American Textiles Sustainability Achievements 2023

In celebration of Earth Day, which falls on April 22 each year, the National Council of Textile Organizations is sharing media coverage and highlights of sustainable achievements and developments by the American textile and apparel industry thus far in 2023.

The U.S. textile industry, its domestic suppliers, and customers are an important component of the U.S. economy and are found in every region of the country. In addition, the domestic textile industry provides numerous advantages for a greener future, including transparent supply chains with a reduced carbon footprint for American consumers and leading innovations in eco-friendly production and in environmental standards and regulations.

We are happy to share the industry’s achievements for the year thus far. American textiles continue to look for new ways to improve current production standards and invent new solutions for the future. Join us in celebrating these amazing, sustainable achievements by American textiles. Happy Earth Day!

eTextile Communications Glen Raven releases Corporate Sustainability Report April 20, 2023

Sourcing Journal Fruit of the Loom’s New Undies Use Lenzing Ecovero April 20, 2023

Nonwovens Industry Trützschler Presents Efficient Solutions for Manufacturing Fiber-Based Nonwovens April 20, 2023

Architectural Digest 7 Sustainable Materials and Products Designers Should Know About Right Now April 20, 2023

AP News HanesBrands Makes Significant Progress Toward its 2025 and 2030 Global Sustainability Goals April 20, 2023

AP News Milliken & Company Marks Five Years of Progress in 2022 Sustainability Report, “FOR HUMANKIND” April 19, 2023

eTextile Communications Lenzing expands responsible viscose fiber portfolio with new offering April 13, 2023

eTextile Communications Teijin supports JCI’s call for stronger action on climate, energy crises April 13, 2023

eTextile Communications Teijin Frontier facilitates recycling of discarded polyester apparel April 13, 2023

Media Africa 247 The LYCRA Company Launches LYCRA EnviroFit™ Fiber at INDEX™ 23 April 13, 2023

BioFuels Digest Fruit of the Loom introduces wood fiber underwear for men April 10, 2023

Alexander City Outlook HanesBrands’ Chief Sustainability Officer Offers Tips on Becoming a More Conscious Consumer Ahead of Earth Day April 12, 2023

Textile World Teijin Frontier Facilitates Recycling Of Discarded Polyester Apparel With Novel Technology For Removing Polyurethane Elastomer Fiber April 10, 2023

Sourcing Journal Lenzing Taps 3 Mills to Produce Mechanically Recycled Tencel April 7, 2023

Business Wire The LYCRA Company Launches LYCRA EnviroFit™ Fiber at INDEX™ 23 April 13, 2023

HanesBrands HanesBrands Awarded U.S. EPA Energy Star Award for Environmental Stewardship for 14thConsecutive Year March 29, 2023

Inside Fashion Live Cone Denim Establishes Certified Recycled Cotton Supply Chain March 23, 2023

Furniture, Lighting & Décor Glen Raven Inc. to Eliminate PFAS Chemicals Across Entire Portfolio March 22, 2023

Sourcing Journal Lycra’s Global Factories Achieve High Higg Assessment Marks March 22, 2023

Sourcing Journal Glen Raven to Remove PFAS from its Fabrics March 21, 2023

Sourcing Journal’s Rivet YKK NAMED ‘SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT LEADER’ BY CDP March 16, 2023

Textile World YKK Recognized As A Supplier Engagement Leader, CDP’s Highest Rating For Supplier Engagement On Climate Change March 15, 2023

WISNews TENCEL™ showcases innovative fiber applications and new textile trends at leading tradeshows March 15, 2023

Sourcing Journal Tencel Luxe Starred on the Oscars Red Carpet March 13, 2023

Sourcing Journal Milliken Scrubs PFAS from Fibers and Finishes March 7, 2023

Environmental Leader Made of Strong Fiber: UNIFI Surpasses Recycling Goal in Spite of Apparel Industry Disruption March 3, 2023

Sourcing Journal Unifi CEO: Tech Investments, Textile Upcycling Advance Carbon Reduction March 3, 2023

Textile World Under Armour Announces New Methodology to Measure Fiber Shedding February 28, 2023

AP News UNIFI®, Makers of REPREVE®, Publishes New Sustainability Report – Company Aims to Transform 50 Billion Plastic Bottles by 2025 February 22, 2023

ATA Specialty Fabrics Review Milliken & Co. eliminates PFAS from portfolio February 22, 2023

PT Online K 2022 Additives & Materials: Sustainability in the Lead February 21, 2023

Textile World Lenzing And NFW Partner To Provide Sustainable Leather Alternatives For Fashion February 20, 2023

Textile World Teijin Named “Excellent Company For Sustainability” By S&P Global February 20, 2023

The Hill Nearshoring textiles has been a success: Here’s how we can do even better February 18, 2023

Market Screener Lenzing AG: Together with partners, Lenzing succeeds in reaching a milestone in the development of a circular-based fashion collection February 14, 2023

3BL Media HanesBrands Reaches Solar Energy Milestones February 13, 2023

NCTO TIN Blog Unifi’s Meredith Boyd on Sustainability February 13, 2023

NCTO TIN Blog LYCRA’s Jean Hegedus on Sustainability February 13, 2023

NCTO TIN Blog Gherzi USA’s Bob Antoshak on Sustainability February 13, 2023

NCTO TIN Blog BASF’s Ray Daniels on Sustainability February 13, 2023

eTextile Communications Dovetail Workwear partners with CiCLO® sustainable textile technology February 8, 2023

Endurance Sportswire Polartec Introduces Shed Less Technology to Reduce Textile Fiber Fragment Shedding February 7, 2023

eTextile Communications Archroma now upcycling textile waste into colorful dyes January 26, 2023

WL Gore & Associates Membrion Announces Its Collaboration With W. L. Gore & Associates to Develop Ultra-thin Ceramic Ion Exchange Membranes for Energy Efficient Desalination of Harsh Wastewater Streams January 25, 2023

Elevate Textiles Sustainability is woven into our very DNA at Elevate Textiles

NCTO’s Textiles in the News Fashion’s environmental governance begins with nearshoring and onshoring January 20, 2023

Fashion United How could fibre recycling become mainstream? In conversation with Lenzing’s veteran Michael Kininmonth January 20, 2023

Access Wire Gildan Included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List by Corporate Knights’ January 19, 2023

eTextile Communications Burlington Performance Apparel introduces biobased stretch fabric collection during OR January 12, 2023

TMC Net HanesBrands Recognized for Sustainability Leadership, Earning A- Scores in Both Climate Change and Water Security From CDP January 10, 2023

Apparel News Unifi’s Textile Takeback Program Aims to Change the Fate of Polyester January 5, 2023