Sustainability in World Apparel Industry Reviewed in New Textiles Intelligence Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

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New research report “Strategies for Sustainability in the Global Apparel Industry” drawn up by Textiles Intelligence has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report reveals that with companies having come under close scrutiny for the adverse impact of their operations on the environment and on society, the textile and apparel industry has become highly eco-conscious.

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With companies having come under close scrutiny for the adverse impact of their operations on the environment and on society, the textile and apparel industry has become highly eco-conscious. During the most recent conference in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by TextileExchange – a dynamic professional community of experts, solution providers, and industry peers dedicated to advancing sustainable practices across the global textile value chain, the latest trends and innovations in textile sustainability, as well as apparel and textile impacts in areas such as water, energy/carbon, waste, toxics, biodiversity, were vividly discussed.

New research report “Strategies for Sustainability in the Global Apparel Industry” drawn up by Textiles Intelligence has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Strategies for Sustainability in the Global Apparel Industry
Published: November, 2011
Pages: 34
Price: US$ 785
http://marketpublishers.com/report/consumers_goods/textile/strategies_4_sustainability_in_global_apparel_industry.html

The newly published report provides an in-depth analysis of the strategies for sustainability in the global apparel industry, which were presented at the conference. It looks at the ways companies are trying to mitigate their harmful impacts on society and the environment, and how collaboration, transparency and integrity are helping them to do this. The main certification systems for sustainable textiles and apparel as well as the latest innovations in apparel sustainability are also reviewed. Furthermore, the study offers a true insight into work by a number of companies and organizations in the area of sustainability.

Companies mentioned in the report include: Adidas, Anti Fraud Initiative (AFI), Arkema, bioRe, bluesign technologies, Chetna, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Control Union Certifications, Egedeniz Textile, Greenpeace, GreenXchange, Huntsman Textile Effects, Ingeo, Institute for Marketecology (IMO), International Working Group (IWG), Lenzing, MADE-BY, Nike, Oeko-Tex, Orta Anadolu, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Remei, Sanko Tekstil, Sofila, Solidaridad, Sorona, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Unitika Fibers and Yeh Group.

Report Contents:

Summary

Introduction

What is sustainability?
Sustainability in the textile and apparel industry
Role of textile exchange
Textile exchange sustainable textiles conference

The Social and Environmental Impact of the Textile and Apparel Industry

Cotton
Wool
Synthetic fibres
Cellulosic fibres
Environmental impact of chemical usage in the apparel industry
Environmental impact of water and energy usage in the apparel industry
Transportation
Retailing
Water and energy use in apparel care
Environmental impact of waste generation
Working conditions and sustainability in the apparel industry

Collaboration to Achieve Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industry

The sustainable apparel coalition
GreenXchange
Cotton partnerships
Remei and bioRe
Chetna and Solidaridad
Egedeniz Textile

Transparency: an Important Feature of Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Supply Chain

Nike: Material Sustainability Index

Importance of Integrity in Business Practices Along the Textile and Apparel Supply Chain

Greenwashing
Risk from consumers, pressure groups and the use of social media
Greenpeace: Detox campaign
Anti-fraud initiatives in organic cotton farming

Main Certification Systems for Sustainable Textiles and Apparel

Textile Exchange: CCS Standard
Textile Exchange: OE Standards
Global Recycle Standard (GRS)
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Bluesign
Oeko-Tex
Institute for Marketecology (IMO)

Innovations in Apparel Sustainability

Yeh Group: DryDye
Huntsman Textile Effects: Avitera SE
Bio synthetics
Bio synthetic polyester fibres
Bio synthetic nylon fibres
Orta Anadolu: Orta Blu and Alchemy One
Sanko Tekstil: Zeugma
Nike: environmentally preferred rubber (EPR)

More new research reports by the publisher can be found at Textiles Intelligence page.

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