Off-price marketplace Afound to launch in Sweden

2018/02 01 09:02

Courtesy: Afound Afound, an off-price marketplace offering selected, broad and varied range of discounted products from well-known lifestyle and fashion brands, with both external and the H&M group’s own brands, with an extensive selection for both men and women, is set to launch in Sweden in 2018. H&M offer fashion and quality at the best […]

Lindex appoints Susanne Ehnbåge as new CEO

2018/01 16 12:01

Courtesy: Lindex Susanne Ehnbåge has been named CEO of Lindex, a leading fashion chain headquartered in Sweden, within the Stockmann Group. She will start in this position at the latest in August 2018. Susanne Ehnbåge will report to Lauri Veijalainen, Lindex chairman of the Board and Stockmann’s CEO, and she will also be a member […]

H&M sales increases 4% in 2017

2017/12 18 16:12

Courtesy: H&M The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 4 per cent to SEK 231,744 million (222,865) in the financial year 2017 that ended November 30. Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 199,987 million (192,267). In local currencies, sales went up 3 per cent. The group continued to grow during the year, however, sales […]

H&M, Alibaba extend collaboration

2017/12 16 15:12

Courtesy: H&M H&M has extended collaboration with Alibaba with the opening of its first store on Tmall, the world’s largest e-commerce platform, during spring 2018. The H&M group brand Monki has had a strong development in China since its launch on Tmall and the collaboration between the two groups is now being extended to include […]

H&M Foundation shows new recycling system at DesignInspire

2017/12 12 15:12

H&M Foundation with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has demonstrated the new concept of innovative Closed-Loop Apparel Recycling Eco-System in the Swedish Pavilion of DesignInspire 2017. The international exhibition is an inspiring platform for design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativity. From global garment collecting initiative to […]

Lindex launches more sustainable Even Better Denim

2017/12 11 05:12

Courtesy: Lindex Lindex has launched more sustainable denim which utilises less water and is made from sustainable materials such as post-consumer recycled cotton and recycled polyester. Usually, a pair of denim jeans requires 50-70 litres when washed in a conventional way, but the newly launched Even Better Denim Styles uses only 2 litres of water […]

Essity pledges responsible sourcing of fibre

2017/12 03 16:12

Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, has pledged for responsible sourcing of fibre in Vancouver Declaration, a public promise made by companies across the globe to work towards more sustainable sourcing of forest products. The Sweden-based company aims to be at the forefront of development in commitments on responsible fibre sourcing. "We see […]

KappAhl, Ekoligens AB develop sustainable hangers

2017/11 19 05:11

Courtesy: KappAhl KappAhl a leading fashion chain based in Sweden in partnership with Ekoligens AB has developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper from the Swedish paper industry and recycled metal parts. Now these hangers, EcoligentPaper, will be used to display KappAhl’s Limited Edition collection. KappAhl will save up to 1.1 tonnes of plastic. Every […]

IIT, FADEL create footwear with better properties

2017/11 16 04:11

The ability of graphene to add functionality to common objects has been exploited to create footwear with better thermal properties. Developed by Graphene Flagship partners Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, and FADEL, a leading Italian shoe company based in Tuscany, the new GET technology, gives the footwear better thermoregulation and freshness. The technology has been […]

Blend Re:wind to now recycle both cotton and polyester

2017/11 16 04:11

Courtesy: Mistra Future Fashion Now, Blend Re:wind by Mistra Future Fashion will recycle both cotton and polyester. The project will focus on chemical recycling of polyester/cotton (polycotton) fibre blends with the objective to separate and generate relevant outputs for future industrial use; polyester monomers and a cotton pulp suitable for regeneration into cellulosic textile fibres. […]

KappAhl net sales for 2016-17 rises 4.1 %

2017/10 17 18:10

Courtesy: Kappahl The net sales of KappAhl, a leading fashion chain based in the Nordic region, for the financial year 2016-17 has increased 4.1 per cent to SEK 4,916 (4,724) million. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, the company's net sales remained unchanged at SEK 1,248 (1,248) million in comparison to the corresponding period […]

Swedish scientists make a dress completely of paper

2017/10 17 18:10

Scientists at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås have made a dress completely of paper from Swedish forests, as part of the project ‘Establish locally grown textiles in Sweden’ which aims at enabling textile production of raw material from the pulp industry. The forest raw material is processed into paper, spun into threads and […]