Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Italian govt, Osklen partner for green textile sector
Italian govt, Osklen partner for green textile sector
06
Jul '12
The Ministry of Environment, Government of Italy, has entered into a partnership agreement with Instituto-e, the non-profit branch of Brazilian apparel brand Osklen, for evolving eco-friendly technologies for the textile industry.
 
The project named “Traces” will assess Osklen’s carbon footprint, especially the environmental impact of six of its “e-fabrics” from the raw material stage to their creation and ultimately to the end disposal.
 
The e-fabrics include those made using recycled cotton, organic and natural cotton, recycled PET, organic silk and jute.
 
The Traces project will involve experts from both Italy and Brazil. It aims to evaluate greenhouse-gas emissions and develop sustainable models for the textile industry. It would also suggest possible mitigation plans.
 
The textile sector, which employs over 30 million people in the developing world, utilizes lot of water, energy, land and other resources and has one of the biggest carbon and social footprints in the industrial sector, Corrado Clini, Italy’s Minster for Environment, said.
 
He said social development and environmental protection should together guide the economic growth in developing countries.
 
The Italian and Brazilian experts would work together under Traces to address intertwining issues of environmental protection, safe work environment and poorest areas of economic growth, he added.
 
Mr. Oskar Metsavaht, Osklen’s founder and President of Instituto-e, said it is now the appropriate time to act as guardians and preserve our planet.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Aug 2017

Li & Fung in JV with South Ocean to form Cobalt Fashion

Li & Fung Limited, the world’s leading supply chain solutions...

Textiles | On 24th Aug 2017

US, Mexico, Canada committed to updating NAFTA

The Unites States, Mexico and Canada have asserted their commitment...

Courtesy: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Aug 2017

Walmart partners Google for voice shopping

US based multinational retailer Walmart has entered into a...

Interviews View All

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
67.7%
No
16.1%
Skip
16.1%

Total Votes: 31

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
45.2%
No
35.5%
Skip
19.4%

Total Votes: 31

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.9%
No
6.5%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 31

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
61.3%
No
9.7%
Skip
29.0%

Total Votes: 31


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search