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How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector

How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector

The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference brought together more than 900 stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to discuss and share current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development and interregional cooperation, and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. Silvia Kabaivanova, Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association and editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network, made a speach about How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector.

A revolutionary and sustainable digital textile dying machine NEXTIL

A revolutionary and sustainable digital textile dying machine NEXTIL

The commitment to sustainability is a reality for the textile world. The conversion of the production lines and the constant demand for green solutions, as well as the investment in the development of technologies that allow the implementation of sustainable methods and simultaneously follow the needs of the industrial world, is an integral part of the daily lives of many companies. This commitment is where NEXTIL and MTEX NS intersect. Positioned at the forefront of the digital printing industry, MTEX NS were chosen to develop NEXTIL digital textile dying machine because of its continuous innovation of key solutions in-house.

The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research to develop reusable medical face masks of precision woven fabric

The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research to develop reusable medical face masks of precision woven fabric

The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research are launching a project to develop reusable medical face masks based on high-precision air jet weaving technology. The project is initiated by weaving machine manufacturer Lindauer DORNIER.

Bemberg™ with Istituto Secoli for Milan Fashion Week

Bemberg™ with Istituto Secoli for Milan Fashion Week

The Secoli Fashion Show was live this year on the Camera Moda digital platform. The show staged the projects of 19 students, which were supported by exceptional companies such as Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, which supplied its precious and contemporary materials for the creation of some pieces of the collections.

Pitti Immagine Uomo 99 returns to the Fortezza in January

Pitti Immagine Uomo 99 returns to the Fortezza in January

Pitti Immagine Uomo will be back at the Fortezza da Basso, from January 12 to January 14, with its 99th edition, which returns to physical spaces and places safety as the top priority.

Futurum Moscow: Fashion shows of emerging designers on October 3

Futurum Moscow: Fashion shows of emerging designers on October 3

Futurum Moscow will take place in the capital of Russia on October 3. The event is an online exhibition-presentation of emerging designers and artists ant it is powered by Russian Fashion Council and supported by the Fashion Fund and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow.

s’elections moscow 2020 presented collections for Spring/Summer 2021

s’elections moscow 2020 presented collections for Spring/Summer 2021

On September 16th, the new international business platform for the fashion industry “s’elections moscow 2020”, made its successful start on the premise of New Fashion Hall Main Stage in Moscow. The platform has a gallery of show rooms for fashion brands presenting their collections for Spring/Summer 2021.

First digital show by Premiére Vision Paris

First digital show by Premiére Vision Paris

The first digital show by Premiere Vision Paris marked a strong performance, reflecting the industry’s accelerating digitization. On 15 and 16 September, Premiere Vision held its first DIGITAL SHOW, inviting the creative fashion industry to come together on its online Marketplace to develop their activities, exchange ideas, get inspired and create their Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 collections. Initiated several months ago as a means of reinforcing and supplementing the physical edition of Premiere Vision Paris, the DIGITAL SHOW took over the full reins of the September edition, which had been suspended due to government restrictions prohibiting events of more than 5,000 people.

Day of Moscow-based brands has opened Global Talents Digital

Day of Moscow-based brands has opened Global Talents Digital

Day of Moscow-based brands under the Global Talents Digital initiative has already got 600,000+ views in VK, Russia’s and the CIS’s major social media (https://vk.com/mbfwrussia). Global Talents Digital is also being streamed at 100+ media portals and social media. Shows and presentations delivered by designers from 34 countries and areas of the world are being covered by the largest Russian and international publications, concept stores, showrooms, and others. Global Talents Digital participants present top regional fashion weeks from Moscow-based Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia to Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO.

Fabric days from 1 - 3 September 2020

Fabric days from 1 - 3 September 2020

New materials and inspiration is expected by the textile industry at FABRIC DAYS from 1 - 3 September 2020 at MOC, Munich. This condensed trade fair is organized to satisfy the noticeable need and enthusiasm of the industry to meet and the chance to experience fabrics and accessories in real life again.

BORIS BECKER collection to be presented at Gallery FASHION & SHOES

BORIS BECKER collection to be presented at Gallery FASHION & SHOES

A casual, refined collection inspired both by tennis legend Boris Becker and other male icons will be presented at Gallery FASHION & SHOES. The BORISBECKER collection promises a unique style experience for confident, sophisticated, urban men. Here the emphasis is on head-to-toe looks made up of coats, jackets, leather jackets, sporty blazers, jeans, chinos, trousers, shirts, knitwear, leather accessories and a small capsule collection of sportswear.

Why Vintage sunglasses are back on trend

Why Vintage sunglasses are back on trend

Retro vintage glasses are back in fashion. It has its benefits in the contemporary world of sunglasses. Retro glasses aren’t just used for specs but also shade as well. This indicates that not only it’s designed to protect and enhance your eyesight, but glasses of such design have also been a fashion statement.

