Women’s Wear Daily
04.24.2014

Textiles

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Textiles

Vlisco Hires Bank to Explore Options

The Dutch maker of bold and colorful textiles could be the next elite fashion supplier to be snapped up by a luxury group — or possibly even go public.

Alliance Talks Milestones in Bangladesh

Showing its willingness to be transparent and share progress, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety held a press briefing in Dhaka Thursday.

Lectra Panel Discusses Made in America

The arguments for the movement's role in the global supply chain have crystallized in the last couple of years.

fall 2014 fabrics, Marco De Vincenzo, issa, Gareth Pugh, CC, Chris Gelinas

On the Surface

Fabrics can be the key to differentiating luxury from the rest of the pack.

Brazil's Apparel Industry Moves to Bolster Its Fortunes

Asian imports continue to soar, flooding Latin America’s largest economy with pirated and undervalued garments that local brands can’t compete with.

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Interstoff Asia Keeps Focus on Fabric Quality

Strong networking opportunities at the fair.

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U.S. Production Momentum Faces Obstacles

Made in America is undoubtedly a growing movement, but there are caveats.

SpinExpo Shanghai, trade show, fair, knitwear, cashmere, Karine Van Tassel, spring 2015, trends, China,

SpinExpo Grows Beyond Its Yarn Core

The three-day fair in Shanghai introduced new knitwear and cashmere areas.

Startup Crailar Posts Net Loss for 2013

Flax manufacturer starts to generate sales.

H&M Issues Annual Sustainability Report

The report details the steps the Swedish fast-fashion giant is taking in countries such as Bangladesh and Cambodia to improve wages and factory conditions.

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Emerging Markets: Peru Pushes Quality

It doesn’t take long for a textile or apparel maker in Lima to start talking about quality control.

Los Angeles International Textile Show, spring 2015, textiles, trends, economy, California Market Center, Los Angeles, Chicago, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, India,

Tale of Two Strategies at L.A. Intl. Textile Show

While shopping the show, designers considered the market dynamics that are polarizing consumer spending at retail.

South Korea, Trade, Korea Federation of Textile Industries, KOFOTI, textiles, sourcing, exports, FTA, Gyeonggi Textile Center, Mood Designer Fabrics, textiles,

Emerging Markets: South Korea Buoyed by Trade Pact

While it's probably better known for its electronics than fabrics, the country is emerging as a player in the global textile industry.

The Fiber Price Sheet: March 25, 2014

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

Benetton Hits Back at Italian TV Program

Presa Diretta ran a segment called “Made in Italy” that focused on the sale of Italian luxury businesses to foreign conglomerates.

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