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Machine at H&M store converts old clothes into new
The award-winning in-store recycling machine, Looop, first cleans the old material, followed by shredding and spinning it into yarn which is used to knit a new product. Looop is the winner of the Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Eastman makes Naia Renew fibre using recycled plastics
Customers are in need for soft, sustainable, and comfortable clothing in today’s market. As a result, Eastman has come up with a specialty cellulose fibre that is sustainable and made from recycled plastic and wood pulp.
Textile waste is future raw material says GlobalData
A four-year study by the Renewal Workshop revealed 82 per cent of what is considered apparel and textile waste can actually be renewed and resold, effectively meaning brands are ‘sitting on their next supply chain’, it said.
H&M picks Eastman Naia for its eco-luxe collection
Swedish fashion retailer, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), has chosen Eastman Naia Renew cellulosic fibres in its conscious exclusive autumn/winter 2020 collection. H&M’s sustainable womenswear collection will feature eco-luxe garments made from Naia Renew, a cellulosic yarn made from 60 per cent certified wood fibres and 40 per cent recycled waste plastics such as carpet fibres and plastic packaging.
PRO Ecuador ties up with Indian textile manufacturers
PRO Ecuador has been collaborating with Indian textile manufacturers like Raymond, Blackberry, SS Homme, etc., to drive the use of Corozo, also known as Vega Ivory, to promote green clothing and drive sustainable clothing trends in India.
Sympatex’s efforts for sustainability
After a rigorous selection process carried out by 35 international experts and decision-makers from research, business and government, the finalists of this year’s LAUNCH Circular Innovation Challenge were presented in front of a large audience.