The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference brought together more than 900 stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to discuss and share current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development and interregional cooperation, and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. Silvia Kabaivanova, Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association and editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network, made a speach about How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector.
Protect the planet and fight climate change by discovering methods for positively impacting the environment. Every small change you make in your life can leave a large impact on the world. Start small by altering your daily habits within your home to create a better tomorrow.
Bemberg™ yarns are also entirely biodegradable and ecotoxicity-free - meaning that at the end of their life circle they break down into the environment leaving no trace in terms of toxic substances as attested by the Innovhub-SSI report.
The European textiles and clothing sector needs urgent support in order to remain a strategic pillar of the European economy, wrote Euratex.
We have written a lot about sustainability in the clothing industry. It is time to see how committed is the watch industry to ethical and ecological responsibility.
The days of thrift stores being connotated with musty old tee shirts are over. Resale culture has been deemed the “new sustainability” as consumers shift mindsets surrounding luxury goods and fashion. This mindset shift has widespread economic and environmental benefits, as resale of luxury designer goods benefits both the environment, the consigner, and the consignee.
If you’re like most people right now, you’re in a period of self-isolation as countries put strict lockdowns in place. While you may not be able to shop in physical stores right now, that doesn’t mean you miss out on stocking up on new clothes for yourself or your family or staying up to date on the latest fashion trends.
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.
Do you like one of a kind garments that allow you to stand out in the crowd? Do you prefer the quality of tailor-made clothing instead of what fast fashion has to offer? If slow fashion is what you desire in your collection then create your custom fabrics, find your local tailoring shop and get into work.
Thanks to its renown expertise, premium collaborations with some of the most influential fashion brands and an array of international awards, Jersey manufacturer TINTEX has established itself as a global leader in smart innovation. The commitment to support brands in creating responsible collections is interwoven into his motto Naturally Advanced.
World leading textile manufacturer Manteco presents its sustainable path for a better future: The Manteco System. A strategy and a vision shaping the company’s sustainable imprint since 1943. The system consists in the development and engineering of a production network involving 100 partner-companies from the whole supply chain within 10 km of Manteco HQs in Prato, Italy; “We all team up responsibly to create premium collection based on transparent , traceable circular economy practices,” comments Matteo Mantellassi, co-CEO of Manteco.
“Textile producers that have chosen our new generation of smart cotton have chosen sustainability and transparency,” say at the Greek yarn manufacturer which has developed an innovative and socially responsible system from the seed to the garment that supports farmers and businesses at the foothills of Mount Olympus
So far, ROICA™ the very first sustainable premium stretch fibre has become a global success in the market reaching in the end consumer’s wardrobe. At Première Vision, the company by leading material innovator Asahi Kasei takes place at the Smart Creation Area, the fair’s epicentre of sustainability. On show in Paris premium collaborations for the wardrobe of tomorrow starting from G-Star Raw cutting-edge smart jeans and Licia Florio’s soft sports apparel as well as the very next level of responsible innovation.
Manteco, the world leading premium wool manufacturer launches a new precious ingredient MWool; it’s the ‘upgraded’ recycled wool born from the company’s cutting edge Manteco System combined with sustainable innovation and heritage.
Advanced design and sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and quality made of “ethical” laces and tights of very high quality standards and an attentive look at fashion. Iluna Group, strengthened by this heritage, returns to Paris, this time to Premiere Vision, with an eco-sustainable lace collection and the brand new Yoga Capsule collection.
Bemberg doubles its presence at Premiere Vision with smart material innovations and new collaborations
Bemberg gears up for Premiere Vision with a great deal of novelties and a key statement on sustainability: Let’s Make it Circular! That’s why the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibers joins the fair with two booths, one in the yarn-focused sector – Hall 6 C52 6D53 – the other one in the Smart Creation area, the curated district showcasing cutting-edge sustainable innovation for the textile and fashion business. Hall3 S14.
From 20 to 24 June 2020, the leading international trade fair Texcare International will once again be the worldwide meeting place for laundry and dry-cleaning technology in Frankfurt am Main.
MUNICH FABRIC START Spring/Summer 2021 - A new level of sustainability, digitalisation, transparency
The MUNICH FABRIC START introduced the Spring/Summer 2021 season from 04 - 06 February in Munich. The accents were the BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual showcases presented by around 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals. The approximately 18,400 international trade visitors were offered a broad spectrum of strongly positioned collections with innovative product and trend statements. A new awareness of ecology and the increasing relevance of natural looks and resource-saving materials were noticed.
