standard and certifies growers to produce and grow wool in an ethical, sustainable practise. The growers are audited on a regular basis and adhere...

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Responsible Down Standard

The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) addresses animal welfare in the duck and geese supply chain and chain of custody of down and feather material from certified farms to the final product.The Responsible Down Standard aims to ensure that down and ...

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Climate Beneficial

Climate Beneficial verification is awarded to farmers by non-profit Fibershed as a way of ensuring that the process of farming wool is contributing to a net positive impact on the climate. This is done by raising sheep in such a way that the far...

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Leather Weather Group

Leather Working Group is an international, not-for-profit membership organisation and responsible for the world’s largest leather sustainability program. The Leather Working Group Environmental Audit certifies tanneries and leather tr...

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Regenerative Cotton Certification

Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) is a certification for food, fiber, and personal care ingredients. The goal of ROC is to promote holistic agriculture practices in an all-encompassing certification that increases soil organic matter over time ...

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IVN-Naturtextil

The aim of NATURTEXTIL IVN certified BEST standard is to define requirements to ensure the sustainable status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order...

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Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) — a global not-for-profit organisation — is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. Together with their partners they provide training on sustainable farming practices to more than 2.3 milli...

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Cotton Made in Africa

Cotton made in Africa, an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation, is one of the world’s leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. Their goal is to help people help themselves, via trade, in order to improve the living and working con...

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A sustainable brand that makes clothes out of milk, lotus and eucalyptus

Madhurima Singh, founder of Dhuri, a sustainable fashion label that uses natural fabrics such as milk, soya, banana, lotus and eucalyptus and also natural dyes, takes us through a detailed tour of her products and processes.

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Ecological Pest Management: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series

In this episode of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton webinar series, Dr. Jason Schmidt delves into ecological pest management. He discusses biodiversity and focuses on cover crops as a tool for natural pest management in cotton.

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Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia

Michel shares his knowledge as a leading natural dye experts, and provides insights on how he has updated the laborious traditional European methods into simpler, safer, modern recipes sensitive to issues of sustainability.

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Workshop “Recycling for Footwear and Apparel Industry”

The online workshop on ”Recycling for Footwear and Apparel Industry” is part of the specialized RECP training within the programme “European Union for Environment (EU4Environment)” carried out by UNIDO, as part of its work on Resource Effi...

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DyeCoo CO2 based textile dyeing

Dyecoo,a Netherlands based firm has developed the first CO2 based textile dyeing process. Its CEO Reimier Mommal takes us through the detailed process to show how liquid CO2 is used instead of water to dye textile fabrics.

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Ompure's organic weaving and dyeing in Indonesia

Yeishila, founder and designer of a sustainable womenswear brand, Ompure, that uses organic and recycled cotton and natural plant and bark based dyes takes us through a tour of detailed sustainable, traditional dye making and yan spinning process.

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Introduction to sustainable fashion design by Redress, an NGO

Kay Liu, the Education Director at Redress, a Hong Kong based NGO working for reducing textile waste in fashion shares her knowledge on how designers could play a major role towards sustainability of the fashion industry. She discusses three mode...

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Webinar on Advanced Technologies for Textile Wastewater

This webinar on Advanced technologies for textile wastewater treatment conducted by VentilAqua, a leading sustainable solutions provider, discusses the perspectives of industry experts on advanced oxidation processes as a sustainable method for te...

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Post industrial textile recycling in the circular economy

Accelerating Circularity is a collaborative industry project developed to accelerate the textile industry’s move from linear to circular. This discussion provides insights on the current technologies for textile recycling from prominent companies and emerging opportunities on the same.

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Ethics of sustainability in fashion

This panel discussion involving international experts from the sustainable fashion industry shares the experience of the experts in the field of sustainability - from developing strategy for large brands, enabling startup innovations, developing poli...

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Taking the pulse of the fashion industry

This video shares the key findings of the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report developed by The Boston Consulting Group and Global Fashion Agenda which was presented at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018. It discusses the current status of fashion...

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Workshop on zero waste fashion design

This workshop on sustainable fashion designs takes the insights from leading zero waste fashion designer Holly McQuillan. She is a designer, writer, and facilitator and teaches at Massey University School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand. She ...

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How to reach sustainable goals in fashion

This interview session is a part of Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017, where Tyler Brule from Monocle,a leading fashion magazine interviews Mark Langer, CEO of Hugo Boss, a German luxury fashion house on their strategies towards sustainable fashion, ...

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Brand strategies for improving sustainability in fashion

This interview session, part of Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017, shares the perspectives of Steven, CEO of The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Carlo, President of National Chamber of Italian fashion, towards sustainable fashion. It also...

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Zero waste - designs that waste nothing

Zero waste fashion design experts Timo and Michael take us through detailed presentations on how sustainable design practices could create a positive impact on the sustainability of the fashion industry and textile waste management

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Webinar on practices supporting sustainable and economic cotton production

This webinar conducted by National Centre for Appropriate Technology and Better Cotton Initiative discusses sustainable conservation practices available to cotton farmers. It outlines weed control benefits, water use efficiency, and reduction of ...

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The future of textiles & fabrics: an interview with Anne Marie Commandeur and Liesbeth In ‘T Hout

Material District interviews textile innovation experts Anne Marie Commandeur and Liesbeth in ‘t Hout. Commandeur is specialised in textile innovation for both interior and apparel. She works on material innovation, forecasting, colour trends an...

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Interview with Anna Gedda, Head Of Sustainability at H&M Group

To examine how companies in the fast fashion space see sustainability in the post-COVID world, Forbes sat down with Anna Gedda, the Head of Sustainability at H&M Group for an interview.

