Wasteful consumerism has reached a crisis point in the era of fast fashion, but the manufacturing of clothing itself also has dire impacts on the environment. After aviation, the fashion industry is the world’s second most polluting sector, generating around 92 million tonnes of textile waste and consuming 1.5 trillion liters of water each year.… Continue reading Fashion’s race for new materials: the risks and the rewards
Fashion brands and retailers naturally work with a multitude of suppliers, which can number in the thousands for larger brands. Brands are expected to navigate and keep control of this complex and fast-moving situation while continuing to deliver safe and quality products to their customers. While it’s easy to think of individual suppliers as little… Continue reading Why it’s time to empower your suppliers
[this article is not about PPE or other medical device] With the easing of lockdowns in many countries across the globe, many governments are requesting their citizens to wear face masks in public areas and transports where social distancing is difficult to respect. Whilst fabric face masks do not fall in the same category as… Continue reading What Is A Quality & Safe Fabric Face Mask?
Despite significant efforts to contain the spread and global impact of COVID-19, the situation has worsened, affecting people and companies all around the globe. The full implications of COVID-19 on the supply chain remain difficult to predict.
While final inspections still represent a major part of many textile brands’, retailers’ and manufacturers’ quality budget, they are not always the best option for preventing quality issues.
It is well known that the textile, footwear and leather industry is high-polluting and uses a large amount of chemicals. Each year this industry consumes over 9 million tons of chemicals globally and, to break it down further 1,900 chemicals are used in the production of clothing, of which 165 are classified by the EU… Continue reading 3 Best Practices to Prevent Chemical Risks in The Textile Supply Chain
The 4th annual State of Fashion report by the Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company was released last month and reveals the 10 key trends that will shape the fashion industry in 2020. And among them sit the key topics of sustainability and raw materials.
Denim icons pervade the fashion timeline, from 1970s Daisy Dukes to Bruce Springsteen’s classic 1984 album cover to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s infamous denim date in 2001. As fashion’s most enduring fabric that is loved by everyone, denim is always in demand and never out of style. Hundreds of millions of pairs of jeans… Continue reading Denim: Technical Answers to Recurring Inconsistencies
SgT is celebrating 30 years of textile quality expertise and is more than ever engaged for the future. Indeed, impressive technology developments are transforming every aspect of the multi-billion-dollar fashion chain, bringing faster and more efficient production, on-demand access for consumers, improved sustainability, and personalization at every stage. From virtual stores to spider-silk threads to… Continue reading Fashion Forward: The Tech Trends Redesigning the Fashion Industry