If you’ve been reading blogs, then you already know how White Label works and how you can use it to smash competition. But there is so much more to White Label than just being an alternative branding method to beating the competitor.
In August of this year, the pillars of the elite world fashion concluded the so-called Fashion Pact. Although this agreement does not carry any legal force, when industry giants represented by Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Prada, and 28 other companies begin to take measures to fight against global warming, this means that everything got pretty serious. This pact shows serious changes both in the priorities of the worldwide industry, but also in fashion trends for the coming decades.
Next summer, whether you plan to sun-bathe by the pool, swim in the ocean, or jog along palm-trees boulevards, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it sustainably, starting from what you wear.
The White Label World Expo is the leading online retail sourcing show, making it the perfect destination for manufacturers to showcase their products to a rapidly growing market. Based in four countries over three continents. It truly is a global event reaching a truly global audience.
C.L.A.S.S. the global platform for sustainable materials, fibres and textiles for the fashion business is ready up for its world tour in some of the most cutting-edge venues and events truly committed to ‘weave’ a better future. The first appointment will be the Textile Exchange conference, the influential annual event organised by the eponymous certification agency and non-profit association, held in Vancouver, BC – Canada, from October 16. Ready to discover smart and cutting-edge innovations? In Vancouver, C.LA.S.S. is looking forward to shaking hands at Booth 40.
Over 56 000 visitors came to seek inspiration and innovation at the September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris
The September 2019 edition of Premiere Vision Paris, the leading professional show for the creative fashion industry, was held from 17 to 19 September in Paris Nord Villepinte. The event, dedicated to the autumn-winter 2020-21 collections, welcomed 56,154 visitors from across the globe.
Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on September 5, 2019. Naia from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs. The competition finalists were challenged to incorporate Naia fabric remnants into their collection pieces. The Grand Final Fashion Show reached a global audience of industry professionals, media and VIPs at CENTRESTAGE and was livestreamed internationally.
The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) together with Detox - CID and Greenpeace Italia will present five eco-friendly collections during Pitti Immagine Uomo 96. Following the launch of The Time is Now! in January 2019, the project has reached the final phase: the collections will be presented on Tuesday 11 June in the Corte-Courtyard areas of the Palazzina Reale in Florence.
Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
Milan is no longer just the capital of economy and business. In fact, in recent years, Milan has built a solid reputation in the training sector. It is no longer news that the Polytechnic, Bocconi and State Universities are among the most prestigious in Europe, but the number of Italian and international professionals who choose Milan to attend postgraduate and masters courses increases year after year.
Exciting news out of ISPO Munich, this year ROICA™ premium stretch innovations will be showcased within ISPO Brandnew, the biggest platform for sporty startups worldwide. The ROICA™ booth will have a new centralized position at ISPO Munich, with an even more central position, to lead the way toward responsible innovation. Make certain to visit the fantastic new collections created by ROICA™ partners that combine; function and contemporary values for the modern customer. Asahi Kasei, the leader in sustainable stretch guaranteed to wow ISPO attendees with the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, an innovative range of the world's first responsibly made premium stretch fibers.
Two of TINTEX’s fabrics have made it into the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury’s Pick Category that represents fabrics which are a valuable contribution to this season Performance Days Focus Topic “WATER – OUR RESPONSIBILITY”
Sidonios Malhas was established on 8th June 1984, based on the spirit of initiative and experience of its founders, Sidonio Ferreira da Silva and his son Sidonio Teixeira da Silva, adopting the legal form of a Firm.
Siozos Furs company, adopting environmental awareness and attitude as far as the increasing ecological sensitivity is concerned, has created the 'Eco Natural Furs' company. Eco's hand-made products (fur accessories and ready-to-wear items) are produced with natural fur which results as a by-product of animals bred solely for the cover of their dietary needs (lamb, goat, beef, rabbit), as well as from the recycling of natural fur products.
At Lenzing believe that there’s no greater innovator than life itself: Everything is on the move, constantly changing, always taking new turns, opening new paths into the future, offering unprecedented challenges and opportunities. They are thankful for life’s variabilities because they inspire us to discover innovations that truly make a difference. That’s why their textiles are as aesthetic and emotional as they are functional. Their beauty care and hygiene products are unmatched in their comfort and performance. Lenzing’s fibers are essential ingredients to quality products that improve people’s lives. At the same time, they help to preserve our planet’s natural resources. Contributing to a better life is what drives us to research, explore and invent. Over the past decades, this spirit shaped their profile as a purposeful pioneer and the fiber industry’s leading innovator.
