Support for female garment workers is crucial
Female garment factory workers are among those hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. That's why new initiatives to close the gender gap are a step in the right direction, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GlobalData warns that new immigration laws could slow UK garment sector growth
From January next year, low-skilled workers from the EU will be denied visas under new post-Brexit immigration plans. The UK Home Office says its new points-based immigration system, effective 1 January 2021, is aimed at attracting the "brightest and the best" from around the world.
The professionals from the textile industry will meet at the exhibition TMT Expo in Bulgaria
For the second consecutive year the representatives of the textile sector will gather in Bulgaria. From 25 to 27 September, the second edition of the exhibition TMT Expo will take place at the International Expo Center in Sofia. The Forum will build an ecosystem to present trends in materials, machinery and technology in the textile industry, building professional contacts and sustainable business.
h+h cologne: Emotions as the route to success
With over 400 exhibitors, h+h cologne will be offering the largest selection of textile handicrafts in the world from 29 to 31 March 2019. Not only current products and trends from the sections sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and crafting await the trade visitors from all over the globe.
VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: The industry is recording very good revenues
"Sales in the Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 11.4 percent in real terms in the months from January to August 2018 compared with the previous year," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at the industry meeting and general meeting of the trade association in Munich. Similarly, exports by the sector, which brings together manufacturers of sewing and garment technology, shoe and leather technology as well as laundry and dry-cleaning technology, increased by 6.2 percent in 2017 from 1.049 billion euros (2016) to 1.114 billion euros (2017). "Although times are still economically successful, many external components, such as Brexit or the trade policy of the US President, are nevertheless bringing considerable unrest to the markets," said G?nter Veit, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
Strong Demonstration of a future-oriented textile community at Munich Fabric Start
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
Avant-garde fashion collections created by students - part of the program of "TexTailorExpo 2018"
Vocational high schools, specializing in the fashion industry, will also be presented with booths. This will enable direct contacts between their alumni and textile and clothing manufacturers. The initiative aims to offer solutions to one of the main problems in the industry - the shortage of staff.
Hand sewing for couture and bespoke fashion short course
If you are looking for work in couture fashion, bridal-wear, millinery, bespoke tailoring or theatre costume production, perfect hand sewing skills are essential.Starting with a simple running stitch and working on a series of projects designed to help students perfect their skills and build up speed, this beginners course will focus on creating a reference book of hand sewn samples to add to a portfolio of work.
Announcing the World's First Robotically-Sewn Garment
Sewbo’s technology will allow manufacturers to create higher-quality clothing at lower costs. It will shorten supply chains and lessen the long lead times that hamper the fashion and apparel industries, helping to reduce the complexity of today’s intricate global supply network.
Bunka Fashion College - study in Japan
Bunka Fashion College covers all the fields of the fashion industry. Bunka Fashion College was founded in 1923 as the first dressmaking school in Japan. Since then, Bunka has had a significant role in fashion education in Japan. Its original, specialized and practical curriculum adapts to the changes in a diversified industry, and it continues to cultivate fashion professionals who can easily adapt to the modern fashion industry.
YKK launch The Excella Fin Zipper
YKK’s latest creation, the Excella® Fin zipper, part of the revered Excella® range, introduces an innovative finguard structure of the zipper extends the teeth to the tape, to protect it from friction and rip. The zipper is enhanced with an improved dynamic shape and multifunctional purpose. The newly designed teeth are a size 75, adding crucial support to top quality, ideal for use within all garments, shoes, accessories and luggage.
Smart assembly using ultrasonic for the first time at Munich Fabric Start
Assembly by ultrasonic is a modern future-oriented and economical alternative to sewing. PFAFF Industrial has been dealing with this technology for more than 25 years.
Made To Measure and Made To Order - The New Fashion Formula - From Sheep to Suit
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.
Smart Assembly using ultrasonic technology
Intelligent textiles of any kind have to be assembled during the final production step. This means that the individual components have to be combined into a final product (e. g. a piece of clothing) using a joining technology. Here traditionally a sewing machine is used. Usually intelligent textiles (in leisure, sports outdoor, protective clothing) are also technical textiles; in this case assembly by ultrasonic is a modern future-oriented and economical alternative to sewing. PFAFF Industrial has been dealing with this technology for more than 25 years.
Study Menswear in Fashion Institute of Technology
To succeed in menswear—one of fashion's fastest-growing fields—you need to understand every phase, from concept and design to production and delivery. FIT's Menswear program immerses you in the industry, in a way that's possible only in New York City.
Techtextil and Texprocess 2017: Visitor and exhibitor records
“Although we had extra personnel on our exhibition stand, visitors still had to queue on occasions. For us, the fair was fantastic”, said Dr Jan Zimmermann of Techtextil exhibitor Forster Rohner from Switzerland. Many of the 1,789 exhibitors of Techtextil and Texprocess had similar experiences. Over 47,500 visitors (an increase of around 14 percent, 2015: 41,826) from 114 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 9 to 12 May, to discover the most innovative products in the field of technical textiles and the latest processing technologies.
Texprocess Innovation Award 2017 goes to four outstanding textile processing products
The Texprocess Innovation Awards were presented during today’s official opening ceremony of Texprocess 2017. Altogether, the expert jury chose four products for an award. They include a new technology for dyeing yarns and a digitalised sewing machine that is set up via a touchscreen or app.
