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Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

The company called it a milestone and said it helps drive a “paradigm shift toward eco-responsible production and eco-conscious consumption of fashion and home textile items".
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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Première Vision keen to hold physical trade shows again

Première Vision keen to hold physical trade shows again

The textile/apparel show organiser is preparing its New York come-back, and is looking forward to welcoming industry professionals again in Paris on June 30-July 1, at new venue Grand Palais Éphémère.
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Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

​The move to using plant-based Materials in place of leather by high-end labels is accelerating and the latest to join an expanding group of brands doing so is Mr P. That’s the in-house brand of the Mr Porter e-store.
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Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Department store chain Kohl’s Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with a group of activist investors to avoid a proxy fight, agreeing to add two of the group’s nominees to its board as independent directors.
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Monsoon opens new concept store, will be first of many

Monsoon opens new concept store, will be first of many

​Monsoon has chosen the big reopening day for much of the UK to unveil its new store concept, which will be the first of a new chain of boutique stores. 
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Two organisers competing to stage Parisian trade show Bijorhca in September

Two organisers competing to stage Parisian trade show Bijorhca in September

After parting ways with Reed Expositions France, the Parisian jewellery show’s former organiser, French jewellery industry association BOCI said it is negotiating with two companies to stage its next event.
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BFC launches Student Fabric Initiative

BFC launches Student Fabric Initiative

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is expanding its support for students with a new the Student Fabric Initiative, a waste-efficient scheme.
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The Lycra company announces new co-CEOs

The Lycra company announces new co-CEOs

Lycra announced the appointment of Yafu Qiu, chairman of The Lycra Company, and Julien Born, chief commercial officer of The Lycra Company, as co-chief executive officers.
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Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

After a successful trial in February, Texworld Evolution organiser Messe Frankfurt will hold another showroom in Paris from July 5 to 9 to maintain a physical meeting point despite the absence of its trade shows.
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Karl Lagerfeld unveils eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta

Karl Lagerfeld unveils eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta

The house of Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled its debut eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta, with part of the sustainably chic collection made from vegan cactus leather.
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Soorty pioneers sustainable cotton farming with launch of regenerative farming practices

Soorty pioneers sustainable cotton farming with launch of regenerative farming practices

Pakistan-based vertically integrated denim business Soorty has launched the ‘Soorty Organic Cotton Initiative’ to pioneer the use of organic cotton farmed with regenerative practices in denim production.
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Garments labelled as “sustainable” account for 79% of Mango’s range

Garments labelled as “sustainable” account for 79% of Mango’s range

The Catalan fashion label aims for 100% of its clothes to have “sustainable features” by 2022, and to eventually stop using as many as 160 million plastic bags per year.
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Luxury: digital initiatives, narratives now essential for the industry

Luxury: digital initiatives, narratives now essential for the industry

In the last year, the luxury industry’s digitalisation process has accelerated at all levels, radically transforming the labels’ relationship with the public, as shown recently by Bottega Veneta, Versace and Balmain.
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'Xinjiang cotton is my love': Patriots on show at China Fashion Week

'Xinjiang cotton is my love': Patriots on show at China Fashion Week

Designer Zhou Li took to the stage amid applause following her runway show at China Fashion Week with a prop that has political overtones: a bouquet of cotton plants.
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Global garment makers unite to demand better terms from retailers

Global garment makers unite to demand better terms from retailers

Garment makers in nine countries spanning Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have banded together to demand better contract terms from global clothing retailers, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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