Schoeller is wear2wear partner for textile sustainability

2017/04 28 06:04

Swiss company, Schoeller Textil AG, has joined wear2wear, an innovative industrial partnership dedicated to high-quality and sustainable clothing. Five European companies, representing each phase of the recycling process, have joined together to develop cutting-edge production systems to turn textile fibres from used clothing into new functional fabrics. The sustainable wear2wear concept is synonymous with high-quality, […]

EC takes action to make garment sector more sustainable

2017/04 28 06:04

The European Commission (EC) has presented a set of focused actions to make garment sector's value chains more sustainable. Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, presented the Staff Working Document on 'Sustainable garment value chains through EU development action' at an event organised by the European Parliament and EC. The event was organised […]

Staubli to show new machinery at Yiwutex 2017 expo

2017/04 28 06:04

Staubli, developers of innovative technological solutions in connectors, robotics, and textiles, is set to participate in Yiwutex 2017, international exhibition on textile machinery promoting healthcare textiles, customised production, and wider application of digital printing, to be held in China, from June 13 to 15, 2017, in booth B14, hall A1. With its product areas “DEIMO […]

Andrew Rosen, Stuart Vevers among AAFA awardees

2017/04 28 06:04

Courtesy: AAFA Andrew Rosen, founder and CEO of Theory, Stuart Vevers of Coach, Nick Graham, and Ed Nardoza have been honoured with the 39th AAFA American Image Awards. A star-studded gathering of designers, fashion executives, and celebrities attended the American Apparel & Footwear Association's awards event which celebrates innovation and leadership in the industry.The event […]

Fashion student wins KappAhl sustainable design contest

2017/04 28 06:04

Courtesy: KappAhl Fashion student Kim Linghoff has won the KappAhl sustainable design contest 2017, hosted by Kappahl, a leading fashion chain in the Nordic region. Her winning entry is based on the idea of making use of excess yarn from clothing production to create modern knitted garments. Linghoff will develop her solution together with KappAhl’s […]

Mad Engine acquires urban streetwear brand LRG

2017/04 28 06:04

Mad Engine, a leading full-service licensed apparel company, has acquired Lifted Research Group (LRG), known as the originator of what is now commonly known as 'streetwear'. Mad Engine, founded in 1987, has expanded substantially from a small t-shirt supplier in Southern California to a best-in-class design, merchandising and distributor of licensed apparel.Catering to the needs […]

Maharashtra govt working on second textiles policy

2017/04 28 06:04

The textiles department of the government of Maharashtra is working on the second textiles policy and is seeking suggestions for it, said Ujjwal Uke, principal secretary, textiles, Maharashtra. He also said that the industries and the government should have a broader vision to ensure textile sector's development and should work together for its growth. Uke […]

Continue existing Duty Drawback, ROSL scheme post GST: TEA

2017/04 28 06:04

Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has made requisitions to textiles minister Smriti Irani forcontinuance of existing Duty Drawback and Rebate of State Levies (ROSL) Schemes after the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) for another two years. It has also requested to fix GST rate at 5 per cent for the textile sector as it […]

Rieter completes 20 years of launching Com4 yarn

2017/04 27 09:04

Rieter, the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fibre spinning, has announced that the company has completed 20 years of launching Com4 yarn. Com4 stands for yarns in superior and consistent quality, spun with the four Rieter spinning technologies. Today, more than 130 licensees supply Com4 yarns to weavers and knitters worldwide. 20 years […]

Walmart releases 10th Global Responsibility Report

2017/04 27 09:04

Walmart has released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks at the company's progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity, sustainability and local communities. The report also looks at the retailer's role in helping rewire whole social and environmental systems as it strives toward a new era of transparency. […]

House of Fraser’s online sales up 16.1%

2017/04 27 09:04

Courtesy: House of Fraser British department store group House of Fraser's online sales have gone up by 16.1 per cent like-for-like sales growth. With gross profit of £483.1mn, the company has witnessed like-for-like sales growth (excluding VAT) of 0.9 per cent, with a total gross transaction value (GTV) of £1.3 bn in line with last […]

Shima Seiki to partake in private show in Turkey

2017/04 27 09:04

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd, leading flat knitting machine manufacturer, is set to partake in a private exhibition by its Turkish sales representative, TETAS IC VE DIS TICARET A.S., at Istanbul, Turkey, from May 4 to 6, 2017, displaying new computerised textile machine technology, represented by the latest Wholegarment knitting machine and design system. On display […]