Today, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance organised its General Assembly setting out a new vision for Innovation Made in Europe. The event highlighted the crucial role of ICT small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in advancing Europe’s digital and green transitions and tackling strategic challenges, such as resilience and the energy crisis.
In today's business world, it is more important than ever to have a good innovation process in place. If you want your company to stay competitive, you need to be constantly coming up with new ideas and products. This can be a daunting task, but with the right tools in place, it can be done. In this blog post, we will discuss why having a good innovation process is so important for any business.
GALACTICA second call for proposals is now open with 1.64 M€ to support new value chains of European innovative SMEs
The vouchers are addressed to EU and UK SMEs and start-ups with innovative solutions that could be part of cross border or cross-sectoral value chains in textile, advanced manufacturing and aerospace sectors.
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 It is likely that the shirt you are wearing right now will be an example of outdated technology in a while as we get used to clothing, textiles and interiors made entirely from plants and recycled materials.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.
GALACTICA, which aims to demonstrate the viability of new industrial value chains regarding the textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across the EU, launched the first Call for proposals, with a total budget of 1.2 M€ to support European SMEs. The Call for proposals is addressed to the European SMEs and start-ups that plan to develop innovative solutions that could be part of cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains with two different funding lines.
Renowned Lace producer Iluna Group Srl ‘leads the way’ with its pioneering Iluna Lab research and development centre. The Italian company announces important collaborations with booming brands and unveils two new collections.
The pandemic caused by Covid19 has accelerated the need for digital innovation in companies. The suspension of production and commercial activities and the cancellation of international events have stressed the fundamental importance for the textile-fashion industry to exploit the digital challenge to its advantage. Through collaboration with the best players on the market, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing has developed a realistic fabric simulation system that can be interfaced with its customers' CAD systems.
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.
ECOSENSOR™’s new collection combines high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body. The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers.
C.L.A.S.S. is ready to meet new challenges with a wider offer of smart services and activities. The smart eco-platform embraces responsible fashion to support designers, brands, students and innovators advocating for a more sustainable and virtuous business.
Pantone has just introduced 315 new colors and supporting digital solutions to the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color system.
-All-electric: Audi drives the stars of the Berlin International Film Festival to the Red Carpet – with a progressive and elegant Audi fleet - Hubert Link, Head of Marketing Deutschland at AUDI AG: “The Audi Berlinale Lounge is the ideal place for new perspectives and event formats” - Berlinale Open House: Audi, a Principal Sponsor of the Berlinale, supports highcaliber daily events in the spheres of cinema, culture, business and society at the 70th anniversary
So far, ROICA™ the very first sustainable premium stretch fibre has become a global success in the market reaching in the end consumer’s wardrobe. At Première Vision, the company by leading material innovator Asahi Kasei takes place at the Smart Creation Area, the fair’s epicentre of sustainability. On show in Paris premium collaborations for the wardrobe of tomorrow starting from G-Star Raw cutting-edge smart jeans and Licia Florio’s soft sports apparel as well as the very next level of responsible innovation.
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.
Advanced design and sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and quality made of “ethical” laces and tights of very high quality standards and an attentive look at fashion. Iluna Group, strengthened by this heritage, returns to Paris, this time to Premiere Vision, with an eco-sustainable lace collection and the brand new Yoga Capsule collection.
Filo d’Oro (name inspired by the small silk cocoons that, kissed by the sun, look like “nuggets of light”), the business network and micro-‐chain of Made in Italy silk, returns to Première Vision in the Smart Creation Area, the exhibition corner dedicated to realities that have shown a concrete commitment to responsible innovation and looking for sustainable new generation solutions, to present WUERRETEX, a smart waterproofing process that takes place directly on the wire.
CO.LAB brand-new business model wardrobe joins Smart Creation at Premiere Vision becoming partner of C.L.A.S.S. Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy
CO.LAB, a collaborative smart platform and research-lab aiming to create a new way of making fashion smart, presents with its own stand in the Smart Creation Area of Premiere Vision Paris, its first cutting-edge and ready-to-wear wardrobes developed to tackle some of the most pressing issues in fashion such as responsible water-saving production and easy-soft sportswear woven responsibly with the next generation of chemistry.
