Apparel is going out of fashion

Related Keywords: activewear, apparel, Ascena, fashion, global, Madewell, retail, Sales

United States
Apparel is going out of fashion
Summary: 
Considering the number of apparel retailers on the ground and online, it would appear to be a winning category. But broad sales trends are not in the sector's favor. Several apparel retailers are struggling. Ascena is regrouping as sales plummet, unloading its discount banners entirely. L Brands is propped up by its personal care brand Bath & Body Works as Victoria's Secret

Considering the number of apparel retailers on the ground and online, it would appear to be a winning category. But broad sales trends are not in the sector's favor.

Several apparel retailers are struggling. Ascena is regrouping as sales plummet, unloading its discount banners entirely. L Brands is propped up by its personal care brand Bath & Body Works as Victoria's Secret loses share. J. Crew is in disarray, hobbled by debt and putting its hopes into its much smaller Madewell brand.

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Gap Inc. signs renewable energy agreement with Enel Green Power

Related Keywords: apparel, climate, Enel Green Power, footprint, Gap Inc, global, retail, supply chain, sustainability

United States
Gap Inc. signs renewable energy agreement with Enel Green Power
Summary: 
Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. today announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute

Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. today announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its owned and operated facilities by 50 percent compared to 2015.

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Camira Group Acquires Luna Textiles

Related Keywords: Camira Group, fabrics, global, Industry, Luna Textiles, sustainability, sustainable, Textile

United States
Camira Group Acquires Luna Textiles
Summary: 
Camira Group, a global textile designer and manufacturer in England, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Luna Textiles—a move that strengthens the company’s North American presence. The acquisition melds Camira Group’s operational strengths and industry relationships with Luna Textile’s unique portfolio of upholstery

Camira Group, a global textile designer and manufacturer in England, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Luna Textiles—a move that strengthens the company’s North American presence. The acquisition melds Camira Group’s operational strengths and industry relationships with Luna Textile’s unique portfolio of upholstery and panel fabrics.

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Cotton crash looks set to deepen

Related Keywords: bales, China, cotton, exports, global, Imports, supply, traders, Unnited States, USDA

United States
Cotton crash looks set to deepen
Summary: 
Cotton is in the grips of the bears, and fresh U.S. supply forecasts coming this week will probably keep it there. Prices tumbled to a three-year low Tuesday amid the outlook for big supplies at a time when consumption growth is slowing and American exports are hurting. Hedge funds are holding their biggest-ever bet that

Cotton is in the grips of the bears, and fresh U.S. supply forecasts coming this week will probably keep it there.

Prices tumbled to a three-year low Tuesday amid the outlook for big supplies at a time when consumption growth is slowing and American exports are hurting. Hedge funds are holding their biggest-ever bet that the declines will continue. Meanwhile, traders and analysts expect that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will raise its outlook for domestic stockpiles, with the hoard forecast to reach a 12-year high.

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Innovation leads the way at ITMA 2019

Related Keywords: brands, CEMATEX, Garments, global, Industry, innovation, ITMA, machinery, manufacturing, Spain, technology, Textile

Spain
Innovation leads the way at ITMA 2019
Summary: 
Themed ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’, the 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment technology exhibition, concluded successfully in Barcelona, Spain. The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2019, chalking up new records for the exhibition which has been held every four years since 1951. It featured

Themed ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’, the 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment technology exhibition, concluded successfully in Barcelona, Spain.

The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2019, chalking up new records for the exhibition which has been held every four years since 1951. It featured many exciting new product launches and innovative technologies and products, including those that leverage the Internet of Things, by 1717 exhibitors from 45 countries.

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Taking local fashion to global stage

Related Keywords: Beyoncé, designer, dying, fashion, global, Italy, local, Rihanna, United Nations, womenswear, Zendaya

Italy
Taking local fashion to global stage
Summary: 
With their bright patterns, abstract geometric prints and tributes to the Global South, Stella Jean's designs have attracted the attention of Armani and Louboutin and been worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Zendaya. But the Haitian-Italian fashion designer's talents go beyond a knack for juxtaposing fabrics and lie within her ability to bridge cultural

With their bright patterns, abstract geometric prints and tributes to the Global South, Stella Jean's designs have attracted the attention of Armani and Louboutin and been worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Zendaya. But the Haitian-Italian fashion designer's talents go beyond a knack for juxtaposing fabrics and lie within her ability to bridge cultural divides through her creations. Because Stella Jean's designs are much more than articles of clothing: there is a story woven into each piece.

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Demeto's aim is to establish a collaboration able to produce a sustainable solution to the global polyester waste problem

Related Keywords: chemical, Demeto, global, home textiles, PET industry, polyester, polymer, recycling, sportswear, Textiles, waste

Belgium
Demeto's aim is to establish a collaboration able to produce a sustainable solut
Summary: 
Demeto, a European project established to build a network of like-minded organisations in the PET industry with the goal of creating disruptive recycling solutions, has announced the addition of polyester fibre producer

Demeto, a European project established to build a network of like-minded organisations in the PET industry with the goal of creating disruptive recycling solutions, has announced the addition of polyester fibre producer Kolon to its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).

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We can help save our plants and animals by recycling textiles

Related Keywords: chemical, Earth, environment, Garments, global, greenhouse effect, Recycle, SMART, sustainability, Textile

United States
We can help save our plants and animals by recycling textiles
Summary: 
On Earth Day (April 22), and through Earth Week, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association is reinforcing its message to consumers and industry to help preserve the Earth's wildlife by reusing and recycling textiles

On Earth Day (April 22), and through Earth Week, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association is reinforcing its message to consumers and industry to help preserve the Earth's wildlife by reusing and recycling textiles (any fabric made of interlacing fibers such as clothing, towels, bed sheets and much more), thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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