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EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector

EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector

The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience, announced EURATEX.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia accepts grant applications from designers from around the world

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia accepts grant applications from designers from around the world

Designers from any part of Russia or the Earth are invited to live stream their new collections. Brands that do not intend to come to the Russian capital but are ready to stream their shows online can apply at the website of Russian Fashion Council till March 31. The Advisory board will make a long-list in accordance with the rules of MBFW Russia. Brands and designers from other cities and countries will be announced on the primary schedule of the Fashion Week.

Danish designer Violise Lunn creates fantasy paper shoes and dresses

Danish designer Violise Lunn creates fantasy paper shoes and dresses

Danish designer Violise Lunn makes magic with paper tissue and glue, crafting dream dresses and fantasy shoes that seem destined for fairies. This adventure began in 1999 when the late Kirsten “Kiki” Kiser, a Danish model turned architect and gallerist, asked if Lunn could make a frock out of paper. “I thought, Well, why not?” the artist says on a call. “I made dresses, and then afterwards I thought, Okay, the dresses needed shoes, and then I created some shoes with papier-mâché.”

First GALACTICA hackathon with 50.000 euro in prizes - Register now

First GALACTICA hackathon with 50.000 euro in prizes - Register now

GALACTICA project, which aims to foster the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across EU, announced the registration opening for its first-ever Hackathon, with €50.000 in prizes. SMEs from these sectors as well as other interested parties such as start-ups and university students can form teams and register.

CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace and workshops: Towards Industry 4.0 in the textile industry

CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace and workshops: Towards Industry 4.0 in the textile industry

Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing, also for the textile industry. The European Cluster Strategic Partnership for Excellence, CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry, is organizing a 6-week interactive virtual workshops to promote the uptake of Industry 4.0 in the textile sector.

First international competition called Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award

First international competition called Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award

At the beginning of October 2020, Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S. launched the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication which invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators, artists and creatives to rethink on how to communicate the values ​​of ethical and sustainable fashion system to new generations.

Pitti Uomo will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 21-23 February 2021

Pitti Uomo will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 21-23 February 2021

Pitti Immagine begins to reveal the events and special projects for the next edition of Pitti Uomo, which will physically be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 21-23 February 2021. Until then, the fair will kick off - in a digital format - on January 12th on Pitti Connect, the platform launched by Pitti Immagine this past summer to support exhibiting companies in the presentation of their collections and in the generation of business contacts with international buyers.

A complete recovery in Clothing and Textile sectors is still uncertain, despite some positive signals

A complete recovery in Clothing and Textile sectors is still uncertain, despite some positive signals

Data of the third quarter of 2020 show a partial recovery compared to the second quarter. Nevertheless, production is still negative, and signs of a full recovery are yet to be seen. EURATEX is calling the EU for an active engagement in crucial area like circular economy, digitisation and level playing field.

International Fashion Futurum forum: Experts from 24 countries discussed the future of fashion

International Fashion Futurum forum: Experts from 24 countries discussed the future of fashion

International Fashion Futurum Forum took place on December 11 and discussed "What is the future of independent fashion brands in post-COVID reality: cultural codes and business opportunities." The Forum was attended by 74 speakers from 24 countries.

International Fashion Futurum Forum is discussing What is the future of independent fashion brands in the post-COVID reality

International Fashion Futurum Forum is discussing What is the future of independent fashion brands in the post-COVID reality

On December 11, International Fashion Futurum Forum is taking place in Moscow, considering the following topic: “What the future of independent fashion brands in the post-COVID reality is: cultural codes and business opportunities.” 74 speakers from 24 countries will discuss the future of local fashion brands and changes that will affect the fashion industry. Moreover, they will offer practical advice to designers from across the globe. The new edition of Fashion Futurum will be powered by the Moscow Department of Culture. During the Forum, the discussion will cover pressing issues and trends in development of the future.

Win one of the 30 Scholarships for 2021 Master Courses in Fashion, Design, Communication and, Photography at Raffles Milano

Win one of the 30 Scholarships for 2021 Master Courses in Fashion, Design, Communication and, Photography at Raffles Milano

Raffles Milano, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is awarding 30 scholarships up to 50% of tuition fee for Master courses in Fashion Design and Business, Photography, Visual Design and Communication, Product and Interior Design starting in November 2021. 

