Denim mills nestled into every nook at the fourth installment of the BPD Expo on Wednesday in Soho, New York. Mills showed off their capabilities and creations with a variety of weights, twills and stretches.
RIVET caught up with exhibitors and dished about their most popular fabrics for the Spring/Summer ’18 season and which buzzwords the industry will be talking about in seasons to come.
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Portugese mill Tintex is switching from the use of conventional cotton and has launched a new fabric range called Naturally Advanced Cotton by Tintex using four different premium and responsibly grown cottons.Read more
For Brazil, the worst of its recent recession appears to have blown over for now, and though its retail industry may still be reeling from the 40,000 or so apparel and footwear stores that shuttered in the last two years, and manufacturing is feeling the sting of rising raw material costs, sourcing is starting to see a silver lining.Read more
Textile Exchange is fostering a future where garments could be made from biosynthetics—including algae, bacteria, fungi, sugar and plants—as alternatives to conventional materials.Read more
Microplastics are harming oceans and the European Commission is urging the apparel industry and international authorities to pursue a more circular economy.Read more
Polartec has launched what it calls a “best-in-class fill insulation” called Polartec Power Fill that rounds out its range of temperature-regulating performance fabrics.Read more
DHL has introduced the DHL Global Trade Barometer, intended to be a new early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade.Read more
If importers haven’t already planned for Lunar New year, they’re probably going to be in trouble.Read more