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Fabletics and Demi Lovato team up for Female Empowerment

Innovative activewear label Fabletics, co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, announces it’s first-ever collaboration with music star Demi Lovato. With the brand’s core mission of investing in the growth of all women via healthy and active lifestyle choices – regardless of size, shape, age or ability – the new ‘Demi Lovato for Fabletics’ limited-edition capsule collection will take this mission of female empowerment and body positivity forward. Kate Hudson, Co-Founder, Fabletics calls Lovato a very […]

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Rue107 forays into activewear with body-inclusive range

New York-based body inclusive label Rue107 recently announced its foray into the activewear segment. “Over the past two years since our showroom has been open, we’ve had rich conversations with our customers about fitness, body image, and overall well-being. There was one common thread, they want to ‘feel great at any size,” said Marie Jean-Baptiste, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rue107. The line includes sizes from XS to 3XL, which are inclusive to a […]

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3M unveils high-performance wearable technology

US-based innovative solution provider, 3M Scotchlite, has unveiled a new high-performance reflective material ‘C790 Carbon Black Stretch Transfer Film’ for activewear. This material is said to combine seven patented attributes to deliver design flexibility, visibility and product performance for active pursuits and dynamic lifestyles. According to the company’s report this rich, deep black-coloured material (when viewed in daylight) is patented. However, when illuminated at night, the material is said to deliver vibrant reflective brightness. The […]

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HanesBrands receives honour for environmental excellence

HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel under world-class brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, won its eighth consecutive US Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year award for sustained excellence in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability. Hanes, the only apparel company to be honoured for sustained excellence by the EPA Energy Star programme in its 25-year history, continues to demonstrate that companies from all […]

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Niche – The Saviour!

Diminishing profit margins in basic products have pushed many small- and medium-sized garment manufacturers to the brink, but the gritty and the resourceful have managed to find in niche just what they were looking for to not only survive and sustain, rather prosper! Chittagong-based Mars Apparels with two factories – Mars Apparels Ltd. and Mars Sportswear Ltd., is one such name which has been built on its inherent strength in knits, creating a niche for […]

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Surat (India) is now focusing on circular knitting

It seems that after completely exploring embroidery and digital printing, Surat (India)-based entrepreneurs are now digging the knitting industry. Kamlesh Vaghela, RK Textiles Service, Surat’s sole agent of the Chinese company (Longjun Machineries) in India, strongly believes, “Despite being new for the Surat market, the city known for weaving but not knitting currently has 1,000 to 1,500 circular knitting machines which are operational. People are running polyester on circular knitting machines. At Surat, people are […]

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Implement Now selects Gerber’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud

Gerber Technology, a leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has announced that Implement Now, makers of private-label and exclusive products including activewear and accessories, has chosen YuniquePLM In The Cloud to help improve its processes, increase efficiency, and enable communication across previously disconnected teams and departments. Bill Brewster, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Software Solutions for Gerber Technology said, “Cloud technology is transforming all industries and market […]

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Superdry opens its largest ever store

British international lifestyle brand, Superdry has opened its biggest store to date in West Berlin, thereby pushing forward its programme of international store expansion. The 40,900 sq. ft. space adopts the new store format first rolled out at the brand’s Westfield London and Manchester Arndale locations, where it used lighter wood and new visual merchandising techniques to make shopping easier and attractive for the customers. The store stocks the brand’s full range of women’s and […]

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HanesBrands to divest Australian flooring and pillow businesses

HanesBrands, a leading worldwide marketer of underwear, intimate apparel and activewear, has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Australian Dunlop Flooring and Tontine pillow businesses as planned. The sales are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The brand has agreed to sell the business and assets of Dunlop Flooring for AUD 34 million to UK-based Victoria Plc, a publicly traded international designer, manufacturer and distributor of floor coverings. On the other hand, Tontine pillow […]

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Activewear manufacturer Tefron shifts its headquarters to Montreal

Tefron, an Israel-based manufacturer of seamless activewear and intimate apparel, has signed an MoU with the City of Montreal to move its North American Headquarters from New York City to Montreal, Canada. According to the company, the expansion of the Montreal office and its designation as North American Headquarters will allow the team to continue to grow beyond the ten-fold expansion it has undergone since 2012. Tefron depends on its Montreal-based management team to steer […]

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Activewear brand Rhone develops innovative GoldFusion technology

Rhone, US-based premier performance and lifestyle brand, will introduce a revolutionary new technology, GoldFusion that infuses gold particles into the brand’s highest-performance fabrics for a softer, safer, faster-drying, longer-lasting, odour-neutralizing activewear garment. The brand partnered with Indiegogo on GoldFusion Technology pre-launch campaign in order to utilize the technology throughout a curated assortment of its collection items which will hit retailers nationwide in Spring 2017. The new ground-breaking technology wicks moisture off the body and garment. It also […]

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Techtextil India Symposium ’16 to be held in September

Indian domestic technical textiles market was estimated at 2.6 million tonnes in volume terms, and US $ 12.4 billion in value terms in the year 2014. The segment is currently growing at a CAGR of 5.5 per cent which further shows the scope and opportunities it has in store… To share the knowledge about global trends and developments, market potential, opportunities and future prospects in the Indian technical textiles industry, experts will come together at […]

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Interfilière Lyon ’16 concludes fruitfully

Interfilière Lyon 2016 – the lingerie and swimwear trade show, has concluded with around 10,000 visitors making it to the show. European visitors were good in numbers, particularly those from France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Romania and Albania. New exhibitors also seemed content with their first participation at the show. One of the exhibitors at the show, French button and accessories manufacturer, Brochot averred, “We are very satisfied with our first participation. We’re happy with the […]

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Sciessent and Polartec to provide fabric technology to activewear firms

Sciessent and Polartec, companies engaged in designing and manufacturing of innovative textiles are partnering with activewear companies to provide them with latest, cutting-edge technology for optimal sports performance. Sciessent announced its collaboration with a Swedish company, Haglöfs, which will get to work with Sciessent’s Lava, an odour-absorbing technology that is non-toxic and efficiently traps bacteria-produced odour molecules. Resistant to the laundry process, Lava captures the odour and sustains fresh-smelling garments. Also Read – Forever 21 […]

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Yogasmoga unveils new golf-inspired collection

Yogasmoga, the premium yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, has launched a new golf-inspired capsule collection designed with SONA® Pique, the recently developed proprietary cashmere-blend fabric to be worn on the course, to work and beyond. The collection has been launched online and in retail stores across the US, just in time for Father’s Day. The Founder and CEO of Yogasmoga, Rishi Bali professes that since day one, Yogasmoga has focused on making quality products for both […]

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