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  • STOCKHOLM – Monki, a brand of H&M, has announced the launch of a new upcycled capsule denim collection which makes use of pre-consumer waste.The Swedish fashion firm says the three items created, a jacket, pair of denim jeans and tote bag, make use of what would otherwise be surplus materials in the typical production process – integrating recycled threads and organic cotton.It’s the latest in a growing line of such projects from apparel brands, which signals that tides are shifting and stak
  • Fabric Days—the condensed and business-focused trade fair format held in Munich from September 1-3, 2020, was the first fabric fair after the lockdown. Good visitor frequency exceeding all expectations of the organisers confirms that a physical event is accepted and needed by the industry in these times. It has set a positive sign for the industry.Pic: Fabric Days / Munich Fabric StartThanks to the great support from suppliers, the trust of the industry and the close cooperation with Messe Münch
  • Inova Textiles, a Mexico-based textile manufacturer which was established in 2003, has implemented FastReactPlan software – offered by Coats Digital.The implementation, called FastStart, will help Inova Textiles to combat economic and human effects of COVID-19 in Mexico and mitigate these impacts for a better business approach with digitalisation.FastReactPlan is expected to significantly improve Inova Textiles’capacity utilisation andreduce lead time, while enormously bringing down the cost of
  • Lone Design Club, the retail disrupter championing independent designers, has rolled-out a digital shopfront in Wales, UK aiming to bridge the gap between the online and offline retail.Image Courtesy: www.shiftlondon.orgThe Phygital window will allow the shoppers to window shop using QR codes.The service available until 12 October will allow shoppers to browse the best in Welsh and UK sustainable fashion.Using the QR code, the shoppers will be fully operational around the clock, meaning that sho
  • MUNICH – The organisers of Munich Fabric Start say their Fabric Days trade show has been a success, having attracted more than 3,600 visitors from 30 countries for the first post-lockdown industry event.Held from 1-3 September, Fabric Days was lined up to be a condensed showcase to the typical annual affair of Munich Fabric Start, but still “confirms that a physical event is accepted and needed by the industry in these times,” organisers say.Sebastian Klinder, managing director of Munich Fabric
  • SINGAPORE - International sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future is calling on the fashion industry to realise the huge untapped potential of manufacturers to accelerate the transformation towards circularity.Forum for the Future has published a new report, 'Making the leap to circular fashion', which calls on brands, retailers and other stakeholders to step up efforts to include supply chain voices in the drive to transform how fashion is designed, made, sold and used.Three pion
  • TUV Rheinland’s textile testing laboratories in Shenzhen and Shanghai have been recognised and approved by the Microfibre Consortium (TMC) to carry out tests to quantify fibre release from fabrics during domestic laundering for TMC member organisations. TMC has 40 members from the outdoor, sports, high street, luxury fashion and home textiles sectors.Pic: TUV RheinlandThe recognition came in June 2020. A commercial roll out will follow.Mickey Yu, responsible for textile testing at TUV Rheinland
  • The global export of home textiles increased 1.89 per cent to $95,725.27 million in the year 2019 compared to export of $93,952.83 million in 2017. However, total exports declined 2.66 per cent in 2019 over the previous year, according to data from TexPro. The export is expected to move up to $98,350.54 million in 2022 with a rate of 2.74 per cent from 2019.Pic: ShutterstockThe global import value of home textiles was $64,876.16 million in 2017, which rose 5.64 per cent to $68,534.93 million in
  • Bangladesh has set up guidelines for local producers with minimum requirements for production of non-medical fabric masks for community use with expertise of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The guidelines, incorporating specifications and quality control parameters, have already been provided to local manufacturers and non-governmental organisations.The standards have been developed in coordination with Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) with support from several other global
  • HERZOGENAURACH - Sportswear brand Adidas has redesigned some of its most iconic trainers for a new range, which it calls Clean Classics, designed to reduce the company's impact on the environment.The vegan trainers aim to minimalise plastic waste by using 70 per cent recycled materials for the uppers, as well as renewable and reclaimed rubber for the soles.Clean Classics makes use of Adidas's Primegreen performance fabric, which contains a minimum of 50 per cent recycled content, while a
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