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13.01.2023

Source Fashion: New international fashion sourcing platform in UK

The international fashion sourcing platform Source Fashion, taking place from 12th – 14th February at Olympia London, has announced a compelling line-up of country pavilions and over 150 audited, quality manufacturers from around the world including Peru, India, China, Pakistan, Italy, Spain, Greece, North Macedonia,  the UAE, Madagascar, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, the UK and many more who will join the inaugural show, which runs parallel to Pure London.

Bringing a textile pavilion to the UK for the first time, the Peru Pavilion will showcase six manufacturers specialising in high-quality alpaca wool from the raw material right through to garment production, as well as cotton and other natural mixtures.

The international fashion sourcing platform Source Fashion, taking place from 12th – 14th February at Olympia London, has announced a compelling line-up of country pavilions and over 150 audited, quality manufacturers from around the world including Peru, India, China, Pakistan, Italy, Spain, Greece, North Macedonia,  the UAE, Madagascar, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, the UK and many more who will join the inaugural show, which runs parallel to Pure London.

Bringing a textile pavilion to the UK for the first time, the Peru Pavilion will showcase six manufacturers specialising in high-quality alpaca wool from the raw material right through to garment production, as well as cotton and other natural mixtures.

The main Indian Pavilion at this year’s Source Fashion, in collaboration with the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council, will showcase 20 established garment and textile exporters specialising in wool, woollen and acrylic fibres. The exhibitors will be showing full garments including men’s, women’s and kidswear as well as a selection of fabrics and raw materials. These exhibitors are regular export partners to the UK retail industry and already work with some big retailers in white label production.

The China Pavilion will present a selection of high-quality Chinese manufacturers ranging from full garment manufacturing through to raw materials, fabrics, cashmere and components.

Other producers and manufacturers attending Source Fashion from across Europe and the UK include:

  • Mivania - an Italian knitwear manufacturer producing garments in 100% cashmere and cashmere blends.
  • SATCoL (Salvation Army Trading Company) - a charity-owned textiles collector in the UK, actively working with retailers to reduce their carbon footprints.
  • Kusilas - a Spanish company monitoring all the stages of the production process.
  • Prime Casual - based in Leicester, UK, they specialise in the design and manufacture of ladies clothing from fast fashion, wholesale to bespoke tailoring.
  • Athos Pallas - a fashion and textile agency located in Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Quelle:

Source Fashion by Hyve / Good Results PR

(c) C.L.A.S.S.
The Modern Artisans for 2022
28.12.2022

C.L.A.S.S.: YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation programme for students

The second edition of The Modern Artisan initiative has been supported by C.L.A.S.S. with its strategic sourcing, mentoring and presence during the official launch happened at the beginning of November at the Dumfries House, part of The Prince's Foundation. Two days to introduce a capsule that reflects the initiative’s commitment to advance sustainability in luxury fashion, preserve heritage textile skills and creates a new culture where respect, beauty and innovation are blended together. They also demonstrate the shared ambition of YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation to preserve the planet for future generations. The Modern Artisan aims to position artisanship as a viable and attractive career path for upcoming generations, equipping them with the skills to help shape a more circular industry.

The 10-month paid programme supports eight British and Italian graduates through the end-to-end process of designing, handcrafting, and bringing a more sustainable luxury collection to a global market. During the programme, they were given the opportunity to showcase their work to His Majesty, then The Prince of Wales, at Dumfries House.

The second edition of The Modern Artisan initiative has been supported by C.L.A.S.S. with its strategic sourcing, mentoring and presence during the official launch happened at the beginning of November at the Dumfries House, part of The Prince's Foundation. Two days to introduce a capsule that reflects the initiative’s commitment to advance sustainability in luxury fashion, preserve heritage textile skills and creates a new culture where respect, beauty and innovation are blended together. They also demonstrate the shared ambition of YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation to preserve the planet for future generations. The Modern Artisan aims to position artisanship as a viable and attractive career path for upcoming generations, equipping them with the skills to help shape a more circular industry.

The 10-month paid programme supports eight British and Italian graduates through the end-to-end process of designing, handcrafting, and bringing a more sustainable luxury collection to a global market. During the programme, they were given the opportunity to showcase their work to His Majesty, then The Prince of Wales, at Dumfries House.

The 13-piece capsule marks the culmination of the second edition of The Modern Artisan, YOOX NET-A-PORTER’s and The Prince’s Foundation’s pioneering flagship training programme, which commenced in 2019. Building on the success of 2020’s first collection launch, this year’s YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation capsule achieves a number of new milestones in YOOX NET-A-PORTER’s Infinity sustainability journey. It is the first collection to align 100% with the Infinity Product Guide, its sustainability and circularity design guidelines, and its first ever carbon neutral collection.

The design is inspired by Highgrove Gardens, run by The Prince's Foundation and renowned for sustainable and organic approaches to agriculture and horticulture. The Artisans were supported by industry experts from YOOX NET-A-PORTER, The Prince’s Foundation, and several mentoring designer brands, including Gabriela Hearst, Nanushka and Stella Jean among others.

Quelle:

C.L.A.S.S.

(c) Neonyt | Dita Vollmond
16.12.2022

Neonyt wird erstmalig in Paris stattfinden

Die Neonyt wird erstmalig in Paris vom 21. – 23. Januar 2023 stattfinden und von der WSN Développement veranstaltet. Als eine in Europa relevante B2B-Orderplattform für Mode, Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation wird sie internationalen Einkäufer*innen professionell verantwortungsvolle Brands mit textilem Weitblick präsentieren und neue Märkte von Frankreich aus, in Ergänzung zum bestehenden Standort Düsseldorf, erschließen und bedienen. Streng-nachhaltig und nach Design kuratierte Fashion trifft auf Zeitgeist-Gespür für Sustainability, Style und Trends. Zweimal im Jahr, im Januar und September, wird die Neonyt künftig parallel zu der Who's Next und IMPACT verwirklicht.

Im August diesen Jahres wurde die erste Neonyt in Lizenz an die Igedo Exhibitions in Düsseldorf vergeben und findet dort erstmalig vom 28. – 30. Januar 2023 auf dem Areal Böhler statt. Die Messe Frankfurt verkündet nun die Partnerschaft mit dem mode-erfahrenen Messe-Veranstalter WSN Développement aus Paris, der die Neonyt Paris operativ planen und auf dem Paris Expo Porte de Versailles durchführen wird.

Die Neonyt wird erstmalig in Paris vom 21. – 23. Januar 2023 stattfinden und von der WSN Développement veranstaltet. Als eine in Europa relevante B2B-Orderplattform für Mode, Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation wird sie internationalen Einkäufer*innen professionell verantwortungsvolle Brands mit textilem Weitblick präsentieren und neue Märkte von Frankreich aus, in Ergänzung zum bestehenden Standort Düsseldorf, erschließen und bedienen. Streng-nachhaltig und nach Design kuratierte Fashion trifft auf Zeitgeist-Gespür für Sustainability, Style und Trends. Zweimal im Jahr, im Januar und September, wird die Neonyt künftig parallel zu der Who's Next und IMPACT verwirklicht.

