textile industry



Will Antiviral Fabrics Sustain Momentum in 2021?

These “new gen” fabrics became all the rage in 2020 and are poised to become a new market standard despite vaccines.

clock January 6, 2021Martino Carrera

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Behind the Sweden-based Partnership Scaling Up Textile Recycling

Beyond Retro and Bank and Vogue partner with Renewcell to transform 30,000 metric tons of used clothing a year into new goods.

clock November 11, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Jeans crafted from Roica Cradle to Cradle Gold Level certified denim.

Business Features

Fashion Positive Launches Industry’s First Circular Materials Guidelines

Its guidelines aim to align the fashion industry on circularity.

clock August 26, 2020Tracey Meyers

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Government and Trade

‘Fairness in the Factory But on the Farm,’ Too, Textile Experts Say

In recentering those working in factories and on farms, what role do fiber and textile standards in the industry play?

clock August 12, 2020Kaley Roshitsh



European Textile Makers Give Antiviral Fabrics a Try — Will They Work?

While addressing consumers’ safety and health concerns, these “new gen” fabrics pose questions of safety, sustainability and compliance with countries’ regulations.

clock July 16, 2020Martino Carrera



Textile Maker Colombo Group Debuts New Line After Lockdown

The Como, Italy-based textile firm is expanding its offer with Progetto 62 centered on creativity, innovation and sustainability.

clock July 7, 2020Martino Carrera



Reda Receives B Corp Certification

The Biella-based company is the first Italian textile maker to join B Corp’s global network of more than 3,400 certified firms.

clock July 6, 2020Martino Carrera

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Business Features

Looking Back at the Rana Plaza Tragedy: What’s Changed Amid the Pandemic?

The authors look at how human rights are faring in the garment sector after the seventh anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy.

clock June 29, 2020Kayla Winarsky Green and Viren Mascarenhas



Brands Need to Do Better, More When Communicating Sustainability Values

Convinced that sustainability is an engaging subject, Giusy Bettoni, the founder and ceo of CLASS, is adding new services to her consultancy helping brands to better communicate their green efforts.

clock June 11, 2020Martino Carrera

Government and Trade

Italian Fashion and Textile Companies Tripled Requests for Wage Support Measure in 2020

Wage support was mostly requested to aid blue collars workers.

clock May 28, 2020Sandra Salibian

The scene at the 29th edition of textile trade show Milano Unica.

Business Features

Italian Fashion and Textile Sector Down 3.5 Billion Euros in First Quarter

The sales decline might reach 9 billion euros by the end of the year, according to Confindustria Moda.

clock May 11, 2020Alessandra Turra

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Fashion Scoops

Short Takes: The Future of Fashion in Three Words

Sustainability leaders Marci Zaroff, Livia Firth, Lauren Singer, Dominique Drakeford and more answer one simple question.

clock April 22, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Milliken's Halsey Cook

Business Features

Milliken & Co. Sees Coronavirus Potentially Lifting U.S. Manufacturing

The South Carolina-based textile producer is using eight U.S. plants to create fabrics for protective gear.

clock April 6, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

The scene at the 30th edition of the Milano Unica textile trade show.

Fashion Scoops

Milano Unica Postpones Dates Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The textile trade fair, originally slated for July, will move to Sept. 7 to 9.

clock March 31, 2020Martino Carrera

Italy’s Textile Supply Chain Holds Out in Coronavirus Crisis


Italy’s Textile Supply Chain Holds Out in Coronavirus Crisis

From access to credit to sustainability and new purchasing habits, Italy’s textile entrepreneurs weigh in.

clock March 31, 2020Martino Carrera

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