Buying second hand clothes is nothing new, but the sector has been growing considerably thanks to the Internet. The second hand market generated 360 billion US dollars worldwide in 2017, according to fashion resale service Thredup, with online sales of second hand items growing 35 percent against just […]

The H&M Group has taken first place as the world’s largest user of sustainable cotton and man-made cellulosic materials, according to the 2018 Textile Exchange’s Preferred Fiber Materials Market Report. Dutch fast fashion chain C&A topped the ranking last year. According to a statement published on […]

The multi-faceted Paris-meets-Tokyo brand Maison Kitsuné, founded by former Daft Punk manager Gildas Loaëc and architect Masaya Kuroki, has announced ambitious plans for international expansion, which will include a store rollout in Asia. The news comes as Paris-based Maison Kitsuné, which blends fashion […]

STUDYWho would not like to opt for environmentally friendly and sustainable products when buying clothes? But despite these kind of products being quite abundantly available by now, the desire is not reflected in actual consumer behaviour. This is due to the discrepancy of ethical awareness - which […]

Italian fashion house Armani will stay independent, its founder and designer Giorgio Armani in an interview published Friday on business website Milano Finanza. "I have always believed that economic independence was the fundamental principle to work in full freedom," said Armani. The 84-year-old giant […]

Polyester is one of the most challenging fabrics to print on, but Japanese electronics company Epson is launching a direct-to-garment printer for companies working with 100 percent polyester apparel, such as activewear and faux leather. “To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing […]

Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced that based on the vote tally from the special meeting held on Thursday, the company’s shareholders approved the proposed transaction with founder George Feldenkreis in which Perry Ellis will become a private company through a 437 million dollars transaction. […]

The United States topped this year’s ranking of the world’s most competitive economies, followed by Singapore and Germany. Made by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the list is based on a survey with 12,274 global business executives in 140 countries. Almost 30 points and 80 ranks separate the United […]

London - A new partnership between Chinese denim producer Prosperity Textile and Italian weaving machinery supplier Itema signifies a step in the right direction for sustainability. The partnership will see Prosperity using Itema’s new waste-saving iSAVERTM weaving technology in its new factory in Vietnam. […]

Compagnie Financière Richemont, which owns 17 luxury brands including Montblanc, Cartier and Chloé, has signed a partnership with Lafayette Plug and Play, the accelerator program for retail and fashion startups developed by Galeries Lafayette Group. “We are very pleased to welcome Richemont as one of […]