Transforming U.S. Organic Cotton Production

The surge in demand for organic cotton in the United States, coupled with an inadequate domestic supply compensated by imports, prompts a groundbreaking project led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The demand for organic cotton in the United States has surged, highlighting a pressing need for increased domestic production. However, the shortfall in homegrown organic […]

Start-Up Ambercycle Pioneers Sustainable Polyester Recycling

US start-up Ambercycle emerged from their shared concern about the impact of polyester recycling during their senior year at UC Davis. Check the labels on your clothes, and you’ll likely discover a common thread: polyester. From workout shirts and stretchy jeans to pantsuits and underwear, this synthetic fiber, derived from fossil fuels, dominates our wardrobes. […]

Supima Cotton and Michael Stars’ Commitment to the Cotton

Supima Cotton and Michael Stars extend their corporate social responsibility initiatives beyond environmental concerns to actively support educational and youth-centered causes. In the pursuit of a net positive impact, companies are increasingly recognizing the need to extend their efforts beyond mere carbon reduction. While environmental responsibility is crucial, a comprehensive approach involving environmental, social, and […]

Unifi Faces Challenges in Recycled Polyester Fiber Sales

Unifi Inc. reports a decline in recycled polyester fiber sales but sees growing demand for PET flake and chip products in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023. Unifi Inc., a leading PET recycling company known for its Repreve brand of recycled polyester fiber, recently reported a decline in net sales during the first quarter […]

Yagi & Co Launches Cotton iD System for Enhanced Organic Cotton Traceability

Yagi & Co’s Cotton iD system aims to revolutionize organic cotton traceability, offering consistent and transparent management for the industry. Yagi & Co has introduced its proprietary system, Cotton iD, aimed at revolutionizing the traceability of organic cotton. The system set to provide consistent and transparent traceability management for cotton. In addition, it encompasses the […]

Mushroom Leather is Pioneering the Future of Sustainable Fabrics

Anticipated to reach $67 billion by 2030, the global synthetic leather market is evolving, and MycoWorks’ mushroom leather is a promising sustainable fabrics alternative. Fashion, often perceived as one of the most glamorous and influential industries globally, is paradoxically one of the most environmentally damaging. As we strive to maintain a balanced clothing ecosystem and […]

Inditex Partners with US Start-Up to Source Recycled Polyester

Inditex is investing over 70 million euros to secure a supply of recycled polyester from U.S. start-up Ambercycle. Inditex, the parent company of Zara and the world’s largest clothing retailer, is taking significant strides in its commitment to sustainability by embracing next-generation materials. The company is investing over 70 million euros ($74 million) to secure […]

Graduate Competes in New York Fashion Week’s Supima Cotton Design Competition

The competition serves as a global platform for fashion designers to launch their careers by using premium Supima cotton fabric. Kent State University alumna Wendy Weng, representing the School of Fashion, made waves in the fashion world by participating in the prestigious 2023 Supima Design Competition at New York Fashion Week, held from September 7th […]

Spinnova Debuts Sustainable Fabric – Spinnova

Spinnova has revolutionized the fashion industry with its new sustainable denim fabric, setting a new standard by eliminating harmful chemicals and reducing the environmental impact, making it a groundbreaking achievement in sustainable textile production. Spinnova, a leading sustainable textile material company, has made waves in the fashion industry with its groundbreaking blended denim fabric created […]

Revolutionizing Sustainability with Recycled Polyester

Textile producers have developed advanced processes to break down recycled polyester clothing, attracting investments and interest from major fashion brands. In today’s fashion world, polyester has become ubiquitous, spanning all price ranges from affordable to high-end designer garments. A staggering 85% of discarded polyester clothing ends up in landfills or incineration. Only a small fraction […]