Bemberg doubles its presence at Premiere Vision with smart material innovations and new collaborations
Bemberg gears up for Premiere Vision with a great deal of novelties and a key statement on sustainability: Let’s Make it Circular! That’s why the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibers joins the fair with two booths, one in the yarn-focused sector – Hall 6 C52 6D53 – the other one in the Smart Creation area, the curated district showcasing cutting-edge sustainable innovation for the textile and fashion business. Hall3 S14.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. GlobalData’s retail insight writer Deborah Williams talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.
L.B.M. 1911 collection is developed through a concept of casual elegance combined with tailoring quality and appeal, characterized by a high level of innovation and attention to detail. The fits reflect the latest trends and the garments are dyed by the exclusive dyeing process and special washing.
Teilor invites you to discover the splendour of authentic precious stones in its new concept store in the beautiful town of Sofia, in Paradise Center, with an elegant and inovative design, a precious universe made of gold, diamonds and the most beautiful gems. The pieces chosen for the shop window will carry you to a precious universe charged with emotions, femininity and sensuality.
Next summer, whether you plan to sun-bathe by the pool, swim in the ocean, or jog along palm-trees boulevards, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it sustainably, starting from what you wear.
It’s almost 2020 and we’re still not zipping around in flying cars or enjoying meals instantly conjured up by a Star Trek-style replicator machine. Sure, humanity has made lots of technological strides, but how much does that affect our day-to-day lives? Instead of crying about our non-flying cars, let’s look at the technological innovations in the beauty industry that are revolutionizing the way we look. From smart hairbrushes, scanners to help us pick foundation and magnetic eyeliner to instantly give amazing lashes, technology is making our daily lives easier.
Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on September 5, 2019. Naia from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs. The competition finalists were challenged to incorporate Naia fabric remnants into their collection pieces. The Grand Final Fashion Show reached a global audience of industry professionals, media and VIPs at CENTRESTAGE and was livestreamed internationally.
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 17 September 2019, 5.30 pm: the whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers… as well as international journalists got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 11th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
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.
Print Logistics is an innovator in textile and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing in Poland. They are able to print on nearly all fabric from cotton to knitwear and everything in between. They also have a micro factory and they can print, cut and sew, offering a full service to many of their clients.
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.
MUNICH FABRIC START with BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual presentations of over 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals once again sets new standards in concept forecasting. The current format has been expanded, complemented and deepened in terms of both quality and quantity. On September 3-5 2019, a broad spectrum of fabrics, additionals, prints or denim, manufacturing services and a supporting programme will be on offer to the 20,000 trade visitors expected in Munich, offering unprecedented dimensions of information and inspiration.
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.
Season after season companies surprise us with their research and innovation, but also with their great attention and curiosity about trend proposals. In addition to following the strong style stimuli suggested by Milano Unica, they integrate each piece with originality and sophistication
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.
The Sartorio brand, with its strong sartorial imprint that is modern and casual, tells the story of a Neapolitan in the World, while the Kired brand is characterized by the combination of artisanal excellence and innovation. The two present their novelties for the first time in a new space at the Cavedio of the Lower Floor (Main Pavilion). Timeless collections that do not fall victim to fleeting trends, but which are in constant evolution, reinterpreting the codes of elegance and good taste.
Since 1931, Bemberg™ is a new material definition for responsible luxury. The one for cool exquisite comfort, whose smart heritage is born in a circular economy. Made by Asahi Kasei, the company is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel.
Neiman Marcus opens its first Manhattan location in New York City’s newest, most exciting and innovative shopping and dining destination, Hudson Yards, on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. This spectacular store boasts a customer-centric shopping experience throughout three levels of luxury fashion, digital innovation, and delectable dining, all located on levels 5, 6, and 7 of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards.
During the 88th annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing opens its doors to all the IWTO’s participants on 12 April.
The variety of the presented collections of fabrics and accessories generated positive reactions from Italian and international buyers and exhibitors expressed their satisfaction for the quality and number of contacts established.
The story of Bemberg™ heritage has shaped a new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise delivering a new face of Bemberg™, the original material for modern living.
Are you a young designer who needs funds to establish a brand? Are you a young designer who needs funds to become a true the dream to show a collection at the fashion scene? You are at the right place. We present you the fashion design contests for 2019. You can apply and make a huge step in your future career.
