European textile industry increasingly exposed to global pressure according to Euratex
European textile industry is exposed to global pressures more than ever before; policy makers need to consider that global dimension.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
David Roubach is CEO and Founder of Balena, leading Balena’s strategy and long-term vision. Before Balena, David co-founded “The Fridge,” a non-profit organization aiming at reducing food waste. The project provided a series of community fridges located in public spaces, enabling food to be shared within a community, allowing anyone to put in and take out food. David studied Business Administration at the Reichman University in Israel, and Fashion and Sustainability at the University of Bocconi in Milan.
The Benefits of Choosing a Quality Clothing Manufacturer
When looking for high-quality clothing, it ’s important to consider the source. A reputable clothing manufacturer has a long history of research and design behind its products. Italian production is often seen as a sign of quality, as the country has a long tradition of fashion excellence.
New sustainability regulations in France for 2023 inform consumers on the pollution of the products
The fashion industry is about to experience a major shift - new regulations on sustainability in Europe and the USA will force many brands to become more transparent about their manufacturing processes and environmentally friendly practices, drastically reducing greenwashing in the industry.
Three Ways in Which the Fashion Industry is Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
The fashion world has made big strides in diversity. However, the 2021 State of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Fashion survey by McKinsey & Company shows that approximately 87.5% of people surveyed do not feel represented in advertising campaigns and fashion shoots, or on the runway. Many brands have aimed to make a true difference through their choice of models and the establishment of diversity and inclusion policies that embrace authentic progress and change. The lingerie sector is one that is shining particularly brightly in this sense, prioritizing body positivity and non-judgmental acceptance in three main ways.
Hybrid Enterprise Europe Network Matchmaking for Textiles and Fashion Organizations at Biarritz Good Fashion 2022
The match-making event brings together companies, R&D centres and academies in the field of textiles and fashion, actions sports and the swimwear industry. It is a unique opportunity to generate new business, technology and research and innovation contacts and contracts.
The international fashion trade fair TextailorExpo 2022 will take place in October
The international exhibition for textiles and fashion TextailorExpo 2022 will take place from October 27-29, 2022 at the Plovdiv International Fair. For three exhibition days, companies will have the opportunity for a presentation and B2B meetings. Within the framework of the exhibition, the TexTailor Expo team, together with partner professional organizations, prepared an accompanying program of seminars and events for maximum benefit to the professional world of the textile and fashion industry, as well as the Leather sector.
Seizing growth opportunities in Bulgarian TCLF industries
The textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries employ 80,000 workers in Bulgaria. However, employment has gone down by 20% in the past four years which is a concern. Social partners discussed the challenges and opportunities of the new EU Sustainable Textiles Strategy and focused on both environmental and social sustainability.
European Textile Industry calls for immediate action to tackle the energy crisis
The European textile & fashion in Europe, represented by EURATEX, calls for a single European strategy to tackle the energy crisis. To safeguard the future of the industry, a revision of the electricity price mechanism is necessary and an EU wide cap on gas prices at 80€/MWh. Special company support needs to be granted to avoid bankruptcy and relocation of textile production outside Europe.
Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry
Read on to find out about fashion careers and their specifics. Valuable tips on how to master the professions and get into the industry are here too.
Fashion Business: How To Write A Fashion Business Plan
What do fashion moguls on Fifth Avenue have in common with fledgling designers in basements? They all had a business strategy before they began making garments and recruiting software developers.
Why The Clothing Industry Relies On Plastic Pallets
The clothing industry relies on the use of plastic pallets. In fact, the fashion industry is one of the biggest users of plastic pallets worldwide. They are used in the manufacturing and distribution of clothes. Plastic pallets offer many advantages over wood or metal pallets. They are lighter weight, making them easier to handle. They are also more durable and resistant to moisture and pests. This makes them ideal for use in the clothing industry.
4 Killer Ideas To Market Your Sustainable Fashion Brand
The fashion industry's growth rate is gradually stabilizing, indicating a swift recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. But just like all other industries, nothing remains the same going into the post-pandemic future.
How To Decide On A Custom Patch Maker
Custom patches are great for adding a dash of colour into your life. They can also be used to promote any clubs, charities, businesses, or events that you’re a part of. They are embroidered and placed onto a backing that can be fixed onto jackets, clothing, or bags – so you can represent them no matter what! If you’re thinking about creating a personalised or customisable promotional product, before you decide on your final embroidered patches, it is best to do some research to decide on a customer patch maker. Here are a few things to consider before making your patches.
A new cluster alliance has been created to promote green and digital transition for the fashion industry
The CLOTH project „CLuster Alliance fOr the Transition to green and digital fasHion” aims to boost the inter-regional cooperation through the creation of a cluster alliance within the Fashion sector. This new alliance will support SME`s in the digital and sustainable transformation and will enhance cooperation, partnerships and networking among clusters and SME`s from the Fashion sector.
High energy costs undermine crucial transformation of the textile and clothing industry
The current energy crisis is impacting on the competitiveness of the European textile and clothing industry. Because there are limited alternatives to the use of gas in different parts of the production process, production costs increase sharply. EURATEX asks the European Commission and Member States to urgently support the industry to avoid company closures. At the same time, we need a long term vision to move towards climate neutrality, while keeping the T&C industry internationally competitive.
h+h cologne turns again Cologne into the international meeting point of the textile handicraft industry
Practical knowledge from professionals for professionals: Trade fair excels with a first-class workshop and event programme.
EURATEX economic survey: European Textiles and Clothing industry coming out of the Covid19-crisis
Latest economic data on the European textile and clothing industry confirm further recovery from the corona pandemicm announced EURATEX - the voice of the European textile and clothing industry. This recovery may however be disrupted by the current supply chain and energy problems.
Fashion sector is not the only one dealing with modern slavery
While the fast-paced and price-driven nature of the fashion industry makes it an obvious choice for being named the worst culprit in terms of modern slavery and forced labour, leading data and analytics company GlobalData notes that this is not the case.
12 sustainable innovations that are about to change the fashion industry
Technologies are advancing, and new concepts are emerging every day. It is likely that the shirt you are wearing right now will be an example of outdated technology in a while as we get used to clothing, textiles and interiors made entirely from plants and recycled materials. Here's a list of 12 innovations from the sustainable textile industry that will revolutionize the way we look at fashion.
"The New European Bauhaus – Werkstatt der Zukunft" will redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry
More courage for change! The conference "The New European Bauhaus –Werkstatt der Zukunft" by Fashion Council Germany will bring together international experts in the context of Frankfurt Fashion Week on 6 July to redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry.
