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ITMA - Innovating the World of Textiles
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ITMA - Innovating the World of Textiles

ITMA is the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. Organised by ITMA Services, the upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.

Sustainable clothing and accessories by Cock and Bull
Ethical Fashion

Sustainable clothing and accessories by Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.

Is the crisis in small shops in Italy an unstoppable trend?
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Is the crisis in small shops in Italy an unstoppable trend?

In Italy in 5 years (between 2011 and 2016) 267,000 shops closed, on average 122 per day, according to today.it website. The economic crisis has hit mostly small and medium-sized businesses.

303 TUSCANS awarded Angelico for their sustainable fabrics
Ethical Fashion

303 TUSCANS awarded Angelico for their sustainable fabrics

Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature. 

303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion
Ethical Fashion

303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion

Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.

Sales of Italian textiles are up 1.3% in 2017
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Sales of Italian textiles are up 1.3% in 2017

Made-in-Italy textiles (including wool, cotton, linen, silk fabrics and knits) are expected to close 2017 with an overall turnover of Euro 7.94 billion, up by 1.3%, according to estimates by the Confindustria Moda Research Center.

Filatura C4 is a Re.Verso™ partner of excellence
Sewing industry

Filatura C4 is a Re.Verso™ partner of excellence

For the first time at FILO Milano, Filatura C4 is proud to present, in addition to the already established Re.Verso™ collection for contract, the Blue Drop winning fabric by Audejas, made with Re.Verso™ re-engineered wool. A result born from the shared commitment and vision to integrate a new generation of eco values into their circular economy creations.

Custom men's shoes by Saint Vacant
Menswear accessories

Custom men's shoes by Saint Vacant

They say shoes reveal all there is to know about a man. Take a step to a simpler, bolder shoe wardrobe. Every event in a man's life fits into five soles.

Pieter Petros - bespoke suits with Belgian origin
Bespoke Men's Suits

Pieter Petros - bespoke suits with Belgian origin

Working to reach my goal, Pieter Petros have started with what he is most passionate about, i.e., designing suits. These suits are like no other, for the reason them being 100% natural and completely personalised. Which undoubtedly takes the confidence level of the individual a notch higher.

Ecology and Fashion at Milano Unica: the combination is the topic of the moment
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Ecology and Fashion at Milano Unica: the combination is the topic of the moment

Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.

Paris to host the Morpheus Cup in 2018
World fashion

Paris to host the Morpheus Cup in 2018

It is now official : the most important challenge for European students will take place in the French capital on April 12th, 2018 at Palais Brongniart.

An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics
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An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics

Angelico proposes a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.

Angelico Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabrics collection - The future of fabrics
Menswear fabrics

Angelico Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabrics collection - The future of fabrics

In an age when fabrics are required to evolve constantly in order to retain their central role in the fashion cycle, Angelico is following two routes: exquisite weave, construction and hand in fabrics, and performance standards in line with the contemporary lifestyle. These two tendencies come together in products for different occasions in both the collection of orthogonal fabrics and the K1 creative collection, which also includes jersey and were presented at Milano Unica this month.

How to stop smoking for good - Top enticing reasons that make people quit smoking every day
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How to stop smoking for good - Top enticing reasons that make people quit smoking every day

Have you decided it’s finally time to give up smoking? Great! Are you having a hard time actually committing yourself to that plan? Are you always in your “just this last cigarette” phase? If all this sounds familiar it means that you are a normal human being and you are finding it very hard to give up smoking even if you really want to. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. Often times it’s just a matter of getting the right incentives. Different things impact different people in different ways so the reason why your friend gave up smoking effectively for instance might not be strong enough for you to do the same. Whether it’s the nicotine patch or arizona medical marijuana from supurb.com, anything that helps you get rid of nicotine in the long run is definitely worth looking into. Hopefully, some of these less known advantages of quitting smoking will help you get on the right path.

Milano Unica: Spring/Summer 2018 trends - Queen of Egypt
Fashion trends

Milano Unica: Spring/Summer 2018 trends - Queen of Egypt

That was precisely the objective in studying Milano Unica’s spring-summer 2018 trends: to think differently by combining historical periods, places and people apparently on opposite poles but which in reality share a common meaningful and enlightened contemporary view.

The Expert Choice From Nature: Monocel
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The Expert Choice From Nature: Monocel

This new presentation of Monocel® yarns will demonstrate innovation and synergies to likeminded partners about its true potential, and how it can represent the next generation of smart cellulosic yarns. Here you can see and evaluate our Monocel® yarns for yourself in a range of jersey and woven fabric innovations.

'Canepa GreenLab' capsule collection at Première Vision Paris 2016
Menswear fabrics

'Canepa GreenLab' capsule collection at Première Vision Paris 2016

From September 13-15, 2016, was held the latest edition of Première Vision Paris. About 1,900 exhibitors from 53 different countries around the world became part of the event. Canepa was there to showcase all of brand's clothing and accessory fabric collections for Fall-Winter 2017/2018, united around sustainability.