The international textile and fashion industry kicks off the 2020 Spring.Summer season in Munich. More than 1,000 fabrics, additionals, denim & sportswear suppliers exhibit their latest product and trend developments in 1,800 collections from 29 to 31 January 2019 at the MOC Munich and in the Zenith Area.
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.
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.
The most important factors, changing the fashion industry nowadays are Overproduction and oversupply, Negative influence on environment, Unethical manufacturing, Fast development of e-shopping, Closing physical shops, Development of technologies and innovations.
2018 marks a milestone in the history of Brooks Brothers — their 200th anniversary. As the first of our celebrations over the coming year, they are proud to be part of Pitti Immagine Uomo, the internationally acclaimed event spotlighting the best in men’s apparel and accessories, in Florence, Italy. In an exclusive runway show, tradition and innovation came together as they presented men's and women's iconic classics inventively styled.
Exciting news out of ISPO Munich, this year ROICA™ premium stretch innovations will be showcased within ISPO Brandnew, the biggest platform for sporty startups worldwide. The ROICA™ booth will have a new centralized position at ISPO Munich, with an even more central position, to lead the way toward responsible innovation. Make certain to visit the fantastic new collections created by ROICA™ partners that combine; function and contemporary values for the modern customer. Asahi Kasei, the leader in sustainable stretch guaranteed to wow ISPO attendees with the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, an innovative range of the world's first responsibly made premium stretch fibers.
On April 7, 1818, Henry Sands Brooks opened H. & D. H. Brooks & Co. in New York City. For almost two centuries, Brooks Brothers has set the standard for the finest American-made apparel. At the three domestic manufacturing facilities owned and operated by Brooks Brothers, we safeguard our reputation for excellence through state-of-the-art technology, traditional construction and techniques, and a highly skilled workforce.
Textiles and technologies from Schoeller enhance quality of life. They protect workers, support athletes, help with the nursing and care of patients and give fashions their unmistakeable appeal.
Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.
Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.
The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector
The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized on 24 October in Ontinyent (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Espanol (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to encourage the development and modernization of the fashion and textile industries.
ROICA™ Partners Showcase ROICA Eco-Smart™ family at MarediModa, the Trade Fair dedicated to Beachwear Fabrics and Accessories.
November 6th through 8th at MarediModa, gain insight into ROICA™ premium partners as they showcase their latest collections. A wide-range of offerings that include innovations using ROICA™ Eco-Smart™, the responsible choice. The premium stretch fiber, produced by Asahi Kasei, innovations that meet contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe; fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.
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.
This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.
ROICA™ experts showcase the world-first ROICA Eco-Smart™ Family that offers 2 responsible made yarns: a GRS (Global Recycled Standard) version 3 certified yarn and the world’s first yarn awarded Cradle2Cradle Material Health Gold Level Certificate and Hohenstein Environment compatibility certification.
Interview with Giusy Bettoni, the CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S. Giusy has extensive experience (over 30 years), within the textile sector, including first-hand knowledge within the raw material development market and ingredient branding for leading international organizations.
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.
ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai
In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.
The winners of the HighTex Award have been chosen. The innovation award of MUNICH FABRIC START was presented for the 4th time already but for the first time companies were recognized for their overall strategic commitment with regard to resource–saving process solutions, innovative product development as well as process implementation and marketability.
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. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.
Predictions of fashion usually focus on the next season, but this coming September 2018, FashNerd.com will be creating a unique experience in collaboration with Munich Fabric Start, to further strengthen the fashion technology presence at the Keyhouse.
Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available wool fabric and yarn manufacturers, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, July 10 -12. Come and visit The Woolmark Company in Idea Biella – Pavilion 20 – Central Lounge and in Moda In – Pavilion 12 – Central Lounge.
Stefano Chiassai, fashion designer and creative director for international fashion brands, is an untiring collector of clothes and fashion-related materials, a passion that in almost forty years of career has allowed him to put together an archive made up of 15,000 pieces that include garments, accessories and fabrics, turning it into a place for experimentation and contamination of the past, present and future.
The Hayes high-performance button up by Mission Workshop is a beautifully-tailored oxford button-up designed to look great dressed up or dressed down. Utilizing an innovative textile called 37.5® the Hayes has the ability to help keep the body from creating liquid sweat while isolating odor molecules without using chemical finishes. Incorporating this ingenious material with the Mission Workshop design aesthetic creates a technical, stylish button up that is truly built to endure.
The first clothing was simple – a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo’s honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.
At a red-carpet event at Zurich’s Hallenstadion, Breitling, the innovative Swiss watch brand, celebrated the debut of its new Navitimer 8 collection. Around 600 distinguished guests from the worlds of business, culture, and entertainment, as well as international media and opinion leaders, were welcomed by Breitling’s new global CEO, Georges Kern, who introduced his brand’s next chapter. Special guests included Gregory Breitling, the grandson of Willy Breitling, as well as adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Inge Solheim, members of the Breitling Jet Team and the Patrouille Suisse, French actor Guillaume Canet, and British actor Richard E. Grant, among many others. The event was the European stop on Breitling’s international tour, which debuted in Shanghai in late January and which will move on to New York City at the end of February.
Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn: The association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry will be present at SALTEX 2018 with a joint booth of its members.
Carry the things you need & access them easily with their patent pending "Quick Draw" Wallet. Easily remove any card with a single touch.
Premiere Vision and the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la mode sign a mutual support agreement to confort Paris as the world fashion capital
Paris’s two most influential players on the international fashion scene - trade-show organiser Premiere Vision and the Federation de la Haute Couture de la Mode - have signed a partnership agreement.
On the occasion of the Pitti Uomo 93 opening ceremony, the Premio Pitti Immagine 2018 to Brooks Brothers has been announced. The Award was given to Claudio Del Vecchio, chairman and CEO of Brooks Brothers, during the brand's special event at Palazzo Vecchio, on Wednesday January 11th.
Sartorial aesthetics, sophisticated technology and environmental sustainability combined into a single two-piece suit for all occasions.
For the second consecutive year, the Biellese company participates in “Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair” with its Fall/Winter 2018/19 collection and the upcoming Spring/Summer 19 preview. Among their super tech yarn, Wooltech Total Easy Care, which has been chosen for the Venetian gondolier uniform, and Harmony Idro which boasts water and oil repellent properties.
The route to the 26th edition of Milano Unica has begun with the presentation of the S/S 2019 trends at the Teatro Vetra in Milan. The three themes that inspire the international global trends focus on three elements that are essential to our life on the planet - Water, Air and Earth - and its payoff is projected towards the future: «Milano Unica: Save the Planet»
YKK’s latest creation, the Excella® Fin zipper, part of the revered Excella® range, introduces an innovative finguard structure of the zipper extends the teeth to the tape, to protect it from friction and rip. The zipper is enhanced with an improved dynamic shape and multifunctional purpose. The newly designed teeth are a size 75, adding crucial support to top quality, ideal for use within all garments, shoes, accessories and luggage.
Full colour statements, innovative finishes, an abundance of ideas and beautiful manufactured details bring an overload of exciting textile messages from the British mills this season.
ROICA debuts at FILO Speciality Yarn Fair with its latest, Smarter and Unique Premium Stretch Innovations
Come and see the two unique, responsible premium stretch yarns & the new wellbeing stretch from ROICA™ at FILO in Milan, Booth C6, 27th -28th September 2017.
Already for the third time now the HIGHTEX AWARD was presented as an exclusive innovation prize at MUNICH FABRIC START. Specially designed on the basis of the latest technological material and process innovations in modern 3D production by VOJD Studios Berlin.
The world leader in trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry, Premiere Vision continues to further its development, and announces the launch of its marketplace in 2018. In an ever more connected and technological world, Premiere Vision is already positioning itself to meet future market developments.
Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.
Panasonic Corporation will begin selling the deodorizing hanger, MS-DH100, equipped with "nanoeTM X," which generates 10 times (*3) more hydroxyl (OH) radicals than the "nanoe" and thereby inhibits odor and pollen, on September 1, 2017 (in Japan only).
Experience the unique touch and feel of Cupro. Let it move your emotions through the Asahi Kasei responsible culture of smart innovation. Understand about the company commitment to ongoing improvements, with a mission to make smarter, cleaner products and a production focusing on the real innovation journey where “zero emissions” disposal is one of their goal.
Assembly by ultrasonic is a modern future-oriented and economical alternative to sewing. PFAFF Industrial has been dealing with this technology for more than 25 years.