Impacts Of Medical Aesthetics In The Fashion Industry
The medical aesthetics industry has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology and science. Most fashion gurus have embraced cosmetic medicine in a bid to arrest aging. Though aging is a natural process, most people would like to remain looking young and beautiful always.
EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector
The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience, announced EURATEX.
CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace and workshops: Towards Industry 4.0 in the textile industry
Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing, also for the textile industry. The European Cluster Strategic Partnership for Excellence, CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry, is organizing a 6-week interactive virtual workshops to promote the uptake of Industry 4.0 in the textile sector.
ReHubs - a joint initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials
The traditional linear textile business model (from virgin materials to products and then waste), results in high consumption of raw materials and generation of waste, which contributes significantly to the large and negative environmental impact of the global textile industry.
Support for female garment workers is crucial
Female garment factory workers are among those hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. That's why new initiatives to close the gender gap are a step in the right direction, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Sustainable fashion was discussed in Moscow
On October 9, TEDxKrasnayaPolyanaSalon featured an online conference SUSTAINABLE FASHION: WHY IT MATTERS, dedicated to sustainability. In the format of TED Talks, 11 speakers from different countries shared their experience and made suggestions on further development of this concept in fashion industry.
Euratex calls for a modern and competitive Textiles and Clothing industry
EURATEX announced today, that latest data suggest a situation worse than 2009 as turnover fell by nearly 25% in the textiles industry, and by 35% in the clothing sector. On the other hand, imported textile products from China increased sharply. EURATEX asks the European Union to quickly implement what has been promised and develop a resilient industry.
FABRIC DAYS will take place from 1 - 3 September 2020 in Munich
As this year demands the highest flexibility and creativity from the whole fashion and textile industry, the Munich Fabric Start Exhibitions GmbH team has taken up the challenge to offer a creative environment for efficient work and inspiration also this season, adapted to the new circumstances: The focussed business event FABRIC DAYS.
Gallery FASHION and Gallery SHOES - 30 August - 01 September 2020
German kick-off for the European fashion and shoe industry in the end of August. Gallery FASHION and Gallery SHOES, together with their accompanying five-day SHOWROOM CONCEPT coinciding with Supreme Düsseldorf from 28 August 2020, will be offering the first opportunity for the sector to get together in Germany from 30 August until 1 September 2020.
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.
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.
Covid-19 and fashion transformations
Happiness in misery! The coronavirus pandemic is about to ruin the fashion industry and cross out fashion trends, on the one hand, but on the other, it gives us new opportunities. What kind? This is mostly about new chances for ingenuity, imagination and original ideas. For example, there is an increasing interest in color styling, adding more colors in our appearance. Some of the world's movie stars and pop artists have changed their hair to bright colors - Hillary Duff dyed her hair blue, and Jennifer Love Hewitt posted an Instagram photo of her with pink hair.
Apparel supply chains must reset for the future, says GlobalData
Fashion brands, producers and retailers in key consumer markets across Europe and North America are fighting for survival. Stores are closed, sales have slumped, inventories are mounting, staff are being laid off or furloughed, executives are taking pay cuts, dividends have been suspended, and companies are taking steps to shore up their liquidity. For many, the response has also been to abandon or scale-back orders, and delay – or even cancel – payments to vendors. The knock-on consequences are factory closures and the dismissal of millions of workers in some of the poorest countries in the world.
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
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.
How the watch industry is embracing sustainability
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.
Breaking Into LA’s Modeling Industry
Los Angeles has always held a certain allure. Between its beaches, the glamour of Hollywood, and its tremendous diversity, its no wonder Los Angeles continues to draw new converts, even 239 years after its founding. Perhaps the biggest reason people move to Los Angeles is that they dream of making it in the modeling agency.
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.
Social Media Tips to Boost Your Beauty Brand
The beauty industry and social media platforms tend to go hand in hand. Makeup brands, ponytail extension brands, and skincare aficionados have only gotten more popular over the years with image-based social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. Don't just believe the ad-copy that tells you about beautiful skin; here, you can see it for yourself.
Gallery SHOES - The European shoe industry fair in Düsseldorf Autumn/Winter 2020/2021
Gallery SHOES is a must-attend industry event for the European shoe industry in Dusseldorf. The fair is taking place from 8-10 March 2020 and will present approximately 600 international brands by around 400 exhibitors, new lounges, a catwalk area with fashion shows and media events in one place.
Sustainability is the main topic at Texcare International 2020
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.
Superimpose foregrounds sustainability for London College of Fashion students
London-based creative agency Superimpose starts a new educational programme for aspiring creative talent. Its non-commercial creative platform SERVICES UNKNOWN has partnered with University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion to launch a new agenda aimed at enhancing the creative curriculum.
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.
The Growing Brand Crisis of Private Label Products
As stated in the Winsight Grocery Business article Private Label Growth Outshines National Brands, “Dollar volume of private label in the mass retail channel grew 41% over the past five years compared to a gain of only 7.4% for national brands, according to a report from the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) based on Nielsen data.”
How Can the Fashion Industry Become More Sustainable?
If you just got a new pair of comfortable moto boots for walking, then you’ve surely done some research in the meantime. As you’ve probably noticed, there are so many items, styles, and types of products that you can choose from, given that this is such a versatile industry. However, it’s the magnitude of fashion as a whole that makes it such a polluting segment of our commerce.
Tips For Making Your Fashion Business More Sustainable In 2020
Are you looking for some ways that you can make your fashion business more sustainable in 2020? Find out some of our top tips here in this article.
Starting a Career in Fashion: Tips to Succeed in the Industry
In 2018, Lyst reported a 47% increase in shoppers searching for fashion items that have ethical and style credentials with terms like organic cotton and vegan leather, according to Forbes. Getting into the fashion industry seems like an exciting and lucrative career. It may also seem like it is all about stunning clothes and glamorous parties.
Top 10 Marketing ideas for your salon by SalonLife
Discover the top 10 marketing ideas & strategies for your beauty salon. Everything you need to know to increase your beauty salon visibility and get more client.
Can on-demand production take off in the fashion industry?
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. GlobalData’s retail insight writer Deborah Williams talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.
The Boom Of Ecological Fashion: Current Fashion Brand Strategies
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.
