Sustainability

for Textile, Fashion and Lifestyle Sector

The fashion and textile industry is one of the largest polluters in the world and as the industry grows, so does the negative footprint it leaves on the environment. There are innovative solutions and alternatives that help mitigate the environmental risk. This journey begins with raising awareness and with the willingness to make a change.

At TaFF, we recognise that no single individual or organisation can do this alone, and therefore we present you with an opportunity to collaborate and drive systemic changes to build a sustainable future in the world of fashion and lifestyle. We invite individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations to join us in a journey to make a positive change to the environment.

Innovation Projects

Sandboxed project whiteboard for businesses and organisations to collaborate, innovate and learn together on how to solve issues within our industry.

Traceability Pilot

Traceability Pilot

A traceability and authenticity platform for fashion and textiles via distributed ledger technologies.

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Skills Discovery

Skills Discovery

Proof-of-concept to discover understand skills and adjacencies between skills.

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Towards Zero Fashion Waste

Opportunities and priorities for our sector.

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Reduce

Reduce

  • Conscious fashion consumption​
  • Recycling and collection initiatives​
  • Education and engagement initiatives

Reuse

Reuse

  • Business models on rental
  • Business models on resale
  • Business models on repair and / or refurbishment / redesign

Repurpose

Repurpose

  • Design and creation of new products​​
  • Upcycling​​
  • Business models on upcycling​

Recovery

Recovery

  • Collection and sorting textile waste​
  • Materials recovery and processing technologies​
  • Business models on post-recycled materials​
  • Closed-loop recycling

Resource

Resource

  • Conversion of textile waste to energy​
  • Conversion to biofuels

Achieve More Together

Solutions to advance businesses in sustainability.

Resource Directory

Resource Directory

Search for a listing of sustainability suppliers. Members’ access only.

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Trace Your Fibre

See how viscose fibre can be traced through the supply chain.

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Rise To The Challenge

Stand united in collective action towards sustainable business practices and lifestyle.

Corporate Pledge

Corporate Pledge

Pledge as a corporate to publicly endorse the following principles.

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Individual Pledge

Individual Pledge

Sign the pledge as an indication of your desire to be an agent of change.

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Join these companies who have pledged

  • Adrian Furstenburg
  • Ann K
  • Anchroma
  • Asia Pacific Rayon
  • August Society
  • B.P. De Silva Jewellers
  • Bambino
  • Boheme Sg
  • Browzwear
  • C+C
  • Clozette
  • Cold Wear
  • Common Suits
  • Esta
  • Feedelon
  • Finix Wear
  • Forbidden Hill
  • Fu Yuan
  • Ghim Li Global
  • Ginlee
  • Hee Fabric Agencies
  • Hher
  • Identity Trading
  • Joannalsm
  • Kmana
  • Lee Yin Knitting Factory
  • Ling Wu
  • Lisa Von Tang
  • Love Bonito
  • Maisha Concept
  • Marilyn Tan Jewellery
  • Matex Holdings
  • Mycotech Lab
  • Nitchs
  • Nost
  • Nyana Nyana
  • Ollie
  • Pearly Lustre
  • Polygenta Technologies
  • Q Collection
  • Revive Consulting
  • RGE
  • Sabrina Goh
  • Sage And Ylang
  • Sateri
  • Sea Leather Wear
  • Shalom Movers
  • Shanghood
  • State Property
  • Strange Mari
  • Style Theory
  • Susgain
  • Teo Holdings
  • Think Sketch Design
  • Tiger Analytics
  • Torajamelo
  • Travel Consulting Group
  • Van Der Elst Consultancy
  • Winrich Pte Ltd
  • YOF Athletica

Learn and Grow

Develop your knowledge in sustainability.

Articles

Bey Soo Khiang - Steering the Sustainability Committee

Perspectives with
Mr Bey Soo Khiang

17 June 2022
Vice Chairperson of Sustainability Steering Committee, TaFF
#FashionSustainabilityinSingapore #Viscose #SustainabilityinSoutheastAsia

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Perspectives with Ms Nicole van der Elst Desai

18 May 2022
Ms Nicole van der Elst Desai, Chairperson of Sustainability Steering Committee, TaFF
#5Rs #Sustainable Fashion #SustainabilityinSingapore

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White Paper on
Manmade Cellulosic Fibres

9 May 2022
A South Asian perspective on Manmade Cellulosic Fibres

#MMCFFibres #SustainableSourcing #PreferredFibres #Standards
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Sustainable Material Trends for the Fashion Industry

22 April 2022
Standards, adoption examples and upcoming trends on sustainable materials
#SustainableMaterials #Trends #Standards
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White Paper on Polyester

20 April 2022
A South Asian perspective on polyester
#PolyesterFibre #SustainableSourcing #PreferredFibres #Standards


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White Paper on Cotton

14 April 2022
A South Asian perspective on cotton
#CottonFibre #SustainableSourcing #PreferredFibres #Standards


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Perspectives with Mr Wilson Teo

