The U.S. cotton industry has always had a sustainability-focused approach and has one of the most comprehensive systems for monitoring and measuring the key metrics to reduce environmental impact. The 16,000 cotton farms in the United States have been committed to continuous improvement for decades. For the past 35 years, U.S. cotton production used less water per bale, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced energy consumption, all while reducing land use per bale. Minimal tillage, GPS and sensor-driven precision agriculture and the growing of winter cover crops are the practices adopted for improved soil health, reducing loss and erosion and increasing soil carbon levels.
U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
In a period of ever greater supply chain scrutiny and an increasing demand for transparency and traceability, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol (Trust Protocol) sets up a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton. It offers quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics. It gives the brand and retailers the critical assurances they need to ascertain that the cotton fibre element of their supply chain is more sustainably grown, ensuring lower environmental and social risk. Trust Protocol helps the apparel industry to measure the sustainability commitments to its customers, stakeholders and to itself.
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MOTHI SPINNER Riding the viscose wave
With world-class infrastructure and a dedicated team, Mothi Spinner has become a name to recon in the Indian textile industry. From its humble beginnings in 2001, Mothi is today a brand recognised for its consistent quality, product innovation and service to its customers. Mothi is an inspiring success story of a few young entrepreneurs from the hinterlands of India, who dreamt of setting up a small spinning unit, and the rest as they say is history.
LGL and Piotex Join Hands for Weft Feeders' Business in India
LGL Electronics Italy, renowned for its electronic weft feeders globally, has joined hands with Piotex Ventures (P) Limited, Pune for setting up a full-fledged service centre for its weft feeders at Kolhapur in Maharashtra. “Piotex Ventures is happy to announce an association with LGL Electronics Italy and believes that the textile industry will benefit from this partnership. LGL Electronics is widely known for meeting the most demanding expectations, offering top-performing products with high technological content and possibly anticipating solutions for future needs,” the management stated.
Carrington Textiles secures joint venture in Asia and announces growth in Europe
This new venture with Sapphire Textile Mills will increase the company’s capacity to 130 million square metres a year and it’s the start of a series of investments that Carrington Textiles’ parent company, the RTS Group, are implementing across the rest of its production facilities in Europe.
Truetzschler – Fortifying pole position in Indian textile industry
Thomson Joseph, CEO, Truetzschler India reveals in an exclusive interview with Ganesh Kalidas what makes the company a pioneer in many ways – be it that the company started blow room machines’ manufacturing to mark a major milestone in the entry of Indian textile industry or the fact that they are usually the ones at the forefront to bring the knowhow of technologically-advanced machines to India, thus setting a highly competitive trend in motion. The journey of Truetzschler India from its inception till date and its competent handling of the pandemic makes up this report
Lectra signs MoU to acquire Gerber Technology
By uniting, the two companies would become the ultimate Industry 4.0 for their customers
Textile industry and ERP. History and new opportunities
Interview with MAURIZIO DESIO – Datatex Managing Director
Warp knitted terry fabric with digital prints for even more bathing fun
STREETART ON THE BEACH
A NEW ERA OF MANUFACTURING B&R heralds the beginning of multidimensional manufacturing with ACOPOS 6D
With ACOPOS 6D, B&R heralds a new era of manufacturing. Magnetic levitating shuttles move individual products freely through the machine. Gone are the days when conventional transport systems imposed rigidly defined timing on the production process. ACOPOS 6D is ideal for small batch production with frequent changeover between products of different designs and dimensions.
Sustainability The Prime Focus For The U.S. Cotton Industry
Since Covid-19, it has been observed globally that sustainability has been one of the topics that has gained attention among the brands, retailers and consumers. On one hand, there has been a shift in consumers’ choices for more sustainable products, and on the other hand brands and retailers are choosing sustainable practices throughout their supply chains.
Elmeasure India: Showing The Way Ahead With ‘Smart Energy'
Textile Magazine caught up with Sam Cherian, Chairman, Elmeasure, who after successfully obtaining a degree in Business Management from the US and completing a short stint of managing a recycling company, helped establish Elmeasure in 2004. He spoke at length about Elmeasure’s inception, products and solutions for the textile industry, USPs and future plans, among others