What All Great Hair Salons Colorado Springs Have In Common
Salons that have stood the test of time and are still popular all have specific characteristics in common. While services and skills vary for every salon, one thing that's universal among all great salons are the characteristics that lead to quality service.
Choosing Quality Scrubs
For those looking for a rewarding career of helping people and who aren’t afraid of long hours and hard work, a career in nursing can prove to be a viable and lucrative path. The men and women who choose to take on the role of a nurse are often the most hard-working.
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.
Confidence Boost: The Positive Impact of Invisalign On Aspiring Models
You’ve heard people say that it’s not about what you look like on the outside… it’s all about who you are on the inside. Well, that’s true to a certain degree but in the world of modeling, it’s all superficial; if you don’t look good, you’ll never have a career in modeling, let alone a successful one.
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.
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.
As a Business Owner, How do You Decide What your Employees Should Wear?
Times are changing when it comes to there being a necessity for employees to wear strict business attire in the workplace. A lot of businesses are now finding that allowing staff to wear their own clothes can lead to increased happiness in the workplace. Indeed, only one in ten employees in Britain wear a suit to work in 2019. Nowadays, options range from casual dress to branded polo shirts. When it comes to deciding how your employees should dress, a lot of it comes down to your industry in terms of what is appropriate.
The 11th Premiere Vision Awards for 2019
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 17 September 2019, 5.30 pm: the whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers… as well as international journalists got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 11th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Impressive and full of technologies - textile production machines
Modern textile production goes back to the years of the First industrial revolution. In just a few decades, in the late 18th and first half of the 19th century, the manufacturing system has been replaced by industrial processes. There are huge machines, which are processing quantities of raw material which were not possible by then. Only decades later the conveyor lines and mass production were implemented. But what is the situation today?
Brandy honored with the BMI president's award at the 2019 BMI R&B/HIP-HOP awards
BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the Sandy Springs Arts Center in Atlanta. Multiple-award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her powerful impact on the entertainment industry and her timeless hits, which have secured her place in R&B history.
10 World-Famous Rappers of All Time
The debate to find out the best rapper in the world has always remained intense because everyone has their taste of listening to music. The question arises, who is the best rap singer and musician of all time. It is quite challenging to look for the best rhythm and its synchronization with the phrase used in the song. And above all, it is also laborious to find out, which music appeals listeners the most.
Raging Trends of Men’s Ethnic Wear
The Indian fashion industry is invested in reinventing some trendy fashionable ethnic wear choices for men and the results are amazing. Stylish ethnic wear for men are everywhere today and men are taking time to upgrade their wardrobe. Bringing together some dapper traditional outfits, they are creating some unique style statement.
Exclusive qualities and efficient sourcing at VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION
On July 16th анд 17th 2019, leading international fabric, trim and denim suppliers will present more than 400 collections featuring their preview programs and current developments for the new Autumn.Winter 20/21 season.
BYBORRE launches a Merino capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2020
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™.
The professionals from the textile industry will meet at the exhibition TMT Expo in Bulgaria
For the second consecutive year the representatives of the textile sector will gather in Bulgaria. From 25 to 27 September, the second edition of the exhibition TMT Expo will take place at the International Expo Center in Sofia. The Forum will build an ecosystem to present trends in materials, machinery and technology in the textile industry, building professional contacts and sustainable business.
How to Stay Ahead in the Fashion Game
It is one thing to be up to speed with the latest trends in fashion, and it is an entirely different thing to remain one step ahead of all competition in fashion. From a general perspective, those who are genuinely interesting in trending ladies fashion put in all the effort to stay in fashion at all times.
5 Vital things to consider when choosing your business URL
No matter what your new website is about – whether it's breaking news in the tech industry, a fashion blog, or a hub for restaurant reviews in your city – selecting a good URL is often the key to increasing traffic to your domain. You'll have to be sure that the domain name you want is free and that you've snapped it up, which can be done via 1&1 IONOS, but before you do that, read these vital tips when choosing a business URL.
Holde Textil Expo in Bucharest
“We believe it is extremely favorable for textile manufacturers to have the opportunity to adjoin, as closely as possible, the full range of products available on the Chinese market. Thus, they are able to assess the production trends for the autumn of 2019 and obtain the necessary trade contacts to import without having to travel to China or other countries, reducing the purchase time and saving travel cost”.
Wool Week Australia 2019
The Woolmark Company’s Wool Week returns May 20 to 26, championing the best wool and wool-rich apparel and home textiles in time for winter and visualised through a stunning campaign across David Jones stores.
Reasons Why You Need A Bespoke Suit
When people think about fashion, they easily and readily think about women. Indeed, the fashion industry is heavily concentrated on female clientele – from marketing, sales, and production. In 2017, the women’s clothing industry was estimated to be worth around $642.2 billion, in comparison to men with $419 billion.
Fashion World Tokyo - big numbers and conclusions
The show was attracted by 813 exhibitors from 31 countries/regions, 17,103 trade visitors and 7,686 conference attendees in 3 days.
Marzotto wool manufacturing welcomes the International Wool Textile Organisation
During the 88th annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing opens its doors to all the IWTO’s participants on 12 April.
The digital revolution of fashion and luxury brands is in Milan
Fashion and luxury companies are facing a huge revolution. The digital era has led to several transformations in terms of business models, operating processes and customer experiences. Milan, one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, is rapidly becoming the “place to be” to learn by living a full immersion in the fashion and luxury industries of the future.
Jobs in the Fashion Industry You Can Do from Home
If you love fashion, there probably was some point in time where you considered pursuing a career in the industry. It may appear as though there are only a couple of ways to enter the business – like becoming a designer, buyer, editor, stylist or photographer – however, these are just a small part of the field. In fact, few areas of the economy have as broad of a range of opportunities as the fashion industry has.
4 Effective Marketing and Advertising Strategies for the Fashion Industry
Marketing and advertising are important elements of business regardless of the industry. But when it comes to the fashion industry where exposure and engagement are everything, the right marketing and advertising strategy can be catalytic.
The creative director of Chanel - Karl Lagerfeld passed away
The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most prolific figures and worked up until his death.
Munich Fabric Start takes a share in the new heritage
Following intense networking and jointly realised projects we bring together what belongs together: MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH now takes a share in New Heritage – the Festival for Timeless Fashion – held once a year in Munich and D?sseldorf since 2017. The organisers of the trade fairs are now complementing each other to continue the successful course already charted.
