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Sustainable textiles - The need of future
With awareness and demand, ecological parameters for all consumer goods gain significant importance. Market preferences have led buyers to lay down ecological specifications and eco labels have made their presence felt, feels Edward Menezes, Director of Rossari Biotech.
Eliminating toxic chemicals, the ZDHC way
ZDHC may sound like Latin and Greek to some, but to eco-conscious industries and citizens, this acronym for The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals is a Foundation registered in Amsterdam, that puts all its efforts into a mission of eliminating,etc.
TUV sets up new softlines testing facility
TUV’s expanded state-of-the-art facility offers testing services of global standards for garments, home textiles, leather and footwear, toys, food contact material and fashion jewellery.
ZDHC recognises ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®
OEKO-TEX® has announced that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognised as a LEVEL 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap To Zero Programme.
Chemicals management, the Hohenstein way!
Heightened consumer awareness, industry initiatives such as ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) or the Greenpeace Detox campaign: they all pose new challenges for brands, retailers and manufacturers.
Eco Fibres on the Rise
Sustainability is no longer a choice, but a necessity. The textile industry feels that the movement towards sustainability should start from the source itself – fibres. The global eco fibre market size was estimated at 9,570 kilo tonne in 2016.
ZDHC unveils implementation hub to help sustainability
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has launched its implementation hub, which helps best practices of chemical and environmental management and accelerates impact along the value chains of the textile and other industries.
Zero Discharge: Let's zero in on opportunity
Where is the dyeing and processing industry heading? Are we going to be ‘Eco- friendly’ or ‘Economy friendly’? Only time will tell. Recently, the Environment Ministry has proposed effluent norms which the Textile Ministry of India has most certainly termed ‘stringent’ and raised concerns and issues associated with its implementation (PTI December 31, 2015).