Im August diesen Jahres wurde die erste Neonyt in Lizenz an die Igedo Exhibitions in Düsseldorf vergeben und findet dort erstmalig vom 28. – 30. Januar 2023 auf dem Areal Böhler statt. Die Messe Frankfurt verkündet nun die Partnerschaft mit dem mode-erfahrenen Messe-Veranstalter WSN Développement aus Paris, der die Neonyt Paris operativ planen und auf dem Paris Expo Porte de Versailles durchführen wird.

Von Beginn an war es das Ziel der Messe Frankfurt, die Neonyt mit ihrem ohnehin internationalen Charakter, ihrer Verantwortung und ihrer einmaligen Reputation auch über Deutschland hinaus in relevanten Märkten international zu platzieren und damit konsequent neue Zugänge zu verlässlich kuratierter Mode – hinsichtlich strikter Nachhaltigkeitsvorgaben bei gleichzeitiger Berücksichtigung aktueller, modischer Strömungen – zu ermöglichen. Dies sei in diesen Zeiten wichtiger denn je, um den unbestrittenen ökologischen und sozialen Mehrwert nachhaltiger Textilien zum Ausdruck zu bringen und verantwortungsvoller Mode attraktive Präsentationsplattformen in einem professionell-verlässlichen Orderumfeld zu ermöglichen, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt.

In Paris wird die Neonyt licensed by Messe Frankfurt zweimal im Jahr Ende Januar sowie Anfang September parallel zur internationalen Who's Next stattfinden. Die Who's Next präsentiert Einkäufer*innen Mode, Accessoires und Lifestyle plus Trends der Saison. In direkter Nachbarschaft zur Neonyt wird sich außerdem die 2019 gestartete IMPACT von WSN befinden. Sie setzt modisch-ökologische Akzente und unterstützt positive Maßnahmen zur Beschleunigung des ökologischen Wandels in der Modebranche. Who's Next und IMPACT ziehen international Einkäufer*innen an – insbesondere aber den Retail aus Frankreich, Italien, Spanien, Portugal, der Schweiz und Belgien. Vor Ort besonders interessant sind für alle Labels auf der Neonyt sowohl Specialty Stores, aber auch Multilable Stores, für die nachhaltige Mode sehr entscheidend ist.

Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt resümiert: „Zusammen mit der Neonyt in Lizenz in Düsseldorf wird die neue Location Paris eine symbiotische Marktbespielung und -ergänzung unseres Standort-Portfolios darstellen. Wir bieten fortan Einkäufer*innen, den Labels sowie unserer wachsenden und engagierten Community die Möglichkeit, sich Märkte neu zu erschließen und ihre Kund*innenbeziehungen noch stärker zu internationalisieren. Gleichzeitig treiben wir als Messe Frankfurt mit unserem internationalen Texpertise Network – über 50 Events weltweit, ca. 22.000 Aussteller und mehr als eine halbe Million Besucher*innen – intensiv unsere Nachhaltigkeitsbestrebungen im Textilbereich insgesamt voran.“

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

02.12.2022

Indorama Ventures signs ESG-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has signed an ESG-Linked Revolving Credit Facility of €275 million with six syndicate banks, a further boost to the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability-led corporate financing.

Tied to IVL’s ESG risk rating, the revolving credit facility’s pricing mechanism results in margin adjustments related to management score improvements across the Material ESG Issues as defined by independent sustainability and corporate governance research firms. The facility is available to IVL subsidiaries in Europe for two-years with the option to extend for one more year.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has signed an ESG-Linked Revolving Credit Facility of €275 million with six syndicate banks, a further boost to the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability-led corporate financing.

Tied to IVL’s ESG risk rating, the revolving credit facility’s pricing mechanism results in margin adjustments related to management score improvements across the Material ESG Issues as defined by independent sustainability and corporate governance research firms. The facility is available to IVL subsidiaries in Europe for two-years with the option to extend for one more year.

The facility is part of IVL’s corporate financing strategy across a range of instruments linked to the company’s ESG and sustainability commitments. In November 2021, the company issued a THB 10 billion triple-tranche Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB), the largest SLB issued in Thailand. IVL is on track to achieve its 2025 ESG goals. More ambitious 2030 targets include a 30% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 combined greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity, 15% reduction in energy intensity, 25% use of renewable electricity, 20% reduction in water intensity, 90% diversion of waste from landfill, recycle 1.5 million tons in PET bale input annually.

 

 

Quelle:

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

(c) Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
22.11.2022

Indorama Ventures’ Deja™ brand named winner of the Best Sustainable Product Award

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has been named winner of the Best Sustainable Product Award at the Chemical Week Sustainability Awards 2022. The award was for IVL’s DejaTM Carbon Neutral pellets, a carbon-neutral virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins, helping to reduce environmental impact.

The Deja™ brand covers carbon neutral virgin and recycled PET resins and a range of recycled PET (rPET) products, including flakes, resins, fibers, and yarns. It provides IVL’s global customers with a range of high-performance applications, including packaging, lifestyle, automotive, apparel, and medical equipment. The solutions help environmentally conscious companies meet their sustainability goals.

IVL has set ambitious 2025 and 2030 targets, which shall be met through its six-pronged decarbonization strategy, including energy transition, improving operational efficiency, circular feedstock, and future technologies. The company also has a goal to recycle 100 billion PET bottles annually by 2030.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has been named winner of the Best Sustainable Product Award at the Chemical Week Sustainability Awards 2022. The award was for IVL’s DejaTM Carbon Neutral pellets, a carbon-neutral virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins, helping to reduce environmental impact.

The Deja™ brand covers carbon neutral virgin and recycled PET resins and a range of recycled PET (rPET) products, including flakes, resins, fibers, and yarns. It provides IVL’s global customers with a range of high-performance applications, including packaging, lifestyle, automotive, apparel, and medical equipment. The solutions help environmentally conscious companies meet their sustainability goals.

IVL has set ambitious 2025 and 2030 targets, which shall be met through its six-pronged decarbonization strategy, including energy transition, improving operational efficiency, circular feedstock, and future technologies. The company also has a goal to recycle 100 billion PET bottles annually by 2030.

Chemical Week Sustainability Awards recognize the industry's best efforts in addressing financial, operational, and strategic challenges by focusing on ESG and sustainable product development. The awards were assessed by S&P Global, the world's leading credit rating agency, and a panel of experts from various companies across the chemical industry's value chain.

(c) Hohenstein
22.11.2022

Hohenstein India weiht neues Labor für Leder- und Schuhwaren ein

Wie kann man wirtschaftlichen Erfolg mit Produktverantwortung und mehr Nachhaltigkeit verknüpfen? Akteure und Hohenstein Kunden der indischen Textilindustrie waren am 10. November 2022 der Einladung von Hohenstein India gefolgt, um im indischen Gurugram an der Global Sustainability Conference teilzunehmen und mögliche Lösungen für diese Fragestellung zu erhalten. Tags darauf fanden sich am Hohenstein Laborstandort in Gurugram zahlreiche geladene Gäste zur feierlichen Einweihung eines neuen Labors für Leder- und Schuhwaren ein, das erste seiner Art im globalen Hohenstein Kompetenznetzwerk.

