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Grasim Industries Ltd, a flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, has bagged the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified biobased product label for its dope dyed fibres—Birla Spunshades. Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through USDA BioPreferred Program that aims to increase the purchase and use of such products.

The 48th edition of the Filo yarns and fibres exhibition will focus on sustainability. The exhibition is scheduled to kick-off from September 27 in Milan. This year, there is an increase in the number of registrations with over 90 Italian and foreign exhibitors expected at the international trade event that will showcase top range of yarn collections.

Dhaka, Sept 20 (IBNS): At least six people were killed when a fire broke out at a factory building in Bangladesh's Sadar upazila of Munshuganj on Wednesday, media reports said.

The new RSJ 4/1, high-speed jacquard Raschel machines for producing jacquard-patterned, stretch and non-stretch fabrics by Germany’s leading textile machinery manufacturer, Karl Mayer, has proved a hit among leading Indian wrap knitting textile mills. Delicately patterned fabrics produced on the RSJ 4/1 machine open up completely new design options. 

Clothing designer and textile scientist Emily Cooper is urging brands to ditch the synthetics. Cooper, of New Zealand label Silkbody, said new studies show fibres from synthetic clothing are the biggest plastic polluter of oceans and not plastic bags.

Leading apparel brands, retailers and textile supply chain stakeholders who are moving the needle on environmental issues will assemble in Vancouver, Canada on 22nd May 2018 at the 9th annual Planet Textiles summit on sustainability.