Retailer C&A is expanding its recycling program ‘We Take it Back’ to Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Launched in 2012 in the Netherlands, the initiative has already collected 278,000 kilos of unwanted clothing.
A deal has been struck to sell Bally and while we don’t know how much the deal’s worth, we do know that the Swiss brand will be controlled by one of the world’s biggest textile names, Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
From February 11 to 14, the textile and apparel events will be joined by Texworld Denim, the former dedicated space, which is now becoming its own event with some 80 exhibitors, pending the arrival of Leatherworld.
Patagonia launches a digital platform for environmental activism, compared by founder Yvon Chouinard to an online dating site. Patagonia Action Works links activists to environmental causes, petitions and volunteering.
For the first time, the international competition for young designers has allowed anybody to apply through its website. The Woolmark Company is also launching a new prize for students in a partnership with Adidas.
Orijit Sen of the Indian craft clothing brand People Tree has accused Christian Dior of plagiarising one of its textile designs, after it appeared on the cover of this month’s Elle magazine worn by Sonam Kapoor.
Epson has launched a new destination microsite for digital fabric printing for fashion designers. The new site was launched at Epson's Digital Couture Project and introduces designers to printers and new methods.
Cortefiel has reason to celebrate, unveiling its third quarter results this week. The firm reported an increase in total sales, strong e-commerce revenues and an uptick in operating profit, as well as a decline in debt.