The 12th edition of Maredimoda, the trade fair for the beachwear and underwear fabrics and accessories, held from 5-7 November at Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, has closed with a 3% rise in visitors, validating the lively recovery of the European beachwear and underwear sectors.
The highest number of visitors were from Italy, France, Spain and Germany, while the most interesting performances in terms of an absolute rise in numbers, were from the United States, Russia and Turkey.
Lace is an indispensable accessory in the world of women’s fashions, and has been regarded as an affordable luxury for many years now. Efficient production techniques have put these filigree fabrics well within the reach of every woman’s purse, Karl Mayer, the textile machinery builder, reports.
The company presents its ML 46, which is said to have been setting new standards in terms of productivity.
Epson UK has appointed Adelco, DTG Solutions, i-Sub and RA Smart as authorised resellers for its new SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment desktop printer.
The easy-to-use SureColor SC-F2000 is fully designed and built by Epson to deliver maximum quality, productivity, flexibility and total reliability - alongside low running and maintenance costs, the company reports.
Pringle of Scotland, the knitwear favoured by celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Madonna and Tilda Swinton, has narrowed its annual losses despite suffering a 30% slide in sales.
The company’s owners also admitted they do not expect it to deliver a profit in the near future but pledged to keep investing in the business.
Parent group Pringle Enterprises ploughed £6 million into the company during the past financial year, which ended on 26 January, and has injected a further £4.3m since then.
Pretty Polly has launched its Working Women campaign to support “some of the hardest working legs in Britain”.
Over half of British working women feel their legs are put under pressure as a result of their job, new research from Pretty Polly has revealed.
The hosiery brand also found that a third of women in the UK spend more than five hours of their working day on their feet. These prolonged periods of time can cause adverse leg conditions including varicose veins, swelling and poor circulation.
Première Vision Shanghai and Denim by Première Vision Asia confirmed their premium positions as more than 3,100 professionals came to Shanghaimart on 22-23 October to discover the offer of 70 exhibitors.
Première Vision events featured premium collections, exclusive trends and industry information, creating a unique business and network platform for the Asian fashion industry.
At Denim by Première Vision Asia, international and domestic denim makers presented top developments and excited designers with their cutting-edge collections. Première Vision Shanghai exhibitors displayed a strong and focused offer to the Asian market for the Fall-Winter 14/15 season.
Lingerie and Swimwear were the centre of attention during the two day trade shows and fashion events in Shanghai at Interfilière Shanghai and Shanghai Mode Lingerie.
The ninth edition attracted 7300 visitors from 60 countries, reaching a new milestone. Chinese and international industry specialists gathered to explore the latest collections of 269 Interfilière exhibitors and 41 lingerie and swimwear brands from Europe, Americas and Asia.
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced the winner of the Lycra Future Designers Award – part of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony.
Lucy Gardner from the UK scooped the coveted prize at a glamorous event at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 30 October. Competition included designs from across the globe, ranging from cycling garments, swimwear and lingerie.
Lucy said: “I am absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious prize. Lycra fibre is such a well-known brand across the world and the fibre is so versatile for designs, no matter what apparel you are incorporating the fibre in. I can’t wait to see my designs come to life and to work with Invista in getting the collection in front of buyers, designers, stores and consumers. This is one of the most exciting things that has happened to me!”
The 12th edition of Maredimoda, the international beachwear and underwear fabrics and accessories fair, will take place from 5-7 November at Palais des Festivals and will feature the Summer 2015 collections presented by leading European companies. Buyers are expected to return in numbers to the Paris show.
The number of companies returning back to the fair is now growing. “There are more and more cases of large and medium companies in the beachwear and underwear sector, which have decided, following their negative or no longer economical experiences, to come back to purchase European fabrics, perhaps also manufacturing their garments in North Africa or Eastern European countries,” commented Marco Borioli, President of Maredimoda.
Gildan Activewear has appointed Russ Hagey, a Senior Partner and the Worldwide Chief Talent Officer of Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, to its Board of Directors that now comprises ten members.