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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. 

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.

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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”.

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.

Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion and Textile Brands at Circular City Week New York

Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion and Textile Brands at Circular City Week New York

Get to know the European project FASCINATE that has the aim to support the internationalization of European textile and fashion SME’s working towards the development of circularity and sustainability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Neiman Marcus could file for bankruptcy very soon

Why Neiman Marcus could file for bankruptcy very soon

Neiman Marcus Group is preparing a bankruptcy-protection filing and could become the first major US department store to fall victim to the economic climate caused by COVID-19. This will most probably happen this week, according to a person, who is close to the situation.

Recovery strategy for textiles and apparel industry

Recovery strategy for textiles and apparel industry

The European textiles and clothing sector needs urgent support in order to remain a strategic pillar of the European economy, wrote Euratex.

How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected the Fashion Industry

How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected the Fashion Industry

It was during the epidemic that fashion weeks took place in New York, London, Milan and Paris, where editors, buyers, and stylists from all over the world come together every year. We tell you how the spread of the virus affected the fashion industry.

Copenhagen Fashion summit postponed to October due to coronavirus

Copenhagen Fashion summit postponed to October due to coronavirus

Global Fashion Agenda announced that the Copenhagen Fashion summit is postponed to October due to growing concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak. The central business event on sustainability in fashion every year sets discussions on the most critical environmental issues facing the fashion industry. It started in 2009 with a mission to drive urgent change within the framework of the UN’s Global Goals.

White Label World Expo Europe postponed to October 2020

White Label World Expo Europe postponed to October 2020

Prysm Media Group, organisers of the White Label World Expo, has been closely monitoring updates and advice regarding the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. They have come to the difficult decision of postponing the White Label World Expo Europe in Frankfurt, Germany until the 21 & 22 October 2020.

EURATEX offers proposals to the EU Circular Economy Action Plan

EURATEX offers proposals to the EU Circular Economy Action Plan

The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products. The industry is re-inventing itself to offer solutions that are workable and make a sustainable impact.

The White Label World Expo Gets Ready to Take on Frankfurt

The White Label World Expo Gets Ready to Take on Frankfurt

We are still blown away by the huge success of our UK edition of the White Label World Expo but now it’s time to get ready for the EU edition. On the 6th and 7th May 2020 thousands of visitors, hundreds of exhibitors, and various industry experts from across the globe will flock to the Messe Frankfurt and come together all under one roof. Masterclasses, seminars, and keynote speeches will offer industry insights that you won’t find anywhere else.

Tips for Accessing Social Media in Countries when it's Blocked or Banned

Tips for Accessing Social Media in Countries when it's Blocked or Banned

Social media has quite literally changed the world. It gives a voice to every single person and it gives us the ability to instantly connect and stay in touch with friends and family - and even conduct business. Businesses use it to promote products and services, and a new generation of social influencers has been created from it. Social media is an incredibly powerful tool, but not every government, country or company is happy for you to have unrestricted access to it.

GlobalData warns that new immigration laws could slow UK garment sector growth

GlobalData warns that new immigration laws could slow UK garment sector growth

From January next year, low-skilled workers from the EU will be denied visas under new post-Brexit immigration plans. The UK Home Office says its new points-based immigration system, effective 1 January 2021, is aimed at attracting the "brightest and the best" from around the world.

WUERRETEX by Filo d'Oro launches at Premiere Vision a preview of the first cutting-edge treatment 

WUERRETEX by Filo d'Oro launches at Premiere Vision a preview of the first cutting-edge treatment 

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.

Italian Converter presents new materials and finishings of the E.C.O. KOSMOS cross-collection

Italian Converter presents new materials and finishings of the E.C.O. KOSMOS cross-collection

Italian Converter, a leading manufacturer of innovative fabrics for fashion, footwear and accessories, expands E.C.O. Kosmos, the fully traceable, transparent and 100% Made in Italy cross-collection. The acronym E.C.O. - Ecologic, Conversion, Optimization perfectly reflects the founding values of the Italian Converter philosophy and represents a further step in the company's responsible path.

