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Alvanon launches new network of Fit Studios

4 March 2020 | Beth Wright

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new network of Fit Studios in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, New York and Shanghai to help designers, fashion brands and retailers achieve the best possible fit for their target demographic.... read more


Alvanon names Ton Wiedenhoff Europe director

27 September 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has named Ton Wiedenhoff as executive director of its European operations.... read more


Under Armour digitises size range for 3D avatar fleet

12 July 2019 | Beth Wright

US sportswear giant Under Armour has teamed up with apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon to digitise its fit forms to create a range of 3D digital avatars across sizes running from an infant 0 to men's 5XL.... read more


Is profit a bad thing? The business case for sustainability

27 June 2019 | Beth Wright

With many companies still struggling to find a way forward on sustainability, Jackie Lewis, senior consultant at apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon, suggests there needs to be a hook from a business point of view to motivate change. Here she sets out five steps she sees as key.... read more


Lenzing to trace fibres with blockchain technology

20 May 2019 | Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has announced it will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fibre business in a move it says will ensure complete transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain to the finished garment.... read more


Lenzing to open Tencel Studio in Singapore

15 February 2019 | Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is to partner with the Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore (TaFF) as part of a bid to make its Tencel brand more accessible to consumers.... read more


Alvanon releases new children's clothing standard

30 January 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new size standard for North American children in response to what it called a "seismic shift" in sizing standards for youngsters. ... read more


Lenzing, Tejidos Royo partner on sustainable clothing line

24 January 2019 | Beth Wright

An international partnership of textile and apparel companies, including Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing and Spanish denim mill Tejidos Royo, has developed a new sustainable collection to illustrate that fashion can be both responsible and beautiful given the right supply chain partnerships.... read more


Fit issues remain in global childrenswear market

9 October 2018 | Michelle Russell

The global childrenswear market is growing, with the US in particular expected to expand – but issues remain around size and fit.... read more


Cone Denim creates new denim fabrics using Refibra

31 May 2018 | Beth Wright

US textile major Cone Denim has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing on new sustainable denim fabrics using Refibra branded lyocell fibres.... read more


Country Road launches sustainable denim jean

1 May 2018 | Beth Wright

Australian lifestyle brand Country Road has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing on denim garments made from Tencel branded lyocell fibres using Refibra technology, which incorporates cotton scraps.... read more


Denim industry hits Amsterdam for Kingpins show

19 April 2018 | Michelle Russell

The Kingpins sourcing show kicked off in Amsterdam this week, with some of the world's most innovative denim mills, trim providers, wash houses and manufacturers taking part in two days of exhibitions, workshops and seminars.... read more


Alvanon opens fashion innovation hub in China

30 January 2018 | Beth Wright

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has developed a new industry hub in China in a bid to commercialise new technologies and sustainable innovations aimed at transforming the global fashion industry.... read more


DL1961 to create new denim blend using Refriba

6 December 2017 | Beth Wright

Performance jeans brand DL1961 Premium Denim has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing on a new premium, sustainable denim blend using Refibra branded lyocell fibres.... read more


New fade-resistant black denim features Lenzing Modal and Repreve 

24 October 2017 | Beth Wright

US textile major Cone Denim has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing and US yarn marker Unifi on what the trio claim is the industry's first certified fade-resistant black denim, made from Lenzing Modal and Repreve recycled filament fibres.... read more


Alvanon and Browzwear partner on 3D in Hong Kong and China

13 September 2017 | Beth Wright

Digital apparel specialists Alvanon and Browzwear are teaming up in a new strategic regional partnership to offer both fit consulting and 3D apparel design, development and merchandising solutions in Hong Kong and China. ... read more


Arvind reveals sustainable focus with Tencel

6 July 2017 | Beth Wright

Indian denim giant Arvind has revealed a focus on sustainable fibres in its latest collection, utilising Lenzing's Tencel branded lyocell fibre.... read more


First third-party audit of forest-based fabrics

25 May 2017 | Beth Wright

Austrian fibre company Lenzing has become the first of the world's leading viscose fibre producers to undergo an audit designed to assess their progress on eliminating endangered forests as the source of the raw material in their products.... read more


