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Italy's clothing sector grapples fallout from Covid-19 16 Mar 2020

While clothing manufacturers in Italy have not been told to close outright in the country’s bid to fight the Covid-19 virus, many have been subject to major disruption during this health emergency.


VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up 1 Feb 2019

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.


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.

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Garmon develops 'Safe Wear' garment protection 19 May 2020

Apparel chemicals specialist Garmon has developed a ‘Safe Wear’ line of products it says offers extra protection to garments.


Benetton Group names new CEO 10 Mar 2020

Italian fashion company Benetton Group has named Massimo Renon as its new CEO. 


Cotonificio Albini digitises asset maintenance activities 10 Mar 2020

Cotonificio Albini, the largest European manufacturer of shirt fabrics, has invested in new business cloud software to help digitise control maintenance costs, purchasing and component replenishment.


Italy's Filo trade show latest to cancel over Covid-19 24 Feb 2020

Milan trade show Filo has become the latest to cancel as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of people infected with Covid-19 jumps to over 200 in Italy, where five people have died.


Fulgar expands green yarns with Pure Black polyamide 10 Feb 2020

Italian yarn maker Fulgar has launched a "pure black" version of its Q-Nova polyamide that can be used to create black fabrics without the need for additional black dye.


RadiciGroup uses recycled nylon for new yarn range 14 Jan 2020

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup is beginning 2020 under the banner of sustainability with the launch of a range of yarns created using recycled nylon and the acquisition of Italy’s Zeta Polimeri.


Yarn specialist Fulgar buys Pompea intimates brand 3 Jan 2020

Italian man-made fibre specialist Fulgar has acquired the Pompea hosiery, tights and intimate wear brand to retain its ‘Made in Italy’ tradition.


Michael Kors owner acquires first factory 17 Dec 2019

Capri Holdings, the owner of brands including Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, is to acquire its first manufacturing facility.


Kering in talks to buy Moncler? 5 Dec 2019

French luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci brand, is reportedly in talks to acquire Italian skiwear maker Moncler.


Gucci CEO issues cross-industry call for carbon neutrality 20 Nov 2019

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri has issued a cross-industry call to other chief executives to recognise that while commitments to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to meet future targets around carbon neutrality and net-zero are commendable, they do not go far enough to address the urgency of the situation.

Latest blogs

New customisable options for consumers 9 Oct 2018

Italian sportswear firm CP Company is looking to tap into the growing demand for customisable apparel with a 'Bespoke' project that allows customers to select their preferred colour in its signature goggle lens hoodie.


How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green 12 Sep 2018

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.