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Undertaken by the ClimateWorks Foundation, “Measuring Fashion 2018” is a report on the environmental impact of the global apparel and footwear industries. The study is based on the World Apparel and Footwear Life Cycle Database (WALDB) and provides impact results for climate change, water, and human health, among other indicators. Click here to see a […]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new report “A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future´ confirms that the steady production growth in fast fashion is intrinsically linked to a decline in utilisation per item, leading to an incredible amount of waste. It is estimated that more than half of fast fashion production is disposed of in under […]

Australia’s manufacturing industry is ‘larger and more dynamic’ than currently estimated, according to a report commissioned by the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). The report analyses more than 3,000 global manufacturers to provide substantiated clarity to an industry undergoing unprecedented change, while also outlining key opportunities for local manufacturers. It calls for a new definition of […]

In the new study “Fashion at the crossroads” presented at Milan Fashion Week, Greenpeace criticizes fashion brands for pledging to move to a circular economy, essentially designing out waste and creating an endless lifecycle for their products. The report is mostly a positive acknowledgement of sustainability initiatives, the research revealed some examples where brands are […]

Waste and Resources Action Programme was set up in the UK in 2000 to promote sustainable waste management. In 2012, WRAP released the pioneering ‘Valuing Our Clothes’ report. It examined the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing throughout its life cycle for one year in the UK. This comprehensive report, looks at the progress […]

The 13th Asian Textile Conference (ATC-13) was held in Geelong, Australia in November 2015. The conference was hosted by Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials and the Technical Textiles and Non Wovens Association on behalf of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA). ATC-13 provided a wonderful opportunity for global scientists and researchers in all textile fields with […]

Researchers have developed technology that could allow super glassy polymer materials to be revisited for commercial applications in gas separations. Developed by the CSIRO, the new technology, when applied to plastic lining promises to radically improve the efficiency of filtration of exhaust gases from power plants, according to researchers. Currently, the techniques industry use to […]

Expect defense to shrink while commercial aerospace sets new records. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group has released a report on the 2013 outlook for the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. The report provides observations about the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the sector. According to the report, the global defense segment is […]

In this presentation Dr Floreana Coman, of FCST – Fabrics & Composites Science & Technologies, reviews international research and reports into the environmental impacts of synthetic turf manufacture and usage and concludes: There is science behind any good synthetic turf Synthetic turf is a high-tech material For best product outcome, we have to take into […]

AVR predicts Europe’s transition to Horizon 2020 will transform innovation and research politics as all members of the European Union recognise research and innovation are the key factors to create sustainable growth and prosperity. The AVR  2013 Report into Nonwoven and Technical Textiles Research in Europe and Market Overview is available to read online.