MICAM Milano prepares for September 2020 edition

MICAM Milano prepares for September 2020 edition

MICAM Milano has started to prepare for the coming edition to be held at the Rho trade-fair centre from 20 to 23 September, with the aim of providing an opportunity for the industry to get restarted after a difficult period for the world’s economy.

While the fair organisers work to prepare an event that will hopefully provide both Italian and foreign footwear companies with a springboard to recovery, following the difficult period the whole sector has gone through during the health emergency, the creative concept behind MICAM’s brand image for 2020 continues to be developed.

In this way, the second chapter in the #micamtales series, dedicated this year to MICAM in Wonderland, also becomes a sign that the event does not stop, and that it intends to go on providing those in the footwear market with important business and trade opportunities. The protagonist of the fairy-tale we were introduced to in February reappears once again in the September edition, at the centre of a series of curious events that take place in an enchanted garden: a tea drunk in the company of a white rabbit, a party that goes awry despite the fervid preparations, or a bizarre attempt to paint white roses red.

Over the coming weeks the fair will confirm a number of other new initiatives for the September edition aimed at sustaining the sector, while in these difficult months Assocalzaturifici has never stopped listening and supporting the Italian footwear companies

Diesel North America names new CEO

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Diesel North America names new CEO

Effective immediately, Patrick Valeo has been named as Diesel North America’s new CEO. Reporting to global CEO Massimo Piombini, he will lead the brand forward focusing on growth throughout.

Most recently Valeo was president of the Americas and global head of commercial sales at MCM. Prior to that, he was president and COO of SMCP, vice president retail at Dolce & Gabbana and vice president retail at Gucci Americas.

LOEWE foundation postpones its Craft Prize Awards

LOEWE foundation postpones its Craft Prize Awards

In light of the far-reaching effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the LOEWE FOUNDATION and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs have taken the decision to postpone the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize until Spring 2021.

The annual Craft Prize was launched by the LOEWE FOUNDATION in 2016 to celebrate excellence and innovation in modern craftsmanship, and recognise artists whose talent, vision and innovation promise to set a new standard for the future. The LOEWE FOUNDATION’s commitment to craft remains as strong as ever and we’ll continue to support craft during this difficult period, through projects including LOEWE EN CASA — a series of online events and workshops from leading figures in the world of art and craft, hosted on LOEWE’s Instagram.

The fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize brings together a diverse array of objects that embody a commitment to experimentation.

Missoni appoints new CEO

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Missoni appoints new CEO

Missoni has appointed Livio Proli as their new CEO. Proli had a lengthy tenure at Giorgio Armani where he held the positions general manager and managing director. He departed from all of his Giorgio Armani affiliated roles last year.

Proli will be the first ever CEO of Missoni. In addition to being a family owned company, Italian fund FSI also has a 41.2 percent stake in Missoni.

Première Vision announces next steps for September 2020

Première Vision announces next steps for September 2020

In light of the health and economic crisis the world has been experiencing over the past several weeks, Première Vision has taken a firm position to making a strong strategic commitment to a severely impacted fashion industry. In an expression of solidarity with its exhibitors and brands, the group has launched a series of measures to actively support and assist the sector in preparation for the resumption of business operations.

-Confirmation of the Première Vision Paris show next September.
-Modification of some show calendars to ensure their smooth operation given relevant health constraints, with some being re-thought and adapted to the situation: Made in France Première Vision, Denim Première Vision, Blossom Première Vision, Première Vision New York, Première Vision Sport.
-Easing of registration conditions for exhibitors.
-Free access for visitors.
-Simplification and lifting of charges for digital services on the Première Vision Marketplace.
-Accelerated digitisation of show services and content: products, seasonal fashion information, webinars, etc.

Gilles Lasbordes, General Manager of Première Vision said: “We, along with fashion manufacturers and brands, fully share a desire to work together in emerging from this crisis, which is having such a severe impact on the industry. We have explored every possible option to provide tangible support to the market. First, we believe that companies will have a vital need to come together again to help re-launch businesses that, in some cases, have been dramatically weakened. And this, of course, must be done in compliance with the health precautions that will be in effect. At the same time, we very quickly took the decision to provide an online digital version of the fashion information prepared for our exhibitors, to ensure our on-going creative support. Looking ahead to September, we will be taking even further steps. Already, as of mid-March, we have made it free for our exhibitors to showcase an unlimited number of their products on the Marketplace, to help them remain in contact with their clients, provide samples and fulfil orders. Lastly, for Première Vision Paris, we have pushed back the registration process as late as possible, and relaxed their conditions as well. We have decided to assume 100% of the risks of cancellation of the show, should holding it be banned by the authorities. Our teams are currently fully committed and mobilised with the industry to face the new challenges that lie ahead.”

