As the world wakes up to the threat of fast fashion and its contribution to climate change, our focus has shifted to quality over quantity when it comes to clothing. While buying items made to last is an important step forward, however, storing them incorrectly can seriously shorten their lifespan.
Sustainability has become a very important issue for everybody. Students from a range of disciplines at Kingston University have come up with creative solutions to improve sustainability after they took part in a virtual hackathon focusing on environmental issues.
Following the successful launch of Fashion Together in September 2020, discover a new and evolved digital experience, designed to bring the industry together, even when we remain apart. Fashion Together will provide key industry insights, as well as a first-hand look at the latest styles, trends and collections through product showcases and our all-encompassing Pure London Virtual Showroom. Tune in on 23rd February 2021 to access it all.
A significant milestone is reached in testing for genetically modified (GMO) cotton - fourteen laboratories from China, Germany, India, the Netherlands, and Portugal have successfully passed the proficiency test. An overview of the laboratories that can currently conduct GMO testing as per the ISO IWA 32:2019 method has now been jointly published by GOTS, OCA and Textile Exchange, which constitutes an important milestone on the journey towards the widespread use of this standardized protocol.
UK beard care and shaving specialists The English Shaving Company have analysed search interest in different types of facial hair over the past decade, to reveal which beard styles are trending, where each style is the most popular, and the UK’s favourite heading into 2021.
Senior members of Crew Clothing, Drapers, King & Tuckfield and WtR complete the expert line up for June show
However the appetite for recycling is evident, and this is where the reGAIN app steps in: the majority of respondents said they would use the reGAIN app to get their unwanted clothes re-used and recycled. The survey also found that 67% of people would recycle more if they were rewarded for doing so; 66% would recycle more if it was free and easy to do so, whilst 56% would recycle more if they knew how much environmental damage sending clothes to landfill causes.
Charles Schofield - Founder, Chief Designer Fibrescan has been designing and manufacturing automated inspection equipment for the narrow fabric industry. Getting automated textile inspection right is difficult let no one tell you otherwise, getting it right and on budget is even tougher. That's why at Fibrescan they do inspection machines and only inspection machines, this is not an add-on product to our portfolio this is our core activity.
With over 60 years of manufacturing experience, Arville built a business with a solid foundation that meets the needs of their customers. They remain customer-focused, and will continue to invest in order to offer the best level of service and technical expertise possible for their customers.