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Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

Resilient outdoor industry seeks to broaden base

With 29,000 visitors and 1626 exhibitors, this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which took place earlier this month in Salt Lake City,...


Wang Fangqing | 30 Sep 2013

The Chinese textile industry has long been blamed for over-consuming resources and water pollution. And with consumers increasingly keen to take production processes into account when making purchases, brands are keen to improve their image and that of their suppliers.


Debra Cobb | 9 Aug 2013

"Something new, something brilliant," is the tagline for Komafram, a sustainable line of base layer apparel launched at last week's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show by Daniel Feuerstein, son of Malden Mills former owner Aaron Feuerstein.


Leonie Barrie | 1 Apr 2011

Apparel industry issues tackled on the first day of the Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong included the challenges facing the apparel supply chain, including inflation, China's shift from major supplier to buyer, and labour issues. Here is a roundup of comments from some of the speakers at the event.


Vicky Sung | 10 Nov 2009

While textile fairs around the world are still struggling to shrug off the heavy cloak of recession, the crowded aisles at the recent Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics’ ten exhibition halls suggest recovery is already underway. As Vicky Sung reports, eco-friendly production and sustainability dominated the show.

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 25 May 2017

Austrian fibre company Lenzing has become the first of the world's leading viscose fibre producers to undergo an audit designed to assess their progress on eliminating endangered forests as the source of the raw material in their products.


Beth Wright | 24 May 2017

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is to unveil a new brand of eco-friendly viscose fibre this autumn in a move it claims will set an industry-wide benchmark in the sustainability and transparency of viscose fibres.


Beth Wright | 17 May 2017

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing expects a "significant improvement" in earnings in 2017 compared to last year, and has hailed its sCore Ten strategy after booking the best quarter in the company's history.


Beth Wright | 22 Mar 2017

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook for the year ahead on the back of "excellent development" in 2016, thanks to higher selling prices for all its fibre products and a better product mix.


Beth Wright | 17 Feb 2017

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Viscose and Moda fibres, including all their subtypes.


Michelle Russell | 8 Feb 2017

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has developed a new fibre based on cotton scraps and wood as part of its efforts to drive circular economy in the textile industry.


Michelle Russell | 6 Feb 2017

Austrian hosiery business Wolford AG is to create a completely recyclable lingerie product line as part of a collaboration with some of the industry's leading smart textile firms.


Beth Wright | 31 Jan 2017

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has partnered with Spanish technology firm Jeanologia to demonstrate the advantages of laser finishing on Tencel fabrics and garments.


Michelle Russell | 30 Jan 2017

The US government is considering imposing tariffs on 85 European imports – including viscose rayon staple fibre – in retaliation for what is says is the EU's discrimination and ban on American beef products.


Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 2016

The Apparel Sourcing USA trade show will feature representives from eight global sourcing destinations – as well as India, Hong Kong and Taiwan – when it returns to New York in January, covering finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label suppliers.


Michelle Russell | 14 Dec 2016

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is to build a state-of-the-art Tencel fibre plant in the US as part of its strategy to increase its share of speciality fibres as a percentage of revenue. 


Beth Wright | 16 Nov 2016

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing  has offered an optimistic outlook as it revealed a "substantial increase" in both revenue and earnings in the first nine months of 2016, thanks to significant improvements in cash flow and the continued implementation of a new group strategy.


Beth Wright | 24 Oct 2016

Austrian fibre company Lenzing, and Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla – who together produce 35% of the world's rayon-viscose – are rising to the top of a global ranking that rates companies on their efforts to conserve forests.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 2016

Lenzing’s new closed-loop Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics is to be used by outdoor clothing brand and retailer Patagonia, with the first products set to launch next spring.


Michelle Russell | 6 Oct 2016

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Austrian fibre company Lenzing are joining a database project to measure the environmental impact of materials used in apparel and footwear supply chains.


Beth Wright | 14 Sep 2016

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has teamed up with German instrument manufacturer Emtec Electronic to come up with a new method to measure softness in textiles.


Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 2016

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook as it revealed "significantly improved" first-half earnings and sales thanks to the disciplined implementation of its new group strategy. 


Beth Wright | 22 Jul 2016

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is testing a new version of its Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics, designed to help close the loop in the textile and clothing industry.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 2016

Inditex has signed an exclusive agreement with cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture premium raw materials from textile waste as part of the Spanish fashion giant's commitment to the circular economy.


Michelle Russell | 13 May 2016

Lenzing has offered a confident outlook for the year ahead and says it is looking to expand capacity globally as the Austrian cellulosic fibre producer revealed a substantial increase in first-quarter earnings – its best since 2012.


Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 2016

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has developed a denim collection that it says emphasises the softness and stretch elements of the fabric, and highlights the investment and scientific research currently taking place in the denim supply chain.


Katie Smith | 13 Apr 2016

Four leading companies in the denim supply chain are this week unveiling a new project designed to provide a working roadmap towards more sustainable jeans production, which includes a prototype collection based on the most efficient use of resources. 

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