Sustainable Textiles Launchpad @E2expo

Developing a product and launching the same is a critical, yet exciting phase in a company where a lot of work and determination goes into it. Product Launchpad makes finding such products in an industry that actively works on product and design improvements to accommodate customers' demand simplistically.

This section presents newly released products that are sustainable, loaded with new features, and delivers on solving acute environmental challenges present in the textile and apparel industry.

2021

Transparent, breathable surgical mask

Company : HM Care

HelloMask is a new type of mask with the technology that makes it transparent, medically safe and breathable. The transparent surgical face mask will let the wearer’s face and expressions to be visible completely without hampering protection...

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2021

Reclaimed nylon waste based backpack collections

Company : Osprey, Hyosung

Osprey features Hyosung’s new GRS certified, Mipan® regen robic high-tenacity nylon (made with 100% reclaimed waste) in its multi-sport Talon/Tempest series, a travel backpack, which has been completely redesigned.

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2020

Circular cellulose based backpack reuse concept

Company : Spinnova

Spinnova, the wood fibre producer from Finland, and Bergans, manufacturer of outdoor equipment from Norway, have introduced the Collection of Tomorrow concept, a fully circular, subscription-based takeback and reuse concept. Their first prototype in this collection is a cellulosic backpack.

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2020

Nitrogen based natural jeans dyeing technology

Company : Karl Mayer

Traditional jeans production processes involve use of harmful dyeing chemicals contributing to huge environmental impacts. Greendye is an innovative technology for producing jeans fabrics with minimized ecological footprint. The technology utilize...

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2020

Open source 3D printed reusable custom mask

Company : Maker Mask

The Maker Mask is a fully 3D printable NIH approved respirator mask using readily available materials found at any local hardware store, or purchased in bulk. The mask features an easily replaceable HEPA Filter respirator inspired system that allo...

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2020

Paper and wood cellulose based facemask

Company : Reel Group

ReelShield Flip is a plastic free alternative for facemasks. The mask consists of an adjustable headband made from responsibly-sourced paper and a transparent visor made of cellulose extracted from woodpulp. Once used, it can be disposed of with o...

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2020

Home-grown microbial cellulose facemask

Company : Sum Studios

Elizabeth Bridges and Garrett Benisch of Sum Studio have created a microbial cellulose face mask. They decided to grow their own bacterial cellulose face mask in their home quarantine kitchen using a common bacteria, called Acetobacter Xylinum, th...

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2020

Tencel fibres based stylish classic apparel collections

Company : Zalora

Zalora Basics’ Tencel fibres capsule contains a collection, offering 44 styles, including tops, bottoms, dresses, jumpsuits, a hijab and a turban. Tencel fibres originate from the renewable raw material wood, and are certified compostable and biodegradable.

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2020

Responsible packaging program to tackle fashion’s packaging waste - an initiative by prAna

Company : prAna

The Responsible Packaging Movement (RPM), is a program to create industry-wide change in packaging and inspire other fashion brands and consumers to do the same. prAna believes that from the farm to the factory to everyone's closets, people ha...

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2020

Reusable personal protective equipment for hospital applications

Company : Loyal Textile Mills

Loyal Textiles Mills Ltd has collaborated with Reliance Industries Ltd and HeiQ to launch a reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) with triple viral shield technology. Reliance’s R|Elan FeelFresh fibre, which is inherently anti-mi...

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2020

Repurposed plastics based polyester for mobile accessories

Company : Samsung Electronics

Samsung has partnered with an eco textile company, Kvadrat to launch a range of upcycled accessories such as phone cases and straps for the brand’s devices. The latest line of accessories will be made from upcycled materials - specifically f...

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2020

Recycled cotton based clothing collections

Company : H&M, Renewcell

A clothing range launched by H&M uses Circulose in Conscious Exclusive collection. Circulose is a new fiber made by recovering cotton from worn-out old clothes and is produced by Stockholm-based sustainable startup Renewcell. The unique fabric...

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2020

Sustainable antimicrobial textile odour prevention technology

Company : Devan Chemicals

Microbes can bring some unpleasant consequences. Objectionable odour, unsightly stains and allergic responses are just a few of the drawbacks related to microbial growth. Biome is a permanent, non-harmful anti-microbial odour control technology wh...

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2020

Recycled polymer fabric based swimwear collections

Company : Kampos

Kampos has launched a socially-responsible, environmentally friendly line of luxury clothing which is made of recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets that celebrates the history and beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. The fibers are made by two fir...

