| 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.
| 22 Mar 2013
Lululemon Athletica is still investigating how a line of sheerer than expected black Luon products made it into stores.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 21 Nov 2014
US fibre maker Invista and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have collaborated for a second time on a denim project.
| 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.
| 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.
| 6 Aug 2014
Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, has introduced a collection of season-less performance merino fabrics designed for outdoor apparel.
| 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.
| 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.
| 7 May 2014
Invista has developed a new Lycra fibre produced with a renewable bio-based raw material derived from corn.
| 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.
| 21 Jan 2014
Fibre business and Lycra owner Invista is teaming up with Tencel developer Lenzing to bring improved performance to stretch denim fabrics.
| 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.
| 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.
| 26 Sep 2013
Denim sourcing show Kingpins is planning its first-ever European event next year in Amsterdam.
| 24 Sep 2013
Fibre producer Invista has acquired German competitor Advansa's assets relating to speciality polyester products.
| 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.
| 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.
| 11 Jul 2013
Fibre company Invista has partnered with Taiwan’s Tiong Liong Corporation to expand its Cordura Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabric collection.
| 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.
| 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).
| 13 May 2013
Fibre producer Invista is extending its Lycra Beauty fabric certification scheme to include lace and fabrics made with natural/cellulosic fibres.
| 26 Mar 2013
Fibre business Invista has moved to acquire Ashburn Hill, owner of the Tecgen flame-resistant brands, for an undisclosed sum.
| 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.
| 6 Mar 2013
Spanish clothing retailer Mango has revealed plans to enter the children's wear and women's activewear channels.
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