Category: Fashion trends

Hugo Boss Group sales decline 4 per cent in 2016

Sales at marketer of luxury goods and premium fashion Hugo Boss Group, declined 4 per cent to 2,693 mn euro in 2016 as against 2,809 mn euro in 2015, while adjusted for currency effects, sales dropped 2 per cent. Sales in local currencies rose 1 per cent in Europe and grew in high single digit range in UK, partially offset by declines in Germany and France. In 2016, the gross profit margin remained unchanged from the previous year at 66.0 per cent, while EBITDA before special items dropped 17 per cent during the reporting period to 493 mn euro...

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H&M launches sustainable clothing line for 2017

H&M has launched its sustainable clothing line for women and children for 2017. The new Conscious Exclusive collection includes sustainable material Bionic-recycled polyester made from plastic shoreline waste. It is a collection of pieces with a sense of occasion, each one showing different ways that sustainable materials can create the best style. Conscious Exclusive is a driver in H&M’s move towards a more sustainable fashion future. H&M is one of the world’s biggest users of recycled polyester and one of the biggest buyers of organic cotton. The goal for cotton is that it is to be 100 per cent...

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Peacock inspires textile coloration

Peacock, which is the national bird of India, has inspired designers for many generations. Recently, a team of researchers from Dalian University of Technology, China has borrowed inspiration from the patterned structure of peacock feathers to derive structural colours in textiles, to make the coloration process more environmentally friendly. Deviating from the concept of chemical colours, the scientists have developed 3-D colloidal crystals and have transfer printed on to voile fabrics to create structural colours. The colouration formulation consists of polystyrene nano particles, polyacrylate, carbon black and water. The nano polystyrene is responsible for the 3-D colloidal crystal formation,...

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Twin Dragon boosts sustainable denim production

In a bid to boost sustainable denim production, California based Twin Dragon Marketing has announced the launch of ecological improvements in their Northern Hemisphere Mexican mills and at their Asian facilities, by introducing liquid indigo and eco-finishing. These eco-initiatives are the most advanced techniques in the current marketplace. “Finally after three years of development, we are proud to introduce — pre-reduced liquid indigo and eco-finishing which when used together, has achieved 85 per cent reduction in environmentally hazardous chemical discharge, which could become the new gold standard in the denim textile industry. With the implementation of liquid indigo and...

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Cordura & DuPont to make sustainable performance fabrics

Invista’s Cordura brand fabric, a primary ingredient in high-performance gear and apparel products, and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a joint venture between DuPont, and Tate & Lyle, renewable food and industrial ingredients company, have collaborated to deliver a new chapter in innovative sustainable textile solutions for performance fabrics. With this collaboration, designers of apparel, footwear, and gear will have access to leading durable performance fabrics that incorporate sustainable materials. Both companies, who share a common heritage by tracing their roots to DuPont, a global science company, are marking major milestones. The Cordura brand is celebrating 50 durable...

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