Author: apparelscience

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition to Pause Use of Higg Profiles Globally Following NCA Report

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will halt the use of consumer-facing Higg labels worldwide after Norwegian authorities determined that they were deceptive to consumers. As it works with the Norwegian Consumer Authority (NCA) and other industry stakeholders, the SAC will suspend the use of Higg Index Sustainability Profiles and the Higg Index Materials seal on products. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition...

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COP 26: How Fashion Is Increasing Climate Efforts

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) was held in Glasgow, Scotland, last week. Bangladesh is well-represented at the global climate conference by a team led by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Faruque Hassan (BGMEA). The goals of COP26, after all, are pertinent to the global garment industry and its supply chains. What exactly is COP26? The...

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Quality 4.0 :- Technology and Data-Driven Quality Management

Over the last decade, manufacturing practices, processes, and technologies have undergone significant changes. These modifications have the potential to resurrect their engineering and manufacturing activities. This phenomenon is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. It is founded on advanced manufacturing and engineering technologies, massive digitization, big data analytics, advanced robotics, adaptive automation, additive and precision manufacturing (e.g.,...

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How Can The Garment Factories in Bangladesh Build Better From COVID-19?

The ILO, in collaboration with employers and business membership organizations (EMBOs), hosted a virtual roundtable to explore the introduction of the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) to assist Bangladesh’s garment factories during and after COVID-19. More than 7 out of 10 garment manufacturers in Bangladesh witnessed order cancellations and cuts as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, jeopardizing workers’ lives and...

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A Plant-Based Nonwoven Fabric for Sensitive Skin

Suominen, a Finnish nonwoven fabric company, has introduced Biolace Ultrasoft, a nonwoven fabric for personal care and infant items manufactured from plant-based biodegradable and compostable raw ingredients. Biolace Ultrasoft is the most recent addition to Suominen’s sustainable product portfolio, and it is a continuation of the Biolace product line, which was introduced over a decade ago. Biolace Ultrasoft was created...

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“Green Button” Germany’s New Sustainability Standard

In 2019, the German government introduced the Green Button. It is a government-run certification label for sustainably manufactured textiles in line with social and environmental criteria, placed on the market by companies committed to the fulfilment of their due diligence obligations. The government stipulates the requirements and conditions for the Green Button. The Green Button is awarded on behalf of...

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Bangladesh : 150 Green Garment Factories

As per the BGMEA sustainability report 2020, Bangladesh has the highest green garment factories certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) globally. Bangladesh’s RMG industry has more than 140 green garment factories and more than 500 green garment factories in the pipeline to achieve a green factory status.

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5 Steps To Assure The Garment Quality

Assume you’re a customer at a clothing store where you shop frequently. You buy a size medium jacket, expecting it to fit like a previous medium-sized jacket you purchased there. When you get home, however, the shirt does not fit as expected. You’re going to return the shirt, right? You might even be hesitant to return there in the future....

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GPT And FPT Testing

What Are GPT and FPT? GPT and FPT are terms that are frequently used in the garment and textile industries. Basically, the GPT term is most commonly used in the garment industry, while the FPT term is most commonly used in the textile industry. We can easily understand GPT and FPT after reading this article. Each buyer establishes guidelines for...