[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. 10 Trends Influencing The Fashion Industry in 2020 Trend #1: On… Continue reading 2020 Fashion Industry Trends: A Focus on Sustainability & 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
In June, The Wall Street Journal reported that China might keep its pandemic border restrictions for at least another year amid fears over the emergence of new Covid-19 variants, and sensitive events such as the 2022 Winter Olympics and the once-a-decade power transition within the Chinese Communist Party.
Certain textile materials, leather, and finished goods are at high risk of developing mold – especially in the current market. The COVID-19 pandemic and a six-day blockage of the Suez Canal in March have led to a global shortage of shipping containers, severely inflating shipping and container prices and increasing delay times. With container-loads of… Continue reading Breaking the Mold: Preventing Mold in Textiles