Leading French weaver from Lyon, MG2, has presented the new ECLASTIQ collection made with ROICA™ at the recent Interfili?re salon in Paris. MG2 is a renowned manufacturer of 25 years deep experience, pioneering stretch and bi-stretch fabric innovations that are driven by creativity and technical know-how to make speciality elastic wovens for lingerie and swimwear.
‘'Every day we produce 50 km of zippers and we do it not only by paying close attention to the functionality and aesthetics of our products, but also to the environmental impact of our industrial processes. All of our company and its production cycle are geared towards reducing waste and enhancing its subsequent use. A commitment that has not escaped to the Environment Edition that has proposed to participate in an important editorial project, the drafting of the book ” Neo Materials in the Circular Economy . Fashion ’ explains Gaetano Lanfranchi, CEO Lanfranchi Spa. The book, edited in Italian and English, was prepared by Marco Ricchetti in co-operation with Blumine srl and with the sustainable fashion social network Sustainability-Lab and presented at the last edition of Pitti Uomo.
For the most important national fashion and lifestyle event, the company from Tuscany - world leader in the manufacturing of high-end creative yarns for knitwear with unique products – has once again renewed its inexhaustible research vocation, which has always been its hallmark. On June 28th, at Sala Riunioni Area Monumentale (1st floor), Filpucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the press conference: “Fifty years of Filpucci - History tells the future”, with talks by Raffaello Napoleone, Managing Director of Pitti Immagine, Leandro Gualtieri, Filpucci President and founder, and Federico Gualtieri, Filpucci Vice President.
The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo - A collection of the latest commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.
The Texprocess Innovation Awards were presented during today’s official opening ceremony of Texprocess 2017. Altogether, the expert jury chose four products for an award. They include a new technology for dyeing yarns and a digitalised sewing machine that is set up via a touchscreen or app.
Discover the timeless craftsmanship of Brooks Brothers combined with modern innovation to create a tailored garment - Designed by you, made for you.
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
Texprocess is the new leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. It takes place parallel to Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, in Frankfurt am Main. The conceptual partner of Texprocess is the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
With the France Japan Innovation Year coming to an end, a delegation of French companies from the textile sector will be in Japan from 5 to 8 December 2016. They will take part in the Great France- Japan Innovation Forum held by the Embassy of France in Japan.
German-born luxury brand MCM celebrated its 40th Anniversary in style last night with a very special evening in its hometown of Munich, Germany. Founded in 1976 in the Bavarian capital’s hedonistic heyday, MCM owes its inspirational founding elements to the city – which has long combined a passion for glamour, music, fashion and travel with traditions of high quality craftsmanship, refinement, opulence and good design.
“DUE O TRE COSE CHE SO DI CIRO [TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT CIRO]”, is the title of the event that Pitti Immagine has decided to devote to Ciro Paone, founder of Kiton and leading entrepreneur in Italian fashion. It will be a dive into the taste, passion and unrelenting devotion that rally in support of beauty, while also passing through the life and career of Ciro Paone: a history that starts in Naples, and from here, goes on to conquer the world. An exhibition project that will be presented under the artistic direction of Angelo Flaccavento.
For decades, Ermenegildo Zegna has been at the forefront of research and development into fabric innovation. This work takes place in the Lanificio Zegna, the woollen mill and R&D headquarters that for over a century has developed and produced fabric.
Interfiele values are involvement, quality, flexibility and boldness in creating modern events where business goes hand in hand with an international scope, image, pleasure and emotion.
Performance fabrics are used more and more in tailored clothing. However, not many customers are aware of the fabric innovations. Do you know, for example, that there are fabrics that are waterproof, water-repellent, stain-resistant or wrinkle-resistant? Here are some high performance Zegna fabrics
A union of great tradition, stylistic and technological innovation, sartorial spirit and contemporaneity. The heart of the fair, the Central Pavilion pulses with developments in menswear and its contaminations with design. Boasting a transversal offer that the new Pop Up Stores have further expanded, the lower level displays contemporary classic sartorial collections, while the upper level features major new classic names and the fine quality of their pieces.
verything starts from the creativity of Pino, a flexible and versatile mind, capable of capturing from the smallest shades the inspiration for a new collection: the texture of a fabric, the nuance of a colour, the details of an accessory, a check design. The design of the jacket is the palette from which to develop the creative ideas: the slim and soft forms, the perfect fitting, the research and enhancing of details, the revers, the shoulders, the sleeves, are at the basis of the concept of a Tagliatore garment.
