Fashion & Textiles

Sustainability is a rising challenge in the textile industry with environmental, economic and social factors being considered, evaluated and implemented throughout the supply chain like never before. When it comes to innovation, a growing number of stakeholders is working on novel technologies to provide a more sustainable way of producing materials, to use new bio-based resources and offer more circular approaches for stakeholders in the fashion value chain. EFIB provides a platform to discuss those business challenges and opportunities.

Insights. Discussions. Perspectives.

Batch of new start-ups supported by Fashion for Good

Fashion for Good has selected 14 new start-up innovators to join their Accelerator Programme’s eighth batch. Almost half of them are using bio-based approaches for more sustainable materials.

Batch of new start-ups supported by Fashion for Good

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Desserto’s cactus leather will be sold at H&M

Mexican cactus-based leather company, Desserto announced a distribution agreement with Swedish fashion brand H&M, among the ...

Desserto’s cactus leather will be sold at H&M

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Setting trends with eco-fashion – PART I

Enzymes have been used widely for years to bleach textiles or shrink wool. However, the clothing sector is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Now, fashion labels are...

Setting trends with eco-fashion – PART I

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Setting trends with eco-fashion – PART II

During EFIB 2019, sustainable fashion and novel textile technologies have been discussed with industry and startups showcasing the broad spectrum of approaches and …

Setting trends with eco-fashion – PART II

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McKinsey report: Biodiversity as next frontier in sustainable fashion

A new McKinsey report released in July points towards the fact that the apparel industry should radically reduce the industry’s contribution to biodiversity loss…

McKinsey report: Biodiversity as next frontier in sustainable fashion

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Highlights from previous EFIB editions

Interview with:
Eva van der Brugge, Fashion for Good

#EFIB2020 dialogues on sustainability after COVID-19

The third webinar in the EFIB2020 Sustainability Dialogue series, 'How can innovation drive a sustainable fashion industry forward?', took place on 13 August 2020 with presentations from nuuwaï, ScobyTec and Vienna Textile Lab on the key developments in the field and what is needed going forward.