2023 / 09 / 27
EU Sustainable and Circular Textile Strategy
The European Union, as the world's third-largest economy, consisting of 27 members, unveiled its Sustainable and Circular Textile Strategy in March 2022. The strategy aims to establish ecological design rules for sustainable products, regulating the manufacturing and sale of products in the EU market to reduce their adverse environmental impact. Despite having over 160,000 small and medium-sized textile businesses and generating €162 billion in revenue in 2019, the EU still discards 5.8 million tons of textiles annually, making the internal textile industry the fourth-largest resource consumer and fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter. Consequently, the EU is committed to further driving the sustainable development of the textile industry to address these challenges. In 2022, global apparel and footwear production reached 620 million tons, with an estimated projection of 1.02 billion tons by 2030. The EU accounted for 22% of global textile imports in 2022, making it one of the largest markets globally. Recognizing the harm caused by fast fashion to the EU's image, the EU declared a war on fast fashion in 2022 and concurrently developed the long-term EU Sustainable and Circular Textile Strategy. From 2030, the EU market requires imported textiles to meet standards for "longevity" and "recyclability" and prohibits the use of harmful substances. Production processes must comply with social and environmental standards, which implies a longer product life cycle to support the circular economy model to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. The EU being the world's largest textile import market, textiles aiming to enter the EU market in the future must possess durability and recoverability. Therefore, Taiwan's textile industry must prioritize the development of recoverable fibers to maintain its competitive edge and achieve sustainability and carbon reduction goals. The necessitates comprehensive considerations in product and material design to meet the requirements of sustainable and circular textile products. Porlite® is a fabric known for being sustainable and environmentally friendly, addition to its excellent performance. Its waterproof and breathable features are attributed to its polypropylene(PP) microporous material, enabling it to possess both breathability and moisture-wicking capabilities while enhancing its waterproof functionality. What's most significant is that the production process of Porlite® is environmentally conscious. During the membrane's manufacture, it doesn't require water or solvents, significantly reducing resource consumption. Due to the material's unique characteristics, the bonding process only necessitates low temperatures, eliminating the need for additional solvents. By reducing the usage of water and energies, naturally leads to much lower carbon emissions. When you choose Porlite, you demonstrate your commitment to the environment and a connection with nature. 歐盟可持續和循環紡織品戰略 - Tnet全球紡織資訊網
2023 / 09 / 12
See you all in Performance Days Oct. 2023
Autumn is at the corner and so is Performance Days! Hwa Fune is participating in 2 exhibition this later year, please stay tuned. The first one is in October 4th -5th, Performance Days Munich & online.We are focusing on Porlite and Mono materials.Both topics are surrounded by the topic Eco innovation! Hwa Fune has always been focusing on eco and function,Therefore, come and visit us to see how we upgrade these eco products and reduce impact to the environment. Hope to see you all!!
2023 / 04 / 01
Join the movement towards a sustainable future with Net-Zero Industry Act
Are you ready to be a part of the solution for a cleaner, greener future? The Net-Zero Industry Act is paving the way for the next generation of clean energy and technology. The Act, recently introduced by the European Commission, is set to strengthen Europe's resilience and competitiveness in the manufacturing of net-zero technologies. With a focus on strategic net-zero technologies such as solar energy, wind power, and fuel cells, the Act aims to help Europe achieve its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. By joining the movement towards a sustainable future, you will not only be making a positive impact on the environment but also be part of a growing industry that offers limitless potential for innovation and growth. The Net-Zero Industry Act offers new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs alike to tap into the growing demand for clean energy solutions and contribute to a better future for all. Hwa Fune is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. Recycled fabric, bio fabric, or non-toxic production are all available. Contact us to learn more about our sustainable solutions and how we can help you be a part of this exciting movement.
2023 / 03 / 21
New Surprise, New Generation of Porlite.
We are excited to announce a new version of Porlite. New membrane processing methods increase the options for clothing design. The new version overcomes the previous limitations, now you can make 2-layer or 2.5-layer, which provides you with even more options for your clothing needs. Porlite has always been known for its superior waterproof and breathability, making it perfect for sports and outdoor gear. Now, with the new 2-layer designs, Porlite provides even more durability without sacrificing comfort and flexibility. And the 2.5-layer printed designs not only offer unique style options but also provide additional wind and water resistance. What sets Porlite apart is its sustainability. Our production processes prioritize environmental responsibility, with a focus on reducing waste, energy consumption, and carbon emissions. We are committed to providing you with high-quality products that make a positive impact on the world. The new version of Porlite is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and performance, and we can't wait for you to try it out. Don't wait any longer to experience the benefits of the new and improved Porlite. Contact and join us in making a positive impact on the environment.
2023 / 03 / 08
The Best Choice of PFCs Free Water Repellent - LDWR
We want to introduce you to the sustainable LDWR this month- a new step towards a greener future. LDWR is Hwa Fune's original Formula which enables the fabric to become Long Durable Water Repellent, and it’s an essential feature in many outdoor and activewear garments. However, traditional water-repellent coatingsoften contain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are harmful to the environment and can persist in the environment for years. Sustainable LDWR are designed to be an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional DWR. They are made using materials that are less harmful to the environment and do not contain PFCs. By choosing sustainable LDWR, you are taking an important step toward a greener future. You can enjoy the same level of protection from the elements without harming the environment. Whether you are hiking in the mountains or biking in the rain, sustainable LDWR will help you stay dry and comfortable, while also protecting the environment.
2023 / 02 / 16
EU proposes ban on 10,000 PFAS chemicals - What you need to know
We wanted to bring to your attention a recent proposal by the European Union (EU) to ban up to 10,000 PFAS chemicals, which are widely used in industrial and consumer products. The proposal is part of the EU's efforts to address the risks associated with these persistent and potentially harmful chemicals. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of man-made chemicals that are found in a wide range of products, from non-stick cookware to firefighting foam. They are known for their persistence in the environment and their potential to accumulate in human and animal tissues. The proposed ban would cover a wide range of PFAS chemicals, including those used in textiles, food packaging, and cosmetics. The ban would also apply to products imported into the EU. Porlite emphasizes environmental protection from production to disposal. The main material of Porlite membrane is made up of carbon and hydrogen molecules. It is burnable with very low environmental impact and meets the standards on environmentally friendly in terms of saving energy and non-toxic emission. After all, Porlite creates no harm to human bodies and the earth. We will continue to monitor this issue and keep you updated on any new developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Information source: https://cen.acs.org/environment/persistent-pollutants/EU-proposal-ban-10000-PFAS/101/i6
2023 / 02 / 13
Hwa Fune in Performance Days 2023.
2023 is a great year to participate in physical exhibitions. Hwa Fune is going to participate in various textile exhibitions actively, please stay tuned. The first fair is March 15-16, Performance days Munich & online. The Eco series and Porlite® will be our highlights. We believe that the recycling cycle will be the next focus. Consumer goods of the same material can enter the recycling cycle and reduce the consumption of petrochemical raw materials. Considering the potential impact of the EU’s ban on the clothing market and consumers’ fear of toxic substances, upmarket brands have been looking for alternative functional fabrics. Therefore, HWAFUNE has developed the functional fabric brand Porlite®, which has rapidly won the heart of high-end functional apparel brands. Hwa Fune invites you to join the ranks of sustainable textiles and come to the Performance Days booth F03 to see these beautiful fabrics.
2023 / 01 / 12
Happy Chinese New Year 2023
Due to Chinese New Year holiday 2023, Our office will be closed from 20th- 29th Jan; Our factories will closed from 13th Jan – 6th Feb.
2023 / 01 / 11
The State of Fashion 2023: Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty
Looking forward to 2023, the annual fashion survey launched by McKinsey and The Business of Fashion shows that 85% of fashion executives predict that inflation will continue to challenge the market next year. Meanwhile, geopolitical tensions, particularly the war in Ukraine, have disrupted supply chains and caused 58% of executives to believe the energy crisis will cripple the fashion market. In an already fragile world economy amid high inflationary pressures, heightened geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, and declining consumer confidence in anticipation of an economic downturn, global GDP growth is projected to grow in 2023 as many countries face the threat of recession will drop to around 2.5%. In the United States and Europe, the effects of inflation are already being felt in the fashion industry. Compared with March-June 2022, the prices of clothing sold online in the US, UK, France, Italy, and Spain will increase by 22% from July-October 2022. And price increases are expected to continue until 2023 as brands pass the increased costs on to customers. Although there are still many variables in the global economy, Hwa Fune still insists on quality and continues to develop new products. We hope that the new 2023 would continue to serve you all. Information source: https://www.businessoffashion.com/reports/news-analysis/the-state-of-fashion-2023-industry-report-bof-mckinsey/
2022 / 12 / 20
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Time is coming to the end of the year soon. Hope you get something out of this tumultuous year. Hwa Fune has tried many new things this year, such as Porlite launching videos and interview articles. We hope that through these media, everyone can understand Porlite easily. Click here to see the video We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for working with us during 2022. We wish you season’s greetings and a happy, prosperous New Year. HWA FUNE INDUSTRY CO., LTD 2022.12
2022 / 12 / 07
The PANTONE Color of the Year 2023.
PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is the color of the year 2023. Vibrating with vim and vigor, a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family demonstrating a new signal of strength.Tapping into the experimental spirit of Viva Magenta, Pantone explores the dynamic between Artificial Intelligence and human creativity to create “The Magentaverse” available to the public for the first time. A nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is also a hybrid color, one that comfortably straddles the physical and virtual, evocative of our multi-dimensional world. Visit PANTON Website learn more about PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta. Hwa Fune is very happy that the PANTON color of 2023 is reddish. The LOGO of Hwa Fune is also mainly red, which represents our enthusiasm for functionalfabrics and pride in our products.We want to keep showing our sincerity to our partners next year in 2023.
2022 / 10 / 21
Hwa Fune Cooperation with Taipei Fashion Week
Recycled fabric for reuse Thanks to VOGUE for the invitation, to make Hwa Fune recycled fabrics a new life. Taipei Fashion Week 2022 x VOGUE Fashion's Night Out presents Recycled Commemorative tote bags as guest giveaways. The tote bags' fabric is waste reuse fabric provided by Hwa Fune. The bag body is made of 15 PP drink cups, to implement the re-creation after recycling and sorting, which is the invisible force that drives the perpetual cycle. We are happy to take this opportunity to participate in Taipei Fashion Week 2022 and do something for sustainable fashion. Related Links Taipe Fashion Week 2022 website Taipei Fashion Week 2022 x VOGUE Fashion's Night Out 15 PP drink cups bag body #fashion #recycling #sustainablefashion #hwafunefabric #totebag #TaipeiFashionWeek2022
2022 / 10 / 06
Hwa Fune will participate in ISPO Munich 2022.
We are happy to announce: Hwa Fune will participate in ISPO Munich 2022. It has been a while since we last met you all. Since 2020, the pandemic has cast a shadow over all activities. Only a few exhibitions were held, yet, people were also afraid to attend. Hwa Fune has the same concern and was unable to travel for almost 2 years. During these 2 years, we are grateful to all our partners. Without your support, you will not see the Hwa Fune today. During this time, we have taken the opportunity to innovate interesting fabrics and made breakthrough innovations. In 2021, we launched Porlite®, a sustainable fabric with non-toxic materials and low carbon emission processes. We could like to invite you to see it in person. We will be at our booth C2-515. Get ready and book time with us to discuss this amazing fabric.
2022 / 09 / 19
Achievable recycled cycle in Textile
With the advancement of science and technology, textile materials are constantly updated. Even the recycled materials that everyone expects have made a breakthrough. Textile recycling is the process of recovering fiber, yarn, or fabric and reprocessing the textile material into valuable products. If the processed fabric is made of one single material, it can be recycled completely! It may be great for fabric and membrane both made of poly(Poly yarn and Eco poly membrane). After various tests, we found that the poly material not only can be recycled but also has good performance. This is an environmentally-friendly initiative for processing fabrics, making clothing production and recycling a closed cycle. In Hwa Fune, you can know the detailed differences and performance. Follow us to learn more. W-4982-T30I100% Polyester Recycle RibstopF.C.DWR 10/70-80%Eco Poly Membrane WP/MVP:10K/10K3L:W-4899 Polyester Jerseyweight: 140GSM±5% The whole fabric is made of Polyester.The perfect hand feel can make acomfortable and sustainable jacket.
2022 / 08 / 17
Beware & Be Careful - Forever Chemicals
PFAS is a toxic substance that can cause endocrine abnormality in the human body and even cause cancer. It is easy to spread but hard to decompose. As it accumulates within our organs, people have started to recognize the potential danger it has caused. Surprisingly and..maybe not so surprise!! Did you know PFAS are often found in textiles and even children's products? Nearly 60% of children’s textiles labeled “waterproof”, “stain-resistant”, or “environmentally friendly” that were tested as part of a new study contained toxic PFAS substances known as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment. PFAS in clothing can get into the body via several routes. The chemicals are volatile, meaning they can break out from the products they are applied with, then move through the air and inhaled by animals and human. Furthermore, the chemical and be absorbed by our skin, making us no where to hide. To avoid PFAS, we introduce Porlite®. A completely fluorine-free fabric from early production to DWR and after customer consumption. It is safe whether wearing or washing. Porlite® cares about people's health and the heath of this planet. Check the information below, or contact us directly to find out more about saving you, me and the planet. Information source: ‘Forever chemicals’ found in nearly 60% of children’s ‘waterproof’ or ‘stain-resistant’ textiles