Gallery FASHION & SHOES is bringing the industry back together in person

Gallery FASHION & SHOES is bringing the industry back together in person

With FASHION, SHOES and the SHOWROOM CONCEPT, Gallery is one of the first tradeshow events to be going ahead.

FABRIC DAYS will take place from 1 - 3 September 2020 in Munich

FABRIC DAYS will take place from 1 - 3 September 2020 in Munich

As this year demands the highest flexibility and creativity from the whole fashion and textile industry, the Munich Fabric Start Exhibitions GmbH team has taken up the challenge to offer a creative environment for efficient work and inspiration also this season, adapted to the new circumstances: The focussed business event FABRIC DAYS.

Pitti Connect - the digital platform that will host the Pitti summer fairs starts on 16 July

Pitti Connect - the digital platform that will host the Pitti summer fairs starts on 16 July

16 July 2020 is the official release of the new Pitti Immagine website and debut of PITTI CONNECT - the digital platform that will host the Pitti summer fairs until October 9 - Pitti Uomo 98, Pitti Bimbo 91 and Pitti Filati 87. Expect three months of events, special projects, conversations, fashion feeds and new scenarios, announced the organizers of the popular trade fair.

Gallery FASHION and Gallery SHOES - 30 August - 01 September 2020

Gallery FASHION and Gallery SHOES - 30 August - 01 September 2020

German kick-off for the European fashion and shoe industry in the end of August. Gallery FASHION and Gallery SHOES, together with their accompanying five-day SHOWROOM CONCEPT coinciding with Supreme Düsseldorf from 28 August 2020, will be offering the first opportunity for the sector to get together in Germany from 30 August until 1 September 2020.

Neonyt on Air to take place online from 13-17 July

Neonyt on Air to take place online from 13-17 July

The virtual Neonyt week will take place from 13-17 July with fashion and digital experts to discuss exciting topics related to business, lifestyle and knowledge. No registration is required to participate in “Neonyt on Air” – all panel talks, live interviews, statement videos and news will be uploaded to the fair's Instagram profile.

RUCO®-BAC AGP: the fast-acting, all-in-one, highly durable antibacterial and antiviral solution for textiles

RUCO®-BAC AGP: the fast-acting, all-in-one, highly durable antibacterial and antiviral solution for textiles

RUDOLF GROUP unveiled the perfected antiviral features embedded in RUCO®-BAC AGP, the Company’s flagship antimicrobial product for textile applications.

Creative Accessories to Buy the Guy Who Has Everything

Creative Accessories to Buy the Guy Who Has Everything

Shopping for your friends and family is hard. It seems like everyone is so picky, making it easier to just purchase a gift card and call it a day. While gift cards are awesome for allowing everyone to choose what they’d love the most, they aren’t the most personal gift you can give. Don’t give up on trying to find the perfect gift when the right one doesn’t come to you immediately. If you are looking for a gift that will make an important man in your life happy, you want to make sure it really stands out. That can be tough when it seems like they already have everything. To make sure you give a gift that they love and that they don’t already have, check out these seven unique accessories.

20 Best Fashion Photographers for Inspiration

20 Best Fashion Photographers for Inspiration

The best fashion photographers for inspiration: read the stories of photographers’ life and take a look at their fashion portraits. Top fashion photographers to follow in 2020.

Pitti Immagine postponed the physical fairs to January 2021

Pitti Immagine postponed the physical fairs to January 2021

The Pitti Connect digital platform will be open to all exhibitors and buyers from early July and throughout the whole summer.

Latest news about the fashion event calendar

Latest news about the fashion event calendar

The global coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of many fashion industry events that had to take place in April, May and June. However the organisers are keeping the shows by successfully turning to new virtual forums instead, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

How To Choose The Right Backpacks For Your Every Need

How To Choose The Right Backpacks For Your Every Need

There are several types of bags available in the market today, but more and more people are still investing in a backpack. Aside from being available in almost all online and offline retail stores, a backpack allows you to conveniently carry all of your things and can also be a great style statement. Several backpacks are also low maintenance and can secure fragile items.

Create a unique wardrobe - print your custom fabrics online

Create a unique wardrobe - print your custom fabrics online

Do you like one of a kind garments that allow you to stand out in the crowd? Do you prefer the quality of tailor-made clothing instead of what fast fashion has to offer? If slow fashion is what you desire in your collection then create your custom fabrics, find your local tailoring shop and get into work.

Manteco launches MWool - the next generation of recycled wool

Manteco launches MWool - the next generation of recycled wool

Manteco, the world leading premium wool manufacturer launches a new precious ingredient MWool; it’s the ‘upgraded’ recycled wool born from the company’s cutting edge Manteco System combined with sustainable innovation and heritage.

