The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience, announced EURATEX.
AEI Téxtils, the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster, has participated in the European Cluster Conference 2020. The conference was held on November 10th and 11th and was organized by the European Cluster Collaboration platform (ECCP), the European Commission and the German Presidency of the European Union.
The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference brought together more than 900 stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to discuss and share current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development and interregional cooperation, and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. Silvia Kabaivanova, Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association and editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network, made a speech about How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector.
First virtual European Cluster Conference 2020 discussing priorities for cluster policies and developments
The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference has started today, 10 November 2020 and it will continue on 11 November 2020. The conference is organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.
This week the European Commission announced the Finalists for the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition around the topic of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion.
German kick-off for the European fashion and shoe industry in the end of August. Gallery FASHION and Gallery SHOES, together with their accompanying five-day SHOWROOM CONCEPT coinciding with Supreme Düsseldorf from 28 August 2020, will be offering the first opportunity for the sector to get together in Germany from 30 August until 1 September 2020.
Fashion brands, producers and retailers in key consumer markets across Europe and North America are fighting for survival. Stores are closed, sales have slumped, inventories are mounting, staff are being laid off or furloughed, executives are taking pay cuts, dividends have been suspended, and companies are taking steps to shore up their liquidity. For many, the response has also been to abandon or scale-back orders, and delay – or even cancel – payments to vendors. The knock-on consequences are factory closures and the dismissal of millions of workers in some of the poorest countries in the world.
The European textiles and clothing sector needs urgent support in order to remain a strategic pillar of the European economy, wrote Euratex.
Prysm Media Group, organisers of the White Label World Expo, has been closely monitoring updates and advice regarding the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. They have come to the difficult decision of postponing the White Label World Expo Europe in Frankfurt, Germany until the 21 & 22 October 2020.
Thanks to its renown expertise, premium collaborations with some of the most influential fashion brands and an array of international awards, Jersey manufacturer TINTEX has established itself as a global leader in smart innovation. The commitment to support brands in creating responsible collections is interwoven into his motto Naturally Advanced.
Gallery SHOES is a must-attend industry event for the European shoe industry in Dusseldorf. The fair is taking place from 8-10 March 2020 and will present approximately 600 international brands by around 400 exhibitors, new lounges, a catwalk area with fashion shows and media events in one place.
How to win a scholarship in Fashion, Design, Visual Communication or Management for 2020/2021 at IED Barcelona
If you want to start your professional future in an international environment and show your talent and creativity, you cat participate in the Scholarship Contest 2020, organized by the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED Barcelona. The contest is open for students from all over the world - under 26 years old.
The White Label World Expo is now just two days away! Taking place on the 27th & 28th of November at the ExCeL London it is set to be the white label and eCommerce event of the year! Alongside the unrivaled educational features you will be able to network with industry leading exhibitors including Hermes, Riot Labs, and the Department for International Trade. We also recommend you to visit stant 1478 of the Bulgarian Fashion Association, where you can source clothing and accessories Made in Europe by Bulgarian producers.
So you listened to various online reviews and chose to get a terry cloth spa robe for its fluffy soft and thick texture only to feel brokenhearted in the end because it only took a few washes to degrade its look and quality. The question is, did you follow the proper spa robe washing tips?
With stable results, the 33rd edition of CPM – Collection Premiere Moscow drew to a successful close on 6 September 2019. Around 1,300 brands from 30 countries exhibited their collections for the spring/summer 2020 season in 16 halls of the Expocentre exhibition grounds. As always, CPM attracted a highly professional audience of buyers and experts to Moscow: around 21,300 professional visitors from 50 countries with a focus on Europe and South Asia.
The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) together with Detox - CID and Greenpeace Italia will present five eco-friendly collections during Pitti Immagine Uomo 96. Following the launch of The Time is Now! in January 2019, the project has reached the final phase: the collections will be presented on Tuesday 11 June in the Corte-Courtyard areas of the Palazzina Reale in Florence.
Win one of the 28 scholarships for Master and Postgraduate Courses in Design and Fashion 2019/2020 at IED Barcelona
Start your professional future in an international environment! Show your talent and creativity. Tell us how you can contribute to improving the future. The Istituto Europeo di Design - IED Barcelona invites students from all over the world to participate in the Scholarship Contest 2019.
