Sustainable Textiles Innovation @ E2expo

The 2020-2030 period is likely to witness an explosion of research and innovation efforts to make textiles and fashion sustainable.

Get to know of the impactful innovations based on E2Expo team's curation and evaluation

2020

Seawater plants based textile fabrics and accessories

Company : SaltyCo

Growing sustainability issues in textiles have led to many researchers and companies finding new natural raw materials. An interdisciplinary team of students from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art have found a way to make Read More

2020

New automation software for energy efficiency in textiles

Company : B&R Industrial Automation GmBH

B&R, a leading industrial automation solutions provider from Austria, has developed a textile factory automation system called Edge Controller to enable factory operators to monitor all energy sources in a single system. With EnMon (Energy monitor...

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2020

Textile wastewater sludge management - a novel sustainable solution

Company : SeaChange Technologies

Textile industry contributes to 20% of the total industrial water pollution. Of the several processes across the value chain, dyeing and finishing are the major consumers of water followed by harmful chemicals and dyes which results in the generat...

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2020

Novel advanced zero liquid discharge and water reuse solutions for Indian textile industries from DuPont

Company : DuPont

Growing concerns over increased consumption of freshwater by textile industries and challenges in the sustainable treatment of wastewater and their discharge have resulted in many companies exploring sustainable, cost effective zero liquid dischar...

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2020

New smart energy saving solutions for cross textile factory energy management

Company : Delta Electronics

Replacing conventional equipment with energy efficient ones enables better energy management; however, having a central digital system to monitor all the energy related processes, enables the textile factories implement immediate actions to furthe...

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2020

Microbial solutions for cotton stalk composting

Company : ICAR-CIRCOT

Cotton stalk burning, while it is a must, has its own challenges and composting is difficult owing to their woody nature. Conventional cotton waste composting takes about 3 to 6 months depending on the process conditions.

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2019

Water-less sustainable dyeing solutions for recycled polyester textiles

Company : Chromuch

Polyester dyeing is a complex process and has its own challenges such as colour levelness, dyeing resilience, colour repetition and more. Further water consumption is a problem for textile dyeing. Chromuch advances a new standard in sustai...

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2019

Carbon renewal and polyester renewal technology for circular plastics

Company : Eastman Chemical Company

Traditional plastics and synthetic fibre recycling technologies are costly and have challenges with process efficiency and product quality. Eastman Chemical Company is a global advanced materials and specialty additives firm that produces a broad...

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2019

Innovative chemical process for polyester textile recycling

Company : Moral Fiber

Moral Fiber, a Los-Angeles based firm has developed a 3-step chemical process, to separate polyester from blended waste fabrics which can be spun into new yarns. The equipment needed for this transformation can fit into a small shipping container,...

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2019

Machine Learning to reduce waste in fashion industry

Company : Synflux

Research collective Synflux has developed a system of digitised couture that reduces the amount of fabric needed to make clothes by creating garments that exactly fit the wearer’s body. Called Algorithimic Couture, the project was presented at Desi...

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2019

Carbon Renewal Technology

Company : Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman’s carbon renewal technology breaks down waste plastics into molecular building blocks like carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbon renewal technology serves as a game-changer for recycling because it provides an end-of-life solution for many pl...

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2019

Carbon Renewal Technology

Company : Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman’s carbon renewal technology breaks down waste plastics into molecular building blocks like carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbon renewal technology serves as a game-changer for recycling because it provides an end-of-life solution for many pl...

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2018

Bioinspired textile fiber from liquid protein gel

Company : Spintex

Spintex has reproduced spider's unique spinning capabitilities artificially. They spin the fibres at room temperature, just by pulling from a liquid protein gel, without harsh chemicals. Their process is more ef...

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2018

Digital clothing - novel 3D fashion using blockchain technology

Company : The Fabricant

Growing needs of sustainability and transparency have enabled many companies to offer digital solutions to ease the operations while maintaining efficiencies. The Fabricant is a digital clothing company which operates at the intersection of fashio...

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2018

Business intelligence for real-time inspection of fabric production

Company : Smartex

Textile production is a complex process involving resource intensive inputs across the value chain. Quality control is critical to efficiently manage the resources and minimize waste while also improving the product quality and profits. Current qu...

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2018

Novel chemical free wood pulp cellulose production

Company : Spinnova

Traditional cellulose fibre production involves chemical treatment using harmful solvents which pose a problem to the environment and workers.

Spinnova, a Finland based firm has developed an innovative technology to convert wood pulp in...

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2017

Digital platform enabling circular economy model in textiles and fashion

Company : Circular.fashion

Circular.fashion has created software that interconnects circular design, circular retail models, and closed-loop recycling technologies enable fashion brands to design circular garments. Circular clothes are attributed to an iden...

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2017

Dissolvable threads for smart garment recycling

Company : Resortecs

Textile recycling is a time-consuming, costly process involving manual removal of zippers and buttons. Resortecs solves this problem by producing a dissolvable stitching thread for easy repair and recycling of garments. Used in at...

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2017

Bacterial dyes for textile fabric dyeing

Company : The Vienna Textile Lab

The Vienna Textile Lab is a biotechnology company which works on fabricating natural dyes from microorganisms such as bacteria. They fabricate organic dyes from bacteria that are naturally occurring to provide a sustainable altern...

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2016

Seaweed based degradable yarn for apparel and accessories

Company : Algiknit

Algiknit is developing biomaterials for the fashion industry from what is called 'the most renewable organisms on earth'. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, AlgiKnit is creating durable yet rapidly degradabl...