Wie kann man wirtschaftlichen Erfolg mit Produktverantwortung und mehr Nachhaltigkeit verknüpfen? Akteure und Hohenstein Kunden der indischen Textilindustrie waren am 10. November 2022 der Einladung von Hohenstein India gefolgt, um im indischen Gurugram an der Global Sustainability Conference teilzunehmen und mögliche Lösungen für diese Fragestellung zu erhalten. Tags darauf fanden sich am Hohenstein Laborstandort in Gurugram zahlreiche geladene Gäste zur feierlichen Einweihung eines neuen Labors für Leder- und Schuhwaren ein, das erste seiner Art im globalen Hohenstein Kompetenznetzwerk.

Mit der feierlichen Eröffnung durch Prof. Dr. Mecheels, Dr. Christof Madinger, COO Hohenstein HTTI und Dr. Helmut Krause, Hohenstein Technical Director Softlines & Shoes, fiel am 11. November 2022 der Startschuss für das neue Labor für Leder- und Schuhwaren am Laborstandort in Gurugram. Bei Rundgängen konnten sich die Besucher vom künftigen Arbeitsschwerpunkt vor Ort persönlich ein Bild machen: Schadstoffprüfungen gemäß der LEATHER STANDARD RSL und die anschließende Zer­ti­fi­zie­rung von Leder- und Schuhwaren nach dem OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD gewährleisten künftig für Marken, Einzelhändler und Lieferanten ein geringeres Marktrisiko und für Verbraucher umfassende und verlässliche Sicherheit.

Quelle:

Hohenstein

08.11.2022

Ascend buys majority stake in recycler Circular Polymers

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased a majority stake in California-based Circular Polymers, a recycler of post-consumer, high-performance polymers including polyamide 6 and 66, polypropylene and polyester (PET). The deal provides Ascend with a consistent supply of high-quality PCR materials for its ReDefyne™ sustainable polyamides, launched at K 2022.

Circular Polymers, which as part of the deal is renamed Circular Polymers by Ascend, reclaims and processes post-consumer carpet via a unique technology and has redirected approximately 85 million pounds of waste from landfills into new goods since 2018.

“We are focused on helping our customers reach their sustainability goals and Circular Polymers by Ascend provides materials that offer strong performance with a considerably smaller environmental footprint, compared to other technologies like pyrolysis,” said Phil McDivitt, president and CEO of Ascend. “Since we launched ReDefyne, the demand for our circular products has been significant across all segments of our business, including automotive, consumer, electronics and high-performance fibers and textiles.”

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased a majority stake in California-based Circular Polymers, a recycler of post-consumer, high-performance polymers including polyamide 6 and 66, polypropylene and polyester (PET). The deal provides Ascend with a consistent supply of high-quality PCR materials for its ReDefyne™ sustainable polyamides, launched at K 2022.

Circular Polymers, which as part of the deal is renamed Circular Polymers by Ascend, reclaims and processes post-consumer carpet via a unique technology and has redirected approximately 85 million pounds of waste from landfills into new goods since 2018.

“We are focused on helping our customers reach their sustainability goals and Circular Polymers by Ascend provides materials that offer strong performance with a considerably smaller environmental footprint, compared to other technologies like pyrolysis,” said Phil McDivitt, president and CEO of Ascend. “Since we launched ReDefyne, the demand for our circular products has been significant across all segments of our business, including automotive, consumer, electronics and high-performance fibers and textiles.”

Ascend has a sustainability strategy based on three pillars: empowering people, innovating solutions and operating without compromise. Ascend has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2030 and recently announced two new efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products.

Quelle:

Ascend Performance Materials / EMG

(c) Global Fashion Agenda
04.11.2022

Highlights of the Global Fashion Summit Singapore Edition

Hosted outside of Copenhagen for the first time in its 13-year history, on 3 November, Global Fashion Summit assembled over 250 stakeholders representing manufacturers, garment workers, retailers, brands, suppliers, NGOs, policy, and innovators in Singapore and online to spur industry action. The Summit was presented by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), the non-profit organisation that is accelerating the transition to a net positive fashion industry.
 
The latest edition of the Summit was centred around the theme ‘Alliances for a New Era’, building on dialogues from the June edition in Copenhagen and gathering leaders from across the entire value chain to elevate diverse voices and foster alliances within the fashion industry and beyond, to drive sustainable impact.
 

Hosted outside of Copenhagen for the first time in its 13-year history, on 3 November, Global Fashion Summit assembled over 250 stakeholders representing manufacturers, garment workers, retailers, brands, suppliers, NGOs, policy, and innovators in Singapore and online to spur industry action. The Summit was presented by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), the non-profit organisation that is accelerating the transition to a net positive fashion industry.
 
The latest edition of the Summit was centred around the theme ‘Alliances for a New Era’, building on dialogues from the June edition in Copenhagen and gathering leaders from across the entire value chain to elevate diverse voices and foster alliances within the fashion industry and beyond, to drive sustainable impact.
 
The Summit’s first international edition facilitated more conversations with manufacturer and supply chain voices to discuss crucial challenges and opportunities around working collaboratively with brands on equal terms. The programme featured bold panels, case studies, masterclasses and leadership roundtables reflecting on topics including ‘Data Scarcity: A Crisis of Measurement?’, ‘Disruption for Better Wage Systems’, ’Community and Circularity’, ‘Connecting the EU Textiles Strategy with the Value Chain’ and ‘Our Energy Transformation Moment’.
 
Attendees heard from over 50 speakers including H.E. Sandra Jensen Landi, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore & Ambassador-Designate of Denmark to Brunei; H.E. Iwona Piórko, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore; Anne-Laure Descours, Chief Sourcing Officer, PUMA; Baptiste Le Gal, Chief Revenue Officer APAC, Vestiaire Collective; Christian James Smith, Head of Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement, Zalando; Ninh Trinh, Director of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability, Target; Roger Lee, CEO, TAL Apparel; Wilson Teo, President, Singapore Fashion Council; Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, Ashila Dandeniya, Founder, StandUp Lanka; and more.

