?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

Faruque Hassan, president of the BGMEA: “We believe that sustainability is not only about fulfilling social, ecological and community obligations; it is also about building a strategic coalition among the broader stakeholders toward a sustainable, resilient, modern, fair and equitable supply chain.” © Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh

29/08/2022 – Apparel Manufacturing Hub

Apparel Manufacturing Hub

Made in Bangladesh Week

A week-long event from 12 to 18 November 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, will showcase sustainability strides being made by Bangladesh garment makers. By  Editorial staff

“We are delighted to welcome a team of highly talented people”, says Heike van de Kerkhof, CEO of Archroma. © Archroma

26/08/2022 – Acquisition


Archroma to acquire textile effects business of Huntsman

Archroma has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Textile Effects business (“Textile Effects”) from Huntsman Corporation. By  Sibylle Michel

Only 1% of textiles are recycled into new fabrics. © HalynaRom/

25/08/2022 – Recycling


Manufacturers turn to mono material fabrics

As pressure mounts to improve the recyclability of textile products textile manufacturers turn to mono material fabrics and cellulosic fibres. By  Sibylle Michel

The new area The Source in Hall 8 was fully booked after just a few weeks. © Munich Fabric Start

24/08/2022 – Trade fairs

Trade fairs

Far Furore at Munich Fabric Start

Munich Fabric Start, from 30 August to 1 September 2022, is moving forward with progressive content, innovative formats and new areas and partnerships. By  Sibylle Michel

The design of this year’s Directions Trend Forum is led by NellyRodi Agency, while top trend forecasters from Milan, New York and Tokyo round out the committee. © Messe Frankfurt

24/08/2022 – Trend forecasts for A/W 2023/24

Trend forecasts for A/W 2023/24

Fashion, be ambitious!

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics unveils its trend forecasts for Autumn / Winter 2023-24. The committee is focusing on passion for fashion in its ... By  Sibylle Michel

EU exports to India reached just half a billion in 2021 – the 20th place in the European export markets. © Travel mania/

23/08/2022 – EU-India Free Trade negotiation

EU-India Free Trade negotiation

An opportunity for a more sustainable and fair trading system

Euratex sees the EU-India Free Trade negotiations as an opportunity to rebalance trade relations and promote a global sustainable textile industry. By  Editorial staff