Delivery and Returns - Festive Tips for the Fashion Industry
The retail sector has endured an incredibly difficult 2018, with the rate of closures outstripping new openings on high streets nationwide. This trend has been particularly impactful for fashion brands, which are continuing to struggle against the backdrop of a strained economic climate.
Fashion Giants Meet At UN Climate Summit
Environmental pollution may have been an issue for decades now; but until recently, it was something that we could mentally remove ourselves from – something we could briefly pretend wasn’t happening, at least until we next checked the news.
How technologies change the future of the fashion industry
The most important factors, changing the fashion industry nowadays are Overproduction and oversupply, Negative influence on environment, Unethical manufacturing, Fast development of e-shopping, Closing physical shops, Development of technologies and innovations.
The ForschungsKUBUS in Denkendorf
The ForschungsKUBUS is a self-contained research center with a floor area of approximately 40 square-meters that is available to industry and research institutes. The key focus areas are intelligent light management and vertical greening. Textile surfaces are also tested here for their suitability to be used as building façade textiles and other new architecture-related applications.
Fashion World Tokyo - a wide range of elements, from fashion sourcing to brands exhibits since its first launch
FASHION WORLD TOKYO and FASHION WORLD TOKYO-FACTORY- were held in a lively atmosphere from Oct. 22 – 24, 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The event attracted 976* exhibitors from 39 countries/regions, 19,952* trade visitors and 8,548 conference attendees in 3 days.
There is no improvement without due attention to sustainability
The brand has been able to get the signs of the market change all along, so that it can guarantee the full respect of all eco-toxicological parameters requested by national and international regulations. In November 2017 Maglificio Maggia received the significant certification by Associazione Tessile & Salute. Traceability and Safety in Maglificio Maggia are at the service of a never-changing business philosophy: to operate within the law in order to create innovative, unique and sustainable fabrics.
The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector
The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized on 24 October in Ontinyent (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Espanol (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to encourage the development and modernization of the fashion and textile industries.
Fashion from the Future Presents "TexTailorExpo" in Plovdiv
The fashion highlights for the autumn-winter season 2019/2020 will be featured on the TexTailorExpo by Sara Allwood, Creative Director of The Trend Bunker online platform. She will also reveal one of the most important secrets of the fashion industry - how to predict and create new trends. Seminars are free for exhibitors and visitors to the first edition of TexTailorExpo, which will take place from 8 to 10 November this year at the Plovdiv International Fair.
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.
Control Union - sustainability of the industry's supply chains
With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.
5 Emerging Industries For Entrepreneurs
Every keen entrepreneur will be aware of the latest trends and what industries are on the rise. Starting a business or investing in any rising industry can provide to be immensely rewarding and lucrative as it enables you to get in on the ground floor and capitalize on the growing popularity. The key is to spot trends at the right time, and this can be a challenge, particularly if you are a relatively new entrepreneur. So, what industries are currently emerging and could provide to be a smart area to start a business? Read on for a few industries to keep your eyes on.
And the 10th Premiere Vision Awards prizes for 2018 go to...
The whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 10th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Strong Demonstration of a future-oriented textile community at Munich Fabric Start
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
Tintex, ReVerso and CLASS are waiting for you at Premiere Vision
On September 19-21 fashionistas from around the world will arrive in Paris to attend Premiere Vision to get inspired, source new materials, research manufacturers and attend trend seminars, conferences and workshops led by international experts. For the third year, the Smart Square, an informative and visionary space dedicated to information and discussions, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience responsible values and innovations in the fashion industry, will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that inspire creativity.
Pro Tips for Landing Your Dream Job
Work makes up a huge portion of our lives, so it makes sense to do something you love. Finding your dream job isn’t always that easy, however, and the job market is competitive. So what's the best way to stand out to prospective employers? Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned employee looking for your next career move, here are five pro tips to help you apply to, and land, your dream job.
Sustainable fashion at Munich Fabric Start
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.
Re.Verso for a circular economy
Today, style, quality and a respect for the environment are no longer dissociable. For Re.VerSo™, all three of these fundamental qualities are essential to produce high-end and innovative textiles that meet all the criteria of the fashion industry.
Searching for the New Luxury - a project of Stella McCartney
As a continuation into the conversation around sustainability Stella McCartney is pleased to be showcasing her work in the State of Fashion’s first large-scale public event in the Netherlands, ‘Searching for the New Luxury’. The initiative seeks to connect and support global green initiatives throughout the fashion industry, acting as the thread between designers, companies, governments and educational institutions.
Avant-garde fashion collections created by students - part of the program of "TexTailorExpo 2018"
Vocational high schools, specializing in the fashion industry, will also be presented with booths. This will enable direct contacts between their alumni and textile and clothing manufacturers. The initiative aims to offer solutions to one of the main problems in the industry - the shortage of staff.
8 shocking facts that show how unethical fast fashion companies are ruining the fashion industry
The fashion world is changing. The old fashion model is reshaping inevitably from slow to fast fashion. And although the slow fashion model has many disadvantages (about 18 months pass from the design of a garment to its production), many fast fashion companies have a negative effect on the fashion industry. In fact, the problem is not that fashion is becoming fast, but that there are many unethical practices involved.
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.
How to engage with ethical fashion?
Take a look at three videos, that are the best illustration of the problems and solutions for the fashion industry, presented by Dean Manev, Business Development Director of 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion, at the conference "Build Your Strong Fashion Brand Through Ethical Values" in Florence last week. The authors of the videos were awarded with the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award at the ceremony that took place on 13 June at St. Regis Hotel, Florence.
ITMA - Innovating the World of Textiles
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.
An Evening of Smart Innovation that Showcased New Standards for Fashion
On Thursday, March 22nd, C.L.A.S.S., with support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), hosted an intimate gathering of fashion’s industry leaders, educators, designers and members of the press to celebrate An Evening of Smart Innovation. The event was beautifully orchestrated by Ginger Design, an exceptional team of Italian creatives, filmmakers, food and textile designers as a way to create a unique immersive experience telling the story of C.L.A.S.S.’ visionary journey. Thus, providing guests with an awareness and chance to embrace knowledge related to four key areas that set new standards for fashion vital to C.L.A.S.S.’ business philosophy: Heritage, Smart Innovation, Circular Economy and Design Responsibility.
The 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees & honorees are in
Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen lead in the number of nominations for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski. Each received two nominations this year: Simons and Abloh for Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Year for Calvin Klein and Off-White respectively, and the Olsens for Womenswear and Accessory Designer of the Year for The Row.
Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world's first open-access digital course in sustainable luxury fashion
Kering and London College of Fashion launch the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to sustainability and luxury fashion, with an event hosted by the British Fashion Council during London Fashion Week.
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.
Milano Unica 26th edition started - see the highlights from Day 1
The Inaugural Ceremony, which began with a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Silvio Albini by President Ercole Botto Poala, presented the public with an interesting overview of prospects and opportunities for the Italian textiles sector in the near future.
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.
The most important aspects of the upcoming Milano Unica February 2018 edition
Conceived, organized and driven by entrepreneurs, Milano Unica offers international visibility to the world of textiles in a highly qualified context, in line with the quality of its products.
The "Tendenze" Area at Milano Unica
The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.
Munich Fabric Start Spring/Summer 2019 - Processing my reality
'Processing my Realities.' This is the overarching trend theme at the latest edition of MUNICH FABRIC START. It impressively reflects the power of those interactions which seem so violent at present within the textile and fashion industry. The clash between online and analogue, between Industry 4.0 and skilled craftsmanship, between the virtual and the existent. And between Man + Machine, the concept theme of the BLUEZONE.
303 TUSCANS – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION Awarding ceremony
"303 TUSCANS" certificate is awarded to communities, following the principles of ETHICAL FASHION and supporting the Italian supply chain. The awarding ceremony will be held in Amsterdam.
The 4 levels of the fashion industry
The fashion industry is devided into four levels - Primary, Secondary, Retail, and Auxiliary. They work independently and interdependently to serve the consumer.
High-tech textiles – a cross-industry inspiration
Stuttgart – between November 30 and December 1, one of the most important conventions for the European technical textile industry took place in Stuttgart. The Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf-International Textile Conference brought together 600 professionals from 28 countries, across four continents from the textile, textilemachinery and various user-industries. Economy and research experts reported on research results and marketable textile innovations concerning high performance fibers, fiber composites and medical textiles.
4 Ways to Succeed in the Fashion Industry
Whether you're interested in high fashion, retail, design, product-based or a sales consultant role in the fashion industry, there are several key components all successful entrepreneurs should possess. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time entrepreneur in the fashion industry or just an old dog wanting to learn some new tricks, these four tips are sure to give you a nudge in the right direction.
Sam Weller & Sons Ltd. - Worldwide leaders in decatising wrapper manufacturing
Sam Weller & Sons Ltd. is one of the leading decatising wrapper manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1911, and for more than three quarters of a century it has worked with the cloth finishing industry, providing an unrivalled knowledge in the manufacture and application of decatising wrappers.
Simon Nessman - the face of Giorgio Armani
He began modeling in his young teens, around the time he was 14 or 15 years old. In 2011, models.com ranked him as the second most successful model in the industry. n 2011, models.com ranked him the second most successful male model in the industry behind Sean O'Pry.
Bunka Fashion College - study in Japan
Bunka Fashion College covers all the fields of the fashion industry. Bunka Fashion College was founded in 1923 as the first dressmaking school in Japan. Since then, Bunka has had a significant role in fashion education in Japan. Its original, specialized and practical curriculum adapts to the changes in a diversified industry, and it continues to cultivate fashion professionals who can easily adapt to the modern fashion industry.
Study fashion design in Israel - Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art
“Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art” has established itself as one of the leading colleges in Israel. Every year, Shenkar's graduates find themselves in the forefront of research and the industry, exhibit their works, participate in competitions and win prestigious awards.
GOTS - Global Organic Textiles Standard
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.
The British Exhibitors at Premiere Vision Paris September 2017
British Exhibitors at Premiere Vision Paris (Designs) presented their design concepts for 2018/2019. Below you can find a brief presentation of each of them:
Re.Verso by A. Stelloni Collection by Mapel
The result of advanced technology and the passion for noble raw materials and relentless research have always characterized the renowned textile company within the production of high quality fashion fabrics. Due to its continuous evolution, A. Stelloni Collection by Mapel arrives at Premi?re Vision with an important change in terms of its collections’ offers.
Smart assembly using ultrasonic for the first time at Munich Fabric Start
Assembly by ultrasonic is a modern future-oriented and economical alternative to sewing. PFAFF Industrial has been dealing with this technology for more than 25 years.
Rubbish Removal Hits the Fashion Industry
If you're looking for new ideas on what to do with your rubbish before rubbish removal, consider this recent news story! The ninth annual Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show, part of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, was held August 12, 2017. If you're conjuring up mental images of silk gowns and expensive fancy lace, think again! At least eighty percent of materials for each outfit worn at this fashion show must be made from recycled, reclaimed, or reused materials! The fashions are created by artists with a great deal of creativity and the crowds this show draws includes people very passionate about saving Planet Earth.
Paris to host the Morpheus Cup in 2018
It is now official : the most important challenge for European students will take place in the French capital on April 12th, 2018 at Palais Brongniart.
Alexandre Cunha - the most successful Brazilian model
Born in 9th June 1987, Alex Cunha is a Brazilian Fashion model who was discovered as he scouted on a bus at the age of 17. Ever since he joined the fashion modelling industry, Alex has gain immense success and has since become of the most successful Brazilian models today. He is well-known for his killer body-well-sculptured and toned and beautiful skin as well. He is also known for his charming smile and sexiness. He is adored by many and has made his name in the industry in the most fashionable way-he is definitely a rising star.
Study Fashion Design Technology at London College of Fashion
f you want to be a successful creative designer for contemporary international fashion menswear, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology Menswear will give you all the skills you need to achieve your goal.
Study Fashion Design Menswear in Institute of Marangoni
Explore the specific design features, history and the evolution of the booming menswear industry. This one year Fashion Design Menswear course is for individuals looking to gain advance skills in menswear collection design, together with industry preparation in order to become experts in managing and developing innovative designs for a fashion brand, or individual collection in this fast growing field of apparel.
Study Menswear tailoring in New York School of Design
New York School of Design is fashion focused design school. Located in the New York City's Garment District, NYSD provides an inspiring training ground that fosters the development of our student's interests and career goals in fashion design. Since its founding in 2005, NYSD has maintained its position as the hub for intensive, hands-on training, and offers accelerated programs in fashion design to students of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
Evan Simonitsch - menswear stylist
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Evan Simonitsch has developed an eye for both the clean, sophisticated fashions of the red carpet as well as the casual looks of LA street style. Throughout his experience in the fashion world, he has worked on countless projects across multiple mediums including television and editorial content, but his true passion lies in menswear styling.