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2020

Recycled plastic based footwear and apparel collections

Company : Puma, First Mile

It is a new collection of footwear and clothing, made from recycled plastic launched by Puma in partnership with First Mile. The collection is made entirely from recycled yarns and serves PUMA’s initiative of being “Forever Better&rdqu...

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2020

Sustainable textile supply chain management service

Company : Treadler

Part of H&M Group, Treadler lets their clients to utilize H&M Group's supply chain to overcome initial business barriers and accelerate sustainable change. Treadler is an end-to-end B2B service and through Treadler, H&M will be off...

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2020

Sugarcane waste based polyester textiles

Company : Picture Organic Clothing

Demain Jacket - a snow jacket - introduced by Picture Organic Clothing has a protective, 3-layer shell, featuring the new Xpore nano-porous membrane and Bio sourced Polyester, made from sugarcane waste. The two new technologies advance the eco-foc...

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2020

Biodegradable nylon based textiles

Company : Toray

Ecodear is an environmentally friendly, plant-based synthetic nylon introduced by Toray. This biodegradable nylon promises the same performance as a conventional nylon. ECODEAR is based on polylactic acid (PLA) derived from plants. 

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2020

Innovative cellulose fibre mass dyeing method

Company : Spinnova

The inherent dyeing developed by Spinnova and Kemira is a process in which the cellulosic fiber mass is dyed before extruding into filament. Spinnova’s innovation originates from the pulp and paper industry.

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2020

Pre-consumer recycled cotton based streetwear collections

Company : Champion

Champion Australia has announced a recycled range, Rebound, a sustainable streetwear made from forty-five percent pre-consumer recycled cotton. The range includes wardrobe staples like tees, hoodies, bucket hats and more.

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2020

Online platform for circular textile supply chain

Company : ATID - Alexander Taylor

Textile inventory management is very complex owing to its increased environmental and economical challenges and collection processes present additional challenges for companies looking to recycle them. ATID is an online platform that will sell tec...

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2020

Fibersort technology for textile recycling

Company : The Fibersort Consortium Partners - Circle Economy

Textile sorting is a complex process owing to variety of fibres making a clothing. With current manual sorting, efficient fibre separation is not achieved which makes recycling methods very challenging. Fibersort machine is a sorting technology th...

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2020

Coffee based face mask

Company : Vertitas Bespoke - ShoeX

With increasing demand for face masks in recent times, there has also been growing concerns with single use masks which could create pollution. AirX has been introduced as the world’s first face mask made from Vietnamese coffee. The mask is ...

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2020

Anti-viral textile treatment technology

Company : HeiQ

With increasing demand for hygiene clothing, many companies are innovating sustainable solutions for the same. HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a textile treatment designed to provide textiles with antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is used for ant...

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2020

Multiguard yarn monitor for textile quality assurance

Company : Karl Mayer

Warp breaks represent a major problem in high speed weaving machines which arise due to irregular thread tensions. These result in poor quality textiles and use of excess raw materials.

Karl Mayer’s newly launched Multi Guard yarn ...

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2020

Online textile upcycling marketplace on EBay

Company : Vaude

Textile production generates huge amounts of solid wastes such as textile scraps, off-cuts etc. which present a huge problem to the manufacturer for proper disposal. Under the motto “From remnants to raw materials” Vaude and Ebay have ...

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2020

Recycled fabric based backpack collections

Company : JanSport

Irresponsible disposal of plastics have become a major environmental issue and efforts are going on to divert them through recycling and other methods. As an effort for this, JanSport has launched the Recycled SuperBreak, their first backpack with...

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2020

Digital microlearning tool for climate resilience in animal husbandry

Company : IDH, Kuza

IDH, in partnership with Kuza, has launched a digital microlearning toolkit for farmer capacity building in watershed management, animal husbandry and good agricultural practices in cotton, maize, tomatoes and cabbage under its Mozambique Climate ...

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2020

Sustainable fashion certification standard from Friend of the Earth organization

Company : Friend of the Earth

Need for stringent sustainability standards and certification has increased in the last few years in all industries with a special focus on the fashion sector, owing to increasing awareness of sustainability among the consumers. This has led to ma...

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2020

STeP certification for Klopman's Jakarta textile plant

Company : Klopman Argo International

Standards and certifications play a major role in promoting the quality of a sustainable product. This holds good for fashion products. Klopman Argo International, a leading Italian textile firm has announced that its new Indonesian plant has...