Texprocess opens with increased exhibitor numbers once again
With 312 exhibitors from 36 countries (2015: 273 from 33 countries) and a growth rate of 14 %, Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017) launches its biggest event ever. Held in parallel to Techtextil, Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials in Frankfurt am Main, will showcase, for the fourth time, all the stages of the value creation train in the textile industry, including design technologies, IT, the various processes and procedures for cutting, sewing, seaming, embroidering and knitting, as well as technologies for finishing, textile printing and logistics. And Texprocess will be offering additional stimulus for the sector with the first ever Digital Textile Micro Factory.
Jacket Back Finish Pressing Machine
Especially developed for the garment industry, our patented heating system saves energy costs up to 30 % and shortens the heating up times of the ironing bucks.
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.
The sewing machines of the future
The development of the design (in all fields) during the centuries is an interesting process. The concept for the look of the sewing machine has also changed during that time and now we'll take a look at our top 5 favorite innovative designs, presented during the last years, because they determine the future trends in sewing machines' design...
Association of Sewing and Design Professionals
Association's mission is 'to support individuals engaged in sewing and design related businesses, in both commercial and home-based settings' in a variety of specialties: custom clothing, formal and bridal wear, design, pattern making, tailoring and alterations, accessories, costumes, wearable art, image consulting, production sewing, teaching and other industry-related avenues.
Galia Lahav presents 'GALA BY GALIA LAHAV' - luxury ready-to-wear Bridal collection
Galia Lahav is a bridal and evening haute couture design house, which masters in the art of creating luxury dresses. Galia Lahav dresses are not modest rather extravagant and intricate in beautiful design. With her famous illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace, she has created a brand, which is a household name in bridal. All the dresses made in Galia’s studio are hand made by the top seamstresses in Israel and finest luxury sewing techniques. The brand can be found in over 40 stores around the world in Europe, Australia and the United States. Since the company was founded, Galia has been on a conquest to redefine fashion for women by creating worlds most sought out dresses.
"Virtuous" by DiDomenico Designs will be presented during Couture Fashion Week New York
Upcoming designer label DiDomenico Designs will present its latest collection during the prestigious Couture Fashion Week New York event. The runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 12, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the city that never sleeps.
Made-to-order - The future of the Bulgarian sewing industry
On May 15th at Richmart - one of the most modern factories for men's suits in Europe - was held a short conference about the future and the potential of the sewing industry in Bulgaria. Martin Yordanov - Richmart's owner and a business consultant - presented the Made-to-order system and the advantages that it can give to the Bulgarian industry.
Fashion Design Education: SITAM-AB School of Fashion Design and Applied Arts
SITAM-AB School of Fashion Design and Applied Arts, founded in 1970 in Thessaloniki, Greece, is one of the longest running and most successful training institutions in Greece in the field of Fashion and Design.
Trend Vision presents the trends in fabrics for Autumn 2015 Winter 2016
Trend Vision is a part of Premiere Vision. The truly global approach of different segments within one and the same brand demands ever more coherence: coherence in the approach to materials, colours, styles...In order to be more efficient, and in the best interest of brands, it now seems paramount to coordinate the marketing tools of the various supply industries.
Polish fashion at Poznan Fashion Fair
Poznań Fashion Fair, the most important event for the industry in Poland, will be held from 2nd to 4th September. It will include top brands, professional trainings and a preview of new trends.
Nearly 400 companies and brands from 17 countries, including Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, will present their collections during the upcoming edition of Poznań Fashion Fair. Visitors will have an opportunity to get familiar with the latest and forthcoming collections of clothing, footwear, leather goods and accessories. Traditionally, the event will be held on Poznań International Fair fairgrounds.
ANATOMY OF A SHIRT Spring Summer 2015 collection
Like a body composed of portions, the shirts arise from the symbiosis of each one of its pieces...”
The process begings each season with a rigorous selection of exclusive textiles from the best manufactures in the world, Italian, Egyptian, English, Spanish.
The new formula for success in the fashion industry
On the 17th of June, the manufacturer of menswear "Richmart" gave a press conference for their successful performance at the World Conference in Washington, organized by the consulting firm "Goldratt" from 8th to 11th June. The press conference was devoted to the prospects of the Bulgarian fashion industry's leading trends in men's fashion business and a short fashion show of men's suits.
Interview with Kinga Luks - menswear designer from Poland
Today we're going to present you Kinga Luks from Poland - one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.
Fashion and Fashion Management at Varna Free University
The specialty Fashion and Fashion Management is aimed at training future highly-qualified specialists in the following sub-specialties: Clothing and Clothing Accessory Design, Clothing Production, Fashion Advertising, Fashion Business Marketing and Management. All graduates can start a career as a clothing and clothing accessory designer, sewing industry constructor and technologist, stylist, fashion consultant, advertising expert, tutor, and marketing specialist in the fashion business, also possessing high qualification in the field of management. We present to you some models, made by students in the specialty Fashion and Fashion Management.
Top secrets for choosing a men`s suit revealed
First – select the right breast of the jacket. Single-breasted jacket with two buttons is probably the most popular style, but jackets with three or four buttons are also popular. Remember that fashion for men often changes like the women’s fashion.
Only tall and slim guys can wear formal double-breasted jackets, because they add volume to the figure and if you are fuller-figured man, they will make your body look fuller.
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
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...
The Balkans are the new profitable strategy of the fashion industry in Europe
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.
What is Haute Couture?
Haute couture refers to the designing, creating, and selling exclusive custom-made, high fashion women's clothes.
The term "haute couture" comes from the French language. Haute means "high" or "elegant", Couture means "sewing" or "dressmaking".
A business must be a member of the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris, which is regulated by the French Department of Industry, in order to be called a haute couture house.
Originally referred to French fashion and in France, now the term Haute Couture is also used loosely to describe all high-fashion custom-fitted clothing.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT