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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,...


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.


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.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Apr 2013

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consumer shapes, communication with both offshore factories and customers, pattern blocks and fit forms, as well as processes and training are all needed now if the industry is to prevent problems in the future, say leading executives.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Apr 2013

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consumer shapes, communication with both offshore factories and customers, pattern blocks and fit forms, as well as processes and training are all needed now if the industry is to prevent problems in the future, say leading executives.

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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 | 10 Jul 2017

US fibre producer Invista has unveiled a new tool it says helps casual bra designers select the best fabric in order to deliver improved garment performance.


Beth Wright | 20 Jun 2017

Chinese sock manufacturer Zhejiang Orient Befit Socks Corporation (Orient Befit) has inked a licensing deal with US-based fibre producer Invista to use the Coolmax trademark for manufacturing, marketing, advertising, promotion, sale and distribution through online global channels, and offline channels in China.


Beth Wright | 13 Jun 2017

Penn Textile Solutions, a German textile mill that specialises in warp and weft knits, has expanded its partnership with US-based fibre producer Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, to develop a new fabric concept derived from consumer needs.


Michelle Russell | 12 May 2017

US-based fibre producer Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has acquired the dual core patent portfolio of Cone Denim and its parent company International Textile Group (ITG).


Michelle Russell | 9 May 2017

Invista is investing over US$65m in state-of-the-art fibre production at its US-based Camden facility in a move aimed at significantly expanding domestic capacity of high-tenacity speciality fibres used in its Cordura fabrics.


Beth Wright | 4 May 2017

Invista's high-performance Cordura brand has unveiled another partnership, coinciding with its 50th anniversary celebrations, with German wool-based yarn supplier Südwolle Group to develop new performance wools.


Beth Wright | 31 Mar 2017

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has revealed an innovative stretch denim fabric incorporating Lycra dualFX technology from fibre producer Invista that offers a new alternative to traditional material for jeans leggings.


Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2017

US fibre producer Invista has developed a Lycra garment technology for knee-highs that it says offers improved balance between force and compression.


Beth Wright | 27 Feb 2017

US fibre producer Invista is exploring what it calls "strategic alternatives" for its apparel and advanced textiles business, which could include a potential sale.


Beth Wright | 30 Jan 2017

Invista's high-performance Cordura fibre has unveiled another partnership, coinciding with its 50th anniversary celebrations, featuring Cordura denim technologies engineered by Pakistan weaver Artistic Milliners.


Beth Wright | 16 Jan 2017

US clothing retailer Hollister has unveiled a new line of performance jeans that utilises technology from fibre producer Invista to keep the body cool and dry on hot days, and has insulating fibres for added warmth when it is cool.


Beth Wright | 11 Jan 2017

Invista's Cordura brand has commercialised the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fibre ever produced by the company, which will enhance the core strength of its fabrics.


Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2016

US fibre producer Invista is continuing to drive innovation in denim with new technologies under its Coolmax brand that offer sustainability and cooling comfort to jeans wearers.


Beth Wright | 22 Sep 2016

Italian apparel brand Intimissimi has revealed its Perfect Bra collection now features Lycra Lace after being redesigned to exclusively feature the Invista fibre.


Michelle Russell | 10 Aug 2016

Invista's Cordura brand has developed flannel and laminate fabrics for outdoor apparel that it says offer enhanced durability, comfort, a waterproof finish and are more lightweight.


Beth Wright | 1 Aug 2016

US fibre producer Invista is set to unveil its "next generation" Lycra Sport technology this week, which it says is scientifically engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support.


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.

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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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