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Sustainable Product Developments and Innovations in Textiles and Clothing

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  • 37 Pages
  • February 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
  • ID: 5793193

Environmental sustainability is of growing importance within the global fibre, textile and apparel industry, and pressures to improve their sustainability credentials have prompted several companies to develop innovative new products. This report provides information on the latest product developments in relation to environmental sustainability with a particular focus on: apparel; artificial leather materials; carpet tiles; denim; down; dyes; fabrics; fibres; finishes and treatments; footwear; threads; traceability; and yarns. 

Furthermore, the report includes information and insight relating to the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Advance Denim; ALBINI_next; Alchemie Technology; Allied Feather + Down; Ananas Anam; Aquafil; Asics; Carl Weiske; Circulose; Coats; Devan; Eastman; FRX Innovations; Genomatica; Good Earth Cotton; HeiQ; Huntsman Textile Effects; Living Ink; Natural Fiber Welding (NFW); Noyon Lanka; On; Primark; Recover; Renewcell; Sichuan EM Technology; Tarkett; TextileGenesis; Thai Acrylic Fibre; Toray Industries; Trützschler Group; Valérius 360; Vienna Textile Lab; and Vollebak.

Who should buy this report?

  • Manufacturers of fibres, textiles, clothing and chemicals
  • Textile and clothing machinery manufacturers - spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing and import/export
  • Textile and clothing brands and retailers like Adidas, H&M etc.
  • Educational institutions like universities, fashion schools etc.
  • Business consultancy firms 
  • Textile and clothing trade associations
  • Government trade bodies

Table of Contents

  • Primark and Recover have collaborated in the development of a new range of leisure wear which contains recycled materials
  • Vollebak and Living Ink have collaborated in the development of a T-shirt which is dyed using ink derived from algae
  • Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has collaborated with four leading global brands in the development of Mirum plant-based artificial leather materials made using climate beneficial cotton
  • Tarkett has developed a new range of carpet tiles which are made using recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the ends of their useful lives
  • Advance Denim and Good Earth Cotton have collaborated in the development of a traceable denim collection which is made using “earth’s most ethical cotton”
  • Allied Feather + Down has developed a recycled down called RENU:TRACE which is traceable
  • ALBINI_next and Vienna Textile Lab are collaborating in the development of microbial dyes
  • Noyon Lanka has developed a natural dyes collection called Planetones
  • Sichuan EM Technology and FRX Innovations have launched a range of halogen-free flame retardant upholstery fabrics called Glentham for the UK furniture market
  • Genomatica and Aquafil have begun pre-commercial production of plant-based polyamide 6
  • Thai Acrylic Fibre has developed an acrylic fibre which is made using recycled materials derived from acrylic textile waste
  • Toray Industries (Toray) has developed 100% bio-based adipic acid for use in the manufacture of nylon 6.6 fibres
  • Alchemie Technology and HeiQ have developed a plant-based odour control treatment which is applied using an environmentally sustainable process
  • Devan Chemicals (Devan) has developed a bio-based finish called Purissimo NTL which possesses allergen-controlling properties
  • Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a durable water repellent (DWR) finish which is free from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
  • Asics has developed a trainer which is lightweight and has a low impact on the environment
  • On has developed a trainer which is manufactured using materials derived from carbon emissions
  • Coats has launched a range of biodegradable recycled polyester threads called Eco-B
  • Eastman and TextileGenesis have collaborated in the application of traceability technology to Eastman’s Naia cellulosic yarns and fibres
  • Ananas Anam has developed a yarn called Piñayarn which is made using fibres derived from waste pineapple leaves
  • Carl Weiske has developed a polyester yarn called FLAMEXGREEN which is fire resistant and environmentally sustainable
  • Renewcell and Eastman have collaborated in the development of Naia Renew ES yarns made using Circulose
  • Valérius 360 and Trützschler Group have collaborated in the development of yarn made using recycled cotton derived from textile waste



Companies Mentioned

  • Advance Denim
  • ALBINI_next
  • Alchemie Technology
  • Allied Feather + Down
  • Ananas Anam
  • Aquafil
  • Asics
  • Carl Weiske
  • Circulose
  • Coats
  • Devan
  • Eastman
  • FRX Innovations
  • Genomatica
  • Good Earth Cotton
  • HeiQ
  • Huntsman Textile Effects
  • Living Ink
  • Natural Fiber Welding (NFW)
  • Noyon Lanka
  • Primark
  • Recover
  • Renewcell
  • Sichuan EM Technology
  • Tarkett
  • TextileGenesis
  • Thai Acrylic Fibre
  • Toray Industries
  • Trützschler Group
  • Valérius 360
  • Vienna Textile Lab
  • Vollebak