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Textile innovation emerges from industry gatherings.

Textile Innovation Emerges from Industry Gatherings as the Stars of the Show In the past year, startup companies have been gaining valuable exposure at textile industry exhibitions and conferences, showcasing …

Eco-dyes are on the rise globally.

Coloration Leaders Committed to Sustainable Change Many new companies are suddenly gaining traction in the development of sustainable new dyes and finishing treatments, as outlined by Geoff Fisher in his …

With the latest PicConnect platform, Picanol has aimed to digitize and harness the intuition of the expert weaver. Photo courtesy of Picanol

Predictive Fulfilment is the Goal as AI Moves In For a number of decades now, the supply chains of many high-tech industries have been highly structured and strictly managed top-down …

There are now 47,406 voluntary drop-off points for waste clothing, household linen and footwear across France. Photo courtesy of Refashion

France Points to the Future for the European Union and Recycling It’s no accident that there is currently so much activity related to recycling textile waste and the production of …

Annabelle Hutter with textiles ready for recycling. Globally, just 15% of post-consumer textile waste is recycled with the remaining 85% often ending up in a landfill. The ambition of Säntis Textiles, alongside their partners from the textile industry, is to take steps to reverse these numbers as they believe that the recycling and upcycling manufacturing model is the only way forward, not just for our industry but for the planet as a whole. Their 100% recycled cotton is the first of its kind in the market. This recycled cotton fabric is made from pre- and post-consumer cotton, textile waste and leftovers from fabric production. They spin this waste, collected from over 100 sources in three countries, into strong staple fibers with impeccable quality. Not only is this officially verified, but also when woven together, they create the highest quality of sturdiness and durability, perfect for daily use. Photo courtesy of Santis

Since 2019, Säntis Textiles has been producing around 300-350 tons of 100% recycled cotton monthly using specially-developed RCO100 technology at the plant of its partner Kipas in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.The technology …