SWISS ARABIAN perfumes and perfume oils - A legacy that spans almost half a century

SWISS ARABIAN perfumes and perfume oils - A legacy that spans almost half a century

The history of Swiss Arabian is an enchanting tale that spans over 40 years. This pioneer in Arabian perfumes was founded in 1974 by Mr. Hussein Adam Ali, a visionary young man from Yemen with a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for perfumery.

New study shows that managers are more positive now about flexible working and staff working from home

New study shows that managers are more positive now about flexible working and staff working from home

A new study undertaken jointly by the Equal Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham and the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance at the University of Kent shows that managers are much more positive about their staff working from home and working flexibly since lockdown.

Milano Green Forum aims to increase environmental awareness

Milano Green Forum aims to increase environmental awareness

Milano Green Forum will take place online on November 20, 2020. The event is conceived as the most important moment of international debate on the environmental issues.

AEI Téxtils participated in the European Cluster Conference 2020

AEI Téxtils participated in the European Cluster Conference 2020

AEI Téxtils, the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster, has participated in the European Cluster Conference 2020. The conference was held on November 10th and 11th and was organized by the European Cluster Collaboration platform (ECCP), the European Commission and the German Presidency of the European Union.

Support for female garment workers is crucial

Support for female garment workers is crucial

Female garment factory workers are among those hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. That's why new initiatives to close the gender gap are a step in the right direction, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

First virtual European Cluster Conference 2020 discussing priorities for cluster policies and developments

First virtual European Cluster Conference 2020 discussing priorities for cluster policies and developments

The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference has started today, 10 November 2020 and it will continue on 11 November 2020. The conference is organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Custom Menswear Designer Inherent Clothier Partners Movember to Make a Difference for Men's Health Worldwide 

Custom Menswear Designer Inherent Clothier Partners Movember to Make a Difference for Men's Health Worldwide 

Inherent Clothier is both a couturier and a movement, tailoring modern-day “suits of armor” built to inspire authentic self-expression and empower men to speak openly about mental health. This month, the company that aims to help every man build a fully functional, versatile seasonal wardrobe with confidence built into every suit joins in the fight to raise awareness about men’s mental and physical health issues, along with suicide prevention.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: Intercity experiment and TikTok reality show

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: Intercity experiment and TikTok reality show

The all-new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Russia came upon as successful experiment with fashion shows from different cities, presented in one online schedule. On October, 19-23, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place at 5 Russian cities at once: Moscow, St. Petersburg (635 km from Moscow), Krasnodar (1,195 km), Sochi (1,360 km) and Yakutsk (4,885 km).

5 Cybersecurity Tips for Fashion Business Owners

5 Cybersecurity Tips for Fashion Business Owners

One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people have moved their lives online. Work, school, and social interactions moved online. Unfortunately, the number of cyberattacks has exponentially increased in 2020.

Fashion retailer Gap will close all company-owned stores in Europe

Fashion retailer Gap will close all company-owned stores in Europe

Gap is reportedly considering closing all company-owned stores in Europe. Uninspiring product ranges and heavy discounting leave Gap irrelevant in European market, says GlobalData.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia with offline and online presentations

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia with offline and online presentations

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place from October 19th through 23rd at several venues at once. This season, designer shows were arranged in different modes, offering the audience both offline and online presentations. Shows of the new collections were available for watching from anywhere worldwide at various online platforms and media websites, including Be Global Fashion Network, as well as at VK, the largest social network of Russia and the CIS.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia presents 60 designers and fashion houses

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia presents 60 designers and fashion houses

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place on October, 19-23 at 8 Moscow-based venues simultaneously. Shows from the capital will be topped up with livestreams from four Russian cities. Around 60 designers and fashion houses will showcase their new collections. All the shows and presentations will be streamed in the social media and at partner websites, including Be Global Fashion Network in its video section.

h+h cologne with an extensive safety concept

h+h cologne with an extensive safety concept

Bigger, in a new hall, with an extensive safety concept: h+h cologne is ensuring a safe stay at the trade fair with its package of measures entitled “#B-SAFE4business”.

How to participate in Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award

How to participate in Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award

Imagining Sustainable Fashion is the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication. It is launched by Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S.

Euratex calls for a modern and competitive Textiles and Clothing industry

Euratex calls for a modern and competitive Textiles and Clothing industry

EURATEX announced today, that latest data suggest a situation worse than 2009 as turnover fell by nearly 25% in the textiles industry, and by 35% in the clothing sector. On the other hand, imported textile products from China increased sharply. EURATEX asks the European Union to quickly implement what has been promised and develop a resilient industry.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place on October 20-24 in a brand-new format

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place on October 20-24 in a brand-new format

The program for the upcoming season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia includes real shows and video presentations with VR and AR elements, arranged into a united schedule. Shows at Moscow’s Manege will start on October 20 and will continue to October 24.

