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US: Invista and Lenzing team up on stretch denim Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 14

Fibre business and Lycra owner Invista is teaming up with Tencel developer Lenzing to bring improved performance to stretch denim fabrics.

US: Adidas venture fund invests in Crailar Flax fibre Leonie Barrie | 20 Dec 13

Hydra Ventures BV, the corporate venture arm of sporting goods giant Adidas Group, is to invest CAD2.0m (US$1.9m) in Crailar Technologies, developer of the Crailar Flax fibre.

AUSTRIA: Invista and Lenzing team up on stretch denim Leonie Barrie | 2 Dec 13

Fibre makers Invista and Lenzing are working together to offer cellulosic denim fabrics with what they describe as "significantly improved" shape retention.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing to axe 600 jobs as Q3 profit falls 44% Leonie Barrie | 15 Nov 13

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing is to axe up to 600 jobs as part of "massive, far-reaching" cost cuts over the next two years as it tries to see off increasingly fierce competition from cotton producers.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing CFO Winkler to step down Katie Smith | 7 Oct 13

Thomas Winkler will resign as Lenzing Group CFO at the end of the year as part of a mutual agreement, because of "differing opinions" on the strategic direction and organisation of the fibre business.

Chinese manufacturers dig into green technology Wang Fangqing | 30 Sep 13

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing marketing push on Tencel/cotton blends Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 13

Lenzing Group is putting the focus on blends of its Tencel fibre with cotton in a new marketing initiative for manufacturers and retailers.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing lowers outlook on H1 profit drop Katie Smith | 22 Aug 13

Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has cut its full-year sales guidance, after reporting a 34.7% drop in first-half profit.

Komafram apparel brand taps made-in-America trend Debra Cobb | 9 Aug 13

"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.

AUSTRIA: Difficult market impacts Lenzing FY profit Richard Woodard | 26 Mar 13

Fibre business Lenzing Group saw reductions in full-year net profit and sales in a “difficult” market environment, despite a good performance from its Tencel speciality fibre.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing invests EUR130m in Tencel production Leonie Barrie | 14 Feb 13

Cellulosic fibre maker Lenzing is constructing a "jumbo" Tencel production line at its plant in Lenzing, Austria, which will go into operation in 2014.

US: USDA suspends biobased product scheme Petah Marian | 25 Jan 13

Textile companies could see less government procurement of bio-based fabrics after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suspended applications for voluntary certification due to a lack of funding.

2012: A year in review - Manufacturing winners and losers MJ Deschamps | 14 Dec 12

Weak consumer spending, difficulties in securing credit, competition from China and the Far East resulted in factory closures and subsequent layoffs in 2012. But ramping up labour and sustainability standards, eco-friendly production technologies, cost cutting and efficiency improvements saved others from significant losses.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing's Modal fibre to undergo sustainable rebrand Katie Smith | 26 Nov 12

Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is promoting Modal's eco-friendly attributes to reflect its new production technology.

AUSTRIA: Falling prices weigh on Lenzing FY forecast Leonie Barrie | 19 Nov 12

Cellulosic fibre producer The Lenzing Group has reaffirmed its full-year guidance but says it expects to come in at the lower end of expectations because of a continuing decline in average fibre prices.

US: USDA wants more bio-fabrics in government purchases Leah Germain | 5 Oct 12

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has asked textile companies to propose new bio-based fabrics for inclusion in a special catalogue of products that receive preferred purchase considerations by all US federal agencies and contractors.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing launches black and colour Modal fibres Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 12

Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has launched new colour and black variants of its Modal fibres, which are said to be more eco-friendly because they no longer need to be dyed.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing cuts FY forecast as prices fall Richard Woodard | 22 Aug 12

Fibre and textile business The Lenzing Group cut its full-year earnings forecast substantially after admitting that average fibre prices would continue to fall in the third quarter.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing extends CFO Winker's contract Katie Smith | 11 Jul 12

The supervisory board of Austrian fibre maker Lenzing has extended the contract of its chief financial officer Thomas Winkler for a further three years.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing invests EUR130m in new Tencel plant Petah Marian | 4 Jul 12

Lenzing has begun construction of a new plant in Lenzing, Austria to make its Tencel fibres, and says the EUR130m (US$163m) investment will increase its capacity by around 67,000 tonnes per annum.

US: Crailar to blend with Lenzing fibres on new yarns Katie Smith | 11 May 12

Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), which produces and markets Crailar flax-based fibres, is teaming up with Austria-based Lenzing Group to look at potential new applications in fashion and sportswear.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing launches Edelweiss microfibre Leonie Barrie | 14 Feb 12

Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is this month launching a new microfibre version of its eco-friendly Edelweiss product.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing sues over alleged patent breach Richard Woodard | 18 Jan 12

Fibre maker Lenzing has taken legal action against a rival engineering firm over the alleged violation of patents relating to its Lyocell technical fibre.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing to produce Smartcel and SeaCell fibres Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 11

Cellulose fibre maker Lenzing AG has agreed a deal to exclusively produce the lyocell specialty fibres Smartcel and SeaCell developed by German company Smartfiber AG.

just-style management briefing: High-tech materials get more functional Mark Rowe | 1 Nov 11

Between T-shirts that incorporate technology allowing people to chat up someone from across the dance floor to vests that can monitor the wearer's health, the past decade has seen some extraordinary developments in high-tech smart fibres and fabrics.

SOUTH KOREA: Samil Spinning inks Defender M fabric deal Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 11

Protective fabrics supplier TenCate has inked an agreement with Seoul-based Samil Spinning to expand the TenCate Defender M product line in the South Korean military and police market.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing develops new eco-friendly fibre Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 11

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing has developed a new eco-friendly fibre produced by what the company describes as an "innovative, eco-friendly manufacturing technology".

just-style management briefing: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's collective efforts Ben Cooper | 5 Aug 11

Over the past decade and more, industry associations and individual companies have launched numerous initiatives with the aim of addressing and reducing the environmental and social impacts of clothing manufacture. However, this year the clothing industry's collective effort witnessed what many hope will be a game-changing development with the formation of a new multi-stakeholder partnership.

Prime Source Forum 2011: Quote/unquote - day 1 Leonie Barrie | 1 Apr 11

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.

Global news roundup just-style.com | 18 Mar 11

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.






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