Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Japan's Fast Retailing signs Microfibre 2030 commitment

Japan's Fast Retailing signs Microfibre 2030 commitment

Oct '21
Pic: The Microfibre Consortium
Pic: The Microfibre Consortium
Japan’s Fast Retailing has signed the Microfibre 2030 Commitment, an initiative to minimise the impact of microfibres on the natural environment. The Microfibre 2030 Commitment was established by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC), a non-profit, international cross-industry group working to address the problem of fibre fragmentation from clothing textiles.

The commitment aims to eliminate the environmental impact from microfibres, with 250 companies joining as signatories by 2030. These companies will conduct tests on their products and manufacturing processes, and contribute data to build an industry-wide database and assessment system. The objective is to have 80 per cent of member companies adopt research-based microfibre standards in their products and manufacturing processes, so that the release of microfibres into the environment is appropriately managed, Fast Retailing said in a press release.

Fast Retailing will conduct prescribed fabric testing annually through 2023 and provide the data to TMC. This will be combined with data from member companies in a database, and used to develop tools and resources for the entire industry to achieve the commitment. Fast Retailing will utilise this data and knowledge to implement measures to limit microfibres from its products and manufacturing processes and, by expanding best practices to the industry as a whole, contribute to achieving the commitment.

Fast Retailing considers the environmental impact of microfibres to be a priority issue. Going forward, the company will continue to work with the industry and enhance measures to minimise the release of microfibres into the environment throughout the product lifecycle. Fast Retailing first joined TMC as an associate member in September 2019.

The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) is a cross-industry, membership non-profit organisation that facilitates the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimise fibre fragmentation and release of fibres to the environment from textile manufacturing and product life cycle. TMC supports the use of production processes backed by academic research, providing manufacturing plants, retailers, and suppliers with concrete solutions that protect ecosystems.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

Must ReadView All

Pic: Dreamstime.com

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2022

Dhaka, Berlin sign €20.15-mn pact to improve RMG workers conditions

Bangladesh and Germany have signed an agreement to support five...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2022

UKVFTA brings positive results to bilateral trade: Vietnamese ministry

The recently effective UK-Vietnam FTA has led to positive outcomes,...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2022

Cambodia approves new projects worth $1.9 bn, including 2 garment ones

The Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved 10 projects...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Instagram & fashion will go a long way together

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Fabric selection & recommendation based on client's brief

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

Mumin Can Eker,

Mumin Can Eker

Maseksport Inc is a readymade garment exporter. Founded in Izmir in 1989,...

Dr. Ajay Sahai,

Dr. Ajay Sahai

Set up in 1965 by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to focus the...

Bharat Ahuja,

Bharat Ahuja

A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...

Ingo Soller, TWE Group

Ingo Soller
TWE Group

The TWE Group is one of the leading global players in the nonwovens...

Karan Bose, Hula Global

Karan Bose
Hula Global

Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...

Madison Maxey, Loomia

Madison Maxey

Loomia designs and manufactures soft circuit systems that can be produced...

Bani Pasricha,  Label - Bani Pasricha

Bani Pasricha
Label - Bani Pasricha

An Indian fashion-designer and a recipient of one of the most prestigious...

Raghavendra Rathore, Label Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur

Raghavendra Rathore
Label Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur

Being one of the first designers to use the "Brand India" positioning for...

Payal Singhal, Label - Payal Singhal

Payal Singhal
Label - Payal Singhal

Leading South Asian fashion designer, <b>Payal Singhal </b>known for her...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments


Truetzschler India Private Limited
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Green Fibre
Restoque S.A.
Landmark Group
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
Midas Clothing Limited
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Amazon China
Benetton Group
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Guess Europe Sagl,
Alison Hayes Romania
NITI Aayog
Alix Partners
Lacoste (Wanchai)
T.T. Limited
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
Eastman Chemical Company
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Tchibo GmbH
G-Star Raw C.V.
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
Brandix Lanka Limited
Gloria Jeans
Arvind Limited
Target Corporation (MN)
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Maceton Limited
KAS Direct Sourcing
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
Chico’ FAS
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Grasim Industries Limited
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Chori Company Limited
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
PVH Corporation
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Seasalt Limited
Varner AS Retail
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Vardhman Textile Ltd
IKEA of Sweden AB
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Gatsby Africa
Tommy Hilfiger
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
LC Waikiki
Sportswear Company Spa
Sportmaster Ltd.
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
Calvin Klein
Reiter India Private Limited
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Lisa S.P.A.
J ;& P Coats
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)

January 2022

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

Advanced Search