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    Adidas ends partnership with Parley for the Oceans


    In a notable shift in its sustainability efforts, Adidas has announced the cessation of its long-standing partnership.

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    Decathlon France raised revenues, focused on circularity in FY23


    Decathlon France generated €4.752 billion (VAT and other taxes included) in full-year 2023, according to its year-end round-up. This represents a rise of 1.24 percent from 2022 and of 22.52 percent from 2019, the year before the lockdowns. France accounted for about a quarter of Decathlon’s worldwide sales, which, by ...

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    Lenzing announces concept to support sustainable glacier protection


    The Lenzing Group has announced an innovative concept that is meant to contribute to the sustainable protection of our glaciers while inspiring a circular economy in the nonwovens and textile value chain. Geotextiles are used to protect ice and snow from melting due to global warming. However, the nonwovens ...

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    France seeks to ban exports of used clothes


    France would like the EU to ban exports of used clothes, the country’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion has told Reuters. Of particular concern for France is Africa, which, the ministry said, “must no longer be the dustbin of fast-fashion.” France enjoys the support of Sweden and Denmark ...

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    France’s proposal against fast fashion


    The administration of French President Emmanuel Macron, founder of the Renaissance party, will support a law proposed by an opposition party to penalize fast fashion. The text in question is no. 2268, “aiming to render fast-fashion out of fashion, thanks to a system of incentives and penalties.” Its proponent is ...

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    Progress in ski boot recycling; call for collaboration


    Source: Dalbello Dalbello LIFE ReSkiBoot Italian ski boot brand Dalbello celebrated the conclusion of its EU-funded LIFE ReSkiBoot project this February. The stated aim of this LIFE project was to produce and market 1,000 high-quality, competitive ski boots made from around 90 percent recycled secondary raw materials. ...

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    SkiStar tests fossil-free ski resort


    The Scandinavian ski resort operator SkiStar is taking a significant step in the transition to fossil-free operation and is testing the complete electrification of a ski resort. The pilot project is being carried out at SkiStar’s Hammarbybacken ski resort in Stockholm. With the pilot project, SkiStar wants to show that ...

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    El Corte Inglés is the latest signatory to Spain’s SCRAP


    El Corte Inglés has become a member of Spain’s Association for the Management of Textile and Footwear Residues. In its brief history – it was founded a year ago, last January – the association has obtained the membership also of Decathlon, H&M, IKEA, Inditex, Kiabi, Mango and Tendam. It was ...

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    BASF and Inditex unveil Loopamid, a circular Nylon 6 based entirely on textile waste


    BASF and Inditex jointly announced on Jan. 23 a breakthrough in promoting circularity in the textile industry. With the launch of Loopamid, a Polyamide 6 (a synthetic polymer widely used in numerous textile applications due to its excellent mechanical properties and versatility, also known as Nylon 6) made from 100 ...

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    New basketball made from next-gen material


    Known for their distinctive footwear, New York-based vegan lifestyle menswear brand Brave GentleMan is making waves in the sporting world by introducing a basketball. This marks the first instance of a basketball crafted from the bio-based material Mirum, a collaborative effort with the New York Knicks and Leather Head Sports. ...

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    Burton receives B Corp recertification


    Burton has announced its successful recertification as a Certified B Corporation, a widely recognized accolade that sets the gold standard for businesses committed to making a positive impact. To maintain its B Corp certification, Burton undergoes a thorough B Impact Assessment process every three years. This assessment evaluates various aspects, ...

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    Phantom Glide unveils innovative Nordic ski wax


    Phantom Glide, DPS Skis’ permanent high-performance base treatment, has introduced a new ski wax named Phantom Glide Nordic. As the name suggests, the wax is designed specifically for Nordic skiing, a discipline where glide is paramount. The company states that the new wax is environmentally conscious, delivering the same eco-friendly ...

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    Jones Snowboards gets Fair Trade Certification


    Jones Snowboards has set a groundbreaking standard for the industry by announcing that its upcoming 2024/25 snowboards and split boards will carry the Fair Trade Certified label. This distinction positions Jones as the pioneer among ski and snowboard hardgoods brands to secure certification from the non-profit organization Fair Trade USA. ...

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    More industry stakeholders join Spiber to build global circularity solution


    Spiber Inc. announced and welcomed new partnerships with DyStar, Kering’s Material Innovation Lab (MIL), Eileen Fisher Inc. and Johnstons of Elgin at the Biofabricate materials conference in Paris on Jan. 12-14. The companies joined Spiber’s Biosphere Circulation project, which presents a pioneering methodology for regenerating biobased and biodegradable textile and ...

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    Celanese and Under Armour develop new stretch fabric


    Source: Under Armour At the Fiber Spinning Lab at The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University Celanese and Under Armour have joined forces to introduce a groundbreaking performance stretch fabric named Neolast. This material is poised to offer the industry a superior alternative to elastane, commonly known as ...

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    Vivobarefoot, Balena present 3D-printed, customized and fully compostable shoe


    Source: Vivobarefoot Vivobarefoot VivoBiome UK-based footwear and lifestyle brand Vivobarefoot has announced a partnership with Tel Aviv-based circular economy startup Balena, founded in 2020. The aim is to produce shoes that are made-to-order and made-to-measure locally and are compostable and recyclable thanks to Balena’s BioCir®flex range of ...

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    Zeal Optics introduces Re-Shred recycled goggle initiative


    Colorado-based Zeal Optics has introduced the Re-Shred Goggle Initiative, a comprehensive commitment to winter sports goggles with a minimum of 70 percent recycled content in all goggle frames and straps under the motto “Reduce. Reuse. Re-Shred.” “As a brand rooted in a love of the outdoors, we believe that every ...

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    Puma collabs with US upcycler, launches textile-to-textile experiment


    Puma has announced a new collaboration with US upcycler Andrew Burgess and his brand Vivid Visions, launching an experimental, one-of-a-kind capsule collection. Vivid Visions was founded on repurposing old textiles to create unique designs that have been endorsed and featured by NBA icons (Jayson Tatum) and US rappers (A Boogie ...

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    EU bans destruction of unsold textiles, footwear


    The European Commission, Parliament and Council agreed on Dec. 4 on a new framework to make products sustainable by design.

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    World’s first parka made from biological recycling unveiled


    Stella McCartney has unveiled a parka made of biorecycled polyester at COP28. The garment and the technology behind it is a result of a partnership between Protein Evolution and McCartney. Source: Stella McCartney/Protein Evolution The fashion parka is made from rigid packaging waste and industrial textile ...