American singer Marc Anthony is among the nominees for Most Stylish Men 2016
Celebrity fashion

American singer Marc Anthony is among the nominees for Most Stylish Men 2016

Marc Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. He holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.

Happy Birthday Celebrities: Mark Ronson
Celebrity fashion

Happy Birthday Celebrities: Mark Ronson

Mark Daniel Ronson is born on 4 September 1975. Today he turns 41 and we wish him a Happy Birthday!

The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories
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The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories

The exhibitor recruitment campaign for the second edition of PRIMA MU was terminated with success: the show will include 121 Italian and foreign exhibitors. The first edition featured 66 Italian exhibitors and was visited by 1,580 highly qualified operators from 706 companies.

DECO 2000 - an electronically controlled decorative hand stitching machine
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DECO 2000 - an electronically controlled decorative hand stitching machine

Deco 2000 duplicates the needlework of a skilled hand sewer by sewing true pick stitch, saddle stitch and long/short variations. Customized decorative stitching is easily programmable from the touch screen including the backtacking and condensed stitching at the beginning and end of the sewing cycle.

Italian taste, harmony and excellence for Spring-Summer 2017 by DRAGO
Menswear fabrics

Italian taste, harmony and excellence for Spring-Summer 2017 by DRAGO

DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.

Re.Verso & Filatura C4 at Filo
Sewing industry

Re.Verso & Filatura C4 at Filo

Filatura C4: Re.Verso™ partner of excellence for smart wool yarns for contract and woven fabrics for fashion, is now presenting at Filo its exclusive A/W 2017/2018 “Thanks to a shared philosophy and dedication to sustainable manufacturing and business, both companies have collaborated, with the support of C.L.A.S.S., to present a new dimension in eco-smart re-engineered wool based yarns, signed Re.Verso™ by Filatura C4, now especially targeted for the contract market” declared Alessio Catani, Managing Director of Filatura C4.

Smart materials for better fashion & accessories
Sewing industry

Smart materials for better fashion & accessories

Okinawa was founded by its director, Michele Ruffin in the 1990s, and is located in the province of Padova, Italy. Okinawa has been supplying materials and technological processes of what we refer to as ‘ennoblement’ which is to say, the company uses are highly innovative, creative and exclusive, 100% made in Italy, applied materials and finishes that focuses on the world of leather.

Approaching the market from every angle - Milano Unica New York II Edition
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Approaching the market from every angle - Milano Unica New York II Edition

MU New York features prestigious materials for men's and women's collections; avant-garde materials for the 'fashion' market; traditional and novelty shirting fabrics; denim; accessories. A total of 61 firms will participate in the upcoming edition, starting January 24, 2016.

Sustainability agenda drives attendance at ITMA 2015
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Sustainability agenda drives attendance at ITMA 2015

The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.

World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability
Menswear fabrics

World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability

World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.

Amour Vert for Spring-Summer 2016
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Amour Vert for Spring-Summer 2016

The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 trends: Graphic Inspirations - Combining without taboos
Fashion trends

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 trends: Graphic Inspirations - Combining without taboos

The everyday is held up for question, eccentrically, playfully, wittily: Viewpoints are expressed. Opinions are communicated. Impertinence is a must: Calling things out is a pleasure!

Sustainable fashion: Luxury bags by Freedom of Animals
World fashion

Sustainable fashion: Luxury bags by Freedom of Animals

Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.

What is Sustainable fashion?
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What is Sustainable fashion?

Sustainable is product, which is manufactured with environment-friendly raw materials, technologies and chemicals and respect for people - workers, local people, consumers.

Dutch fashion: G-Star RAW
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Dutch fashion: G-Star RAW

G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.

Sustainable fashion: 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing by Kowtow
World fashion

Sustainable fashion: 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing by Kowtow

We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.

Dutch fashion: Studio JUX
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Dutch fashion: Studio JUX

Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus
Menswear fabrics

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus

The latest edition of Première Vision Paris, held September 15-17, 2015, presented also the key directions at Techno fabrics. Let's take a look at the Eco focus...

Glossary of Sustainable fashion
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Glossary of Sustainable fashion

We already know that one garment is sustainable, if its manufacturing process protects the environment and respects people. But which are the different aspects of Sustainability in Fashion? Let's see...

OKINAWA presents its new collection for Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Sewing industry

OKINAWA presents its new collection for Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Okinawa is based near Padova, Italy, and founded 30 years ago by Michele Ruffin. It has been renowned for its quality and creativity from the start, having always paid close attention to technological processes and materials for clothing, furnishing and accessories, focusing especially on the leather market.

