Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.
As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.
A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.
A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan, including a GBP321m charge related to its store closure plan.
Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has embarked on the latest phase of its new branding strategy with the launch of Lenzing as a product brand covering a broad range of industrial applications.