Turkish denim producer Isko has inked a licence deal with the Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel, whose ‘Green Machine’ is said to make it possible to easily separate cotton fibre from polyester.
The Bestseller group’s founder has bought a 10.1% stake, via his holding company Heartland, in the company owned by Israeli group Fox. Previously, Povlsen had bought stakes in Asos and German fashion e-tailer About You.
Fast-growing VIA Outlets is investing €17.5m in the Sevilla Fashion Outlet in Spain and will add an extra 2,680 sq m to the mall, creating space for 17 major brands to be added to the existing roster of 70+ stores.
German retail giant Otto Group is planning to list its About You fashion retail operation on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as the lockdown easing across Europe mean its occasion and partywear offer should see a boom.
A raft of major names are taking part in a new textile recycling drive with the launch of the Sorting for Circularity Project that, as its name suggests, aims to improve textile sorting so more textiles can be recycled.
VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.