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ANDRITZ Collaborates with Sfilacciatura Negro for New Textile Recycling Line in Italy

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has successfully initiated operations for a new textile recycling line at Sfilacciatura Negro’s facility in Biella, Italy. This state-of-the-art tearing line is designed to process post-consumer textile waste while automatically removing hard parts. Sfilacciatura Negro, with a … Read the full press release

Marloes van Kooten to Take Over as Managing Director Purchasing at Witt Group

(IN BRIEF) Marloes van Kooten will be joining the Witt Group management team on March 1, 2024, with plans to succeed Stefanie Zühlke-Schmidt as Managing Director Purchasing on September 1, 2024, following a six-month onboarding period. Marloes brings over 30 … Read the full press release

World Children’s Day: H&M Move Collaborates with Sport Without Borders to Promote Youth Sports

(IN BRIEF) H&M Move and Sport Without Borders have partnered to empower young people through sports on World Children’s Day. This two-year collaboration will offer 2,500 young individuals in Sweden meaningful activities during physical education lessons, after-school programs, and school … Read the full press release

BESTSELLER and SOLshare Power Textile Factory in Bangladesh with Rooftop Solar System

(IN BRIEF) BESTSELLER, a fashion company, and its partner SOLshare have successfully installed the first rooftop solar system on a textile supplier’s factory in Bangladesh. This initiative is part of a broader effort to reduce the environmental impact of BESTSELLER’s … Read the full press release

M&S and WUKA Lead Push for VAT Relief on Environmentally Friendly Period Pants

(IN BRIEF) Marks & Spencer (M&S) and WUKA have launched the “Say Pants to the Tax” campaign, seeking to exempt period pants from the current 20% Value Added Tax (VAT). The campaign, supported by various retailers, charities, politicians, and business … Read the full press release

Tanzanian Leatherworkers Shine at BIO Africa Convention, Paving the Way for Business Growth

(IN BRIEF) Tanzanian leatherworkers from the Bulawayo Leather Cluster showcased their craftsmanship and commitment to business development at the 2023 BIO Africa Convention, a premier event for innovation and scientific advancement in Africa. The Bulawayo Leather Cluster, supported by Solidaridad’s … Read the full press release

Traditional Craftsmanship Workshop Joins Maison Boucheron for High Jewelry Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Boucheron, a prominent luxury jewelry brand, has expanded its High Jewelry expertise by acquiring a well-regarded workshop known for its traditional craftsmanship. Located near Place Vendôme in Paris, this strategic acquisition enhances Maison Boucheron’s production capacity for High … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Reports Q3 2023 Results Amidst Challenging Market Conditions

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group, a global supplier of specialty fibers for textiles and nonwovens, has reported its Q3 2023 results, reflecting ongoing challenges in the market. The company’s revenue for the first three quarters of the year decreased by … Read the full press release

Edelvika: From Filter Bags to Fashion – Ukrainian Clothing Manufacturer’s Path to Success Amid Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Edelvika, a Ukrainian clothing and textile manufacturer, has undergone a remarkable transformation from primarily producing filter bags to focusing on fashion-related products, particularly traditional embroidered blouses called vyshyvanka. Despite the challenges posed by the war in Ukraine, the … Read the full press release

BASF and 3Helix Partner to Commercialize Innovative Anti-Aging Technology

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a global chemical company, has entered into an innovation partnership with 3Helix Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, to leverage 3Helix’s proprietary CHP (Collagen Hybrid Peptides) technology. This collaboration involves an equity investment and licensing agreement, granting BASF … Read the full press release

M&S Reveals ‘Love Thismas (Not Thatmas)’ Christmas Campaign for 2023

(IN BRIEF) Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its 2023 Christmas Clothing & Home campaign, created in collaboration with the creative agency MOTHER and director Ally Pankiw. The campaign focuses on celebrating the authentic essence of Christmas, acknowledging the challenge … Read the full press release

Unilever Appoints Fernando Fernandez as New CFO Amid Leadership Changes

(IN BRIEF) Unilever has announced the appointment of Fernando Fernandez as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from January 1, 2024. Fernandez, currently the President of Unilever’s Beauty & Wellbeing Business Group, will succeed Graeme Pitkethly, who is retiring … Read the full press release

Unilever Sells Dollar Shave Club to Nexus Capital Management to Focus on Core Growth Areas

(IN BRIEF) Unilever has announced the sale of Dollar Shave Club to Nexus Capital Management LP, a US-based private equity firm. Dollar Shave Club, known for its razors and male grooming products, will continue to serve consumers in North America … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp and The Fashion Pact Team Up for Innovative Solar Power Agreement in Fashion Industry

