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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...

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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 | 18 Jun 2018

N Brown brand Simply Be has become what is thought to be the first UK retailer to sell jeans made from a blend of cotton and recycled bottles.


Beth Wright | 24 May 2018

US-based fibre producer Invista says it is entering the final design phase of a US$250m project at its Victoria, Texas, site which will see an upgrade of its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.


Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 2018

The Kingpins sourcing show kicked off in Amsterdam this week, with some of the world's most innovative denim mills, trim providers, wash houses and manufacturers taking part in two days of exhibitions, workshops and seminars.


Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2018

US-based fibre producer Invista has launched a new version of its Lycra T400 fibre with enhanced sustainability thanks to the use of EcoMade technology.


Beth Wright | 6 Apr 2018

Invista Apparel and Advanced Textiles, owner of the Lycra, Coolmax and Thermolite brands, has inked a deal to construct a new textile innovation centre in China.


Beth Wright | 13 Feb 2018

Italian yarn maker Aquafil has inked an agreement with Invista to acquire certain assets related to the US-based fibre producer's nylon 6 business activity in Asia Pacific.


Beth Wright | 3 Nov 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Debenhams'ongoing turnaround strategy has taken its toll on full-year earnings, Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style why the value fashion chain chooses not to openly set targets for it sustainability and ethical commitments, the Mauritius' clothing sector faces tough times and fresh challenges, and US-based fibre producer Invista is to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.


Beth Wright | 30 Oct 2017

US-based fibre producer Invista has entered into a definitive agreement with one of the largest textile manufacturers in China, Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.


Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 2017

US-based fibre producer Invista is to deploy its most advanced adiponitrile (ADN) technology, used to produce nylon 6,6 intermediates, at its joint-owned Butachimie facility in France and in the US.


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.

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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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