The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. GlobalData’s retail insight writer Deborah Williams talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.
Modern textile production goes back to the years of the First industrial revolution. In just a few decades, in the late 18th and first half of the 19th century, the manufacturing system has been replaced by industrial processes. There are huge machines, which are processing quantities of raw material which were not possible by then. Only decades later the conveyor lines and mass production were implemented. But what is the situation today?
Micro-Factories show integrated production processes. They become more and more popular at trade fairs and exhibitions. Micro-factories will be the focal subject at the coming Texprocess in Frankfurt, 14-17 May 2019.
Velysam Paris is a specialist in viscose production located in France. The company is a circular knit specialist. It has integration with spinning, knitting and dyeing. Their designers work with the latest trends: crepe, stripes, jacquard, milano, double face, ribs with viscose, Tencel, Modal, Lurex, chine. Performance codes: Double-Face, Eco-Friendly Finishing, Organic, Mono-Stretch.
Lanificio Europa produces fabrics upholding advanced ecological standards, as evidenced by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. As of March 2016, Europa signed the Detox Commitment with Greenpeace, joining the CID (Consorzio Implementazione Detox). This set a new standard of excellence for managing chemical substances within the textile production chain. A much-needed benchmark for textile and fashion companies. Thus, supporting Europa’s goal to respect the environment.
Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
In search of promoting ethical and eco fashion events, we found and present you Eco Fashion Week Australia. Fantastic week-long runways, eco seminars and awards will feature local and international designers who practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not leave a carbon footprint.
Finest fibers (> 1 µm) open new applications in the areas of personal protective textiles, hot gas fine dust filtration, battery separators and fuel cell membranes. Currently production plants are limited in terms of temperature and pressure.
Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn: The association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry will be present at SALTEX 2018 with a joint booth of its members.
Made in Vicenza assists companies from Vicenza in the internationalization process. Founded in 1989, this structure is at the service of entrepreneurs and of all member companies of the Chamber of Commerce of Vicenza as well as to the entire territorial economic system. Made in Vicenza works in close synergy with the different Associations, Credit Institutions and all those dealing with the internationalization process in Vicenza and Province.
Full colour statements, innovative finishes, an abundance of ideas and beautiful manufactured details bring an overload of exciting textile messages from the British mills this season.
At Texprocess 2017, Zünd demonstrated how manufacturers involved in textile processing can integrate a high-performance Zünd digital cutter and create a seamless end-to-end digital production workflow. In clothing and in home textiles, consumer demand for more customization and personalization is growing steadily. This trend is shining a spotlight on the need for efficient, cost-effective short-run or even one-off production, which is causing a major shift in the textile industry. Manufacturers are looking to convert more and more of their production to all-digital processes.
One of the projects that caught my attention at Munich Fabric Start was the MicroFactory at Keyhouse. Coordinated by the Deutsche Institute fur Textil- und Faserforschung (German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research), MicroFactory at Keyhouse demonstrated for the first time a fully networked and integrated production chain from the design stage through to the finished product. It illustrated the possibility for a swift reaction to market needs already from the first production batch.
Italy and its beauty is at the heart of Milano Unica, the trade show ‘by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’, that leverages on the excellence of Made-in-Italy production.
The 2017 TOCICO International Conference will be held July 16th - 19th in Berlin, Germany. TOCICO Conferences are held each year to showcase the new developments of TOC applications. This year features applications including Texas State Government Management, Microsoft supply chain, Japanese ship building, solving the real estate crisis, Adobe software development, movie production, communication skills with autistic children, Nine TOC How-To full and 1/2 day workshops, and over 60 more sessions.
Star was born in Veracruz, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of four. From a very young age, Star developed a love and passion for the arts. She spent her childhood in art lessons where she focused on painting, photography, sculpting, and sketching. During her teen years she became obsessed with fashion and like any kid growing up in Los Angeles, a dream of one day working for Hollywood.
This new presentation of Monocel® yarns will demonstrate innovation and synergies to likeminded partners about its true potential, and how it can represent the next generation of smart cellulosic yarns. Here you can see and evaluate our Monocel® yarns for yourself in a range of jersey and woven fabric innovations.
Richmart factory is equipped with the latest technology in the sewing industry. It has CAD-CAM systems of Lectra, 22 cutters /automatic robots/, special working places of Durkopp and Pfaff in the sewing department, ironing from Brisay, production line for trousers with automats Durkopp and Baisler as well as Eaton system, four production lines Brisay for finishing.
As of early January 2016, Pitti Immagine is expanding its field of action and investing even more tangibly in its role as a promoter of young talents in contemporary fashion. It has set up a new Tutorship Management Team, dedicated exclusively to helping, accompanying and managing designers in their business and professional careers.
Beautiful and responsible, but now a smarter yarn with a truly amazing fashion-savvy colour range for you to choose from. It is ECOTEC® by Marchi & Fildi, the first smart cotton, made in Italy from an exclusive, totally traceable and certified manufacturing process that turns 100% pre-dyed cotton textile clippings into these colourful ECOTEC® yarns.
This year PittiUomo was visited by more than 35 000 visitors from all over the world. All the exhibitors presented fantastic Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 collections of men's suits, jackets, pants, coats, shoes, belts, bags, accessories, etc. The exhibition was also a place where Woolmark, the Australian wool association, presented latest wool trends and their prize award.
On May 15th at Richmart - one of the most modern factories for men's suits in Europe - was held a short conference about the future and the potential of the sewing industry in Bulgaria. Martin Yordanov - Richmart's owner and a business consultant - presented the Made-to-order system and the advantages that it can give to the Bulgarian industry.
Richmart Ltd respects and prices copyright of each artist. Each designer retains copyright over their own model. Richmart Ltd has no right to reproduce, manufacture or use the proposed models as their own without the consent of their authors.
The traditional production strategy used by fashion companies to match production with consumer demand forecasts is called make-to-stock.
Made-to-order is a production approach where items are not manufactured until a confirmed order is received. This means that retailers can order garments through the whole year depending on the demand of the customers and the manufacturers should be able to react and produce the clothes in two-three weeks.
The Made To Order system will help fashion industry to get out of the crisis and will restore many work positions in European factories.
We asked Davide Rotondi - the Representative of Rotondi Group SRL - to tell us more about their products in order to help young fashion designers and brands to learn more about the garment pressing.
Dean Manev is the Trade Director of the Men’s Fashion Cluster, organizer of the Men’s Style project. The project offers support to fashion designers for developing their men’s suits brand. The cluster works in collaboration with one of the biggest factories for production of men’s suits in Europe - Richmart.
From June 8th to 11th 2014 Goldratt Marketing Group organizes the international conference TOCICO, which will be attended by about 500 people from over 50 countries – owners and top managers of world famous companies.
The Men's Fashion Cluster is invited to be official producer of made-to-measure men's suits for some of these gentlemen. The funds from the sales will be donated to charity.
Men's Style is a project for business support of the fashion designers.
It is not like the regular fashion contests. It fully supports the creation of the collections of men's suits of the designers by providing all the materials and sewing one piece from the models, which is then presented in a photoshoot. Then the collection is offered for sale online as made-to-measure and it is also presented on fashion fairs in Europe and USA.
From now until December 11, 2013 runs online voting in the national competition 'Building of the Year'. As supporters of the Bulgarian fashion and apparel industry, we at Fashion.bg undoubtedly support and will vote for the new factory of one of the largest manufacturers of men's suits in Bulgaria - Top Man Ruse, which is recently popular with brand Richmart.
The Men's Fashion Cluster is looking for young and approved designers from all over the world to take part in its contest Men's Style and send their ideas for the 'Men's suit - modern and practical'.
Why should you participate? What are the benefits for winners?
Fast fashion consists of collections based on the most recent fashion trends presented at every year's Spring and Autumn Fashion Weeks. The main idea is garments to be designed and manufactured quickly and cheaply, which allows consumers to take advantage of current clothing styles at a lower price. In Fast fashion production cycles are compressed into 4 to 6 weeks and in some cases even less than that. This creates more buying seasons in the same time and space.
The specialty Fashion and Fashion Management is aimed at training future highly-qualified specialists in the following sub-specialties: Clothing and Clothing Accessory Design, Clothing Production, Fashion Advertising, Fashion Business Marketing and Management. All graduates can start a career as a clothing and clothing accessory designer, sewing industry constructor and technologist, stylist, fashion consultant, advertising expert, tutor, and marketing specialist in the fashion business, also possessing high qualification in the field of management. We present to you some models, made by students in the specialty Fashion and Fashion Management.
If you don't stop dreaming, if you want to find the place, where you will get the desired dose romance, blended with modern and stylish vision, your place is the wedding salon "Rositsa Couture" in Varna, Bulgaria.
The wedding salon Rositsa Couture offers formal and wedding dresses and accessories own production. Designer of the collection and owner of the brand is Rositsa Georgieva.
Richmart is a brand of Top Man Russe company, producer of high quality, custom made, men’s suits.
Richmart is aiming to reborn the old individual approach in making man suits, when the garments were sown according to the size and client’s preferences.
This brand can help a man to look and feel good by offering him a suit made specially for his unique body, with fabric, color and model chosen by him.
Textile and apparel industry in Bulgaria is the second most important industry (after tourism) for the country’s economy. This industry includes around 3000 small and medium companies, which employ approximately 170 000 people. According to some research, in 2009 the occupied in the production of clothes in Bulgaria are specialized mainly in the creation of lady’s store clothes – trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, top garment...
"We make the belt fashion possible" – this is the motto of "BeltArt", which presented its collection of leather bags and belts during the event Fashion evenings 2010 in Grand Hotel Varna.
The mother company is founded in the 50's, in Oberberg German land. Well-known for the leather briefcases production, the activity field develops also by producing men belts within clothing industry at the beginning of the 60's.
2002-2006 was a period of intensive development of the sewing industry in Bulgaria in relation to investments in modern technological equipment. The number of the people employed in the industry are correspondingly - Bulgaria /170 000/ and Romania /280 000/. In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania entered the European Union and the customs tariffs were removed. In 2010 the present business situation requires short production series, high quality, competitive prices, and fast delivery terms.
RICHMART INNOVATION – the aim of the congress is to bring together Western Europe and the confection and fashion industry of the Balkans. It is also an opportunity for designers – the people without whom fashion creation would be impossible.
he company Hugo Boss has announced that it will shut down it's headquarters
in Brooklyn in April and most probably will move it's production in Romania,
Turkey and Bulgaria.
After these changes, 300 people will loose their jobs, reports Cleveland.
Company representatives refused to comment on the statement of closing the production in the U.S. but made it clear that they have compensation packages for the 300 employees who will remain unemployed.
Celebrations at Cinecittà for the 40th anniversary of the collections dedicated to children,with a historic exhibition and a fashion show
The Benetton child celebrates its fortieth birthday in Rome, at Teatro 10 in Cinecittà, with an event narrating the identity of a brand that introduced children to a new way of dressing, and which, like them, continues to grow and look to the future.
The history of the Benetton children’s label, from the first creations by Giuliana Benetton in 1969 to the present day, is narrated in an exhibition which brings together the best known ads, images and editorials published in leading magazines, and iconic products that have contributed to radically changing the idea of apparel for children.
“Bebitta” was created in Varna in 2003 embodying in itself a new concept for a production mix and service in sale and wholesale of children's clothing. From its beginning up to now it is the firm's policy to provide everything a child needs providing a large variety of clothes, shoes and accessories.
Bebitta's main philosophy is finding an individual approach for satisfying the client's needs with their choice. The development of this philosophy leads to a partnership with the French children's line ORCHESTRA.
Elegant Textile is a vertical integrated textile manufacturing company, making both knitted fabrics and finished garment products. Using our big experience in producing of knitted fabrics - knitting, dyeing and finishing we started manufacturing of ready garment in sport-elegant style, both casual and fashion ones.