Fulgar, a centre of Made in Italy excellence and international textile sector leader in the production of man-made yarns, has for many years been committed to research, innovation and sustainability, and now adds traceability to the portfolio of key assets in its offer.
It is the first yarn to include the new Q-NOVA technology, an eco-friendly fibre by Fulgar that makes the company’s production processes more sustainable because it is obtained exclusively from regenerated raw materials using a mechanical rather than chemical process. The innovative yarn has also obtained a series of green certifications, including the Global Recycled Standard and Ecolabel EU. It is also now entered on the HIGG INDEX, an index assessing the environmental impact of a garment’s entire life cycle, developed by the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition).
“We’re proud to make a contribution to research in a field that’s so important to all of us – traceability”, says Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager of Fulgar. “Consumers are faced with frequent declarations attesting to the provenance and origins of textile fibres, but they are hard to verify. Now it will be possible to put our ideas into practice. Our ID system shows that traceability is a serious matter and means the entire supply chain must take on the responsibility”.
Pitti Immagine has launched a new digital preview of the fair’s protagonist brands and collections which allows companies to present their products in advance, thus increasing the opportunities for contact and visibility with buyers and press. This pilot project involving a selection of companies aims to further improve the Pitti Uomo experience and the visit to the fair by providing new tools for in-depth research. The project represents an evolution of the functions of the e-Pitti virtual fair.
Bringing you closer to nature is the framework summarizing the new sustainable outdoor concept by Danish brand KnowledgeCotton Apparel. A complete outdoor range based on sustainable materials, certified production methods and fair working conditions.
A large share of the KnowledgeCotton Apparel fans are found in the outdoor culture, consisting of active people who place a high demand on product function as well as on environmental considerations and fair production conditions. “With the new outdoor range, everyone can experience clean and functional clothing, offering optimal comfort and protection from the elements during activity – without any compromise on ‘true to nature’ values,” says Johan Andrén, Communication & Development Manager.
The sustainable outdoor range is based on carefully selected material technologies, ranging from certified organic cotton fabrics to technical materials including recycled nylon and polyester. Shell layer jackets, shirts and overshirts, and hiking pants and shorts are part of the concept. It also features premium wetsuits and board shorts for various watersports, as well as hiking backpacks made of recycled materials. Through co-labs with independent board companies sharing the same values, there will also be Knowledge branded surfboards and skateboards available.
True to the KnowledgeCotton Apparel ‘spirit of tomorrow’, the sustainable outdoor concept is an honest effort to create the next generation of clean outdoor clothing – bringing you closer to nature. The outdoor range will be launched as part of the Spring/Summer 2020 collection. To learn more about the collection and the ‘spirit of tomorrow’ philosophy behind it, please contact Johan Andrén, Communication & Development Manager or visit knowledgecottonapparel.com.
Knitwear with natural yarns and high gauges, as well as “vintage” effects due to various garment dyeing techniques. Lightweight shirts in cool cotton, linen and viscose with striped and flower prints feature comfort and fashion in a single garment. Denim with a wide range of wearability and washes: from bleached to intense indigo blue, from greys to various shades of black are available. Shoulderwear in a contemporary style: practical light and unlined jackets as well as ‘wind proof’ and ‘rain proof’ jackets. Chinos with and without pleats declined in yarn-dyed, piece-dyed or “microstructured” fabrics. “Enzyme wash” washes and “tintocapo” effects. Practical Bermuda shorts with floral prints to emphasize the relentless summer mood. “Graphic tees” and polo shirts in jersey, piqué with knitted knitwear inserts and “shirt” collars.
Kering is making a commitment that the group’s Houses will only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults at their fashion shows and photo sessions, as of 2020 (fall-winter 2020/2021 fashion shows).
“As a global Luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our Houses. We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the Luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit,” declared François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering.
The charter on the working relations and well-being of models drawn up by Kering and LVMH in 2017 has already led to progress in the Luxury sector, notably by introducing a minimum age of 16 for models. This new step signals further progress in Kering’s continued commitment to women.
“In our view, the physiological and psychological maturity of models aged over 18 seems more appropriate to the rhythm and demands that are involved in this profession. We are also aware of the role-model element that images produced by our Houses can represent for certain groups of people,” declared Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs at Kering.
On May 9th, the very first capsule collection “ANNAKIKI FOR HUAWEI” which were co-created by ANNAKIKI’s Creative Director ANNA YANG with the assistance of HUAWEI P30 Pro’s artificial intelligence was shown and exhibited at HUAWEI’s Fashion Flair event in Via Tortona 27, Milan, Italy.
The capsule collection ANNAKIKI FOR HUAWEI has also kept several iconic silhouettes such as oversize suits, multi sleeves, wave sleeves or puff sleeve. Many handcrafting technics were also involved during the development of this collection, handmade knitting, layered bows, pleats and drilling technology all present the perfections of the details.
Upon the departure of Hamit Yenici, Calik Denim has appointed Fatih Doğan as its new general manager.
Doğan joined Calik Denim in 2001 as account specialist and has worked in various executive positions since then, with the most recent position being deputy general manager from 2016.
In line with its policy to open-source its sustainability practices, Kering has published its new animal welfare standards in order to ensure and verify the humane treatment of animals across the Group’s supply chains. The Kering Animal Welfare Standards are the first-ever set of full standards covering animal welfare for luxury and fashion and aim to drive positive change in industry practices, and beyond.
“Improving the welfare of animals must be an imperative for our industry and Kering wants to amplify the focus of attention from a few species to all of the animals, including livestock, within fashion’s global supply chains,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International institutional affairs, Kering. “Reflecting François-Henri Pinault’s vision, our standards are aligned with our commitment to a holistic approach to sustainability, which means having best practices that encompass animals in our supply chains, wildlife around them and biodiversity conservation more broadly. We hope for widespread adoption of the standards through collaborating with our suppliers, our peers in luxury, the fashion industry at large, and with the food sector, in these shared supply chains to ultimately shift how we, as a society, treat animals and nature.”
New York Denim Days, taking place on June 8thand 9th 2019, is the denim and shopping focused two-day festival that will feature a diverse mix of activations, brands and collaborations designed to spotlight the distinct and universal nature of indigo.TENCEL branded fibers by Lenzing returns as New York Denim Days’ title sponsor.
“We have developed some creative ways of displaying our theme, ‘Denim From the Ground Up,’ for this edition of New York Denim Days with an interactive display and several places for great photo-ops,” said Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development – Denim.“Together with our brand partners 3×1, Athleta, Garbage by Marta Goldschmied, and Triarchy, we will build the World of TENCEL™ Denim with styles to suit every consumer lifestyle. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of festivities!”
Some highlights for the upcoming edition include:
Denim Talks Speaker Series presented by Advance Denim: Denim Days will welcome a selection of speakers from within high industry ranks for the Denim Talks speaker series featuring Q&As, panels and lectures.
Morning Yoga With Athleta
June 9, 10:30AM + 11:30AM
Join us on 18th Street for two sessions of alfresco yoga taught by Athleta’s in-house yoga instructors. The $10 sign-up fee includes participation in a yoga class, a free denim yoga mat and bag, plus an entrance ticket to New York Denim Days. Attendees must register to participate, as space is limited. Tickets available HERE and at www.denim-days.com.
Kids Fashion Show – “Our Future In Denim”: “We believe the children are our future. Join us to see mini denim lovers sporting the latest denim fashions from OshKosh B’gosh, Athleta Girl, Indi-Kids, Trico Fields and more. All looks will be shopable at New York Denim Days.”
Rare Sneaker Exhibit: @Just4kicksdailywill be showcasing an exhibit of its rare collection of sneakers and bringing together a crew of sneaker customizers.
Artistic Moments Throughout: Moon Heemin, graphic artist and 3D creator will be back to unveil his latest work presented by Artistic Milliners. The fabrics for the collaboration will be from Artistic Milliners’ recently launched “RESPECT: 100% Recycled Denim” Concept”.
Anna Weber, artist and denim designer will be showcasing her latest stop-motion art created specifically for Denim Days Festival. Her collection of thread art works previously featured in Sourcing Journal will also be on display at New York Denim Days.
Nike has unveiled a new AR feature within its app that will help users find their perfect shoe fit. The new feature uses a combination of computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and recommendation algorithms into one scanning action. Using your smartphone’s camera, Nike Fit will scan your feet, collecting 13 data points mapping your foot morphology for both feet within a matter of seconds. This hyper-accurate scan of your unique foot dimension can then be stored in your NikePlus member profile and easily used for future shopping online and in-store.You can also use Nike Fit in a Nike retail store. This experience leverages a specially developed Nike Fit mat (rather than a wall) and allows store athletes to help recommend the best fit for whatever Nike shoe you’re shopping.
“Nike Fit is a transformative solution and an industry first — using a digital technology to solve for massive customer friction. In the short term, Nike Fit will improve the way Nike designs, manufactures and sells shoes — product better tailored to match consumer needs. A more accurate fit can contribute to everything from less shipping and fewer returns to better performance. The ultimate goal is to, eventually, totally personalize product. No number, no gender, just your name and a custom-made pair of shoes.