GruppoCinque presents its new collections for the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season during Premiere Vision Paris
Sewing industry

GruppoCinque presents its new collections for the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season during Premiere Vision Paris

The new GruppoCinque collection for the fall/winter 2016/2017 season offers creations with a strong emotional impact, confirming the DNA of an innovative reality and projecting the company into a new level of being contemporary.

L'Oréal aims to become a fully climate-friendly company by 2020
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L'Oréal aims to become a fully climate-friendly company by 2020

Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers. 

Bulgarian folklore in fashion: Apparel, accessories and home decoration with folk motifs
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Bulgarian folklore in fashion: Apparel, accessories and home decoration with folk motifs

Deliana Simeonova is the creator of Gaitani New York (Gaitani NY) - an online boutique, offering women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories, home decoration and paper products, inspired by folk motifs, symbols and memories of Bulgaria, combined with modern design.

H&M Conscious Foundation gives 1 million grant to pioneering ideas closing the loop for fashion
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H&M Conscious Foundation gives 1 million grant to pioneering ideas closing the loop for fashion

On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.

Bulgarian Folklore in Fashion: 'The tree of life'
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Bulgarian Folklore in Fashion: 'The tree of life'

The ornament is called also 'A cosmic tree' or 'A Kabbalah tree' and is associated with the cycles in nature and life (birth, maturity, death) and connects Earth with Heaven (from roots and trunk to the branches and leaves).

Missoni Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection
Menswear collections

Missoni Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection

Missoni Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is the expressive telling of their itinerant man’s emotional metamorphosis as he journeys through the exhilarating country of India. The senses are awakened, time slowly erodes, culture and tradition delicately reveal themselves, vitality is reinvigorated and conventional, Western manner is abandoned for Eastern, sentimental rousing. Relaxed silhouettes, soft tailoring, featherweight knits and potent hues define this season’s Eastern state of mind.

The new Ninetyfives
Sewing industry

The new Ninetyfives

he Ninetyfive family of yarns expands in the name of sustainable-cashmere knitwear. Now there are two sources of these “double life” yarns with an eco-friendly message. They are among the finest yarns by Filpucci, a company which combines its textile research expertise with a passion for exploring new sustainable alternatives.

KaufmanFranco Resort 2016 collection
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KaufmanFranco Resort 2016 collection

The collaboration between designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco is marked by an often unspoken, always intense, creative dialogue. As a design team, Kaufman and Franco have shared a unique fashion trajectory - from designing for Valentino in Rome, to helming the Ungaro initiative in the U.S., to overseeing the entire scope of product at Anne Klein as co-creative directors - before establishing KAUFMANFRANCO in the fall of 2004.

Rani Zakhem Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Couture Collection
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Rani Zakhem Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Couture Collection

For what would be glamour if not the art of transforming women into beings of light? In a tribute to Lola-Lola, the mythical character of 'The Blue Angel' movie, this collection tips its hat off to the famous costume makers of the great American cinema and Paramount, Gilbert Adrian, Jean Louis, Orry Kelly.

'Eco-fashion is fun and gives consumers a good feeling'
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'Eco-fashion is fun and gives consumers a good feeling'

GREEN SHOWROOM and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are Europe's biggest platforms for green fashion during Berlin Fashion Week. A new avantgarde as well as established labels showed fashion, accessories, beauty and well-chosen lifestyle products which reconcile luxury and design with sustainability. Highlight of the trade fair was the glamorous Salonshow.

The first lavera Green Fashion Award winner announced
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The first lavera Green Fashion Award winner announced

Some 3 000 guests attended the fully booked eco-fashion event on July 9, 2015 in Berlin's ewerk and had an up-close view of sustainable fashion collections presented by fantastic national and international designers. Up-and-coming designer Ina Budde won the first lavera Green Fashion Award.

Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin - Focus on vegan fashion
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Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin - Focus on vegan fashion

The Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin have started the new season with 160 labels. From Wednesday until Friday (July 8-10, 2015), international designers presents their sustainably produced collections for Summer 2016 on the biggest presentation area ever. The broad offer comprises everything from high fashion and street and casualwear to shoes and accessories.

Spring-Summer 2015 vintage collection by two Bulgarian students
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Spring-Summer 2015 vintage collection by two Bulgarian students

Rositsa Venkova and Gabriela Kazakova - students at the Apparel high school in Ruse, Bulgaria - had a huge success during the fashion show for the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection. Both girls already have national recognition for their talent - their garments have won first place award during the Panorama of the Professional education in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

John Galliano Fall-Winter 2015/2016 womenswear collection
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John Galliano Fall-Winter 2015/2016 womenswear collection

British designer Bill Gaytten presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 women's collection for label John Galliano on Sunday (March 8th) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015).