Tommy Hilfiger contributes to COVID-19 relief with donation and capsule collection

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Tommy Hilfiger contributes to COVID-19 relief with donation and capsule collection

Tommy Hilfiger has announced the donation of more than 10,000 classic white T-shirts to support public health efforts in Europe and the United States. These in-kind contributions aim to support healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients, as their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can get so warm that it causes them to change T-shirts up to three times a shift. This donation is part of the company’s pledge to support individuals and communities impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic.

To show solidarity with those on the frontlines, Tommy Hilfiger is also launching a capsule collection of limited edition white T-shirts and sweatshirts designed in collaboration with consumers. Fans of the brand can visit @TommyHilfiger or @TommyJeans on Instagram to vote on their favorite designs until Thursday, April 30. Launching in May, the winning styles will be available for purchase on tommy.com in select markets, with 100% of proceeds going to global COVID-19 relief efforts.

“As we’re all facing these extraordinary circumstances, standing together is the strongest way forward,” said Tommy Hilfiger. We’re committed to give back and provide help where it’s needed the most. Never has our spirit of determined optimism been more present than it is today. We encourage everyone to continue supporting those supporting us by staying home.”

View Premium Selection cancels July 2020 edition

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View Premium Selection cancels July 2020 edition

VIEW Premium Selection has cancelled its July 2020 edition. Upon conducting a survey, it showed that the majority of the market has no need for a preview textile fair in this extraordinary situation, as most of the new collections cannot be developed in time due to confirmed production delays. Moreover, the ban on major events and travel restrictions, which are likely to remain in place for some time, does not allow for the necessary planning for this B2B event in July.

“Based on these valuable insights and the feedback of experts and producers against the background of current developments, we are compelled to cancel VIEW Premium Selection on July 14 – 15, 2020. This decision is a very difficult one for us. We deeply regret that we will not be able to hold our beloved VIEW this summer – especially since we know how important it is for the textile industry to exchange personal information and resume business relations as quickly as possible. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors, visitors and our service companies for their great loyalty, optimism and trust in us at all times which we greatly appreciate. We’re continuing to do our best to provide an optimal platform as soon as possible.” -Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

“Our goal now is to be able to organise MUNICH FABRIC START from 01 – 03 September 2020 followed by VIEW Premium Selection from 08 – 09 December 2020. Of course, following the necessary pre- cautions, which includes ongoing integrated hygiene measures as well as controlled visitor guidance and minimum distance rules on site. Together with various specialists, we are currently working on a step-by-step plan with specific recommendations for action on the implementation of trade fairs which take into account any official regulations.”- Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START

Berwich creates new trousers capsule collectionBerwich creates new trousers capsule collectionBerwich creates new trousers capsule collection

Berwich creates new trousers capsule collection

Berwich has created a capsule collection of trousers called Bibliotheca, as archive and research, together with Lacerba, well-known boutique in Rimini, composed of three fits for the contemporary and cosmopolitan man: trousers without or with one pleat and the cargo. These trousers, made of rustic coarse-grained fabrics such as herringbone, blends of linen, canvas and twisted cotton, are available in natural colors such as beige, tobacco and khaki.

Closed publishes sustainability report

Closed publishes sustainability report

Sustainability has formed a central role in Closed’s mission since the outset. Now they are presenting their first sustainability report with a brief retrospective glance.This successful history of the long-established and close partnerships Closed have nurtured paved the ground for key foundations for the high quality of Closed fashions. The secret to the quality of their garments and accessories lies in how they understand the concept of sustainability, now more than ever, they mention.