Gedda details the issues they navigated while the p...

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Interview With Kate Fletcher, Author of Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change and Craft of Use: Post-Growth Fashion

Kate Fletcher, a design activist, researcher and a consultant, supervises Ph.D. students at the Center for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion. She is the author of Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change and Craft of Use: Post-Gr...

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Interview with Sass Brown on the future of fashion and role of academics and designers

Sass Brown was the Founding Dean of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation. As a researcher, writer and educator, her area of expertise is ethical fashion, from slow design and heritage craft skills to recycling, reuse and alternative busine...

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Livia Firth on the importance of sustainability & slow fashion

Refinery 29 interviews Livia Firth, the Co-founder and Creative Director of Eco-age. The company, founded in 2007, has an impressive list of clients including Erdem, Gucci and Marks & Spencer. They educate clothing and apparel brands on how to imp...

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Sustainability instead of fast fashion: an interview with Lars Axelsson, CEO of Arket

Fashion United interview Lars Axelsson, the CEO of Arket. Arket is the new sustainable fashion label of the H&M family. Founded in 2017, it is setting an example in the fashion industry in terms of transparency- by mentioning all suppliers by pro...

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Starting a Sustainable Fashion Brand: An Interview With Designer, Sarvin

Leaders in Heels community interview Sarvin, the founder of Sarvin. Sarvin is an international sustainable luxury clothing brand based in the UK. The brand focuses on sustainable fashion made from high-quality eco-friendly fabrics and having uni...

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Interview with designer Mara Hoffman on sustainability in fashion

Fashion designer Mara Hoffman was the first-ever recipient of Unifi's "Leading the Change" award. The honor recognized her ongoing work in the sustainable fashion space. To find out more about sustainability practices within the Mara Hoffman bra...

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Interview with circular fashion designer Anyango Mpinga

Fashion designer Anyango Mpinga strong purpose towards circularity and sustainability. Alongside her work with fashion, Mpinga has also started her own non-profit organisation, Free As A Human, centred around raising awareness of human trafficki...

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Sustainable fashion interview Christina Dean, Founder of Redress and The R Collective

Christina Dean is the Founder of non-profit Redress and Co-Founder of upcycled fashion brand The R Collective. Through its work Redress runs sustainability based consumer education workshops, clothing drives, industry engagement and inspires the n...

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Interview with Anne-Ro Klevant Grown and Peter Stastny of Fashion for Good

Anne-Ro Klevant Groen is the communications manager for Fashion for Good and Peter Stastny is the the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Operations Manager. This interview is part of Voltage’s Forces for Good blog series, highlighting ...

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How Jen Lewis started her ethical handbag company

Jen Lewis is the founder of Purse & Clutch. By working directly with artisans in Guatemala, Mexico & Ethiopia, the company produces thoughtfully designed & ethically made handbags.

This interview with Global Garbs explores Lewis’ journ...

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Interview with Anita Dongre on how mindful consumption is key to sustainability in fashion

Anita Dongre launched her own sustainable label Anita Dongre Grassroot in 2015. The label sustainable sources fabrics featuring graphic prints; handwoven Benarasi brocade dresses; bandhani jackets featuring the traditional art of tie-dye or shirt...

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Interview with Alex McIntosh, Founder of Centre of Sustainable Fashion

Alex McIntosh is one of the founders of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a research centre at the London College of Fashion. Apart from continued academic work, he also advises fashion businesses through a consultancy, and bridges both the leading...

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Interview with Naomi Bailey-Cooper on championing fashion that does no harm

Naomi Bailey-Cooper, a fashion designer, has been on a mission to create non-synthetic alternatives to animal-based materials for the fashion industry. In this interview with Zerrin, she talks about her experiments with embellishment and explorin...

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Interview with Adi Reza, founder of Mycotech

Mycotech, an Indonesia-based startup transforming mushroom waste into plant-based, vegan-friendly leather.Zerrin caught up with CEO and co-founder Adi Reza to find out how mushroom waste can be turned into stylish accessories that look and feel li...

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Interview with Rakhee Shah of Maisha Concept

Before Rakhee Shah latched her label Maisha, she had a ten-year career in finance. Her label is known for making traditional craftsmanship look modern and desirable, blending distinctive prints with chic and often multi-functional silhouettes. Thi...

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Interview with Ka-Lai Chan of Manava, an accessory and homeware label

Ka-Lai launched Manava in 2016, a conscious accessory and homeware label. Her mission is to share artisanal Cambodian craft with the world, while improving the lives and income of the community. The community weaves label bags and functional home...

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Interview with Alice Wilby, leading sustainable fashion consultant

Alice Wilby is a leading sustainable fashion consultant and part of Novel Beings and the Extinction Rebellion Boycott Fashion group. Vevolution catches up with Wilby to discuss about what the future of sustainable fashion could look like.

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Interview with Nina Marenz, Founder of The Sustainable Angle

BoF sits down with the founder of The Sustainable Angle, Nina Marenz, to hear how she built her career in the nascent field of sustainable fabrics. The Sustainable Angle’s main initiative is the Future Fabrics Expo, the largest dedicated showcas...

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Interview with Gagan Pal, Vice President of Tata Power Solar on their solutions to the textile industry

Textile Magazine interviewed Gagan Pal, the Vice President of Tata Power Solar, on their services to the sustainability of the growing fashion industry.

The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power and one of the largest solar man...

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Interview with Karic Fleck, Founder of Vienna Textile Lab

Microorganisms tend to produce microbial dyes in response to altered growth conditions. This helps the microbes from external influences such as temperature or pH changes. Yet, their dyes can be an upcoming alternative in the fashion industry. Karin ...

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