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Registrations open for Texworld, Apparel Sourcing NYC Summer 2023
Registration for the summer 2023 edition of Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing NYC, and Home Textiles Sourcing is now open for attendees.
Next confirms Cath Kidston acquisition for £8.5m
Next has confirmed its widely expected purchase of the Cath Kidston brand. In the briefest of stock exchange announcements the company said it's paying £8.5 million for the brand.
Next in talks on Cath Kidston buy, deal possibly imminent
Next is back on the acquisition trail. The retail giant, which delivers its results later this week, is reportedly in “advanced talks” about buying troubled Cath Kidston.
Flax: a key study to establish the sector's priority issues
The Alliance for European Flax and Hemp unveiled, on March 21 at the Petit Palais in Paris, a key study in the sector's expansion strategy, from the reliability of crops to exchanges with brands and designers.
Italian private equity firm Holding Industriale takes control of Beste textile group
Italian private equity firm Holding Industriale has bought, via its Holding Moda subsidiary, Tuscan textiles producer Beste and its two companies TexCo, specialised in rare fabrics, and Tessitura Serena, a weaver.
Greenwashing: As EC prepares key proposals, MTLC issues warning and plea
As the European Commission prepares to announce key proposals for legislation to tackle greenwashing this week, a key advocacy group has a clear wishlist of what its wants to see.
Moschino announces that Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director
The house of Moschino announced on Monday afternoon that Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director of the Milan-based marque, after a decade long rein.
Lenzing: A tour of the Austrian wood pulp fibre factory
As Lenzing invests in its wood pulp fibre production, FashionNetwork.com was able to tour its historic factory in Austria and witness the production of lyocell, its most sustainable fibre.
World first for Stella McCartney as she uses new biomaterial for sequins
Stella McCartney’s ongoing attempts to find planet-friendly materials for her collections are well known and the latest development is on the cover of the Vogue April edition with her use of pioneering sequin tech.
Oscar García Maceiras on Inditex's record results and his first full year as the group's CEO
Inditex's CEO looks back on his first full year in office during the presentation of the group's record annual results, presented at the group's headquarters in Arteixo in A Coruña.
US textiles & apparel exports up 4.05% during January 2023
Exports of textiles and apparel from the United States went up by 4.05% in January 2023. The value of exports stood at $1.895 billion during the period under review compared to $1.821 billion last year.
Women's fashion week: Ten trends for winter 2023-2024
From New York to London, Milan and Paris, designers have created high quality collections for Autumn-Winter 2023-2024, marking a return to formal elegance without losing sight of uninhibited sexyness.
Lenzing: 2022 fiscal year hit by inflation and energy crisis
The Austrian cellulose fibre specialist Lenzing saw its operating profit fall by a third, facing energy and material costs and the impact of inflation on demand.
Rokh, Abra, Mossi and Situationist: four different interpretations of avant-garde in Paris
Faced with the challenge of reinventing fashion, niche brands opted to collaborate with other international firms, master their tailoring skills or focus on environmental responsibility.
As buyers demand it, Bangladesh garment factories go green
Bangladesh's garment factories have long been known for producing low-cost garments in often harsh working conditions, but international pressure for more sustainable clothing production is starting to change that.
Deeny’s Dozen: The 12 best collections in the world this season
The runway season just ended marking a restoration of reined in chic, with brands and designers keen to capture new followers after the dark grind of the pandemic. We select the 12 most memorable fashion statements.