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EURATEX and partners launched the new Horizon Europe innovation project CISUTAC on circular and sustainable textiles

EURATEX and partners launched the new Horizon Europe innovation project CISUTAC on circular and sustainable textiles

The new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC was launched this week. It will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, EURATEX will work towards facilitating the Circular Economy transition.

COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech and its sustainable version at Milano Unica

COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech and its sustainable version at Milano Unica

Discover new fabrics for new garments - such as the exclusive stretch polo-shirt – atthis edition of Milano Unica

The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles sets out the vision and concrete actions to ensure that by 2030 textile products placed on the European market are long-lived and recyclable, made as much as possible of recycled fibres, free of hazardous substances and produced in respect of social rights and the environment.

What is boucle fabric - everything you need to know

What is boucle fabric - everything you need to know

How Boucle fabric is made? Made from multiple components, curls can offer a multi-colored, mottled look achieved by introducing a variety of colors during the production process. Weaving involves a multi-step process that uses two or more threads. First, twist one of the strands and then tighten it to keep strength and durability. Place the other strands loosely to create an uneven texture of curly hair. As you can see, the process of making a loop yarn is very intense, painstaking and can take a long time. However, rewards are always visible when the boucle fabric is created. And bouclé fabric is incredibly durable.

What is linen fabric - everything you need to know

What is linen fabric - everything you need to know

Linen is considered the oldest textile in the world. In fact, its first use goes back about 10,000 years ago. The linen was appreciated by the Egyptian priests in particular who wore linen because of its whiteness, which symbolized purity. The Phaeacians navigators (corresponding approximately to the current Lebanon) bought the linen in Egypt and made it known in Greece, in Italy, Ireland, England, France… Everywhere, the linen was appreciated for its extremely practical side and multi uses. Today it is grown in Europe and 80% of its production comes from France.

Fashion trade fairs 2022/2023

Fashion trade fairs 2022/2023

We have gathered for you the major trade fairs and exhibitions mainly in Europe and USA. They are separated by sourcing and selling fairs. At the sourcing fairs you can source fabrics and trims, attend business seminars, meet factories, sample makers, printing companies, and all kinds of production-focused industry professionals.

Pure London launched a newly designed, editorial-style website

Pure London launched a newly designed, editorial-style website

Pure London, the UK’s leading trade fashion buying event taking place on 17th – 19th July 2022 at the iconic Olympia London, has announced the launch of its vibrant new campaign and website as it gears up to its first trade collective of fashion brands, creative minds, and inspiring trends in over two years.

Texprocess, Techtextil and Heimtextil Summer Special in June in Frankfurt am Main

Texprocess, Techtextil and Heimtextil Summer Special in June in Frankfurt am Main

At Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022, international exhibitors will present the latest machines, plants, processes and services for the manufacture of garments and textile and flexible materials. Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and this year, once only, the Heimtextil Summer Special, international trade fair for home and contract textiles, takes place at the same time as Texprocess.

Sitip at Performance Days: the embossing technique applied on NATIVE Sustainable Textiles fabrics

Sitip at Performance Days: the embossing technique applied on NATIVE Sustainable Textiles fabrics

Performance Days is the leading trade fair on the latest trends in the development of fabrics for the functional textile industry with main focus the PERFORMANCE FORUM, where the most recent innovations and developments are presented with a prize awarded to the winner of the category chosen for the current year. For 2022 the accent is on “The Journey to Carbon Neutrality - CO2 Reducing Technologies and Measuring Tools”.

SwatchOn Secures $10 Million Fundraise to Revolutionize Digital Fashion

SwatchOn Secures $10 Million Fundraise to Revolutionize Digital Fashion

SwatchOn, the global sourcing pioneer and the world’s leading wholesale fashion fabric aggregator, announced that the company has secured $10 million in additional funding, which included an investment from Pavilion Capital, Kakao Ventures, and TBT Partners. With this significant strategic investment, SwatchOn plans to develop exciting new initiatives, specifically with a focus on revolutionizing digital fashion. 

A new cluster alliance has been created to promote green and digital transition for the fashion industry

A new cluster alliance has been created to promote green and digital transition for the fashion industry

The CLOTH project „CLuster Alliance fOr the Transition to green and digital fasHion” aims to boost the inter-regional cooperation through the creation of a cluster alliance within the Fashion sector. This new alliance will support SME`s in the digital and sustainable transformation and will enhance cooperation, partnerships and networking among clusters and SME`s from the Fashion sector.