The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.
Halloween is very soon and everybody is getting ready for the holiday. Preparations include costumes, recipes, decoration and more. I decided to show you some nail art. Even if you don’t have Halloween vibes for getting a costume or crumble a pumpkin, you still need to be ready for the holiday with at least nail art, right?
Thanks to its modern production system, continuous quality tests and constant research for new technological solutions for a small but essential accessory such as zipper, Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. is a reality on the market since 1887, constantly growing and ready to face the future successfully. A sound-great firm organized in four manufacturing plants, equipped to fulfill the complete production cycle, to join in synergy creativity and quality, precision and punctuality.
La Patrie was founded in 2015 and is one of the first tanneries in the world to have industrialized the metal free tanning of precious alligator and crocodile skins.
ROICA™ Partners Showcase ROICA Eco-Smart™ family at MarediModa, the Trade Fair dedicated to Beachwear Fabrics and Accessories.
November 6th through 8th at MarediModa, gain insight into ROICA™ premium partners as they showcase their latest collections. A wide-range of offerings that include innovations using ROICA™ Eco-Smart™, the responsible choice. The premium stretch fiber, produced by Asahi Kasei, innovations that meet contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe; fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.
ROICA™ experts showcase the world-first ROICA Eco-Smart™ Family that offers 2 responsible made yarns: a GRS (Global Recycled Standard) version 3 certified yarn and the world’s first yarn awarded Cradle2Cradle Material Health Gold Level Certificate and Hohenstein Environment compatibility certification.
Autumn Winter 19/20 opts for solidity and a tactile and visual abundance, without excess. A season that: chooses originality as a key differentiating factor; relishes joyful, sporty and sensual multiplicity; plays with fantasy and imperfect harmonies; offers clear solutions as to innovative aesthetic and eco-responsible mechanisms; lays the groundwork for new, elegant and comfortable casualwear; draws on workwear and functionality to shake up the noble luxury of materials and shapes.
ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai
In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.
Recognized by its peers for its innovative environmental approach, 5 fabrics made from its fibers are exhibited on the brand new "Smart Materials" zone created within the Smart Square space at Premiere Vision Paris, an area dedicated to responsible creation.
Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.
Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.
Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.
The mere mention of Rick Owens and the first thing that comes to mind is breaking the rules. Hence the show that had everything from drama, deconstructed silhouettes, exaggerated elements, architectural shapes, all moved in unison with the aesthetics of the man himself. The styling and attitude of the models, the raw grunge feels and minimalist approach made this collection one of those that moved into a league of its own.
ITMA is the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. Organised by ITMA Services, the upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.
Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.
In Italy in 5 years (between 2011 and 2016) 267,000 shops closed, on average 122 per day, according to today.it website. The economic crisis has hit mostly small and medium-sized businesses.
Angelico has 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.
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
For the first time at FILO Milano, Filatura C4 is proud to present, in addition to the already established Re.Verso™ collection for contract, the Blue Drop winning fabric by Audejas, made with Re.Verso™ re-engineered wool. A result born from the shared commitment and vision to integrate a new generation of eco values into their circular economy creations.
Working to reach my goal, Pieter Petros have started with what he is most passionate about, i.e., designing suits. These suits are like no other, for the reason them being 100% natural and completely personalised. Which undoubtedly takes the confidence level of the individual a notch higher.
Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.
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.
In an age when fabrics are required to evolve constantly in order to retain their central role in the fashion cycle, Angelico is following two routes: exquisite weave, construction and hand in fabrics, and performance standards in line with the contemporary lifestyle. These two tendencies come together in products for different occasions in both the collection of orthogonal fabrics and the K1 creative collection, which also includes jersey and were presented at Milano Unica this month.
Have you decided it’s finally time to give up smoking? Great! Are you having a hard time actually committing yourself to that plan? Are you always in your “just this last cigarette” phase? If all this sounds familiar it means that you are a normal human being and you are finding it very hard to give up smoking even if you really want to. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. Often times it’s just a matter of getting the right incentives. Different things impact different people in different ways so the reason why your friend gave up smoking effectively for instance might not be strong enough for you to do the same. Whether it’s the nicotine patch or arizona medical marijuana from supurb.com, anything that helps you get rid of nicotine in the long run is definitely worth looking into. Hopefully, some of these less known advantages of quitting smoking will help you get on the right path.