Miroglio Textile - the European leader in the printed fabrics sector
Sewing industry

Miroglio Textile - the European leader in the printed fabrics sector

February, 10-12 Miroglio Textile, textile division of the Miroglio Group, was present at Première Vision Paris with a renewed identity and with 4 collections that concretely demonstrate the distinctive elements of the company: innovation, creativity and smart technology at the service of the fashion industry.

The collections during CLASS World Tour
Sewing industry

The collections during CLASS World Tour

Bacx™ by Centro Seta S.p.a research, processes and solutions that are eco-innovative are the basic ingredients for this first, exclusive collection of new-generation silk - 100% traceable and 100% Made in Italy. The new collections include classic looks “for elegance and style” that are certified GOTS, but also encompass eco high-tech silk blends with Newlife™ and fabrics with an unexpected feel and look made using Greenfiber™.

World Class Tour Spring/Summer 2016
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World Class Tour Spring/Summer 2016

Milan, Copenhagen, London, Madrid and New York - the C.L.A.S.S. S/S 2016 World Class Tour premieres the latest, exclusive and innovative collections and trends for sustainable fabrics at the international fashion capitals of the world.

Alexandra Popescu-York Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at Couture Fashion Week NY
World fashion

Alexandra Popescu-York Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer's inspiration for the Fall-Winter 15/16 collection is 'the soul of the artist - intricate, complex individuals, who live in surrealist worlds'.

Bridal dresses 2015 by Paloma Fashion
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Bridal dresses 2015 by Paloma Fashion

'More and more brides choose 'comfortable' wedding dresses with more tuck silhouette and soft, delicate accents. Very popular are the short dresses with medium length around the knee', said Paloma Fashion's designer Polya Kinova.

Bulka Magazine: Prom dresses 2015
World fashion

Bulka Magazine: Prom dresses 2015

For 2015 prom girls, Bulgarian magazine Bulka (Bride) has prepared a range of prom dresses by different designers and ateliers for every taste.

Carrera y Carrera Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Macau
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Carrera y Carrera Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Macau

Spain's top jewellery designer and manufacturer, Carrera y Carrera celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique in Macau. This is Carrera y Carrera's first boutique in the greater China region, and marks an important milestone for the brand as it expands its market presence in Asia. CEO, Ms. Svetlana Kupriyanova, and Mr. Manuel Carrera, who is a fourth-generation descendant of the Carrera family which founded the brand, both graced the event with their presence as the brand celebrated this significant moment.

Royal Designers for Industry: Gilles Clément
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Royal Designers for Industry: Gilles Clément

Gilles Clément is an acclaimed French horticultural engineer, gardener, landscape architect, botanist and writer. He was one of the first to allow nature to participate, and often lead, in the creative and ecological shaping of new landscapes and, for the last 40 years, he has had a significant influence on landscape design across the world.

Bacx™ by Centro Seta
Menswear fabrics

Bacx™ by Centro Seta

Centro Seta, is a Florentine company in the textile industry for over 30 years, known for its style, creativity and production excellence.

Halloween chocolate muffins with spider web
How-To

Halloween chocolate muffins with spider web

Happy Halloween! Enjoy the celebrations and add some sweetness to them with this thematic muffins.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for H&M’s Holiday campaign
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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for H&M’s Holiday campaign

This winter, H&M is celebrating the holidays with a spectacular campaign and festive collection. Global superstars Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are the stars of the campaign, singing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 new album Cheek To Cheek. The extended version of the commercial premieres at hm.com on November 25.

Lanificio Bottoli men's fabrics collection
Menswear fabrics

Lanificio Bottoli men's fabrics collection

Nowadays Lane Bottoli is one of the best-known manufacturers of cloth with the Made in Italy label.

Solbiati's linen fabric collections for clothing
Menswear fabrics

Solbiati's linen fabric collections for clothing

Solbiati was the first to yarn dye linen, to invent the crepe version and propose a softened and naturally creased linen.

Earth, Wind & Fire: the new technical fabrics collection of Vitale Barberis Canonico
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Earth, Wind & Fire: the new technical fabrics collection of Vitale Barberis Canonico

Earth, Wind & Fire is the new line of technical fabrics presented exclusively by Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills in the world, at the 19th MILANO UNICA (9-10-11 September 2014).

Jimmy Choo designed Fukushima shoes
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Jimmy Choo designed Fukushima shoes

After visiting the workshops for fabric around Fukushima, the designer Jimmy Choo created six new models of shoes from special fabric in honor of the local craftsmen.

Womenswear for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 by Burberry Prorsum
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Womenswear for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 by Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Bailey (the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry) presented his womenswear collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 yesterday (17 February, 2014) at the London Fashion Week.
Bailey's inspiration for his work was the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England - the place was home to artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

Interview with Gyula Szabó - menswear designer from Hungary
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Interview with Gyula Szabó - menswear designer from Hungary

Gyula Szabó is a menswear fashion designer.
Hisoriginal qualification was electrician. He started makingclothes for himself in his twenties. A few years later, he changed his profession and became a garment industrial engineer.
He has worked as a pattern maker.