What is Cotton Flannel and How to care for it

What is Cotton Flannel and How to care for it

A flannel duvet cover will keep you warm on a cold winter night. It is a soft fabric, which adapts directly to your body temperature and holds in the heat all night. The difference with regular cotton is that flannel is made from a loose spun yarn that is woven into a linen or twill weave. After that, the flannel fabric is roughened so that it feels soft, woolly and delightfully thick. Flannel provides luxurious softness in a breathable weave.

TEXTAILOR EXPO 2022 - International exhibition for textile and fashion

TEXTAILOR EXPO 2022 - International exhibition for textile and fashion

Within three days, 27-29 October 2022 TexTailor Expo 2022 will be held. Bulgarian and international companies will exhibit their products and services in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in the following categories:

7 Accessories to Elevate a Groom's Wedding Day Look

7 Accessories to Elevate a Groom's Wedding Day Look

Whenever you talk about wedding day accessories, the assumption is that you’re referring to the bride to be. Talk about wedding hair pins, wedding flower crowns, wedding hair combs, wedding corsages, jewelry, bridal clutches, tiara, veil, headbands and shoes, just to name a few. This is understandable because it takes a lot of work to achieve that final bridal look. 

At Milano Unica Sitip presents COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics

At Milano Unica Sitip presents COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics

A new way of conceiving tailoring, which becomes “Techno Sartorial”: impeccable cuts and exceptional fabric performance

Milano Unica is taking place in February

Milano Unica is taking place in February

The 34th edition of Milano Unica is scheduled for 1-2 February 2022, from 9.00 to 18.30, Halls 12, 16 and 20, Rho Fiera Milano, with access from Hall 12. The best Spring / Summer 2023 collections of textile and clothing accessories are waiting forbuyers, fashion professionals and journalists for two days.

h+h cologne turns again Cologne into the international meeting point of the textile handicraft industry

h+h cologne turns again Cologne into the international meeting point of the textile handicraft industry

Practical knowledge from professionals for professionals: Trade fair excels with a first-class workshop and event programme.

S|Style sustainable style at Pitti Uomo 101

S|Style sustainable style at Pitti Uomo 101

The special project presenting some of the most exciting emerging sustainable menswear brands on the global scene returns to the Fortezza da Basso, in a dedicated area within the Superstyling exhibition path, and online on Pitti Connect.

Asahi Kasei is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its Bemberg™ cupro fiber business

Asahi Kasei is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its Bemberg™ cupro fiber business

Bemberg™ is the brand name of the world’s only cupro fiber, which is manufactured by Asahi Kasei in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is used around the world in various applications such as linings, ethnic garments, outerwear, and innerwear.

Sustainability and long life from the first benefit tannery Conceria Nuvolari

Sustainability and long life from the first benefit tannery Conceria Nuvolari

The Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® tanning systems designed by Conceria Nuvolari evolve in the name of environment respect, enhancing the quality of the leather. New governance actions have been adopted by the company. Sustainability and long life are the keywords on which the success of Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® is based. These two revolutionary projects are developed by Conceria Nuvolari, based in Monte Urano (Fermo province), specialized in the production of sheep and goatskins and other top-quality hides, used mainly in the footwear, leatherware and apparel sectors.

Metalloplastic yarns with GRS certification from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester by Marchi & Fildi Group

Metalloplastic yarns with GRS certification from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester by Marchi & Fildi Group

With the goal to expand the offer of yarns coming from recycled raw materials for a textile more attentive to the consumption of resources, the MFT division of the Marchi & Fildi Group completes the range of metalloplastic yarns of its Gleaming collection with the insertion of 100% recycled polyester yarns coming from post-consumer material and with the GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certification.

Tips And Tricks To Avoid Your Shoes From Creasing

Tips And Tricks To Avoid Your Shoes From Creasing

If you’ve worn any pair of shoes out, you probably know what creasing we’re talking about today, especially if they were sneakers. As you apply pressure to your shoes over a long enough period, it’s natural for the material to warp and become more malleable. If this happens against the structure of your shoe, you can get unsightly creases.

Poland Shoes Expo fair presents more than 500 brands

Poland Shoes Expo fair presents more than 500 brands

Poland Shoes Expo fair opens on 14-16 October 2021. Ptak Warsaw Expo Centre hosts the most special event in the country's footwear and leather industry. The deadline for companies that want to participate in the fair is 30 September 2021.

4 Accessories That Men Love

4 Accessories That Men Love

You want to always be looking your best, and besides what you are wearing, you want to have the best accessories to make you stand out for all the right reasons. Choosing the right accessories can be a bit of trial and error and hours standing in front of a mirror trying to work out if something suits you or not. Do you buy a brown or black belt? Would a flat cap look good with your new jeans? Are you afraid to use a vaporizer as you think it takes away from your look? They’re all valid questions so listen up, as we’re about to run through five essential accessories that men like you love. 

