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New Wood-Based Technology Removes 80% of Dye Pollutants in Wastewater

In a discovery that could have implications for countries with poor water treatment technologies and combat widespread problem of toxic dye discharge from textiles industry, a breakthrough new method can easily purify contaminated water using a cellulose-based material.

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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.

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Highlights of the Week

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 

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Kiki Chen
Kiki Chen
Sorona Global Marketing Representative
We created this network to streamline communication and transparency with the mills and with apparel brands. Similar to the mills, apparel brands sign up in the Sorona customer portal. Here they have access to a list of the preferred fabric mill partners along with the collection of different fabric types offered by each mill.

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Kerry Senior
Kerry Senior
Leather UK
The hide is undeniably a by-product, as acknowledged by the WWF, who state – "Leather is entirely a by-product of the beef and dairy industries.” On average, the hide represents only 1% of the animal, assuming it has any value at all; it is estimated that up to 40% of hides are simply thrown away.