Milan is no longer just the capital of economy and business. In fact, in recent years, Milan has built a solid reputation in the training sector. It is no longer news that the Polytechnic, Bocconi and State Universities are among the most prestigious in Europe, but the number of Italian and international professionals who choose Milan to attend postgraduate and masters courses increases year after year.
IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) Barcelona invites students and young professionals to participate in a "Creactivate" contest and show their creativity and talent. IED Barcelona offers twenty three international scholarships for Masters and Postgraduate Courses...
The global men's fashion supply chain is driven by large brands which dictate styles, materials and prices. Traditional contract manufacturing for these brands operates under price-based competition. In order to break out of this dead end, Richmart, the most modern made-to-measure men's suits factory in Eastern Europe, decided to reconfigure its entire supply chain. The managers undertook a detailed Thinking Process analysis of the supply chain, based on the principles of the Theory of Constraints and decided to move towards a win-win partnership between all parties involved from the wool through fabric, machinery and equipment to sewing factories and fashion consultants to the consumer. The Sales Director of Men's Fashion Group Dean Manev and Martina Martini (Art Director) made a presentation about Made To Measure and Made To Order services during the International TOCICO conference in Berlin, Germany on 19 July.
From 40s to 80s Mr Luciano maintained his trade specialized in fabrics mainly from the Biella area with MANIFATTURA L. ZANONE but, in 1975, he also founded his own small production of fabrics calling the new company LANIFICIO SUBALPINO
Beam me up, Scotty: a large amount of material has to be transported for a journey into space – and technical textiles account for a large proportion of them. Examples of the parts and products in which they are to be found will be on show at the ‘Living in Space’ exhibition during this year’s Techtextil und Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017), which has been organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Richmart factory is equipped with the latest technology in the sewing industry. It has CAD-CAM systems of Lectra, 22 cutters /automatic robots/, special working places of Durkopp and Pfaff in the sewing department, ironing from Brisay, production line for trousers with automats Durkopp and Baisler as well as Eaton system, four production lines Brisay for finishing.
At the start of Berlin Fashion Week, seven promising young designers were awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, valued at EUR 200,000 in total, were presented in front of 250 guests on Monday evening by the non-profit organization SDBI –Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation). The ceremony took place in the impressive halls of Berlin’s Neues Museum, part of the Museum Island UNESCO World Heritage Site.
CEMATEX (Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles / The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is an organisation comprising 9 national European textile machinery associations in the free market economy.
Schulung 04.02.2016 (kostenlos) von 11:00 bis 17:30h. in World Fashion Centre Amsterdam. Wie macht man Business - Mode? Seien Sie ein Modeberater / Seien Sie ein Agent
Interview with Martin Yordanov - business consultant and owner of the most modern factory for men's suits in Europe - Richmart.
You can earn an additional income up to 120 000 euro per year without any investment. Richmart offers this great opportunity and an additional business for more than 1000 people working and studying in Western Europe, USA and Russia.
Made-to-measure is already a necessity to every menswear brand as it provides a whole new experience to the men with style, giving them what they want. Most brands still offer made-to-measure at a higher price than ready-to-wear. However there is one European brand whose mission is to offer well-made suits at an affordable price...
RICHMART offers additional business for more than 1 000 people working and studying in the USA and West Europe. Become Richmart's partner - agent, distributor or promoter of men's suits or create your own business - a made-to-mesure atelier for men's suits (franchising system).
It is not a secret that sedentary lifestyle is extremely harmful to humans - not only for their bodies but also for the emotional and mental health. Researches show that sitting at your desk all day long, increases mortality with 20% in males and 40% in females and every year 500,000 Europeans and 1.9 million people worldwide die from sedentary.
US giant Forever 21, which currently operates 720 stores worldwide and plans another 100 for this year, consider downsizing some of its mega stores, including a 90,000sq ft site in Times Square, NYC, and a 127,000 site in Las Vegas.
Tsvetomir Petkov is a young Bulgarian designer, Fashion design student at the National Academy of Arts. He is born in Troyan, lives in Sofia and is currently in Ruse, where he works on the Richmart Vintage project.
'We launched the European Fashion Award FASH competition in 2005, and expanded it to a global level in 2011 thanks to its popularity. In 2008, the foundation's charitable work was honored by the German government and business initiative 'Germany - Land of Ideas'.
Among the most popular ladies from the world of show business, who like and wear clothes with Eastern folklore embroideries are: Super model Kate Moss, actresses Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Camilla Belle, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and singer Adele. And among gentlemen - movie legend Jackie Chan.
The forum brought together experts from the academic, business and design communities in the fashion industry. Fourteen Winners of Golden Needle by the Academy of Fashion, fashion design students from four Bulgarian universities and Bulgarian designers, who have presented their work on world fashion stages, took part in the fashion show. The accent of the event was the presentation of contemporary clothing with references to Bulgarian folklore.
MEN'S FASHION CLUSTER would like to invite you to an international press conference with the subject: Development of the fashion industry in Europe. MTO (Made To Order) & MTM (Made To Measure) - The new fashion formula. The press conference will take place on June 17th, 2015 from 6 pm with the participation of fashion specialists and consultants from more than 20 countries.
The XX edition of the Italian Textiles Trade Show Milano Unica will be held February 4-6, 2015. Over 425 manufacturers, dealers, importer retailers and distributors will exhibit their products in the show.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
'In my opinion, Canada has been the perfect incubator for my brand to grow and to figure out what works and what doesn't, and to get to a point where it's strong and then: 'What next?' I think for me, it's Europe for many reasons. I think that's a natural evolution for a Canadian designer to take', said Christopher Bates to CTV News Canada.
The Italian Textiles Trade Show is showcasing the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 textile collections and accessories with the participation of 410 exhibitors, of which 74 from other European countries.
Dean Manev is the Trade Director of the Men’s Fashion Cluster, organizer of the Men’s Style project. The project offers support to fashion designers for developing their men’s suits brand. The cluster works in collaboration with one of the biggest factories for production of men’s suits in Europe - Richmart.
For those who want to study fashion design in Europe we created a list of 30 of the best schools in Europe, where you can receive quality Fashion design education (ordered alphabetically by the name of the countries).
The report 'Stitched Up' (by Clean Clothes Campaign) reveals that worker exploitation, poverty wages, forced overtime and life-threatening conditions are spread not only in Asia but in Europe as well and that is an endemic in the global garment industry.
Talulah was founded in 2005 and since then it has grown into one of Australia's leading fashion brands with its party dresses, chic separates and contemporary swimwear.
In 2014 Talulah returned to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia for a fourth consecutive year with Spring-Summer 2015 swimwear collection.
Richmart fashion house presents its wide range of ready-to-wear and made-to-measure men's suits to the graduates and invites them to make their prom night special by choosing a really well-fitting and elegant garment.
There is another great opportunity for all boys and girls who are going to study for higher education in Europe - the company offers partnership to those of them, who would like to have additional income, financial independence and own business.
Youth unemployment is at critical levels - in the EU 23.3 percent (5.5 million) of those under the age of 25 are jobless, according to EU figures.
The European Union is preparing a 6-billion-euro ($8-billion) package to address the problem. The money will be used to help young people find jobs or vocational training. There are several ways the money can be spent to fight youth unemployment. But what I believe will be the best option is to support entrepreneurship among the unemployed young people.
St.Tropez, the iconic and leading global self-tan brand today announces the appointment of Kate Moss as the new face and body of the brand. The world’s most famous fashion and beauty icon brings her unique edge and personality to the brand’s first-ever global advertising campaign. Kate says of her new signing: ‘I’m so excited to be working with St.Tropez. I’ve been using the products since they started and it’s a really trustworthy, cool brand. I always feel more confident with a St.Tropez tan!’
Copenhagen fashion week took place from 8 to 12 August and showed models for Spring 2013.
We have made a selection of what we liked from the presented collections.
Sports-inspired and wearable styles took centre stage at the fashion week, but still remained utterly cool and cutting edge. Womenswear and menswear brands used drawstring waists, elasticated cuffs and varsity jackets for Spring 13.
The pop star Rihanna is already a real business lady. The singer is about to conquer the perfume industry.
After her first fragrance “Reb’l Fleur” was sold very well on the market, the second scent "Rebelle" is the fastest-selling celebrity perfume in the UK. Since being released in February the fragrance has sold over 2 million bottles and is expected to sell a record-breaking 4 million by the end of the year.
Halle Berry created her own line of fashionable women's shoes in partnership with the popular German retailer Deichmann Shoes. The line is called "5th Avenue by Halle Berry" and is designed to fit the lifestyles and budgets of busy mothers like herself.
"Women have always loved shoes. It's like if your hair is not right and your shoes are not right, the woman is not right. If both of them are right, you're pretty much OK," Berry said in a statement report.
Hotel Saint George Palace in St. Vlas, Bulgaria was a center of the beautiful European event - the contest Mrs. European Union 2011.
The 30-year old Olena Koch from Germany is the new Mrs. European Union. She was crowned by Elena Karakoleva, last year winner. Elena was dressed in a black dress from the brand Enzoani for Celebrities 2012. The dress is made from 35 meters natural silk with laser-cut elements, hand embroidered flowers and Swarovski crystals. The outfit was given to Elena from the director of the company Dick van Zutphen, partner of Bridal Fashion.
Europe Future Fashion 2011 presented designers from Croatia and other world fashion brands as French, Swedish, from Kosovo, Romania
On Friday, 8 July, was opened the 2011 edition of Europe Future Fashion. The nice atmosphere of hotel Le Meridien Lav gathered fashion experts and people from Split, who wanted to feel the fashion atmosphere. During the first evening famous designers from Croatia, France, Sweden Romania and Kosovo presented their new collections. The show was opened with ballet dances and the collection of Omnia Mei.
During the second evening their collections presented Edor Paris from France, Anemarie O, Mihaela Cirlugea, Maria Hera, Ana Čurić i David Priol.
In the period 8th - 10th July in Split, Croatia will take place the fashion shows Europe Future Fashion 2011, which will present designers from 4 continents.
Defiles, many exclusivity during the hottest touristic season on Croatian Riviera. This year Europe Future Fashion Academy offers an innovative concept: conferences, media/investors exposure, sale, in the most prestigious marketing University in Dalmatia.
On September 17 in Europe Hall of the city theatre in Rousse, fashion house Modis presented its collection for Fall/Winter 2010/2011 with designers Valery Gidenov and Drina Pashova. The fashion show was stylish and professional, without a host pouring unnecessary superlatives, and the guests convinced themselves of the quality and originality of the clothes.
Over a hundred pieces of clothing were presented at the fashion show. The clothes were only in black, white, gray and “ashes of roses” colors and the variety of patterns and fabrics impressed the audience, that showed its approval with applause.
The 9th International fashion fair for professionals in Bulgaria, BGate, will take place on September 16 - 18, 2010 in Inter Expo & Congress Center, Sofia.
This business-to-business specialized international exposition will present the professionals in fashion and producers of clothing and textile, designers and dealers, retailers, distributors and media from Bulgaria, Europe and the Balkans. They will participate in the event, invited by Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters (BAATPE).
H&M and Zara are launching newer websites in September with real e-commerce ventures.
Zara has announced that it will unveil its new online store on September 2 in UK, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
From 2011, it will be expanded to the United States, Japan and South Korea. Zara already prepare the ground with its Facebook page, launched last year with 4.4 million fans to this day.
Lviv Fashion Week is one of the leading international designer showcases in Eastern Europe. It offers a high-quality ground for fashionable defiles and runway shows. Format of Lviv Fashion Week is based on prêt-à-porter and prêt-à-porter de luxe collections. Designers present seasonable collections in multiple daily runway shows and exhibition showrooms. Fashion shows are accompanied by art, photo and jewellery exhibitions. More than 3500 people visit Lviv Fashion Week during each day.
Karl Lagerfeld presented in St. Tropez his new cruise collection for Chanel on a fashion show yesterday, to a crowd including Vanessa Paradis, Anna Mouglalis, Diane Kruger, Georgia May Jagger, Leigh Lezark and Andre Leon Talley.
This time the legendary fashion brand, known for its elegant and classic clothes, surprised everyone with an atypical collection for 2010-2011. The models were casual, designed for lovers of hot days and sea cruises.