How to make a Christmas Tree by folding a napkin?
How-To

How to make a Christmas Tree by folding a napkin?

The New Year is here! And we offer you to keep the Christmas spirit for longer by making a decoration for your guests and family in a Christmas Tree shape and put it on your dinner table, during the whole January.
It's easy, fast and nice.
All you need is a square cloth napkin, a pin and a ribbon to decorate the top.

The Global Campaign for Wool was held in Milan
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The Global Campaign for Wool was held in Milan

Italy held its first Wool Week from 10 to 16 September 2013 in Milan.
There were celebrations supporting the global Campaign for Wool inspired by the 'Live naturally, choose wool' claim and promoting wool as a natural, biodegradable and renewable fibre.
One of the aims is to build a bridge between the textile community, fashion industry and consumers.

Fashion trends: Handbags for Fall-Winter 2013-2014
Fashion trends

Fashion trends: Handbags for Fall-Winter 2013-2014

Women handbags for cold season of 2013/14 are totally different in size, shape, material, texture and color. So, every lady will be able to find her own type of accessory, which is both modern and personal.
Let's take a look at some of the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 top trends...

Sandals fashion trends for Summer 2013
Fashion trends

Sandals fashion trends for Summer 2013

Sandals in summer 2013 will be influenced by the spirit of 60s and 70s. Galore of colors, prints, lace and floral patterns, fringe, metallic highlights and decorations! These are the key elements of fashionable summer 2013 sandals. And since combine comfort, practicality and charm, flat sandals are still the most preferred ones, because they guarantee to their owner cosiness during the long evening walks along the beach or through the public parks.

World's longest dress - splendor & glamour
World fashion

World's longest dress - splendor & glamour

British designer Henry Holland breaks Guinness world record, creating the world's longest dress. It's 15 m long, 480 m2 wide and adorned with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals. The long silk red-and-yellow polka dots dress was shown at a ceremony at the new Trinity Leeds shopping center in Leeds, England.

Fashion trends in prom dresses 2013: Glamour and chic
Fashion trends

Fashion trends in prom dresses 2013: Glamour and chic

Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet have inspired designers of prom dresses 2013 to offer so many beautiful and sophisticated dresses. Among the key fashion trends are ruffles, sparkle of sequins, sheer fabrics, chiffon and lace.

Take a look at some of the best designer models for your prom 2013.

How to make beautiful roses from autumn leaves
How-To

How to make beautiful roses from autumn leaves

If you love to create beautiful things, but do not have much time or resources, we propose an idea for a beautiful autumn decoration that is right for you. Why not decorate your home with a bouquet of roses made ​​from multicolored autumn leaves? It can be made in minutes, but will embellish your home or office for a long time.

Stella McCartney is launching a new eco lingerie line
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Stella McCartney is launching a new eco lingerie line

Stella McCartney is launching her first eco friendly lingerie line called "Stella" next month. It is designed with colorful day-to-day bras and underwear that are going to make women feel more comfortable, sexy and fashionable. "It has to fit, function and do its job", commented the British designer.

The line includes five different bra shapes, including a molded underwire, a plunge version and a strapless and seamless style. The colours are electric blue, python, pink and black. The lingerie will all be made from organic cotton and recycled metals.

The summer secrets of the pedicure. Ideas for 2012
Manicure

The summer secrets of the pedicure. Ideas for 2012

Summer 2012 is trapped in neon brilliance and amazing combinations of colors and shapes. This is also valid for the pedicure, which stands more than ever against the cut and sexy sandals. Do not hesitate to experiment with your favorite shades, all sorts of floral, graphic and ethnic patterns, stickers, crystals and even 3D decorations. The most recent trend is a different color or decoratation on each nail.

Manolo Blahnik designed shoes made from fish scale
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Manolo Blahnik designed shoes made from fish scale

World famous designer and luxury shoemaker Manolo Blahnik designed a new collection of eco-friendly shoes made from fish scale. The only artificial material is the cork. The collection is part of a collaboration with US-based eco-designer Marcia Patmos and will be included in the Spring-Summer 2012 runway show in New York.

The original shoes will be sold for $895 at Manolo Blahnik stores.

Eco-friendly sunglasses by Stella McCartney
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Eco-friendly sunglasses by Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney will launch a line of eco-friendly sunglasses made of more than 50 percent natural and renewable materials for Spring 2012.

"The greatest challenge was the amount of time that was spent on research and testing to get the best quality product possible with the highest performance in terms of resistance, while still maintaining the style and finish we always try to achieve," said McCartney.

