Gretes is a boutique-style international brand. It focuses on creating handmade, fashionable, and high-quality sleepwear and loungewear. © Gretes

06/09/2022 – Sustainable silk alternatives

Sustainable silk alternatives

Pine and Eucalyptus instead of Silkworms

Fashion designer insists that natural silk will be replaced by sustainable textiles. The silk alternatives are considered to be a game changer in luxury ... By  Editorial staff

The fibers are pressed through spinning nozzles. The nozzles are located at the upper end of the spinning shaft of the plant. © Fraunhofer ITWM

05/09/2022 – Virtual spinning

Virtual spinning

Faster spinning thanks to simulation

The Fraunhofer ITWM is developing a simulation software that virtually maps and examines a wide range of spinning processes. By  Sibylle Michel

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02/09/2022 – Trade fair

Trade fair

58th edition of Filo is ready for visitors

The preparations for the 58th Filo edition, scheduled for the 14th and the 15th of September 2022 at MiCo in Milan, Italy, are almost completed. By  Editorial staff

Fifteen million items of clothing are dumped in Ghana every week, the vast majority of which is unusable and therefore thrown away. That is about to change. © Jeanette Dietl/

A large-scale project in Ghana aims to produce and recycle fabrics and finished garments locally, offering environmental as well as economic benefits. By  Sibylle Michel

Overview of the planting and harvesting times of the eight major cotton producing countries © Bremer Baumwollbörse

31/08/2022 – Cotton


Season 2022/23 marked by uncertainty

The volatility with cotton prices, global macroeconomic conditions, and the turmoil in Eastern Europe are creating uncertainties in cotton demand. By  Sibylle Michel

So far, the circular strategy has mainly been applied to recycled fibres. In the future, it is expected that the textile finishing market will also follow this trend to a greater extent. ©

31/08/2022 – Sustainable textile finishing

Sustainable textile finishing

Textile chemical products for high-performance sports

Latest product developments of the CHT Group close the loop and offers tailor-made products for the specific functionalization of textile materials in ... By  Sibylle Michel

?From March to December 2021, a group of public buyers of garment and textiles participated in a pilot project to explore the integration of OECD risk-based due diligence into the public procurement of garment and textiles – the OECD Pilot. © j-mel/

30/08/2022 – OECD e-learning course

OECD e-learning course

Due Diligence for Garment and Footwear Supply Chains

A new e-learning course on “Due Diligence for Garment and Footwear Supply Chains” is available. For textile network readers no participation fees are incurred. By  Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh