Only 1% of current clothing consists of recycled textiles, while the ambition of the Dutch government for 2030 is to increase the application of recycled textiles up to 50% of all produced (textile) products. The goal is to arrive full circle with 100% circular textiles by 2050. This vision requires contemporary business models that optimally balance supply and demand. Project Trashure combines two objectives: 1. Increasing awareness about textile consumption and specifically re-appreciating textile waste. 2. Enabling commercialization of an accessible product line that uses textile waste as primary resource.Continue reading “Trashure: from trash to treasure”
Sustainability claims are nowadays a popular part of the promotion of fashion companies or clothing that is sold. However, when using these “sustainability claims”, you must be aware that you are bound by legislation. You cannot simply claim that your company or products are ‘sustainable’. Because of the frequent use of these claims in violation of the law, the supervisory authorities have drawn their attention to this subject.Continue reading “Advertisement in the Fashion industry: what to do and what not to do when using Sustainability claims”
A presentation by Nicolas Prophte, VP Sourcing , Production & Innovation Denim , Tommy Hilfiger Europe.
Tommy Hilfiger is on a mission to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. Today, the world faces some of the biggest challenges yet – from climate change and resource scarcity to inequality and prejudice.Continue reading “Responsible Denim Innovation Tommy Hilfiger Europe”
without compromising on lasting performance, comfort and breathability. A presentation by Theo Verweerden, CEO, Lamoral.
For years, the DWR has relied on fluorocarbon-based treatments that are highly effective and extraordinarily durable. Unfortunately, its by-products are toxic and persist in the environment, a combination that makes it unacceptable despite its excellent performance.Continue reading “Development of an ecological, high performance Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating”
A presentation by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Gunnar Seide, Chair for Polymer Engineering, Maastricht University – Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).
Textiles are one of the most important consumer goods and the textile industry is one of the largest and most interconnected industries in the world. Clothing plays a role, but so do technical products such as building materials, reinforcing materials for tyres, medical products, packaging, lightweight materials and much more.Continue reading “State of the art in sustainable fibre technology”