FASHION ZONE at Ryerson University is one of Canada's first incubators for fashion-inspired business
Fashion Zone have recognized a few gaps and opportunities in the Canadian Fashion Industry in regards to development of innovative products and services. With Canadian fashion jobs increasingly being outsourced, the goal of the Fashion Zone is to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career path for prospective entrepreneurs interested in fashion.
'AI-CD β is artificial intelligence that is able to give creative direction for commercials. Moving forward, AI-CD β will be assigned as a creative director to client accounts and will provide creative direction for commercials as per creative briefs. Until now, the production of commercials has been dependent on the intangible experience and know-how of human creators'
The development of the design (in all fields) during the centuries is an interesting process. The concept for the look of the sewing machine has also changed during that time and now we'll take a look at our top 5 favorite innovative designs, presented during the last years, because they determine the future trends in sewing machines' design...
At the last Premiere Vision in September ‘15, Asahi Kasei launched the ROICA™ Colour Perfect and the ROICA™ Eco-Smart families of advanced stretch materials to great acclaim. Since then, demand at a commercial level has redefined the stretch market with ROICA™ as the NEW STANDARD in terms of unique colour technologies and also in responsible innovation.
A natural textile made with woven leaves, high-tech designs and the Greenpeace Detox commitment. Lanfranchi Spa new positioning marks a step forward in combining the power of creativity and the innovation DNA with a responsible mission for the future.
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., celebrated its global brand ambassadorship with iconic tennis star Rafael Nadal at a pop-up tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Breuninger flagship store on November 10, 2015.
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
The new cloth offers thermo regulation - the higher the temperature, the more the fabric cools and the cooler the temperature, the more the fabric warms. So, Tecnik® by Dormeuil is a great choice for both Summer and Winter and your all season men's suit.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
'In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning'.
The Brand Muse Amanda Seyfried visiting Japan for SHISEIDO Clé de Peau Beauté Press Conference on New Products 2016 at the Palace Hotel Tokyo
The SHISEIDO Group held a press conference on new products for 2016 from its high prestige brand Clé de Peau Beauté (CPB) for Japanese and foreign press at the Palace Hotel Tokyo (Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) on Friday, October 9, 2015. The brand muse, American actress Amanda Seyfried, visited Japan for the occasion and made her appearance on the stage. The new products released this time are the CPB brand’s core skincare items. They will be marketed in the spring of 2016 in 12 countries and regions around the world: Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the United States, Canada, and Russia.
Danit Peleg graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 2015 and has created a ready-to-wear collection, printed entirely at home. It was a graduate project for her Fashion Design degree. Danit is interested in the influence of technology on fashion design and believes that it can give designers more independence in the creation process, that's why she dedicated a year of her life to her 3D printing journey.
We look forward to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games where Stella McCartney will return as adidas UK Creative Director for Team GB.
On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
Ralph Lauren Corporation’s (NYSE: RL) innovative PoloTech™ smartshirt, a seamless blend of sleek, modern style with real-time biometric technology, makes its retail debut on August 27. Ralph Lauren continues to lead the fashion industry in wearable technology with the launch of this groundbreaking fitness shirt and the simultaneous introduction of a game-changing, adaptive workout app that uses detailed data to tailor individualized training for maximum results.
Texas A&M and adidas today unveiled the Aggie Nights Primeknit alternate football uniform, which will be worn by the Aggies exclusively on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, versus South Carolina at Kyle Field. Developed in collaboration with Texas A&M Athletics, the new special edition uniform is at the forefront of design and innovation, providing players with the perfect blend of style and technology for elite performance.
The summer edition of Modefabriek 2015 ( 12 - 13 July 2015) was held in Amsterdam as usual. More than ever before, the internationally popular Modefabriek is mobilising knowledge, tools and inspiration to innovate the fashion industry, particularly retail.
Philadelphian-based menswear designer LeGrand Leseur presented a new custom bespoke suit model with an innovative triangle breast pocket. He debuted at the Atlantic City Fashion Week, where female models, dressed in lingerie under their coats, showed the designer's collection 'Fantaisie Souvenir', defined as 'classy unique clothing for classy unique people'.
