textile industry

Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 Advertising Campaign

Mergers and Acquisitions

Ermenegildo Zegna Group Buys Majority Stake in Italian Textile Firm

As per the agreement, the Italian men’s wear group will own 60 percent of Tessitura Ubertino, a leading manufacturer of high-quality women’s fabrics, based in Prativero, near Biella.

clock June 3, 2021Martino Carrera

Colorful and bright fabric samples of furniture and clothing upholstery. Close-up of a palette of textile abstract diagonal stripes of different colors.


AFFOA Institute Taps PTC’s FlexPLM Platform to ‘Pioneer New Products’

Using the PLM solution will support the institute’s mission to “revolutionize” U.S. manufacturing.

clock May 6, 2021WWD Staff

Beste cotton maker Prato, Italy.


Italian Textile Firms Join Forces to Weather COVID-19 Fallout

Leading textile firms in Italy are partnering by way of acquisitions and collaborative ventures to safeguard the textile supply chain.

clock April 26, 2021Martino Carrera

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Sustainability Is Way Out of the Pandemic for Italian Textile Sector

WWD conducted a survey spotlighting the sector’s sustainable journey in the aftermath of the pandemic.

clock April 21, 2021Martino Carrera

President Joe Biden puts on his face mask after speaking during an event to mark Equal Pay Day in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Government and Trade

Mask Contracts and Biden Administration Push on U.S. Manufacturing

Government contracts for face masks made in the U.S. follow Biden administration moves to support the domestic textile industry during the pandemic.

clock April 2, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Howard Silver (left) with designers Stan Herman and Donna Karan.

Fashion Scoops

Howard Silver, Purveyor of Luxury and Niche Fabrics, Dies

Silver revived his father’s textile business, Jasco Fabrics, becoming a source for nearly every notable American brand.

clock March 13, 2021Kali Hays


Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion and Textile Sectors Map Out Five-Year Rebound Plan

Sistema Moda Italia is turning to the government for aid to help the industry rebound.

clock March 3, 2021Martino Carrera

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Business Features

Fashion Textile Market Supply Chain Goes Full-on Green

Demand for greater sustainability is being driven by strong consumer demand.

clock February 16, 2021WWD Staff

An houndstooth fabric from Bonotto's spring 2022 collection.


Milano Unica Highlights Key Textile Trends for Spring 2022

Performance, natural fabrics for both men’s suits and women’s ready-to-wear, as well as bold patterns for spring shirts, stole the spotlight at the textile trade show’s first digital-only event.

clock February 15, 2021Martino Carrera and Alessandra Turra

NCTO president and chief executive officer Kim Glas

Government and Trade

National Council of Textile Organizations CEO Kim Glas on Biden’s Policies, Trade and the Pandemic

A year into the ongoing pandemic, the textile industry group’s head emphasized the need for policies that incentivize domestic manufacturing.

clock February 9, 2021Sindhu Sundar


Business Features

Brands Seen Acknowledging Importance of Synergistic Partnership With Suppliers, Survey Say

If brands and their suppliers share long-term strategies and values, it’s a win-win match, Long Term Partners say.

clock February 4, 2021Martino Carrera



Will Antiviral Fabrics Sustain Momentum in 2021?

These “new gen” fabrics became all the rage in 2020 and are poised to become a new market standard despite vaccines.

clock January 6, 2021Martino Carrera

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Behind the Sweden-based Partnership Scaling Up Textile Recycling

Beyond Retro and Bank and Vogue partner with Renewcell to transform 30,000 metric tons of used clothing a year into new goods.

clock November 11, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Jeans crafted from Roica Cradle to Cradle Gold Level certified denim.

Business Features

Fashion Positive Launches Industry’s First Circular Materials Guidelines

Its guidelines aim to align the fashion industry on circularity.

clock August 26, 2020Tracey Meyers

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Government and Trade

‘Fairness in the Factory But on the Farm,’ Too, Textile Experts Say

In recentering those working in factories and on farms, what role do fiber and textile standards in the industry play?

clock August 12, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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clock June 18, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

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