Textile Institute, Manchester has offered us a free membership for our first year students.
The Textile Institute - Manchester, UK, is one of the world's oldest professional associations in the field of textiles. Founded in 1910., and from 1925. associated with the Royal Charted, it brings together experts in the field of textiles, clothing and footwear design.
Every textile item releases effluents that are harmful to the environment. Fabrics made in eco-friendly way can substitute normal products. Reducing the environmental impact throughout the life-cycle of a fabric item or using lower impact products can contribute actively to improve the situation.In general, there are four major environmental key factors associated with the making of textiles: water, energy, pollution, and use of non-renewable resources.
Pakistan's textile industry is asking for greater access to the US and European Union markets as it struggles for survival after floods devastated the country. Textile makers are asking for support to help make up for the losses.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit told reporters in Islamabad that the EU was mulling a meeting of its foreign ministers to discuss providing flood assistance to Pakistan, and possibly greater market access for Pakistani products.
A meeting of National GPP expert group- i.e. informal working group of DG ENV of the European Commission - took place on 7 June. Among other issues the new GPP procedure for process and criteria development was discussed. The overall objective of the new procedure is to create greater synergy among different instruments (GPP, Ecodesign, EU Ecolabel).
The procedure proposed by the EC is to be very similar and parallel to the Ecolabel criteria development.
To read more about the debate: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/criteria_process.pdf
- News from Croatia - from the WBC-INCO.NET Journal
- 10. INTERNATIONAL FOUNDRYMEN CONFERENCE, Opatija June 10. -12., 2010.
- International Convention MIPRO 2010 - Opatija, 24. - 28. May 2010
- Display of Azon Digital Textile Printer & DTS at FESPA, Germany
- Trends and development of the textile economy of North America Atlanta 2010