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Coalition Launched in US to Shut Down Shein

In a severe blow to fast fashion brand Shein and just ahead of its plans to be listed on a US stock exchange within the year, a campaign to “shut down” the brand has been launched to "protect American consumers" and ensure a level-playing field.

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In a step to help the global textiles and apparel industry ramp up its efforts on facilitating collective action across the industry to deliver the 45% reduction needed by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched a Decarbonization Guide for its members.

Electrification could pave the path to decarbonization of the textile sector and scientists have identified and analysed four separate electrification pathways that could lower the CO2 footprint of this industry.

Sizing Solutions 2022
FESPA Global Expo 2022

Highlights of the Week

  • Pushing the Frontiers of Innovation: In the Name of Sustainability

    When design is used as a tool to optimise natural materials by using existing resources, a new product is born. The test is whether it can be used for the greater good of the planet. A bunch of designers are doing just that. profiles some. These are brought to you in association with and being presented at Munich Fabric Start

  • Philosophy Hasn’t Changed at Munich Fabric Start; It Reinvents by the Season

    Inspiring new products, innovative content and future-oriented themes is what Munich Fabric Start promises, even in these times of uncertainty. Frank Junker, Creative Director & Partner, Munich Fabric Start Exhibitions GmbH elaborates in this one-on-one with

  • Munich Fabric Start Set to Rock in Trends for Spring-Summer ‘24

    It's show time. It's the curtain-raiser for Spring-Summer ‘24. And it's the three-day international fabric trade show: Munich Fabric Start (MFS), beginning 24 January. It's the right occasion, the right time, the right place. A preview. 

  • Pushing the Frontiers of Innovation: Crafts That Concern and Communicate

    Innovation and sustainability are not disparate elements — they go hand in hand at Munich Fabric Start. The Sustainable Innovations forum at the event is a stepping stone towards big things for startups and design entrepreneurs. Simon Angel, the Curator of Sustainable Innovations, talks about newcomers and industry. Brought to you in association with and being presented at Munich Fabric Start

  • Pushing the Frontiers of Innovation: Diverse Weaves with Paper, Wood and Hair

    When yarns of art meld and intertwine with threads of science, there must emerge an innovative new weave. brings to you three designers and their craft. The three-day event gets under way on 24 January. These profiles are brought to you in association with and being presented at Munich Fabric Start

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Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
FESPA Global Print Expo
We see the growth potential of on-demand production in all markets we represent, not just textiles. Through our exhibition, we’re giving printers access to innovative technologies and supporting workflows to enable them to capitalise on growth opportunities, including on-demand printing. It’s an exciting time for the print industry as we gear up for a decade of further digitisation across all market sectors.

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Luis A Zugno
Luis A Zugno
Executive Secretary
International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies
Textile Exchange (TE) has accepted the official ISO 15115 definition of leather. This shows clearly that TE wants to promote transparency for the consumers by properly labelling the leather products and separating leather from the other materials that for now are called ‘Manmade non-fiber materials’. Hopefully this great example will be extended to other organisations, brands and institutions.