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Methodologies and Tools for Chemicals Management

Transparent, Vol. 3, Issue 1

The use of chemicals is one of the key factors in the sustainability and has a particular relevance in the textile and clothing sector, due not only to the legislation related with chemicals used (specially REACH, CLP and BPR Regulations) but also to clients RSL (restricted substance list) and campaigns from non-governmental organizations, such as the Detox campaign and ZDHC programme.

Multiplexed Laser Surface Enhancement

Circular, Vol. 3, Issue 1

Water is used extensively throughout textile processing operations. Almost all dyes, specialty chemicals, and finishing chemicals are applied to textile substrates from water baths. In addition, most fabric preparation steps, including desizing, scouring, bleaching, and mercerizing, use aqueous systems. The…

Tagging

Digital, Vol. 3, Issue 1

TAGGING is about deciding what to say about specific textiles or items of clothing; where and how to say it; and what aspects of it to investigate for added value such as patentability or design registration. To make this concrete:…

The Problem with Fast Fashion?

Transparent, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Understanding Fast Fashion The term “fast fashion” is often associated with cheap labour, cheap fabrics and cheap prices. However, this is far from the whole story, as we discovered meeting Fashion Enter who run their very own North London factory: Let’s…

The Business Case for Short Runs

Human, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Short run production can allow for local sourcing closer to market needs but also presents a number of challenges that can be addressed through TCBL. Short production runs for textiles and clothing materials can be divided into segments, e.g. Short…

Case Study: Katty Fashion

Human, Vol. 2, Issue 2

KATTY FASHION was established in 2003 by Caterina Ailiesei, a graduate from higher studies in textiles with over eight years experience as a production manager, to provide garments on a lohn-basis? for mid and high street labels in the UK….

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