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Five Year Plan 五年計劃 The China Central Government is demonstrating its commitment to recycling and reducing textile waste. The 12th Five-Year Plan, which runs from 2011-2015, states clear requirements for utilising textile waste with the aim of achieving a 20% to 40% textile recycling rate, and 2014 reports claim that China was on her way to achieving this. At a time when China’s total fibre processing is predicted to reach 51.5 million tonnes, we are keen supporters of the government’s eager efforts.

中國政府正體現承諾,著手推動循環再用和減少紡織廢料。由 2011 至 2015 年所推行的「十二五規劃」,清楚表明計劃目標是達到 20 至 40% 的紡織品回收率,2014 年的報告指出中國正朝目標邁進。預 期中國的總纖維處理量將達至 5,150 萬,我們是政府積極推動政策 的支持者。

The Fabric of Football 足球布料 of converting discarded plastic bottles, which are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), into recycled PET textiles. Enjoying a 70% market share of this recycled PET fibre market, including supplying ten teams with kits during the World Cup 2014, this is offering a solution for Taiwan’s huge consumption of plastic bottles, where 4.5 billion plastic bottles are used annually. Will the likes of David Luiz sporting a recycled kit spur a trend among football players and fans alike?

台灣 紡 織 品 供 應 商 率先 利 用 聚乙 烯 對 苯 二甲 酸 酯 (PET ) 製成的廢棄膠樽,再造成 PET 紡織品;佔據 70% 再生 PET 纖維市場,包括為十支球隊於 2014 世界盃 提供套件。這為台灣每年消耗 45 億膠樽的嚴重情況 下,提供了解決方案。你想 David Luiz 的再生足球套件 會成為足球運動員和球迷們的潮流嗎?

Maternal Instinct 母性的可貴 catering to the growing girths of mums-to-be whilst also reducing textile waste. Amongst their services, customers can rent maternity wear to accommodate their changing bumps to minimise their impact. Of course we love the idea! Maternity Exchange 是一個新加坡的創新零售概念店,讓各位準

媽媽為減少紡織廢料而出力。該店服務範圍之一是提供孕婦裝的 租借服務,準媽媽可以租借服飾應付身形上的短期改變,減少浪 費。我們當然欣賞這個想法!

Photo Credit: Mei Teng

Maternity Exchange is an innovative Singaporean retail concept

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Taiwanese textile suppliers are pioneering the movement

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