E-commerce is the buzzword on the industry's lips right now, with so many brick-and-mortar stores closing and longstanding retail institutions, namely department stores, investing heavily into their e-commerce and digital operations. For independent retailers and small shops, trade shows have been a […]

REPORT London - Leading British fashion trade fair Pure London was back this week, with over 800 brands spanning womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, footwear and accessories descending on the UK capital to showcase their latest collections. As expected, the womenswear section, occupying the main hall […]

Sustainable fashion is having a moment. With increasing interest from conventional retailers, the topic is becoming less of a niche and more of a mainstream industry focus, as proved by Berlin’s fashion fairs at the start of July. A colorful, frayed patchwork denim jacket, an oversized sea blue straw […]

REPORT London - “Fashion is on such a messily over-consumptive model that we have sort of lost the joy of it, and we have to collectively find a way to bring the joy back,” said British fashion designer and owner of Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, Patrick Grant, during his keynote talk at Pure London […]

Peruvian clothing manufacturers are eyeing the European market. They specialise in the manufacture of knitwear made of alpaca wool and Pima cotton, both premium products from their country. To date, the manufacturers have produced mainly for the US market, but now they are attracting the attention of […]

The German capital’s fashion fairs have long been success stories - but the general problems of the industry finally caught up with them this season. For years, visitors had swarmed the halls of the main events Premium and Panorama, but it was noticeably calmer this time round. The organisers did not […]

Moncler CEO Remo Ruffini has taken a brilliant new idea in regards to employee innovation: a hackathon. 450 Moncler employees from around the world will gather in Milan tomorrow with the goal of multiple minds coming together to generate new ideas. The 24 hour hackathon will take place in Lombard, Italy, […]

ANALYSIS Kingpins, the international denim tradeshow, has come and gone, and the conversation on everyone's lips this season was, of course, sustainability. The purpose of tradeshows is to give buyers a chance to peruse and learn about new season offerings and shop for their stores. While Instagram […]

Sneakerness was back in the Dutch capital last weekend, bringing together a collection of the industry’s biggest brands, shops and private sellers for what has become Europe’s biggest event dedicated to sneakers. Running between 1-2 June, the show kicked off on Saturday and marked its biggest Amsterdam […]

Those who believe that the textile industry in Europe is no longer relevant were proved wrong by the two trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt, which just came to an end. Euphoric mood and buzz words Techtextil and Texprocess are not exactly fairs that cause enthusiasm by those in charge […]

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