Fashion Labels scramble to shed their skins

Luxury brands look to impose animal-welfare standards on their suppliers; next up: lab-grown leather By guest author Matthew Dalton, Wall Street Journal Luxury fashion houses that have long relied on fur and animal skins to drive sales are shaking up their hidebound supply chains. Two of the world’s flashiest labels—Versace and Gucci—swore off fur this … More Fashion Labels scramble to shed their skins

T-shirt instead of USB stick?

Making clothing more practical, communicative, functional, and protective is a fundamental idea when developing so-called intelligent textiles. Research into wearable technology began to draw interest over 30 years ago. Certain “smart” textiles have come into the market over the years, particularly in the areas of medicine and sport. Nevertheless, these smart textiles are not yet … More T-shirt instead of USB stick?

Gymboree banks on new apparel line in post-bankruptcy turnaround

Kids’ clothes retailer Gymboree is taking its first big step since emerging from bankruptcy in September; unveiling a rebranded apparel line and an increased tech push in an effort to appeal to the modern parent. “We have spent the past nine to 10 months positioning the company, and the Gymboree brand in particular, for a … More Gymboree banks on new apparel line in post-bankruptcy turnaround

Global Economic Outlook 2018 – Confidence to be bold

Here is the List of the published News of last week. For your convenience just click on the feature for fast access. The Newsletter of last week: The Artificial Intelligence in the Factory of the Future Acquisition French Chargeurs Fashion Technologies is acquiring U.S. Precision Custom Coating’s interlinings business Artificial intelligence The pros and cons … More Global Economic Outlook 2018 – Confidence to be bold

Amazon Prime Day Shopping topped USD 4 billion, Analyst Estimates

Amazon.com Inc. packages are seen inside a United States Postal Service (USPS) post office in Shelbyville, Kentucky, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. More than 30 million packages handled by the USPS are estimated to be delivered on December 22, which is still a fraction of the 750 million packages this holiday season, a 12 … More Amazon Prime Day Shopping topped USD 4 billion, Analyst Estimates

Worth Reading

The Fibre Year 2018 The scope of the new textile yearbook „The Fiber Year 2018“ was enriched by biopolymers thanks to support from the textile institute of RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Biobased Materials at the Maastricht University and nova-Institute in Germany. Biopolymers capture a niche market, but are characterized by steady growth as they … More Worth Reading