That was precisely the objective in studying Milano Unica’s spring-summer 2018 trends: to think differently by combining historical periods, places and people apparently on opposite poles but which in reality share a common meaningful and enlightened contemporary view.
This new presentation of Monocel® yarns will demonstrate innovation and synergies to likeminded partners about its true potential, and how it can represent the next generation of smart cellulosic yarns. Here you can see and evaluate our Monocel® yarns for yourself in a range of jersey and woven fabric innovations.
From September 13-15, 2016, was held the latest edition of Première Vision Paris. About 1,900 exhibitors from 53 different countries around the world became part of the event. Canepa was there to showcase all of brand's clothing and accessory fabric collections for Fall-Winter 2017/2018, united around sustainability.
Marc Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. He holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.
The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories
The exhibitor recruitment campaign for the second edition of PRIMA MU was terminated with success: the show will include 121 Italian and foreign exhibitors. The first edition featured 66 Italian exhibitors and was visited by 1,580 highly qualified operators from 706 companies.
Deco 2000 duplicates the needlework of a skilled hand sewer by sewing true pick stitch, saddle stitch and long/short variations. Customized decorative stitching is easily programmable from the touch screen including the backtacking and condensed stitching at the beginning and end of the sewing cycle.
DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.
Filatura C4: Re.Verso™ partner of excellence for smart wool yarns for contract and woven fabrics for fashion, is now presenting at Filo its exclusive A/W 2017/2018 “Thanks to a shared philosophy and dedication to sustainable manufacturing and business, both companies have collaborated, with the support of C.L.A.S.S., to present a new dimension in eco-smart re-engineered wool based yarns, signed Re.Verso™ by Filatura C4, now especially targeted for the contract market” declared Alessio Catani, Managing Director of Filatura C4.
Okinawa was founded by its director, Michele Ruffin in the 1990s, and is located in the province of Padova, Italy. Okinawa has been supplying materials and technological processes of what we refer to as ‘ennoblement’ which is to say, the company uses are highly innovative, creative and exclusive, 100% made in Italy, applied materials and finishes that focuses on the world of leather.
MU New York features prestigious materials for men's and women's collections; avant-garde materials for the 'fashion' market; traditional and novelty shirting fabrics; denim; accessories. A total of 61 firms will participate in the upcoming edition, starting January 24, 2016.
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.
The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.
The everyday is held up for question, eccentrically, playfully, wittily: Viewpoints are expressed. Opinions are communicated. Impertinence is a must: Calling things out is a pleasure!
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris, held September 15-17, 2015, presented also the key directions at Techno fabrics. Let's take a look at the Eco focus...
Okinawa is based near Padova, Italy, and founded 30 years ago by Michele Ruffin. It has been renowned for its quality and creativity from the start, having always paid close attention to technological processes and materials for clothing, furnishing and accessories, focusing especially on the leather market.
GruppoCinque presents its new collections for the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season during Premiere Vision Paris
The new GruppoCinque collection for the fall/winter 2016/2017 season offers creations with a strong emotional impact, confirming the DNA of an innovative reality and projecting the company into a new level of being contemporary.
Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers.
Deliana Simeonova is the creator of Gaitani New York (Gaitani NY) - an online boutique, offering women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories, home decoration and paper products, inspired by folk motifs, symbols and memories of Bulgaria, combined with modern design.
On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
Missoni Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is the expressive telling of their itinerant man’s emotional metamorphosis as he journeys through the exhilarating country of India. The senses are awakened, time slowly erodes, culture and tradition delicately reveal themselves, vitality is reinvigorated and conventional, Western manner is abandoned for Eastern, sentimental rousing. Relaxed silhouettes, soft tailoring, featherweight knits and potent hues define this season’s Eastern state of mind.
he Ninetyfive family of yarns expands in the name of sustainable-cashmere knitwear. Now there are two sources of these “double life” yarns with an eco-friendly message. They are among the finest yarns by Filpucci, a company which combines its textile research expertise with a passion for exploring new sustainable alternatives.
The collaboration between designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco is marked by an often unspoken, always intense, creative dialogue. As a design team, Kaufman and Franco have shared a unique fashion trajectory - from designing for Valentino in Rome, to helming the Ungaro initiative in the U.S., to overseeing the entire scope of product at Anne Klein as co-creative directors - before establishing KAUFMANFRANCO in the fall of 2004.
For what would be glamour if not the art of transforming women into beings of light? In a tribute to Lola-Lola, the mythical character of 'The Blue Angel' movie, this collection tips its hat off to the famous costume makers of the great American cinema and Paramount, Gilbert Adrian, Jean Louis, Orry Kelly.
GREEN SHOWROOM and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are Europe's biggest platforms for green fashion during Berlin Fashion Week. A new avantgarde as well as established labels showed fashion, accessories, beauty and well-chosen lifestyle products which reconcile luxury and design with sustainability. Highlight of the trade fair was the glamorous Salonshow.
Some 3 000 guests attended the fully booked eco-fashion event on July 9, 2015 in Berlin's ewerk and had an up-close view of sustainable fashion collections presented by fantastic national and international designers. Up-and-coming designer Ina Budde won the first lavera Green Fashion Award.
The Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin have started the new season with 160 labels. From Wednesday until Friday (July 8-10, 2015), international designers presents their sustainably produced collections for Summer 2016 on the biggest presentation area ever. The broad offer comprises everything from high fashion and street and casualwear to shoes and accessories.
Rositsa Venkova and Gabriela Kazakova - students at the Apparel high school in Ruse, Bulgaria - had a huge success during the fashion show for the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection. Both girls already have national recognition for their talent - their garments have won first place award during the Panorama of the Professional education in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
British designer Bill Gaytten presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 women's collection for label John Galliano on Sunday (March 8th) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015).
February, 10-12 Miroglio Textile, textile division of the Miroglio Group, was present at Première Vision Paris with a renewed identity and with 4 collections that concretely demonstrate the distinctive elements of the company: innovation, creativity and smart technology at the service of the fashion industry.
Bacx™ by Centro Seta S.p.a research, processes and solutions that are eco-innovative are the basic ingredients for this first, exclusive collection of new-generation silk - 100% traceable and 100% Made in Italy. The new collections include classic looks “for elegance and style” that are certified GOTS, but also encompass eco high-tech silk blends with Newlife™ and fabrics with an unexpected feel and look made using Greenfiber™.
Designer's inspiration for the Fall-Winter 15/16 collection is 'the soul of the artist - intricate, complex individuals, who live in surrealist worlds'.
Spain's top jewellery designer and manufacturer, Carrera y Carrera celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique in Macau. This is Carrera y Carrera's first boutique in the greater China region, and marks an important milestone for the brand as it expands its market presence in Asia. CEO, Ms. Svetlana Kupriyanova, and Mr. Manuel Carrera, who is a fourth-generation descendant of the Carrera family which founded the brand, both graced the event with their presence as the brand celebrated this significant moment.
Gilles Clément is an acclaimed French horticultural engineer, gardener, landscape architect, botanist and writer. He was one of the first to allow nature to participate, and often lead, in the creative and ecological shaping of new landscapes and, for the last 40 years, he has had a significant influence on landscape design across the world.
This winter, H&M is celebrating the holidays with a spectacular campaign and festive collection. Global superstars Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are the stars of the campaign, singing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 new album Cheek To Cheek. The extended version of the commercial premieres at hm.com on November 25.
Earth, Wind & Fire is the new line of technical fabrics presented exclusively by Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills in the world, at the 19th MILANO UNICA (9-10-11 September 2014).
Christopher Bailey (the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry) presented his womenswear collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 yesterday (17 February, 2014) at the London Fashion Week.
Bailey's inspiration for his work was the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England - the place was home to artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
Gyula Szabó is a menswear fashion designer.
Hisoriginal qualification was electrician. He started makingclothes for himself in his twenties. A few years later, he changed his profession and became a garment industrial engineer.
He has worked as a pattern maker.
The New Year is here! And we offer you to keep the Christmas spirit for longer by making a decoration for your guests and family in a Christmas Tree shape and put it on your dinner table, during the whole January.
It's easy, fast and nice.
All you need is a square cloth napkin, a pin and a ribbon to decorate the top.
Italy held its first Wool Week from 10 to 16 September 2013 in Milan.
There were celebrations supporting the global Campaign for Wool inspired by the 'Live naturally, choose wool' claim and promoting wool as a natural, biodegradable and renewable fibre.
One of the aims is to build a bridge between the textile community, fashion industry and consumers.
Women handbags for cold season of 2013/14 are totally different in size, shape, material, texture and color. So, every lady will be able to find her own type of accessory, which is both modern and personal.
Let's take a look at some of the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 top trends...
Sandals in summer 2013 will be influenced by the spirit of 60s and 70s. Galore of colors, prints, lace and floral patterns, fringe, metallic highlights and decorations! These are the key elements of fashionable summer 2013 sandals. And since combine comfort, practicality and charm, flat sandals are still the most preferred ones, because they guarantee to their owner cosiness during the long evening walks along the beach or through the public parks.
British designer Henry Holland breaks Guinness world record, creating the world's longest dress. It's 15 m long, 480 m2 wide and adorned with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals. The long silk red-and-yellow polka dots dress was shown at a ceremony at the new Trinity Leeds shopping center in Leeds, England.
Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet have inspired designers of prom dresses 2013 to offer so many beautiful and sophisticated dresses. Among the key fashion trends are ruffles, sparkle of sequins, sheer fabrics, chiffon and lace.
Take a look at some of the best designer models for your prom 2013.
If you love to create beautiful things, but do not have much time or resources, we propose an idea for a beautiful autumn decoration that is right for you. Why not decorate your home with a bouquet of roses made from multicolored autumn leaves? It can be made in minutes, but will embellish your home or office for a long time.
Stella McCartney is launching her first eco friendly lingerie line called "Stella" next month. It is designed with colorful day-to-day bras and underwear that are going to make women feel more comfortable, sexy and fashionable. "It has to fit, function and do its job", commented the British designer.
The line includes five different bra shapes, including a molded underwire, a plunge version and a strapless and seamless style. The colours are electric blue, python, pink and black. The lingerie will all be made from organic cotton and recycled metals.
Summer 2012 is trapped in neon brilliance and amazing combinations of colors and shapes. This is also valid for the pedicure, which stands more than ever against the cut and sexy sandals. Do not hesitate to experiment with your favorite shades, all sorts of floral, graphic and ethnic patterns, stickers, crystals and even 3D decorations. The most recent trend is a different color or decoratation on each nail.
World famous designer and luxury shoemaker Manolo Blahnik designed a new collection of eco-friendly shoes made from fish scale.
The only artificial material is the cork. The collection is part of a collaboration with US-based eco-designer Marcia Patmos and will be included in the Spring-Summer 2012 runway show in New York.
The original shoes will be sold for $895 at Manolo Blahnik stores.
Stella McCartney will launch a line of eco-friendly sunglasses made of more than 50 percent natural and renewable materials for Spring 2012.
"The greatest challenge was the amount of time that was spent on research and testing to get the best quality product possible with the highest performance in terms of resistance, while still maintaining the style and finish we always try to achieve," said McCartney.
The Italian brand Gucci is launching a collection of eco sunglasses. The new glasses are made from an acetate high in natural materials, using less petro chemicals or a material made from castor seeds. And the both new materials look pretty similar to normal sunglasses material.
In this initiative Gucci is hand in hand with Safilo Group - the company which manufacturing sunglasses and optics for most famous brands like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent.
This Spring, Target's introducing its Calypso St. Barth's signature island-inspired aesthetic for the home. Full of vibrant colors and fun patterns, this line will become a real hit.
The collection brings destination-chic style to an assortment of home products in rich corals and blue hues on items like ceramic teapots, decorative pillows, melamine dinnerware, and glass tumblers.
Marks & Spencer has launched the high street's first ever carbon neutral bra – part of the new Autograph Leaves lingerie collection.
The Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company has calculated and independently certified the footprint of the entire Autograph Leaves collection, which includes four styles of bra, three knickers and a set of suspenders.
Design duo: Alberta Ferretti and Emma Watson have finally unveiled their eco-friendly fashion collaboration, Pure Threads. It features five Seventies-style pieces inspired by Miss Watson's fashion idol, actress Jane Birkin, and is made entirely from environmentally-friendly materials.
The Harry Potter star has designed for People Tree, modeled for Burberry and is current face of Lancome.
In light of the three-year partnership between Gucci and The Recording Academy, the two partners have teamed up to help preserve one of the most important musical finds in recent years.
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live is leading the effort in assessing a Muzak archive that was recently discovered in a warehouse in South Carolina.
Christina Anton, student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, founder of Boo and Boo Factory hand-makes colorful geometric leather jewelry from recycled leather with a bit of a tribal feel.
It’s as though the Boo and Boo Factory took three of the most popular fads out there in the accessory industry and meshed them together to create a colorfully unique line that is appealing on so many levels.
The new, H&M Conscious Collection, is made from enviromentally – adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® and recycled polyester. The line was inspired by different shades of white, one of the most important colors this Spring. The collection is divided in three lines - women, men and kids clothing.
Womenswear is inspired by an updated romantic style in which blouses, tunics and T-shirts with Broderie Anglaise are a key trend.
World-famous furniture brand "Bretz" created a unique living room furniture collection with inlaid Swarovski crystals.
The German brand is known for its splendor and avant-garde style.
Available in several glamorous colors, these flamboyant pieces are handmade and feature leather upholstery.
If you want to be noticed by everyone at your prom, then you need only one of the designer hats and head decorations made by Irina Sardareva. With the unique designer hats, there is no way to remain unnoticed.
Irina Sardareva is the most famous hats designer in Bulgaria. In her House of hats situated near the Russian monument you will find a unique collection of head decorations and designer hats for your special day.
The season Spring/Summer 2011 marked the triumphant return on the stage of the “retro style” trend: the collections of many designers are strongly influenced by the style o the 70s. Following that trend, the cosmetics giant Lancome released a limited edition seventies inspired lipstick, called “Lancome French Touch Absolu”. It is inspired by the icons of the 70s and the legendary Studio 54. The packaging looks like a glam disco ball and the main color juicy berry, which is universally flattering and wearable by everyone.
Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in 2011: this is the green result that Benetton Group will achieve by introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers – 100% biodegradable and recyclable – in place of the plastic hangers usually used to display garments. The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany), will gradually replace their plastic predecessors throughout the worldwide network of Benetton stores.
The bridal collection for 2011 of designer Gergana Simeonova is now ready and offers elegant and stylish vision of the future brides. The collection has been made in the spirit of the typical of Atelier SIMON femininity and sexiness.
The colors of the bridal collection are snow white and light cream, fading into champagne. Decorations of brooches made from Swarovski crystals complement the outfits.
The new collection of studio Style G offers to the young ladies prom, evening and wedding dresses made from quality fabrics like chiffon, organza, silk, lace and more.
The dresses are decorated with Swarovski crystals, brooches, and flowers. We work with fabrics in all colors. The silhouette is straight and simple, with charming design and uniqueness of the model.
You’re in love with a dress by Jovani?
You can’t stop watching your favorite model by Faviana?
That’s why we offer you the services of online boutique Belnoir, where you can find the collections of prom and formal dresses by some of the leading American fashion houses. In Belnoir boutique can be found models of Jovani, Faviana, Blush Prom, Scala, BG Haute, Allure, Night Moves and others.
Today is difficult to imagine how in the past the trousers were considered as typically male garment, that is not appropriate for women. Modern trends offer wide selection of pants for both men and women’s wardrobe.
The story of trousers begins in Ancient East. After that, this type of clothing is used by some European tribes.
The Harry Potter star, Emma Watson is working with Italian designer Alberta Ferretti on an organic clothing line. Ferretti became interested in working with Emma after seeing her work for Fair Trade’s People Tree line.
The duo have chosen as their muse 60s icon Jane Birkin, she of the namesake bag and classic androgynous style.
This smart and elegant Reveal bamboo watch is handcrafted out of natural bamboo and is both a fashionable and environmental watch in one.
Bamboo is ultra durable, it's got none of that strange BPA and phthalate stuff in plastic, it's naturally great looking (no paint needed), and it's the fastest growing woody plant on earth, eager to help eat up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us humans.
Donna Distefano's jewelry line features gorgeous gems created without unnecessary environmental destruction and without human rights violations.
The Fair Trade-certified pieces are custom-made and hand-wrought in the New York studio of the company with eco-friendly refining, substance purification, and recycled metals.
Etsy is a social commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys.
Many individuals also sell craft supplies like beads, wire, jewelry making tools and much more. The vintage items on the site have only one rule to follow: they must be 20 years or older.
365 days. 365 outfits. 365 dollars.
Young American designer, inspired by the movie "Julie & Julia" in which a woman tries on a new dish every day, decided to launch her own fashion project. Its initial period is one year during which the designer Marissa Lynch will stop doing traditional clothing shopping and will wear only made by her clothes.
Textile and apparel industry in Bulgaria is the second most important industry (after tourism) for the country’s economy. This industry includes around 3000 small and medium companies, which employ approximately 170 000 people. According to some research, in 2009 the occupied in the production of clothes in Bulgaria are specialized mainly in the creation of lady’s store clothes – trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, top garment...
Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles, partners in the House of Deréon fashion line, are getting into the home décor business.
Knowles family's brands, "House of Deréon" and "Deréon" have expanded into bedding through a license with Arrow Home Fashions, which would also handle the distribution.
Julia Jurevich came to Geneva to present Bulgaria at the Eco Chic forum – a world fashion exhibition. 48 fashion designers will take part in this forum. Among them will be the famous designers Rick Owens and Diane von Furstenberg.