Kufner had a highly successful exhibition at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Kufner is a fully integrated company with a 150year old tradition located in Munich, Germany. Its 520 staff in four production sites on two continents produce about 150 million meters each year. The vertical integration includes production stages weaving, knitting, finishing and coating as well as production of thermo-bonded nonwovens and warp production.
Techtextil and Texprocess 2017: Visitor and exhibitor records
“Although we had extra personnel on our exhibition stand, visitors still had to queue on occasions. For us, the fair was fantastic”, said Dr Jan Zimmermann of Techtextil exhibitor Forster Rohner from Switzerland. Many of the 1,789 exhibitors of Techtextil and Texprocess had similar experiences. Over 47,500 visitors (an increase of around 14 percent, 2015: 41,826) from 114 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 9 to 12 May, to discover the most innovative products in the field of technical textiles and the latest processing technologies.
Regent’s Final Year fashion designs wow capacity crowd
Marking the high point of three and four years’ work, final year students from Regent’s University London’s fashion and design courses showcased their talents at 148 Brick Lane in London on 11 May, 2017.
Texprocess opens with increased exhibitor numbers once again
With 312 exhibitors from 36 countries (2015: 273 from 33 countries) and a growth rate of 14 %, Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017) launches its biggest event ever. Held in parallel to Techtextil, Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials in Frankfurt am Main, will showcase, for the fourth time, all the stages of the value creation train in the textile industry, including design technologies, IT, the various processes and procedures for cutting, sewing, seaming, embroidering and knitting, as well as technologies for finishing, textile printing and logistics. And Texprocess will be offering additional stimulus for the sector with the first ever Digital Textile Micro Factory.
Haute couture suits by Luca Litrico
Luca Litrico, one could see his passion towards his work in his eyes and his hands are a proof of his years of experience in men’s haute couture. Talking to him is like taking a beautiful trip to past, the days of style and elegance which made Italy a unique and recognisable country in the world. Seeing him creating his collections, a sense of appreciation emerges towards the uniqueness of Italian artisanal production. Yet seeing him travelling to various destinations of the globe in order to take measurements and tailor, one can easily conclude his affection towards his job. Luca grew up among spools of thread and scraps of fabric with much love and passion towards his profession.
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.
A truly incredible Mido: On an up trend in 2017
Everyone was especially happy and enthusiastic about the 47th session of the eyewear industry’s leading exhibition, which closed in Milan yesterday with more than 55 thousand entries of visiting trade people from around the world, crowding the pavilions of a MIDO that was bigger and had organized an even busier calendar of events. This is a 5.5% increase over the previous year, for which attendance figures had scored an all-time record.
Swiss made-to-measure suits by Alferano
When it comes to the quality of their products and services, they do not make any compromises. Alferano stands for first-rate service with regard to the fulfillment of your wishes. In order to ensure this, they work only with the best partners in the industry. Sustainability, trustworthiness and fairness are the values they are committed to in all their relationships – with you and with their suppliers.
Tailored suits by James Palombo Bespoke
Welcome to the home of London’s foremost tailoring service, offering quality and style without equal, using traditional tailoring methods with a modern twist.
PETA Menswear Fashion Awards 2016
Thanks to growing demand from consumers and pressure from animal rights groups, the fashion industry is starting to recognise the need to move away from using fur, leather, wool, down, and exotic skins.
Learn Fashion in New York City
LIM College, located in New York City, is dedicated exclusively to the study of business & fashion. LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles. Developing students’ creative and critical thinking, as well as leadership skills, an LIM College education empowers students to become accomplished professionals in a highly competitive, dynamic business environment as well as responsible citizens of a global society.
Great France-Japan Innovation Forum
With the France Japan Innovation Year coming to an end, a delegation of French companies from the textile sector will be in Japan from 5 to 8 December 2016. They will take part in the Great France- Japan Innovation Forum held by the Embassy of France in Japan.
Mel Gambert shirt maker announced as a finalist for the 2016 New Jersey manifacturing awards
CTDA member, Mel Gambert Shirt Makers, a manufacturer of custom and ready to wear woven shirts,has been announced as a finalist for the 2016 New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Medium Business category (between 51-125 employees). The winner will be announced at the annual “Made in New Jersey” event on Friday, October 7th in Somerset, NJ.
Custom Clothing by Kannon's
Like countless others, Isaac George Kannon had a dream: to immigrate to America, to work hard, and to provide his family with a healthy and prosperous life. He stepped ashore in 1905. First he peddled quality goods from a pack on his back-on foot. Then he moved up to the luxury of a horse-and-buggy. Finally, in 1916, Isaac opened a retail store in Wendell, NC. That establishment served and our loyal customers for nearly 100 years. Then, in March 2016, we relocated our Women’s Store to Raleigh’s Cameron Village, not far from where our Men’s Store has been for several years. Now in our Raleigh stores, Kannon’s Clothing remains one of the oldest family-owned clothing store names in the country.
The Smart Création Square at Première Vision Paris 2016
The Smart Création Square is a place for information, communication and exchanges. It is a visionary and informative space, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience and really visualize responsible values and innovations in the creative fashion industry.
The six Premiere Vision Awards for 2016 go to...
September 13th, 12.30 pm, the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Première Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 6 prizes of the 8th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Miroglio Textile Collection: Autumn/Winter 2017-2018
Sustainability is an increasingly distinctive and unavoidable value for the fashion industry as a whole. Miroglio Textile gave concrete form to their ethical commitment by implementing cutting-edge printing technologies that reduce the use of water from a minimum of 50% on natural fibers (from an LCA study validated by ICEA) up to 100% in sublimation printing.
Wool-rich fabric by Lizzie Kimbley won the 2016 Woolmark Company Award
'For this project I looked at textures within decaying buildings such as peeling paint, crumbling plaster, lichen and so on. I wanted a soft yet textured feel to the cloth, so hand-dyed Merino wool combined with some textured yarns in different weights was perfect for this'.
Dolce Stile Novo – Overflow – NABA's 2016 Fashion Show
Overflow is the result of reflections on the Dolce Stile Novo theme proposed to students at the beginning of the academic year. It is a derivation and interpretation that has been devised, designed and developed by the same students - an irrepressible flow, an explosion of harmonious colours and sounds.
How to sustain profitable growth in the fashion industry
Many well-known fashion companies such as the Dutch McGregor Group, the stock-listed fashion company Steilmann, the online outlet Dress-for-Less and the menswear specialist Pohland filed for insolvency this year, while other well-established companies such as Gerry Weber, Tom Tailor and Hugo Boss admitted they are struggling.
