For the second consecutive year the representatives of the textile sector will gather in Bulgaria. From 25 to 27 September, the second edition of the exhibition TMT Expo will take place at the International Expo Center in Sofia. The Forum will build an ecosystem to present trends in materials, machinery and technology in the textile industry, building professional contacts and sustainable business.
There are a lot of important things to consider when you’re going travelling, but choosing a good backpack in vital. There are a lot of things you need to think about when you’re selecting your bag, including its aesthetic look, its durability and its ability to fit all of your desired belongings. But what bag do you actually choose?
For many of us, glasses are an everyday essential to ensure we can see clearly and get on with our day. Interestingly, though, there’s a traditional school of thought that glasses should be low-key and neutral so that they don’t stand out.
Pitti Uomo is confirmed as a global crossroads for trends, new ideas and the launches of innovative men's fashion and lifestyle projects 30,000 visitors in total and over 18,500 buyers from 100 foreign countries for an edition dominated by tremendous energy and optimism in a difficult year for international trade. Good performances and growth for some important markets like France, Turkey, Hong Kong, Belgium and Russia; a slight drop in numbers for China, Germany, Spain, Japan and in Italian buyers.
The most promising names on the new creative Chinese scene will be the protagonists in Florence with the GUEST NATION special project, promoted by the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery in collaboration with Shanghai Fashion Week on the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 96.
Authenticity is the new luxury. Rules for the weaving of genuine Harris Tweed cloth from the archipelago Islands off the West Coast of Scotland are incredibly strict and were recorded as acts of Parliament over a century ago. Genuine Harris Tweeds are produced by just a few mills and many are hand woven by crofters living a self sustaining life on the island ensuring a very low carbon footprint for the fabric. The Harris Tweed Authority hand checks all production and authenticates it with the famous orb logo.
Milano Unica is now working on the 29th edition, to be held at Fieramilano Rho on July 9, 10 and 11, 2019. The trade show will present the collection of high end fabrics and accessories for the Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 season. The area dedicated to exhibitors, selected among the best European producers, will be supplemented by the usual numerous Theme Areas and projects that have become a consolidated appointment.
E. Marinella, the sartorial brand of Neapolitan origin tells its centenary history made up of four generations in an exclusive event to be held at Pitti Immagine Uomo, as the brand’s first official presence on the Pitti Uomo international calendar.
Drumohr, the historic brand founded in 1770 in Dumfries in the Scottish Highlands, which today is totally Made in Italy and recognized for the design of its garments, the extremely high quality of its materials, and the elegance of its collections, renews its presence at this edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, but in a completely new and central space on the Top Floor.
Gallery Düsseldorf - for Agencies and Premium Brands, Contemporary, Design and Avantgarde, Accessories and Shoes, Evening and Occasion
Gallery Düsseldorf will take place from 20 to 22 July 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The "Alte Schmiedehallen", the main hall of Gallery for the official three days of the fair, will be divided into two distinctly different areas from July 2019: one third of the hall will be taken up by accessories and shoes from the Premium, Urban and Contemporary segments. With a focus on design, avantgarde and evening, the remaining two thirds of the other side of the hall will be reserved for fashion. A geometric guidance system underlines this new, clear segmentation. Two diagonal axes in the Fashion Zone further enhance the aesthetic clarity, the high level of service and the improved layout of the new hall allocation.
Safety is vital when you’re at work. Regardless of the type of job you have right now, you should be able to accomplish your responsibilities effectively without compromising your safety. If you’re working in the construction industry or other industrial settings, using a steel-toe boot or shoe is a necessity. Aside from being a requirement from the occupational safety and health legislation, using a steel-toe boot or shoe for work can ensure your safety in more ways than one.
Here are the essential spring shoes for 2019.
Having underwear that fits, is comfortable, and looks good is essential. How do you know what underwear is right for you? Do you prefer boxers or briefs? There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the right kind of underwear for your body.
As denim continues to remain one of the world’s most popular fabrics, it was only a matter of time before brands began incorporating a high-performance fibre such as Merino wool into their denim.