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp has entered into a collective virtual power purchase agreement (CVPPA) with The Fashion Pact, a sustainability initiative in the fashion and textile industry. This CVPPA, associated with Lightsource bp’s solar portfolio in Spain, provides a long-term … Read the full press release

BASF Announces Sustainable Beauty Days 2023 to Explore Eco-Friendly Practices in Personal Care

(IN BRIEF) BASF is hosting Sustainable Beauty Days 2023 on November 15 and 16, offering interactive sessions on sustainability topics. Thought leaders, scientists, and industry professionals will discuss sustainability trends, the intersection of sustainability and digitalization, new ingredient developments, and … Read the full press release

Zalando Unveils ZEOS: The Operating System for Multi-Channel Fashion Retail in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Zalando, a fashion e-commerce giant, has introduced ZEOS (Zalando E-commerce Operating System), a comprehensive platform designed to revolutionize multi-channel fashion and lifestyle retail in Europe. ZEOS aims to empower fashion brands and retailers to efficiently manage their multi-channel … Read the full press release

EBRD’s Support Transforms Mongolian Leather Brand Maris into a Sustainable Success Story

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has supported the growth and sustainability of Mongolian leather producer Maris through its advisory services. Maris, founded by Enkhnasan Tumen-Ulzii, focuses on sustainable leather production and uses innovative vegetable tanning … Read the full press release

Kaihara and Lenzing Celebrate Three-Decade Partnership with Denim Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Lenzing Group, a global producer of wood-based specialty fibers, and Kaihara, a Japanese denim manufacturer, have formed a groundbreaking partnership to redefine denim fashion on a global scale. Leveraging TENCEL™ branded fibers, their collaboration aims to cater to … Read the full press release

Symrise Wins Top Honors in BSB Environment Awards for Eco-Conscious Cosmetic Collections

(IN BRIEF) Symrise has received double recognition at the 2023 BSB Environment Awards by claiming first-place awards in both the ‘Processes’ and ‘Functionals and Recipients’ categories. The accolades were bestowed upon Symrise for its remarkable SymFrequency® collection, featuring sustainable extraction … Read the full press release

BASF Partners with Asahi Kasei’s ROICA Division to Produce Sustainable Stretch Fibers for Apparel

(IN BRIEF) BASF is supplying its biomass balanced tetrahydrofuran (THF BMB) to Asahi Kasei’s ROICA Division to produce sustainable stretch fibers under the ROICA™ brand. This collaboration aims to support the launch of a new sustainable apparel collection and achieve … Read the full press release

Lenzing and Kentaur Collaborate on Circular Chef Uniforms to Promote Sustainable Workwear

(IN BRIEF) Lenzing Group, a global producer of wood-based specialty fibers, has partnered with Kentaur, a Danish manufacturer of innovative workwear, to create a pilot collection of chef uniforms focused on circularity, durability, and functionality. These uniforms consist of 50% … Read the full press release

Symrise Boosts Strategic Stake in Kobo Products to 49%, Expanding Collaboration in Cosmetics

(IN BRIEF) Symrise AG has increased its stake in Kobo Products Inc., a US-based pigment and powder specialist, to 49%. This expanded partnership aims to strengthen their collaboration in mineral UV filters and decorative cosmetics. It also includes plans to … Read the full press release

M&S and YoungMinds Partner to Tackle Youth Mental Health Issues

(IN BRIEF) Marks & Spencer (M&S) and YoungMinds, a leading youth mental health charity, have joined forces to address the mental health challenges faced by young people. A new partnership has been formed to raise awareness and funding for resources … Read the full press release

BASF Launches Epispot™, a Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredient for Blemish-Prone Skin, Aligning with the #NoFilter Beauty Trend

(IN BRIEF) BASF Personal Care has introduced Epispot™, a sustainably sourced cosmetic ingredient designed to enhance the beauty and self-confidence of individuals with blemish-prone skin, a common issue affecting people worldwide regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. Epispot addresses the … Read the full press release

Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Launches Online Training Series ‘The Secret Heroes of Personal Care’

(IN BRIEF) Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients, a leading provider of cosmetic ingredients, has introduced an online training series called “The Secret Heroes of Personal Care.” Available on YouTube, this series aims to provide in-depth insights into the science of product protection … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Supports Albis in Advancing Nonwoven Innovation for Hygiene and Medical Applications

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully commenced operations of a new carding machine and opening/blending line at Albis in Roasio, Vercelli, Italy. This investment marks a significant milestone for Albis in meeting evolving demands and producing innovative nonwoven … Read the full press release

Lenzing Achieves EU Ecolabel Certification for Indonesian Fibers, Reinforces Commitment to Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group, a leading provider of specialty cellulose fibers for textiles and nonwoven industries, has attained certification from the prestigious EU Ecolabel for its fibers produced at the Indonesian facility in Purwakarta (PT. South Pacific Viscose). This … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom Begins Production of Advanced Synthetic Filter Media in South Korea

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom has initiated the production of new synthetic filter media at its Huyn-Poong plant in South Korea, marking its first commercial orders for these materials. The newly produced filter media, which are calendered and embossed, offer extended filter … Read the full press release

SGS Expands Accreditation to Certify Textile Exchange Standards Across Multiple Regions

(IN BRIEF) SGS has been accredited by the IOAS (International Organic Accreditation Service) as an independent third-party certification body to issue certificates for Textile Exchange standards in new regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. This expanded geographical reach … Read the full press release

Bentley Collaborates with Designer Supriya Lele, Showcasing Leather-Offcut Creations at London Fashion Week

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors has partnered with acclaimed fashion designer Supriya Lele to showcase a unique collaboration at London Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2024 season. As part of their shared commitment to craft, excellence, heritage, and luxury, Lele used … Read the full press release

BASF Collaborates with Partners to Promote Sustainable Palm Oil Production in Indonesia

(IN BRIEF) BASF, in partnership with a natural cosmetics company and Indonesian non-profit organization Kaleka, is supporting sustainable palm and palm kernel oil production in Indonesia. The project, implemented by Kaleka, follows a jurisdictional approach, aiming to promote sustainable land … Read the full press release

Creative Fusion: Art and Fragrance Collide in Symrise Perfumery School’s Workshop

(IN BRIEF) Symrise Perfumery School has introduced an innovative approach to trainee perfumer education through a two-day watercolor workshop titled “Forest. City. Fragrance.” Trainees visited Berlin and, guided by artists, translated their experiences of nature and urban environments into watercolor … Read the full press release

SGS Collaborates with EcoSeaStems to Launch ReefTox Test for Assessing Cosmetics’ Impact on Coral Reefs

(IN BRIEF) SGS has partnered with EcoSeaStems to introduce ReefTox, an ecotoxicology test for evaluating the impact of cosmetics products on corals. Developed by biologist Vincent Bourgeteau, ReefTox assesses the toxicity of cosmetics products on 50 coral species found in … Read the full press release

Lenzing Invests EUR 100 Million to Upgrade Indonesian Site for Sustainable Specialty Fiber Production

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group, a leading provider of specialty fibers for textiles and nonwovens, has invested over EUR 100 million since 2021 to upgrade its Purwakarta site in Indonesia. The company aims to convert existing production capacity to specialty … Read the full press release

Google Cloud and Estée Lauder Partner to Transform Luxury Digital Experience with Generative AI

(IN BRIEF) Google Cloud and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) are expanding their partnership to utilize generative AI for ELC’s brand sites, enhancing the luxury digital experience. Through this collaboration, ELC aims to understand consumer sentiment, improve R&D efforts, … Read the full press release

Stradivarius Set to Make Debut in Germany’s ECE Shopping Center at Milaneo Stuttgart, Expanding Inditex’s Presence

(IN BRIEF) Inditex’s fashion brand, Stradivarius, is set to debut in Germany at the ECE shopping center, Milaneo Stuttgart. The leasing contract has been signed, and the store is scheduled to open in November 2023, marking the brand’s first-ever store … Read the full press release

Georg Jensen to Open Flagship Store on London’s Bond Street in 2023

(IN BRIEF) Georg Jensen, a Danish jewellery designer, is set to open a new flagship store at 108 Bond Street by the end of 2023. The three-story store will cover approximately 5,000 sq ft and showcase the brand’s designer jewellery, … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Earns Coveted Platinum Status in EcoVadis CSR Rating for Third Time

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group, a leading provider of specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, has received platinum status in the EcoVadis CSR rating for its exceptional performance in corporate social responsibility. The rating covers key areas like … Read the full press release

The People and Pentland Brands Join Forces to Bridge Age Gap in Boardrooms

(IN BRIEF) Pentland Brands and The People are teaming up to create a youth advisory board, inviting individuals under 30 from key markets to provide insights for strategic decisions. The board will offer diverse perspectives to enhance the employee experience … Read the full press release

CUPRA and Italian eyewear brand L.G.R Introduce Trio of Stylish Sunglasses in Their Second Collaborative Collection

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA has partnered with Italian eyewear brand L.G.R for the second time to unveil a new eyewear collection. The collaboration features three sunglasses models: Tribe, Reunion Metal Explorer, and Nomad II, each embodying the unique design perspective and … Read the full press release