White Label World Expo Masterclasses

White Label World Expo Masterclasses

There are just 4 weeks until the White Label World Expo, therefore get your tickets in quick! Taking place on the 13th & 14th of October 2021, at Messe Frankfurt, the event will feature 200 speakers, 8,000 visitors and 350 exhibitors. You do not want to miss out on being a part of the World’s largest Online Retail Sourcing Show!

White Label World Expo will take place on 13th & 14th October 2021 at Messe Frankfurt

White Label World Expo will take place on 13th & 14th October 2021 at Messe Frankfurt

The White Label World Expo is the EU’s largest event for professional online sellers to meet cutting edge white label goods suppliers. Taking place on the 13th & 14th October 2021 at Messe, Frankfurt, the event is unmissable for all white label manufacturers and business owners who would like to discover the newest products and stay far ahead of the curve!

Photo Shoot in Dubai: Best locations

Photo Shoot in Dubai: Best locations

Every time we travel, we take a huge number of pictures. Photos and videos are an integral part of any journey. We always want to capture the brightest moments. To make nice photos and make them look like a cover of a fashion magazine, we are presenting you with top locations for a photoshoot in Dubai.

The complete report of Pitti Uomo 100

The complete report of Pitti Uomo 100

The 100th edition of Pitti Uomo was held from 30 June to 2 July 2021 in the Fortezza da Basso, Florence. Following two exclusively digital editions, our fair was the first big international men’s fashion rendezvous to reopen. The Fortezza was a physical space as well as a place that symbolized a new beginning characterized by enthusiasm and a desire to react on the part of fashion system players.

h+h trade fair is coming to North America

h+h trade fair is coming to North America

New trade fair for textile handicrafts to be held in Chicago in June 2022. First international offspring of the world's leading trade fair h+h cologne. Uniting the soft crafts industries in North America.

12 sustainable innovations that are about to change the fashion industry

12 sustainable innovations that are about to change the fashion industry

Technologies are advancing, and new concepts are emerging every day. It is likely that the shirt you are wearing right now will be an example of outdated technology in a while as we get used to clothing, textiles and interiors made entirely from plants and recycled materials. Here's a list of 12 innovations from the sustainable textile industry that will revolutionize the way we look at fashion.

Pitti 100 is coming with fantastic classic, dynamic attitude and sustainable style

Pitti 100 is coming with fantastic classic, dynamic attitude and sustainable style

The 100th edition of Pitti Uomo will take place from June 30th to July 2nd 2021, at the Fortezza da Basso. This reference fair of men's fashion will gather again this year brands from all over the world that have come to express their vision of today's and tomorrow's fashion. This edition will be exceptional: return in physical despite distancing rules to follow, 100th edition, new features, ... we will explain everything.

Milano Unica: Trends, sustainable and digital creativity for a new restart of the industry

Milano Unica: Trends, sustainable and digital creativity for a new restart of the industry

The 33rd edition of Milano Unica will present the Autumn/Winter 2022-2023 collections.

Munich Fabric Start will take place from 31 August to 2 September

Munich Fabric Start will take place from 31 August to 2 September

While recent projects like the newly developed BLUEZONE Living Page as well as the DIGITAL TREND SPACE offer urgently needed information and inspiration for the development of Spring-Summer 2022 collections, the MUNICH FABRIC START team announced that it is highly motivated and planning is now underway for the Autumn-Winter 2022/2023 season. Especially in the fashion industry, personal exchange and the tactile experience of materials is essential - which is why the organisers are looking forward to realise physical events for the industry soon and to answer the wish and market need for physical events again.

Carnet by Ratti Group teams up with Bemberg for its responsible lining fabrics

Carnet by Ratti Group teams up with Bemberg for its responsible lining fabrics

Bemberg™ smart-tech fibers interweave circular economy into the new ‘bunch’ of lining textiles by the renowned fabric manufacturer which partners with tailors, designers and brands to bring style and responsibility in the made-to-measure menswear and womenswear contemporary wardrobe.

Digital and creative: h+h cologne @home presents professional knowledge for the handmade business

Digital and creative: h+h cologne @home presents professional knowledge for the handmade business

Good products and competent consulting are a prerequisite for companies that want to convince their customers on a day-to-day basis. What brick-and-mortar retailers can do beyond this to survive in these especially complicated times, reinforce their customer relations and reach new target groups - this will once again be the focus of the h+h cologne workshops in 2021. Because even if h+h cologne is exclusively taking place as a digital format this year: Nobody has to do without the successful and interesting workshops of the international trade fair for handicraft & hobby supplies!