Trabaldo Togna Spring Summer 2021 collection

Trabaldo Togna Spring Summer 2021 collection

The Trabaldo Togna Spring Summer 2021 collection interprets current trends and redoubles efforts towards sustainability.

7 Unique Gift Ideas for Him

7 Unique Gift Ideas for Him

Brutal and romantic, unstoppable or calm — our men need attention for at least three times a year: Christmas, Valentine's Day and, of course, Birthday! As well as professional holidays, wedding anniversaries and so on are added. Do not skimp on attention, because this is the most valuable gift for a man.

Pitti Uomo 2020 - Highlights of the menswear trade fair

Pitti Uomo 2020 - Highlights of the menswear trade fair

Hundreds of menswear brands pop up in Florence’s Fortezza da Basso twice a year for the most popular menswear trade fair Pitti Uomo. Pitti is the home of true menswear obsessives and we can not miss to present you this year's street style.

Maledetti Toscani - made in Italy leather accessories

Maledetti Toscani - made in Italy leather accessories

Maledetti Toscani carries a history of successful know-how, convinced they have “hell in the mouth and the sky in the hands” they say what they think and they create only what we do best: strictly true Made in Italy, the one made by hours of work and sacrifices, no one told on television by people who speak well and then produces abroad.

White Label World Expo goes to Las Vegas

White Label World Expo goes to Las Vegas

After the successful first edition of the White Label World Expo, held in November in London, the ultimate destination for resellers and branding experts goes to the USA! TheWhite Label World Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 26 & 27, and is 100% free-to-attend! There you will experience the awe-inspiring knowledge of over 200 industry expert speakers, 50+ masterclasses and 300+ exhibitors of white label products and business services.

The best winter travel boots for men

The best winter travel boots for men

The ultimate wardrobe staple for the winter season, a pair of men's boots will add some suave to any look. From off-duty styles such as panelled boots and easy-to-wear Chelsea styles to sophisticated suede lace-ups and simple leather designs, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

Chiara Boni's Menswear collection debuts at Pitti Uomo

Chiara Boni's Menswear collection debuts at Pitti Uomo

TRAILBLAZER Chiara Boni, the first Chiara Boni’s menswear collection makes its official debut at the brand’s new store in Florence during the 97th edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo. A capsule of 4 must-have pieces: a jacket, two shirts and a pair of pants. The essential wardrobe of a trendsetter, a traveller, an innovator.

Made in Europe fashion at the White Label Expo in London

Made in Europe fashion at the White Label Expo in London

The White Label World Expo is now just two days away! Taking place on the 27th & 28th of November at the ExCeL London it is set to be the white label and eCommerce event of the year! Alongside the unrivaled educational features you will be able to network with industry leading exhibitors including Hermes, Riot Labs, and the Department for International Trade. We also recommend you to visit stant 1478 of the Bulgarian Fashion Association, where you can source clothing and accessories Made in Europe by Bulgarian producers.

4 Reasons Why You Need to Engage a Modelling and Acting Agency

4 Reasons Why You Need to Engage a Modelling and Acting Agency

Do you ever wish to become a model or an actor? Bet you have! Most people don’t have the opportunity to try this experience. But don’t let this derail your urge to pursue this career. Instead, engage a competent modelling and acting agency to scout you. The opportunity doesn’t only apply to upcoming or aspiring models. Professional modelers can also promote their work by engaging an agency. Here are the primary reasons why you should engage in a modeling and acting agency.

Panorama Berlin with a new fashion pop-up concept

Panorama Berlin with a new fashion pop-up concept

A cross-seasonal concept with the mission of reinforcing the connection between retailers, manufacturers and consumers was recently presented by the organisers of tradeshow PANORAMA Berlin.

Chapelo - bespoke hats

Chapelo - bespoke hats

Founded in 2019, Chapelo is a manufacturer of custom fit American-made classic-style men’s hats that are custom measured and handcrafted with the finest materials for superior fit and durability. Chapelo’s hat maker and artisan Matt Howard is no stranger to the hat world. He entered the industry as a tooling builder making hat blocks and flange sets. He has been commissioned by many well-known hat lovers and celebrities to do custom brim work. All of Chapelo’s hats are 100 percent made by hand with no machines or automation.

Why should Manufacturers attend the White Label World Expo?

Why should Manufacturers attend the White Label World Expo?

The White Label World Expo is the leading online retail sourcing show, making it the perfect destination for manufacturers to showcase their products to a rapidly growing market. Based in four countries over three continents. It truly is a global event reaching a truly global audience. 

Over 56 000 visitors came to seek inspiration and innovation at the September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris

Over 56 000 visitors came to seek inspiration and innovation at the September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris

The September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris, the leading professional show for the creative fashion industry, was held from 17 to 19 September in Paris Nord Villepinte. The event, dedicated to the autumn-winter 2020-21 collections, welcomed 56,154 visitors from across the globe.

Great creative energy, co-labs, significant guests and brand mix are White Milano's winning assets

Great creative energy, co-labs, significant guests and brand mix are White Milano's winning assets

WHITE Milano keeps achieving outstanding results. The Tradeshow closes its September edition with 27.934 visitors (3% more than in September 2018). The buyers have increased by 2%, foreign buyers have reached 9%, while Italy has dropped by 1%.

A Toolkit for DIY Menswear and Fashion Accessories

A Toolkit for DIY Menswear and Fashion Accessories

It turns out that do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion extends well beyond sewing buttons onto old shirts. In fact, DIY is a core component of ethical fashion because it finds new ways to preserve and upcycle old materials into new pieces. Many key items in menswear collections can be repurposed using basic DIY techniques. This method offers a low-cost alternative for sprucing up your wardrobe without buying into fast fashion trends.

a.Testoni Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection

a.Testoni Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection

The new a.testoni advertising campaign was shot on location in Milan, in a futuristic space, featuring dramatic planes of visionary colours, designed by architect Aldo Rossi in 1968. A metropolitan, architectural icon that transcends short-lived trends, as do a.testoni’s shoes and bags.

MUNICH FABRIC START - Sustainability, digitisation and technology shape fashion

MUNICH FABRIC START - Sustainability, digitisation and technology shape fashion

The recent MUNICH FABRIC START, held from 3 to 5 September 2019 in Munich, Germany, launched the new Hall 8 and an extended exhibitor portfolio to once again convince the sector of the innovation and information platform. Featuring highly concentrated themes, new exhibition formats and numerous expert-led panel discussions, keynotes and lectures. Now spread over eight halls, for the very first time over 1,000 international suppliers showcased more than 2,000 collections in the Fabrics, Additionals, Denim and Sourcing segments for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021.

Impressive and full of technologies - textile production machines

Impressive and full of technologies - textile production machines

Modern textile production goes back to the years of the First industrial revolution. In just a few decades, in the late 18th and first half of the 19th century, the manufacturing system has been replaced by industrial processes. There are huge machines, which are processing quantities of raw material which were not possible by then. Only decades later the conveyor lines and mass production were implemented. But what is the situation today?

Review of the 33rd Collection Premiere Moscow

Review of the 33rd Collection Premiere Moscow

With stable results, the 33rd edition of CPM – Collection Premiere Moscow drew to a successful close on 6 September 2019. Around 1,300 brands from 30 countries exhibited their collections for the spring/summer 2020 season in 16 halls of the Expocentre exhibition grounds. As always, CPM attracted a highly professional audience of buyers and experts to Moscow: around 21,300 professional visitors from 50 countries with a focus on Europe and South Asia.

Munich Fabric Start awards - 7th Hightex Award

Munich Fabric Start awards - 7th Hightex Award

The winners of the 7th HighTex Award have been announced. Given the large number of competitive new products from international fabric producers, it was no easy task for the expert jury consisting of Philip Langer, Iris Schlomski, Christoph Hornung, Alex Vogt, Simon Angel and Jo Baumgartner to reach an unanimous decision.

Lanificio Mario Bellucci fabrics

Lanificio Mario Bellucci fabrics

Lanificio Mario Bellucci was founded in 1950 in Prato, a large textile center located just a few kilometers from Florence. Already from the early 60's, the company has been specialized in novelty fabrics, creating a large commercial market both in Italy and internationally.

Watch Out!: The Most Expensive Men's Watches of All Time

Watch Out!: The Most Expensive Men's Watches of All Time

Got a little extra money to spend and put on your wrist? What are the most expensive men's watches of all time? Check out this guide to find out.

Presley Gerber - male model and photographer

Presley Gerber - male model and photographer

Presley Gerber is the eldest child and son of supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband, businessman Rande Gerber. He is an aspiring photographer. He was born via home birth in Brentwood, California. He has a strong following on Instagram more than 550 000 followers, where he shares his photography skills. He is the older brother of model Kaia Gerber and has a dedicated Instagram account, kbyp, of photos he takes of his sister.

The consolidator of the Bulgarian textile sector

The consolidator of the Bulgarian textile sector

Professional forums are of leading importance for every business sector. In 2019, from 25 to 27 September, the textile industry branch will gather for the second consecutive year at Inter Expo Center, where TMT Expo will be held. The Forum will welcome the visitors with even more innovations and technologies, as well as with almost 25% increase in the exhibition area.

Style Tips For Mens Dress Shoes

Style Tips For Mens Dress Shoes

An educated gentleman is well aware of the many different types of men’s dress shoes, and the most popular styles include the Oxford, Derby Shoes, Brogues or Wingtips, Monk Straps, Dress Boots, and Loafers. There’s always a pair of men’s dress shoes that are suitable for smart casual to formal occasions.