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Outdoor clothing retailer Sherpa Adventure appoints new Sales VP

Sherpa Adventure Gear, an outdoor clothing retailer, has named Andy Welling as the new Vice President of Sales for the North American region. Welling will have a key role in executing the commercial strategy while being the primary interface between the brand and the sales force. He will also lead the effort to further build the brand within the outdoor industry and work directly with the marketing and product teams. “We are beyond thrilled to have […]

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REI distribution centre bags LEED Platinum certification

REI, a specialty outdoor retailer, has announced that its newest distribution centre, located in Goodyear, Arizona, USA has achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the first distribution centre in the country to achieve both LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy. The company achieved certification by implementing certain sustainable strategies and solutions throughout the building. The 2.2 megawatt solar system produces renewable energy on-site and is expected to provide the facility with 20 years of free energy […]

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A/W ’17-18 Fabric Forecast

The upcoming season has been described as a low-key and strong-minded season. An aspiring and confident season shaping a path between apparently opposite, yet deeply complementary polarities which is all about sincere, fundamental, obvious quality for disconnection and protection offset by the extravagant, lightly ironic touch of stand-out moments. Energy is concentrated in understated looks, with sensory and/or functional content enriching simplicity. Clothing addresses a need to get away from the constant visual frenzy. Technology […]

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Key Silhouettes A/W ’17-18

The colours, embellishments and details, all depend heavily on the general silhouette of the upcoming season. An emphasis on outerwear and sweaters reflects the weight of both classifications in an undeniable cosy yet chilly season. In skirts, the midi takes centre stage, while dresses stick to familiar territory, being constructed in warm knit fabrics, including velvet. Rounded shapes influence tops, while in bottoms wide legged and cropped styles are featured across multiple items. In addition […]

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Patagonia to donate 100% of Black Friday sales

US-based outdoor clothing retailer, Patagonia has announced that it will donate 100 per cent of global Black Friday sales from their stores and website to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect air, water and soil for future generations. These organizations are small groups, often underfunded and under the radar, who work on the front lines. The company will also provide information at their stores and website about how to get in touch with […]

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W. L. Gore launches flame-resistant, foul-weather outerwear

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., the company that created the category of waterproof, windproof, and breathable outerwear and reset the industry watermark for comfort and protection with GORE-TEX® Fabric, has now done the same for oil and gas industrial workers with the introduction of GORE® FR Apparel products that feature ‘GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Fabric’ – a comfortable flame-resistant (FR), foul-weather outerwear available in the market. Also Read – Gore ventures into insulated outerwear GORE® FR […]

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Première Vision 2016 in review: Fabric Trends – S/S ’17

It’s that time of the year again when we study the fabrics that will shape the collections of the coming season and bring to life the trends. The key fabrics can be summarized in these three themes: rudimentary refinement – which includes dry textures, natural/artificial alliances, exceptional simplicity, lively colour, powerful nature; gently irreverent – subtle imperfections, implacable fineness, subversive freshness, graphic upsets; and experimental romanticism – artificial transparency, open structures, scientific spirit, boosted & […]

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Luman Group setting up new jacket facility in Gazipur

Jackets being seasonal wear in most parts of the world, there aren’t too many apparel manufacturing setups dedicated to jackets in Bangladesh. But Luman Group – manufacturing jackets since 1991, is one of the leading jacket manufacturers in the country, which besides jackets, also takes up programmes for cargos, beach shorts and denim offerings and caters to American giants like Walmart and JCPenney alongside Turkish buyers like Defacto, Loft and Collins. What’s more, in an […]

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Snowtex Group: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships with Technology and Operations Management

Dhaka-based Snowtex Outerwear Ltd. is the partner factory from Bangladesh for Decathlon – one of the most successful sportswear brands of the world. The highlight of this achievement lies in the fact that the company was instituted in the year 2000 as a buying office for small order quantities of cargo pants, shirts and basic trousers. In 2005, one of its first buyers (dealing in workwear) financed machines and Snowtex was ready with its first […]

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Carvico, Jersey Lomellina join ‘Healthy Seas Initiative’

Carvico and Jersey Lomellina – the Italian manufacturers of high-end knitted fabrics for applications in swimwear, sportswear, underwear and outerwear – will now be liaising with the Healthy Seas Initiative. The alliance will enable Carvico and Jersey Lomellina to use the fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas Initiative upcycled to 100 per cent regenerated Econyl yarn. Broadly, the manufacturing by-product waste and end of life nylon materials – including abandoned fishing nets and old […]

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Oversize on the rise; womenswear witnesses subversive silhouettes in Pre-Fall 2016!

Although the previous seasons repeatedly reflected the obsession for oversized coats and jackets, these larger than life silhouettes gained the maximum attention on the recent pre-fall 2016 runways. Knit pullover sweaters, lightweight cover-ups and open printed cardigan sweaters, took a back seat to let oversize coats take the centre-stage. Oversize silhouettes have lately been looking flawlessly perfect, and these runway collections proved that ‘size does matter’. For a long time, custom fits and skin tight […]

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Nanofibre Market expected to grow at a CAGR of 24% in ’16-20

Industry analysts predicts that the global nanofibre market will grow at a CAGR of 24 per cent during the 2016-20 period. The mounting implementation of nanofibres in technical textiles is the strong growth-driver for this market. Technical textiles that include nonwovens make up around 25 per cent of the global fibre consumption and also have demand in medical devices, responsive fibrous system, etc. Applications in the textile industry comprise sport wear, sport shoes, rainwear, outerwear […]

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Winter Outdoor Retailer: Cordura showcases new Fleece collection

At the recently concluded Winter Outdoor Retailer show, Invista’s Cordura brand officially launched the Cordura 4ever Fleece Collection. The collection is part of the collaboration between Cordura and Struktur Studio’s Michelle Rose, a leading designer and founder of Struktur Event Design Conference. The collaboration had recently showcased the brand’s expansive Soft Comfort collection and will now integrate the Cordura 4ever Fleece technology into new hoodie and pant silhouettes. “To meet the continued desire for apparel […]

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Invista launches solar-activated fibres to minimize heat loss

One of the biggest suppliers of fibres to the textile industry, Invista has introduced THERMOLITE® INFRARED technology – a new product offering for the THERMOLITE® PRO brand. Thermolite Infrared technology gets activated by the sunlight or artificial light sources using its unique Near Infrared (NIR) yarns, which absorb the NIR rays to increase the temperature of the garment. These hollow fibres provide optimal insulation, and hence minimize heat loss to provide comfort in freezing temperatures. […]

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ThermalTech unveils world’s first solar-powered smart fabric

ThermalTech has launched world’s first solar-powered smart fabric, which provides warmth to the wearer without the bulk found in traditional outerwear. The ThermalTech fabric is made of stainless steel yarn, which makes it extremely lightweight and helps in gathering energy from sunlight or artificial light to keep the body warm even after sunset while maintaining the fashionable look. The lightweight ultra-thin stainless steel mesh fabric threads are breathable and lead to a longer lifetime of […]

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