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Sustainable fibres, finishes, printing and processes at ITMA 30 Nov 2015

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainability edge, from using fewer resources to reducing waste and speeding up processes. Here, we take a look at a few of the innovations launched.

'Made in Italy' thrives without EU label law 13 May 2011

After a period of decline the Italian clothing and textile industry is again winning plaudits by playing its trump card: 'Made in Italy'. Joe Ayling reports on the significance of 'Made in' labels to Italy, and how a stable of luxury brands has conserved the country's reputation for quality.

Italian yarn industry in optimistic mood 9 May 2011

The recovery in EU textile and clothing production and trade, which was apparent in 2010 and is set to continue in 2011 and 2012, reflects a mood of optimism in the Italian yarn industry according to a new report.

SNAPSHOT: The Italian retail market 7 Oct 2010

This week the Warnaco Group acquired 22 Calvin Klein Jeans retail stores and related assets from its largest Italian franchise partner, L'Innominato S.p.A, a part of the Percassi Group. With the help of Euromonitor International, just-style takes a look at the Italian retail market.

INSIGHT: Geox holds nerve in expansion drive 11 Nov 2009

Footwear operator Geox is sticking to its guns, whatever the pressures of the continued consumer downturn in the company’s core markets.

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Aquafil to buy Invista's Asia Pacific nylon 6 business 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.

Aquafil partners on bio-nylon, targets more sustainable apparel 24 Jan 2018

Italian yarn maker Aquafil has inked a multi-year agreement with chemical manufacturing company Genomatica to develop caprolactam, a key ingredient to producing 100% sustainable nylon, for use in apparel and fibres.

Italy sets out vision for circular economy 4 Jan 2018

The Italian Government has published a strategic paper that sets out a new vision for adopting a national circular business model that could change the practices of many of the country's textile and apparel brands and manufacturers.

Graphene-enhanced soles keep wearer cool and fresh 14 Nov 2017

Italian shoe company Fadel has developed a footwear line enhanced by graphene to improve comfort, freshness, and better thermal properties.

Stahl steps up on sustainable leather solutions 16 Oct 2017

Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has opened a new Application Lab in Arzignano in Italy, and has joined forces with New Zealand’s Lowe Corporation which will use the company’s EasyWhite Tan tanning system.

Gucci commits to go fur-free from 2018 12 Oct 2017

Luxury fashion house Gucci has announced it will no longer use animal fur in its products in a move its CEO hopes will change the luxury fashion sector for the better, and campaigners say is a step toward making supply chains that revolve around animals a thing of the past.

Radici Group continues sustainability progress 11 Oct 2017

Italian yarn maker Radici Group said that despite the fact the margins for improvement are getting slimmer as a result of its work during previous years, all environmental performance indicators in 2016 turned out positive.

RadiciGroup partners on raw material workshop 5 Oct 2017

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup is behind a new initiative aimed at helping fashion design students understand the characteristics of raw materials and how to maximise their utility.

Patrizia Pepe invests in 3D digital design tools 4 Oct 2017

Italian fashion brand Patrizia Pepe is to incorporate 3D solutions into its design and production workflows, in a move expected to decrease time to market by 30%.

United Colors of Benetton earns RDS certification 29 Sep 2017

United Colors of Benetton has obtained Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification, which safeguards the welfare of geese and ducks that provide the down and feathers used in the group’s collections.