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NIST develops silk sensor that can detect fibre damage | Technology News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: tevonews.com The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a technique to embed a damage-sensing probe into a lightweight composite made of epoxy and silk. The probe, known as a ‘mechanophore’, is claimed to help speed product testing and potentially reduce the amount of time and materials needed for the development of new composites. The NIST team of researchers has created the probe using a dye that changes from dark to light when a force is applied. According to the team, the probe attaches to silk fibres contained within an epoxy-based composite.

As the force is applied further to the composite increases, the dye gets activated; although the researchers say it is not visible to the human eye as they have built a red laser and a microscope to take photographs inside the composite. Also Read – New thermoplastic composite PolyPreg released by BGF Industries. India’s KVIC gets order worth Rs. 2 crore from Raymond | Textile News India.

Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: pinterest.com India-based textile and apparel conglomerate, Raymond has placed an order of Rs. 2 crore to get supply of 98,000 metres of Khadi fabric from Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Of the total order, 32,000 metres will be supplied to the textile major by the end of this month and the rest by May end, this has been confirmed by KVIC Chairman VK Saxena.

“It is the largest ever order received by KVIC from any corporate giant. Khadi is heralding the entry of corporate and private sector giants into marketing of Khadi fabric and thus providing sustainable employment and livelihood support to the artisans,” said VK Saxena. This bulk order is an outcome of an agreement signed between Raymond Ltd. and KVIC in December 2016, informed Raymond CEO Sanjay Behl. Also Read – Khadi sales to increase; KVIC bags orders worth crores. PVH to acquire intimate wear e-retailer True&Co. | Retail News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world, has signed an agreement to acquire True&Co., a direct-to-consumer intimate apparel e-commerce retailer. This acquisition will provide PVH a platform to increase innovation, data driven-decisions and speed in the way it serves its consumers across its channels.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Commenting on the move, Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer PVH Corp., said “This announcement illustrates our commitment to driving innovation across our business and demonstrates our commitment to making strategic investments in our digital platforms to support our long-term growth initiatives,” adding, “We believe that we can leverage the analytics tools of this data-driven company, while leveraging PVH’s intimates category expertise, including global brand management, product know-how and supply chain.”

Retail Idustry News. Amazon’s new feature tells users ‘what to wear’ | Technology News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: techcrunch.com The e-commerce giant Amazon has developed an “Outfit Compare” feature – which will tell prime members what to wear – and is available on the newest version of the Amazon shopping app.

The feature now effectively adds one more accomplishment to the online retailer’s ever-growing list of offerings. Amazon responded that Outfit Compare is an Amazon Prime feature that’s part of the company’s efforts in “making the membership service something that becomes part of our members’ daily life”. Also Read – Amazon to launch its own fashion brand in UK Explaining the feature, Amazon stated that Outfit Compare prompts shoppers to share two photos of themselves wearing two different outfits they are deciding between. The FAQ section notes that photos “may be viewed only by qualified Amazon staff,” as well as it cites the fashion specialists come from a variety of fashion-related backgrounds. Adidas files lawsuit against Asics over patent infringement | Retail News Germany. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: associatedxray.com German sportswear brand Adidas has slapped a lawsuit against Asics America, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Asics over patent infringement.

The former has filed the lawsuit at the US District Court for the District of Delaware on March 17. Asics has infringed the following US patents: 8,068,858; 7,805,150; 7,805,149; 7,480,512; 9,415,267; 8,968,156; 8,858,399; 8,814,755; 8,725,276; and 8,579,767 through its My Asics mobile app, claimed Adidas in its lawsuit. FitnessKeeper, the operator of fitness-tracking app Runkeeper and acquired by the Asics in 2016, has also been named as a defendant in the suit. Also Read – Adidas plans to increase sales in North America Before Asics, Adidas had sued Under Armour and MapMyFitness over some of the same patents in February 2014 asserted in the Asics claim.

Inditex’s sustainability investment reaches €7 million in 5 years | Sustainability News Spain. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: inditex.com Inditex, world’s leading fashion group which operates over 7,000 stores in 88 markets and owns brands like Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe, has invested more than Euro 7 million on sustainability front over the last five years.