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2020

Smart agriculture solution for sustainable cotton farming

Company : Nokia and Vodafone India Foundation

Emerging concerns over conventional cotton farming in terms of unsustainable land and resources use has led to companies develop smart agricultural solutions for efficient ecosystem management while also enhancing the crop yield.

In this...

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2020

Blockchain enabled traceability platform launched by Lenzing

Company : Lenzing

Lenzing Group has launched a digital platform for its Tencel and Lenzing Ecovero branded fibres. The platform would provide customers, partners and consumers with an overview across the entire textile supply chain.

The company has been t...

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2019

Mycelium based natural leather

Company : Mycoworks

Traditional leather manufacturing practices are highly toxic affecting the environment to a great extent. Reishi is a biodegradable material that mimics leather, developed using Mycelium (a type of fungus) that gives the material a versatile leath...

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2019

Biodegradable jeans using undyed denim

Company : Lee Jeans

Current jeans production practices are unsustainable due to the harmful dyeing chemicals and the synthetic accessories used which makes the product non-degradable. Lee Jeans' Back to Nature is a capsule collection of denim pieces that can be c...

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2019

Regenerated nylon yarn based recyclable luxury bags

Company : Prada Group, Aquafil

Plastics and nylon wastes present an increased threat to the marine environment. In order to protect ocean environment while also reducing the need for new synthetic fibers in textiles, the Prada Re-Nylon collection launches with six classic acces...

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2019

Green reducing chemicals for textile dyeing

Company : South India Textile Research Association (SITRA)

Conventional harmful reducing chemicals used for textile dyeing result in huge environmental impacts. Further, the conventional process of natural indigo dyeing is tedious and only limited amounts of fabric or yarn can be handled. Green Reduction ...

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2019

Blockchain technology for eco fibre traceability in apparel sector

Company : TextileGenesis™

With increasing environmental concerns over existing textile industry practices, many brands and customers are looking for complete traceability across the value chain to ensure sustainability.

TextileGenesis is a plaform that tracks sus...

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2019

Eco-friendly fibres for garment interlinings

Company : Chargeurs PCC

Sustainable 50 features the first complete collection of garment interlinings made with eco-responsible materials. Its materials include BCI cotton, hemp, recycled polyester textiles and recycled plastic. The interlinings provide structural stabil...

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2019

Made-to-order textile business model to prevent overproduction

Company : Katla

Katla is a sustainable and made-to-order womenswear brand. The on-demand manufacturing allows the company to avoid wasteful overproduction. The garments are manufactured at high quality and ethical factories in the US. Katla injects fashion aesthe...

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2019

Dyeing auxiliary for green polyester dyeing

Company : Huntsman Textile Effects

Eriopon E3-Save is a dyeing auxiliary for the “single-bath scour-dye-reduction clear concept” providing the shortest possible processing cycle for polyester. Eriopon E3-Save dyeing auxiliary delivers in all critical stages of polyester...

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2019

Regenerative technology for textile fibre recycling

Company : Worn Again Technologies

Worn Again Technologies has developed a chemical process to turn used polyester and cotton clothing, PET plastic bottles and packaging, back into raw materials. This facilitates recycling of blended polyesters. Their advanced recycling technology ...

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2019

Agro waste based sustainable dye fermentation technology

Company : Colorifix Technologies

Colorifix converts agricultural waste products into dyes using microbes, reducing the water and energy required to produce the dyes. It aims to cut the toxic chemicals and resource-intensive requirements of the dyeing industry by using microbes su...

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2019

Circular textile supply chain platform

Company : Rapanui

Increasing concerns over sustainable post consumer textile waste management has led to many brands develop innovative business models for clothing collection and recycling. Teemill is an online platform for circular economy clothing material made ...

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2019

Recycled fibre technology from cotton scraps and wood

Company : Lenzing

Increasing demand for natural fibres has resulted in the need for cellulose fibres for textiles which are naturally biodegradable. However, using virgin fibres for each clothing has its own environmental impacts. Refibra is Lenzing's technolog...

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2019

Responsible stock management labels for textile manufacturers

Company : Tengiva

Textile overstock or unsold inventory has been found to be increasing every year and fashion brands are looking for sustainable alternatives. These materials ultimately end up in landfills as waste creating huge environmental impact. Tengiva has l...

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2019

Naturally dyed eucalyptus fabric sheets

Company : Buffy

Harmful chemicals used in the fibre cultivation and processing of bedspreads and related materials have been directly linked to several human diseases. Studies have shown that these can lead to the development of cancer, endocrine problems and mor...

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2019

Reused cotton and recycled polyester for denim

Company : Isko

Denim production and processing presents several environmental impacts from cotton cultivation to dyeing and finishing. It also includes the challenges from using synthetic fibers. Isko has launched the R-TWO programme, a denim collection which re...

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2019

Biodegradable women's wear to be part of US brand Outerknown collections

Company : Outerknown

With increasing harmful environmental effects from textile industry, many brands have started implementing sustainable practices across the value chain to capture the early markets. Further, managing fair labour conditions presents a huge problem ...

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2019

Bamboo and recycled plastics based sneakers

Company : Cariuma

Traditional footwear making materials such as rubber, leather and plastics present several environmental and economic challenges such as chrome tanning, rubber plantation maintenance etc. Cariuma has hence developed a sustainable sneaker by mixing...

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2019

Global circular textile material manufacturing - PurFi's collaboration with Concordia Textiles

Company : PurFi

PurFi, the U.S. developer of high-end products derived from rejuvenated textile waste streams, has announced a joint venture with Belgium-based manufacturing partner Concordia Textiles. The joint venture enables the integration of innovative susta...

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2019

First government sustainable textile label in Germany

Company : Germany's Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

Increasing sustainability challenges in the growing fashion industry has resulted in consumers looking for more eco-friendly products which are authorized by recognized organizations for their sustainability across the product value chain. In this...

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2019

Toolbox to improve textile wastewater footprint

Company : The Sustainability Consortium

Increasing demand for sustainable wastewater treatment in the fashion industry has resulted in many brands exploring cost-effective, advanced sustainable technologies. While several research and implementation projects are happening in this area, ...

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2019

Compostable packaging launched for fashion brands

Company : SupplyCompass

SupplyCompass, a product development and production management platform for sustainable fashion brands has launched a compostable packaging range made from corn based biopolymer and is durable and waterproof and waterproof as plastic. 

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2019

Online tool for responsible sourcing decisions from Google

Company : Google and Current Global

Google has collaborated with innovation consultancy Current Global, to launch a pilot program, to build a new data analytics and machine learning tool which would enable fashion brands make responsible sourcing decisions.

The tool to be ...

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2018

Biodegradable textile waterproofing technology

Company : OrganoClick

OrganoTex® Textile waterproofing is a biodegradable water repellent product applied on garments or textile products by spray-on. The product re-impregnates garments and textile products where the previous impregnation has been worn-out or impr...

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2018

Sustainable cotton textile pretreatment technology for efficient dyeing

Company : Dow Chemicals

Ecofast Pure is a pretreatment applied before the dyeing process to produce cationic cotton. Cotton modified with Ecofast Pure will have a higher affinity for dyes. Textiles treated with Ecofast Pure include knit and woven fabric, denim and garments.

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2018

Seawool fabric from recycled oyster shells

Company : Siizu

Wool production from animals contributes to an increase in GHGs and other sustainability issues at every part of the value chain. Siizu's SeaWool Fabric has been developed as an alternative, eco-friendly textile that is sourced from an unlikel...

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2018

Biodegradable synthetic insulation and performance fabrics

Company : PrimaLoft

Environmental impacts of non-degradable synthetic textiles are well-known in the textile industry. These materials cause microplastics pollution on land and waterbodies. PrimaLoft Bio is a biodegradable, 100% recycled synthetic insulation and perf...

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2016

Nanotechnology for textiles to control odour and microbes

Company : Fuze Biotech

Current chemical based odour control technologies are a topic of discussion owing to their negative impacts on environment and humans. Fuze is a permanent, chemical-free nanotechnology based solution that can be applied to any surface or textile t...

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2016

Elcatex Group invests $150 million for biomass plant for its new synthetic fabrics plant

Company : Elcatex Group

Elcatex, a leading Honduras based textile mill has announced that it would invest $150 million for setting up a biomass plant for its new synthetics and stretch apparel factory which is to be built at an investment of $120 million. 

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2012

Biodegradable nitrile gloves range

Company : Showa Gloves

Showa’s Eco Best Technology® (EBT) offers biodegradable gloves without compromising the degree of protection and performance. Their biodegradable nitrile gloves are the industry’s first, and Showa offers the most extensive selectio...

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2010

Innovative cellulose conversion technology for recycled fibres

Company : Ioncell®

Textile waste management has become the key focus area today owimg to the adverse impact the waste has on the environment. Ioncell® is a technology that turns used textiles, pulp or even old newspapers into new textile fibers sustainably and w...

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