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2016

Fabrics from fermenting wine, beer and coconut water

Company : Nanollose

Plant cellulose fibres are one of the most sustainable materials for textiles as they easily biodegrade, however, the raw material cultivation is resource intensive and felling of trees has environmental impacts. Nanollose is an Australian based b...

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2016

Infinited Fiber Company

Company : Infinited Fiber Company

Infinited Fiber Company is a Finnish biotech founded in 2016 to commercialize a breakthrough recycling technology that can turn cellulose-rich raw materials – like cotton-rich textile waste, used cardboard, or wheat or rice straw – into high-qual...

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2015

Apple industry waste for sustainable leather alternatives

Company : Frumat - Apple Skin

Frumat uses apples to create a bio-based leather alternative called AppleSkin. Apple pectin is an industrial waste product from the juice industry, that can be used to create sustainable materials that are totally compos...

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2015

Renewable textile dyes using enzymes and microorganisms

Company : Pili

Pili uses enzymes and microorganisms to transform sugar into vibrant, fully renewable pigments for textiles through natural processes. Pili aims to replace chemical processes with microbial fermentation....

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2015

Molecular chemistries for durable apparel and accessories from natural fibres

Company : Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.

With increasing concerns over climate change, many industries prefer natural materials over synthetics owing to sustainability aspects, however, the property of durability becomes a question. This holds good for the fashion industry considering it...

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2015

Genetically engineered microbes for polyester textile recycling

Company : Ambercycle

Reusing waste and limiting the introduction of virgin materials has great economic and environmental value. This fact holds good especially for synthetic textiles as they involve use of nonrenewable resources and do not degrade. Further, the exist...

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2015

Novel anaerobic digestion process for livestock manure management

Company : Sustainable Green Technologies

Anaerobic digestion is a well-known recommended process for sustainable livestock manure management. Recent technology advances have improved the efficiency of the conventional process to produce high quality biogas with improved yield.

I...

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2015

Natasha Franck is powering a connected and circular future for fashion

Company : Eon

Eon is the textile industry’s first IoT SaaS platform for digital identities — managing real time data to drive applications and analytics for billions of products across the lifecycle. After years of research to design and build this digital...

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2015

Pili

Company : Pili

Pili, is using microbial fermentation to produce sustainable textile dyes. They are developing a completely new dye technology, designing enzymatic cascades that turn renewable carbon feedstocks, such as sugar, into textile dyes. Using the specificit...

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2014

Kapok tree fibres for natural textile yarns and fabrics

Company : Pro Flocus

Flocus is a textile brand that produces natural yarns blends, fabrics, and fillings made with kapok, a natural cellulose fiber found in the dried fruit of the kapok tree. The kapok trees are self-sufficient and can be naturally g...

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2014

Global return logistics management platform for online retailers

Company : ReBOUND Returns

ReBOUND Returns offers global return logistics management platform with its comprehensive software. Their intelligent returns platform can be embedded into the end-to-end operations by allowing warehouse staff to scan returns...

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2014

Reworking vintage garments to high-end women's streetwear

Company : Frankie Collective

Textile overstock are always a problem for product manufacturers owing to their challenges with cost and environment. Frankie Collective is dedicated to reworking excess products into high-demand streetwear styles. Vintage garment...

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2013

Nanotech for hospital textiles - sustainable binder chemicals for textile finishing

Company : Nano Textile Ltd.

Nano Textile is the result of a 12million euro European Commission funded project -SONO-FP7, which was focused on the development of an antibacterial finishing of fabrics using ZnO especially for hospital textile applicati...

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2013

Fungi and agro waste for sustainable leather

Company : Mycotech Lab

Mycotech Lab, is an Indonesian firm producing sustainable leather products from agricultural waste and mushroom mycelia. The company partners with local communities to carry out the entire production process across the value chain.

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2012

Upcycling textile factory waste into limited edition fabric collections

Company : Doodlage

Doodlage upcycles factory waste into short limited edition collections. They recycle post consumer waste and post cutting scraps into new fabrics to create season-less well finished garments made for longevity. The waste generated...

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2010

Biodegradable PHAs from methane and biopolymer formulation as textile fibres

Company : Mango Materials

Mango Materials focuses on the production of PHAs from methane and biopolymer formulation. Typically, plastic pellets (also known as chips) are melted down to make something — film for plastic bags, or fiber for yoga pants, for ...

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2010

Banana fibre based apparel and accessories

Company : Ananafit Private Limited

Ananafit deals with sustainable development and has produced shirts and sarees out of over 45 natural fibres including banana, pineapple, bamboo, jute and even aloe vera. Ananafit has partnered with over 20 local weavers from vill...

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2010

Artifex - state of the art on energy efficiency in the textile industry

Company : Jetrun EnergoEco

Jetrun EnergoEco commissioned the HVAC equipment at Artifex, a textile manufacturing plant in Focsani, Romania. The textile production processes involved various types of activities, each activity requiring a different microclimate. The client wante...

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2009

Handcrafted footwear from tires

Company : Indosole

Landfilling of tires is a major problem as they come up to the top of the landfills by trapping methane gases and damaging caps and liners. Indosole is an organic, repurposed footwear firm in California, with a manufacturing facil...

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Wear2Go

Company : Wear2Go

Wear2Go is involved and committed to create sustainable and/or circular textile solutions.With the innovative Wear2™ Ecostiching Technology it is possible to disassemble all kind of different textiles - or accessories - with as result an easy creat...

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