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.
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.
Interview with Giusy Bettoni, the CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S. Giusy has extensive experience (over 30 years), within the textile sector, including first-hand knowledge within the raw material development market and ingredient branding for leading international organizations.
It is no wonder that silver jewelry is popular among men and women: it is affordable, has different designs to choose from, and is durable enough to last you a long time. If you are in the market for high-quality silver jewelry, check out our list of the things you must consider to ensure that you'll find the right piece for your styling needs.
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.
Aggressive fashion - Those were the words Mary Sue used to describe her vision for the Ashbury Skies website. My heart started beating and shouting YES! Here is the thing- safe, tasteful, fashion is beautiful and it serves a roll in a complete wardrobe. But it’s not what makes your heart beat. Bold, standout fashion- that gets us excited. We had both worked for major retailers and have made lasting connections that helped us make our vision a reality- a collection that keeps fashion fun. If you’d like safe & practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then AshburySkies is your new favorite spot online.
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.
You will more than likely be up against much competition when launching a new retail company. With so many competitors in the market, you will want to do everything you can to attract customers and increase your brand visibility. Find out how to market your new retail brand.
World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation
ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.
Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.
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.
Many great people have given us incredible insight on marketing, advertising, creativity and motivation. Their thoughts are so relevant today in the world of severe competition and so many channels people use, which make marketing very hard. For your inspiration, here are 112 great quotes from people that are well-known names on the subject. If you are too bored to read it, just think: Where do some of the most brilliant marketing minds get their inspiration? From other brilliant minds, of course.
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.
Are you planning a business trip? Do you need a nice suit to wear, but aren’t sure what you need to avoid? Packing for a business trip is far from easy. Once you invest in quality luggage and purchase a travel flat iron, you need to start thinking about choosing a nice suit. With all of the different suit options on the market, choosing the right one will not be easy. While the decision on which suit to buy will ultimately hinge on your particular tastes, there are a number of things you will need to avoid when wearing the suit. Read below to find out about the most common suit mistakes and what you need to do to avoid them.
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.
Made in Vicenza assists companies from Vicenza in the internationalization process. Founded in 1989, this structure is at the service of entrepreneurs and of all member companies of the Chamber of Commerce of Vicenza as well as to the entire territorial economic system. Made in Vicenza works in close synergy with the different Associations, Credit Institutions and all those dealing with the internationalization process in Vicenza and Province.
Coloro decodes color as the human eye sees it. By combining 20 years of scientific research with a 100-years color methodology, they created a truly intuitive color system.
The world leader in trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry, Premiere Vision continues to further its development, and announces the launch of its marketplace in 2018. In an ever more connected and technological world, Premiere Vision is already positioning itself to meet future market developments.
One of the projects that caught my attention at Munich Fabric Start was the MicroFactory at Keyhouse. Coordinated by the Deutsche Institute fur Textil- und Faserforschung (German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research), MicroFactory at Keyhouse demonstrated for the first time a fully networked and integrated production chain from the design stage through to the finished product. It illustrated the possibility for a swift reaction to market needs already from the first production batch.
There was originally a company named Savile Clifford established over one hundred years ago. They were a weaver based in Huddersfield, the historical birthplace of fancy worsted fabrics. However, over the years a lot of the history surrounding Savile Clifford has become somewhat clouded after the company was taken over numerous times.
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.
For this year's event on October 26th at the London Irish Centre in Camden, Creative Industry Hub has invited buyers from the UK's leading fashion brands to meet to EVERY fashion designer in the room, including Missguided, JoJo Maman Bebe, ASOS, Fortnum & Mason, and more.
The trade show will feature several moments dedicated to various aspects of the world of fashion: from high end production - with the presence, for the second edition within Milano Unica, of Origin Passion and Beliefs - to the international dialogue with the traditional Japan Observatory and Korea Observatory, from the new entries like the textile designers to fashion press, trend books and models, the desks dedicated to the students of Polimi and comON, the designers of The Fabric Program (in collaboration with CFDA, the US Chamber of Fashion) making their selections, to Vintage.
In 2004 was founded the GRUPO NOIVA, a company created and developed from the beginning in order to secure a leading position in providing Iberian bridal market. However the youth and dynamism of the undertaking's managerial staff, together with a broad overview of the bridal market focused on the company's activities for export currently featuring numerous points of sale distributed throughout the world, not marginalizing however the Portuguese market where brand is and will continue to make a difference.
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.
Having a web site is not a one time investment. As a manager, you should know what is needed so that your site drives more traffic and respectively new customers for your business. Even if you have hired a SEO company to work on your site, you should be aware what should be done, so that your site really works for you. You also need to know what to require from the SEO specialists you have selected to optimise your site. And in fact even if you are not a SEO expert, you can apply some of our tips on your own and save money.
Moreschi means craftsmanship, elegance, and quality... the essence of a product 100% Made in Italy. Moreschi is the emotion felt by wearing a shoe born from an inseparable coupling, between highly qualified handicraft and valuable materials, carefully selected to combine class, style and comfort, without equals.
Barrington Fabrics Ltd was established in the 1990's and its primary target area was the manufacturing of piece good for the middle and far east clothiers merchants and retail fabric stores.
If you are planning to begin an apparel startup, you should have in mind that there is a set of fundamental fashion law issues, which you must consider...
There are so many social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and others that are used by millions on a daily basis. Creating a solid social media marketing strategy can be overwhelming for companies that do not have in-house social media experts.
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.
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.
International management consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners is now also represented in Hamburg and Stockholm
Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global consulting firm specializing in TopLine Power®, which encompasses strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. Their clients are leading companies from a broad range of industries including fashion.
Prima MU had its debut in Milan. It is the first appointment with Made in Italy PRECOLLECTIONS of textiles-accessories devoted to those who aim at exclusive top-end Italian products. While presenting their PRECOLLECTIONS, each exhibitor is able to encounter various R&D representatives forming a constructive dialog, from both creative and business viewpoints.
Step into the most luxurious setting with your favorite bespoke clothing tailors and designers. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Designer Forum New York caters to the finest upscale menswear buyers, in addition to the growing market of bespoke ladies wear buyers, custom clothiers and tailors / designers in the U.S., Canada and from around the world.
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.
"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".
Beautiful and responsible, but now a smarter yarn with a truly amazing fashion-savvy colour range for you to choose from. It is ECOTEC® by Marchi & Fildi, the first smart cotton, made in Italy from an exclusive, totally traceable and certified manufacturing process that turns 100% pre-dyed cotton textile clippings into these colourful ECOTEC® yarns. This process means we can enjoy huge savings in terms of water, CO2 and energy as attested by the LCA study conducted by ICEA: this confirms improvements up to 56,3% for greenhouse gases, up to 56,6% in energy consumption and up to 77,9% in terms of water usage!
Okinawa was founded by its director, Michele Ruffin in the 1990s, and is located in the province of Padova, Italy. Okinawa has been supplying materials and technological processes of what we refer to as ‘ennoblement’ which is to say, the company uses are highly innovative, creative and exclusive, 100% made in Italy, applied materials and finishes that focuses on the world of leather.
At the last Premiere Vision in September ‘15, Asahi Kasei launched the ROICA™ Colour Perfect and the ROICA™ Eco-Smart families of advanced stretch materials to great acclaim. Since then, demand at a commercial level has redefined the stretch market with ROICA™ as the NEW STANDARD in terms of unique colour technologies and also in responsible innovation.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia hosted the presentation of the joint project with the international trade platform, AliExpress - Fashion. Made in Russia.
Galeria de Modelos will present the latest accessories collection by designer Teresita Rodriguez Tanon entitled “Kobiet” (“Woman of the Kingdom”). Part of the 22nd season of Couture Fashion Week New York, the runway show will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday September 13, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the Big Apple.
Acclaimed Indonesian designer Diana Putri will present her latest collection for her Diana Couture label at Couture Fashion Week in New York City. Marking the designer’s first appearance at the prestigious event, the highly anticipated runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday September 11, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.
In today’s digital world, printed catalogues still have a very important role for the marketing & advertising strategy of many fashion companies. But isn’t it more efficient to invest the budget of printed catalogues in online catalogues?
The fashion industry is one of the most competitive ones, bringing challenges to hundreds of start-ups every day. Fashion brands & organisations are everywhere today. Do you have what it takes to become a real voice in the industry?
Many industry insiders and menswear minds were there to discuss topics like: challenges and opportunities in today's marketplace, how retailers are reinvesting in the menswear business, relentless pursuit of innovation, what's next for the menswear market.
