The National Council of Textile Organizations said that it launched its new web site, “Textiles in the News,” which promotes the U.S. textile industry. Its tagline, “American Textiles: We Make Amazing,” is a public relations effort to re-brand the U.S. textile industry, the organization said. NCTO will publish original content as well as promote textiles news from media outlets covering the industry.
Stylized as “TIN,” Textiles in the News aims to “showcase the dynamism of the U.S. textile industry and cover the policy issues that disproportionately impact the sector.” This includes generating original content; linking to news and opinion pieces written by media outlets and tracking textile industry social media postings focused exclusively on the U.S. market. Last week the NCTO announced its merger with the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, effective April 1, 2018.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews