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Cath Kidston sold to Hilco, plans expansion at home and abroad

Cath Kidston sold to Hilco, plans expansion at home and abroad

​It's official. After several days of speculation, restructuring specialist Hilco Capital has acquired the Cath Kidston brand from its previous owner Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA). 
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AlgiKnit raises $13 million in funding round

AlgiKnit raises $13 million in funding round

U.S. eco-textile firm AlgiKnit announced on Wednesday it has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round, which will see the kelp yarn maker embark on a new phase of growth moving forward.  
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Fashion group Shandong Ruyi's creditors take full control of Lycra

Fashion group Shandong Ruyi's creditors take full control of Lycra

Lycra has gained new ownership, with creditors of its former parent company Shandong Ruyi Technology Group taking full equity control after the Chinese fashion conglomerate defaulted on a $400 million loan.
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Première Vision Paris show ready for July edition

Première Vision Paris show ready for July edition

The Parisian trade show will host 1,200 exhibitors at its first edition dedicated to the Fall/Winter collections to be held in July rather than September, scheduled on July 5-7 at the Villepinte exhibition centre.
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From hemp to wood fibers: Greener alternatives to classic cotton tote bags

From hemp to wood fibers: Greener alternatives to classic cotton tote bags

What if we made reusable bags more eco-friendly? That's a niche that several brands are currently carving out, including a Swiss company making tote bags from wood fibers.
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Crutchley is debut guest curator for sourcing platform The Wool Lab

Crutchley is debut guest curator for sourcing platform The Wool Lab

The Woolmark Company has partnered with British designer Edward Crutchley for its first guest curation on The Wool Lab, the company’s wool sourcing platform, where he explores "global cultural references."
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New Scottish fund aims to boost textiles sustainability

New Scottish fund aims to boost textiles sustainability

The Scottish textiles industry is being funded by a £2 million injection to help “reduce its environmental burden”. Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish government have launched their ‘Circular Textiles Fund’.
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Russia's fashion industry looks for the silver lining

Russia's fashion industry looks for the silver lining

Under its glitzy facade, the Russian high-fashion industry faces an uncertain future. ​
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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French Federation primed to elect Bruno Pavlovsky as new president

French Federation primed to elect Bruno Pavlovsky as new president

France’s Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) is primed to elect the senior Chanel executive Bruno Pavlovsky to be its next president at its next general assembly on July 1.
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Men's Fashion Week returns to Paris on Tuesday

Men's Fashion Week returns to Paris on Tuesday

From June 21 to 26, Men's Fashion Week is returning to Paris. The packed program will feature 40 physical fashion shows, eight major comebacks, three new names and numerous events, including the Marine Serre show. 
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Milan menswear finalizes with Zegna in its 'Oasi'

Milan menswear finalizes with Zegna in its 'Oasi'

The Milan menswear season finished Monday with a path-breaking, sprightly and jaunty Zegna collection unveiled before a giant vista of the Italian Alps, in a season longing for a return to this country’s roots.
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Milan menswear opens with DSquared2, Neil Barrett and Kiton

Milan menswear opens with DSquared2, Neil Barrett and Kiton

Milan’s menswear season opened in sweltering heat Friday, while across Europe Italian premier Mario Draghi was vividly supporting Ukraine’s entrance into the European Union.
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Fish leather: A sustainable solution for fashion, and for the ocean

Fish leather: A sustainable solution for fashion, and for the ocean

In order to deal with the proliferation of lionfish in certain waters, three experienced divers had the idea of transforming this invasive species into a high-end product: fish leather.
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Marimekko names new leader for West region

Marimekko names new leader for West region

​Marimekko has announced a major management change with Noora Laurila appointed Senior Vice President of Sales in Region West and member of the firm’s Management Group.
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