Fashion Brand Marketing Strategies Every Business Should Adapt

Fashion Brand Marketing Strategies Every Business Should Adapt

The fashion industry is one of the largest and most prominent in the world. Fashion brands are also quite innovative when it comes to marketing campaigns. But the strategies used by these brands are not exclusive to fashion. These approaches are also applicable to any business, especially those that primarily operates online. Let us take a look at the successful strategies employed by fashion brands and why every business should consider adapting them to their marketing plan.

VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: European Industry meeting with election of new board of directors

VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: European Industry meeting with election of new board of directors

This year's VDMA TFL industry meeting took place on 14 and 15 November in Berlin. For many years, the trade association has been committed to Europeanisation and this year, too, further European members have joined the ranks. "Only together as a European industry can we form an antithesis to the current global framework conditions and remain competitive," said Elgar Straub, Managing Director of the TFL trade association. The consequences of the trade dispute between the USA and China and the unclear Brexit situation are causing great uncertainty and unrest in the markets. The industry is also feeling this, and strong European cohesion is the necessary response to the current political and economic situation.

What is Sustainable fashion?

What is Sustainable fashion?

Sustainable is product, which is manufactured with environment-friendly raw materials, technologies and chemicals and respect for people - workers, local people, consumers.

It's extremely disappointing that Prada took so long to ban fur

It's extremely disappointing that Prada took so long to ban fur

Following yesterday ’s announcement that Prada will stop using fur from 2020, a Birmingham fashion expert has shared her disappointment in the Italian fashion house. “It is extremely disappointing that they have taken so long on such a poignant movement”, said Laura Arrowsmith, lecturer in Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University.

ASICS MetaRide Disrupts Running World with NEW Curved Technology

ASICS MetaRide Disrupts Running World with NEW Curved Technology

After two years of scientific development in the Kobe Asic’s Institute, the new MetaRide promises to revolutionize running. Why should you buy these incredible Asics shoes at your favorite Australia store? Waste less energy and run significantly farther with this unique sneaker technology. The MetaRide is just the first of a new line designed specifically for long distance runners.

The theme of the Pitti Immagine summer trade shows is THE PITTI SPECIAL CLICK

The theme of the Pitti Immagine summer trade shows is THE PITTI SPECIAL CLICK

Every six months at the Pitti Immagine fashion events there's something special going on. A spark that makes an always different alchemy, an energetic and emotional click that is difficult to contain.

Neiman Marcus opened a multi retail experience in New York City

Neiman Marcus opened a multi retail experience in New York City

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.

Milano Unica 28th edition - Satisfying results in terms of attendance and interest

Milano Unica 28th edition - Satisfying results in terms of attendance and interest

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.

Patrick Dempsey becomes a business partner in Italian luxury men’s brand KA/NOA

Patrick Dempsey becomes a business partner in Italian luxury men’s brand KA/NOA

Luxury men’s slow wear brand, KA/NOA announced today in Florence, Italy, that well-known actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey is joining the company as a business partner. Founded in 2017 by Italian born Bruno Grande, KA/NOA is a fast-developing men’s brand that is 100% Made in Italy, from the yarn to the label, and a personal project initiated by Bruno Grande and his wife Valerie.

VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: The industry is recording very good revenues

VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: The industry is recording very good revenues

"Sales in the Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 11.4 percent in real terms in the months from January to August 2018 compared with the previous year," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at the industry meeting and general meeting of the trade association in Munich. Similarly, exports by the sector, which brings together manufacturers of sewing and garment technology, shoe and leather technology as well as laundry and dry-cleaning technology, increased by 6.2 percent in 2017 from 1.049 billion euros (2016) to 1.114 billion euros (2017). "Although times are still economically successful, many external components, such as Brexit or the trade policy of the US President, are nevertheless bringing considerable unrest to the markets," said G?nter Veit, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.

Made With Respect Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet

Made With Respect Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet

Made With Respect joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

Promaslist - the essential tool to discover and contact French designers and brands

Promaslist - the essential tool to discover and contact French designers and brands

Promaslist.com is the essential tool to discover and contact French designers and brands in men’s fashion to see the collections but it is also a way to follow their presence at trade fairs and showrooms each season and get their contact information and sales points.