Key takeaways and highlights from the event include:

  • Global Fashion Agenda announced a new alliance with BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions to launch a film series on BBC.com, which is currently in the early stages of development. The new series will present human-centric stories focusing on both social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. It will be released to a wide audience in 2023.
  • Federica Marchionni outlined the crucial need for accurate and robust data to substantiate sustainability claims and credentials but acknowledged that the focus on finding ‘perfect’ data cannot be allowed to stifle progress. Global Fashion Agenda will build upon Summit discussions to reflect on how the industry can accurately measure and communicate sustainability performance and illuminate the data credibility challenges.
  • The session ‘Establishing circular fashion systems in Cambodia & Vietnam’ outlined the first steps taken by the Global Circular Fashion Forum to establish circular fashion systems in Vietnam and Cambodia with regional stakeholders, government, brand and manufacturer representation.
  • Throughout the Summit, the Innovation Forum connected fashion companies with sustainable solution providers. Exhibitors included Better Work , Circular Fashion Partnership, Compreli, Kno Global, Planatones by Noyon Lanka, Redress Design Award and The ID Factory.
  • Through conversations such as ‘Disruption for Better Wage Systems’ and ‘Empowering the Worker Majority’, there was a resounding message for people to consider the real people in the value chain. Ensuring dignified livelihoods for these workers should have the same sense of urgency as emissions reductions. 
Quelle:

Global Fashion Agenda

(c) C.L.A.S.S.
31.10.2022

C.L.A.S.S.: Launch of Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award 2023

The launch of the third edition of the Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award started on October 27, 2022. The Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award (ISFA) is the international competition born out of the collaboration between Connecting Cultures, the foundation that guides the Out of Fashion platform, and C.L.A.S.S., an international eco-hub that since 2007 has been advocating for a new generation of fashion in which the union of design, innovation, communication, and responsibility shapes a conscious and competitive business, capable of playing both an economic and social role.

The Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators and artists to create visual imagery, a project that highlights awareness, respect for people and the planet that define the values of sustainable fashion in the fashion system.

Award submissions will be examined by an international jury composed of:

The launch of the third edition of the Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award started on October 27, 2022. The Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award (ISFA) is the international competition born out of the collaboration between Connecting Cultures, the foundation that guides the Out of Fashion platform, and C.L.A.S.S., an international eco-hub that since 2007 has been advocating for a new generation of fashion in which the union of design, innovation, communication, and responsibility shapes a conscious and competitive business, capable of playing both an economic and social role.

The Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators and artists to create visual imagery, a project that highlights awareness, respect for people and the planet that define the values of sustainable fashion in the fashion system.

Award submissions will be examined by an international jury composed of:

  • Anna Detheridge, Founder and President, Connecting Cultures
  • Giusy Bettoni, CEO and Founder, C.L.A.S.S.
  • Rita Airaghi, Steering Advisor, Gianfranco Ferré Research Center
  • Paola Arosio, Head of New Brands & Sustainability Projects, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
  • Jeanine Ballone Managing Director, Fashion 4 Development
  • Evie Evangelou, Founder and President, Fashion 4 Development
  • Sara Kozlowski, Vice President of Program Strategies, Education, and Sustainability Initiatives, Council of Fashion Designers of America
  • Dio Kurazawa, Founding Partner, The Bear Scouts
  • Renata Molho, journalist, former editor-in-chief of L'Uomo Vogue and former editor-at-large of L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italia, Casa Vogue
  • Stefania Ricci, Director, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Jovana Vukoje, Senior New Brands Specialist, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

The winning projects of past editions were Take a Walk on the Green Side by Emma Scalcon (2021 - Italy) and Fashion Affair by Vishal Tolambia (2022 - India), two very different works that highlighted how challenging sustainability issues are in the contemporary communication landscape.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
The winner will be announced in March 2023 and will receive a cash prize of €3,000.00.

Quelle:

C.L.A.S.S.

Photo: Euratex
26.10.2022

EURATEX & ATP Convention successfully concluded in Porto

  • European textile industry needs to prepare for a paradigm shift, and become global leader in sustainable textiles

Organised by EURATEX in partnership with the Portuguese Textile Association (ATP), the Porto Convention – Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Square the Circle? – took place on 13-14 October in Porto, Portugal, with nearly 250 entrepreneurs attending from all over Europe. They discussed the current challenges of the European textile industry and set the grounds for a bright future, based on some strong foundations: innovation, creativity, quality and sustainability.

In his keynote speech, Mr. Pedro Siza Vieira, Former Minister for the Economy and Digital Transition of Portugal, assessed the geopolitical and macroeconomics changes, and how this will impact on the future of the textile industry: nearshoring and friend-shoring, independence from foreign gas through the use of European sustainable energy, as well as circular and automated production lines. While the current turbulence causes uncertainty, he sees a better future for our industry.

  • European textile industry needs to prepare for a paradigm shift, and become global leader in sustainable textiles

Organised by EURATEX in partnership with the Portuguese Textile Association (ATP), the Porto Convention – Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Square the Circle? – took place on 13-14 October in Porto, Portugal, with nearly 250 entrepreneurs attending from all over Europe. They discussed the current challenges of the European textile industry and set the grounds for a bright future, based on some strong foundations: innovation, creativity, quality and sustainability.

In his keynote speech, Mr. Pedro Siza Vieira, Former Minister for the Economy and Digital Transition of Portugal, assessed the geopolitical and macroeconomics changes, and how this will impact on the future of the textile industry: nearshoring and friend-shoring, independence from foreign gas through the use of European sustainable energy, as well as circular and automated production lines. While the current turbulence causes uncertainty, he sees a better future for our industry.

The first CEO Panel, addressing the theme of How to Measure and Communicate about Sustainability, focused on the challenges to translate “sustainability” towards the consumers. The panel addressed the issue of greenwashing and the role of brands in communicating about sustainability. It looked at how the new European Commission regulations on eco-label, digital product passport (DPP) and product environmental footprint (PEF) will create a new framework.

The second CEO Panel, discussing Financing Sustainability, looked at the cost of sustainable investments, and how this cost should be managed within the entire supply chain, including the brands and retailers.

Four workshops with industry experts followed in the afternoon, addressing the themes of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Textiles, Digital Product Passport (DPP), Recycling Textile Waste and Labelling Textiles (Product Environmental Footprint). As these initiatives will roll out in the coming years – as part of the EU Textile Strategy – participants got a better understanding of the future framework for our industry.

Dirk Vantyghem, Director General of EURATEX, commented on this: “to prepare for a brighter future requires a new regulatory framework, where quality and durability become the norm, where transparency and sustainability is rewarded, where free riders – who do not comply with rules and standards – are kept outside the market. The EU Textile Strategy aims at creating such a framework, which must be fair and balanced, and requires a close and constant dialogue between the regulator and the industry.”

During the 2nd day of the convention, participants had the opportunity to visit state of the art textile companies (Têxteis J.F. Almeida, RIOPELE, and TMG Automotive) and the Portuguese textile  research centre CITEVE. They showcased how the Portuguese textile industry is making this transition, while remaining globally competitive.

Alberto Paccanelli, President of EURATEX, concluded: “We need to attract creative people in our companies, we need to produce top class quality products, and we need to become more sustainable. That is the recipe for our success in a globalised and highly competitive industry.” Paccanelli is positive about the future: “While we face very tough times, I am optimistic about the future of our European textile industry. The rest of the world is watching us, as we move forward with our strategy. We should become their benchmark and Europe should become a global leader in sustainable textiles.”

 

Quelle:

Euratex

19.10.2022

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol begrüßt Ralph Lauren als neues Mitglied

Das U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol freut sich, die Ralph Lauren Corporation als neues Mitglied begrüßen zu dürfen und sie in ihren Bemühungen sowie Nachhaltigkeitspraktiken zu unterstützen.

