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Komafram apparel brand taps made-in-America trend

"Something new, something brilliant," is the tagline for Komafram, a sustainable line of base layer apparel launched at last week's Outdoor...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Jonathan Petty, Patagonia UK 29 May 2008

Joe Ayling

Rock climbing-inspired apparel and footwear brand Patagonia has pioneered the use of organic cotton and recycled polyester in its outdoor clothing and posted sales of US$330m last year. Joe Ayling interviews the company's UK sales and marketing manager, Jonathan Petty, to find out to what peaks an already ambitious sustainable business model can climb to next.

Latest News

Pontetorto denies Polartec patent lawsuit 14 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Italian fabric manufacturer Pontetorto and Christian Weichert International Textile Agencies have denied claims they have had a patent infringement case filed against them by US performance fabric maker Polartec.


Polartec claims "first" breathable insulation 3 Oct 2013

Leonie Barrie

Performance fabric maker Polartec has launched a new synthetic insulation technology that can be used to create what it describes as the "first-ever breathable 'puffy' garments."


Polartec hires VP of product management 4 Jul 2013

Katie Smith

Performance fabrics manufacturer Polartec has appointed Doug Kelliher as vice president of product management.


Nike promotes Spillane to head China operations 2 May 2013

Katie Smith

Oregon-based sportswear giant Nike has promoted Michael Spillane to the position of vice president and general manager of Greater China.


Polartec appoints new CEO and CFO 1 Nov 2012

Katie Smith

Performance fabric maker Polartec has appointed former Timberland president Gary Smith as chief executive officer and Joe Robinson as chief financial officer.

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