A sector alliance that was formed to tackle issues relating to microplastics has completed the next phase of its project to develop a harmonised industry standard for the supply chain. The Cross Industry Agreement (CIA) has revealed the results of a fibre fragmentation trial that has been carried out in advance of establishing a CEN Standard (from the European Committee for Standardization). Once confirmed, the standard will also become an ISO standard under the Vienna Agreement, providing apparel manufacturers and policy makers with a vital tool as part of wider work to reduce microfibre shedding into the environment.
Natural fibres are known and appreciated for their intrinsic characteristics of comfort, softness, resistance and versatility. Synthetic fibres are cheaper, and this factor has led many companies to prefer them to natural fibres.
This immaculate collection of quintessentially British menswear pieces was formed for a sophisticated gentleman who consistently seeks out refined innovation.
Continuing to push the boundaries of textile innovation, Amsterdam-based textile studio BYBORRE unveils a Merino wool capsule collection in partnership with The Woolmark Company, as part of the label’s Spring/Summer 2020 TDK (Textile Development Kit) Edition™.
Since 1931, Bemberg™ is a new material definition for responsible luxury. The one for cool exquisite comfort, whose smart heritage is born in a circular economy. Made by Asahi Kasei, the company is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel.
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
Since the formation of Campaign for Wool by The Prince of Wales in 2010, the company has promoted globally the multifarious benefits of wool, ranging from its versatility in clothing, use in thermal house insulation and its inherent sustainability. As a result the public is slowly becoming more aware of the role wool plays in everyday life from luxury tailoring, carpeting and saddle cloths.
Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.
Woolen mill Comero Biella Italy is specialises in the production of classic fabrics for menswear as well as womenswear. High end products, easily renewed from collection to collection with fine fibres and high performance stretch fabrics which maintain the appeal of timeless Italian style. Comero collections are entirely produced in our Gattinara mill situated between the plains of Novara and Vercelli, closely linked to the Biella area. These wool and fabric manufacturing areas boast centuries of tradition and are the place where the passion in their family business has matured artisan experience, research and technological innovation in order to transform the finest fibres into fabrics that speak of the style and quality of the “made in Italy” brand.
On a secluded beach near his beloved Marseille, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus unveiled his highly anticipated debut menswear collection. Awash with blues, yellows, creams and orange, the Spring/Summer 2019 offering conjures up images of long summery days in the south of France – where Jacquemus spent his childhood.
Lanificio Luigi Colombo is the world’s top producer of cashmere and high quality fibres. Knowledge of raw materials, high technology and experience in traditional craftsmanship are the distinctive elements of a philosophy built on values that create culture and culture that creates quality.
The importance of selecting the best natural fibres directly from the markets of origin, has been the cornerstone of Zegna’s pre-eminence in the luxury fabric market. A positive and fair relationship with the communities, regions and countries was essential for the success and for the constant improvement of fibres.
This will be a season of movement, starting with the delightfully undulating structures and finishes that bestow performance on the summery elegance chosen by Angelico to dress active days. Brightness and innovation accompany the collections of traditional fabrics and K1, the creative range that includes jersey.
Loro Piana remains focused on its most iconic heritage fabrics: ZELANDER®, naturally resistant for dynamic lifestyles past and present
Following the new corporate textile campaign for the fabric Tasmanian® launched last July, Loro Piana continues to focus its energies on the excellence and exceptional, timeless performance of its most iconic fabrics. At the Milano Unica fair, for the SpringSummer 2019 collection, the spotlight will be on Zelander®, a family of fabrics made of New Zealand merino wool, characterised by their extraordinary resilience, as well as their lustre, elasticity and exquisitely warm, soft feel. These properties are all highlighted by studies carried out on the fabric’s outstanding performance, and by the refined, unique spinning and weaving techniques used by Loro Piana that guarantee the wearer will enjoy pure wool garments providing the utmost comfort and a perfect fit. This applies particularly to the Natural Stretch version: its rippling capacity means the wool has a natural “internal memory”, allowing the fibre to “remember” and return to its original shape, even after movements, wringing or crushing.
The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, one of the oldest in the world with more than 350 years’ history and with the thirteenth generation of the same family at the helm, presents the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection at the Milano Unica XXVI edition. For this collection, the designers were inspired by the colours, the surroundings, and the graphics of NOMADISM: from the desert Tuaregs, to the Mongolian populations of the tundra, to the Maasai of the African uplands, a nomad by his very nature is constantly on the move. The animate and inanimate things all around him must be suited to his predisposition to travel. Most of all, his clothing.
Cygnet Texkimp provides specialist knowledge and bespoke machinery for the global technical fibre and fabric, paper, plastic, foil and film processing markets. They focus on the design and manufacture of leading-edge creel technologies and accessories for the unwinding, tensioning and guiding of all types of yarns, tapes and fibres, from package to process.
The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
GOTS is comprised of four reputed member organisations, namely OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute to the GOTS, together with further international stakeholder organizations and experts, their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing.
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.
Since 1925, Lanificio Luigi Ricceri has been located in Prato, in Via Bologna. Founded by Luigi Ricceri and carried on by his son Georgio, the company is now run by the founder's grandsons Francesco and Luigi.
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.
