?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

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

Trims solutions specialist, Trimco Group, introduces supply chain transparency and traceability platform: Product DNA. © Trimco Group

22/08/2022 – Traceability platform

Traceability platform

Making supply chain traceability easier

To help brands support their environmental and social credentials, Trimco Group releases a transparency and traceability platform. By  Sibylle Michel

A core part of Säntis’ growth strategy is developing fibre tracing technology for its recycling technology, RCO100. © Säntis Textiles

19/08/2022 – Traceability in the supply chain

Traceability in the supply chain

Säntis Textiles expands into traceable fibre technology

Säntis Textiles is a strategic development partner of FibreTrace. The aim of the partnership is to work alongside FibreTrace to develop a unique traceable ... By  Sibylle Michel

The expansion of The Lycra Company’s digital infrastructure is enabling new forms of engagement with its global customer base. © The Lycra Company

18/08/2022 – Partnership with Browzwear

Partnership with Browzwear

The Lycra Company accelerates digital transformation

The Lycra Company announced a partnership with Browzwear, a developer and provider specialized on 3D-CAD. By  Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh