Ahlstrom-Munksjö joins UN Global Compact

2017/12 12 15:12

Jan Åström signing the UN Global Compact; Courtesy: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Ahlstrom-Munksjö has joined the UN Global Compact, becoming one of the 10,000 companies to affirm its commitment towards human and labour rights, environmental quality and anti-corruption practices. UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO’s commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take […]

Marimekko raises its earnings estimate for 2017

2017/11 16 04:11

Courtesy: Marimekko Marimekko Corporation, a Finnish design company whose portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories, has revised its earlier full-year 2017 estimate of comparable operating profit. According to the new estimate, the Group’s comparable operating profit for 2017 is expected to be at the same level as or higher than in the previous year.In […]

Emmi Berlin is new head of communications at Spinnova

2017/10 27 09:10

Courtesy: Spinnova Spinnova, a wood fibre company, has employed Emmi Berlin as the head of communications. She will be handling Spinnova’s internal and external communications as well as public and media relations. Berlin has over 15 years of experience in corporate communications, investor relations and marketing. Spinnova develops softwood fibres for the textile industry. In […]

Valmet OC introduces three new models for applications

2017/10 27 09:10

Courtesy: Valmet Valmet Optical Consistency Transmitter (Valmet OC) has introduced three new expanded applications which include measurement method ofeucalyptuspulp, old corrugated containers (OCC) and recycled fibres (RCF), chemical pulps.Valmet OC has gained a deserved reputation for accuracy, reliability and ease of installation since its introduction.Eucalyptus pulp has different optical properties compared to other pulps; thus […]

Finalnd’s VTT makes fibre out of worn cotton

2017/09 26 07:09

Courtesy: VTT Research VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been able to dissolve worn and discarded cotton and use it as a raw material for new fibre. The first product models show that recycled fibre can be transformed into a yarn and pleasant fabric. The first batch of recycled fabric has been produced in […]

Metsa Fibre’s pulp-based fibres project gets EU funds

2017/09 02 17:09

Courtesy: Metsa Fibre Metsä Fibre has played an important role in three development partnerships that have been successful in project evaluations and secured multiannual funding from the EU. The concepts in the partnerships include new technologies to produce lignin-based products and pulp-based textile fibres. The projects aim to prove the commercial viability of these concepts. […]

Suominen joins FIBS

2017/08 22 07:08

Suominen, the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes, has joined FIBS, the leading non-profit corporate responsibility network in Finland. FIBS has extensive experience in bringing together companies, NGOs, researchers, public sector organisations and other players to exchange information and experiences on best sustainability practices. Established in 2000, FIBS helps companies, NGOs, researchers, public sector […]

50 young designers to participate in Marimekko contest

2017/07 11 13:07

Courtesy: Marimekko The Marimekko Designathon competition will witness participation of 50 young designers. Finnish home textiles retailer Marimekko is organising the competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. Beginning from September 15, 2017, the three day event aims to challenge traditional conventions of the textile and clothing industry. In collaboration with Slush, Europe’s […]

Marimekko net sales up 7% to €22.5 mn in Q1 2017

2017/05 19 08:05

Marimekko Corporation achieved net sales of €22.5 million in the first quarter of 2017, recording a growth of 7 per cent compared to net sales of €20.9 million in the first quarter of 2016. Operating result improved compared to last year and was €0.9 million. The comparison period's operating result included a restructuring expense of […]

Finnish scientists find way to upcycle clothes

2017/04 05 06:04

Courtesy: ACS Recycling and even upcycling clothes may soon be possible. This has been shown by scientists in Finland. The development will go a long way in addressing environmental concerns associated with fashion industry. Making and dyeing clothes creates pollution. But, advent of 'fast fashion', clothes which are disposed after use, has worsened the scene.  The […]

2016 sales climb 4% at home textiles retailer Marimekko

2017/02 15 12:02

Courtesy: MarimekkoNet sales Finnish home textiles at retaiFascinationMeLer Marimekko the 12 months December 31, 2016, clim, for, toCheap CigarettesBed 4 per cent to &euro million as against; 99.6 € 95.7 million in 2015 and also rose 4 per cent at comparable exchange rates. The growth was driven by increase in wholesale sales in Finland, EMEA […]

New residue free textile label adhesive from UPM Raflatac

2017/01 20 15:01

Courtesy: UPM Raflatac Producer of self adhesive label materials UPM Raflatac, has introduced RP38 TXL adhesive for clothing and textile labelling in retail environments, which ensures that labels stay in place without discolouring the fabric or leaving residue when removed. The adhesive offers stable performance in product label printing and does not bleed, even in […]