Basierend auf dem Konzept zeitloser Mode hat Ralph Lauren in seiner Global Citizenship and Sustainability strategy, Timeless by Design, das Engagement des Unternehmens für dauerhafte positive Auswirkungen auf den Planeten und seine verschiedenen Interessensgruppen in drei Säulen dargelegt: einen bewussten Kreationsprozess, Umweltschutz sowie die Förderung besserer Lebensbedingungen. In Orientierung an Timeless by Design arbeitet Ralph Lauren daran, die Bodengesundheit zu erhöhen – durch Programme, die regenerative Praktiken sowie eine genaue Messung der jeweiligen Auswirkungen fördern.

Das U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol freut sich, die Ralph Lauren Corporation als neues Mitglied begrüßen zu dürfen und sie in ihren Bemühungen sowie Nachhaltigkeitspraktiken zu unterstützen.

Basierend auf dem Konzept zeitloser Mode hat Ralph Lauren in seiner Global Citizenship and Sustainability strategy, Timeless by Design, das Engagement des Unternehmens für dauerhafte positive Auswirkungen auf den Planeten und seine verschiedenen Interessensgruppen in drei Säulen dargelegt: einen bewussten Kreationsprozess, Umweltschutz sowie die Förderung besserer Lebensbedingungen. In Orientierung an Timeless by Design arbeitet Ralph Lauren daran, die Bodengesundheit zu erhöhen – durch Programme, die regenerative Praktiken sowie eine genaue Messung der jeweiligen Auswirkungen fördern.

„Baumwolle macht mehr als drei Viertel unseres gesamten Materialverbrauchs aus, und wir haben uns verpflichtet, bis 2025 sicherzustellen, dass diese zentrale Faser in unserem Portfolio vollständig aus nachhaltigen Quellen stammt. Dieses ehrgeizige Ziel erfordert die Zusammenarbeit und Partnerschaft mit Organisationen wie dem Trust Protocol, mit dem wir daran arbeiten, nachhaltige Baumwolle weiter voranzutreiben – in unserem Unternehmen sowie in der gesamten Branche“, sagt Katie Ioanilli, Chief Global Impact & Communications Officer bei Ralph Lauren.

Das Trust Protocol setzt sich als Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative für eine kontinuierliche Verbesserung in sechs Nachhaltigkeitsbereichen ein: Landnutzung, Bodenkohlenstoff, Wassermanagement, Bodenverlust, Treibhausgasemissionen und Energieeffizienz. Das Trust Protocol integriert diese Nachhaltigkeitskriterien aus der Fieldprint®-Plattform von Field to Market und ermöglicht registrierten Landwirten, die Umweltauswirkungen ihres Betriebs zu messen und Möglichkeiten für kontinuierliche Verbesserungen zu erkennen. Gleichzeitig bekommen Marken und Einzelhändler die Möglichkeit, über aggregierte, von Control Union Certifications geprüfte Daten zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit zu berichten.

Quelle:

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol / Hill+Knowlton Strategies GmbH 

(c) Tonello
17.10.2022

Tonello presents Laundry (R)Evolution at Kingpins

Tonello will be unveiling the release of their new, more efficient and more responsible Laundry (R)Evolution, including three tools, at Kingpins Show in Amsterdam, from October 19-20.

Configurator
The new Configurator allows clients to choose the technologies, software, and accessories for their next laundry, combining diverse solutions and thus obtaining a real projection of energy and resource consumption, as well as savings and sustainability benefits.

B.O.P. (Be On Point)
The seamless integration with THE Laser, B.O.P. is based on the most recent developments in Computer Vision It makes positioning laser designs on garments automatic and rapid It allows a choice of different production modes and detects up to 8 garments at the same time.

Metro
Metro is a software that automatically and transparently measures the actual consumption of a laundry, summarizing these figures in each garment’s “environmental passport”.

Tonello will be unveiling the release of their new, more efficient and more responsible Laundry (R)Evolution, including three tools, at Kingpins Show in Amsterdam, from October 19-20.

Configurator
The new Configurator allows clients to choose the technologies, software, and accessories for their next laundry, combining diverse solutions and thus obtaining a real projection of energy and resource consumption, as well as savings and sustainability benefits.

B.O.P. (Be On Point)
The seamless integration with THE Laser, B.O.P. is based on the most recent developments in Computer Vision It makes positioning laser designs on garments automatic and rapid It allows a choice of different production modes and detects up to 8 garments at the same time.

Metro
Metro is a software that automatically and transparently measures the actual consumption of a laundry, summarizing these figures in each garment’s “environmental passport”.

At the show, Tonello will also demonstrate their technologies by washing the MSP Collection, in collaboration with PVH Europe, Kingpins, and designed by Piero Turk.

Quelle:

Tonello

(c) EURATEX
11.10.2022

EURATEX and ATP: 10th European Textile & Apparel Convention in Porto

On 13-14 October, EURATEX in partnership with ATP is organising the 10th European Textile & Apparel Convention in Porto, Portugal; the convention marks also the 24th Textile Industry Forum for Portugal.

The Porto Convention – titled Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Square the Circle? – will look at how companies can anticipate the new European regulatory framework, embrace innovation, and develop a business model where sustainability becomes a source of competitiveness and growth. In the current economic, social and political environment, Europe is facing many challenges: increased energy prices, unforeseen inflation and climate change, which add to the day-to-day challenges of running a business. Embracing the European Union’s commitment to a green and digital transformation, the textile industry needs to also move towards a new circular economy where recycling is at the core of the design process supported by digitalisation, innovation and new skills, and creativity. The conference will address explore solutions to turn quality and sustainability into a source of competitiveness.

On 13-14 October, EURATEX in partnership with ATP is organising the 10th European Textile & Apparel Convention in Porto, Portugal; the convention marks also the 24th Textile Industry Forum for Portugal.

The Porto Convention – titled Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Square the Circle? – will look at how companies can anticipate the new European regulatory framework, embrace innovation, and develop a business model where sustainability becomes a source of competitiveness and growth. In the current economic, social and political environment, Europe is facing many challenges: increased energy prices, unforeseen inflation and climate change, which add to the day-to-day challenges of running a business. Embracing the European Union’s commitment to a green and digital transformation, the textile industry needs to also move towards a new circular economy where recycling is at the core of the design process supported by digitalisation, innovation and new skills, and creativity. The conference will address explore solutions to turn quality and sustainability into a source of competitiveness.

The Porto Convention will see representatives of national and European institutions, experts from the industry and like-minded entrepreneurs come together to discuss ideas, share experiences and find solutions to face common challenges.

Weitere Informationen:
Euratex ATP Sustainability Textile Conference
Quelle:

EURATEX

27.09.2022

Lenzing von EcoVadis für Nachhaltigkeit gekürt

  • Lenzing zum zweiten Mal hintereinander mit höchster Bewertung im CSR-Rating von EcoVadis
  • Globaler Rating-Standard bewertet 90.000 Unternehmen: Lenzing unter Top-1-Prozent ihrer Branche
  • Lenzing tritt der UN Global Compact Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative bei

Die Lenzing Gruppe ist mit dem Platin-Status im CSR-Rating von EcoVadis ausgezeichnet worden. Die Bewertung deckt umfassend die vier wichtigsten Praktiken im Bereich Corporate Social Responsibility ab: Umwelt, faire Arbeitsbedingungen und Menschenrechte sowie Ethik und nachhaltige Beschaffung.

