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The Road to Sustainability Within The Textile Industry

Sustainable practices in the world of business are gaining more and more traction. This week we've rounded up a couple stories that you should keep your eye on regarding the road to sustainability within the textile industry:


Hemp On The Horizon

"COVID-19 has up-ended our normal way of life, which we may have taken for granted. With the economy suffering as a result, and with the need to create growth and employment, the manufacturing sector has its work cut out for it. Effective use of resources, reviving the manufacturing sector and enabling self-sufficiency in advanced textile products are priority action items for the industrial fabrics sector in the United States. "

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“The Sweater” Is Knitted From a Plant-based Biopolymer

"Japanese technical apparel brand, Goldwin, and biomaterial innovator, Spiber, have created what the companies call the world’s first knitted garment made with Brewed Protein™, a biopolymer created from a plant-based microbial fermentation process.

Named simply “The Sweater,” it is the partnership’s first Brewed Protein™ garment brought to market in the U.S. It was designed to emulate a traditional ski sweater, with low gauge knit and twisted yarn for a soft and comfortable feel. The companies say the product is a milestone in their shared mission to reduce the fashion industry’s impact on the environment by replacing traditional, petrochemical-based materials and production methods with innovative, biobased solutions."

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