Insider Series

Insider Series

Preferred Fiber & Materials: Insider Series

As we connect with our networks and membership, we daily uncover a rich and diverse set of stories from people who are really making a difference in textile sustainability. We hope you will be inspired and moved by the sheer passion the authors exude for what they do. If you have a story to tell, please let us know.

  Action for Social Advancement (ASA) in partnership with Laudes Foundation is working on expansion of organic cotton in the tribal region of Madhya Pradesh with key emphasis on value chain integration of producers through farmer producers collectives. ASA is…
What are the latest updates from your work in organic cotton? We are in our third year in organic practice, and the rate of adaptation is very high despite excess rains this year and the effect of COVID19 on…
Q: Tell us about your journey in responsible down? The journey towards responsible down should be di erentiated from the journey towards the Responsible Down Standard. ALLIED has been involved in the path towards responsible down long before the…
What’s unique about the work you do? I have been working at Applied DNA for over 15 years. Our company’s core competence is in the area of traceability in supply chains for well over a decade, developing technological solutions…
Q: Tell us about Aquafil’s regenerated nylon? ECONYL® yarn is a unique product, not only because it’s 100 percent regenerated from nylon waste, such as fishing nets and carpet fibers, but because it can be regenerated an infinite number…
What are the latest updates from your work in organic cotton? We at Bergman/Rivera have continued to work directly with farmers to increase the area of organic cotton grown in Peru. The Transitional Cotton Project has been pivotal to achieving…
Q: What are the highlights from your work over the last year? Bergman Rivera has been able to increase the organic cotton production in Peru, thanks to the partnerships developed with our clients, who trust in our supply chain….
What are the latest updates from your work on organic cotton? The total number of farmers was 1,439, out of which 34 percent were women.  The cooperative does not have a plan for increasing the number of farmers. More…
  bioRe® organic cotton enables a balance between human beings and nature. We promote organic farming, fair trading, and non-toxic textile production. Besides preserving natural resources, we conduct participatory cotton seed research to develop non-GMO organic cotton cultivars. As…
Birla Cellulose, part of the Aditya Birla Group, is one of the largest suppliers of manmade fibers. Q: What is the latest news from your project / initiative? The business strengthened its leadership on responsible wood sourcing, with its…
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