Levi Strauss & Co. announces funding for future apparel leaders

Related Keywords: apparel, carbon emissions, clothes, Levi Strauss & Co., Levis, Recycle, supply chain, sustainability, sustainable, Textile

United States
Levi Strauss & Co. announces funding for future apparel leaders
Summary: 
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The funding will go toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain that address issues related to climate change. Projects include rescuing excess fabrics to create beautiful clothes designed by award-winning sustainable

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The funding will go toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain that address issues related to climate change.

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Arville gives a fresh angle to technical textile

Related Keywords: Arville, coating, fabric, fabrication, finishing, investment, products, Textiles, weaving, Yorkshire

Germany
Arville gives a fresh angle to technical textile
Summary: 
Arville, headquartered in West Yorkshire, UK, has strengthened its specialist capabilities with the installation of a wide-width bias cutting machine at its Wetherby site. The investment – part of a continuous improvement programme – will allow technical fabrics woven in tubular form to be converted more quickly and efficiently, according to the

Arville, headquartered in West Yorkshire, UK, has strengthened its specialist capabilities with the installation of a wide-width bias cutting machine at its Wetherby site. The investment – part of a continuous improvement programme – will allow technical fabrics woven in tubular form to be converted more quickly and efficiently, according to the manufacturer.

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Kontoor releases forest friendly sourcing policy

Related Keywords: denim, FDM, fibre, forestry, innovative, materials, products, purchasing, sustainable, Wrangler

United States
Kontoor releases forest friendly sourcing policy
Summary: 
Denim group Kontoor Brands, owner of Wrangler and Lee, has published its first forest-derived materials (FDM) policy, which sets standards for the company’s purchasing and use of sustainable forest materials and products. Until May, the group was part of VF Corp, which published its FDM policy in 2017. Kontoor’s forestry policy covers the sustainable and responsible use of forest

Denim group Kontoor Brands, owner of Wrangler and Lee, has published its first forest-derived materials (FDM) policy, which sets standards for the company’s purchasing and use of sustainable forest materials and products.

Until May, the group was part of VF Corp, which published its FDM policy in 2017.

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Klopman get into the South African market

Related Keywords: Africa, apparel, Europe, export, fabrics, future, Klopman, manufacturing, Servworx, South African, workwear

South Africa
Klopman get into the South African market
Summary: 
Klopman, a leading European producer of fabrics for workwear, has announced its entrance into the South African market. This follows an agreement to form a partnership with Servworx, the second largest workwear rental company in South Africa. Servworx is a new generation services company with a significant presence in the healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, mining and construction, and security sectors. Servworx is Klopman’s inaugural African

Klopman, a leading European producer of fabrics for workwear, has announced its entrance into the South African market. This follows an agreement to form a partnership with Servworx, the second largest workwear rental company in South Africa.

Servworx is a new generation services company with a significant presence in the healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, mining and construction, and security sectors. Servworx is Klopman’s inaugural African partner/customer, with the continent projected to be “a key driver of future global economic growth”, according to the manufacturer.

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Under Armour ties up with Aptos

Related Keywords: accessories, apparel, Aptos, footware, purchase, retail, solutions, technology, Under Armour

United States
Under Armour ties up with Aptos
Summary: 
Aptos, Inc., a supplier of retail technology solutions, today announced its successful participation in Under Armour’s recent Hometown Sample Sale that took place July 19-21 in Baltimore. Under Armour’s Sample Sale, now an annual event in the Baltimore community, provides an opportunity for the public to purchase exclusive and discounted Under Armour performance apparel, footwear

Aptos, Inc., a supplier of retail technology solutions, today announced its successful participation in Under Armour’s recent Hometown Sample Sale that took place July 19-21 in Baltimore.

Under Armour’s Sample Sale, now an annual event in the Baltimore community, provides an opportunity for the public to purchase exclusive and discounted Under Armour performance apparel, footwear and accessories.

