Business Features

Italy’s Pattern Group Building Hub of Luxury Fashion Engineering

A leader in pattern-making and 3D prototyping, the group is eyeing additional acquisitions in building the Italian Hub of Luxury Fashion Engineering.

clock April 13, 2021Luisa Zargani

British sheep


Wool Industry Hopes to Return to Quasi-Normality in Q3 2021

There is also hope that a lower wool price will encourage more designers and brands to use wool in their collections this year.

clock January 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Frame, denim, leather, contemporary, sustainability


Short Takes: A Look at Frame’s ‘Responsible Leather,’ Data Updates

Frame makes a foray into “responsible leather,” Woolmark vies for industry and the Italian fashion sector taps new sustainability data.

clock December 2, 2020Kaley Roshitsh


Business Features

New Fabric ‘Raeflex’ Challenging the Art of the Uniform

Raeflex is a performance wool blend engineered specifically for the uniform market.

clock January 16, 2020Tracey Meyers

Unbound Merino

Business Features

Field Notes: Buy Less, Not More

Editor’s note: WWD Field Notes is a column featuring the latest technology, b2b and business solution news.

clock September 17, 2019Tracey Meyers

Maggie Marilyn with models backstage.

Fashion Scoops

Ones to Watch: Maggie Marilyn

Working with suppliers to turn excess Maggie Marilyn fabric and unsold garments back into new fabric is one of the company’s initiatives.

clock December 20, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Muhammad Malik and Raana Jabeen, a husband and wife team at American Woolen Co. Photo courtesy of American Woolen Co.

Business Features

American Woolen Co. Expands, Adds New Dye Lab

American Woolen Co. tasks husband-and-wife team Muhammad Malik and Raana Jabeen with managing its in-house dye lab.

clock December 6, 2018Tracey Meyers

Assorted textured woolen yarns.


Staying Ahead of the Herd Via Localism and Origin Narratives

New York’s sheep and wool festival drew more than 30,000 attendees and 300-plus vendors.

clock October 24, 2018Kaley Roshitsh


Business Features

Woolmark Unveils ‘Live and Breathe’ Performance Fiber Campaign

“Wool is the original performance fiber,” the company noted.

clock September 4, 2018Tracey Meyers

A seamstress at Biella Manifatture Tessili.


Biella Manifatture Tessili Receives Green Certification

The company, controlled by the Marzotto Group, is among the six Italian textile firms to obtain the ISO 14001 certification.

clock May 24, 2018Martino Carrera

The scene at Intertextile Shanghai.


At Intertextile Shanghai Spring Edition European Product, Sustainability Are Key Among Fairgoers

Bigger isn’t always better, but the Intertextile Shanghai trade show is growing bigger as its customer base demands better-quality product.

clock March 20, 2018Casey Hall


VF Corp. to Acquire Icebreaker Brand

Icebreaker focuses on natural fibers, specifically merino wool.

clock November 2, 2017Vicki M. Young

The ColorReaderPro helps identify colors on-the-go.


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 Meyers

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


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

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clock June 17, 2021Alessandra Turra and Sandra Salibian

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