Bereits zum zweiten Mal wurde Lenzing von EcoVadis, einem führenden internationalen Anbieter von Nachhaltigkeitsratings für Unternehmen, für ihre Nachhaltigkeitsleistungen mit dem Platin-Status ausgezeichnet. Damit gehört Lenzing zum weltweit besten Prozent der von EcoVadis bewerteten Unternehmen in ihrer Industrie.

  • Lenzing zum zweiten Mal hintereinander mit höchster Bewertung im CSR-Rating von EcoVadis
  • Globaler Rating-Standard bewertet 90.000 Unternehmen: Lenzing unter Top-1-Prozent ihrer Branche
  • Lenzing tritt der UN Global Compact Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative bei

Die Lenzing Gruppe ist mit dem Platin-Status im CSR-Rating von EcoVadis ausgezeichnet worden. Die Bewertung deckt umfassend die vier wichtigsten Praktiken im Bereich Corporate Social Responsibility ab: Umwelt, faire Arbeitsbedingungen und Menschenrechte sowie Ethik und nachhaltige Beschaffung.

Bereits zum zweiten Mal wurde Lenzing von EcoVadis, einem führenden internationalen Anbieter von Nachhaltigkeitsratings für Unternehmen, für ihre Nachhaltigkeitsleistungen mit dem Platin-Status ausgezeichnet. Damit gehört Lenzing zum weltweit besten Prozent der von EcoVadis bewerteten Unternehmen in ihrer Industrie.

Die Lenzing Gruppe hat sich im Einklang mit ihrer Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie „Naturally positive“ in jedem ihrer strategischen Kernbereiche ambitionierte Ziele gesetzt, um ihren Weg von einem linearen zu einem Modell der Kreislaufwirtschaft weiter zu stärken. Lenzing berichtet in ihrem Nachhaltigkeitsbericht jährlich über die entsprechenden Umsetzungsmaßnahmen und den erzielten Fortschritt. Dieses Maß an Verbindlichkeit und Transparenz wurde von EcoVadis in seiner Bewertung besonders positiv hervorgehoben. Der Ratinganbieter betonte außerdem die umfassenden Maßnahmen zur Reduktion von Luftemissionen, Abwasser und Treibhausgasen sowie das Angebot an Aus-und Weiterbildungen und den Gesundheitsschutz für Mitarbeiter:innen.

Partnerschaften für systemischen Wandel
Um ihre Klima- und Nachhaltigkeitsziele zu erreichen und systemische Veränderungen in der Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrie voranzutreiben, setzt Lenzing strategisch auf Partnerschaften mit verschiedenen Stakeholdern. Daher trat Lenzing, als eines von 15.000 Unternehmen weltweit, dem United Nations Global Compact bei. Als Mitglied verpflichtet sich Lenzing zur Wahrung der Menschenrechte, Achtung der Rechte der Arbeitnehmer und ihrer Vertreter, zum Schutz der Umwelt, zur Ermöglichung eines fairen Wettbewerbs und zur Bekämpfung der Korruption.

Quelle:

Lenzing AG

07.09.2022

GFA launches new international edition of Global Fashion Summit in Singapore

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) has launched a new international edition of Global Fashion Summit. Traditionally held in Copenhagen, the new edition in Singapore will further focus on the perspectives of manufacturers and supply chain partners to deeper understand how the industry can collaborate to reduce social and environmental impact in the entire value chain. Global Fashion Summit: Singapore Edition will take place on 3 November 2022 at Hilton Singapore Orchard.

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) has launched a new international edition of Global Fashion Summit. Traditionally held in Copenhagen, the new edition in Singapore will further focus on the perspectives of manufacturers and supply chain partners to deeper understand how the industry can collaborate to reduce social and environmental impact in the entire value chain. Global Fashion Summit: Singapore Edition will take place on 3 November 2022 at Hilton Singapore Orchard.

The theme of Global Fashion Summit: Singapore Edition continues GFA’s focus on ‘Alliances For a New Era’. Under this theme, the Summit will call on the industry to accelerate change - encouraging more alliances between manufacturers, suppliers, investors, brands, NGOs, policymakers and more. It will also examine cross-industry alliances, in a bid to accelerate the transition to a net positive reality.
 
By bringing the forum to Asia, the new edition will include even more manufacturer and supply chain partner voices in the programme to discuss sustainability challenges, differences, and opportunities to collaborate with brand executives on equal terms. Plenary sessions will consider topics such as:

  • Renewable energy transformation – what does concrete transformation look like from tier 1-3 perspectives and what measures are needed to implement it?
  • Better wage systems – how can the industry establish fair compensation, underpinned by fair purchasing practices that will help end poverty for millions of garment workers?
  • Performance measurement – how can the industry accurately measure sustainability performance and tackle data credibility challenges?

Half of the programme will be dedicated to educational and action-oriented business case studies with options for direct interaction and live reactions. These will include tangible learnings and concrete recommendations to mobilise guests to take immediate action following the event.
 
The event will foster further collaboration across stakeholder groups through productive roundtable sessions that create an exchange of views among key decision makers in both the public and private sectors. These meetings will be designed and set up to drive commitments and new alliances for concrete action.

Quelle:

Global Fashion Agenda

(c) Adient
Als Symbol für eine nachhaltige Kooperation pflanzten Michel Berthelin (Executive Vice President EMEA, 2. v.l.) und Henrik Henriksson (CEO H2 Green Steel, 1. v.r.) gemeinsam mit ihren Teams einen Ginkgo-Baum vor dem Hauptsitz von Adient EMEA in Burscheid.
01.09.2022

Adient: Kooperation mit H2 Green Steel für geringeren CO2-Fußabdruck

Adient, ein Anbieter von Sitzsystemen für die Automobilindustrie, kooperiert zukünftig mit dem schwedischen Stahlhersteller H2 Green Steel (H2GS), um den CO2-Fußabdruck in seiner Wertschöpfungskette weiter zu reduzieren.  
 
Am 1. September unterzeichneten Michel Berthelin, Executive Vice President Adient EMEA, und Henrik Henriksson, CEO von H2 Green Steel, ein Abkommen, das vorsieht, ab 2026 fossilfreien Stahl mit geringem CO2-Fußabdruck zu liefern und ihn anschließend in den Metallprodukten von Adient zu verwenden.

Adient, ein Anbieter von Sitzsystemen für die Automobilindustrie, kooperiert zukünftig mit dem schwedischen Stahlhersteller H2 Green Steel (H2GS), um den CO2-Fußabdruck in seiner Wertschöpfungskette weiter zu reduzieren.  
 
Am 1. September unterzeichneten Michel Berthelin, Executive Vice President Adient EMEA, und Henrik Henriksson, CEO von H2 Green Steel, ein Abkommen, das vorsieht, ab 2026 fossilfreien Stahl mit geringem CO2-Fußabdruck zu liefern und ihn anschließend in den Metallprodukten von Adient zu verwenden.

Michel Berthelin erläutert den Hintergrund der Zusammenarbeit: „Als Unternehmen bekennen wir uns zur Science Based Targets Initiative, einer Zusammenarbeit zwischen weltweit führenden Institutionen zur Festlegung eines wissenschaftlich fundierten Klimaziels. Weiterhin unterstützen wir das Carbon Disclosure Project, welches Unternehmen und Städten hilft, ihre Umweltauswirkungen zu verstehen und offenzulegen. Die Entscheidung, einen Teil des für unsere Produktion bezogenen Stahlvolumens auf Stahl mit geringem CO2-Fußabdruck umzustellen, ist Teil unserer Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie. Unser Ziel ist es, die Emissionen an unseren Produktionsstätten, die direkt durch unsere eigenen Quellen oder indirekt durch unsere Energielieferanten verursacht werden, bis 2030 um 75 % zu reduzieren. Parallel wollen wir im selben Zeitraum 35 % der Emissionen entlang unserer Lieferketten einsparen. Damit fördert Adient nicht zuletzt die Transformation der Branche hin zu einem verantwortungsvolleren Umgang mit natürlichen Ressourcen.“

Stahl von H2 Green Steel wird mit einem bis zu 95 % niedrigeren CO2-Ausstoß im Vergleich zur konventionellen Stahlherstellung produziert. Das Unternehmen erreicht dies durch den Ersatz von Kohle durch grünen Wasserstoff in der Produktion und den Einsatz von Strom aus nicht-fossilen Quellen. Auf diese Weise entstehen als Abfallprodukte vor allem Wasser und Wärme.

Quelle:

Adient

(C) INDA
17.08.2022

RISE® – Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference in September

  • Focus on Rethinking, Reusing and Recycling Nonwovens this September
  • Industry Experts Present Material Science Innovations & Sustainability

More than 20 industry experts will present their views on how material science innovations can create a more sustainable future for the nonwovens industry at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE®) Conference, Sept. 27-28 in Raleigh, at North Carolina State University, co-organized by INDA and The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University.

Starting with responsible sourcing of nonwoven inputs to developing realistic end-of-life options and circularity opportunities, RISE will focus on rethinking, reusing and recycling nonwovens and engineered materials at the Talley Student Union in Raleigh.    

Participants will learn what’s coming next with sessions on the following six themes: Towards a More Circular Industry; Advancement in Sustainable Inputs; Development in Natural Fibers; Sustainable Inputs: Fibers and Biofibers; Waste Not, Want Not, Sustainable Inputs from Waste Products; and Economic Insights and Market Intelligence.

  • Focus on Rethinking, Reusing and Recycling Nonwovens this September
  • Industry Experts Present Material Science Innovations & Sustainability

More than 20 industry experts will present their views on how material science innovations can create a more sustainable future for the nonwovens industry at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE®) Conference, Sept. 27-28 in Raleigh, at North Carolina State University, co-organized by INDA and The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University.

Starting with responsible sourcing of nonwoven inputs to developing realistic end-of-life options and circularity opportunities, RISE will focus on rethinking, reusing and recycling nonwovens and engineered materials at the Talley Student Union in Raleigh.    

Participants will learn what’s coming next with sessions on the following six themes: Towards a More Circular Industry; Advancement in Sustainable Inputs; Development in Natural Fibers; Sustainable Inputs: Fibers and Biofibers; Waste Not, Want Not, Sustainable Inputs from Waste Products; and Economic Insights and Market Intelligence.

The 12th edition of RISE® will bring together thought leaders in product development, materials science, and new technologies to connect and convene for the industry’s premier nonwovens science and technology conference.

Expert speakers will address the latest trends and innovations around circularity – an important component of sustainability strategies that aims to return a product into the supply chain, instead of the landfill, after users are done consuming it.

RISE® session highlights include:

  • The Global Plastic Crisis: Who Will Be the Winners/Losers in The Marketplace?
    Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Sustainable Fibers – Developments and the Future
    Jason Locklin, Ph.D., Director, University of Georgia, New Materials Institute and David Grewell, Ph.D., Center Director, Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
  • Thinking Differently: In a Changing World What’s Next for NatureWorks and Polylactic Acid Polymers (PLA)
    Liz Johnson, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology, NatureWorks LLC
  • PLA and PLA Blends: Practical Aspects of Extrusion
    Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University
  • Hemp is Strong – Are You?
    Olaf Isele, Strategic Product Development Director, Trace Femcare, Inc.
  • Exploring Natural Fibers in Nonwovens
    Paul Latten, Director of Research and Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.
  • Potential Nonwoven Applications of Tree-Free Fibers Made from Microbial Cellulose –
    Heidi Beatty, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC
  • Ultra Fine Fibers Made from Recycled Materials
    Takashi Owada, General Manager, Teijin Frontier (U.S.A.), Inc.

The event also will feature the presentation of the RISE® Innovation Award, a special opportunity to tour the Nonwovens Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities with advance registration required, and poster presentations by North Carolina State University graduate students.

Quelle:

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

(c) Sappi Europe
25.07.2022

Sappi präsentiert Lösungen auf der FACHPACK 2022

Die FACHPACK in Nürnberg zählt zu den wichtigsten Veranstaltungen der Verpackungsbranche. Vom 27. bis 29. September 2022 stellt Sappi seine neusten Produkte und Lösungen in den Bereichen funktionelle Papierverpackungen, flexible Verpackungspapiere, Etikettenpapiere, Wellpappenpapiere und Frischfaserkartons vor. Besonderen Fokus legt das Unternehmen dabei auf Nachhaltigkeit, Recyclefähigkeit und Innovationen.

Die FACHPACK in Nürnberg zählt zu den wichtigsten Veranstaltungen der Verpackungsbranche. Vom 27. bis 29. September 2022 stellt Sappi seine neusten Produkte und Lösungen in den Bereichen funktionelle Papierverpackungen, flexible Verpackungspapiere, Etikettenpapiere, Wellpappenpapiere und Frischfaserkartons vor. Besonderen Fokus legt das Unternehmen dabei auf Nachhaltigkeit, Recyclefähigkeit und Innovationen.

  • Weltweit umfangreiches Portfolio von Barrierepapieren für nachhaltige und recyclefähige Verpackungen
  • Markenauftritt, der Emotionen weckt, dank Fusion Nature Plus in Kombination mit Fusion Topliner für Wellpappenanwendungen
  • Nassleimetikettenpapier Parade Label Pro für eine effiziente Verarbeitung und ein brillantes Erscheinungsbild

Umfangreiches Portfolio von Barrierepapieren
Das ultimative Ziel von Sappi als Barrierepapier-Spezialist besteht darin, nicht recyclefähige Aluminium- und Kunststoff-Mehrschichtlaminate zu ersetzen und eine wirklich nachhaltige Alternative aus erneuerbarem Material anzubieten, die alle Marktanforderungen in Bezug auf Produktschutz erfüllt. Deshalb baut Sappi sein Portfolio an Barrierepapieren mit Heißsiegelfähigkeit stetig aus. Auf der Messe stellt Sappi verschiedene Musterverpackungen für Food- als auch Non-Food-Anwendungen vor.

