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The Next Challenge for Digital Textile Printing – A review of FESPA keynote at TPS 2022
Debbie McKeegan shares key trends and market shifts that were featured in her presentation at the Digital Textile Printing and Sustainability 2022 conference held in Dusseldorf. Debbie details the importance for the print industry to incorporate sustainability into their business.
FESPA UK – leading the way on waste management
We speak to FESPA UK Managing Director Suzi Wilkinson about the first important steps the organisation has taken to help printers with the disposal of material waste.
How to prove your sustainability credentials with an EcoVadis scorecard
The EcoVadis scorecard is helping companies join the dots between suppliers, customers and partners who want sustainable values embedded throughout the value chain.
The ECO STORIES Textile challenge to feature at GREEN GRADS London
The GREEN GRADS Textile Challenge is proud to present ECO STORIES told in pattern on cloth by breakthrough UK talent. Sponsored by Epson, FESPA, Prinfab and Imageco ltd new graduates from art schools across the country were invited by GREEN GRADS to submit a portfolio with patterns that reflect their environmental concerns and/or love of the natural world, taking into account eco-friendly textiles, dyes, and methods of production.
The circular economy could be the next greenwash
Laurel Brunner discusses the risk of the concept of circular economy being used for greenwashing.
Nordic Swan Taking Note
Laurel Brunner discusses one of Europe's best known ecolable, Nordic Swan who focuses on encouraging sustainable development of goods and services.
Climate and energy – planning for tomorrow
Clare Taylor discusses the strategy for fighting climate change, reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy use is efficient.
The challenges of environmental auditing and self-certification
Different countries and regions have different audit processes – but the lack of a universal definition makes it difficult for printers to comply.
Understanding sustainability reporting
Laurel Brunner details the importance of sustainability reporting and how the printing industry is working to transition to a low carbon economy to meet the needs of print buyers with robust Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies.
Innovations in textile printing: transparency and traceability
Speaking at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 in Berlin, Debbie McKeegan, FESPA’s Textile Ambassador, explains how new innovations and ways of thinking are helping Europe’s textile industry become more sustainable.
A printer’s guide to cutting energy bills
With help from the Carbon Trust, we’ve put together a specific guide for printers who want to make their businesses more energy efficient.
Matching the right media for wide format printing
There’s a very wide choice of substrates suitable for wide format printing but its important to match the media to the requirements of the particular job. Nessan Cleary details the requirements in this article.
ISO certification: investing in the future
Why robust advice from an accredited organisation will equip your business for more profitable and sustainable operations.
Future-Fit: taking sustainability beyond benchmarking
We speak to Geoff Kendall, co-founder and CEO of charity Future-Fit Foundation, about how printers can ensure their company’s sustainability is more than superficial.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)
Laurel Brunner discusses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how printing companies can achieve specific goals. This includes Goal 12. where printers can use recycled papers and water-based inks.
FESPA Awards 2023 now open
The FESPA Awards 2023 are now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to highlight their outstanding examples of print.
FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 Overall Highlights
FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 returned to Berlin from 31st May - 3rd June at Messe Berlin. The exhibition was co-located with FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 and received 11,647 unique attendees with 15,969 visits from 126 countries.
Sustainability spotlight on FESPA’s 60th anniversary
How industry innovation has continued to blossom during lockdown and after.
Have we got our sustainability priorities right? Q&A with Graeme Richardson-Locke
FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead, Graeme Richardson-Locke, talks to Chris Seekings about speciality printing communities and their journey to sustainability.