The winner in the contest Model of Bulgaria 2010 Lachezara Kuncheva become the face of hit Bulgarian shoes ADI - Lady's Shoes , which already conquered the European markets. The beautiful lady shoot a stylish photo session for the new spring-summer collection of ladies shoes.
The attractive photo session was made by team of proven professionals led by Tsenko Dimitrov – photographer and fashion stylist Tanya Beykova. The haircut of Lachezara was made by the hairdresser of the BTV-show “Moderno” – Lachezar Yovov, makeup – by Daniela Garabedyan and graphic design – Studio UXP.
2002-2006 was a period of intensive development of the sewing industry in Bulgaria in relation to investments in modern technological equipment. The number of the people employed in the industry are correspondingly - Bulgaria /170 000/ and Romania /280 000/. In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania entered the European Union and the customs tariffs were removed. In 2010 the present business situation requires short production series, high quality, competitive prices, and fast delivery terms.
RICHMART INNOVATION – the aim of the congress is to bring together Western Europe and the confection and fashion industry of the Balkans. It is also an opportunity for designers – the people without whom fashion creation would be impossible.
Marko Mitanovski will present his collection at Europe Future Fashion in Split, Croatia. The fashion forum will take place from 4 to 6th June, aiming to become one of the most representative fashion events in the South East Europe.
We present you photos from London Fashion Week, where Marko Mitanovski's Spring/Summer 2010 collection was shown as a part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s ‘One to Watch’ show.
Europe Future Fashion will be organized in Split, from 4 to 6 June 2010 aiming become one of the most representative fashion events in the South East Europe.
The goal is to organize, centralize and modernize the European runway shows, and provide a platform for the designers to present their collections to worldwide media and buyers. Affirming status of the city, global status as a major fashion force, European Future Fashion, attracts several thousand buyers, retailers and members of the national and international press from around the world once a year.
Beyoncé was the major winner of the night, walking away with a total of three trophies – for Best Female, Best Song ("Halo") and Best Video with her ubiquitous instant classic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)".
She also electrified with her upbeat performance of "Sweet Dreams", while her hubby Jay-Z took us all into an "Empire State of Mind" and won the award for Best Urban.
The show opened with an electrifying number from Green Day, who was also the winner for Best Rock, and was followed by Katy Perry’s irreverent mash-up of the five Best Song contenders.
Young designers from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East between 18 and
32 years of age are invited to take part. Take your chance to show your collection
to a large international audience!
The competition encourages and supports young designers at the outset of their careers to establish themselves and to exchange ideas with their counterparts from other countries.
In 2008 the first createurope: THE FASHION DESIGN AWARD took place. In this first year it already achieved great success, with over 1000 entrants, a jury of prominent figures from the fashion world and a catwalk show for the finalists in Berlin in October 2008.
Five of the most wanted Bulgarian women defiled with dresses, inspired by the five-star AVON cosmetics
Five of the most wanted Bulgarian women awarded with the prize "Miss" have presented the unique collection of AvonStyle. The collection was dedicated to the newest five-star Avon cosmetics.
The winners of Miss Bulgaria, Miss Universe and Miss Europe who took part at the fashion show were: Tanya Karabelova, Rositsa Ivanova and Yulia Yurevich. They presented 15 dresses of young Bulgarian designers. The young talented designers were chosen among all the participants in a competition of "AvonStyle Academy". Their unique models were inspired by the moto of the most luxurious Avon cosmetics "The real woman beauty is hidden in her individual style".
Collection ATLANTIS – this is a way of life for the contemporary man, in all seasons, in every moment during the day.
Collection KEYONE – the real top of the dressing! Collection TARGET – the fashion in advertising!
Atlantis, Keyone accessories. The production of the Italian company MASTER ITALIA is already presented on our market as well after the lightning recognition, which it received at the biggest trade exhibitions in Europe.
The shop SchuhK!ds offers a special selection of high quality shoes for children. SchuhK!ds gathered the best from the european market for baby's and children's shoes in TZUM, on the 3rd floor.
The shop was opened on the 4th September with a gaily coloured show for the kids that like to have fun and with special presents for their parents.