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Textiles and Apparel Sustainability Update, 2019

  • ID: 4845177
  • Report
  • 29 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Adidas
  • Chanel
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Garmon Chemicals
  • PureCycle Technologies
  • Solvay
  • MORE

Environmental sustainability is a topic of growing importance within the global fibre, textile, and apparel industry, and pressures to focus on environmental sustainability have prompted several companies to develop innovative new products and adapt their business strategies. This report provides information on the latest product developments and business developments in relation to environmental sustainability with a particular focus on business news; carpets; dyeing processes; fabrics; fibres; and footwear.

Furthermore, the report includes information and insight into the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Adidas, Argar, Asos, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK), Chanel, the Cotton Egypt Association (CEA), Covestro, the Decoat consortium, Duvaltex, Eastman Chemical Company, Evolved by Nature, Garmon Chemicals, Lenzing, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), PureCycle Technologies, PVH, QSA Partners, Solvay, Sympatex Technologies, Texfelt, Unifi, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Adidas
  • Chanel
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Garmon Chemicals
  • PureCycle Technologies
  • Solvay
  • MORE

1. Summary

2. Business News

  • Adidas has made a commitment to increase its production of shoes incorporating fibres derived from recycled plastic waste materials
  • Asos and PVH have become strategic partners of the Global Fashion Agenda
  • Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has reported that 44% of carpet waste was diverted from landfill in the UK in 2018
  • Chanel has invested in a company called Evolved by Nature as part of its sustainability strategy
  • PureCycle Technologies will open a facility dedicated to recycling post-consumer polypropylene (PP) plastic
  • The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has reported that the sourcing of Better Cotton increased by 45% in 2018
  • The Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) has entered into a partnership with the United Nations
  • Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to pilot the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) programme in Egypt
  • The Decoat consortium has been established to develop coated textiles and plastic materials which can be recycled at the ends of their useful lives
  • The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA Partners have launched a project to pilot circular economy business models in collaboration with Farfetch, FW and Ted Baker
  • The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a grant scheme which will support projects aimed at developing infrastructure and methods for recycling plastics and textiles

Carpets

  • Texfelt has developed two types of environmentally sustainable carpet underlay which are 100% recyclable

Dyeing Processes

  • Garmon Chemicals has developed an environmentally sustainable neutralising agent for use in denim dyeing processes

Fabrics

  • Argar has developed a collection of environmentally sustainable fabrics for use in the manufacture of workwear
  • Duvaltex has developed a collection of fabrics for commercial interiors which are manufactured using polyester yarns made from post-consumer recycled materials and are entirely biodegradable
  • Lenzing and Solvay have collaborated in the development of a new environmentally sustainable performance fabric

Fibres

  • Eastman Chemical Company will make its Avra filament fibres from polyester derived from post-consumer recycled materials
  • Unifi has launched a new version of its Repreve polyester fibre called Repreve Our Ocean
  • Unifi has developed three new types of environmentally sustainable performance fibres

Footwear

  • Adidas has developed a fully recyclable running shoe
  • Covestro has developed environmentally sustainable polyurethane-coated materials for footwear applications
  • Sympatex Technologies has developed a new concept production process for making waterproof shoes which incorporate recycled waste materials
  • Sympatex Technologies has developed a variety of environmentally sustainable laminates which incorporate recycled fibre

List of figures
Figure 1: Natrulay underlay
Figure 2: Examples of fabrics from the ONE collection
Figure 3: Fabrics from the Clean Impact Textiles collection
Figure 4: Fabric developed by Lenzing and Solvay
Figure 5: Futurecraft.Loop shoes
Figure 6: Illustration of Sympatex concept shoe
Figure 7: Sympatex laminate incorporating recycled fibres

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  • Adidas
  • Argar
  • Asos
  • Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK)
  • Chanel
  • Covestro
  • Duvaltex
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Evolved by Nature
  • Futurecraft.Loop
  • Garmon Chemicals
  • Lenzing
  • Natrulay
  • PVH
  • PureCycle Technologies
  • QSA Partners
  • Solvay
  • Sympatex Technologies
  • Texfelt
  • The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
  • The Cotton Egypt Association (CEA)
  • The Decoat consortium
  • The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)
  • The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  • The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • Unifi
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