The Group has invested in expansion, scaling and modernization of logistics platforms and design centres to boost efficiency and energy saving measures. The start-up of highly-advanced “multi-shuttle” areas at the Bershka platform in Tordera, Barcelona, and at the Arteixo distribution centre (A Coruña) make dispatch time management more efficient and precise and double the speed. Another area was research and development work focused on store applications for sustainable technology, such as paper saving mobile payments and efficiency technology RFID. Also Read – Inditex notes 12% jump in net sales. NIKE, ‘most valuable’ apparel brand: Report | Retail News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: csmonitor.com American sportswear giant NIKE has once again been named the world’s ‘most valuable’ apparel brand after a 13 per cent surge in brand value to US $ 32 billion, according to a report by Brand Finance.

The retailer’s strength score of 92, measured by marketing investment, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation, and its AAA+ rating, made the sportswear giant the most powerful brand in the sector and third most powerful across all sectors. “NIKE’s strength can be attributed to the apparel giant’s ability to continuously innovate and deliver state-of-the-art products to a range of consumer demographics,” stated Brand Finance. Most recently, Nike launched performance hijab and a plus-size collection. Alongside its products, the brand also delivers powerful messages through its marketing campaigns, which Brand Finance states “undoubtedly bolsters” its brand value and strength.

H&M among world’s most ethical companies: Ethisphere | Sustainability News Sweden. Future Group plans to open 35 new FBB stores this fiscal | Retail News India. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: pickeratpace.com Kishore Biyani-led Future Group, a prominent player in the Indian retail and fashion sector, is planning to open as many as 35 standalone FBB apparel stores in the fiscal year starting this April. Last year, the retailer opened 53 FBB stand-alone outlets and also sells its products within 282 Big Bazaar hypermarkets. Also, FBB is mulling to slash its entry price points by around 4-5 per cent to woo customers. “We’ve done a lot of work over the last couple of years on our categories, assortment, sourcing and quality. The upcoming stores will be bigger in size as compared to the existing ones.

Also Read – Future Group to streamline its businesses Kidswear currently accounts for around 20-22 per cent of FBB’s business (55 per cent girls, 45 per cent boys). eVent fabrics becomes bluesign® system partner | Sustainability News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free eVent fabrics, manufacturer of first fully waterproof and air permeable membrane technology for apparel, footwear and accessories, has become a bluesign® system partner. As a bluesign system partner, eVent fabrics is committed to reducing its impact on people and the environment. The bluesign system, based on Input Stream Management, ensures that approved chemical products and raw materials are used in all steps of the manufacturing process and that substances posing risks to people and the environment are eliminated.

“We’re excited about this important achievement and what it means for not only our organization but our customers and consumers around the world. Also Read – Thermore Ecodown’s jacket gets Bluesign and GRS certification eVent fabrics’ membranes are distributed to textile specialists around the globe to create finished laminated textiles chosen by apparel, footwear and accessories brands. Retail Industry News | South Korea. Smart jacket by Levi Strauss, Google to go on sale this year | Apparel Resources. H&M breaking gender barriers with ‘Denim United’ | Fashion News Sweden. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: harpersbazaar.com H&M, the Swedish multinational fast fashion retailer, has unveiled a sustainable unisex denim collection called Denim United and breaking down traditional gender barriers. The collection will blur the borders between men’s and women’s fashion by pulling inspiration for fabrics and silhouettes from both.

Denim United will feature oversized cuts and casual mix-and-match pieces including work wear jackets, overalls and slouchy shorts. The garments in the collection are made with sustainable materials such as organic and recycled cotton. Also Read – Fashion label H&M unveils new ‘Conscious Exclusive Collection’ “It is very natural for us to launch a unisex collection as fashion is constantly evolving and intersecting. Calvin Klein inks Women’s Empowerment Principles of UN | Retail News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: fashionnetwork.com Calvin Klein, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PVH Corp., has signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact on the eve of International Women’s Day, comprising a set of seven areas in which businesses can take action to promote gender equality in the workplace, such as establishing high-level corporate leadership for gender equality, respecting and supporting human rights and non-discrimination, and promoting education, training and professional development for women.

Steve Shiffman, CEO, Calvin Klein stated, “It is important for us as a global leader to continue to fight for gender equality across the world, and lead true social change in everything we do. I am committed to building upon the values that Calvin Klein and our parent company PVH Corp. uphold as cornerstones of our corporate culture. Global Organic Textile Standard announces Version 5.0 | Sustainability News India.

Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres and treatments, has released its new Version 5.0, three years after the Version 4.0 was introduced. The new version is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and social criteria participated. The high ecological and social requirements as well as word-wide practicability and verifiability were considered in the revision work, in order to achieve a reliable and transparent set of criteria.

The aim of the new standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer. Mission unveils VaporActive apparel line for men, women | Fashion News USA. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: sgbonline.com Mission, known for its thermoregulation apparels, has launched its new collection of VaporActive clothing for both men and women.

Powered by 37.5 technology, the new assortment is infused with naturally derived active particles embedded at the fibre level. It also helps the wearer’s body more efficiently maintain an ideal core temperature, so as he/she can use energy to push past limits and maximize peak performance. Also Read – PurThread sews deal with Cotton Inc. for odour-free apparels The clothing line will consist primarily of T-shirts, shorts and underwear for men, and Tees, tanks, bras and capris for women.

ASOS to unveil its own sportswear range this year | Retail News Britain. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: unhooked.in Britain’s largest online-only fashion retailer ASOS has announced to venture into sportswear. The online retailer is expected to launch its own sportswear range in November this year. The yet to be launched sportswear will be appropriate for yoga, running, fitness, surfing, skiing, skateboarding and snowboarding.

ASOS, which brings in about 4,000 new styles every week to keep the shoppers interested in the retailer’s offering, sells sportswear collection of Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma and Ellesse and others are available on online-only fashion retailer. Also Read – Online fashion retailer ASOS posts 36% sales growth Primarily aimed at young adults, ASOS sells over 850 brands as well as its own range of clothing and accessories.

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Mohawk partners with Aurora for new line of textile digital printing | Textile News USA. Forever 21 expands its footprint in Indian market | Retail News India. Garment Industry Analysis by Apparel Resources. DuPont to close Kevlar production unit in South Carolina (US) | Textile News USA. Japan’s Takram develops smart fabrics using ‘augmented reality’ | Technology News Japan. French Connection forays into activewear segment | Retail News UK. Retail Industry News. Snickers Workwear reveals first wearable tech trousers for craftsmen | Technology News Sweden.

T.J. Maxx likely to open its first ever Australian store | Retail News Australia. Retail Industry News by Apparel Resources. Green Initiatives introduces Re:Form to tackle textile waste in China | Sustainability News China. T.M. Lewin debuts Super Fitted Stretch Shirts with LYCRA® fibre | Retail News UK. Invengo launches slimmest UHF RFID tag | Technology News Singapore. Mango unveils sustainable ‘MANGO Committed’ line | Fashion News Spain. Woodland inks deal with Aokang for China market | Retail News India. H&M ensuring sustainable manufacturing in Myanmar | Sustainability News Myanmar. CC Filson opts for Gerber’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud | Technology News USA. CC Filson opts for Gerber’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud | Technology News USA. Diesel partners with Certilogo on apparel counterfeiting | Retail News Italy. Colmar launches innovative jacket line | Retail News Italy. Setback for IKEA; loses trademark suit in India | Home Furnishing News India. Under Armour debuts maiden ‘Made in US’ clothing line | Retail News USA.

SGP to double certified sustainable printers in US, Canada this year | Sustainability News USA. Lenzing, Jeanlogia team up on laser technology study | Technology News Austria. Nordstrom Rack expands its reach in US | Retail News USA. Levi Strauss releases guidebook to improve garment factory workers’ health | Sustainability News USA. Sportswear giant Under Armour’s revenue soars 12% | Retail News USA. Indian textile industry to generate 50 million jobs by 2025: Report | Textile News India. Kenya to revive textile production as it gets boost in domestic garment sales | Sustainability News Kenya.