Made-to-order is a production approach where items are not manufactured until a confirmed order is received. This means that retailers can order garments through the whole year depending on the demand of the customers and the manufacturers should be able to react and produce the clothes in two-three weeks.
The SACE group and Pitti Immagine are announcing the signing of an important collaboration agreement designed to enhance the international competitiveness of companies participating in the trade shows organized by Pitti Immagine through better access to the insurance-financial products and services provided by the SACE group.
The Made To Order system will help fashion industry to get out of the crisis and will restore many work positions in European factories.
Spain's top jewellery designer and manufacturer, Carrera y Carrera celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique in Macau. This is Carrera y Carrera's first boutique in the greater China region, and marks an important milestone for the brand as it expands its market presence in Asia. CEO, Ms. Svetlana Kupriyanova, and Mr. Manuel Carrera, who is a fourth-generation descendant of the Carrera family which founded the brand, both graced the event with their presence as the brand celebrated this significant moment.
'In my opinion, Canada has been the perfect incubator for my brand to grow and to figure out what works and what doesn't, and to get to a point where it's strong and then: 'What next?' I think for me, it's Europe for many reasons. I think that's a natural evolution for a Canadian designer to take', said Christopher Bates to CTV News Canada.
The models are bright and chic and reflect the theme of the collection - 'Hope'. The 37 different designs were created for less than 5 months by Shirahama and her team.
Maybe you have designing skills, but you are afraid that launching your commercially successful clothing line is too hard for you? Well, this article is just for you! It will explain the steps you should take for turning your passion into your business...
Different researches show that menswear industry is an excellent business opportunity for fashion designers. How come?
Men want and try to look more and more stylish and fashionable each year. The percentage of gentlemen who state that they are interested in the newest trends is rising - according to one research 37% of guys are interested in learning more about fashion on the web, with 29% reporting that they already read industry news online.
Global researches show that men are spending more and more money on clothes and especially on luxury ones. For example in 2011 the spend on luxury menswear has grown twice as fast as women's.
Naturally, when the demand increase, the supply goes up, too.
So, fashion brands see a big opportunity to expand their market share thanks to their menswear collections - 40% of the global sales in 2012 coming from menswear.
Fashion Design Schools Online is celebrating 10 years of offering education and career training information to individuals interested in a career in fashion or fashion design. Visitors to www.fashiondesignschoolsonline.com can learn about classes, schools and career training options.
The website's editor Michael Swanson said that he didn't expect to be still running this site ten years later. In the past there weren't many sites like theirs but now it is different.
The specialty Fashion and Fashion Management is aimed at training future highly-qualified specialists in the following sub-specialties: Clothing and Clothing Accessory Design, Clothing Production, Fashion Advertising, Fashion Business Marketing and Management. All graduates can start a career as a clothing and clothing accessory designer, sewing industry constructor and technologist, stylist, fashion consultant, advertising expert, tutor, and marketing specialist in the fashion business, also possessing high qualification in the field of management. We present to you some models, made by students in the specialty Fashion and Fashion Management.
Elizabeth Musmanno, the woman whose work at Dior Couture and Vera Wang has redefined the global fashion world will visit the capital of Macedonia in April.
Elizabeth was Head of Worldwide Marketing and Communications and a member of the executive committee. She created global marketing campaigns, press strategies and advertising initiatives for all markets.
After weeks of teasing H&M has at last unveiled the Lanvin for H&M collection. On Nov. 2 Alber Elbaz, creative director of the French luxury label, released a preview video of his much-anticipated collection for H&M.
The line, which ranges from $9.95 for tights to $349 for a coat, includes cheetah-print shoes ($99), zebra-print coats ($199) and plenty of party dresses with asymmetric, puffy shoulders.
Between 27 to 29 October 2010 everyone can visit the counter of Fashion.bg during Webit in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), Sofia.
Webit Expo & Conferences is the biggest event in Central and East Europa and one of the most considerable event for internet business and digital marketing.
If you want to know more about Fashion.bg we have the pleasure of inviting you to visit us on the Webit Expo. Welcome!
FashionPhilosophyFashion Week Poland is the greatest, periodical fashion event In Poland. This autumn we are going to present spring-summer 2011 trends. FashionPhilosophy confronts Polish market with foreign clothing industry.
