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Texprocess & Techtextil 2013: Products on show

Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 2013

Faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments unveiled at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, just-style presents a snapshot of some of the innovations on show for apparel makers.


Lululemon continues sheer trousers investigation

Petah Marian | 22 Mar 2013

Lululemon Athletica is still investigating how a line of sheerer than expected black Luon products made it into stores.


Demand for elastane set for significant growth

Textiles Intelligence | 9 Nov 2011

Demand for elastane fibres - known as spandex in the US and parts of Asia - is set to grow considerably according to a new report, fuelled by rising sales of sportswear garments in China, Brazil and India.


Textile fabrics get boost in performance swimwear

just-style.com | 5 Jan 2010

The use of polyurethane in performance swimwear is credited with securing 235 world records over the past two years. But a ban on the use of the material in competitions from 1 January 2010 is set to give textile fabrics a boost.

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Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle

Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

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Invista expands Lycra Beauty into denim

Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2015

US fibre maker Invista has expanded its Lycra Beauty brand fabrics - which are already used in intimate apparel, swimwear and legwear - into denim products.


Invista and Lenzing collaborate on denim fibre

Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2014

US fibre maker Invista and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have collaborated for a second time on a denim project.


Nylon producer Nilit buys Invista's Brazil unit

Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 2014

Israel-based nylon producer Nilit has acquired Invista's Americana, Brazil manufacturing site - adding its nylon 6.6 operations to the company's existing facilities in the US, China and Israel.


Invista develops low impact finishing jeans

Katie Smith | 18 Aug 2014

Fibre maker Invista has teamed up with Garmon Chemicals and fabric producer Candiani Denim to develop a range of jeans using low impact finishing treatments specifically designed for elastomeric fabrics.


Burlington introduces merino FX performance fabric

Leonie Barrie | 6 Aug 2014

Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, has introduced a collection of season-less performance merino fabrics designed for outdoor apparel.


Invista settles “industrial espionage” suit

Richard Woodard | 16 Jul 2014

Invista has settled a lawsuit in China related to the alleged theft and infringement by a local engineer of trade secrets related to its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology.


Fabric mills embrace yarns for stretch denim

Leonie Barrie | 27 May 2014

Ongoing efforts by fibre producers Invista and Lenzing to bring improved performance to stretch denim have been embraced by a number of mills who have developed new fabrics for autumn/winter 2015/16.


Invista launches bio-based Lycra fibre

Katie Smith | 7 May 2014

Invista has developed a new Lycra fibre produced with a renewable bio-based raw material derived from corn.


Invista renews ADN joint venture with Solvay

Katie Smith | 28 Apr 2014

Fibre maker Invista has renewed its joint venture agreement with Solvay to manufacture adiponitrile (ADN), which is used to produce nylon 6,6 intermediates.


Invista and Lenzing team up on stretch denim

Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2014

Fibre business and Lycra owner Invista is teaming up with Tencel developer Lenzing to bring improved performance to stretch denim fabrics.


Invista and Lenzing team up on stretch denim

Leonie Barrie | 2 Dec 2013

Fibre makers Invista and Lenzing are working together to offer cellulosic denim fabrics with what they describe as "significantly improved" shape retention.


Invista and Ingenza research bio-derived chemicals

Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 2013

Polymer and fibre producer Invista is teaming up with industrial biotechnology company Ingenza to develop new bio-derived processes that can be used to produce industrial chemicals.


Denim sourcing show Kingpins to launch in Europe

Leonie Barrie | 26 Sep 2013

Denim sourcing show Kingpins is planning its first-ever European event next year in Amsterdam.


Invista buys Advansa's speciality polyesters

Katie Smith | 24 Sep 2013

Fibre producer Invista has acquired German competitor Advansa's assets relating to speciality polyester products.


Invista plans $500m investment in nylon production

Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 2013

Fibre maker Invista is planning a $500m investment to set up a new manufacturing unit at its site in Victoria, Texas to make raw materials used in the production of nylon.


Invista launches Coolmax Air fibre technology

Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 2013

Lycra fibre and Coolmax fabric brand owner Invista has launched Coolmax Air fibre technology, designed to provide improved moisture-management and breathability for apparel.


Invista to expand Cordura AFT fabrics

Richard Woodard | 11 Jul 2013

Fibre company Invista has partnered with Taiwan’s Tiong Liong Corporation to expand its Cordura Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabric collection.


Global news roundup

Katie Smith | 3 Jun 2013

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Invista expands with China nylon 6,6 polymer plant

Katie Smith | 16 May 2013

Fibre manufacturer Invista has signed a land reservation agreement to build a nylon 6,6 polymer site at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP).


Lycra Beauty extends to lace and natural fabrics

Leonie Barrie | 13 May 2013

Fibre producer Invista is extending its Lycra Beauty fabric certification scheme to include lace and fabrics made with natural/cellulosic fibres.


Invista acquires Tecgen brands

Richard Woodard | 26 Mar 2013

Fibre business Invista has moved to acquire Ashburn Hill, owner of the Tecgen flame-resistant brands, for an undisclosed sum.


Speakers line-up for apparel size and fit seminar

Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 2013

The latest issues and innovations in garment sizing and fit will be the focus of a new one-day seminar being organised by the ASBCI (Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry) next month.


Mango to expand into children's and active wear

Petah Marian | 6 Mar 2013

Spanish clothing retailer Mango has revealed plans to enter the children's wear and women's activewear channels.


Invista starts production at nylon salt plant

Katie Smith | 15 Feb 2013

Fibre maker Invista has started production at its new nylon salt factory in Rozenburg, the Netherlands.

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