British retailers prefer Millennials over Baby Boomers | Retail News UK. Banana Republic’s Global President quits | Retail News USA. Kering announces its sustainability strategy | Sustainability News France. Swedish fashion retailer H&M to open one more store in India | Retail News India. Hyosung teams up with Black Yak | Textile News South Korea. Louis Vuitton axes ties with Vietnamese crocodile farms | Sustainability News France. US fashion house to go online, shutstores | Fashion News USA. RYU partners with Polygiene for odour-free apparel | Retail News Canada. Skinners Technologies develops breakthrough innovation in socks industry | Technology News USA.

Indian fashion designer opens flagship at Hyderabad | Fashion News India. Intimate apparel brand Maidenform introduces its first sport collection | Retail News USA. Under Armour unveils innovative ‘athlete recovery sleepwear’ | Fashion News USA. Polartec launches MtnLogic brand for mountaineers | Textile News USA. Outdoor clothing retailer Sherpa Adventure appoints new Sales VP | Retail News UK. Men’s Wearhouse deploys Fast React’s Visionng e-PLM | Technology News UK. Indian Government bans reptile skins, mink and fox fur | Sustainability News India.

Fine Cotton Factory is now GOTS certified | Sustainability News Australia. Evrnu recycles old clothes to prevent pollution | Sustainability News USA. Perry Ellis collaborates with Euroneck for men’s accessories | Retail News USA. SBS Zipper signs technological cooperation agreement with QIEM | Accessories News China.

Polar launches heart rate monitoring shirt | Technology News USA. Disney partners with YOOX to debut first online store | Retail News Italy. Outdoor brand Exkite uses recycled kites for jackets manufacturing | Sustainability News Italy. Huntsman Textile Effects collaborates with Viyellatex Group | Textile News Bangladesh. Fashion brand Van Heusen inks deal with Amazon | Retail News India. Odlo joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition | Sustainability News Switzerland. Lectra introduces VectorAuto iX6 for manmade materials | Technology News France.

Trucco to provide ‘better fit’ with TrueSize measurement app | Retail News Spain. Home furnishing retailer IKEA to expand its footprint in Saudi Arabia | Home Furnishing News Saudi Arabia. Teijin develops a light, cushiony bulky fibre | Textile News Japan. Monsoon Accessorize appoints new Finance Director | Retail News UK. Digital Printing gains pace | Apparel Resources. Armani Exchange forays into Indian market | Retail News India. Nordstrom’s CFO & Executive VP to bid adieu next Spring | Fashion News USA. Researchers design ‘smart gloves’ to monitor Parkinson’s disease patients | Technology News USA. Home Textiles likely to come under ‘Special Package’ | Textile News India. Superdry opens its first airport store in India | Retail News India. Lindex unveils sustainable ‘Even Better Denim’ styles | Sustainability News Europe. Under Armour to provide uniforms for American Major League Baseball Team | Fashion News USA.

Folds in fashion calls for the ‘trend’ of micro pleating | Fashion Design Techniques. FabAlley raises funds for expansion | Retail News India. OEKO-TEX launches ‘DETOX TO ZERO’ initiative for retailers | Sustainability News Switzerland. Lenzing to invest € 100 million to increase wood pulp production | Textile News Europe. Fouriertransform invests in recycling firm re:newcell | Sustainability News Sweden. The Big Bow Galore! | Apparel Resources. Hudson Jeans collaborates with Fitcode | Retail News USA.

Socks manufacturer DeFeet to incorporate Unifi’s recycled fibres | Sustainability News USA. GAP joins forces with Arvind Group to expand its digital reach in India | Retail News India. Google files patent for its ‘gesture control system’ in garments | Technology News USA. First-ever laundry sorting and folding ‘bot’ is here! | Technology News Japan.