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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.

C.L.A.S.S. e-commerce - the place to source responsible material innovations with low minimums

C.L.A.S.S. e-commerce - the place to source responsible material innovations with low minimums

The new, e-commerce platform provides an opportOur new, e-commerce platform provides an opportunity for designers, fashion startups, and fashion students to source responsible smart materials. Be inspired as you explore available C.L.A.S.S. select partners’ materials. They now offer low minimums and the chance to purchase up to 50 meters max, as you source responsibly.

Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative Officer

Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative Officer

Riccardo, who is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, will direct all Burberry collections and present his first for the brand in September. He will be based at Burberry’s headquarters in London.

The new artistic director of Berluti is Kris Van Assche

The new artistic director of Berluti is Kris Van Assche

Berluti has announced Kris Van Assche as its new artistic director, succeeding Haider Ackermann, who announced that he is leaving the French fashion house on March 30.

Kim Jones is the new Dior  Homme's creative director

Kim Jones is the new Dior Homme's creative director

Kim Jones is officially Dior Homme’s new artistic director. The British designer who stepped down from his coveted role at Louis Vuitton earlier this year will become the successor to Kris Van Assche who had previously held the position for eleven years.

Research grant for high temperature resistant nonwovens

Research grant for high temperature resistant nonwovens

Finest fibers ( 1 µm) open new applications in the areas of personal protective textiles, hot gas fine dust filtration, battery separators and fuel cell membranes. Currently production plants are limited in terms of temperature and pressure.

Sales of Italian textiles are up 1.3% in 2017

Sales of Italian textiles are up 1.3% in 2017

Made-in-Italy textiles (including wool, cotton, linen, silk fabrics and knits) are expected to close 2017 with an overall turnover of Euro 7.94 billion, up by 1.3%, according to estimates by the Confindustria Moda Research Center.

Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn

Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn

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.

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

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.

The Woolmark Company unveiled The Wool Lab Spring/Summer 2019 at Milano Unica

The Woolmark Company unveiled The Wool Lab Spring/Summer 2019 at Milano Unica

Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available Merino wool fabric and yarn manufactures, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, February 6 - 8.

Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles

Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles

A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.

303 TUSCANS – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION was given to Ethical brands from the Netherlands

303 TUSCANS – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION was given to Ethical brands from the Netherlands

On 21.01.2018 at Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam was held the second International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Modefabriek.

Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton

The artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear is set to leave the LVMH-owned mega-brand after seven years.

Tranzend Launches High-Tech, Adaptable, Waterproof Suit on Kickstarter

Tranzend Launches High-Tech, Adaptable, Waterproof Suit on Kickstarter

Sartorial aesthetics, sophisticated technology and environmental sustainability combined into a single two-piece suit for all occasions.

Woolmark and Scabal join forces to show the art of traditional craftsmanship

Woolmark and Scabal join forces to show the art of traditional craftsmanship

The Woolmark Company and iconic menswear brand SCABAL have once again joined forces, producing a stunning short film saluting the heroes of the handmade, the believers of bespoke and those who handle perfection.

An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics

An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics

Angelico proposes a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.

Giovanni Luigi Bordone talks about presenting yourself with impact

Giovanni Luigi Bordone talks about presenting yourself with impact

Whether you like it or not, your clothing communicates and it can have a serious effect on your ability to achieve success. Research shows that your appearance strongly influences other people's perception of your financial success, authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, and suitability for hire or promotion.

Menswear exports outside the EU-28 accounted for 23% of total clothing exports last two years

Menswear exports outside the EU-28 accounted for 23% of total clothing exports last two years

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade for 2015-2016. It includes trade trends by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trading partners.

Nina-Maria Nitsche as Brioni's New Creative Director

Nina-Maria Nitsche as Brioni's New Creative Director

Nina-Maria Nitsche previously worked at Maison Martin Margiela. She joined the brand in 1989 and, for the following 23 years, worked closely with the designer. After the designer’s resignation, in 2009, Nitsche took over the creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela.

Italian men's suits brand MABRO celebrates 60 years anniversary at Pitti Immagine Uomo

Italian men's suits brand MABRO celebrates 60 years anniversary at Pitti Immagine Uomo

Men's Fashion Group Florence prepares a celebration of 60 years of the Italian men's suits brand MABRO at Pitti Immagine Uomo 92. Recently the most modern European factory for made-to-measure suits RICHMART has bought the main controlling share of Men’s Fashion Group Florence and the following brands: MABRO, M52 and MABRO Donna.

Google, Dior, French Federation of the Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter, Skolkovo and other leaders will tell about the future in Fashion Futurum Conference

Google, Dior, French Federation of the Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter, Skolkovo and other leaders will tell about the future in Fashion Futurum Conference

On March 16-17 over 30 world fashion industry leaders from 9 countries will meet in the very center of Moscow to discuss contemporary trends and main challenges of the industry. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia the Central Exhibition Hall Manege will become the heart of the primary innovative fashion technologies.