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations

18 May 2017 | Beth Wright

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  ... read more


Higher fibre prices and sales lift Lenzing FY

22 March 2017 | Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook for the year ahead on the back of "excellent development" in 2016, thanks to higher selling prices for all its fibre products and a better product mix.... read more


Lenzing Viscose and Moda fibres earn Biobased certification

17 February 2017 | Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Viscose and Moda fibres, including all their subtypes.... read more


Wolford develops Cradle-to-Cradle recyclable lingerie line

6 February 2017 | Michelle Russell

Austrian hosiery business Wolford AG is to create a completely recyclable lingerie product line as part of a collaboration with some of the industry's leading smart textile firms.... read more


Lenzing and Jeanologia team up on laser finishing

31 January 2017 | Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has partnered with Spanish technology firm Jeanologia to demonstrate the advantages of laser finishing on Tencel fabrics and garments.... read more


Apparel Sourcing USA returns to New York in January

16 December 2016 | Michelle Russell

The Apparel Sourcing USA trade show will feature representives from eight global sourcing destinations – as well as India, Hong Kong and Taiwan – when it returns to New York in January, covering finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label suppliers.... read more


Open source is key in the move to new technology tools

17 November 2016 | Beth Wright

While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, others are still struggling to find the best ways to leverage the potential benefits into their businesses.... read more


Managing change in the move to new technology tools

25 October 2016 | Beth Wright

With the road to implementing new technology often a daunting prospect – be it 3D design and virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software – some of the tips for managing the process include clear communication, honest expectations, and good old-fashioned patience.... read more


Lenzing leads the field in forest-free viscose ranking

24 October 2016 | Beth Wright

Austrian fibre company Lenzing, and Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla – who together produce 35% of the world's rayon-viscose – are rising to the top of a global ranking that rates companies on their efforts to conserve forests.... read more


Fashion fit for the future – five strategies for speed

21 October 2016 | Leonie Barrie

The apparel industry has to get faster if it is to remain competitive – and relevant ­– in a rapidly changing environment, according to Ed Gribbin, president at size and fit specialist Alvanon. Speaking at last week's 'Fashion Fit For The Future' event, he set out some strategies and tactics for speed.... read more


Patagonia buys into Tencel made from cotton scraps

19 October 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Lenzing’s new closed-loop Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics is to be used by outdoor clothing brand and retailer Patagonia, with the first products set to launch next spring.... read more


SAC and Lenzing join life cycle assessment tool

6 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Austrian fibre company Lenzing are joining a database project to measure the environmental impact of materials used in apparel and footwear supply chains.... read more


Lenzing develops tool to measure fabric softness

14 September 2016 | Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has teamed up with German instrument manufacturer Emtec Electronic to come up with a new method to measure softness in textiles.... read more


Alvanon appoints Fong as Asia Pacific consultant

7 September 2016 | Michelle Russell

Apparel and textile industry consultancy Alvanon is strengthening its core fashion advisory capabilities in Asia Pacific with the appointment of May Fong as senior consultant for the region. ... read more


A resilient outdoor industry seeks to broaden its base

15 August 2016 | Debra Cobb

With 29,000 visitors and 1626 exhibitors, this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which took place earlier this month in Salt Lake City, had its usual upbeat vibe. But there were signs that the outdoor industry is feeling the effects of 2016's "winter of our discontent," along with several retail bankruptcies, stock market disruptions in China, and the Brexit uncertainty in Europe.... read more


How virtual garments are set to shape fashion retail

13 July 2016 | Leonie Barrie

As well as offering new opportunities for apparel design and prototyping, 3D tools also have the potential to change the way retailers and brands interact with their customers.... read more


Quick wins a key part of the 3D virtual design puzzle

13 July 2016 | Leonie Barrie

While the fashion industry still grapples to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D design and virtual prototyping tools, some of the tips for building buy-in include inspiring trust in the technology, and identifying quick and obvious wins.... read more


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