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Prada Strikes New 'Normal' for Men's Fall 2017

Working almost exclusively with leather and corduroy to give the collection a sense of “normality,” Prada riffed on simplicity, authenticity and the naïf, favoring the crude and unsophisticated over the polished and urbane.

clock 14hSamantha Conti

Business

Carolina Herrera Names Emilie Rubinfeld President

Emilie Rubinfeld succeeds Francois Kress, who has left the company.

clock January 13, 2017Jessica Iredale

Business

Alibaba Forms Anti-Counterfeiting Group With Louis Vuitton

Alibaba, criticized for the fake products on its platforms, said the new group will “use technology in the global fight against counterfeits”.

clock 4hAmanda Kaiser

Textiles

A recent Etam design using Noyon lace

Textiles

Noyon Teams With Lingerie Partners to Avoid Bankruptcy

Four firms, including La Perla and Etam, would take a stake in the company according to the plan filed with a French commercial court.

clock January 13, 2017Alex Wynne

The politics of production will be front and center at the upcoming fabric and sourcing shows in New York.

Textiles

Politics of Production in Focus at New York Textile Shows

Complex issues are weighing heavily on textile and sourcing executives as they prepare to attend the major New York trade shows Première Vision New York and the co-located Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA.

clock January 13, 2017Arthur Friedman

Cotton Inc. and Curdura

Textiles

Cordura Collaborates With Cotton Inc. on Fabric Group

Throughout 2017 and beyond, the two brands will work together to explore opportunities to make cotton even more long-lasting and durable.

clock January 12, 2017Arthur Friedman

Dyneema

Textiles

Dyneema Creates Next-Gen Extreme Jacket

Proven to be 15 times stronger than steel, but able to float on water, Dyneema is considered the world’s strongest fiber.

clock January 12, 2017Arthur Friedman

Cordura

Textiles

Cordura Kicks Off Yearlong Roadshow for Brand’s 50th

New innovative technologies, brand collaborations and personal Cordura brand stories will commence the global road show starting at Outdoor Retailer Winter Show.

clock January 10, 2017Arthur Friedman

Polartec

Textiles

Polartec Relaunches Its Polarfleece Brand

The company is also introducing MtnLogic, a top-of-the-mountain apparel brand built in collaboration with world-class alpine climbers and guides.

clock January 10, 2017Arthur Friedman

Unifi's Repreve plant.

Textiles

Unifi’s Repreve Brand Enters Vietnam

Unifi said this collaboration will open distribution channels for Repreve in a key apparel-producing region.

clock January 9, 2017Arthur Friedman

Rainforest Action Network

Textiles

Rainforest Action Network Lauds Ralph Lauren for Wood-Based Fabrics Policy

Ralph Lauren’s policy and actions on wood-based fabrics were developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network and its “Out of Fashion” campaign.

clock January 6, 2017Arthur Friedman

Covestro

Textiles

Covestro Leads Environmental Research Project

The materials manufacturer is heading a research project that aims to use the treated salt and purified wastewater in electrolysis processes to produce chlorine.

clock January 5, 2017Arthur Friedman

Oeko-Tex

Textiles

Oeko-Tex Upgrades Regulations for Certification Programs

The new requirements allow Oeko-Tex to provide support for the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals initiative and the Detox campaign.

clock January 5, 2017Arthur Friedman

Civic

Textiles

Taylor Stitch Teams With Woolmark Co. to Create Civic

Civic is an expansion to performance wear, combining fashion and function by tailoring the collection to meet the demands of its customers’ active lifestyles.

clock January 4, 2017Arthur Friedman

Downlite

Textiles

Downlite Installs New Wastewater Recovery System

The system allows Downlite to recycle and reuse up to 99 percent of the water used to clean and sanitize its down and feather fills.

clock January 4, 2017Arthur Friedman

Covestro

Textiles

Covestro Lifts Force Majeure on Polyurethane Raw Materials

Supplier of nitric acid has re-started production.

clock December 27, 2016Arthur Friedman

2016 Supima Design Competition

Textiles

Supima Plans to Step Up Branding Efforts in 2017

Marc Lewkowitz, president and ceo of Supima, summed up the accomplishments and gave an outlook of some new deals in a new blog post.

clock December 27, 2016Arthur Friedman

Thermore

Textiles

Thermore’s Ecodown Gets Envirnomental Certifications

With Ecodown, every jacket allows the reuse of up to 10 plastic bottles that would have otherwise ended up as waste in a landfill.

clock December 23, 2016Arthur Friedman

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Luxottica and Essilor Agree to 46-Billion-Euro Merger

clock 2hJennifer Weil

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