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Ecotextile News For over a decade Ecotextile News has provided unrivalled expert comment and broken thousands of new.. Product #: ET Regular price: $160.00 $160.00

Ecotextile News

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For over a decade Ecotextile News has provided unrivalled expert comment and broken thousands of new stories on environmental and social compliance in the global textile supply chain.

It has become an influential voice among retailers, brands and NGO’s as it aims to influence the buying decisions of key international companies on how they can – and should – source textiles and clothing in their supply chains.

Our electronic ‘Footprint’ subscriptions start from just £160 per year, but a subscription to our ETN PLUS package includes a bi-monthly printed magazine, full access to thousands of unique stories in our premium online archive; a weekly e-news bulletin, full access to all MCL magazines via our mobile app and a searchable electronic back issue of every magazine we have published.

Multiple corporate subscription rates are also available.

Take a look at our free sample of the digitized version of our magazine (left) and complete the subscription process to learn how to integrate sustainability into the heart of your business.

  • Inside track on the environmental strategies of brands and retailers

  • New technology for sustainable textile production

  • Guidance on environmental regulation and textile standards

  • How to select sustainable raw materials

  • Influential commentary on MRSL’s and supply chain compliance

  • Expert comment and analysis on textile dyeing and chemistry

  • Live reporting from global textile exhibitions and conferences

  • Breaking news on environmental policy briefings

  • Exclusive interviews with key industry figures

  • Textile recycling, closed loop systems and recycled synthetics

  • Reports on social compliance and labour in developing nations

  • The impact of natural resource consumption by the textile sector

  • Independent commentary on third-party sustainability tools

  • Textile manufacturing case studies

  • News on downstream pollution and wastewater treatment

  • Implications of trade agreements on environmental and social concerns


John MowbrayJohn Mowbray is the founder of MCL News and Media and is an award-winning Environmental Biologist and journalist who graduated from the University of Manchester. He started a career in journalism at Elsevier Science in 1992, founded Ecotextile News in 2007, and has been writing on the textile industry since 1998. Along with Marks & Spencer and the University of Leeds, he also co-founded the not-for profit RITE (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment). He works closely with the The ZDHC Group, and the European Commission and runs the annual Planet Textiles Summit on sustainability along with co-organisers the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Messe Frankfurt.

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Having begun his career with MCL as a News Editor across the publisher’s various titles, David Styles is now the Assistant Editor of Ecotextile News. Through his time with the flagship publication, David has become increasingly interested in exploring the issues of sustainability and workers’ rights in the textile industry. Previously, David achieved a first class honours degree in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, alongside working on various freelance projects and events for companies including the BBC and the Royal Television Society.

Tony Whitfield

Tony Whitfield is a technical editor for ETN and is one of the most experienced journalists at MCL with capability in the written, online and broadcast formats. He worked as a writer and broadcaster in sports journalism for over ten years – his credits include: (incorporating script writing, sports commentary and broadcast presentations for SportsLive Radio, and news bulletins for TEAMtalk 252). Online, he has provided content for TEAMtalk Racing, The Press Association,, BBC Ceefax, ITV Teletext and 365 Media/Sky Sports Networked Media. He has also designed, hand coded, and written content for a number of websites. At MCL News & Media Tony is the news and features editor for T.EVO. He also contributes to special reports and other MCL titles.

Kieran Mitchell helps to deliver MCL content across a range of new media including print, online, social media, audio, film and other broadcast formats. A graduate of Bradford University in the UK with a degree in Television Production, he also gained a Diploma in International Studies after spending a year studying film editing and journalism at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

During his time in the USA, he worked on a major historical documentary which is now a permanent exhibit in the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans. He has also broadcast media work for the BBC and for Sporting Heritage at the UK National Film and Photography museum.

He also has experience in news writing, and his brief is to deliver MCL content across a new range of media formats to meet the changing information needs of tomorrow’s generation of MCL readers.