wool

Financial

VF Corp. to Acquire Icebreaker Brand

Icebreaker focuses on natural fibers, specifically merino wool.

clock November 2, 2017Vicki M. Young

A colorful selection of textiles at the Sheep and Wool Festival.

Markets

Handcrafting, Knitting and Crocheting: The Rising Trends in Wool

The two-day festival was held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, N.Y. on Oct. 21 through 22.

clock October 27, 2017Tracey Greenstein

A still of Loro Piana's short movie promoting the Tasmanian fabric.

Textiles

Loro Piana Introduces New Green Storm System, Launches New Ad Campaign for Tasmanian Fabric

The company is investing in a more eco-friendly version of the existing Storm System treatment, which makes natural fabrics waterproof and wind resistant.

clock July 10, 2017Sandra Salibian

Alessandro Sartori.

Fashion Scoops

Alessandro Sartori Working on a New Fabric

Ermenegildo Zegna’s artistic director said to be developing a new crease-resistant wool fiber aimed to prevent felting.

clock May 18, 2017Martino Carrera

Max Mara

Designer and Luxury

Max Mara Wool Week Begins

Max Mara and The Woolmark Company celebrate Merino wool and introduce a capsule collection in an exclusive wool denim fabric

clock May 16, 2017Luisa Zargani

woolmark wool

Textiles

Ath-leisure-Clad, Sustainably Aware Consumers Catapult Wool Market

Demand is up, costs are high and shoppers are watching.

clock March 27, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

Ramblers Way

Textiles

Ramblers Way Opening Third Store as Expansion Continues

The street location will carry casual looks for men and women in the company’s signature Rambouillet merino wool and premium pima cotton.

clock February 2, 2017Arthur Friedman

Sportswear

VF Corp. Names Travis Campbell Smartwool Brand President

Campbell, who begins in the post on Monday, most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Far Bank Enterprises.

clock January 27, 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

Ramblers Way

Textiles

Ramblers Way Opens Second Store in Hanover, N.H.

Located on South Main Street in Hanover, N.H., the store features Ramblers Way’s premium Rambouillet merino wool and pima cotton clothing lines for women and men.

clock December 20, 2016Arthur Friedman

Woolmark

Textiles

‘Felt Decoded’ Exhibition Set for San Francisco Museum

Artist Janice Arnold’s exhibition runs from lacy wisps of wool to rocklike slabs, showing wool felt’s extremes.

clock December 15, 2016Arthur Friedman

John Sterner cashmere crewneck

Fashion Features

Alexander Stutterheim Builds an Unusual Kind of Luxury Brand in Sweden

After updating raincoats, the designer blends craftsmanship, sustainability and jobs for war refugees at John Sterner: Swedish Knitology.

clock December 9, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

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 December 7, 2016Bambina Wise

John Smedley Wool Week

Fashion Scoops

John Smedley, Alex James and The Campaign for Wool Launch Wool Week

The brand showed off a sustainability-themed window, showcasing the biodegradable John Smedley sweater that was buried on the grounds of Clarence House.

clock October 10, 2016Lorelei Marfil

Campaign for Wool

Fashion Scoops

The Campaign for Wool Hosts First Wool Conference

Held in Ayrshire, the Dumfries House Wool Conference will host an international crowd that includes wool experts and fashion industry names.

clock September 9, 2016Lorelei Marfil

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clock November 22, 2017Sharon Edelson

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