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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock 21hDavid Moin and Evan Clark

Business

Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

clock 16hEvan Clark

Business

Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin

Textiles

Spinnova

Textiles

Spinnova Rolls Out Wood-Based Fiber

Spinnova’s new fiber was on display at Finland’s presidential Independence Day reception.

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Zegna

Textiles

Zegna Awards for Mohair Handed Out in Johannesburg

Mohair is the natural luxury fiber that comes from the fleece of the Angora goat, and 50 percent of the world’s production of mohair comes from South Africa.

clock 23hBambina Wise

Textiles

Fifty Companies Now Certified by GOTS in U.S.

The number of Canadian companies now certified to the program has more than doubled in the last few months to seven.

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Lenzing

Textiles

Lenzing and WTS Develop Indigo Knit Collection

Lenzing Inc. has developed a Tencel indigo circular knit collection with Peru’s World Textile Sourcing they’re calling “Inca Indigo.”

clock December 7, 2016Arthur Friedman

Nelliw Partow

Textiles

PV New York Names Nellie Partow Brand Ambassador

To select its ambassadors, Première Vision partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

clock December 5, 2016Arthur Friedman

Stefan Doboczky sits on the raw material at Lenzing headquarters

Textiles

Canopy Ranks Lenzing Tops in Sustainable Wood Procurement

Lenzing was ranked number one globally by the Canadian environmental organization Canopy Planet Society regarding procurement of wood, the key raw material in cellulose fiber production.

clock November 30, 2016Arthur Friedman

Meridian Yarns

Textiles

Expanding Operations, Meridian Yarn Group Adds to Management Team

Meridian is building a new manufacturing plant in Valdese, N.C., and just completed the expansion of its Ranlo, N.C., plant.

clock November 29, 2016Arthur Friedman

Miroglio

Textiles

Digital Fabric Printing Catching On Quickly

The technology has taken off in Asia, which now represents around one third of production, on a level with Europe, with India growing rapidly.

clock November 25, 2016Katya Foreman

Applied DNA Sciences’ hangtag and motto.

Textiles

New Cotton Testing Method Promises Material Reliability

Testing for cotton and other fabrics has a new surefire method.

clock November 23, 2016Arthur Friedman

Lecta

Textiles

Lectra Equips China’s Ruyi Group With Smart Manufacturing Technology

Ruyi installs innovative solutions from Lectra to empower mass customization of men’s suits.

clock November 22, 2016Arthur Friedman

Biofabrciate

Textiles

Recycled Fabrics Going More Mainstream

Proponents of the biomaterials sector say fabrics made with natural substances grown in a laboratory could have more allure than traditional fabrics.

clock November 21, 2016Sofia Celeste

Looks from the Lycra Moves Athleisure Capsule collection.

Textiles

Invista Fibers Unit Said on Selling Block

Sources said Chinese or Indian fiber companies are in play, as well as Italy’s Radici Group.

clock November 18, 2016Arthur Friedman

Gore Enviormental Chamber

Textiles

W. L. Gore Unveils State-of-the-Art Fabric Testing Facility

The new lab facilities allow Gore engineers to measure the properties of component materials, laminates and garments and footwear.

clock November 17, 2016Arthur Friedman

Lenzing Fibers CEO Stefan Doboczsky, at headquarters in Lenzing, Austria.

Textiles

Lenzing Sees Sharp Gains in Nine-Month Sales and Earnings

Consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose by 52.2 percent to 320.6 million euros, or $342.5 million at current exchange.

clock November 16, 2016Arthur Friedman

ITMA

Textiles

Lean, Green Machines Lead Way at ITMA

Executives at the ITMA Asia said the textile machinery and technology exhibition came at a time of transition for the sector in China.

clock November 16, 2016Casey Hall

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