Informs and inspires designers. Fashion Week is also a platform of communication for the branch managers, technologists, producers, stylists, media reps, fashion agents and traders. It supports cooperation, fusion and transfer.
Nadia, the girlfriend of the pop-folk idol Konstantin, chose her wedding dress by top designer Sofia Borisova. The celebrity couple is having a big wedding in September 17 in Plovdiv. Before they know each other, the future bride is a fan of designer’s dresses. Konstantin is familiar with Sofia for more than 10 years.
Nadia’s wedding dress is from the latest collection of ROMANTIKA FASHION – Luxus. The dress is ivory colored, and the fabric is silk. On the waist of the blue-eyed beauty will shine and sparkle one belt encrusted with 100 Swarovski stones.
Vogue UK reports that Karl Lagerfeld will not show a Lagerfeld collection at Paris Fashion Week in October.
The designer canceled his show and instead of showing on October 3, Lagerfeld will create a "masstige" ready-to-wear collection, aimed at a much wider audience that will be sold online. (Masstige products fall somewhere between mass and prestige products, naturally — so they're much more affordable than designer clothes but still of good quality).
H&M and Zara are launching newer websites in September with real e-commerce ventures.
Zara has announced that it will unveil its new online store on September 2 in UK, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
From 2011, it will be expanded to the United States, Japan and South Korea. Zara already prepare the ground with its Facebook page, launched last year with 4.4 million fans to this day.
Coralia is a trade mark of designer Veneta Vassileva. This year, on June 15 the fashion house turned 20 years of presence on the Bulgarian market and presented its anniversary collection on 11 June during the event "Fashion evenings 2010"
The brand clothing – casual and formal, is addressed to the modern and business woman. The clothes are comfortable, refined with good line, combination of branded textiles and accessories and high quality workmanship.
The online auction website Ebay has become one of the most popular pages in the Internet. Nearly anything you can think of is usual available to buy. The main advantage is that you don’t have to leave your house to visit the “flea market” or to buy stuff. Ebay is never closed. Here are the things you must know and do before you can start buying on Ebay.
The winner in the contest Model of Bulgaria 2010 Lachezara Kuncheva become the face of hit Bulgarian shoes ADI - Lady's Shoes , which already conquered the European markets. The beautiful lady shoot a stylish photo session for the new spring-summer collection of ladies shoes.
The attractive photo session was made by team of proven professionals led by Tsenko Dimitrov – photographer and fashion stylist Tanya Beykova. The haircut of Lachezara was made by the hairdresser of the BTV-show “Moderno” – Lachezar Yovov, makeup – by Daniela Garabedyan and graphic design – Studio UXP.
Markam Fashion presented the new Autumn/Winter 2009/10 collection in Tokyo, during the fashion design program WEAREUROPE. The European commission and the Delegation of the European commission in Japan organized the event. Among other 35 companies from EU, Markam was chosen to demonstrate the European fashion trends for the upcoming season.
Mrs. Helene Retsinis Stalsbo, Attaché Trade Section to the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan and Mr. Bernard Cendron, President of K.K.BCIL Japon, who visited the booth of Markam, underlined that the Bulgarian brand has a very good chance as a part of the European fashion, which is respected very much by the Japanese consumers. The most important advantage though is the indisputable quality of the product, the unique design, as well as the use of Italian and French textile.
I LOVE FASHION, the official brand of the fashion channel FASHION TV, sets foot on the Bulgarian market.
The fashion label I LOVE FASHION is made by famous designers all over the world. Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city, where a shop of FASHION TV will be opened with clothes of I LOVE FASHION. It will be in the newly built trade center Mall Plovdiv - 8 Perushtica Str. The official opening will be on 19 March.
The collection Spring/Summer of I LOVE FASHION turns every lady to the diamond of the evening. The clothes are playful and provoking.
trade-mark MARINO COSTA was created eight years ago in order to
be wide spread on the Balkan and Russian market. The name is particularly
invented to speak a lot about its origin and to be easy to pronounce
The models, which are offered on the Bulgarian market can really pretend to be unique for two reasons: First, small quantities of them are produced, second, which is probably most important - the project after which they are manufactured (the project includes the types of leather and the colours for the upper part, the lining, the types of the soles, respectively sole-leather and rubber, i.e. a description of every element of the shoe).