Forum producers invited Julia because they were impressed by her photossesion where she has presented a special dress made by Evgeni Petkov. The last one is the only Bulgarian representative at this exhibition.
If nails are your passion, we offer you several ideas for original
The original nail designs contain the symbols of Christmas - Santa Claus, Reindeer, Christmas tree, Christmas Wreath, Christmas decorations etc.
The manicure on the photos is hand painted by Janet Riffe.
Burberry turned the barbed wire in a stylish jewelery and watches.
The new collection of the British brand included series of watches and a bracelet, which reminds a simple barbed wire, but ... made of gold.
Decorative studs on the bracelet are far less dangerous than the ordinary spiked barbed wire. They make the accessories unique.
The price of each one of them is around 475 pounds.
Dior lovers can enjoy the new Christal watch.
The Christal 42mm Automatic by Dior is designed to be modern with an "Art deco" vibe yet sporty at the same time and it is crawling with jewels. The bracelet has black sapphires or you can get the other version that has a total of 190 diamonds that equates to 1.47 carats.
The dial is made of black lacquer and there are Arabic numerals with markers in between and the sapphire crystal caseback window reveals the Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.
Designers from the New York's brand Hanami make unique decorations from real flowers.
Design from nature! And we help a little. Hanami made a new collection pendants, brooches, and earrings from orchid, roses and leaves in different colours.
The designers have selected the most beautiful leaves, dehydrated and covered them with several coats transparent resin.
Tarred covering allows leaves to keep their natural forms and to shine in the sun. Nature makeс every leaf unique and that's why every adornment looks unique.
On the 8th edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria - "Fashion Evenings" that was held on 13th and 14th of June 2009 in Grand Hotel Varna in "Sv. Konstantin I Elena" resort SoledoArts presented bio t-shirts made from organic cotton of "Earth Positive".
Bio-cotton is grown without chemicals with gathered rain water. Harmful chemicals are also not used during the manufacturing and treatment of the organic cotton and the ecologically clean products are of a higher quality.
The AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing commemorates
the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin’s prodigious
victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race
On June 13th and 14th, the 2009 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours is bound to thrill both motor sports enthusiasts and fine watchmaking devotees. Half a century after the extraordinary feat accomplished by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, who had snatched a complete victory at the wheel of the incredible DBRI, Aston Martin will once again be on the starting line of the legendary endurance race.
International Fair Plovdiv organizes in Plovdiv, in partnership with the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters – BAATPE, the spring edition of the largest business initiative in the field of textile and apparel named BGate Spring.
The exhibition is expected to be the venue where Bulgarian manufacturers can meet their colleagues and partners active on the domestic and international markets. Its aim is to create a suitable business environment for exchanging contacts, strengthening the existing relationships and establishing new co-operations.
Spring is the season of weddings. The weather is warm and kind. In the air
hovers love and high mood. Wedding dresses continue to inspire from romance
of the feast. Some designers take a look back to 20's of the last century.
We propose you the accents of this spring actual fashion trends.
Embroidery with floral elements
It is modern the contrast of white dress and decoration of textile flowers. Three colored threads are weaven into flowers - burgundy, black, sailor's blue or dark green.
The 5-th International b2b Gift Exhibition REGALO will take place on 12 – 14 March, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The success of the previous editions definitely showed that the recently established gift market in Bulgaria is quickly developing and expanding. A lot of gift shops are still appearing in order to meet the growing demand for all sorts of gift items for any occasion, from business and luxury to original and amusing ones.
The total consumption of gifts, decorative articles, jewelry, household articles, toys, sports, camping goods and stationery in 2007 in Bulgaria amounted to ? 364 million and is continuing to grow steadily. This process is highly favored by the EU membership of the country and the whole economic growth in the Region.
Beautiful Snow-whites entertained the guests at the Christmas Fashion show in the Central Department Store TZUM
Irra, Deso from the group D2, Niki Iliev and 20
models from Xground entertained the guests at the
Christmas Fashion Show in the biggest Central
Department store in Sofia on 19 December.
Friends, partners and clients of the store enjoyed the Christmas surprises around the Christmas tree in the first floor of the building. The guests of the party participated in a tombola and received many awards. Photo sessions were also organised, presenting clothes with the brand names of the leading companies, being sold in the store - Tom Tailor, Puma, Tiffany, 7 Seconds, Etere, Nemo, Motor Jeans,