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Janet Prescott reports from Paris
Gathering optimism evident since the first fabric and yarn shows was also present at Premiere Vision where there was an increase in exhibitors and where a colourful approach to design reinforced the mood of buyers looking for the new and attractive for SS 2014.
PVH Corp. announced earlier this week it has completed the acquisition of The Warnaco Group, Inc., which now makes it one of the largest global branded lifestyle apparel companies in the world. With a diversified portfolio of iconic brands led by Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as its heritage brands – Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Bass, Speedo, Olga and Warner’s, PVH has revenues of over $8 billion.
Lenzing is constructing a EUR 130 million jumbo Tencel production line at its plant in Lenzing, which will go into operation in 2014. The new plant will have a 64,000 tonnes per annum capacity.
Invista reports that it started production this week at its new, polyamide salt plant, an expansion of the company’s polymer facility in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The expanded site will serve the company’s European fibre and plastic customers through its integrated supply chain.
Orders of Italian textile machinery are on the rise for both domestic and foreign markets, causing ACIMIT President Sandro Salmoiraghi to comment: “What’s needed now is to boost investments in capital goods and work together in foreign markets.”
Lenzing has released its Lenzing Color Trends Autumn-Winter 2014/2015. The 52 page image rich PDF version of Lenzing’s colour forecasts with Pantone TPX referenced colour palettes can be downloaded below.
The Board of Directors of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has announced a change of location for the upcoming 29th IAF World Fashion Convention. The convention will now be held in Shanghai, China, from 22 – 25 September 2013 and not in Nanjing as originally planned.
According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in Europe and North America was down.
The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge.