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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap


WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten



Huntsman Textile Effects Inks Deal With Bangladesh’s Viyellatex Group

This cooperation allows Viyellatex to further leverage Huntsman’s research and development capabilities, innovation and focus on sustainability.

clock December 9, 2016Arthur Friedman

Everest Textile


Everest Textile Investing $18.5 Million to Build North Carolina Factory

Once fully operational, the facility will add nearly $15.8 million annual payroll impact to the local economy.

clock December 9, 2016Arthur Friedman



Spinnova Rolls Out Wood-Based Fiber

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

clock December 8, 2016Arthur Friedman



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 December 7, 2016Bambina Wise


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.

clock December 7, 2016Arthur Friedman



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


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


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


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



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.


New Cotton Testing Method Promises Material Reliability

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

clock November 23, 2016Arthur Friedman



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



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.


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


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

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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