The GUESS Scholars Program - Apply for a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM
The GUESS Scholars Program is intended to provide financial rewards to future leaders within the fashion industry and empower them to make an impact in their field by supporting their education and talent development.
Première Vision Paris: 1,898 exhibitors at the heart of international fashion creation
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.
DUAL CITY COURSE: Polimoda & Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
In the first two weeks you will have the chance to be part of the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto for ten days in which you will experience the most advanced outcomes in the field of art-sustainability-fashion. You will be taken on a journey through the magic of creating clothing from top Italian fabrics, visiting factories and working with the most exclusive fabric producers in the world, and the most trustworthy agency for sustainability in the textile industry. In the second half, in Florence, you will be able to transform this creation into a portfolio, with element of styling and communication.
Be Global Fashion Network starts a research about the dressing style in companies
What is the dressing style in your company? We would like to show it if it is original and presents the corporate culture of your company. The clothing style we are looking for is the men's suit. Show us your most stylish suits. One out of each 20 companies that submit photos and are featured in our gallery will participate in a contest...
Première Vision New York presents Fall-Winter 2017/2018 fashion trends
Collections from 352 exhibitors, a trend area, the unique Première Vision color range, along with numerous seminars, fashion exhibitions and special creative collaborations... this July 19-20, the show brings the freshest resources and newest vibes for Fall-Winter 17/18 to New York!
"Designer for Tomorrow 2016" winner is Edda Gimnes
Edda Gimnes is the winner of the 2016 fashion talent award “Designer for Tomorrow” by Peek & Cloppenburg and its online shop Fashion ID.
Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI), formed in 1992, is the only association to bring together the clothing industry from fibre manufacture to garment manufacture, retail and aftercare.
Men's ready-to-wear fashion shows may remain in the past
Recently Brioni, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Tom Ford, Vetements and Public School announced that they say goodbye to Milan Men's Wear fashion shows. The final balance is 10 designers who have decided not to showcase their collections this year in Milan.
Fashion Styling and Forecasting course by London College of Contemporary Arts
'This course concentrates on fashion forecasting, teaching you about the cyclical nature of the fashion industry. You will discover where and why fashion forecasting is used by companies and how it can influence other areas of the fashion industry. You will also be taught the basics of fashion styling, including how to create a complete look according to a selected theme.'
London College of Fashion presents Fashion's Future - BA16 Catwalk show and Exhibition
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London presents BA16 - a showcase of work celebrating the latest talent from its leading graduating students. Opening with the annual BA catwalk show on Monday 6 June, the season will continue with an exhibition from Tuesday 7 June.
The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers
CEMATEX (Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles / The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is an organisation comprising 9 national European textile machinery associations in the free market economy.
New company awarded contract to organize ITMA 2019
CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that it has awarded a contract to a new company, ITMA Services, to organize its ITMA 2019 show.
Sales in the men’s wear industry will stay strong
The recent personnel shifts at prominent men’s wear brands made some people worry about the menswear industry and especially the men's suit. However, experts report that the overall sales in the men’s wear industry will stay strong.
Tom Ford transforming the salesman Toby Watkins into gentleman
The world’s best–dressed man takes his sartorial eye to salesman Toby Watkins, transforming him into a sharply dressed gentleman.
Who are the 8 richest people in Europe?
Europe is the penultimate continent in size, but it is home for 8 of the 50 richest people in the world. So, who are these eight richest people on the old continent and where does their wealth come from?
FASHION ZONE at Ryerson University is one of Canada's first incubators for fashion-inspired business
Fashion Zone have recognized a few gaps and opportunities in the Canadian Fashion Industry in regards to development of innovative products and services. With Canadian fashion jobs increasingly being outsourced, the goal of the Fashion Zone is to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career path for prospective entrepreneurs interested in fashion.
Studying Fashion Design in Westminster University - an unique opportunity to become a designer
The Fashion Design course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. Westminster University specialises in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.
Network With Fashion Professionals and Learn From Experts
We've teamed up with Creative Industry Hub to offer you a 10% discount on tickets for their upcoming 'Strictly Go Networking For Fashion Professionals' event, which is taking place on the 31st May at Sway Bar in Holborn.
Adjusting prices in the fashion industry
This year, to maintain profitability and a competitive positioning, many vendors will be forced to make extensive adjustments to their pricing and product range strategies. Numerous opinion leaders have already shared a similar view in various media.
Brioni appoints a new creative director
"He has no experience as a designer, but the decision of Kering - the group which owns Brioni - to appoint him perhaps points to the changing definition of the role of a creative director in today's fashion landscape, where brand identity, social media mastery and the ability to communicate a unifying message across fashion, retail and perfume/cosmetics are increasingly essential".
Zach Miko - the first 'Brawny' male model
IMG Models is one of the largest modeling agencies in the world and aiming to help society to 'celebrate all body types', it has just launched a plus-sized division for male models. It is called 'Brawn' and 1.98 m 125 kg Zach Miko is its first representative.
Rudy Martinez Custom Tailoring from USA
Rudy Martinez began working as a master designer in 1986 with Martinez Custom Clothier in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been in the custom clothing business for over twenty five years. He studied fit and tailoring with a master craftsman from the Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA).
International Conference Fashion Futurum: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy
The business program and international conference Fashion Futurum opened with the discussion New Faces of Fashion: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy on 14 March 2016; the following issues were raised within the discussion - demand for young brands, efficiency of the e-commerce strategy, financial support and development routes.
Four Principles of Lean Management
Learn about Lean Management Principles and how they can help your company eliminate waste and create value for your customers.
Lean is a management philosophy - a way of thinking. It considers first and foremost what the customer is willing to pay for or in other words - added value. Activities that do not add value to the end product or customer are defined as waste and should be reduced or eliminated to free up resources to be used for adding value.
30 Global Leaders in fashion industry to speak out in Moscow
Russian Fashion Council launches the first Fashion Futurum Conference held on 14-15 March 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Over 30 executive level insiders from 12 countries and the world's top 4 fashion capitals will gather under one roof at Manege to define the current trends in fashion industry and how it effects the future. The Conference will commence in frames of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the biggest fashion week in Eastern Europe (scheduled on March 11-15).
National Tailoring Academy
The National Tailoring Academy is based in Dublin, Ireland, and its work is dedicated to 'the heritage of tailoring, the future of tailoring skills and tailoring education' in the country. It's located in a three-floored newly renovated building in the heart of Dublin City and runs both corporate courses and private lessons, including...