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New technology adopted for cotton ginning season

Related Keywords: cotton, DNA, FiberTyping, home textile, PimaCott, SigNature, technology, Textile

United States
New technology adopted for cotton ginning season
Summary: 
Molecular technologies specialist Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS) has received an order of US$1 million to supply its SigNature T tagging technology for the 2019/20 cotton ginning season which begins in October. The Company’s SigNature T technology, paired with its genotyping and digital systems, will be utilised to tag, test and track the Pima variety of cotton – sold by the brand PimaCott – over the coming months

Molecular technologies specialist Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS) has received an order of US$1 million to supply its SigNature T tagging technology for the 2019/20 cotton ginning season which begins in October.

The Company’s SigNature T technology, paired with its genotyping and digital systems, will be utilised to tag, test and track the Pima variety of cotton – sold by the brand PimaCott – over the coming months in San Joaquin Valley, California.

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F&F and Lycra introducing sustainable jean

Related Keywords: apparel, denim, EcoMade, environment, F&F, fabric, innovation, Lycra, sustainable fashion, T400 fibre, technology, Tesco

United States
F&F and Lycra introducing sustainable jean
Summary: 
Lycra brand and F&F at Tesco have announced an agreement to incorporate Lycra T400 fibre with EcoMade technology into the best-selling F&F Contour Jean Range with Lycra Beauty fabric, making the range not only F&F’s most popular, but also one of the brands most sustainable jean offerings in store. Launched three years ago, the F&F Contour Jean with Lycra Beauty fabric exceeded

Lycra brand and F&F at Tesco have announced an agreement to incorporate Lycra T400 fibre with EcoMade technology into the best-selling F&F Contour Jean Range with Lycra Beauty fabric, making the range not only F&F’s most popular, but also one of the brands most sustainable jean offerings in store.

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Covestro unviels the material in concept sports shoes

Related Keywords: 3D printer, carbon fiber, Chinese, Covesto, Dispercoll U, fiber, future, material, polymer

China
Covestro unviels the material in concept sports shoes
Summary: 
Polymer manufacturer Covesto has teamed up with Chinese designer Axis Liu for two customised concept shoes that will be on display at the K 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf next month. For the design of the running shoe, Axis Liu was inspired by a traditional figure from Chinese arts: the “Multilayer Carved Ball” which has a structure made of several layers. This effect, used in the midsole, was produced

Polymer manufacturer Covesto has teamed up with Chinese designer Axis Liu for two customised concept shoes that will be on display at the K 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf next month.

For the design of the running shoe, Axis Liu was inspired by a traditional figure from Chinese arts: the “Multilayer Carved Ball” which has a structure made of several layers. This effect, used in the midsole, was produced by a 3D printer.

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Nufabrx introduces a new form of fabric

Related Keywords: biomaterial, Capsaicin, CBD, fabrics, Garments, innovation, Nufabrx, skin, technology

United States
Nufabrx introduces a new form of fabric
Summary: 
Nufabrx®, a proprietary biomaterial platform that seamlessly embeds active ingredients, including vitamins, supplements and medications, into fabrics, announces the release of the first ever Capsaicin Medicine and CBD infused clothing. After years of research and development, this revolutionary patented technology helps relieve muscle and joint pain consistently throughout

Nufabrx®, a proprietary biomaterial platform that seamlessly embeds active ingredients, including vitamins, supplements and medications, into fabrics, announces the release of the first ever Capsaicin Medicine and CBD infused clothing. After years of research and development, this revolutionary patented technology helps relieve muscle and joint pain consistently throughout the day.

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Rental apparel brings new wrinkles for retail stores

Related Keywords: brand, CaaStle, clothes, fibers, New York, Recycle, renting

Sweden
Rental apparel brings new wrinkles for retail stores
Summary: 
Lisa Batitto, 54, says she has virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them. The New Jersey-based museum publicist spends $277 a month on three subscriptions, including one from New York & Company, a women’s mid-price clothing chain with hundreds of U.S. stores. This is less than what she previously spent, she said. “I still have clothes

Lisa Batitto, 54, says she has virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them.

The New Jersey-based museum publicist spends $277 a month on three subscriptions, including one from New York & Company, a women’s mid-price clothing chain with hundreds of U.S. stores.

This is less than what she previously spent, she said. “I still have clothes in my closet from when I was buying, but I can’t tell you the last time I bought anything,” she said.

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