“We are convinced that a crucial aspect of sustainability is lower, but better consumption. It is our goal to produce carefully made, thoughtfully designed favourites for our customers to happily wear again and again, instead of constantly buying new fast fashion items. As a fashion company with a strong focus on denim, the first logical step was for us concentrate on turning out our jeans with greater environmental awareness, by reducing water and electricity consumption and virtually eliminating chemicals. In 2018, we launched our own eco-friendly denim line A BETTER BLUE together with our Italian denim partners. The Everest laundry and Candiani, the so-called greenest mill in the blue world, are pioneers in producing sustainable denim and constantly devising innovative eco-friendly fabrics and new low-impact dyeing and wash- ing processes. We are extremely pleased that our partners share their great expertise with us in order to support our ambitious goal: making our A BETTER BLUE jeans an eco-friendly product from the fabric down to the last stitch, while sustain- ing the same high quality, look and feel character of typical Closed jeans. It is a great achievement that we have managed to do this. With eco-friendly dyeing processes and low-impact washing methods, we saved at least 2,793,213 litres of water (almost 20,000 bathtubs), 265,424 kWh of electricity and 31,576 kg of chemicals in comparison to our conventionally produced jeans since A BETTER BLUE was rolled out. So far, we have recorded 91,526 A BETTER BLUE products.”

“In 2019, the line was extended by other sustainable materials like organic cotton and recycled elastane to further cut back on even more water and electricity and further limit the use of pesticides and fertilisers. Shortly after its launch, A BETTER BLUE raised the benchmark for production of sustainable products in the international denim industry. But we do not intend to stop here: our aim is to extend the range of A BETTER BLUE products for men and women every season like in autumn/winter 2020 with two thirds of our men’s jeans being part of our eco-friendly line. We are also increasing the volume of sustainable materials in the rest of our collection, e.g. all men’s jackets in autumn/winter 2020 are made completely of recycled fabrics.”

“Documenting and comparing all the facts and numbers in this report will help us foster improvements towards sustain- ability at Closed and boost awareness for this significant topic within our organisation, among our partners and with our customers. To show you that we care.”

  • Our eco-friendly line. A BETTER BLUE cuts back water and electricity consumption and reduces emissions and the amount of chemicals added. The goal to produce thoroughly sustainable jeans from the initial idea involves both innovative, recycled and organic materials and low- impact washing methods and dyeing techniques. Every season sees a rise in the volume of A BETTER BLUE products for men and women that we produce.
  • Sustainable materials. We also incorporate an increasing amount of organic cotton and eco-friendly materials (e.g. lyocell) in the rest of our collections.
  • Local fabrics. To avoid air transport wherever possible and minimise our carbon footprint by keeping transport routes between suppliers short, the majority of our partners select local fabrics. Our Italian denim is being sewn together and washed in Italy, while most of our shirts and blouses are made from Portuguese cotton in Portugal. Our Asian partners have the expertise to handle Japanese qualities or technical Chinese fabrics.
  • Code of Conduct. Closed’s Code of Conduct adhered to by all of our production partners enables us to rely on an official document that guarantees: no child labour, fair and statutory wages, paid overtime, safe and hygienic working conditions, fixed working hours and a maximum 48-hour working week. Every partner signs the Code of Conduct twice annually. Green energy. We consume green energy from renewable energy sources in our offices, warehouses and shops.

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The Dupont Sorona launch The Fabric Common Thread Certification Program

The Dupont Sorona launch The Fabric Common Thread Certification Program

The Dupont Sorona brand team is launching a new brand architecture and hangtag program designed to bring simplicity of choice and fabric confidence to designers and apparel brands. New fabric collections offered by mills are tested and certified through the DuPont Sorona Fabric Common Thread Certification Program to assure the fabrics have the unique molecular footprint of partially plant-based Sorona polymer as well as meet key fabric performance attributes. Starting now, apparel brands and designers will be able to request that mills provide their DuPont Sorona Fabric Common Thread Certificate to show their Sorona fabrics truly have the unique fabric performance and feeling that Sorona fibers provide.

“Fiber producers are able to create many unique constructions from Sorona®polymer enabling a wide variety of textiles exhibiting diverse performance properties from wrinkle-resistant outerwear fabrics to lightweight breathable insulation products, permanent stretch and recovery, and newly launched Sorona faux fur,” explains DuPont Biomaterials Global Marketing Director Renee Henze. “We are committed to ensuring that mills, designers and brands have clarity on our offering and that they can trust the source of the materials when they’re choosing fabrics using Sorona.”

New fabrics which are certified through the Common Thread Fabric Certification Program will provide the Sorona fabric performance characteristics that designers and apparel brands are searching for.