12 April 2022
Mr Teo Wilson, President of TaFF
#SustainabilityinSingapore
#FashionValueChain #FashionIndustry



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Collaborate to Drive Systemic Change

Collaborate to drive systemic change: Building a sustainable future for fashion and lifestyle

25 March 2022
The top eight reasons why fashion businesses cannot ignore sustainability
#ResponsibleProduction #CircularEconomy
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Fashions Change Forests Stay

Fashions change, forests stay

17 March 2022
How sustainable forest management can help the fashion industry reduce its carbon footprint.
#CarbonFootprint #SustainableSourcing


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Mr Clarence Lee

27 April 2022
Mr Clarence Lee from the Lee Yin Group, shared his insights on Sustainability issues that Asian family businesses are tackling.

#SustainabilityinSingapore #SustainableSeminar READ MORE

Video Resources

Fashion Change, Forests Stay

Learn the potential for forest fibres to help the fashion industry on its sustainability journey.

Past Events

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Standards, adoption examples and upcoming trends on sustainable materials

17 March 2022
Deepa Hingorani, Marian Dang, Ashley Gill, Susan Slabbert their insights on sustainable materials


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Sustainability Launch (Small)

Launch of fashion sustainability programme

31 November 2021
Join us as we launch the new sustainability initiative at the Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore)


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Delivering on Circularity

TaFF x WWF Singapore Roundtable — Delivering on Circularity

17 November 2021
A discussion about the success factors needed to implement reusable e-commerce packaging in Singapore


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Industry Insights — Getting Closer to Circularity in Fashion

21 September 2021
Edwin Keh, CEO of HKRITA shares about the innovations that will drive circularity in the fashion and textiles

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Sustainability Steering Committee

Nicole Van Der Elst Desai

Nicole Van Der Elst Desai

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Chloe Tan

Chloe Tan

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Raena Lim

Raena Lim

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In the News

Notable news items regarding fashion sustainability.

Sustainability Launch Press Release

TaFF Launches Sustainability Programme to Redefine Fashion

The Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) launched its fashion sustainability programme on 30 November 2021

#PressRelease

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Fashion Goes Green

Fashion goes green

To help the local fashion industry be more environmentally friendly, the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) recently launched its fashion sustainability programme…

#Article

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Wearing vegetables and fruits on us

Wearing vegetables and fruits on us

Brands are looking for natural products in their sustainability pursuits. Here's what local / regional fashion innovation firms are offering.

#Article


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Join us in taking the Sustainability Pledge

This initiative led by TaFF is purely a drive to encourage you, your company or organization to promote sustainable practices.

Sustainability Events @ TaFF

Industry Insights - Getting Closer to Circularity in Fashion

A recap on the Industry Insights event held, click below to read!

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Charting the path towards sustainability in the fashion industry.

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Traceability Proof-of-Concept

TaFF, Chemistry, and Kryha are embarking on a proof-of-concept (PoC) towards developing a traceability and authenticity platform for fashion and textiles via distributed ledger technologies. The collaboration includes the design and development of the PoC.

The objectives of the proof-of-concept are:

  • To understand the unique requirements of textile and fashion supply chain for traceability, through user-led processes
  • To establish a use case that can yield learnings for this project
  • To develop a traceability PoC, that tracks the flow and use of materials, on the use case

The PoC leverages Chemistry and Kryha’s previous blockchain works include developing a Proof-of-Concept for a similar platform for the built environment. This project was a recipient of the IMDA’s Blockchain Challenge grant in 2019. Moving forward, Chemistry and Kryha will carry over learnings from this project towards its application in the textile and fashion industry. This new initiative has been funded by the MIT European Union grant from 2020.

Sustainability Skills Discovery

TaFF and JobTech are working together on a proof-of-concept (PoC) to discover and understand skills and adjacencies between skills and jobs in the fashion sustainability domain.​

The PoC aims to show through a data-driven approach, how talents looking to enter the fashion sustainability career, can understand in-demand skills to manage their career and progression. For talents who aspire to move into the sustainability sector, the PoC provides an overview of what the skills requirements are and the possible training pathways that the talents can upskill to get closer to job requirements. In this way, the skills discovery is hyper-personalised to everyone’s unique profile. ​

The PoC leverages on JobTech’s Talent Intelligence Platform, Talented, which runs on self-learning AI. TaFF provides domain expertise to the PoC.

Trace Your Fibre

With key steps documented on a blockchain ledger, customers are assured that their suppliers are providing sustainably sourced raw materials that also meet governmental and industry standards.​

“Follow our Fibre” is a platform developed by viscose manufacturer Asia Pacific Rayon to trace its fibre from every bale back to the plantations and nurseries where the trees were grown.​

See how viscose fibre can be traced through the supply chain. Trace it now​

Nursery → Plantation → Wood Chips → Dissolving Pulp → Viscous Bale → Customers

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