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Oct 20, 2022
Tag. We’re it: Fastener Solutions introduces new recycled Polypropylene (rPP) fasteners for apparel applications

Made from 30% recycled content, the new fasteners are the latest addition to Fastener Solutions’ environmentally friendly Ecotach™ portfolio.

Recycled Polypropylene Fasteners
Sep 19, 2022
New Polypropylene Fasteners with 30% Recycled Content for Apparel Applications

The newly GRS-certified (Global Recycled Standard) rPP fasteners will help apparel manufacturers, brand owners, and retailers to reach internal plastics recycling targets and comply with government-imposed requirements. Read more.

New Polypropylene Fasteners with 30% Recycled Content for Apparel Applications
Mar 25, 2022
A New Outlook for Tagging Fasteners

This video interview with an Outdoor Business Journal editor will give you a new outlook on those ubiquitous plastic fasteners used to attach tags to just about every product in the apparel industry. New from Avery Dennison, Ecotach™ Fasteners are a green alternative to that traditional solution, pushing the industry one step closer to eliminating single-use plastics. Start with the little things that can make a big impact.

Jan 17, 2022
Boost Your Brand’s Sustainability Goals with Biodegradable and Recycled Fasteners

Plastic fasteners, which attach price tags and other product information to garments, are on 90% of the approximately 80 billion garments manufactured each year. That translates to 72 billion fasteners with a single-use plastic fastener. What if you could close your sustainability gap by using plastic fasteners that are made from recycled water bottles or nylon carpeting? What if you had an option to use plastic fasteners that can biodegrade* on soil?

Jan 14, 2022
Next Steps for Environmentally Conscious Children’s Brand Owners

There have been advancements in the recycling and repurposing of children’s apparel. One leading children’s apparel brand recently expanded its sourcing to include environmental stewardship throughout its supply chain. After all, sustainable clothing for children doesn’t end with fabric selection—it includes growing fibers for production, packaging and the responsible disposal of apparel.

Jan 13, 2022
Advancing Your Brand’s Sustainability Journey with Responsible Partners

Just as the choice of textiles for your garments is critical to your sustainability journey, are you examining other aspects of your brand for waste reduction and environmental stewardship opportunities? Consider the possibilities within your supply chain. For example, what if one small plastic tagging fastener could help you reach your goals?

Dec 21, 2021
How Outdoor Apparel Brands Can Advance Their Sustainability Goals

The 2020 Global Commitment Report (Ellen Macarthur Foundation) identifies significant gaps between an apparel brand’s target goals and what has been achieved. Less than one-quarter of brands have met their sustainability goals for reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2020. What’s more, it can become difficult for retail brand owners to explain exactly how they are reducing their environmental footprint. Learn how you can reach your sustainability goals.

Dec 08, 2021
Cable Ties: The Case for Choosing a Global Manufacturer

As 2021 comes to a close, U.S. and Mexican businesses employing cable ties in their manufacturing and assembly processes have reason to consider multiple global sourcing options over primary-source product supply from Asia. This is especially true for automotive OEMs and tiers, appliance makers and HVAC installers. View recent supply chain statistics and learn about our outlook.

Jul 16, 2021
Oval Is the New Round

In recent years, the Automotive Industry has shifted its preference from round fir trees and arrow fasteners to oval. The main benefit of the oval shaped feature is that it aids in preventing the rotation of the fastener, keeping the wires more accurately controlled between all the routing points of the harness. But read this to learn there's more to the story.

Oval Fir Tree Tie
Dec 02, 2020
Electrical Vehicle Trends

As EV production continues to ramp up, the need for reliable fastening components becomes increasingly important. In addition to the battery system, other assemblies such as infotainment, autonomous driving and connectivity are features that many electrical vehicles will offer. This further increases the complexity of wire harness installations. View the latest trend data in regards to the production of EVs here.

EV Trends