Swimwear has traditionally been made from synthetic materials such as conventional nylon, polyester, and spandex that are essentially plastic and don’t break down in a hurry. However, in the last decade, designers and manufacturers have started focusing on making more environmentally and ethically sound decisions in the bathing suit arena. Here are some tips you can follow for buying and using eco swimwear this summer and beyond.
Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.
After three years of searching for the perfect fabric, it is presented to you the finest, most versatile product yet - The Evolution Pant. A highly-functional pair of pants designed to be the only pants you need for travel, outdoors and everyday. Built with a unique stretch nylon Supplex® fabric, The Evolution Pant is stronger, softer, stain-proof and packed full of travel features to allow you to do more with less!
The development of Brunello fabrics involves a huge variety of yarns: silk, cupro, viscose, acetate, cotton, wool, elastan, nylon, polyester and new fibres, some of which are spun specifically for us. Over and above classic compact cloths and dobbies, creative fantasy versions range from traditional jacquard to piazzato fabrics, free patterns, checks, pin-stripes, conventional and ink jet prints and cloth or yarn dyed. This is combined with our accurate finishing techniques and allows Brunello the prestigious Marks & Spencer accreditation, which has been met for many years. This mix of innovation and creativity ensures that Brunello fabrics are original and unique.
For LOU DALTON, Spring/Summer 2016 is about defining the essentials of a man’s wardrobe: the lightweight blazer; the Harrington jacket; the striped knit; the utilitarian shirt; the tailored cargo pant. These are pieces that carry their heritage with them, from the origins and traditions of tailoring and functionality – the backbone of LOU DALTON - to the dress codes of the Casuals and the late 80s/early 90s rave scene.
From a very young age, we have been intrigued by the notion of a voyage, of traveling and the exploration of the deserted. When creating this collection for Summer 2016, we think of the man who makes these roving forays across uncharted lands. We imagine his strong, experienced, utilitarian and purposeful silhouette. We consider his practicality and resourcefulness.
Spring/Summer 2016: GruppoCinque presents a new identity and two collections, Gruppocinque and Swing
The Como-area textile company, a leader in manufacturing high-quality, yarn-dyed, plain, and jacquard-patterned woven textiles that are 100% Made in Italy and endowed with a strong fashion content, is presenting a whole new identity at the upcoming textiles trade shows, with fabrics that hold plenty of surprises in store. A S/S 2016 collection that shifts the boundaries of quality and creativity to even higher levels, offering a new textile “alchemy” that expresses the company’s heart as it fuses together emotions, designs, and colours on the one hand, and innovation, responsibility, and technical and contemporary aesthetics on the other.
Last Friday, 12 April, New Zealand brand Zambesi presented its Spring-Summer 2013/2014 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney, Australia. This was the most elegant Zambesi's collection for some time now. Key words were minimalism and pragmatic clean lines.
THE ARCHITECT – A style somewhere between classic and casual to reflect his attention to details and quality, not forgetting functionality and comfort. He’s ready to face the day’s events, dressed in brown shades ranging from chocolate to hazelnut and beige. Grey shades are combined with azure, dark blue and plum.
Fabrics include wool in the form of medium-weight cloth for long and three-quarter-length jackets, lightweight for suits or trousers in the English style, wide-ribbed corduroy especially for jackets, yarn-dyed cotton for all kinds of striped shirts or others in micro checks.
Gabardine and cotton tricotine are stretchy to make trousers more comfortable, as is moleskin.
Cotton jersey is teaselled or treated to give it a warm hand, while nylon is used for jersey-lined trench coats and long jackets.