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03/01/2020 – Recycling


Innovative ways to reuse PET bottles

In a new guise: How old PET bottles are turned into jackets, bags or fruit bags. By  Editorial staff

ProEarth was created to help offset the more than 16mn tons of textile waste produced in the US alone each year. © Schoeller

12/12/2019 – ProEarth Textiles

ProEarth Textiles

Schoeller introduces biodegradable textiles

ProEarth is a part of Schoeller FTC (SFTC) line, a joint venture between Schoeller Textil AG and the Taiwanese Formosam Taffeta Co. Ltd. By  Editorial staff

Nets made from Lenzing’s Lyocell fibres are compostable and biodegradable. © Lenzing/E. Grebe

25/11/2019 – Top 10 – innovations 2019

Top 10 – innovations 2019

Mussel nets from Lyocell

Several new technotextile developments hit the headlines during this year of big trade fairs. One of our Top 10 developments is made of fibres. By  Editorial staff

Ernst Grimmelt, Managing Director and Sales Manager Yarns at Velener Textil © Iris Schlomski

27/08/2019 – Sustainability


Making the (cotton) world a little better

No-waste, sustainability, eco-friendliness: Values that are close to the heart of the textile company Velener Textil in Velen, Germany. By  Editorial staff

Bis 2020 sollen 25 Prozent der gesamten Zeeman-Kollektion aus verantwortungsvoll hergestellten Materialien bestehen. Tragetasche aus Recyclingmaterial. © Zeemann

12/07/2019 – Zeeman


Von der Plastikflasche zur Badehose

Der niederländische Einzelhändler Zeeman bringt eine neue nachhaltige und trotzdem erschwingliche Kollektion in die Regale. By  Editorial staff

PET bottles are turned into polyethylene fibres whose first textile use is as protective rainwear … after which they are recycled again into T-shirts. © Carl Weiske

19/06/2019 – Sustainability


“We need to get into chemistry”

How would it be if a PET bottle that had been recycled into fibres were then to re-emerge successively as different types of clothing? By  Hans-Werner Oertel