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Recycling Denim into Hangtags

Recycling Denim into Hangtags

Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries (AFGI) has collaborated with Denimite to produce a fashion garment hangtag made from recycled denim.AFGI converts post-consumer recycled denim into fibers by processing discarded jeans, destined for landfills, using its state-of-the-art shredding facility. Denimite then turns this material into eye catching, edgy hangtags.The hangtag is made using an innovative 7-step process to turn old denim into new bio-based resin composites.The two companies designed...
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100% Recycled Power Fill Insulation

100% Recycled Power Fill Insulation

Polartec (USA) has introduced the upgraded Polartec  Power Fill  insulation, now made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.This best-in-class fill insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80% recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this sought after milestone more quickly than previously thought possible.Polartec has now upcycled over one billion post-consumer plastic bottles into hundreds of fabric styles and category-creating platforms. Pola...
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How Kitex Achieves Better Quality Through Better Technology

How Kitex Achieves Better Quality Through Better Technology

While India has built a reputation for being a technology center, one rarely thinks of it as a center for apparel or textile technology. Although many of the nation’s apparel producers are still driven by low cost manual labor, the industry leaders are looking to technology to boost efficiency and quality. One of the leaders in tech-driven manufacturing is Kitex Garment Limited, which produces more than 6 million garments annually.  The Kerala-based company specializes in ch...
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New Sustainable Leather from Mushrooms

New Sustainable Leather from Mushrooms

Mushrooms are becoming a new off-menu ingredient. The fungus is now the basis for sustainable leather.
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The Greening of Pakistan

The Greening of Pakistan

Can one company change an entire industry? Muhammad Sohail has a vision for Pakistan’s textile industry and his company, Green Textiles International (GTI), is working with companies to help them find practical, commercially viable ways to become more sustainable.
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How Anubha is Using Innovative Technology to Drive Sustainability

How Anubha is Using Innovative Technology to Drive Sustainability

The demand for sustainable denim is being met by a new breed of mills that are being built from the ground up to meet the highest possible environmental standards. Anubha Industries, a specialist in denim and piece dyed fabric, is part of this new generation that is unburdened by legacy equipment and processes.  The mill was established in 2013 and from beginning has made sure that their entire production is sustainable. “All of our inputs are sustainable and managed through...
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How Denim Continues to Win Market Share

How Denim Continues to Win Market Share

In a hyper competitive market, jeans are finding new ways to remain on consumers’ shopping lists. Although jeans remain a fashion favorite, increasing competition from other casualwear options, as well as just the sheer number of denim brands in the market, has challenged brands and retailers to find new ways to keep their products exciting. “Today the two biggest challenges we face in the denim market are: Convincing the consumer, who already owns several pairs of jeans, t...
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Recycled Polyester Sees Steady Growth, but Apparel is Not the Key Driver

Recycled Polyester Sees Steady Growth, but Apparel is Not the Key Driver

From a slow start, this eco-friendly material is gaining consumer acceptance, and moving into new categories. Within a decade, sustainable products have evolved from ‘window dressing’ to ‘must haves’ for brands and retailers. One of the core ways that brands are introducing sustainability into their collections is through the use of recycled materials – primarily recycled polyester. Major international brands including Zara, H&M, Marks and Spencer, Levi&rsq...
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