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2030 Carbon Footprint from Fashion Consumption to be Highest in Australia Among G20 Nations; Lowest in India

The projected 2030 average carbon footprint of fashion consumption (measured in CO2e) for G20 countries is the highest in Australia, and the lowest in India. On average, the emissions of the richest 20% were 20 times higher than the emissions of the poorest 20%, according to a recent study.

 
 

FLASHPOINT: CLIMATE

With the intent to ensure that the cost of preserving forest is shared more equitably by the two ends of the supply chain and between majority and minority world countries, Textile Exchange and the Leather Working Group (LWG) are putting out a call to action for brands and retailers to commit to sourcing all their leather from verified deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier.

Target Corporation would be a new lead funder of the $250 million Fashion Climate Fund of the Apparel Impact Institute, which is working towards meeting the fashion industry's step towards reducing carbon emissions.

 
 

FOCUS: COTTON

 
 

FOCUS: LEATHER

 

Highlights of the Week

  • Denim PV Not Another Sourcing Event, But Melting Pot for Ideas

    Denim’s been a hardy survivor, so have been its stakeholders. And as they congregate at the 'responsible denim fashion event', considered the Mecca for the sector—the Denim Première Vision (Denim PV), at Berlin beginning tomorrow—more than 80 exhibitors, after going through an intensive selection process, will showcase their wares as also their approach in terms of sustainability.

  • Regenerative Cotton Is Most Pragmatic Way to Stop Climate Change

    Founded in 1953, Orta transformed from a spinning & weaving company to a denim manufacturer in 1985. Today, Orta operates in Turkey with its 1000+ employees, creating a platform for leading manufacturers to step up and reclaim a denim industry where more aesthetics leads to more ethics. Orta’s Sustainability Consultant N Sebla Önder dwells at length on a holistic approach into creating eco-positive denim.

  • That’s How Denim Companies Came out of the Pandemic

    The pandemic is as good as over—touch wood. The new normal has brought newer challenges. But, how did denim players tide over the COVID-19 crisis. texfash.com looks ahead even as it looks back.

  • Produce Less, Better and What Is Necessary. That's Real Sustainability: Paolo Gnutti

    Paolo Gnutti, described as the ‘Wizard of Denim’ and creator of fashion and trends in the indigo world for 35 years, formed 'PG By Paolo Gnutti' in 2018 as a 'Made in Italy’ enterprise focused on garments for mid to high-end productions. Gnutti has joined hands with denim giant ISKO for a new fabric collection: ISKO Luxury by PG. The official launch was held at the ongoing Denim Premiere Vision in Berlin on Tuesday, 17 May. A quick chat.

  • Denim Sustainability No More a Trend, It’s Now an Obligation

    As the Denim Premiere Vision marks its return to a physical format today at Berlin, the big hope kindled is that there will be a strong showcase of sustainable and ecological treatments and articles. texfash.com talks to a cross-section of exhibitors and visitors.

  • EU Textiles Strategy: What it Means for the Denim Sector

    The new EU Textiles Strategy is all about circular economy. How equipped is the denim sector to meet its demands? Texfash.com probes

  • Companies that Consider Sustainability an Expense Will Not Survive

    Established in 1951, Bossa is one of the largest integrated textile corporations of Turkey with its facility in Adana. General Manager Onur Duru talks about Bossa's production philoshophy and the drivers that are changing the denim sector.

  • Denim PV is Eclectic: Each Exhibitor Has to Go Through an Intensive Selection Process

    If there is an event for the denim industry that is a *must*, then it is Denim Première Vision. As exhibitors and visitors ready themselves for the two-day Berlin edition of Denim PV that starts on 17 May, Show Manager Fabio Adami Dalla Val and Product Manager Manon Mangin tell texfash.com, what it will be like to be at the coveted event.

  • Denim Companies Trying to Do Their Bit, But Will That Be Enough?

    To be able to source/manufacture earth-friendly denim, communication is key which calls for a need to stay constantly updated. That would sound like a dictum from a management manual—only, things don’t work that way on the ground. So, what do companies do? texfash.com explores.

  • There’s a Desperate Need to Get Together in Person After the Pandemic

    ISKO is part of Sanko Tekstil, the textiles division of the Sanko Group. With a global presence and offices in 35 countries, ISKO is the biggest producer of denim in the world. It has a capacity of 300 million metres of fabric per year, with 2000 state-of-the-art automatic looms. Marco Lucietti, Director for Strategic Projects at ISKO, says what it is to be like to be back at Denim PV.

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Dirk Vantyghem
Dirk Vantyghem
Director-General
EURATEX
The energy price rise is threatening the textiles industry by a possible reduction or even suspension of production, with some companies considering moving production outside of the EU with a loss of jobs. This is especially true for SMEs, which struggle with tight marginalities while being at the beginning of the supply chain.

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Safdar Shah
Safdar Shah
GM (R&D and Sustainability)
Rajby Textiles
The financial issues were tackled smartly by company’s directors who decided not to lay off any employee or make any salary cuts. The owners funded all the financial setbacks from their own pockets and this decision actually helped us as the employees really started to work with more dedication and were a big support in making the company running at full capacity once again.
 
 

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