Italy’s Textile Supply Chain Holds Out in Coronavirus Crisis


Italy’s Textile Supply Chain Holds Out in Coronavirus Crisis

From access to credit to sustainability and new purchasing habits, Italy’s textile entrepreneurs weigh in.

clock March 31, 2020Martino Carrera

Winners of the International Woolmark Prize, Emily Bode and Richard Malone with models


Merino Wool Among the Fastest Fabrics to Biodegrade, New Study Finds

Single polyester fleece is one of the biggest eco-culprits, producing more than 1,900 microfibers per wash.

clock March 30, 2020Fiona Ma

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Short Takes: The Fabric Arts, Science and Sustainability

“Metropolis Sunrise,” a repurposed fabric art sculpture begins installation in Westchester, N.Y., among other happenings.

clock March 11, 2020Kaley Roshitsh




The GOTS certification saw a 35 percent increase in certified facilities last year, the highest growth on record with even U.S.-based manufacturers feeling the love (of new demand).

clock March 5, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Masked visitors in the main trend forum of Premiere Vision Paris trade show.


Coronavirus Epidemic Impacts Traffic at Paris Textile Fairs

A 50 percent drop in Chinese exhibitors had a major knock-on effect on attendance at Texworld Paris, with a quieter turnout also palpable at Première Vision Paris.

clock February 18, 2020Katya Foreman and Fleur Burlet

The scene at the 30th edition of the Milano Unica textile trade show.


Milano Unica Feels Coronavirus, Australian Bushfires Pinch

In response to global economic uncertainties, exhibitors upped the ante on sustainability, performance and stretch fabrics.

clock February 14, 2020Martino Carrera

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Top of the Crop: Adidas, Ikea, H&M Group Rank in Sustainable Cotton

The Sustainable Cotton Ranking urges brands to form policy, be transparent and actually uptake “sustainable cotton,” as the gap widens.

clock February 13, 2020Kaley Roshitsh


Première Vision to Launch Event in China

The announcement comes as the coronavirus epidemic interrupts production and supply chains in China and beyond.

clock February 11, 2020Katya Foreman

Paris Première Vision Trade Show


Drops, Collabs and a Faster Fashion Pace Push Première Vision Paris to Change Trade Show Dates

Starting 2021, both editions of the Paris trade show will take place earlier in the year to fit with market changes.

clock February 6, 2020Fleur Burlet

The trend area at Pitti Filati's 86th edition.


Pitti Filati Gets Loud on Sustainability

Italian spinners banked on sustainable yarns to navigate the complex moment of the industry, affected by socio-political and environmental situations.

clock January 30, 2020Sandra Salibian



‘Circulose’ Fabric Hits Retail for First Time With H&M

The hunt for sustainable raw materials continues. Exclusively for WWD, executives explain H&M’s investment in Re:newcell and why the Circulose fiber may be outpacing its competitors.

clock January 29, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Max Whitlock wearing the Paul Smith Travel Suit.


Suits, Shoes and Shirts to Travel In: Designing With Limitations, and Innovation

He’s reinvented classics to solve modern-day problems for the modern-day wearer.

clock January 17, 2020Fiona Ma

Attendance was down at Blossom Premiere Vison due to the countrywide train strike


Brands Want Shine and Flexibility, Say Exhibitors at Blossom Première Vision

Attendance was drastically down at the Blossom Première Vision trade show in Paris due to the countrywide train strike.

clock December 16, 2019Fleur Burlet

Leather hides at the 97th edition of the Lineapelle trade show held in Milan, Oct. 2 to 4.


Italian Tanneries Focus on Natural Finishes, Sustainability at Lineapelle

Facing a slowdown of the sector, exhibitors at the three-day leather trade show focused on high-quality and precious treatments, as well as on sustainability.

clock October 8, 2019Martino Carrera


New Sustainable Salon Pulls Visitors at Paris Trade Shows

The inaugural edition of Impact bumped up traffic at Who’s Next, while attendance at jewelry salon Bijorhca was stable.

clock September 13, 2019Katya Foreman

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