Watches are one of those things that sit slightly outside of an obvious classification, being part functional necessity, and (in some cases) part fashion accessory; and although these days the popularity of mobile phones means fewer people wear a watch daily, most of us own at least one.
The world's largest trade fair for creative handicraft & hobby supplies, h+h cologne that came to a close in Cologne on Sunday this year had around 16,500 trade visitors from 80 countries (2018: 73 countries). In this way it marked a further chapter in the success story of the international trade fair for creative handicraft and hobby supplies.
Micro-Factories show integrated production processes. They become more and more popular at trade fairs and exhibitions. Micro-factories will be the focal subject at the coming Texprocess in Frankfurt, 14-17 May 2019.
Clerici Tessuto is one of the most important textiles manufacturers in the world for the luxury sector, with ranges for men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and home furnishing.
The current industry for hip hop jewelry wholesale is fed by a culture that encompasses a way of living of music, vogue and its personal terminology. And it is the music celebrities in particular, which have had the strongest effect to the wholesale jewelry marketplace.
A leather belt can make or break a man’s outfit. Once you’ve identified the style, width, pattern and grain you’re after for your leather belt, it is important to assess the quality of your product. But how to judge the quality of leather belts for men? There are several criteria: the maison that produces them, of course, but also the quality of the leather itself, the quality of the buckle and the stitching work. Duret Paris offer a wide variety of leather belts for men which pass those tests with flying colours.
Trade shows are a perfect outlet for expanding brand awareness of your brick-and-mortar business. Communities often rally in support of small local companies, but they have to know who you are and what you stand for.
Following intense networking and jointly realised projects we bring together what belongs together: MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH now takes a share in New Heritage – the Festival for Timeless Fashion – held once a year in Munich and D?sseldorf since 2017. The organisers of the trade fairs are now complementing each other to continue the successful course already charted.
The industry looks forward to Texprocess, the leading trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, taking place in Frankfurt from 14 to 17 May 2019. "Sales in the entire German Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 5.7 percent in real terms yearon-year in the months from January to October 2018," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at Texprocess's international press conference in Frankfurt.
Datacolor® partners with Color Solutions International to improve textile color identification with ColorReaderPRO
Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today a new partnership with the leading provider of color standards and color communication tools for the textile industry, Color Solutions International (CSI). Using Datacolor’s portable color measurement device, ColorReaderPRO, fashion and apparel brands can now precisely select and identify color from multiple color libraries. The implementation of CSI’s branded version, which includes the ColorWallTM and the ability to add a brand’s own colors on the ColorReaderPRO offer tremendous time and cost savings to the textile industry by eliminating the need to manually search and match textile color samples with swatches or color codes.
Joop!, the brand of German origins with a strong identity, presents at Pitti Uomo the highlights of its men’s Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection named Urban Ambassadors.
Men’s accessories are often under-thought. In reality, even they are a sign of the well-dressed man. Just like women’s accessories, they also bring a sense of completeness in a man’s look. Whether it is a watch, belt, wallet or even a bag, they are the pieces that bring a man’s look together.
With over 400 exhibitors, h+h cologne will be offering the largest selection of textile handicrafts in the world from 29 to 31 March 2019. Not only current products and trends from the sections sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and crafting await the trade visitors from all over the globe.
With such an incredible product receiving little by way of deserved recognition in recent years, The Savile Row Bespoke Association was formed in 2004 through an alliance of five like-minded houses – Anderson & Sheppard, Dege & Skinner, Gieves & Hawkes, H. Huntsman & Sons and Henry Poole & Co. – tailors which understood the need for a trade association capable of safeguarding Savile Row’s unique bespoke standards.
In the year of Zignone’s fiftieth anniversary, the fabric collection for autumn-winter of 2019 pays tribute to the dynamism that distinguishes the wool mill since its origins, bringing a new awareness to its idea of contemporary elegance.
Sidonios Malhas was established on 8th June 1984, based on the spirit of initiative and experience of its founders, Sidonio Ferreira da Silva and his son Sidonio Teixeira da Silva, adopting the legal form of a Firm.
After raising over $1,000,000 in their previous crowd-funding campaign, Ekster®, the world’s largest smart wallet brand, has launched their third-generation product line. Their trackable RFID-blocking wallet provides the fastest card access to date and is solar-charged.
A Como-based company established in 1954 from an intuition of its founder to satisfy the evident market demand for water-resistant technical fabrics. Working together with some of the leading companies in the sector has allowed us to develop strategic synergies in the creation of innovative and exclusive products.
If you pride yourself on your attention to detail, you don’t need us to tell you that a good watch can really complete a look. Yet with so many on the market, how can you possibly know which brand of timepiece to choose? Today, we’re looking at the best watch brands that are top choice with the rich and famous. Basically, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to…
Luxury Jersey has developed for their Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection a line of fabrics dedicated to the male universe - the "MEN’S ZONE": from raw materials appreciated by men, such as cotton, cotton-cashmere, wool-cotton and melange silk.
Since 1959 Metalbottoni has been interpreting accessories and finishings, offering never-ending style solutions that make every detail unique.
Tearfil textile yarns are designed to save the planet and they received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award in Paris in September 2018.
Velysam Paris is a specialist in viscose production located in France. The company is a circular knit specialist. It has integration with spinning, knitting and dyeing. Their designers work with the latest trends: crepe, stripes, jacquard, milano, double face, ribs with viscose, Tencel, Modal, Lurex, chine. Performance codes: Double-Face, Eco-Friendly Finishing, Organic, Mono-Stretch.
Thanks to its modern production system, continuous quality tests and constant research for new technological solutions for a small but essential accessory such as zipper, Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. is a reality on the market since 1887, constantly growing and ready to face the future successfully. A sound-great firm organized in four manufacturing plants, equipped to fulfill the complete production cycle, to join in synergy creativity and quality, precision and punctuality.
Rhys Pickering is an English YouTuber and male model. Scouted in Switzerland during his gap year from university. By 2015, Pickering achieved "top 50 model" status very quickly, shooting with highly respected photographers and working with international brands.
More than 4,000 exhibitors and 750 start-ups from more than 175 countries took part in Gitex Technology Week and Gitex Future Stars in Dubai.
The fashion highlights for the autumn-winter season 2019/2020 will be featured on the TexTailorExpo by Sara Allwood, Creative Director of The Trend Bunker online platform. She will also reveal one of the most important secrets of the fashion industry - how to predict and create new trends. Seminars are free for exhibitors and visitors to the first edition of TexTailorExpo, which will take place from 8 to 10 November this year at the Plovdiv International Fair.
The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron of Scotland is the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan. Proudly Made in Scotland by skilled craftsmen and women who design, dye, warp, weave, mend and tailor their Scottish tartans and textiles. A truly global brand with timeless appeal, Lochcarron of Scotland offers a unique authenticity and showcases the very best of Scottish textiles. From kilt to catwalk, Lochcarron of Scotland champions traditional tartan fabric manufacturing whilst continuing to innovate, designing bespoke creations for major international fashion houses.
As a family owned and managed business, pride and care is taken with every order to ensure the highest quality fabric is produced. Marton mills has a workforce of highly skilled craftspeople, many of which have spent their lives in the textile industry, and is incredible proud of its loyal longstanding employees.
Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures.
Many people think it would be unfathomable for a man to carry a bag. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are tons of men who carry a bag each and every day. Doing so makes their life so much easier. After all, they have to carry a lot of documents and other items to work. How would they be able to lug these items around, if it weren’t for their hand bag? Just remember that some men’s hand bags are better than others. Within this guide, you’re going to learn about the best of the best.
Bugis has developed a new knit fabric 100% cotton super water repellent, which dries faster and preserves all the natural confort of the cotton, while keeping all the benefits of breathability of untreated natural fibers.
With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.
Autumn Winter 19/20 opts for solidity and a tactile and visual abundance, without excess. A season that: chooses originality as a key differentiating factor; relishes joyful, sporty and sensual multiplicity; plays with fantasy and imperfect harmonies; offers clear solutions as to innovative aesthetic and eco-responsible mechanisms; lays the groundwork for new, elegant and comfortable casualwear; draws on workwear and functionality to shake up the noble luxury of materials and shapes.