Shigoto Project Leclaireur x Premiere Vision
LECLAIREUR offers a unique vision of fashion, highlighting the most daring and avant-garde artists and designers in all its event spaces for the past 35 years. LECLAIREUR innovates, discovers and inspires. These values also drive PREMIÈRE VISION, the leading organiser of trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry.
Activating the fashion value chain
Between the abundance of the offer, exhaustive media exposure and the accelerated deterioration of our environment, consumers are imposing new ethical requirements when making fashion purchases. More and more industry professionals appear to be seeing sustainable development as an added - value for their collections, to address this critical concern, now a fixture of 21st-century consumer spending.
Spring-Summer 2017 Fabrics trends at Première Vision Paris February 2016
Seeking new balances, Spring-Summer 2017 plays on positive, creative instabilities, and moves lightly and light-heartedly away from well-established codes and standardisation. Fabrics and colours are ever more particular and multi-sensory, emerging as caring partners ready to convey differentiation, and communicate emotion.
Christopher Bailey - CEO and CCO of Burberry
Christopher Bailey is a British fashion designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, in 1971. He is the Chief Creative and Chief Executive officer of Burberry since May 2014 and is responsible for 'creating and delivering the company's global vision and business strategy'.
Lanfranchi's new step forward strategy is based on sustainability and innovation
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.
For autumn winter 2017-18, Première Vision inaugurates a new show for the launch of the season
The world's leading organiser of trade shows and events dedicated to the upstream side of the fashion industry, Première Vision has been breaking new ground, providing inspiration and setting the pace each season for over 40 years.
PROJECT introduces new interactive partnerships and influential brands in menswear
PROJECT New York, under UBM Fashion Group's roster of premiere trade shows, will deliver its Fall/Winter 2016 offering this Sunday, January 24th until Tuesday, January 26th. The show will launch a new partnership with WGSN, showcase an interactive new app, Spin My Planet, and present a distinguished group of brands within The TENTS and PROJECT.
Pitti Uomo 89 - The trade show
The world's most important platform for men's clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men's fashion, Pitti Uomo, is currently running (January 12-15, 2016) in Florence, Italy. Be Global Fashion Network is on spot to show you the atmosphere of the event and to reveal the key trends and directions in men's fashion business.
Quality Fashion design education with a strong focus on Industry engagement by Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia
Positioned as Australia's premium institute for design education across fashion, interiors and creative direction and styling, The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia, offers atelier styled workshops with small class sizes, one-on-one engagements with students and the nurturing of each individual student's strengths to enable them to be employable and make a significant contribution to the future of the industry.
PROJECT New York Fall-Winter 2016
Project New York is a 3-day-event, held biannually in NYC, NY, USA - it is entirely dedicated to the menswear market. The fair offers three communities featuring men's apparel, footwear, and accessories. The next edition of PROJECT New York FW will be held January 24-26, 2016 at Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC, USA.
Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Première Vision Paris
For 3 days, twice a year at Paris-Nord Villepinte, the six major industries (Yarns, Fabrics, Leather, Designs, Accessories, Manufacturing) supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry, come together in Paris, presenting forward-looking fashion information during Première Vision Paris. The next edition of the 'the global event for fashion professionals' will be held February 16-18, 2016.
Euro club children's wear: Being part of the Euro Club is belonging to a lifestyle
Euro Club was inspired by the revolution of the old world repression and the new world revolution in Prague. The second most beautiful city in all of Europe, to France, Prague is the perfect combination of refinement and sophistication.
Men's Fashion Cluster
The Men's Fashion Cluster (MFC) is a union of fashion designers and fashion business professionals from more than 50 countries (mainly from Europe and the USA). It completes projects in the field of men's fashion, supports the fashion designers and the fashion industry.
TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies
The EU-funded TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies that will enable fashion houses from Italy and abroad to offer personalised, made to measure menswear quickly and at competitive prices. ‘All fashion houses that manufacture menswear are focused on providing made to measure products to their customers,’ explains project coordinator Mirko Zilli, CEO of Crea Solution. ‘This market is lucrative, but at the same time also increases in-house costs.’
Made-to-measure - the fastest growing segment of the men's fashion industry
Made-to-measure is already a necessity to every menswear brand as it provides a whole new experience to the men with style, giving them what they want. Most brands still offer made-to-measure at a higher price than ready-to-wear. However there is one European brand whose mission is to offer well-made suits at an affordable price...
The stylish doctor
Alexander Rudnitski M.D. is a great example how an elegant doctor can be also a model. He is a good looking and charming man with an aristocratic presence and a great body shape. The 50-year-old doctor is keeping himself in such a great shape by regular visits to the gym and a healthy diet, but he admits that his real 'partners' are the genes.
Sustainability agenda drives attendance at ITMA 2015
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.
International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives
IACDE is a 'global professional platform for Pattern Designers,Technical Designers, Technical Engineers / Directors, Executives (mostly Chief operating officers) and Suppliers of the Clothing Industry' and was founded back in 1910 in New York.
LCF's Head is among the 500 most influential people in the global fashion industry for 2015
In September, Frances Corner OBE, Head of London College of Fashion (LCF) and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts London (UAL), was named in the Business of Fashion (BoF) 500 list of the most influential people shaping the global fashion industry in 2015.
International Woolmark Prize Menswear final to be held at Pitti Uomo 89 in January 2016
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.
Tom Ford named CFDA Menswear Designer of the year
Last year, Tom Ford received the geoffrey beene lifetime achievement award. It didn’t take that long for the texas-born designer to be recognized again by his peers. When it comes to the way modern men put themselves together, ford has played a starring role.
World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability
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.
Men's Fashion Cluster opens a showroom in the World Fashion Centre Amsterdam
MFC invites all fashion designers from Europe, interested in MTM and MTO, to present their latest collections in the Cluster's new showroom. * Up to 10 garments from one designer (FREE participation) - onlymen's suits, jackets and blazers, teen and children's jackets.
Sustainable fashion: Amour Vert - the tree-planting brand
'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.
MILANO UNICA presents Spring/Summer 2017 trends: synergy between supply & demand
Milano Unica World concluded its cycle for 2015 following the success of the Shanghai VIII edition. Numerous projects for the new year are already in the making, aiming the spotlight on Milano Unica exhibitors, protagonists in the fashion world.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT