Colours & Trends
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced the four finalists for the Lycra Future Designers Award, a part of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony.
The finalists in this year’s edition of Lycra Future Designers include candidates from four different countries: Lucy Gardener from the UK, Patricia Clariza from the US, Hanna Lucatelli from Brazil, and Han Zhongshu from China.
The Woolmark Company will showcase a selection of Merino wool innovations, trends and industry services at SpinExpo Shanghai that will take place from 3-5 September.
On display will be the latest edition of The Wool Lab, produced each season in Italy. This is a tool which is widely used by the industry, which selects the best wool products worldwide and identifies the emerging trends from fashion, design, art, pop culture, music and other fields.
A new way to dye Merino Vintage will also be presented, along with the Sculptured Merino innovation.
Following its successful showing at the Enkvegas trade show in August, Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, together with its US subsidiary Shima Seiki USA will participate in the Coterie exhibition in New York this month.
The company will be showcasing the latest collection of the ‘Isola Bella’ brand of knitwear line, including the latest in seam-free Wholegarment knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics.
The Woolmark Company has released an updated and improved version of The Wool Lab app, available on Apple iTunes for iPads.
The Wool Lab Version 2.0 mirrors the mood boards and fabric swatches and presents the seven inspiring themes from The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2014/15 edition. The Woolmark Company will release a new version of The Wool Lab app as each seasonal edition is launched.
Galleria Intima, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals came to an end on 24 August, 2013, receiving a massive response from the industry, the Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI) reports.
Taking place from 23-24 August at the Grand Hyatt, Goa, the second edition of the show surpassed the organisers’ expectations, welcoming about 1200 visitors, including 850 intimate apparel manufacturers. The event was inaugurated by Goa Tourism Minister Shri Dilip Parulekar and was also attended by the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar, and National Secretary of BJP, Smt Arti Mehra.
Yusuf Dohadwala, CEO of IAAI commented: “IAAI has once again proved its commitment towards the industry’s growth. Galleria Intima has pushed many boundaries in its second round and has given the industry new scope. Over four billion rupees worth of business was transacted over these two days”.
Shima Seiki, a leading manufacturer in the computerised flatbed knitting machine industry will exhibit at the Première Vision show in Paris that will be held from 17-19 September.
It will once again participate as a sole machine manufacturer in the ‘Knitwear Solutions’ category for the flatbed knit sector, following its participation in the inaugural edition of Knitwear Solutions two seasons ago.
Eco-Fashion brand Rapanui has launched a new 2013/14 collection, designed to bring sustainable clothing to the highstreet at prices that are accessible.
Created from sustainable materials and made in a factory powered by wind turbines, the new collection feature a new on-trend range of t-shirts, tops, vests and hoodies is derived from bamboo, eucalyptus and organic cotton and starts from £9.95.
Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has been announced as the headline sponsor of Moda Lingerie & Swimwear trade show for the fifth consecutive season. With a key focus on the Xtra Life Lycra fibre brand, the team from Invista will be present at Moda, which will be held at Birmingham NEC from 11-13 August.
“We’re extremely proud to be sponsoring Moda once again, and as the UK's national show for the intimate apparel and swimwear industries we feel it is the perfect fit for Invista and the Xtra Life Lycra fibre brand,” commented Michele Duncan, Invista’s Marketing Account Manager.
Texworld USA celebrated its 15th edition with a record number of exhibitors and visitors. The trade show hosted 438 exhibitors from 15 countries, a 33.5% increase from the last summer’s show.
“The exhibitor and attendee numbers demonstrate that Texworld USA continues to be the most important platform for sourcing apparel fabrics in North America,” explained John P. Gallagher, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt. “Our exhibitors are looking for renowned brands and we are pleased to say we bring buyers from some of the largest brands such as J Crew, Ralph Lauren, PVH, Elie Tahari and many more.”
Latvia can be proud of its ancient crafts, amongst which knitting and crocheting take the most prominent place, the tradition dating back to the 14th century. Rich in national character, different patterns and natural colours, traditional knitted accessories and garments such as hats, scarves, sweaters, wraps, mittens and thick winter socks can be found in the small souvenir shops as well as in the big brand stores.
Being an essential part of everyday life centuries ago, modern mittens and scarfs still reproduce the ancient pagan ornaments. Famous for being hand made, these warming souvenirs attract tourists’ attention during any time of the year.