Glatte Oberfläche und hohe Weiße: Parade Label Pro Etikettenpapier
Sappi präsentiert außerdem sein umfangreiches Sortiment an Nassleim-Etikettenpapieren – darunter das neue Parade Label Pro. Die glänzende, einseitig doppelt gestrichene Qualität bietet eine sehr glatte Oberfläche und einen hohen Weißgrad. Das Papier eignet sich für zahlreiche Etiketten- und flexible Verpackungsanwendungen, wie etwa für Etiketten von Einwegflaschen, Food- und Nonfood-Behältern sowie für Wickler für verschiedene Produkte. Es kann im Offset, Flexo- und Tiefdruck bedruckt und unter anderem mit Heißfolien- und Blindprägungen veredelt werden.

Markenauftritt, der Emotionen weckt
„Für Markenartikelhersteller wird es immer wichtiger, die Markenwerte und Produkteigenschaften auf eine emotionale Weise zu vermitteln und regelrecht zu inszenieren“, weiß Luis Mata, Sales Director Packaging of Sappi Europe. Auf der FACHPACK präsentiert Sappi unter anderem seine Topliner-Kartons, die mit ihrer Farbwiedergabe die Wirkung der Produkte im Regal erhöhen und eine Markendifferenzierung bieten. Ein neueres Produkt, das Sappi gemeinsam mit dem Verpackungs- und Displayhersteller Brohl Wellpappe entwickelt hat, ist das neue Papier Fusion Nature Plus mit dem bewährten Fusion Topliner. Komplett aus Wellpappe hergestellt, besteht die Paket-Lösung aus Versandverpackung, Produktverpackung und Inlay. Erst beim Öffnen der Verpackung wird der eigentliche Effekt sichtbar: Denn die mit Digitaldruck bedruckten Fusion Nature Plus Innenseiten des Versandkartons strahlen dem Betrachter regelrecht entgegen.

Auch das beliebte Algro-Design-Portfolio von Sappi bietet Gestaltungsspielraum, um Markenwerte auf emotionale Weise zu vermitteln.

Quelle:

Sappi Europe

(c) INDA
06.07.2022

INDA: Highlights of the World of Wipes® International Conference

More than 450 participants from 18 countries made in-person connections and gained innovative insights into the segment’s future at the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, reported strong attendance and activity at its 16th WOW conference, June 27-30. Highlights included a conference, award presentations, a separate 1.5-day WIPES Academy training course, and a new mentorship program.  

WOW speakers focused on the future of the $17 billion wipes sector amid changing consumer trends, supply chain complexities, sustainable packaging demands, and medical disinfection challenges. Program sessions included Circular and Sustainable Wipes, Supply Chain Challenges, Sustainable Substrates, Disinfection Concerns, Sustainable Packaging Trends, and Flushability Developments.

Tony Fragnito welcomed participants in his new role as INDA President for the first time since succeeding Dave Rousse, now President Emeritus and advisor.

More than 450 participants from 18 countries made in-person connections and gained innovative insights into the segment’s future at the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, reported strong attendance and activity at its 16th WOW conference, June 27-30. Highlights included a conference, award presentations, a separate 1.5-day WIPES Academy training course, and a new mentorship program.  

WOW speakers focused on the future of the $17 billion wipes sector amid changing consumer trends, supply chain complexities, sustainable packaging demands, and medical disinfection challenges. Program sessions included Circular and Sustainable Wipes, Supply Chain Challenges, Sustainable Substrates, Disinfection Concerns, Sustainable Packaging Trends, and Flushability Developments.

Tony Fragnito welcomed participants in his new role as INDA President for the first time since succeeding Dave Rousse, now President Emeritus and advisor.

WOW highlights included the announcement of Nice’ N CLEAN® SecureFLUSH™ Technology Flushable Wipes from Nice-Pak as the winner of this year’s World of Wipes Innovation Award® for their flushable wipes made of 100 percent cellulose nonwoven. A specialty “lock and key” design of plant-based fibers and formula leverages patent-pending technology to ensure responsible care of plumbing and wastewater.

Other highlights included the presentation of the 2022 INDA Lifetime Technical Award to Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting. The award honors an individual with a long-established nonwovens career that advance technology and the commercial success of the North American nonwovens industry. Knowlson pioneered the use of powder super absorbents in airlaid forming systems creating new period product designs for ultra-thin products. He co-founded Airformed Composites, co-invented the first commercial multi-bonded airlaid products in North America that were used in characters for Sesame Street and served in leadership positions with Rayonier, Ciba/Huntsman and Jacob Holm.

05.07.2022

Stahl: Reduction of Scope 3 upstream emissions by at least 25%

Stahl, a proponent of responsible chemistry, is submitting a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target that is aligned with the most recent guidance provided by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The new target marks a key milestone on the company’s journey toward carbon neutrality.

Stahl’s SBTi submission includes a specific commitment regarding the company’s Scope 3 upstream emissions, which Stahl aims to reduce by at least 25% over the next 10 years, compared with the base year (2021). This reduction would primarily be achieved by Stahl replacing its fossil-based raw materials with lower-carbon alternatives. The target is a major step towards the objective of limiting global warming temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, as agreed at the 2015 Paris Climate Accords.
 
Stahl’s extended commitment builds on the company’s existing targets to reduce its emission for Scopes 1 and 2, which were set shortly after the Paris Agreement in 2015. Stahl has since reduced its Scope 1 and 2 (direct) GHG emissions by more than 30%, thanks to operational efficiency gains and by decarbonizing its energy supply.

Stahl, a proponent of responsible chemistry, is submitting a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target that is aligned with the most recent guidance provided by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The new target marks a key milestone on the company’s journey toward carbon neutrality.

Stahl’s SBTi submission includes a specific commitment regarding the company’s Scope 3 upstream emissions, which Stahl aims to reduce by at least 25% over the next 10 years, compared with the base year (2021). This reduction would primarily be achieved by Stahl replacing its fossil-based raw materials with lower-carbon alternatives. The target is a major step towards the objective of limiting global warming temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, as agreed at the 2015 Paris Climate Accords.
 
Stahl’s extended commitment builds on the company’s existing targets to reduce its emission for Scopes 1 and 2, which were set shortly after the Paris Agreement in 2015. Stahl has since reduced its Scope 1 and 2 (direct) GHG emissions by more than 30%, thanks to operational efficiency gains and by decarbonizing its energy supply.

Scope 3 GHG emissions cover all the additional indirect emissions that can occur in the value chain, including those associated with purchased raw materials, packaging, business travel, and transportation. Stahl’s Scope 3 emissions currently represent over 90% of its carbon footprint.

Quelle:

Stahl Holdings B.V.