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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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Dyestuffs made from textile waste set to be scaled up 1 Nov 2018

Italian textile chemical company Officina+39 is preparing to scale-up production of its Recycrom colour powders made from 100% textile waste.


Fashion firms urged to use more Fairtrade cotton 29 Oct 2018

The world’s top fashion brands and retailers are being urged to commit to souring cotton responsibly and at scale in a bid to tackle the extreme poverty that lies at the heart of so many of the fashion industry’s social issues.


New framework to drive responsible animal-derived fibres sourcing 26 Oct 2018

Non-profit Textile Exchange is developing a new tool to help brands and apparel manufacturers address the impacts associated with sourcing animal-derived fibres.


RadiciGroup gains Global Recycled Standard certification 26 Oct 2018

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup has been awarded Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification for its recycled polyester yarns, r-Radyarn and r-Starlight.


Textile Exchange teams up with German initiative 25 Oct 2018

The German-based the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is joining forces with non-profit Textile Exchange in a bid to accelerate the shift toward a more sustainable and responsible apparel industry.


Apparel brands honour pledge to use 25% more recycled polyester 24 Oct 2018

One year after the launch of a pledge encouraging textile, apparel and retail companies to accelerate their use of recycled polyester (rPET) by 25% by 2020, a new report has found that signatories have already met and exceeded their commitment goal.


Pioneering partnership on traceable organic cotton for Kering 15 Oct 2018

Italian textile maker Albini Group has partnered with scientific traceability company Oritain to produce what it claims is the first 100% traceable Supima organic cotton, which will be used in collections from global luxury group Kering, owner of brands including Gucci, YSL, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen.


RadiciGroup to seek out new sustainable paths 3 Oct 2018

Italian yarn maker Radici Group said that after the excellent environmental performance of recent years, emissions, energy and raw material usage trends remain upbeat, albeit with less striking results.


Textile firm Cifra patents supply chain technology 20 Sep 2018

Italian textile manufacturer Cifra has certified and patented its Warp Knit Seamless supply chain technology on an international level, while also giving sustainability a boost with a new commitment by the firm.


Textile Exchange and Bluesign ink event partnership 22 Aug 2018

Sustainable textile and apparel production will take centre stage in Milan later this year as Textile Exchange and Switzerland-based Bluesign Technologies collaborate to deliver back-to-back conferences.

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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.