New Filidea sustainable knitwear collection Spring/Summer 2022

New Filidea sustainable knitwear collection Spring/Summer 2022

The Spring-Summer 2022 Flat Knitting collection demonstrates the results of the intense repositioning and research work carried out over the last year by the Filidea brand, which is part of the Marchi & Fildi - Filidea Group.

Men’s Boots - A Guide to Choose Correctly

Men’s Boots - A Guide to Choose Correctly

The most serious matter for men regarding fashion is choosing the right kind of shoes. Gone are the days when shoes were only worn for their functional properties. Today they also need to look awesome and complement the outfit. Men’s boots are one of the trendy shoes that are suitable for winters. It can be difficult to decide on how to wear them according to your outfit. So here are some tips on how to wear boots.

Visit free of charge the Virtual Forum of Pure London - Fashion Together

Visit free of charge the Virtual Forum of Pure London - Fashion Together

Following the successful launch of Fashion Together in September 2020, discover a new and evolved digital experience, designed to bring the industry together, even when we remain apart. Fashion Together will provide key industry insights, as well as a first-hand look at the latest styles, trends and collections through product showcases and our all-encompassing Pure London Virtual Showroom. Tune in on 23rd February 2021 to access it all.

Organic textile sector has a significant progress in testing for genetically modified (GMO) cotton

Organic textile sector has a significant progress in testing for genetically modified (GMO) cotton

A significant milestone is reached in testing for genetically modified (GMO) cotton - fourteen laboratories from China, Germany, India, the Netherlands, and Portugal have successfully passed the proficiency test. An overview of the laboratories that can currently conduct GMO testing as per the ISO IWA 32:2019 method has now been jointly published by GOTS, OCA and Textile Exchange, which constitutes an important milestone on the journey towards the widespread use of this standardized protocol.

Collection Premiére Moscow will be held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds

Collection Premiére Moscow will be held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds

The organizer of the largest business exhibition platform in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia CPM - Collection Première Moscow - Messe Düsseldorf Moscow OOO - announced the details of the forthcoming event. By longstanding tradition it is opening the business season of the fashion industry in Moscow at the Expocentre Fairgrounds. February 22-25, 2021 the manufacturers of designer clothes, fashion lingerie, and accessories will present their new Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collections to buyers from Russia.

Gallery FASHION & Shoes digital from 28 January to 15 February 2021

Gallery FASHION & Shoes digital from 28 January to 15 February 2021

On 28 January 2021: at 9:30 am (CET), Gallery FASHION & Shoes opened the digital portals to its digital event, which has the same authentic look and feel as the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. From 28 January until 15 February 2021, exhibitors, visitors and other key industry players will have 19 whole days to make the most of the digital order and information platform and its extended dates.

Gallery SHOES & Fashion is postponed to 18-20 April 2021

Gallery SHOES & Fashion is postponed to 18-20 April 2021

Originally scheduled for 7-9 March 2021, Gallery SHOES & Fashion will now be taking place after Easter, from 18-20 April 2021, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. The corresponding Showroom Concept has been moved to 16 – 20 April 2021.

Gallery FASHION & Shoes from 30 January - 1 February 2021

Gallery FASHION & Shoes from 30 January - 1 February 2021

Gallery FASHION & Shoes will take place from 30 January – 1 February 2021. But plans are currently still underway for the upcoming order event at the end of January 2021 in Düsseldorf, which will form a ‘fashion bridge’ between Gallery FASHION & Shoes and Supreme Women & Men.

h+h cologne is planning a purely digital event for 2021

h+h cologne is planning a purely digital event for 2021

First registrations for the digital format "h+h cologne @home" are already received as the physical event is not possible due to the pandemic situation. Preparations for the new digital event platform are already in full swing.

FABRIC DAYS Spring-Summer 2022 postponed to 2 – 4 March 2021

FABRIC DAYS Spring-Summer 2022 postponed to 2 – 4 March 2021

With the goal to realise a physical event for the textile industry for the upcoming Spring-Summer 2022 season, the team at Munich Fabric Start Exhibitions GmbH is undergoing plans for the second edition of FABRIC DAYS. With this, the organisers are eager to offer a platform for those manufacturers and suppliers who can and want to present their collections in Munich. What has been successfully realised in September with FABRIC DAYS shall be repeated: that a trade fair is possible under the new conditions with Covid-19.

THE Laser is the new innovative, revolutionary laser line by Tonello

THE Laser is the new innovative, revolutionary laser line by Tonello

The big turning point that the denim world has been waiting for has finally arrived: after a long period of research, refinement, and fine tuning, Tonello is launching THE Laser on the market, the range that is destined to represent the new benchmark for the entire sector.

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 speech 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.