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Garment size and fit a "moving target"

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consum...

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.

Petah Marian | 22 Mar 2013

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

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. | 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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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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Beth Wright | 23 May 2016

Fibre producer Invista joined forces with Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim last week to challenge industry standards at Denim Premiere Vision in Barcelona.

Leonie Barrie | 13 May 2016

Fibre producer Invista has developed two technologies under its Thermolite brand that offer new warming and insulating properties for jeans worn in colder climates.

Katie Smith | 20 Apr 2016

US fibre producer Invista has unveiled a collection of knit denim garments, which incorporates technology that combines the comfort and flexibility of a knit with the authentic aesthetics and performance of a woven, and uses environmentally-friendly manufacturing practices. 

Katie Smith | 21 Mar 2016

US fibre producer Invista has launched a raft of new hosiery innovations, including a new technology that would help reduce water and energy consumption. 

Katie Smith | 26 Jan 2016

US fibre maker Invista has launched a new technology under its Thermolite Pro fabric and insulation brand that warms up on exposure to sun or artificial light sources.

Michelle Russell | 25 Jan 2016

Invista's Cordura brand is gearing up to expand its durable product portfolio in Japan with the launch of tailor-made fabric offerings for the active, outdoor, and urban lifestyle segments. 

Leonie Barrie | 15 Dec 2015

US fibre maker Invista is gearing up to reposition its Coolmax and Thermolite brands next year, including the launch of a new technology that warms up through exposure to sunlight.

Katie Smith | 4 Nov 2015

A "transformative" patent-pending technology for knit denim fabrics that combine the comfort and flexibility of a knit with the authentic aesthetics and performance of a woven is being revealed this week by Invista, owner of the Lycra brand.

Michelle Russell | 28 Sep 2015

The first garments manufactured using US fibre maker Invista's new Lycra Beauty Cooling technology have been unveiled in New York.

Katie Smith | 5 Aug 2015

Italian fibre company Aquafil has joined forces with swimwear brand Speedo USA on what they claim to be the swimwear sector's first fabric take-back programme, which will see leftover fabric scraps upcycled into raw nylon for new "revolutionary" swimsuits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Katie Smith | 7 May 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leonie Barrie | 26 Sep 2013

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

Katie Smith | 24 Sep 2013

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

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Michelle Russell | 17 May 2016

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.

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Stretch Fibres and Fabrics: Reaching New Levels of Comfort - 2015

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Stretch fibres and fabrics offer several performance benefits compared with their stretchless counterparts....

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Product Developments and Innovations in Textiles and Apparel - September 2015

Product Developments and Innovations in Textiles and Apparel

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global textile and apparel industry, including:...

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Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 3rd Quarter 2014

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innova

This report provides information on the latest developments in: aerospace apparel; environmentally friendly fibres for performance apparel; fabrics for next-to-skin applications; fabrics for outdoor...

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