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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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T2T Solutions selects PLM for visibility and efficiency 4 Jan 2021

Sustainable fashion provider T2T Solutions has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for better control and visibility, and efficiency. 


VF Corp opens first multi-brand retail store 7 Dec 2020

Apparel giant VF Corp has opened its first multi-brand store in a move aimed at creating a new approach to retail and furthering its strategy to become more consumer-minded, retail-centric, and hyper-digital. 


Manifattura Valcismon boosts time-to-market with PLM 19 Oct 2020

Italian technical sportswear specialist Manifattura Valcismon has reduced product development time and time-to-market after implementing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.


Herno drives digitalisation with PLM 2 Oct 2020

Italian luxury outerwear brand Herno has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help enrich its development process and control product quality.


Tech companies collaborate to bring transparency to fashion 22 Sep 2020

Blockchain firm Everledger has partnered with Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Temera to provide brands in the apparel and luxury sectors with greater transparency and the ability to better demonstrate their green commitments.


Diesel joins the Better Cotton Initiative 7 Aug 2020

Clothing brand Diesel has joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as part of its commitment to source at least 50% of its cotton more responsibly by 2025.


VF Corp to open first multi-brand retail store 27 Jul 2020

Apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to open its first multi-brand store this autumn in a move that furthers its strategy to become more consumer-minded, retail-centric and hyper-digital. 


Salvatore Ferragamo selects PLM to achieve digital goals 21 Jul 2020

Italian fashion and luxury goods brand Salvatore Ferragamo has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.


Diesel teams with Polygiene for anti-viral denim 17 Jul 2020

Clothing brand Diesel has partnered with Swedish odour control specialist Polygiene on a new denim treatment that is said to physically halt 99% of any viral activity.


Thermore expands recycled fibres collection 16 Jun 2020

Thermal insulation specialist Thermore is rolling out the new Ecodown Fibers Collection, an expanded selection of designs made from 100% recycled fibres of PET bottles. 

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.