The 10 Finalists of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion

The 10 Finalists of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion

This week the European Commission announced the Finalists for the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition around the topic of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion.

Invitation-only Ambassadors Club launched in Dubai

Invitation-only Ambassadors Club launched in Dubai

An exclusive invitation-only lifestyle and business club, has debuted in Dubai - The Ambassadors Club. It is founded by H.H. Count Oliver of Wumbrand-Stuppach of the imperial family of Austria. The Ambassadors Club combines lifestyle benefits with those of a business network - creating a platform for members to explore new opportunities and collaborations while enjoying exceptional experiences.

How to Accessorise Your Business Apparel

How to Accessorise Your Business Apparel

The modern businessman is returning to the contemporary roots of a sharp suit and tie that dominated the 50s and 60s and dressing well is becoming more and more important to the modern man. A good suit and well pressed shirt begin an outfit, but the accessories are what really pull it together. Here are a few items that you should pay attention to when you’re accessorising your business apparel.

Fashion designers adviced to abandon buying fast fashion

Fashion designers adviced to abandon buying fast fashion

The second edition of Global Talents Digital took place online in the beginning of this month. It was watched 7 million times in all the platforms, both social media and media partner websites. 103 participants from 34 countries and areas collaborated to bring the sustainability issue to their audience.

Premiére Vision Paris cancels the physical edition of its show and reinforces digital show

Premiére Vision Paris cancels the physical edition of its show and reinforces digital show

Throughout the past few months Premiére Vision was organizing the September edition of Premiére Vision Paris, to support the fashion industry in the face of the unprecedented Coronavirus crisis, while guaranteeing all the requisite health and safety conditions. Encouraged by the indications of an improved health situation, and by the opening up of Europe after the lockdown, as well as by an increase in visitor pre-registrations in recent weeks, Premiére Vision had initially opted to maintain the physical edition of its Paris show this 15 and 16 September.

Global Talents Digital is looking for sustainable emerging designers from all over the world

Global Talents Digital is looking for sustainable emerging designers from all over the world

Global Talents Digital is announcing a new call out for sustainable emerging designers, inviting them to show their new collections for clients, the press, buyers, celebrity stylists, and industry leaders – by means of video presentations/live streams/AR/VR. The brand-new edition of Global Talents Digital is inspired by sustainability and aims to educate and inspire the world with it. Designers should be focused on one or more directions like upcycling, recycling, ethical fashion, slow fashion, or zero waste.

Intelligent tablecloths

Intelligent tablecloths

Current hygiene regulations all over the world require restaurant operators to ensure sufficient distance between guests. Intelligent tablecloths could soon help with this often complicated seating management. In addition, with the help of sensor technology, restaurant visitors could place their orders directly into the fabric without contact with the waiter and even use play functions after the meal. The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) are conducting research on tablecloths that are not only smart but also feel like textiles and can be used despite having built-in sensors.

How to Establish Yourself as a Professional Online

How to Establish Yourself as a Professional Online

If you want to make sure that you are able to stand out as the professional you truly are, then you need to do a lot of work. You need to make sure that your online presence is everything that it can be, and you need to work on your LinkedIn bio too. If you want to find out more about that then take a look below.

ELIIT Project - the first 15 selected partnerships are announced

ELIIT Project - the first 15 selected partnerships are announced

The ELIIT Project announced its first 15 selected partnerships between textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors (TCLF) and technology owners/providers. The selected partnerships have received an outstanding evaluation from the 93 proposals submitted to the first ELIIT call for proposals, which closed on 31 March 2020.

Johnny Depp is the winner of Most Stylish Men June 2020

Johnny Depp is the winner of Most Stylish Men June 2020

The results from the June 2020 voting for Most Stylish Men show, that Johnny Depp is again most supported by his fans. The 5 Most Stylish Men June 2020 are: Johnny Depp, Adam Lambert, Chris Hemsworth, Gerard Butler and Seo in Guk.

Euratex presented the strategy for the future of the European textile and clothing industry

Euratex presented the strategy for the future of the European textile and clothing industry

EURATEX plans to transform the crisis into an opportunity and become more digital, sustainable and agile. Endorsed by the last General Assembly, the renewal will be driven by the “strategy for recovery from the COVID-19 era” together with five flagship initiatives in critical areas. To guide the European textile and clothing industry towards its renaissance, the GA re-elected Alberto Paccanelli as President.

Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone will take place from 1 – 3 September 2020

Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone will take place from 1 – 3 September 2020

Good news for the fashion industry - the next MUNICH FABRIC START Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 will take place as planned from 1 – 3 September 2020 in Munich, Germany! After months of trade fair and event cancellations, the organizers of the International Fabric Trade Fair are very pleased to be able to confirm this officially.

10 Million Views of Global Talents Digital in Social Media

10 Million Views of Global Talents Digital in Social Media

Global Talents Digital took place online on June 10 to 11. In the first edition of the international hybrid fashion project designers presented their new digital and real collections, demonstrated by virtual and human models. Totally, the show included 50 designers from 20 countries, 8 virtual shows and 38 collections. 8 digital artists and 6 digital models joined Global Talents Digital, the off-season online project by Russian Fashion Council powered by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. The event was broadcasted life on Be Global fashion Network as well.

Global Talents Digital - Virtual models, digital clothing and 3D art online

Global Talents Digital - Virtual models, digital clothing and 3D art online

On June 10 to 11, 2020, Global Talents Digital is taking place, the world’s first hybrid international online fashion-project, which will combine real designer collections along with the digital ones. Virtual and human models will present new fashion collections. Virtual Instagram celebrities will deliver their personal digital collections. 50 participants from 20 countries will show their collections and works in an unconventional format of video presentations, some of them using AR technology and digital avatars.

All-Inclusive Watch Blogs You Should Follow Today

All-Inclusive Watch Blogs You Should Follow Today

In today’s world, where information is everything, you need to get your hands on the most trustable source of information there is. When talking about finding things on the internet, blogs are one of the best ways to make sure that you know everything there is about the product you are buying.

Johnny Depp is the winner of Most Stylish Men May 2020

Johnny Depp is the winner of Most Stylish Men May 2020

The results from the May 2020 voting for Most Stylish Men show, that Johnny Depp is again most supported by his fans. He deservs it, as he passes through tought times due to his divorce. The 5 Most Stylish Men May 2020 are: Johnny Depp, Adam Lambert, Chris Hemsworth, Gerard Butler and George Clooney.

Texcare International trade fair will be postponed to 27 November - 1 December 2021

Texcare International trade fair will be postponed to 27 November - 1 December 2021

The leading international trade fair Texcare International is being postponed to 2021. "VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies supports Messe Frankfurt's decision. In view of the current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we consider it right to postpone Texcare International to November 2021", says VDMA TFL Managing Director Elgar Straub.

Reopening clothing factories across the globe must proceed slowly

Reopening clothing factories across the globe must proceed slowly

Reopening clothing factories across the globe must proceed with caution and receive the necessary support to do so safely, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.  There is also massive financial pressure on factories to reopen after being hit by a flood of abandoned orders from their retail and brand customers, along with cancelled or deferred payments.

Johnny Depp is the winner of Most Stylish Men April 2020

Johnny Depp is the winner of Most Stylish Men April 2020

The results from the April 2020 voting for Most Stylish Men are very much alike those in March. The 5 Most Stylish Men April 2020 are Johnny Depp, Adam Lambert, Chris Hemsworth, Gerard Butler and Liam Payne.

H&M will close permanently eight shops in Italy

H&M will close permanently eight shops in Italy

Sweden's H&M will permanently close eight of its stores in Italy, including two in the country's fashion capital Milan. The decision is partly due to the ‘economic sustainability’ of the retail locations, according to a company spokesperson.

Virgin Galactic and NASA to fight against COVID-19 together

Virgin Galactic and NASA to fight against COVID-19 together

"During the current global crisis, we believe that the space industry has a responsibility to share expertise, knowledge, resources, and ingenuity to aid in the fight against COVID-19. That’s why, today, we are proud to share that Virgin Galactic is meeting this responsibility head-on through a Space Act Agreement with NASA", said George Whitesides, CEO Virgin Galactic.

Competition for fashion designers

Competition for fashion designers "Female power on the internet"

Flora Miranda, an Austrian fashion designer, based in Antwerp, Belgium, is launching an open call for virtual fashion designs. The open nature of this project facilitates a platform for the participation of all those individuals, designers, artists, students, companies or institutions wanting to express their uniqueness and groundbreaking experimentations in the virtual world of fashion.