Gucci is launching a limited eco sunglasses collection
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Gucci is launching a limited eco sunglasses collection

The Italian brand Gucci is launching a collection of eco sunglasses. The new glasses are made from an acetate high in natural materials, using less petro chemicals or a material made from castor seeds. And the both new materials look pretty similar to normal sunglasses material.

In this initiative Gucci is hand in hand with Safilo Group - the company which manufacturing sunglasses and optics for most famous brands like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent.

Target's Calypso St. Barth line for the home lookbook
Fashion for the home

Target's Calypso St. Barth line for the home lookbook

This Spring, Target's introducing its Calypso St. Barth's signature island-inspired aesthetic for the home. Full of vibrant colors and fun patterns, this line will become a real hit.

The collection brings destination-chic style to an assortment of home products in rich corals and blue hues on items like ceramic teapots, decorative pillows, melamine dinnerware, and glass tumblers.

Marks & Spencer launched first ever carbon neutral bra
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Marks & Spencer launched first ever carbon neutral bra

Marks & Spencer has launched the high street's first ever carbon neutral bra – part of the new Autograph Leaves lingerie collection.

The Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company has calculated and independently certified the footprint of the entire Autograph Leaves collection, which includes four styles of bra, three knickers and a set of suspenders.

Emma Watson unveiled her eco-friendly collection for Alberta Ferretti
World fashion

Emma Watson unveiled her eco-friendly collection for Alberta Ferretti

Design duo: Alberta Ferretti and Emma Watson have finally unveiled their eco-friendly fashion collaboration, Pure Threads. It features five Seventies-style pieces inspired by Miss Watson's fashion idol, actress Jane Birkin, and is made entirely from environmentally-friendly materials.

The Harry Potter star has designed for People Tree, modeled for Burberry and is current face of Lancome.

Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry announces partnership in musical preservation program
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Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry announces partnership in musical preservation program

In light of the three-year partnership between Gucci and The Recording Academy, the two partners have teamed up to help preserve one of the most important musical finds in recent years.

The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live is leading the effort in assessing a Muzak archive that was recently discovered in a warehouse in South Carolina.

Hand-made colorful eco jewelry by Boo and Boo Factory
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Hand-made colorful eco jewelry by Boo and Boo Factory

Christina Anton, student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, founder of Boo and Boo Factory hand-makes colorful geometric leather jewelry from recycled leather with a bit of a tribal feel.

It’s as though the Boo and Boo Factory took three of the most popular fads out there in the accessory industry and meshed them together to create a colorfully unique line that is appealing on so many levels.

H&M Conscious Collection – Lookbook
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H&M Conscious Collection – Lookbook

The new, H&M Conscious Collection, is made from enviromentally – adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® and recycled polyester. The line was inspired by different shades of white, one of the most important colors this Spring. The collection is divided in three lines - women, men and kids clothing.

Womenswear is inspired by an updated romantic style in which blouses, tunics and T-shirts with Broderie Anglaise are a key trend.

Luxury flamboyant Swarovski furniture collection from Bretz
Fashion for the home

Luxury flamboyant Swarovski furniture collection from Bretz

World-famous furniture brand "Bretz" created a unique living room furniture collection with inlaid Swarovski crystals.

The German brand is known for its splendor and avant-garde style.

Available in several glamorous colors, these flamboyant pieces are handmade and feature leather upholstery.

You want to be noticed by everyone on your prom day?
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You want to be noticed by everyone on your prom day?

If you want to be noticed by everyone at your prom, then you need only one of the designer hats and head decorations made by Irina Sardareva. With the unique designer hats, there is no way to remain unnoticed.

Irina Sardareva is the most famous hats designer in Bulgaria. In her House of hats situated near the Russian monument you will find a unique collection of head decorations and designer hats for your special day.

Lancome released new, eco friendly makeup collection for Spring/Summer 2011
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Lancome released new, eco friendly makeup collection for Spring/Summer 2011

The season Spring/Summer 2011 marked the triumphant return on the stage of the “retro style” trend: the collections of many designers are strongly influenced by the style o the 70s. Following that trend, the cosmetics giant Lancome released a limited edition seventies inspired lipstick, called “Lancome French Touch Absolu”. It is inspired by the icons of the 70s and the legendary Studio 54. The packaging looks like a glam disco ball and the main color juicy berry, which is universally flattering and wearable by everyone.

Example of eco-sustainable business model
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Example of eco-sustainable business model

Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in 2011: this is the green result that Benetton Group will achieve by introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers – 100% biodegradable and recyclable – in place of the plastic hangers usually used to display garments. The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany), will gradually replace their plastic predecessors throughout the worldwide network of Benetton stores.

Bridal dresses 2011 collection by Atelier Simon
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Bridal dresses 2011 collection by Atelier Simon

The bridal collection for 2011 of designer Gergana Simeonova is now ready and offers elegant and stylish vision of the future brides. The collection has been made in the spirit of the typical of Atelier SIMON femininity and sexiness.

The colors of the bridal collection are snow white and light cream, fading into champagne. Decorations of brooches made from Swarovski crystals complement the outfits.

Prom dresses 2011 collection by Style G atelier
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Prom dresses 2011 collection by Style G atelier

The new collection of studio Style G offers to the young ladies prom, evening and wedding dresses made from quality fabrics like chiffon, organza, silk, lace and more.

The dresses are decorated with Swarovski crystals, brooches, and flowers. We work with fabrics in all colors. The silhouette is straight and simple, with charming design and uniqueness of the model.

BELNOIR presents American prom dresses 2011 collection
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BELNOIR presents American prom dresses 2011 collection

You’re in love with a dress by Jovani?
You can’t stop watching your favorite model by Faviana?
That’s why we offer you the services of online boutique Belnoir, where you can find the collections of prom and formal dresses by some of the leading American fashion houses. In Belnoir boutique can be found models of Jovani, Faviana, Blush Prom, Scala, BG Haute, Allure, Night Moves and others.

History of trousers
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History of trousers

Today is difficult to imagine how in the past the trousers were considered as typically male garment, that is not appropriate for women. Modern trends offer wide selection of pants for both men and women’s wardrobe.

The story of trousers begins in Ancient East. After that, this type of clothing is used by some European tribes.

Emma Watson will work on a collection with Alberta Ferretti
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Emma Watson will work on a collection with Alberta Ferretti

The Harry Potter star, Emma Watson is working with Italian designer Alberta Ferretti on an organic clothing line. Ferretti became interested in working with Emma after seeing her work for Fair Trade’s People Tree line.

The duo have chosen as their muse 60s icon Jane Birkin, she of the namesake bag and classic androgynous style.

Eco-Friendly Bamboo Watch from Reveal
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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Watch from Reveal

This smart and elegant Reveal bamboo watch is handcrafted out of natural bamboo and is both a fashionable and environmental watch in one.

Bamboo is ultra durable, it's got none of that strange BPA and phthalate stuff in plastic, it's naturally great looking (no paint needed), and it's the fastest growing woody plant on earth, eager to help eat up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us humans.

Eco-friendly custom jewelry by Donna Distefano
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Eco-friendly custom jewelry by Donna Distefano

Donna Distefano's jewelry line features gorgeous gems created without unnecessary environmental destruction and without human rights violations.

The Fair Trade-certified pieces are custom-made and hand-wrought in the New York studio of the company with eco-friendly refining, substance purification, and recycled metals.

Online shopping for beautiful vintage items at Etsy
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Online shopping for beautiful vintage items at Etsy

Etsy is a social commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys.

Many individuals also sell craft supplies like beads, wire, jewelry making tools and much more. The vintage items on the site have only one rule to follow: they must be 20 years or older.

American designer makes а new dress each day for $1
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American designer makes а new dress each day for $1

365 days. 365 outfits. 365 dollars.

Young American designer, inspired by the movie "Julie & Julia" in which a woman tries on a new dish every day, decided to launch her own fashion project. Its initial period is one year during which the designer Marissa Lynch will stop doing traditional clothing shopping and will wear only made by her clothes.

Bulgarian textile, clothing and fashion industry - present, future and opportunities
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Bulgarian textile, clothing and fashion industry - present, future and opportunities

Textile and apparel industry in Bulgaria is the second most important industry (after tourism) for the country’s economy. This industry includes around 3000 small and medium companies, which employ approximately 170 000 people. According to some research, in 2009 the occupied in the production of clothes in Bulgaria are specialized mainly in the creation of lady’s store clothes – trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, top garment...

Beyonce and Tina launch new fashion line
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Beyonce and Tina launch new fashion line

Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles, partners in the House of Deréon fashion line, are getting into the home décor business.

Knowles family's brands, "House of Deréon" and "Deréon" have expanded into bedding through a license with Arrow Home Fashions, which would also handle the distribution.

Julia Jurevich will walk on the stage side by side with models of Victoria's Secret
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Julia Jurevich will walk on the stage side by side with models of Victoria's Secret

Julia Jurevich came to Geneva to present Bulgaria at the Eco Chic forum – a world fashion exhibition. 48 fashion designers will take part in this forum. Among them will be the famous designers Rick Owens and Diane von Furstenberg.

Forum producers invited Julia because they were impressed by her photossesion where she has presented a special dress made by Evgeni Petkov. The last one is the only Bulgarian representative at this exhibition.

Christmas manicure
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Christmas manicure

If nails are your passion, we offer you several ideas for original Christmas manicure.

The original nail designs contain the symbols of Christmas - Santa Claus, Reindeer, Christmas tree, Christmas Wreath, Christmas decorations etc.

The manicure on the photos is hand painted by Janet Riffe.