The development of Brunello fabrics involves a huge variety of yarns: silk, cupro, viscose, acetate, cotton, wool, elastan, nylon, polyester and new fibres, some of which are spun specifically for us. Over and above classic compact cloths and dobbies, creative fantasy versions range from traditional jacquard to piazzato fabrics, free patterns, checks, pin-stripes, conventional and ink jet prints and cloth or yarn dyed. This is combined with our accurate finishing techniques and allows Brunello the prestigious Marks & Spencer accreditation, which has been met for many years. This mix of innovation and creativity ensures that Brunello fabrics are original and unique.
For the most important national fashion and lifestyle event, the company from Tuscany - world leader in the manufacturing of high-end creative yarns for knitwear with unique products – has once again renewed its inexhaustible research vocation, which has always been its hallmark. On June 28th, at Sala Riunioni Area Monumentale (1st floor), Filpucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the press conference: “Fifty years of Filpucci - History tells the future”, with talks by Raffaello Napoleone, Managing Director of Pitti Immagine, Leandro Gualtieri, Filpucci President and founder, and Federico Gualtieri, Filpucci Vice President.
Oliver Spencer believes the way a man chooses to dress is changing, particularly in the work place. At the centre of this transition is the shirt, a wardrobe linchpin, it's a garment equally synonymous with dressing down as smartening up these days. By combining this shift with the the Oliver Spencer customer - a creative, free thinking and confident man, Oli set out to create their current offering of shirts, each with a distinctive collar style.
Beam me up, Scotty: a large amount of material has to be transported for a journey into space – and technical textiles account for a large proportion of them. Examples of the parts and products in which they are to be found will be on show at the ‘Living in Space’ exhibition during this year’s Techtextil und Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017), which has been organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
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.
Two months before Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection is sent down the runway at New York Fashion Week, the New York-based fashion designer was in Australia visiting the source of Merino wool - the natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre which lies at the heart of his latest collection.
Strategic developments, structural changes, a reorganised offer... next 13-15 September, Première Vision Paris will seek to further promote and coordinate the complementary offer of its 6 shows within one homogenous, coherent and efficient event. This reflects a continuity with prior editions, which saw synergies and transversality strengthened between the show's many activity sectors and know-hows.
"The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the type of products we can create and also the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products", says Linnéa Nilsson at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, whose thesis studied the relationship between textile design and product design.
QANTAS once again turns to Australian Merino wool as almost 3000 pilots fly high in suits made from the natural fibre. Qantas pilots will receive a new uniform for the first time in 13 years, with more than 30,000 metres of suiting fabric needed for the pilots’ wool suits.
Constant investment to deliver an increasingly ecologically sustainable printing method and a project dedicated to the importance of our heritage. These are the two objectives for Miroglio Textile in 2016.
A natural textile made with woven leaves, high-tech designs and the Greenpeace Detox commitment. Lanfranchi Spa new positioning marks a step forward in combining the power of creativity and the innovation DNA with a responsible mission for the future.
The company was founded in 1875 in Bradford by William Halstead (1815-1924). Late in 1889 with the business expanding rapidly, William built Stanley Mills to which the company transferred in 1890 and still operates from today. The business has been run by a further five members of the family until in 2006 the company was acquired by SIL Holdings Ltd, another Bradford based family textile business. SIL are one of the largest speciality fibre manufacturers and merchants in the world.
Taylor & Lodge uses only the finest wool from around the world and works exclusively with some of these Merino sheep farms.
Worsted cloth has been manufactured in and around the valleys of Bradford and Huddersfield, Yorkshire for hundreds of years. Weavers and finishers were attracted to the area by the abundant supply of soft water from the Pennine hills for power and to use as part of the finishing process of cloth.
Italian style will entwine with the finest Australian fibre when the International Woolmark Prize menswear final takes place as part of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence.
The Ermanno Scervino Man for Spring Summer 2016 abandons himself in a glamorous dégagée dimension.
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.
Spring/Summer 2016: GruppoCinque presents a new identity and two collections, Gruppocinque and Swing
The Como-area textile company, a leader in manufacturing high-quality, yarn-dyed, plain, and jacquard-patterned woven textiles that are 100% Made in Italy and endowed with a strong fashion content, is presenting a whole new identity at the upcoming textiles trade shows, with fabrics that hold plenty of surprises in store. A S/S 2016 collection that shifts the boundaries of quality and creativity to even higher levels, offering a new textile “alchemy” that expresses the company’s heart as it fuses together emotions, designs, and colours on the one hand, and innovation, responsibility, and technical and contemporary aesthetics on the other.
A complex personality, which seems simple to the eyes of a stranger, hiding her beauty and containing her biggest wishes. While observing the others passing by, clearly marked by the ending spring season, she feels how her feelings and passions start swirling within her, trying not to explode.
Virgin wool has two definitions. First, it is the wool taken from a lamb's first shearing. This is the softest and finest wool produced. Second, virgin wool can refer to wool that has never been used, processed, or woven before. This type of virgin wool can come from an adult sheep.
H&M is a wonderful example of a company making meaningful change in the textile industry. With its constantly increasing demand for organic cotton, H&M sends an important signal to producers and at the same time makes more sustainable fashion accessible and desirable to a broad target group.” says LaRhea Pepper, Managing Director at Textile Exchange.
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.