As the marque enjoys new heights of modern day success, Maserati continues to innovate and further establish itself as a global luxury automotive player with an expanded product line on the horizon. In fact, the 2015 Ghibli was just named Most Popular on Edmunds.com awards. This growth is further underscored by the strengthening of its all-Italian partnership with one of world's leading fashion designers and authority of 'Made in Italy' excellence, Ermenegildo Zegna, the maison of Trivero, Italy.
The line will offer outerwear, dress shirts, graphic tees and accessories and will be launched on April 1, 2015. The focus will be more on 'the personality behind a Marvel Super Hero than on the super hero costume itself'.
Many industry insiders and menswear minds were there to discuss topics like: challenges and opportunities in today's marketplace, how retailers are reinvesting in the menswear business, relentless pursuit of innovation, what's next for the menswear market.
Innovative machines and customised solutions for textile processing from VEIT Group at Texprocess 2015
From 4 to 7 May 2015 at the international trade fair Texprocess in Frankfurt/Main, VEIT Group will display its products in Hall 6, Booth B10, to show the latest technologies in the area of ironing, finishing, pressing and fusing with its brands VEIT, Brisay and Kannegiesser.
FXMirror is an augmented-reality based virtual fitting room system, an innovative retail and marketing solution for fashion retailers. An electronic mirror is combined with an extra-large smart pad, incorporating infrared and RGB cameras. This enables shoppers to virtually try on clothes before taking their final selection to the dressing room, or even buy clothes, without the tedium to dress and undress in shops.
Last week in France, French designer Arnaud Maillard and Spanish designer Alvaro Castejón presented their Spring-Summer 2015 collection for Loris Azzaro Couture fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015).
Woolmark continues to cement wool’s rightful place in the sports and outdoor sector. The company presented the latest fabric innovations in Merino wool at this year’s Outdoor Retailer trade show, January 21 to 24, 2015.
With next-to-skin Merino wool apparel enjoying commercial success across the globe, The Woolmark Company has placed a greater focus on outerwear, with an innovative woven fabric the standout of the exhibit.
This season, Y-3 explores parts unknown with a brave, bold, kinetic collection inspired by aviation: its pioneering history and, tantalizingly, its future. Shown during Paris men’s fashion week at Couvent des Cordeliers, January 25th, 2015, the collection captured the magic of flight and the possibility of broadening horizons, pairing this message with elegant, sleek, strong sportswear and colorful accessories. Men’s and women’s pieces debuted side by side in a sharply tailored aesthetic—think peaked shoulders, cinched waists, and masterful outerwear—that at the same time pushed the limits of future tech. Models stalked the runway to music by Jiro Amimoto, enjoyed by front-row guests including adidas tennis icons Ilie Nastase and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, perhaps a glimpse of what’s next on Y-3’s radar.
During the London Collections: Men, Paul Smith presented a new suit with an incredible flexibility - 'A suit to travel in'. It was shown by a troop of acrobats and gymnasts from the National Centre for Circus Acts, led by English Olympic medalist Max Whitlock.
Sinterama is European leader in the production of coloured polyester threads and yarns, born in 1968 in Biella (Italy). In over 40 years of development, Sinterama has built important partnerships with its clients, offering the most innovative solutions, investing in product research and giving collaboration and service the utmost attention. In line quality control, the automation of processes and the flexibility of production systems represent some of the company’s points of excellence and ensure the highest quality and production standards. At present, Sinterama produces a vast range or products able to satisfy any requirement for fabrics for automotive, furnishing, clothing and technical end uses.
With an interesting sense and love of fashion LeGrand Leseur wanted to push the limits by creating suits and looks that haven't been done before. All suits are custom bespoke designed, tailored and altered for the client until he creates the image that the client wants and fits him best.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
ModaLisboa is claimed to be Portugal’s most popular fashion event. The 43th Edition of Lisboa Fashion Week took place at Patio da Gale, in Lisbon, Portugal from 10 to 12 October. The focus is Portuguese fashion, but other fashion designers were also presented - the Bosnian designer Lidija Kolovrat, the Brazilian brand Cia Maritima, the Polish designer Michal Szulc, the French designer Christophe Sauvat, etc.