Burberry turned barbed wire in a stylish piece of jewelry
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Burberry turned barbed wire in a stylish piece of jewelry

Burberry turned the barbed wire in a stylish jewelery and watches.

The new collection of the British brand included series of watches and a bracelet, which reminds a simple barbed wire, but ... made of gold.

Decorative studs on the bracelet are far less dangerous than the ordinary spiked barbed wire. They make the accessories unique.

The price of each one of them is around 475 pounds.

Christal 42mm Automatic Watch by Dior
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Christal 42mm Automatic Watch by Dior

Dior lovers can enjoy the new Christal watch.

The Christal 42mm Automatic by Dior is designed to be modern with an "Art deco" vibe yet sporty at the same time and it is crawling with jewels. The bracelet has black sapphires or you can get the other version that has a total of 190 diamonds that equates to 1.47 carats.

The dial is made of black lacquer and there are Arabic numerals with markers in between and the sapphire crystal caseback window reveals the Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.

Flower decorations from Hanami
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Flower decorations from Hanami

Designers from the New York's brand Hanami make unique decorations from real flowers.

Design from nature! And we help a little. Hanami made a new collection pendants, brooches, and earrings from orchid, roses and leaves in different colours.

The designers have selected the most beautiful leaves, dehydrated and covered them with several coats transparent resin.

Tarred covering allows leaves to keep their natural forms and to shine in the sun. Nature makeс every leaf unique and that's why every adornment looks unique.

Organic Cotton Bio T-Shirts – Soft And Comfortable
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Organic Cotton Bio T-Shirts – Soft And Comfortable

On the 8th edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria - "Fashion Evenings" that was held on 13th and 14th of June 2009 in Grand Hotel Varna in "Sv. Konstantin I Elena" resort SoledoArts presented bio t-shirts made from organic cotton of "Earth Positive".

Bio-cotton is grown without chemicals with gathered rain water. Harmful chemicals are also not used during the manufacturing and treatment of the organic cotton and the ecologically clean products are of a higher quality.

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin Racing set off to conquer new records
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Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin Racing set off to conquer new records

The AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing commemorates the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin’s prodigious victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race

On June 13th and 14th, the 2009 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours is bound to thrill both motor sports enthusiasts and fine watchmaking devotees. Half a century after the extraordinary feat accomplished by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, who had snatched a complete victory at the wheel of the incredible DBRI, Aston Martin will once again be on the starting line of the legendary endurance race.

Specialized Exhibition of Apparel, Textile, Footwear, Leather Goods and Accessories
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Specialized Exhibition of Apparel, Textile, Footwear, Leather Goods and Accessories

International Fair Plovdiv organizes in Plovdiv, in partnership with the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters – BAATPE, the spring edition of the largest business initiative in the field of textile and apparel named BGate Spring.

The exhibition is expected to be the venue where Bulgarian manufacturers can meet their colleagues and partners active on the domestic and international markets. Its aim is to create a suitable business environment for exchanging contacts, strengthening the existing relationships and establishing new co-operations.

Colorful ideas for the wedding dress
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Colorful ideas for the wedding dress

Spring is the season of weddings. The weather is warm and kind. In the air hovers love and high mood. Wedding dresses continue to inspire from romance of the feast. Some designers take a look back to 20's of the last century. We propose you the accents of this spring actual fashion trends.

Embroidery with floral elements

It is modern the contrast of white dress and decoration of textile flowers. Three colored threads are weaven into flowers - burgundy, black, sailor's blue or dark green.

5-th International Gifts Exhibition
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5-th International Gifts Exhibition

The 5-th International b2b Gift Exhibition REGALO will take place on 12 – 14 March, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The success of the previous editions definitely showed that the recently established gift market in Bulgaria is quickly developing and expanding. A lot of gift shops are still appearing in order to meet the growing demand for all sorts of gift items for any occasion, from business and luxury to original and amusing ones.

The total consumption of gifts, decorative articles, jewelry, household articles, toys, sports, camping goods and stationery in 2007 in Bulgaria amounted to ? 364 million and is continuing to grow steadily. This process is highly favored by the EU membership of the country and the whole economic growth in the Region.

Beautiful Snow-whites entertained the guests at the Christmas Fashion show in the Central Department Store TZUM
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Beautiful Snow-whites entertained the guests at the Christmas Fashion show in the Central Department Store TZUM

Irra, Deso from the group D2, Niki Iliev and 20 models from Xground entertained the guests at the Christmas Fashion Show in the biggest Central Department store in Sofia on 19 December.

Friends, partners and clients of the store enjoyed the Christmas surprises around the Christmas tree in the first floor of the building. The guests of the party participated in a tombola and received many awards. Photo sessions were also organised, presenting clothes with the brand names of the leading companies, being sold in the store - Tom Tailor, Puma, Tiffany, 7 Seconds, Etere, Nemo, Motor Jeans,

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