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Seizing growth opportunities in Bulgarian TCLF industries

Seizing growth opportunities in Bulgarian TCLF industries

The textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries employ 80,000 workers in Bulgaria. However, employment has gone down by 20% in the past four years which is a concern. Social partners discussed the challenges and opportunities of the new EU Sustainable Textiles Strategy and focused on both environmental and social sustainability.

Top  8 Fashion Trends to Follow in Winter 2022-2023

Top 8 Fashion Trends to Follow in Winter 2022-2023

Fashion is an industry that is quite big. By 2025, the fashion industry revenue will be expected to expand at the CAGR growth rate of 11.45%, with a market size of US$1.37 trillion. So naturally, with an increase in revenue, there is a lot of demand. Along with them come notable trends to follow with a wide variety to choose from. We've thus rounded up our top picks of fashion trends that are worth checking out in winter 2022-2023.

How To Grow Your Fashion Business

How To Grow Your Fashion Business

Over the years, fashion has positively impacted the business industry. Globally the fashion industry undergoes development to match the business demand of the consumers. The increase in fashion business forces suppliers and owners to look for feasible, high-quality, and quick markets that can cater to the materials needed in their companies.

Designers of Moscow Fashion Week

Designers of Moscow Fashion Week

All attending designers at Moscow Fashion Week 2022

Pure London Welcomes 28 Polish Brands to their International Programme   

Pure London Welcomes 28 Polish Brands to their International Programme  

Pure London, the UK's leading trade fashion buying event taking place at Olympia, London from the 17th – 19th July 2022, offers an extensive international programme showcasing fashion collections from over 30 countries including 28 brands from Poland.

Textile Exchange launches a photography competition

Textile Exchange launches a photography competition "Introducing Materials Matter"

A photography competition by Textile Exchange in partnership with Magnum Photos

The Guest Designer of Pitti Immagine Uomo 102 is Grace Wales Bonner, Founder and Creative Director of WALES BONNER

The Guest Designer of Pitti Immagine Uomo 102 is Grace Wales Bonner, Founder and Creative Director of WALES BONNER

Wales Bonner is the Guest Designer of Pitti Immagine Uomo no.102 (Florence, Fortezza da Basso, 14-17 June 2022). The designer of English-Jamaican origins will present, in a premiere showing in Florence, the Spring-Summer 2023 collection of her eponymous label Wales Bonner.

Careful Which Bra You Wear with Your Tank Top

Careful Which Bra You Wear with Your Tank Top

Tank tops are a great way to show off your curves, but there's much more to it than just picking the right bra style. To get the look you want, you must consider your body shape and size and the style of the top you're wearing.

Moscow Fashion Week united 1.6 million citizens and tourists

Moscow Fashion Week united 1.6 million citizens and tourists

Moscow Fashion Week took place from June 20th to June 26th, having associated hundreds of Russian brands. In 7 days, 450+ designers presented their collections at several remarkable venues of the Russian capital – in Zaryadye Park, at Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH), at State Department Store (GUM), at Revolution Square, and Mayakovskaya Metro Station. 

European Fashion Alliance was created by 25 European fashion institutions in Frankfurt

European Fashion Alliance was created by 25 European fashion institutions in Frankfurt

The first real transnational European Fashion Alliance of European fashion councils and institutions is founded by 25 European fashion organizations aiming to empower a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive European fashion ecosystem. During a two-day summit in Frankfurt at the end of March 2022, Fashion Council Germany brought together the most leading European fashion organisations to form a coalition of change, with the support of Messe Frankfurt and its global Texpertise Network.

The first Moscow Fashion Week is taking place from June 20 through 26

The first Moscow Fashion Week is taking place from June 20 through 26

The first Moscow Fashion Week, scheduled for June 20 through 26, will become a landmark event for the Russian capital. Attracting and consolidating the fashion industry professionals from all over the country, it is a social project that aims to support local Russian brands, seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Talented designers will have a chance to take part in Moscow Fashion Week free of charge.

Slavi Presented First Prototype Of Innovative Crypto ATM And Got 5 Awards Including“I Success International Awards” From Forbes Monaco

Slavi Presented First Prototype Of Innovative Crypto ATM And Got 5 Awards Including“I Success International Awards” From Forbes Monaco

Slavi Finance launched their innovative crypto ATM at the “High End Congress of Economic Diplomacy” in Monaco and was highlighted by “I Success International Awards” from Forbes Monaco. Worldwide celebrities and billionaires, as well as local personalities, were on hand for the ceremony, which recognizes outstanding work of innovative, imaginative and visionary entrepreneurs in crypto industry.

Global Community of Designers, Fashion Enthusiasts Thriving on FashWire

Global Community of Designers, Fashion Enthusiasts Thriving on FashWire

The most talked about fashion hotspot today is not the runways of Paris or Milan, it’s the virtual fashion world of FashWire. Over 400 contemporary brands from all over the world are part of the FashWire community, using the app as a discovery platform and market research tool. By swiping left or right, consumers deliver instant feedback to brands about what products they would be most likely to purchase and find the most appealing. FashWire’s mobile experience gamifies the feedback loop directly to designers. Consumers are also able to discover new brands, shop the latest fashion trends and upload their style inspirations with the app’s social integration tools such as liking, posting, swiping and sharing.

The new theme of the 2022 Pitti Immagine summer fairs is PITTI _ ISLAND

The new theme of the 2022 Pitti Immagine summer fairs is PITTI _ ISLAND

PITTI _ ISLAND is the theme of the 2022 summer editions of the Pitti Immagine fairs. A concept expressed by all the communication (ads, videos, and social media) curated by the creative director Angelo Figus and the Narente duo, Lucio Aru and Franco Erre, who have been entrusted with the entire visual part of the campaign.

Get Free Shoptalk Europe Tickets & Up To £500 Travel/Hotel Reimbursement

Get Free Shoptalk Europe Tickets & Up To £500 Travel/Hotel Reimbursement

Shoptalk is the world`s largest community of retail changemakers. Founded in 2016, it quickly became America`s largest retail innovation show in just three years and is now widely accepted as the global home for retail innovators.

Open Call for entries for the 14th edition of the FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht

Open Call for entries for the 14th edition of the FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht

14th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht will take place from 25 - 27 November 2022.

Win one of the 13 scholarships for Undergraduate Courses in Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Management 2022/2023 at IED Barcelona

Win one of the 13 scholarships for Undergraduate Courses in Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Management 2022/2023 at IED Barcelona

The Istituto Europeo di Design - IED Barcelona - invites students and professionals from all over the world to participate in the IED Design Talent Scholarships Contest 2022. 

How to Match the Best Bodycon Dress to Every Occasion

How to Match the Best Bodycon Dress to Every Occasion

Bodycon dresses are incredibly versatile and enable you to achieve so many glamorous looks. The great news is that bodycon dresses are available in multiple designs, styles, and colours, making it easy to pick something that suits your taste. To help you plan for those exciting dates in your diary, we’ve put together some of our top tips that will enable you to match a bodycon dress to the dress code of your upcoming event.

La Métamorphose Spring-Summer 2022 Couture Collection: The Triumph of Flowers

La Métamorphose Spring-Summer 2022 Couture Collection: The Triumph of Flowers

It is in "Les Indes Galantes", the opera ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau, that the two designers of La Métamorphose drew their inspiration for the Spring-Summer 2022 Couture Collection. And especially these verses:

10 Dreamy Winter Wedding Photo Ideas

10 Dreamy Winter Wedding Photo Ideas

If you’ve already decided to have your dream wedding take place during the winter, you may be scratching your head and wondering what kinds of photographs to take during winter. You both will be sparkling all the way in beautiful wedding jewelry, a dreamy wedding dress and sharp tuxedo, but you’re not sure how to photograph you and your beau’s look when it’s below freezing.

High energy costs undermine crucial transformation of the textile and clothing industry

High energy costs undermine crucial transformation of the textile and clothing industry

The current energy crisis is impacting on the competitiveness of the European textile and clothing industry. Because there are limited alternatives to the use of gas in different parts of the production process, production costs increase sharply. EURATEX asks the European Commission and Member States to urgently support the industry to avoid company closures. At the same time, we need a long term vision to move towards climate neutrality, while keeping the T&C industry internationally competitive.

DOLCE&GABBANA chooses a more sustainable future without fur

DOLCE&GABBANA chooses a more sustainable future without fur

Dolce&Gabbana has chosen to discontinue the use of animal fur in all its Collections starting in 2022. With a view to preserving the work and professionalism of the master furriers, guardians of specific knowledge and skills with an indispensable added value, Dolce&Gabbana will continue to collaborate with these artisans in the creation of eco-fur garments and accessories, a sustainable faux fur alternative that uses recycled and recyclable materials.

GALACTICA second call for proposals is now open with 1.64 M€ to support new value chains of European innovative SMEs

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.

European cooperation for the production of oxide ceramic fibers

European cooperation for the production of oxide ceramic fibers

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have signed an agreement with Saint-Gobain Ceramics (France) on cooperation and joint development in the field of metal oxide ceramic fibers.

The Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia presents: “The Hanging Show”

The Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia presents: “The Hanging Show”

On December 17 at the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia was opened "The hanging show" - the new edition of the popular holiday exhibitions with circulated art objects for 2021!

118 organisations signed today the Textile Clothing Leather Footwear (TCLF) Pact for Skills

118 organisations signed today the Textile Clothing Leather Footwear (TCLF) Pact for Skills

118 organisations signed today the Textile Clothing Leather Footwear (TCLF) Pact for Skills, an initiative promoted by the European Commission and coordinated by EURATEX. The signatories acknowledge the skills challenge in the textiles ecosystem, and commit to invest in reskilling and upskilling workers, integrating green and digital skills and improving the attractiveness of the sector. Members of the Pact will benefit from networking, guidance and resources offered by the EC to implement the targets which are proposed in the Pact.

Pantone color of the year 2022 is revealed

Pantone color of the year 2022 is revealed

PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri - A New Pantone Color Whose Courageous Presence Encourages Personal Inventiveness and Creativity.

Marchi & Fildi Group with a positive balance for 10 years of the photovoltaic installation

Marchi & Fildi Group with a positive balance for 10 years of the photovoltaic installation

Total savings of approximately €1m in energy costs and energy fed back into the electricity grid to cover the average annual consumption of around 4630 families.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: more than 70 designers, cultural unity and digitalization

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: more than 70 designers, cultural unity and digitalization

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place on October 19 through 23 at the Museum of Moscow. More than 70 designers will show their new collections in Moscow and other Russian cities - St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Sochi. The united MBFW Russia schedule will also include live streams of video presentations by designers from Bolivia, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Nigeria and UK. On October 25, the show by BICHOLLA will take place at Petrovsky Palace (Moscow).

EURATEX economic survey: European Textiles and Clothing industry coming out of the Covid19-crisis

EURATEX economic survey: European Textiles and Clothing industry coming out of the Covid19-crisis

Latest economic data on the European textile and clothing industry confirm further recovery from the corona pandemicm announced EURATEX - the voice of the European textile and clothing industry. This recovery may however be disrupted by the current supply chain and energy problems.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will go phygital

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will go phygital

Shows of the new 43rd season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia are scheduled on October 19 through 23 at the Museum of Moscow in COVID-free format. Organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia remember about the uneasy epidemiological situation in the Russian capital and are going to take all the necessary precautions to prevent coronavirus spreading.

Must-Have Items for a Successful Fashion Event

Must-Have Items for a Successful Fashion Event

A fashion show is far more than any other event category. It continuously pushes boundaries and fluctuates in trends from top shops to minimalistic sets. Having fashion shows is a perfect way to push buyers and press interest for brands. Though poorly organized shows may result in disasters and turn off the industry insider faster than you could say, ‘Werk It!’

Fashion sector is not the only one dealing with modern slavery

Fashion sector is not the only one dealing with modern slavery

While the fast-paced and price-driven nature of the fashion industry makes it an obvious choice for being named the worst culprit in terms of modern slavery and forced labour, leading data and analytics company GlobalData notes that this is not the case. 

Gallery SHOES & Fashion will take place from 29 to 31 August 2021 in Düsseldorf

Gallery SHOES & Fashion will take place from 29 to 31 August 2021 in Düsseldorf

From 29 until 31 August 2021, over 400 European shoe brands will be showcasing their collections at Gallery SHOES & Fashion in the ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, ‘Kaltstahlhalle’ and ‘Halle am Wasserturm’ areas of the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. New exhibitors include Björn Borg, G-Star RAW and Parbleu from the Netherlands, Calzados from Spain, La Ballerina from Germany and Sandro Rosi from Italy.

International experts have discussed the future of modest fashion at Kazansummit

International experts have discussed the future of modest fashion at Kazansummit

Modest Fashion Day took place in Kazan during the 12th International Economic Summit “Russia – Islamic world: KazanSummit powered by Russian Fashion Council. The first part of Modest Fashion Day was the business program – 16 international experts talked about development and prospects of modest fashion as well as support means for gifted designers. The second part of Modest Fashion Day showcased designers VALENTIN YUDASHKIN, IGORGULYAEV, Measure, Guzelem, SAHARA, ZUHAT, Su.Su, Alsu Gilmi, and Eva Graffova, who presented their modest fashion collections to the public. The event took place at Kazan Expo international exhibition center. The global program of Modest Fashion Day got almost 300 thousand views. Streams from the event are still available in Russian Fashion Council’s official group in VK, the largest social media of Russia and CIS.

Modest Fashion Day took place in Kazan

Modest Fashion Day took place in Kazan

Modest Fashion Day took place in Kazan during the 12th International Economic Summit “Russia – Islamic world: KazanSummit powered by Russian Fashion Council. The first part of Modest Fashion Day was the business program – 16 international experts talked about development and prospects of modest fashion as well as support means for gifted designers. The second part of Modest Fashion Day showcased designers VALENTIN YUDASHKIN, IGORGULYAEV, Measure, Guzelem, SAHARA, ZUHAT, Su.Su, Alsu Gilmi, and Eva Graffova, who presented their modest fashion collections to the public. The event took place at Kazan Expo international exhibition center.

"The New European Bauhaus – Werkstatt der Zukunft" will redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry

More courage for change! The conference "The New European Bauhaus –Werkstatt der Zukunft" by Fashion Council Germany will bring together international experts in the context of Frankfurt Fashion Week on 6 July to redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry.

Torino Fashion Week 2021 - DIGITAL event of fashion shows, B2B, talk and workshops

Torino Fashion Week 2021 - DIGITAL event of fashion shows, B2B, talk and workshops

The Bedroom of Madama of the historic Palazzo Madama in the central Castello Square in Turin, will act as a backdrop to the digital fashion shows of Torino Fashion Week for a perfect combination of art, fashion and it’s a culture.

Auroboros presented the first digital ready-to-wear collection

Auroboros presented the first digital ready-to-wear collection

Auroboros is a London-based fashion house merging science and technology with physical haute couture and digital-only ready-to-wear. The brand has unveiled its first digital ready-to-wear collection during London Fashion Week in partnership with the Institute of Digital Fashion.

Join the online conference:

Join the online conference: "Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry"

On 27th May 2021, the EU COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster will be presented at the conference “Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry”. This is a Partner Event at The Green Week #EUGreenWeek - Europe’s largest annual environmental policy conference. This year it will be held from May 31 to June 4, under the main theme of “Zero Pollution”.

Sustainable brand Emma Bruschi was presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Sustainable brand Emma Bruschi was presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

A new short fashion film, premiering on the opening day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on April 20 spotlights French talent Emma Bruschi through an exclusive insight to her creative process, and the sustainably-minded craftsmanship that makes her collections unique. This showcase during MBFW Russia is part of Bruschi’s grant, having been recognised by Mercedes-Benz and Fashion Open Studio for her sustainable practice as the best in show during the mentorship programme at the 35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères. Bruschi also won the Chanel Métiers d'art 19M Prize.

Global Talents Digital calls out designers for its new eco fashion edition

Global Talents Digital calls out designers for its new eco fashion edition

Russian Fashion Council invites designers from across the globe to apply for the international hybrid fashion event - Global Talents Digital. The third Global Talents Digital issue is dedicated to sustainability (sustainable development). Designers of virtual and real clothing, footwear and accessories are welcome to join as long as they work at least one of the techniques - upcycling, recycling, ethical fashion, slow fashion, and zero waste. Global Talents Digital will take place phygitally in the end of July.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia - Sustainable transformation

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia - Sustainable transformation

April 19 through 24, the spring season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place in the Museum of Moscow. Fashion shows were arranged in Russia’s capital and 6 other cities, including Milan. Italian brands Hand Picked, Collini, Daniela de Souza, Vuarnet and others introduced their new collections at the Milan-based Sari Spazio Showroom.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia started with new designer collections, video games, and an interactive digital platform

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia started with new designer collections, video games, and an interactive digital platform

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is taking place on April, 19-24 at the Museum of Moscow. The designers will show their new collections in Moscow and other Russian cities - St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Sochi, and Chelyabinsk. The MBFW opening on April 19 will parade the Moscow-based brand Ruban.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is taking place in the Museum of Moscow

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is taking place in the Museum of Moscow

Shows of the new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia are scheduled on April 20-24 at the Museum of Moscow. Besides the main program in Moscow, the shows will take place in Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Sochi. The united MBFW Russia’s program will include live streamed shows by designers from Italy, Spain, France, and other countries.

Give a smile to the children from Zanzibar

Give a smile to the children from Zanzibar

A real celebration of the children's smile in Zanzibar was realized by part of the team of EO Dent - Dr. Pavlova, Eva and Ogi Pavlovi, together with Maria Silvester and Nasko Lazarov, who said “We succeeded and made so many children from Africa smile”.

GALACTICA first call for proposals to support new value chains by European innovative SMEs

GALACTICA first call for proposals to support new value chains by European innovative SMEs

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.

5 members of AEI Téxtils presented in the CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace with over 180 participants

5 members of AEI Téxtils presented in the CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace with over 180 participants

More than 180 participants registered to the CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace: Towards industry 4.0 in the textile industry organized between January 20th and February 24th with a total of 6 webinars and 6 matchmaking sessions.

Grammy Awards 2021: Full list of winners

Grammy Awards 2021: Full list of winners

The 2021 Grammy Awards were history-making in many ways. Beyonce received nine nominations and became the most nominated female artist of all time. Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, who both took home trophies for their respective 2020 albums, were right behind her with six nominations each.

Model and actor David Gharibyan premieres video for

Model and actor David Gharibyan premieres video for "International Women's Day"

Armenian-American actor, model, and social media personality David (Davit) Gharibyan premieres video in honor of "International Women's Day." Digital Journal has the scoop.