H&M, Zara and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation

Some of the world’s largest clothing chains, including Zara, H&M, Gap and Topshop, have vowed to discontinue selling mohair apparel following allegations of animal cruelty at a dozen goat farms in South Africa. Mohair, made from the hair of Angora goats, is prized for its softness and often used in sweaters, coats and winter scarves. … More H&M, Zara and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation

Life Time Fitness, Lands’ End, L.L. Bean, Ballard Designs to open in Oakbrook Center as Sears downsizes

Life Time Fitness, Lands’ End, L.L. Bean and home furnishings retailer Ballard Designs will open in Oakbrook Center as the suburban shopping complex works to redevelop space formerly occupied by Sears, according to mall operator GGP. Sears used to fill an entire three-story, 250000-square-foot space in the Oak Brook mall, but is downsizing to occupy … More Life Time Fitness, Lands’ End, L.L. Bean, Ballard Designs to open in Oakbrook Center as Sears downsizes

American Apparel to open its first brick-and-mortar store since closing every location

American Apparel really is going “back to basics.” After starting a campaign by that name last year following its Chapter 11 filing, its rebirth as a subsidiary of Canadian apparel manufacturer Gildan and the closure of all its locations, it’s planning to open a store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The chain used to … More American Apparel to open its first brick-and-mortar store since closing every location

X-Rite and Pantone expand PantoneLIVE offering for Plastic, Coatings and Textile Industries

Customers can now communicate spectral colour data digitally for Pantone Plastics, Coatings and Textiles colours to ensure design intent is achieved and colour is produced quickly and accurately X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in colour science and technology, and Pantone LLC, announced today that their cloud-based digital colour standard ecosystem, PantoneLIVE™, will include the official … More X-Rite and Pantone expand PantoneLIVE offering for Plastic, Coatings and Textile Industries