Category: Global

ZDHC recognises Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex

Oeko-Tex has announced that the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme will now accept Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification as an indicator of conformance with the organisation’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) in connection with the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module. The ZDHC’s MRSL covers chemical substances that are limited or banned from intentional use in the production of apparel and footwear materials and trim. Controlling or excluding the use of these substances supports the ZDHC’s mission of removing hazardous chemicals from the apparel and footwear value chain so that they do not harm workers, consumers, or the...

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Fashion Summit focues on Zero Impact

Fashion Summit (HK), the largest fashion summit focusing on sustainable fashion in Asia washeld on September 7-8 on the theme — Zero Impact. The conference aimed to raise awareness on the role of Hong Kong fashion industry in leading the charge for revolutionary change, and the critical role Hong Kong can play in driving sustainability. Jointly organised by seven associations, environmental NGOs and academic institutions, the summit played a vital role in the development of sustainable fashion. The summit tackled the pertinent issues facing the industry in terms of driving sustainable outcomes at each point in the fashion loop...

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Kornit Digital’s Vulcan printer bags top SGIA award

Kornit Digital has received SGIA’s prestigious 2017 Product of the Year Award for the Kornit Vulcan, in the category “Direct-to-garment printers (Colour Shirt – Not White)”. The Vulcan will be on display at the 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, in Kornit’s booth # 1617. Kornit’s Vulcan, the most advanced direct-to-garment printing solution of its kind, allows garment decorators to produce small to medium print runs in a profitable way. This heavy-duty production system is targeted to screen printers producing collections and short runs for retailers and promotional purposes. The Vulcan offers the lowest cost per print for run...

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Archroma acquires additional 26 percent stake in M. Dohmen

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, who had acquired 49 per cent of the shares of M. Dohmen SA, an international group specialising in the textile dyes and chemical production for carpet, apparel and automotive sector back in 2014, has announced the acquisition of an additional 26 per cent of the shares of M. Dohmen, now owns a controlling 75 per cent participation in the M. Dohmen group, and Archroma and M. Dohmen are now free to operate as partners in serving the textiles market. Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma, appointed as Chairman of the Board of...

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Brother DTG launches new single-pass GTX printer

Brother DTG has launched the GTX – its next generation of digital direct-to-garment printers which promises faster, one-pass printing capabilities and a larger maximum print area. The new industrial print heads, which have been developed by Brother, contain 1680 nozzles per print head, allowing for prints at 1200 x 1200 dpi in a single pass. This result in mass-production level speeds and makes the GTX printer 2 to 3 times faster than the previous flagship model, the GT-381. The GTX’s maximum print area measures 40.64 x 53.34cm (16 x 21?) – the largest on any Brother DTG machine –...

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