IN DEPTHFrom plastic we get polyester, from mushroom roots we get leather, and from dialogue we get inspiration to reinvent the textile industry. A panel discussion during Texworld trade fair provides a status report on the fields of recycling and upcycling, both of which seem to be having their moment […]

One thing was made clear at this month’s Ispo Munich 2019 fair: The sportswear industry is getting serious about sustainability, and more and more brands are pushing the hot topic to the top of their agenda. Snow chaos at the beginning of the fair Taking place between 3-6 February, Ispo Munich offered […]

Despite the gloomy economic outlook and uncertainty over Brexit, buyers seemed upbeat and ready to place healthy orders for a/w 19. Once again, finding commercial product at price points that offer value for money was top on retailers’ agendas, and thankfully this season brands didn’t disappoint, with […]

ROUNDUP London trade show Pure returned to Olympia for its a/w 19 edition, continuing its ‘festival of fashion’ theme. If looming Brexit and its associated uncertainty were on peoples’ minds, it didn’t show, as the atmosphere was generally bustling and the mood amongst brands and buyers seemed mostly […]

REPORT London - Whether it’s to predict upcoming trends or to keep up with the latest technical innovations, the fashion industry always seems to have its eyes firmly set on the future. That forward-thinking nature of the industry was on full display at this season’s Pure London. “The key thing is for […]

Never one to shy away from voicing her opinion, Katharine Hamnett took to the main stage of Pure London on Sunday evening to give a passionate speech about the state of the fashion industry, while criticising the government, fast-fashion brands and policy makers alike for their contributions to an industry […]

UK trade show Pure London has confirmed that MP and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Mary Creagh, will be taking to the main stage at this February event where she’ll be discussing sustainability in the fashion industry. Creagh will be speaking with journalist and sustainability expert […]

Pure Origin, the section of the Pure London trade show dedicated to fashion sourcing and manufacturing, has announced this year’s line-up of speakers and topics for its 10-12 February show. The event will be kicked off on Sunday with a talk by solution consultant from Lectra UK and Northern Europe, […]

Berlin’s fashion fairs had just closed their doors at the end of January when Jörg Wichmann opened the debate about their future. The CEO of Panorama trade fair announced plans that sounded almost revolutionary: Wichmann said in a statement that Panorama was going "on the offensive to meet the industry's […]

PRESENTATION New York - Texworld delivered a first look at important themes for S/S 2020 on day one of their biannual textile and sourcing event held in New York City this month. The presentation which was delivered by their Art Director, Louis Gerin, outlines the leading palettes and rising aesthetics […]

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