Jelena Jankovic graduated bachelor's degree of Fashion design this year at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'Spirits Of The Past'. It is inspired and created under the influence of ancient techniques such as knitting, dyeing, wood processing
In 2014 Irina Milanova finishes her bachelor degree in Fashion at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'In touch with Nature'.
The VEIT Group is worldwide a leading manufacturer of ironing equipment, fusing machines, underpressing and final pressing machines as well as refinishing equipment for garments.
This year the group launched VEIT DIAMOND Fusing Machine Series. This new generation of fusing machines achieves an as yet unmatched fusing quality.
A new look has been given to ALU’s showroom in NYC. Thanks to a partnership with PANTONE at the end of June, the newly transformed space pays a tribute to colors and enhances ALU’s creed to reinvent and re-imagine.
PANTONE, the sole author of the universal color language, held an interactive lecture on the importance of colors and their impact in retail design.
Dormeuil offers a new fabric for men's summer suits, exclusively developed to answer the need of the Modern Man. This summer Super 130’s merino wool is treated with a special Nano surface finish to live vagaries of the weather without apprehension.
CUSTO BARCELONA presents its new Spring - Summer 2012 collection named "TRIPOLAR" at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in Lincoln Center.to a standing-room-only crowd of international editors, photographers and fans of the brand. In this SS 2012 collection garments are divided into three groups, each with its own identity and theme. This created spectacular presentation on the catwalk, empowering the collection with a triple personality.
The first group is called DUAL and proposes a casual look, suitable both for men and women, dominated by contemporary graphics. Key garments from that line are shorts, blazers and knitwear for women; blazers, shirts, knitwear and comfortable trousers for men. All the pieces immersed in a color palette of greys, beiges, blues, khakis and blacks, designed and made with natural raw materials such as linen, cotton and silk; and synthetic fabrics such as nylon, acetate rayon and Lurex.
Brazilian designer Andreia Chavez has made this marvelous pair of invisible shoes "mirror-covered shoes that, by reflecting the ground around them, look like you’re seeing through them to the ground behind."
This shoe is basically a wedge of mirrors, which appear as though they would pinch and slice the sides of your feet like a blade of a shaver.
Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in 2011: this is the green result that Benetton Group will achieve by introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers – 100% biodegradable and recyclable – in place of the plastic hangers usually used to display garments. The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany), will gradually replace their plastic predecessors throughout the worldwide network of Benetton stores.
It is a luxury for many people to eat lobster, langouste or shrimps. An experience of joy arises when the seafood’s hard shell is finally cracked and nothing stands in the way of the tender meat andstarting to savor its taste.
But the true luxury of these delicacies is the leftover shells, which are usually discarded mindlessly as organic waste. The molecular structural substance of the shell is called chitin, from which one can derive Chitosan.
Lady Gaga's by Polaroid Grey Label products are finally ready to be discovered in WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE at MIDO, leading Eyewear fair scheduled in MILAN, March 4th to 6th, 2011! Eyewear insiders will be able to touch exclusive GL20 CAMERA GLASSES and learn about theire latest technology first at MIDO, waiting for them to be available to purchase starting from May 2011, as well as other two Grey Label kids like GL10 Istant Mobile Printer (with retail price around 150 US dollars) and GL30 Instant Digital Camera.
Italian fashion brand Gucci created the first three-dimensional sunglasses, reported FashionTime.
Gucci's fashion gurus are taking 3D eyewear to the next level with these retro-80s 3D glasses, shaped like aviators, made from black plastic, but offer "optically correct 6-base curved lenses with circular polarized technology".
As doors open today to the new home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center it’s clear that innovation and design play a key role in creating a space that revolutionizes the way fashion shows are experienced.
With a 30 percent larger venue then previous seasons in Bryant Park and just under 90 runway shows taking place from September 9-16, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is fulfilling its mission to “organize, centralize and modernize”...
On April 23 at the city theatre in Rousse with presentations of innovative solutions, charting the future of the clothing industry, starts the two-day congress Richmart Innovation. European producers of machines and equipment will be presented a number of products - Brisay (DE), Eton (SE), Kaenengiser (DE), Veit (DE), Pfaff (DE), Strobel (DE), AVM (DE), Ina Trading (BG), Lectra (DE). Italian companies will present fabrics - Vitae Barberis, Reda and Fintes. Several consulting companies and universities with profile fashion design, will also make presentations.